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Welcome to our Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth & Chesapeake website. Please feel free to explore and learn more about each of our four parishes and our wide range of ministries. Our Cluster provides a welcoming Christ-centered environment for everyone who desires to follow the teaching of Jesus Christ by offering the Sacraments and Scriptures under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We want to welcome you not only to our website but also to our churches.

We want you to know we are here to support you and your loved ones through our prayer and action.

Inclement Weather Update 1/23/16

Due to the inclement weather, children’s and youth formation for Sunday, January 24th is canceled at all parishes.  Altar server training at St. Paul is also canceled.  Masses will be held as scheduled.  Parishioners are encouraged to use good judgment in determining safety of travel.

Important Information

Cluster Ash Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
9:00 a.m. at Holy Angels
12:10 p.m. at St. Paul
7:00 p.m. at Resurrection
7:00 p.m. at St. Mary

Christian Formation Registration

Registration is now open for Christian Formation for children and youth.  Please select “Children’s Formation” for children grades Pre-K through 5th and “Youth Formation” for youth in grades 6-12.  If you have questions regarding Children’s Formation, contact Kristi Harriman at  If you have questions regarding Youth Formation, contact Sharon Katzman at

*Note:  Christian Formation is a Cluster expense, meaning that St. Paul pays all fees up front and then is reimbursed by the other parishes.  Because of this, no matter which parish you register for formation in, fees will be paid to St. Paul.


Children’s Formation

Youth Formation


Calendars for the Formation year may be downloaded below:

PreK – 5th Christian Formation Calendar 2015-2016

6th-12th Christian Formation Calendar 2015-2016

Farewell Potluck Pictures

Louantha Kerr has shared photos of the farewell potluck.  To view the photos, visit

Thank you to all who attended for making it a memorable celebration.

Jennifer Glymph Sings National Anthem

Jennifer Glymph, Pastoral Musician for Resurrection and St. Mary, sang the National Anthem at the Norfolk Admirals’ playoff game versus the Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday, April 30th at 7:15 pm at Norfolk Scope.

Ten Minute Bible Study


Ascension Press and The Great Adventure Bible Study Series present Ten Minute Bible Studies.  Take ten minutes per day to immerse yourself in scripture and learn more about God’s great plan of salvation through Christ.  Click here to sign up for the free program.

Help Your Parish

Good Shop

Support your parish when you search or shop online!

Search with GoodSearch, Shop with GoodShop,

Dine with GoodDining
Here’s an easy way to raise money for your parish.  GoodSearch is a powerful Yahoo-powered search engine that donates a penny to your favorite cause every time you do a search. is an online shopping and coupon portal that donates a percentage of every item purchased from more than 2,600 top online retailers like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Target and Macy’s.   You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your parish.  GoodDining is an everyday dine-out-for-charity program that donates up to 6% of the bill to your charity when you eat at any of the 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide.  Here’s the web site —   You can also read about Goodsearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.


So, how do you start?  Just start using Yahoo! powered as your search engine!  Simply downloading the GoodSearch toolbar  is a great way to help us raise funds every time you search the web or shop online—all without spending a cent.


If you have questions, please contact Shaylyn Baker, Director of Adult Formation & Communications, at or 757-484-7335.


For questions concerning the Cluster Website, contact the webmaster via email .