Campus Ministers

Farewell Letter From Rich

Dear students,

Working with Catholic Campus Ministry at VCU has been such a great joy over these last 3 years. I have loved watching you all grow in your relationship with the Lord and in friendship with one another. I am sad to announce today that I will be leaving CCM in March. My family and I will be moving to Fredericksburg, Virginia to be closer to family and I will be taking a position with Geico Insurance. 

Thank you all for such a great experience at VCU. Please be assured of my prayers and let me know if I or my family can do anything to help you. 

Sincerely in Christ,

Richard Girardin

Cathedral Staff

Fr. Tony Marques, Rector of the Cathedral

I have been a priest for 14 years and am excited to be the new rector of the cathedral. My hope is that each student would experience the love of God signified by the title of the beautiful church next door: the Sacred Heart of Jesus. My previous assignments have been at Blessed Sacrament parish and James Madison University, Harrisonburg; St. Timothy’s, Tappahannock; Sacred Heart, Danville; and St. Benedict’s, Richmond. I like being outdoors (hiking especially), running, and reading (mostly history). I enjoy a strong cup of coffee and am a devoted Bruce Springsteen fan.


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