Divine Mercy Sunday

There will be a Holy Hour from 2pm to 3pm on Sun., Apr. 23.

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.

New Parishioner Mass & Luncheon, Sat. May 13

We would like to get to know our new families better, so we are inviting you to a special event on Sat., May 13th. If you have registered in the last year, please expect to hear from us. If you attend St. Joseph's regularly and wish to make a home here, please register now so we can include you too. Mass at 11 am, Lunch at 12 noon.

Introduction to the Center for Bioethical Reform Sunday Apr. 30

Maggie Egger, of our parish, is a Project Director with the Center and would like to introduce you to their work. Their mission is to make abortion unthinkable. Maggie will also outline some opportunities for you to get involved and/or support this mission. She’ll give a 20 minute presentation next Sunday, Apr. 30, in the Library, at 10 am, and again at 1pm. Please come.

Savvy Seniors

Open to all 55+, beginning Saturday, March 25th after the High Mass. Lunch will be provided and we have a speaker: Mark Friedlander with "Senior Assisted Solutions". Please join us as we decide what shape our group will take. Please RSVP Mary Hoffman: matermisericordiae@yahoo.com or 804-440-1618

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.

Men’s Retreat

Co-sponsored by St. Benedict Parish in Chesapeake and St. Joseph's. Location: Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, Thur., Sept. 14—Sun., Sept. 17, begins with dinner on Thurs, 5 pm and ends with breakfast on Sun., 10 am. Accommodations: private room and private bath. Cost: $425, includes room and board. A $100 deposit is due in order to reserve a place; first-come, first-serve; must be 18 years of age or older. (Limit 11 men from each parish, total of 22 men). On Aug. 14, the full price is due, or your deposit will be returned. For questions or reservations, please contact Beverly Howe in the parish office.

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.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday evening during Lent at 7 pm in the Main Church.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

June 22—July 1, 2017. This pilgrimage is accompanied by a medical staff, clergy, and volunteers to assist the needs of the pilgrims and is open to all. For info: joseph.allen@opeast.org or 1-877-276-7279 or lourdes-pilgrimage.com

Deacon Matthew Bean

Matthew is finishing his penultimate semester at the Pontifical Seminary in Columbus Ohio. Please mark your calendars: his ordination is scheduled to occur in Charlotte NC on June 17th, and “Fr.” Bean will offer a first Mass here on the following Sunday June 24.

Upcoming Pilgrimage

Fr. Erik Deprey, FSSP, Pastor, St. Clements Parish, Ottawa, invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to the Canadian Catholic Shrines in Ontario and Quebec from May 6-16, 2017. These include Mt. Carmel Shrine, Niagara, Canadian Martyrs Shrine, Midland, Notre Dame Basilicas in Montreal and Quebec City, Oratory of St. Joseph (St. Andre), and Cap de Madeleine. We will also take part in the National March for Life on Parliament Hill. For more information: www.octravel.com, Susan Kotnik: susankotnik@gmail.com, or call 604-465-6911.

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.