Announcements

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

Sun., Jan. 14, in Fr. Adrian Hall, after the morning Masses. Proceeds from the breakfast are to fund the bus for the March for Life. The Knights would like to thank you for the last breakfast, which raised $400 towards the bus. The bus cost is $1200, 1/3 of which is covered by the pro-life office of the diocese, which means there's only $400 left to cover. Again, thank you for your support. (Any excess raised will be added to the proceeds from the Christmas card sale, which is used to support a seminarian’s education.) Incidentally, there are still 19 open seats remaining. Call Bev at 804-320-4932.

Sign In Book

Beginning Mon., Jan. 8, volunteers are asked to sign in with the office when they arrived, and to sign out when they leave. Thank you!

Religious Education

There are no classes are Dec. 24, Dec. 31, or Jan. 7. Classes will resume on Sun., Jan. 14.

March For Life Bus

Fri. Jan. 19, 2018, approx. 8 am—5 pm. Bus trip sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. All seats have been filled. Call the office to sign up for the waiting list.

Savvy Seniors Event

We are pleased to have Fr. Novokowsky address us on end of life issues, including the Catholic Advance Directive. We will meet on Sat., Jan. 20, at 10 am. Coffee will be available prior to Father’s address and we will have pizza for lunch. Please RSVP: Mary Alice Hoffman matermisericordiae@yahoo.com or 804-440-1618. Free will offering greatly appreciated.

Fr. Zach Akers, FSSP

We will have the pleasure of a visit Sun., Jan. 21 from Fr. Akers, whose ordination some of you attended in Leesburg, VA.

FSSP Liturgical Calendars

Due to popular demand, the Fraternity has ordered another shipment of their 2018 wall calendars. You can order them through their website: https://fssp.com/calendar/

Looking Ahead

St. Valentines Day, a 3rd class feast on the Roman Calendar, is superseded this year by the 1st class penitential day Ash Wednesday. No, gentlemen, no dispensations are going to be forthcoming for the obligation of fast and abstinence for Ash Wednesday. Plan ahead. It may be some consolation to note that the parish will have a Square Dance on the preceding Sunday, February 11th.

Opportunity to Serve

We are looking for a few generous souls who could WET MOP the nave of the church and the sanctuary of the church on a regular basis. We would like to create a team who could divide and conquer. How often do you get to work in the presence of the Creator of the Cosmos? To join the team, please call the office. It’s better to serve in heaven...

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.

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.

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.