February Mass Schedule

One priest will be away for a few weeks in February. Please note the altered Mass schedule.

Parish Office Closed

Thurs. 13 Feb. through Mon. 17 Feb.

Palms for Burning

Please bring your palms from last year to the basket at the top of the vestibule stairs in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Sat. 22 Feb. This is a First Class feast in the FSSP (Holy See 7 July 2010). A plenary indulgence is granted (Ap. Penit. 7 June 2008) under the usual conditions to all members of the Confraternity of St. Peter on a) the day of their admission; b) the Chair of St. Peter, c) Sts. Peter and Paul.

Ash Wednesday Schedule

7 am, 9 am, & 6 pm Low Masses. Ashes will be distributed at each Mass. Our usual Wednesday evening devotions & Adoration will take place as scheduled.

Adoration Ministry for Parents

Beginning Friday, 14 February, childcare will be available from 10 am to 12 pm in the 1st Grade classroom during adoration on Fridays. Please come spend some much-needed quiet time with Jesus! Our only request is that you not bring sick children. Virtus-trained volunteers are needed; however, volunteering is not required for participation. Please contact Miesha Vargas if you'd like to volunteer:

40 Days for Life Spring Campaign

26 Feb. through 5 April. We are dedicating 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion with a peaceful prayer vigil held outside the Planned Parenthood at 201 N. Hamilton Street off Grove Avenue near the downtown expressway from 7 am to 7 pm each of these 40 Days. Please sign up to pray for an hour at the vigil. Spread the word to others about this important life-saving effort. For more information visit or email

Savvy Seniors Lenten Conference

Sat. 29 Feb, 2:00-3:30 pm in the St. Scholastica Chapel. Fr. Franco will speak on The Four Last Things.

Clothes for the Homeless

We are still accepting donations of food and winter clothing for St. Peter’s homeless ministry. Please no summer clothes and only bring items that are clean and in good condition. If you have more than one large bag of items to contribute, please call St. Peter’s and arrange to drop it off directly. (804) 643-4315 Thank you for your generosity. For questions, contact Lisa Shaw

Epiphany Chalk & Water

These will be available beginning Monday, 6 January until supply runs out. First come, first served; please be considerate of others.

Diocesan Bicentennial Books On Sale

Commemorative books are available for purchase out-side the parish office. Originally $35 they are on sale now for $20! These interactive books include vintage holy cards, the history of our diocese, and a brief histo-ry of each parish. Limited supply.

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 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: 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:

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:

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

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:

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,

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 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.