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:

Introducing T.A.G. – Teen Activity Group

Fun activities, service projects and faith building. The Kick-Off Softball Game is here at St. Joseph’s, Sat. 18 Aug. following the 9 am Mass! Bring $4 cash for pizza and soda in the pavilion. Contact Therese or Jeremiah Sanctafamilia 592-8055 or

Religious Education Teachers’ Meeting, Sun. 19 Aug

9:45 am in the library. Substitute teachers welcome!

KofC Ice Cream Social, Sun. 19 Aug

After both morning Masses in Fr. Adrian Hall. Proceeds to benefit the Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Prayer Intention

In the charity of your prayers, please remember Jim Grumblatt and his family as Jim encountered difficulties on a recent trip to Canada.

Mass Schedule August 5 to Sept. 1

Now available. There are many days when one priest in August so please pay attention to the "grey" days on the schedule.

Lot Paving

We are still working hard to figure out how best to fix and beautify our parking lot. Turns out it involves electricity, water, drainage, lighting, etc. Who knew? Please stay tuned for more information.

New Parishioner?

Save this Date: Sat. Sept. 8th: Special Mass and Luncheon just for you. Watch for an invitation and details in the mail in the coming weeks.

How to register? Register as a parishioner by filling out a hard copy of the FORM which can be found at the church entrances. Registering on our website, on the other hand, which can be done by anyone, gives access to office communications, etc., but does not enroll you as a member of the parish.

Matt Fradd CD

Fr. N. would like every father in the parish to 1) listen to this talk, and 2) take seriously the suggestions he makes to keep your family safe. Get your copy on the Lighthouse CD rack. In Fradd’s CD “Protecting Innocence: Parenting, Your Kids, and the Internet” Matt Fradd draws from a wealth of experience to guide parents in taking decisive action to protect their children, and he empowers adults to effectively address this sensitive topic with children of all ages. (In addition, a live presentation on these strategies, including software technicalities, will be given Sunday Sept. 16.)

Safety software "Covenant Eyes"

See the informational fliers available today. Do you have a lock for your front door? This software may be more important. First month is free; mention the 'St. Joseph' account.

Protecting the Family: A Presentation

Sun. 16 Sept.: Mitchel Shaw will discuss the strategies necessary to keep kids and parents safe from the dangers of the internet, including a 'how to' on the software 'Covenant Eyes.' This 45 minute presentation is for parents only. St. Joseph Room, 1:30 pm.

FSSP Elections

The General Chapter has elected Fr. Andrzej Komorowski, FSSP as the new superior general. Fr. Michael Stinson, FSSP has been appointed the new District Superior of North America. Thank you for your prayers for the work of the General Chapter.

Fraternity Blog called 'The Missive'

Short, pithy news items about the FSSP, lots of pictures, interesting write ups. Very well done. Check it out here: Subscribe for email notifications of new content.

Feast of the Assumption

Wed. 15 Aug.: Holy Day of Obligation. There are three Masses available: 7 am, 2 pm (High Mass at Monte Maria Monastery) and 6 pm.

High Mass with Visitation Sisters, Wed. 15 Aug.: Come pray with the sisters at Monte Maria Monastery: 12221 Bienvenue Rd., Rockville, VA 23146 The sisters look forward to meeting with all the girls (of all ages) in the parlor after Mass.

High Mass with Visitation Sisters

Wed. 15 Aug.: Come pray with the sisters at Monte Maria Monastery: 12221 Bienvenue Rd., Rockville, VA 23146

Relic Exposition

Sat. 22 Sept.: St. Joseph Parish is one of the host parishes for a diocesan-wide Relic Tour. This apostolate is run by Fr. Carlos Martins, CC.:

Holy Land/Jordan Pilgrimage

Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2018. Daily Mass at the Holy Sites with Fr. Michael Passo, FSSP. Contact: Orbis Catholicus Travel (Surry, BC) at (800) 675-9088 or

Long-term FSSP Volunteer

A volunteer is needed at the Fraternity apostolate in Guadalajara, Mexico beginning late August or early September 2018. Men of at least 20 years of age can apply to help the pastor with many aspects of parish life. Spanish lessons are available. Please see the information sheet on the bulletin board for details. Contact Fr. Vierno with questions:

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!

The Marriage Course—Mark Your Calendars

This 7 week course will help couples who are ready to improve their spousal relationship. The course meets consecutive Fridays at 7 pm, beginning Sept. 14th. See the information fliers available today. Registration envelopes due Friday Aug. 31st.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Camp for Girls 2018

Sun., Aug. 26 until Sun., Sept. 2, at Bear Creek Lake State Park. For girls ages 13-16. Camp Coordinator: Mrs. Becky Ciresi. Chaplain: Fr. Gordon. See fliers on the back table in the church.

Online Donations Transition

We are changing vendors. Those already registered on our current platform have received an email invitation to join the new site. We will have a registration drive for those interested in beginning to donate online on Sun. June 10. Both platforms will be operational for the entire month of June. Thank you!

Young Adult Bible Study

Every Tuesday, 6 pm in the Parish Library. All young adults ages 18-30 welcome! Questions or info:

New Book Available

“Discipline That Lasts A Lifetime: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids” Dr. Ray Guarendi answers your frequently asked questions. This book is now on sale at the Lighthouse Media stand outside the parish office.

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

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!

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,

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,

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.