Fr. Gordon is Travelling

Please note the amended Mass schedule.

First Holy Communion

Hearty congratulations are in order to our First Holy Communicants: Charlie Bauduin, Julianna DeSimone, Gracie Doran, A.J. Douglas, Jameson Eckel, Tatiana Hichborn, William Johnston, Lucy Massett, Stephanie McCrackine, Daniel Schamel, Elisa Warner, and Angela Zanetti. In addition, two others, Thatcher and Sophie Franke, received all three of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation & First Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion Schedule

• First Holy Communicants Testing—Sun., May 6 at 9:45 am
• First Holy Confessions—Sun., May 13 at 9:45 am
• First Holy Communion—Sun., May 20 at the 11:00 High Mass

First Holy Communion Reception

All are invited Sun., May 20 to this outdoor celebration (weather permitting). Bring a lawn chair; everything else will be provided.

2018 Graduation Swing Dance

Sat., June 2, 6:30—9:30 pm in the Picnic Pavilion. All youth, ages 10+ are invited. Generator and chaperones provided. Info: Cris bcjkabc@gmail.com or http://www.thingtobring.com/events/58784/rsvpshow

Online Donations Transition

Due to circumstances outside our control, we must change vendors for our donations through the website. This will require everyone to create a new account and reschedule their recurring gifts. Thank you for your patience during this transition. More details to follow.

Young Adult Bible Study

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

Treasure Swap—May 27

Bring your unwanted items (clean and in good condition) to Fr. Adrian Hall on Fri., May 25 or Sat., May 26. Come back Sun., May 27 and find your treasure.

2018 Annual Parish Yard Sale

Sat., 16 June, 8 am—2 pm. Set up will be at 7 am the morning of the sale. Tables are $25 each. Parish organizations receive a free table. Volunteers are always needed and most appreciated. Call Mike Rowland 745-7844 or the Parish Office. You are absolutely forbidden to drop any item off before Sunday, June 10 at 12 noon.

Easter Season

We have an obligation to confess our sins and receive communion at least once during the Easter Season. This minimum requirement is an indication of what’s necessary for salvation. The Easter season is commonly defined as Ash Wed. to Trinity Sunday, this year Feb. 14 to May 27.

New Book Available

“Discipline That Lasts A Lifetime: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids” Dr. Ray Guarendi answers your frequently asked questions. This book is now on sale at the Lighthouse Media stand outside the parish office.

Protecting God’s Children: VIRTUS Training For Altar Server Summer Camp

Sat., June 2, 10 am; in the St. Peter Room. Adults who are not yet certified and plan to attend the Altar Boy Camp this year are required to attend this class. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Bulletin Boards.

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 volunteer@stjosephrichmond.org

Sign In Book

Beginning Mon., Jan. 8, volunteers are asked to sign in with the office when they arrived, and to sign out when they leave. Thank you!

2018 FSSP Pilgrimage Opportunities

Orbis Catholicus Travel is very blessed to offer 3 pilgrimages with FSSP priests as chaplains:
Chartres, France May 22-30 Fr. G. Huang
Poland & Czech Rep. Aug. 13-27 Fr. K. Sanetra
Holy Land & Jordan Nov. 25-Dec. 10 Fr. M. Passo
Visit www.oc-travel.com for details.

FSSP Liturgical Calendars

Due to popular demand, the Fraternity has ordered another shipment of their 2018 wall calendars. You can order them through their website: https://fssp.com/calendar/

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: https://fssp.com/olg-seminary-featured-net-news-segment/

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

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.

Young Adult Bible Study

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

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.