Knights of Columbus sets new record for charitable contributions

Knights of Columbus sets new record for charitable contributions


More than $167 million and 70 million hours donated to charity in 2012

The Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for charitable donations and service hours in 2012.

The results of the K of C’s Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012, indicate that record amounts of money and hours — more than $167.5 million and 70 million hours — were donated to charitable causes.

The Knights financial contribution for the year grew by more than $9.4 million to $167,549,817. Contributions increased for the 13th consecutive year.

The number of volunteer service hours also rose by nearly 64,000 hours from the 2011 total to 70,113,207 hours. At an average value of $22.14 per service hour as estimated by Independent Sector, the value of the Knights’ service hours last year exceeded $1.55 billion.

Cumulative figures show that during the past decade the Knights of Columbus has donated $1.475 billion to charity and provided more than 673 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable initiatives.

Notable beneficiaries during the past year included Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, victims of natural disasters, local food banks, the economically disadvantaged and physically and intellectually disabled persons. Scholarships and educational support, as well as a variety of church and community projects were also prominent among the many initiatives sponsored by local K of C councils.

The survey found that there were more than 420,000 K of C blood donations during 2012. The Knights of Columbus was among the first groups to recruit blood donors, with formal efforts dating back to 1937.

“Throughout its 131 years, the Knights of Columbus has always practiced charity as its first principle,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “With so many people enduring great hardship, the Knights of Columbus is happy to help provide solutions to real people’s problems through this great outpouring of charity by our members over the past year.”

Catholic Advocacy Day in Richmond – Save the Date


More Info

Catholic Advocacy Day: Jan. 30, 2014

Strength in Numbers

Join us for Catholic Advocacy Day in Richmond

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

The Virginia Catholic Conference has set its annual Catholic Advocacy Day in Richmond for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The day is an opportunity for Commonwealth Catholics to join together in the Virginia capital to urge lawmakers to protect life, the poor and vulnerable and to work for justice.

Watch this short video for the recent Catholic Advocacy Day highlights.

The Conference invites Advocacy Network members, parish groups, Catholic schools and other interested individuals to join in advocating for respect life, family, education and social justice issues. Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde and Richmond Bishop Francis DiLorenzo will offer welcoming remarks for the event, which will include prayer, briefings on issues important to Catholics and the Conference, and scheduled visits to legislators’ offices. Lunch and Mass will follow.

More details will be announced as they become available.

For planning purposes, parishes, schools, diocesan offices, and other organizations are respectfully asked to include this Save the Date notice on their calendars well in advance.


The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy representative of the Commonwealth’s bishops and their two dioceses. Join our email advocacy network, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and sign up for our blog at


If you no longer wish to receive e-mail from us, please click here.

I’m Sorry for the Late Post – Prayer Request


Sharing sad news from Mike Kozak this morning and request for prayers.
Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:

Date: July 18, 2013, 7:58:36 AM EDT
Subject: Carol’s Mom

Wanted to let you know that Carol’s Mom passed away this morning. Carol did make it there and it was peaceful. If you guys could tell her St. Bridget’s friends, I would appreciate it. Carol’s Mom was a “daily Mass person” for decades, so we are at peace but continue to pray.



Michael Siewers
Siewers Lumber & Millwork

St Bridget – Summer Notes

Dear Parishioners,


A few summer notes:


Father Julio Buena is assigned to be our parochial vicar beginning August 1. Father Julz, as he likes to be called is a priest of the Archdiocese of Caceres in the Philippine Islands.  He has pastored very large parishes there and tells me he is excited to be assigned here and looking forward to meeting you.


Daily Masses on Mondays and Saturdays resume on August 5.  Please know how welcome you are to attend Daily Mass. What a wonderful way to begin the day!


August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption and all Catholics are required to attend Mass for the feast.  Masses will be celebrated August 14th – Vigil Mass 5:30 pm and August 15th – Feast Day 7:00 am and 9:00 am.


Monsignor Carr


St Bridget Blood Drive Success!

Just a quick message to say the Blood Drive last week was a success. It is especially strong for a holiday week prior to July 4th.


From Christine Homan at Virginia Blood Services, Yes we did well!  I had 3 church blood drives yesterday and St. B did the best!  It is a very tough weekend.  We had 17 register and brought back 16 units.”


Congratulations and thank you for your support!