Announcements

Fr. Marsolle Away—Oct. 24 - 28

Please carefully note the Mass schedule changes. Remember, confessions will not be available during Masses on Sunday.

Oct 20 - Cardinal Newman Academy

A high school committed to academic excellence, forming character, and the Catholic Faith. The Head of School Stephen Fitzpatrick will be available for questions after the Masses on October 20th in Fr. Adrian Hall.

Treasure Swap—Sun. Nov. 3

Bring your unwanted items (clean and in good condition) to Fr. Adrian Hall on Fri., Nov. 1 or Sat., Nov. 2. Come back Sun., Nov. 3 and find your treasure.

Honoring Our Military Veterans

Veterans Day is in a few weeks. Help us honor all those of our parish family who have served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. If you or a family member have served, please send the name, branch of service, and time of service, if known, to Katy Hichborn: kdhichborn@gmail.com We will compile a list to be posted on Sun., so we may pray for all our veterans.

Used Book Sale for Religious Education

Sun., 10 Nov. after the morning Masses. Any books you wish to donate for the sale will be gratefully accepted! Contact Katy Hichborn with any questions or suggestions: kdhichborn@gmail.com

Holy Day of Obligation

Fri., 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. Mar-solle will 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. Franco will say Low Masses at 12 noon and 12:30 pm (time approx.), and a High Mass at 2 pm. Also on this feast, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted (under the usual con-ditions) to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and one Credo.

All Souls Day Mass Intentions

If you contribute online but wish to submit a list of names to be remembered in the Masses, email the par-ish office: office@stjosephrichmond.org

Volunteer Fair—Sun. 27 October

We are so thankful for our volunteers without whom the parish couldn’t function. Come to Fr. Adrian Hall after the morning Masses to see how you can help too.

Feeding the Hungry At St. Peter’s Wed. 30 October

Volunteers needed for buying, cooking, and serving. See the bulletin board in Fr. Adrian Hall for details.

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign Has Begun!

Sept. 25—Nov. 3. St. Joseph’s has the 5 pm hour every Monday during the campaign. Visit 40daysforlife.com to sign up or call 253-569-7850 for info.

New Parishioners RSVP

9 November 2019. A special Mass & Luncheon are being organized to welcome all those registered within the last 12 months. Invitations have been mailed. When you RSVP, please specify the number of guests and any food allergies in the family.

Park Your Pledge Here Campaign

Thank you to those fulfilling your pledges! Donations can be made online or in the second collection. If giving cash, white envelopes are available in the pews; please specify “Parking Lot” on the envelope or check.

Girls’ Groups

All girls, ages 5-18, are invited to participate in Little Flowers (ages 5-8), Little Women of Hospitality (ages 9-12), or Sodality of Our Blessed Mother (ages 13+). The to table in Fr. Adrian Hall after the morning Masses for more info or to register.

RCIA—Catechism of the Council of Trent

Thursdays, 7pm to 8 pm. Open to all; sign up sheets available in Fr. Adrian Hall. Classes begin Sept. 19. See the handout for the full class schedule. Books will be available for purchase through the Gift Shop.

Office of Safe Environment Mandate

The Office of Safe Environment requires that all volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults attend a VIRTUS presentation for Adults and complete a background screening request which is now a part of the online registration.
To access the VIRTUS system go to www.virtus.org and follow the prompts for registration and background screening.

New!—Parish Office Texting Line 804-307-8390

This number is to reach the Administrative Assistant during office hours, only. This is not for sacramental emergencies.

Calling Parishioner Business Owners!

We’d love to share your information on our Business Board and our parish website. Please submit a flyer to the parish office: 8.5” x 5.5” max. For info, contact Simone Jansen: 7jansens@gmail.com or 804-878-3527

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.

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!

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

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.