St Bridget Church Mini-retreat for Advent and Christmas 12/1/12

Monsignor Carr and the Liturgy Committee are very pleased to announce:

Come Away With Me…

An Advent Mini-Retreat

A time to explore the spiritual disciplines of preparation and patience…on the way to the fullness of God’s Kingdom.

Saturday December 1, 2012

8:00AM-12:30PM Saint Bridget Church

Retreat Team: Msgr. Carr, Allen Bean, Debbie Stollery, and all of you!

This retreat is hosted by the Liturgy Committee and focused toward Liturgical Ministers but parishioners may attend. The Retreat will focus on preparation and patience as spiritual disciplines and how they help to reveal Christ’s Real Presence in the Mass.

This event will help us prepare for Advent and Christmas.

Please contact Joan Scarola at or 525-7898 to register your intention to attend

St. Thomas More Society Red Mass and Dinner 11/27/12


   Per the exchange below, Mike McMunn, Grand Knight of the St. Benedict Parish KofC Council is going to send our Red Mass and Gala Dinner announcement/invitation out to all of the Richmond-area council Grand Knights – thanks, Alicia for suggesting this!  I am asking you to spread the word with your individual councils and KofC friends/contacts to see if we can encourage as many Knights to attend as possible.  We established a very good relationship with them with last year’s Red Mass and the Forum and let’s see if we can encourage and grow this going forward.  Thank you!


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 Subject: Fwd: St. Thomas More Society Red Mass and Dinner – November 27, 2012

Hi Mike,
I am following up with you on our discussion the other day about your assisting us with getting the word out to all KofC Councils in the area about the upcoming Red Mass and Gala Dinner on November 27th.  Please feel free to forward this message to your fellow GK’s and others as you deem appropriate.  Thanks so much for all of your help to encourage our brother Knights to attend.  It is vital that we stand together in the faith and with the Church and our efforts seek to further this mission.  Judge Buckley will be a great speaker.  All are welcome for the mass and dinner reservations can be purchased per the information below.  Thanks so much!
Vivat Jesus!
Eric Gregory
———- Forwarded message ———-                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Red Mass and Dinner – November 27, 2012

Where & When
Date:  Tues., November 27, 2012
Time:  5:30 PM Evening Mass;           Dinner following Mass
Location:  St. Benedict (Mass)        Virginia Historical Society        (Dinner) What:  St. Thomas More Society Annual Red Mass
Invitation on behalf of the Most Reverend Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond and The St. Thomas More Society
When:  Tuesday, November 27, 2012
            Evening Mass at 5:30 PM
            Dinner following Mass
Where:  St. Benedict Catholic Church              Dinner at Virginia Historical Society

Speaker:  .Bishop DiLorenzo and the St. Thomas More Society are pleased to announce that James L. Buckley will be our guest speaker at the Red Mass Dinner.  Judge Buckley has been a United States Senator, an Under Secretary of State, a federal appellate judge and an author.  Click here for a wikipedia description.  Click on his name above for his website.      

   Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Seating at the Dinner will be limited – advanced registration will be required on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited Dinner SeatingSeating reserved on a first-come, first-served basis,up to capacity.Please reserve _____ seat(s) for the Red Mass dinner.Please mail your check, made payable to the St. Thomas More Society,for $_______ ($75.00 per person ) to the address provided below.Name(s) _________________________________________________________________________
____Please mail your payment to:James Schliessmann, Treasurer7841 Bradbury RoadHenrico, VA 23231-7620(804) 873-1035 (cell) Proudly sponsored by     Eric A. Gregory
President, St. Thomas More Society
804-306-2072 (cell)

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Help Little Sisters of the Poor Today – 11/19/12

Greeting Brother Knights,


 On Monday afternoon, a work crew is needed for a short session to clean some store fixtures. We’ll be wiping some shelves and metal frames.   For about six men, this will be about 2-3 hours of effort, possibly less.  I apologize for the short notice but a change in our preparation calls for the work to be done Monday.


The work is at a temp site at 10618 Patterson Avenue, northwest corner of Patterson Avenue and Pump Road.  It is the old Kambourian Rug store.  It is next to the Greek 4 U restaurant.  Dinner will be provided from either Domino’s Pizza or Greek 4 U in the same center.   I will be at the store around 4pm after work.


As you have heard over recent months, the opening of the new business, Thrifty Sisters, is happening very soon.  Resources have been donated from many sources.  The schedule depends on the new stores progress on having the last touches on flooring.  So we are doing work this week that was expected to be next week. 


Please feel free to call me at 240-2862 for more information.  Your efforts are important and greaty appreciated by the Little Sisters of the Poor.


Thank you,