PO Box 83, Quinque, VA 22965 (Mailing Address) | 6562 Amicus Rd, Ruckersville, VA 22968, US

(434) 985-3929

Rev. Fr. Michael Mugomba, Administrator, 804.484.2806

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About Us

Shepherd of the Hills is a vibrant Roman Catholic community in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Our Mission:  "To make disciples through the teachings and ministry of Jesus the Good Shepherd.  We are committed to celebrate the Word and Sacraments and to be of service to God's family."

MASS STREAMING THIS SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020 9:00 AM on Facebook

You can watch Mass streamed Live on our Facebook page beginning Sunday, April 5th beginning at 9:00 AM.


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We will return to mass in church on sunday, may 31, 2020

Mass will begin at 8:30 AM.  PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE EARLY AS THE DOORS WILL BE SHUT WHEN MASS BEGINS.

The button below will take you to the  information and guidelines from the Diocese that  you need to know before you come to church.

About Us

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CELEBRATE SUNDAY MASS LIVE ONLINE

Join us for a live streaming of Sunday Mass each Sunday at 8:30 AM on the Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church Facebook Page.


A handy Guide to  help follow the Mass and an Online Prayer Card are available to download and printed on our Bulletin and Info Page.

Mass will also be available on our Facebook page for later viewing.

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NEW PROCEDURES FOR RETURNING TO CHURCH

Even though the Diocese is allowing us to attend Mass beginning this Sunday, there are a few things you will need to know before you come to church,   Here's what you need to know:

ARRIVE EARLY:  You will be met by ushers before entering the church and will be asked three simple questions pertaining to health.  Because this new process will take some time, you are asked to plan on arriving around 8:00.  Once Mass begins, the ushers will go inside.  No late-comers will be admitted.

WATCH FOR GUIDANCE FROM THE USHERS: From entering the church to the Communion process and even leaving after Mass, new procedures have been put in place to maintain social distancing.  Ushers will direct you where to sit and will fill the church from front to back.  Couples and families should enter with all members of your group at the same time. Wait for the Usher to direct you to Communion as well as to exit the church after Mass.   

KEEP YOUR FACE COVERED:  Face coverings are required for all persons over the age of 10 years.  There will be no exceptions. 

NEW COMMUNION PROCEDURE:  Rows will now exit from the side aisles. With your face coverings on, you will exit the pew towards the outside, walk towards the back of the church, then come up the center aisle to receive communion.   All while keeping at least a 6 foot distance between yourself and the person in front of you. After Father Michael or Deacon Paul hands you a host, please keep it in your hand and step to the side where you will see the tape on the floor in the shape of a cross.  That is where you should stand, face the altar, remove your face covering, and consume the host.  Then put your face covering back on and walk back to your pew.  

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE AT ALL TIMES.  Be sure to keep 6' from yourself and other folks not in your family group.  This applies to where you sit and how closely you follow others.  Parents, please keep your children with you at all times. 

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TAKING CARE OF OUR NEIGHBORS

Donations can  be made to Feeding Greene; 41A Ford Ave., Stanardsville.  More information can be found at:  http://www.feedinggreeneinc.org

NOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DONATIONS ONLINE

Even though we aren't gathering for Mass each week, our parish still has financial needs.  You can send your donations to the parish mailing address or use this link and make your donations online.

Cursillo

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WOMEN'S CURSILLO POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER

Cursillo  is a Spanish word meaning "little course."  It refers to a short course in Christian living.  The Cursillo Movement is made up of individuals who have participated in similar short courses by attending a weekend and endeavor to apply Christian principles in their daily lives.


We have several Fourth Day Groups at Shepherd of the Hills.  For information on meeting times and places, please contact Monica Waugh at mfarnerwaugh@gmail.com.

The purpose of these weekends is to help practicing Christians:

  • Renew and strengthen their love of Jesus
  • Grow in Faith, knowledge and personal holiness.
  • Bring Christian Values to all environments and people with whom they come into contact and make those values the pattern for their own lives.

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Click below for information about Valley Cursillo