Parish Pot Luck in Fr. Adrian Hall

Sunday September 16th, 12:30 pm. All Welcome!

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: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/08/a-saint-to-remember-in-evil-days.html#.W2wzvNJKiUk.

Prayer Intention

In the charity of your prayers, please remember Jim Grumblatt and his family as Jim encountered difficulties on a recent trip to Canada.

Matt Fradd CD

Fr. N. would like every father in the parish to 1) listen to this talk, and 2) take seriously the suggestions he makes to keep your family safe. Get your copy on the Lighthouse CD rack. In Fradd’s CD “Protecting Innocence: Parenting, Your Kids, and the Internet” Matt Fradd draws from a wealth of experience to guide parents in taking decisive action to protect their children, and he empowers adults to effectively address this sensitive topic with children of all ages. (In addition, a live presentation on these strategies, including software technicalities, will be given Sunday Sept. 16.)

Safety software "Covenant Eyes"

See the informational fliers available today. Do you have a lock for your front door? This software may be more important. First month is free; mention the 'St. Joseph' account.

Protecting the Family: A Presentation

Sun. 16 Sept.: Mitchel Shaw will discuss the strategies necessary to keep kids and parents safe from the dangers of the internet, including a 'how to' on the software 'Covenant Eyes.' This 45 minute presentation is for parents only. St. Joseph Room, 1:30 pm.

Relic Exposition

Sat. 22 Sept.: St. Joseph Parish is one of the host parishes for a diocesan-wide Relic Tour. This apostolate is run by Fr. Carlos Martins, CC.: https://www.treasuresofthechurch.com/

How to Use a 1962 Hand Missal

Fr. Novokowsky will be teaching a class on Sun., Sept. 23at 1:30 pm in the Library. A Mass missal for the use of the faithful. They are not easy books to use. Come dispel the mystery. Missals available in the Gift Shop. It is best if you bring one with you.

2018/2019 Registration For Girls’ Groups

Registration forms in Fr. Adrian Hall. Third Saturdays from 1 pm—3 pm (or to correspond with altar boy training). There may be service project opportunities around the parish.

Little Flowers: Young girls (5-8 yrs.) who gather one Saturday a month for prayer, virtue training, and crafting. *Moms to stay and help with crafts*

Little Women of Hospitality: Young ladies (9-12 yrs.) who will be honoring the 10 Evangelical virtues, the holy names of Our Lady, and the Nine Choirs of Angels.

Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Young ladies (13-17 yrs.) who gather in prayerful discernment of their vocations with virtue lessons from The Catholic Girls Guide by Fr. Lasance. They learn womanly skills such as calligraphy, crocheting, rosary/scapular making, embroidery, etc, works of mercy and sacristy work.

*Please see your Leaders on 15 Sept. for important uniform info and to pay $25 craft fees.

Christmas Auditions

Sun., 23 Sept. at 12:45 pm, St. Joseph Room. Parish kids and teens are invited to try out for a part in our presentation of the Christmas Mysteries to be performed Sun., 6 Jan. 2019. Brief informational meeting for parents at 12:45 pm, followed by the auditions. Cookies and milk provided. See info sheets.

Holy Land/Jordan Pilgrimage

Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2018. Daily Mass at the Holy Sites with Fr. Michael Passo, FSSP. Contact: Orbis Catholicus Travel (Surry, BC) at (800) 675-9088 or oc-travel.com/holy-land-november susankotnik@gmail.com

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!

Online Donations Transition

We are changing vendors. Those already registered on our current platform have received an email invitation to join the new site. We will have a registration drive for those interested in beginning to donate online on Sun. June 10. Both platforms will be operational for the entire month of June. Thank you!

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

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

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.

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 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.