The Traditional Catholic Doctrine of Creation: The Only Firm Foundation for a Culture of Life

Sun. 17 Nov. Come hear a presentation given by Mr. Hugh Owen and Miss Pamela Acker of the Kolbe Institute. See the insert for details.

Altar Servers Online

We are pleased to announce that we have a new website dedicated for the Altar Boys. The address is

Feeding the Hungry at St. Peter’s Downtown

Our parish committed to serving dinner on the fifth Wednesday of each month. This was a huge success and very appreciated by Fr. Rossi and his team. Our 2019 parish total is 361 meals served. This was accomplished by 65 volunteers who shopped, prepared, served and cleaned. Thank you for your generosity. For those who wish to participate, our parish is serving five dinners in 2020 so please join us.

Home for the Holidays

Michele Morris warmly invites St. Joseph parishioners without travel plans or family nearby for a Thanksgiving potluck dinner at 1 pm in Fr. Adrian Hall. We require final headcount by Wed. 20 November. Signups in Fr. Adrian Hall. Questions & info, contact Michele:

2019 Knights of Columbus Angel Tree

Collecting gifts for the Children of St. Joseph’s Villa now through Sun. 8 Dec. The tree is located in the vestibule near Padre Pio. Take a gift tag from the tree, return the unwrapped gift along with the gift tag & place under the tree in a gift bag. Include wrapping paper if you wish. Thank you for your generosity.

Savvy Seniors Activity

Sat. 23 Nov., 10 am in Fr. Adrian Hall. “All-Natural Personal Care Products” a presentation by Simone Jansen. Pizza for lunch—RSVP to Mary Alice Hoffman: 804-440-1618

Rescheduled—Used Book Sale for Religious Education

Sun., 24 Nov. after the morning Masses. Any books you wish to donate for the sale will be gratefully accepted! Contact Katy Hichborn with any questions or suggestions:

Bake Sale: Sun. 24 Nov.

Fr. Adrian Hall & Vestibule after the morning Masses. Donated baked goods gratefully accepted. The St. Camillus Prayer Group prays and writes cards to the sick of the parish. Thank you for supporting them.

Coin Show

Sun. 1 Dec. in Fr. Adrian Hall. There will be a variety of American, historic, foreign and silver coins. Tickets available for purchase to enter the drawing for a free coin. A portion of the proceeds supports the Fraternity of St. Peter.

Park Your Pledge Here Campaign

Thank you to those fulfilling your pledges! Donations can be made online or in the second collection. If giving cash, white envelopes are available in the pews; please specify “Parking Lot” on the envelope or check.

Girls’ Groups

All girls, ages 5-18, are invited to participate in Little Flowers (ages 5-8), Little Women of Hospitality (ages 9-12), or Sodality of Our Blessed Mother (ages 13+). The to table in Fr. Adrian Hall after the morning Masses for more info or to register.

RCIA—Catechism of the Council of Trent

Thursdays, 7pm to 8 pm. Open to all; sign up sheets available in Fr. Adrian Hall. Classes begin Sept. 19. See the handout for the full class schedule. Books will be available for purchase through the Gift Shop.

Office of Safe Environment Mandate

The Office of Safe Environment requires that all volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults attend a VIRTUS presentation for Adults and complete a background screening request which is now a part of the online registration.
To access the VIRTUS system go to and follow the prompts for registration and background screening.

New!—Parish Office Texting Line 804-307-8390

This number is to reach the Administrative Assistant during office hours, only. This is not for sacramental emergencies.

Calling Parishioner Business Owners!

We’d love to share your information on our Business Board and our parish website. Please submit a flyer to the parish office: 8.5” x 5.5” max. For info, contact Simone Jansen: or 804-878-3527

How can we cope with our evil times?

There are many things that must be done to cope. One of them is education. To this end, please read an excellent article by Gregory diPippo on New Liturgical Movement called “A Saint to Remember in Evil Days.” We cannot cope with our day without the knowledge of our own historical context. Hard copies can be found on the back table (with the author’s permission) or find the article here:

Support the FSSP in Nigeria

Durable brown scapulars, handmade by parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Umuaka, Imo State, Nigeria. The sale of these products is for the purpose of raising funds for their parish. They are available in the parish gift shop. Super size: $10, Regular: $2. Frs. Angelo Van der Putten and Charles Ike thank you very much!

Young Adult Bible Study

Every Tuesday, 6 pm in the Parish Library. All young adults ages 18-30 welcome! Questions or info:

Volunteer Openings

Decorating Committee members to assist with Easter, Christmas, and other special events. Also needed are cleaners and money counters. Please submit a completed Application to the Parish Office or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

OLG Seminary Featured on PBS Newshour

PBS recently aired a segment on the FSSP seminary. For a link to the full segment and to see a 360̊ video of the choir, visit:

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,

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

Youth Schola

All youth in the parish who are in second grade or older are invited to join the Youth Schola. The choir sings on numerous Sundays and feast days throughout the year. In the context of sacred liturgical music, the singers learn healthy singing techniques, how to read music notation and many other musical skills. Rehearsals are Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-4:00PM, begin-ning September 27. All are welcome and there is no fee to participate. Please contact David Pedersen at the parish office for more information.

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.

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 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.