Church of the Good Shepherd - Smithfield Virginia
Coronavirus Update from the Bishop
As of Monday, March 16, 2020, 2:00PM, all public Masses, including Sundays, Holy Days and weekday Masses are suspended until further notice.
Church OPEN for Personal Prayer:
Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Good Friday 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
*This is for individual (family) prayer only.
Why do Catholics cover crucifixes and statues during Lent?
Parish volunteers covered our crucifix in the Sanctuary this week. Go to:
to find out why.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
For updated information on the coronavirus, the Diocese of Richmond has created a web page. Visit the following website below for more information.
Sunday Mass with Bishop Knestout
**Bishop Barry C. Knestout will live stream his private celebration of Sunday Mass at 10:00 AM until further notice for the faithful. For further details, visit www.richmonddiocese.org/livestream
Due to the suspension of Mass you may watch daily Mass online at:
and then offer this prayer:
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Additional resources to support prayer and worship can be found here:
Reconciliation: By appointment.