invitatation for you to embark on a spiritual journey

Brother Knights,

I would like to invite you to embark on a spiritual journey based on the book – Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father – by Father Donald Calloway beginning on February 15 and culminating with the consecration on the Feast of the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19th.  This is a great way to help you have a very meaningful and holy Lenten season.

Why? 

In the midst of crisis, confusion, and a world at war with the Church, it’s time to come home again to our spiritual father, St. Joseph.  In this richly researched and lovingly presented program of consecration to St. Joseph, Fr. Donald Calloway, brings to life the wonders, the power and the ceaseless love of St. Joseph.  St. Francis wrote, “Each of us can discover in St. Joseph the man who goes unnoticed, a daily discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble.”

We are living in modern times, the time in which the Church is witnessing an unprecedented era of devotion to St. Joseph.  It’s time for total consecration to St. Joseph.  First, we need the spiritual fatherhood of St. Joseph to help us protect marriage and the family (which are undoubtedly under attack).  Many people no longer know what it means to be a man or woman, let alone what constitutes a marriage and family.  Second, the entire world needs to be re-evangelized, including the vast majority of baptized Christians.

What exactly is consecration to St. Joseph?  What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph?

It basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him.  To show it, you entrust yourself entirely to his paternal care so that he can lovingly help you acquire his virtues and become holy.  Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God.

So what’s the program?  What’s the method?

Its 33-days of preparation in which the Litany of St. Joseph serves as the template for the program.  It is self-directed and requires about 20 – 30 minutes per day.  If you miss a day, don’t panic.  Just make it up and continue your preparation.  You can do this.

The book can be ordered here – https://www.fathercalloway.com/books-and-gifts/consecration-st-joseph-wonders-our-spiritual-father

Or downloaded off of Amazon – to Kindle or order the book

For additional information and to join please contact:

Frank Devenoge

fxdevenoge@gmail.com

Food Drive for the Pantry at Sacred Heart Center –

Good evening, Brothers! 

Our next Food Drive is on Saturday, February 27th from 8:45 to 12 Noon. 

Please let me know if you can serve at the Food Drive.  You may volunteer from 8:30 to 11:00, or 11:00 to 1:00 (including delivery).  The second shift will deliver the food to the Sacred Heart Center right after the Food Drive finishes at Noon. 

Ambo Announcement and Bulletin Notice

Food Drive for the Pantry at Sacred Heart Center – Please Help Feed those in need in our Richmond Community!  –  Fellow parishioners, thank you for your generous donations to the parish food drives being sponsored by the St. Bridget Knights of Columbus.  Our next parish food drive will take place on Saturday, February 27th from 8:45 am to Noon.  Food items and gift cards from Kroger or Walmart will be collected for the Food Pantry at the Sacred Heart Center.  Please help fill their food pantry in this time of need!  The collection trailer will be located in front of the Church.  Visit the parish website and see the parish emails that suggest the food items to donate.  Thank you again for your wonderful generosity!

Thank you very much!!!

Many thanks to you!!!!!

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net