Schedule Changes

The Parish Office will be closed Mon., May 29 for Memorial Day.

The Office will also be closed Thur., June 15 & Fri., June 16.

A Note From Joe Patrowicz

"Tracy is preparing for her second transplant next month. Please tell the parishioners the food cards have been an enormous help. I cannot thank people enough for their generosity. Many times I've used them to pick up a rotisserie chicken for me and the boys... They have also helped because my hours at work have been diminished and they have helped us keep food on the table. We are grateful beyond words."

Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield Baby Bottle Campaign

Please take a baby bottle home with you and fill it with change, bills or checks (made out to PHCC) and return it on or before Father’s Day, Sun., June 18.

Wine Raffle Canceled

Cooper Winery realized after the fact that they are legally unable to run a raffle. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Tracy and Joe are very appreciative of people’s willingness to participate. We are currently looking into the process for refunding all ticket sales. Thank you for your patience.

Parish Office Interrupted

Beginning June 6, we will be converting our parish-ioner database to a new system through a ten day process, during which we will not have full access to our information. Some minor inconveniences are expected as a result, including the possibility that some families who have opted out of receiving the Catholic Virginian or contribution envelopes may find themselves once again receiving them, and/or those who wish to receive them will not. If so, please notify the office and we will correct it. Your patience during this transition is greatly appreciated.

Corpus Christi

The External Solemnity of Corpus Christi will be celebrated Sun. June 18. We will process outside with the Blessed Sacrament as a public act of devotion, and have 2 outdoor altars for rest and Benediction. (In the last few years we have had a picnic afterwards, but this year we will delay that picnic for one week.)

Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood

Deacon Matthew Bean will be ordained for the Diocese of Charlotte, NC on Sat. June 17. All are welcome to attend: St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville, NC, 9:30 am. His first Mass will be the following day in Gastonia, NC.

Fr. Bean will come to offer a Solemn High Mass here at St. Joseph’s on Sunday June 25, 11 am. Afterward he will offer his first blessings to all who wish to receive it (Special indulgence available). This will be followed by a parish reception outside in the pavilion. Please come help celebrate this wonderful occasion.

Annual Parish Yard Sale

Sat., June 10, 8 am—2 pm. Set-up 7 am. Tables are $20/ea. Parish organizations receive one free table. Deadline for tables is Mon., June 5. Volunteers needed and welcomed, especially someone to cook hamburgers and hot dogs during the sale. Call Mike Rowland at 745-7844 Donated items are needed for the St. Joseph’s Table to benefit the parish. Call Christine D: 405-7381.

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.

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: 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,

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,

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: or 1-877-276-7279 or

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 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.