Announcements

Parish Office Closed: Mon. 18 Feb 2019

Mass Schedule Changes

• Fri., Feb 22—7 am Low Mass & 7 pm High Mass. (There is no 6 pm Low.)
• Ash Wed.: 7 am, 9 am, 7 pm (High)

Parish Pot Luck & Square Dance

Sun. 17 Feb. Larry Winegard is back with more fun for young and old alike! Join us for one last party before Lent. See the signups in Fr. Adrian Hall. Lunch of hearty stews at 12:30 pm; Square Dance at 1:30 pm.

Feast Day Notice: Fri. 22 Feb. Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

This is a First Class feast in the FSSP, by concession of the Holy See on July 7, 2010. We will have a High Mass this day at 7 pm. Confraternity of St. Peter: By decree of the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, dated June 7, 2008, a plenary indulgence is also granted at the usual conditions to the members of the Confraternity of St. Peter a) the day of their admission; b) the day of the feast of the Chair of St. Peter and c) the day of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

T.A.G.

Teen Activity Group rockclimbing at Peak Experiences on Saturday 23 Feb. After the 9 am Mass we will car-pool there. For discount deal and sign email: theresemarie@protonmail.com.

Teen Talk

All high school teens (14 y.o and up) are invited to come for a talk by Fr. Novokowsky on Friday March 1, 7:15 pm, in Fr. Adrian Hall. We'll have refreshments after (provided), followed by a fun group-game together. Dismissal 9:15 pm. RSVP to Bev: office@stjosephrichmond.org (While parents are always allowed to observe, they are asked not to participate.)

Protecting God’s Children: VIRTUS Training

Sat., March 2, 10 am to 1 pm; in the Library. All Current volunteers are encouraged to attend. Sign-up in the main vestibule. Fr. Novokowsky encourages all to take this training as it is useful in many applications.

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.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

See Fliers on Back Table. Maher and Jane Alatrash, the couple who come to sell Olive Wood Carvings, have organized a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (I spoke with a priest who had been to the Holy Land 5 times and said her trip was the best.) This pilgrimage is limited to 50 (one bus load). Please consider now whether you’d like to come. I want to give you first chance; we need to advertise outside the parish soon to make sure we have enough to go.

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.