The Diocese of Richmond implements the need expressed by the Catholic Church to sufficiently train and support her catechists by offering a catechist training program called Pathways. All parish catechists in our diocese are invited to attend this one-day, instructor-led, interactive program of prayer, learning, and reflection.  This training is for all who lend a helping hand on the faith to adults, youth, and children in our parishes. Locations and offering vary, but are available on the diocesan website at



The protection of minors and the provision of a safe environment for all programs of the Catholic Church in which minors are present, is the utmost concern of the Diocese of Richmond and our parish.  In pursuing this goal, all who are 18 years or older who serve in programs which involve children or youth, are provided training in safe environment issues through VIRTUS, a national training program.  These sessions are held at Blessed Sacrament as well as other various locations around the Diocese. It is a free program.


WHAT WE ARE OFFERING​/Lo que Estamos Ofreciendo

Children's Church

(Ages 3-5)

Takes place during the 10:00am and 1:00pm Masses. 

Elementary RE (Grades 1-5)

11:30-12:40 each Sunday listed on the RE calendar (above).   Children are divided by their current grade.

Middle School Youth Group
(Grades 6-8)

11:30-12:40 each Sunday listed on the YM Calendar (above) in the Holy Family Center.

High School Youth Group
(Grades 9-12)

Every other Thursday evening at HFC from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We are emphasizing small group connections and time together in Adoration this year. Please check the Youth Ministry calendar above for specific dates.



Using Dynamic Catholic's Decision Point program and workbook, we meet for 10 classes total, twice a month for one hour and 15 minutes. Sundays from 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Must be 15 years old by Jan. 1, 2023 and baptized. Must also be enrolled in Life Teen this year. Must attend a Confirmation retreat.


Begins in November, dates and time TBD.

For children at least 7 years old and unbaptized.


Must have completed RE last year and also be enrolled this year in addition to CHICCA classes. 

First Holy Communion

Offered Monday evenings 6:30-7:30pm Jan-March

Must be at least 7 years-old and baptized.


Must have completed RE last year and also be enrolled this year in addition to First Communion classes.


Information Coming Soon!

Please click the button above for further information

on training to become a volunteer for these programs.