Schedule Changes

* Dec. 8 Holy Day of Obligation Masses: 7 am & 6 pm Low Mass, 10 am High Mass.
* Limited Adoration: Dec. 8th—the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 8:00 am to 9:30 am only.
* Rorate Mass: 6:15 am, Sat. Nov. 9.

Rorate Mass

This is a candle-light pre-dawn Mass which begins outside (cold, dark) with the beautiful Rorate Hymn (See reverse.) After Mass, we'll have a pot-luck breakfast in the Hall. Please see the sign up poster for the breakfast.

Two Obligations With One Mass?!

If we had a 4:30 Mass on Sunday the 24th (we don’t), could a Catholic satisfy two obligations—Sunday and Christmas—at the same time? According to canonist Dr. Edward Peters, in November 1974 the Congregation for the Clergy addressed the possibility of satisfying two Mass attendance obligations in a single rite. The dicastery answered, “Negative.” New Years is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

K of C Angel Tree 2017

Now through Dec. 10, the Knights are collecting gifts for the Children of St. Joseph’s Villa. To donate, take a gift tag from the Angel Tree, located near the vestibule of the church. Return your unwrapped gift ALONG WITH THE GIFT TAG in a gift bag and place it under the tree. Wrapping paper may also be included with the gifts if you wish.

Treasure Swap Sunday—Dec. 10

Since one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, bring your unwanted items (clean and in good condition) to Fr. Adrian Hall on Fri., Dec. 8 or Sat., Dec. 9. Come back Sun., Dec. 10 and find your treasure.

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/

Christmas Flowers

Those who contribute online but wish to have their loved ones remembered in the bulletin, please email your list of names to office@stjosephrichmond.org

Sun., Dec. 31—Christmas Party and Talent Show

Come celebrate together. 12:30 pm. Food details TBD. “The Power Hour Talent Show”: We'd love to have performances of 3 minutes or less. Priority will be given to groups over individuals. Anything is possible: Skits? Scenes from plays? Comedy Routines? Musical numbers? Dance? Poetry? How-To Talk? Fake Sermon? You can do it! Please register your act on the Talent Show Poster located in Fr. Adrian Hall. Rehearsal will take place Wed. 27 Dec., 7 pm. Please contact Meghan D for more info: bdoraniv@gmail.com

FSSP Liturgical Calendars

The 2018 Traditional Liturgical Calendars have arrived and are on sale outside the Parish Office for $10. Please put cash or check in the envelope provided and slip it under the office door.

RCIA Catechism with Fr. Novokowsky

Thursday nights 8-9 pm. All welcome. Bring a 1997 Catechism of the Catholic Church. For a class and reading schedule, write office@stjosephrichmond.org.

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.

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.

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.