Announcements

Religious Ed Registration

Please register Sunday between the Masses. Online registration is also available on our website under the Religious Education heading. Classes begin on Sun., Sept 17.

Saturday Confessions Extended

We are going to keep our 2 hours of Confes-sion time from 10 to 12 noon. Don’t wait for Sunday!

Men Needed for Schola

The Schola sings at the High Mass every Sunday, as well as on feast days. Experienced singers are strongly encouraged to join, but no prior experience is required. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, beginning Sept. 6. Please contact David Pedersen at the parish office for more information.

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.

Mrs. Elizabeth Grapes—Book Signing

Liz Grapes was inspired one day to write a children’s book “ABCs by Jesus and Me.” Come meet her on Sun., Sept. 24 in Fr. Adrian Hall between the morning Masses for a book-signing event. Liz wrote her book as a tool for parents to show their little ones that Jesus is the center of all things. She is the mother of five. By the grace of Our Lady, and the healing waters of Lourdes, Liz is a survivor of two terminal illnesses. She would love to share her book with you.

For Healing After Abortion

Oct. 13-15, a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, sponsored by Church of the Epiphany, will be held for women and men who have known regret, sorrow, guilt, or shame from abortion. For more information, contact Maggie (804) 432-2589, or Marty (804) 704-0429, or RV4hope@gmail.com

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.

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.

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.