Announcements

Holy Day of Obligation

Wed., Nov. 1 is the Feast of All Saints. We have three Mass times for your convenience: 7 am Low Mass, 10 am High Mass, 6 pm Low Mass.

The Month of the Holy Souls

On all the days from November 1 through November 8 inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted (under the usual conditions) to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. Partial indulgences are granted to those who recite Lauds or Vespers of the Office of the Dead, and to those who recite the prayer “Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domini, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescant in pace” (“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace”).

Nov. 2—All Souls Day

On this feast, priests may say three Masses. Fr. Novokowsky will, therefore, say Low Masses at 7 am, 7:30 am, and 8 am (times approximate). All are welcome to attend any or all of these Masses, but are reminded that the faithful are only permitted to receive the Blessed Sacrament twice in one day.

Fr. Gordon will say Low Masses at 9 am and 12:10 pm, and a High Mass at 6:30 pm.

​Also on this feast, a plenary indulgence, ap-plicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted (under the usual conditions) to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and one Credo.

All Souls Day Mass Intentions

Extra envelopes are available on the back table of the church. If you contribute online but wish to submit a list of names to be remembered in the Mass, email the parish office: office@stjosephrichmond.org

How to Use A Hand Missal

Fr. Novokowsky will be teaching a class on Sunday, Oct. 29. A Mass missal for the use of the faithful is often called a hand missal. They are not easy books to use. Come dispel your questions. Missals are available for purchase in the Gift Shop.

Book Sale

Sun., Oct. 29, in Fr. Adrian Hall after the 8:30 & 11:00 Masses. Select from a large collection of old and new used books: Saints, Home School, Theology, etc. Just choose a book(s) and make a minimum fair donation. All pooled money contributes toward Mass stipends for the Holy Souls, Dying Souls, and Conversions.

All Saints Party—Wednesday Nov. 1st

Join us after 6 pm Low Mass for an evening of family fun with a potluck dinner, the Parade of Saints, games, and a bonfire. Signups available for the potluck and to help run the games. See posters for details.

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.

New Bible Study Course “Jesus & the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist”

A four session discussion on the book by Brant Pitre. Wednesdays at 7:10 pm and Thursdays at 10 am, beginning Nov. 8/9. Contact the office by Fri., Oct. 20 at noon if you would like us to order a book for you. See the informational sheets on the back table of the church.

DVDs Available

Bryan Walsh came to give a presentation last month about Signs in the Heavens. If you would like a DVD of his presentation, contact Missy@flfwear.com

Savvy Seniors

The Savvy Seniors welcome Fr. Terrence Gordon who will speak to us about Our Lady. Join us Saturday, October 28th at 10:00 am. Light breakfast items will be provided as well as coffee and juice. Goodwill dona-tion to cover the cost is appreciated.

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.