CCC’s Barrels & Brews 2015

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Barrels & Brews 2015

Event Details

Date and time of event: Saturday, June 20, 2015 4:00pm-8:00pm
Location of event: James River Cellars Winery
11008 Washington Highway
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Barrels & Brews Information:

Barrels & Brews will be a fun outdoor festival featuring live music, Virginia wineries and breweries, and local food trucks. Enjoy some of the Commonwealth’s best libations and culinary creations while hanging out with friends and family on the lawn and listening to live music. This event is laid back, casual and fun for all!
The Purpose of the Barrels & Brews:

The funds raised by Barrels and Brews will benefit the crucial services and programs provided by Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC).

This event will assist CCC in providing services such as counseling, foster care, emergency financial assistance, pregnancy counseling, refugee resettlement, food and clothing assistance and many more services to individuals, families, children, and the elderly throughout Virginia.

Last year, CCC was able to serve over 40,000 children, adults, refugees, seniors, and individuals who turned to us for help.

If you have any questions or need information about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Morgan Bailey at 804-545-5942 or morgan.bailey@cccofva.org 

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Walk for Life to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center on Saturday

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Brothers,

A reminder that the Walk for Life to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center is this Saturday at 10:00 am. It’s an easy 2-mile walk on Monument Avenue starting at Immanuel Baptist Church(Thompson St.) and Council 395 fixes everybody the classic hot dog lunch afterwards. If you want to walk, materials are in the Commons or you can register online.

If you can’t walk, please consider sponsoring me. All you need to do is send me the amount of your pledge and your address. The PRC will send you a bill later. No amount is too small…or too large!

Pro-life efforts are a pillar of the K of C worldwide, so let’s do our part. And, please put Jan. 22, 2016,on your calendars now; that is the National March for Life in DC, with bus transportation provided by the Knights of Columbus.

Thanks for your consideration.

Fraternally,

Mike Kozak

Commonwealth Catholic Food Pantry Update

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Commonwealth Catholic Food Pantry – In March St Bridget donated 93 bags of groceries to the CCC Food Pantry.  Your donation helped to feed 522 individuals in the immediate Richmond area who are experiencing financial difficulties.

 

Our next food drive will be the weekend of May 9th and 10th when volunteers and the Knights of Columbus will be handing out empty grocery bags after all masses.  Please do not pass them by.  Take an empty grocery bag and return it the next weekend.

 

Thank you for your continued support of this important ministry.

CARINGBRIDGE – Information Site to Follow Christian Cozens

Paul / John – Lloyd Cozen’s family has started a Caringbridge site so they can keep all those who wish to follow Christian informed on his progress with his cancer fight.   What would be the most appropriate way to share this with his brother Knights?

Thk, AK

LINK:   http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/christiancozens

Please visit the site for the entire story, information, prayers and support opportunities. Here is the most recent excerpt from the Christian’s site:

 

Christian’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We’ve created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

Latest Journal Update

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There are many words we could use to describe our son Christian. He is an amazing son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He loves his large family. He has great faith in God and is very grateful for his St.Bridget family. He is kind and thoughtful. He is funny and sweet. He is strong and athletic. He loves his college, Randolph Macon and his football family. We are so lucky to call him our son. But the word that describes him best right now is brave.

Christian began to have leg pain over Christmas break. He plays college football, so aches and pains are part of his regular life. He has never been one to complain, so he worked through the pain. His wonderful coach at Randolph Macon, Pedro Arruza, often commented on Christian’s strength and determination to do his best. Christian began to feel pain in his back in late January. He was home for Spring break in March and finally decided the pain was bad enough to see a doctor. His symptoms were consistent with with overuse from lifting weights and he was prescribed rest. The pain was not relieved so a course of steroids was prescribed but the pain continued. The doctor ordered an MRI for April 10th where they found a large mass on a bone in his hip.  We returned for another MRI on Friday the 11th and were informed of the seriousness of his situation.

A biopsy was preformed on April 14th, and then we waited eight long days for a diagnosis. During those eight days, we received some good news. His CT scan results showed his organs surrounding the tumor are clean. By Monday, April 20, Christian was in a great deal of pain so doctors decided to admit him for pain management. He had a complete body bone scan on the 21st looking for any additional signs of cancer.  Fortunatly the bone scan came back clean.  Wednesday, April 22, we were told that his tumor is a form of bone cancer called chondroblast osteosarcoma. His tumor is large so chemotherapy will be the first treatment. The doctors plan is to kill the cancer cells with chemotherapy so that surgery will be successful. Today, Christian had a port inserted into his chest so that treatments can begin, hopefully tomorrow.

Through all of this, Christian has remained calm, strong, respectful and brave. We are in awe of his courageousness. We are truly overwhelmed by the number of people who love him and are praying for him. This has been a great comfort to us and Christian. Christian has great faith that God will give him the ability to remain steadfast and strong. Christian has always had a quiet strength. Through him, we have experienced all the goodness and grace of our God. We are truly blessed. Our faith and hope is everlasting.

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

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Newest Members of Council 5476, CONGRATULATIONS!

Three of our St Bridget gentlemen took their first degree this week at Council 395 on Pump Road. We look forward to having them join us in the coming weeks, continuing the good work of our council at St Bridget Catholic Church and surrounding community.

Please take a moment to congratulate them when you have a moment!

  • Thomas Croak / tscroak@comcast.net / 4309 South Ashlawn Drive / Richmond, VA 23221
  • Bill McHugh / billmchughjr@hotmail.com / 14808 Colony Forest Court / Midlothian, VA 23114
  • Robert Omberg / robert_omberg@cable.comcast.com / 403 Walsing Drive / Henrico, VA 23229

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FRENCH FOOD FESTIVAL

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Little Sisters of the Poor need help from the Knights – how can you say no?

Volunteers needed for French Food Festival!

Register online and login to pick work slots from volunteer schedule –

http://www.rvafrenchfoodfestival.com/fff/

Saturday April 25, 2015 – 11 AM – 9 PM
Little Sisters of the Poor
1503 Michaels Road
From the foods to the music to the arts,
it’s a celebration of everything FRENCH!

Volunteers needed for French Food Festival – 4/25/15

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Little Sisters of the Poor need help from the Knights – how can you say no?

Volunteers needed for French Food Festival!

Register online and login to pick work slots from volunteer schedule  – http://www.rvafrenchfoodfestival.com/fff/

Saturday April 25, 2015 – 11 AM – 9 PM
Little Sisters of the Poor
1503 Michaels Road
From the foods to the music to the arts,
it’s a celebration of everything FRENCH!


Featuring world-renowned Master Chef Paul Elbling with his delicious authentic French entrees, along with the zesty Cajun fare of Chef Sean Murphy. This year will also include some signature dishes from six additional local chefs as well. Join us for a flavor-filled day!

Cherishing Life at All Stages: End-of Life Issues April 28th

Thank you, John. This should be a very informative and interesting discussion! It would be great to have a number of our Brother Knights in attendance!

Best,

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804 342-1114 (office)

804 306-2488 (mobile)

413 751-9560 (fax)

jkmcculla@comcast.net

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Subject: Cherishing Life at All Stages: End-of Life Issues April 28th

Brother Knights; Please consider attending!

Cherishing Life at All Stages: End-of Life Issues for All Ages An In-depth Panel Discussion

Saint Bridget Catholic Church – April 28th – 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for an in-depth discussion of the moral and ethical challenges that can arise at the end of life, not only for ourselves, but when caring for loved ones.

What must be done for the terminally ill, including medication, hydration, and nutrition? Who may make these decisions on behalf of our loved ones at the end of life? What legal issues may arise and how should one prepare?

The discussion will be led by a panel that will offer their perspective on this important topic, and will allow time for questions from the audience.

Monsignor William H. Carr, Pastor of St. Bridget Catholic Church, Burke Balch, Lawyer and Director of the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics of the National Right to Life Committee and Sister Marie Kerns, Sister of Mercy and Director of Mission and Outreach at Bon Secours Health System.

The discussion will take place in the Parish Commons from 6:00- 7:30 p.m. Please plan to stay for light refreshments hosted by the Respect Life Committee.

JOHN VANDERSYDE

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Cherishing Life at All Stages – April 28

Cherishing Life at All Stages: End-of Life Issues for All Ages An In-depth Panel Discussion

Saint Bridget Catholic Church – April 28th – 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for an in-depth discussion of the moral and ethical challenges that can arise at the end of life, not only for ourselves, but when caring for loved ones. 

What must be done for the terminally ill, including medication, hydration, and nutrition?   Who may make these decisions on behalf of our loved ones at the end of life? What legal issues may arise and how should one prepare? 

The discussion will be led by a panel that will offer their perspective on this important topic, and will allow time for questions from the audience.  

Monsignor William H. Carr, Pastor of St. Bridget Catholic Church, Burke Balch, Lawyer  and Director of the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics of the National Right to Life Committee and Sister Marie Kerns, Sister of Mercy and Director of Mission and Outreach at Bon Secours Health System.


The discussion will take place in the Parish Commons from 6:00- 7:30 p.m. Please plan to stay for light refreshments hosted by the Respect Life Committee.