Upcoming Schedule Changes

•   Both priests are traveling during the month of August. Please watch the Mass schedule.
•   Aug. 15, the High Mass will be in Rockville at the Convent of the Visitation Sisters at 2 pm
​•   Parish Office Closed, Aug. 15th

Aug. 13—Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

There will be a Holy Hour with a recitation of a meditative Rosary immediately following the High Mass from 12:30 pm—1:30 pm.

Holy Day of Obligation Feast of the Assumption—Aug. 15

We will have Low Masses at 7 am & 6 pm. Our High Mass will be held at the Convent of the Visitation Sisters in Rockville. Everyone is welcome to attend the Mass at 2 pm. Mother Superior is inviting all the girls and young women to meet with the sisters in the parlor after Mass

Greater Richmond School of Music Performance in Fr. Adrian Hall

Sun., Aug. 13, 10 am. The Ward Schola, directed by Colleen Crafton and including some St. Joseph parishioners, is scheduled to sing a Mass at the Sanctuary of Fatima, Portugal on October 13. They are coming to perform a mini recital between the Masses and to raise funds for their trip. Checks can be made out to “St. Joseph’s Peters-burg” and the memo line marked “Fatima Pilgrim-age.” For questions call 804-690-8925, to donate online visit www.wardcentre.org/fatima Checks can be mailed to 9990 Hoke Brady Rd., Henrico, VA 23231.

Mass Intention Limit Change

With our backlog completely cleared, we find ourselves with room to spare. We are therefore raising the limit to 8 Masses per family per calendar year.

Women’s Retreat

Monday, Aug. 14 — Sat. Aug. 19 (Begins at 5:30 PM with dinner on Monday; concludes after lunch on Saturday). Location: San Damiano Spiritual Life Center (White Post, Virginia). Accommodations: private room with a private bath. Cost: $415, includes meals, room and board. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due in order to hold your place; first-come, first-serve; must be 18 years of age or older. (Limit 20 women). Transportation: not provided. Father Buckley will provide a copy of the Spiritual Exercises for each retreatant to borrow. Contact: For questions or to make a reservation: AimeeLNichols@gmail.com. She is happy to provide additional details about the retreat.

Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Devotion

In order to truly convert with all our hearts to Our Lord and lay up treasures in heaven, let us spend some time with Our Lord in the small chapel daily by praying the Chaplet of the 7 Sorrows of Our Lady, with a 20 minute mental prayer added. Let us console the Mother who is consoling her son. The schedule is as follows: Mon, Tues., Thurs., and Saturday: 8 am in the Little Chapel. To join, or for more info, please contact Muriel: 804-819-0920, murielwk@gmail.com

Business Bulletin Board

Submit a 1/2 sheet ad (5.5”x8.5”) to the OFFICE for inclusion on the board and the parish website. More info: Simone Jansen (804) 878-3527, 7jansens@gmail.com.

Apostolate of Mary, Mother of Priests

Every 3rd Saturday of the month this apostolate attends the 9 am Mass and then meets in the small chapel to pray for vocations, priests, and seminarians. For more information call Louise Caouette-Diman (401) 339-5111

Rosary Making Bee

4th Tuesday of each month at 11am in the Social Room. Newbie's welcome.

Hospital Rosary Apostolate

The rosary is recited on CCTV at St. Francis Hospital on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm. We need more volunteers to lead. Please call Andria Morris to join the group.

Online Donations

Additional categories to which you may allocate a specific amount (i.e. Easter, Easter Flowers) have been added. Please access and review your account. Should you wish to donate Easter flowers in memory of someone, please submit a list to the Office since no notations may be added online. Again, thank you to those who are using this service. If you wish to begin this service, please remember that you need to create a new password as is it different from our website. Please call the office if you experience any problems.

Don't Forget the Unborn

Parishioners are reminded to join fellow pro-life Catholics each first and third Saturday at 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. to pray the Rosary at the abortion mill at Boulevard and Grove in Richmond. This is an important witness to the sanctity of human life and can often convince a mother to preserve the life of her child. Those parishioners who have been there can testify to the efficaciousness of their prayer. For additional information, call Patrick Latimer at 262-7628. Please join the 2013 Public Square Rosary Crusade. As we all know, the United States is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion. We must ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother.

The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

Please support the formation of Holy Catholic priests with the priestly vocations assistance campaign. Your contribution is tax-deductible & 100% of the funds go directly to support seminarian formation at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. For more information, visit the FSSP on the web at www.fssp.com or call 570-842-4000. Envelopes are available in the vestibule and the Social Room.

Lost & Found

Please check the Lost & Found Table in the Social Room for any items lost or inadvertently left in the Church. They just might be there! We’ll clear the table after two weeks and dispose of the remaining items.