4th Degree, Richmond Assembly 1165 Business Meeting Locations

Worthy Sirs,

For your planning and calendaring, please see below the Assembly Business Meeting Dates and locations for 2015-2016.

  Richmond Assembly 1165 Business Meeting Locations

 Dinner:                        6:30pm

Meeting Start Time:  7:00pm

Monday Sept   28             St. Michael

Monday Oct    26              Council 395

Monday Nov   23              St. Benedict’s

Monday Dec   28               No Meeting

Monday Jan    25               Vietnamese Martyrs (12500 Patterson Ave, 23238)

Monday Feb   22               St. Mary’s

Monday Mar  28               St. Bridget’s

Monday April 25               St. Michael’s

Monday May  23              St. Benedict’s

Monday June  27              Council 395

SBCC Men’s Ministry of Faith and Fellowship Octoberfest 2015! 

2015 Oktoberfest mens ministryHello Leon, John, Frank, Paul, Tom, and Ed,


We are on track for another fantastic time!  Brats are ordered, and beer is being brewed!

Sunday November First 2 PM til Dark, at the picnic pavilion at the Colombian Center, 2324 Pump Road, $25 Per Person

Many thanks, gents!!!!

By the way, it is on the St. Bridget website, too!  See the calendar on Nov. 1.




 John K. McCulla  jkmcculla@comcast.net

Message from GK Paul Kitchen 9-18-15

Brother Knights,


Thank you to all who attended the Member Meeting last night. I think it was one of the best attended and “efficient” meetings we have had. Special thanks to Jose for the Louisiana cuisine, Dale for his set up and clean up, and Ron for making us look like a well run Council!


I hope those of you who did not or could not attend will make an effort to attend in the future as it is a great opportunity for fraternity as we organize to help our fellow parishioners.


Two of those opportunities to serve our fellow Parishioners are upon us. The Parish Pancake Breakfast is this Sunday. The Knights have been asked to help in the kitchen cooking. One of our Knights will be providing the leadership in the Kitchen. Please give us a hand by helping Alan Serafin and Augie Keller at the 0630 start. We need guys throughout the morning so ask that you also volunteer either before or after one of the Sunday morning Masses. Please respond to this email your willingness to assist and when.


We have also been asked to assist with the Parish Brew and Stew event on Friday, Oct 2. It should be a fun event and our help will be much appreciated. Here is the link to sign up:  signupgenius.com/go/10c054fafa82ba57-stew



 Paul Kitchen\GK


Respect Life Update

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LINK: http://www.saintbridgetchurch.org/ParishGroups/CouncilsandCommittees/RespectLifeCommittee.aspx 

October is Respect Life Month

October is “Respect Life Month” as observed by U.S. Catholics. It marks the beginning of a year-long program for Catholics to learn more about respect for the dignity of human life, as well as encouraging prayer for a greater respect for life.  Please read the Statement by Cardinal O’Malley.


The theme for the 2015 Respect Life Month is “Every Life is Worth Living.” The U.S. Bishops’ Respect Life Program has provided reading materials for Catholics on topics like abortion and end-of-life care.


Upcoming Respect Life Events for Parishioners

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, October 2nd to 4th

Retreat for post-abortion healing.  More information on Rachel’s Vineyard is at rachelsvineyard.org.  More information about the retreat, confidentially contact Maggie Carlson at rv4hope@gmail.com.


St Benedict Oktoberfest this Weekend!

Join us this weekend as we kick off the Society 2015 Bike Races and celebrate at St Benedict’s annual Oktoberfest Weekend.


St. Benedict Catholic Church – Near the VMFA – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Parking will be available at the VMFA during the hours of Oktoberfest for a $5 fee (while space lasts)
(Church) 300 N. Sheppard St., Richmond, VA 23221



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Friday, September 18:

 6pm-10pm: Die Dorfmusikanten (The Village Musicians)

 Saturday, September 19:

 12pm-5pm: The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band

 6pm-10pm: Die Dorfmusikanten (The Village Musicians)

 (Between 2pm-7pm, S.G.T.E.V. Hirschjaeger Bavarian Dancers will dance 2 sets between band sets)

 Sunday, September 20:

 1pm-5pm: Low ‘n’ Brows German Band

 (Between 1pm-5pm, S.G.T.E.V. Hirschjaeger Bavari)

From GK Paul Kitchen

Brother Knights,


We will have our monthly Membership meeting this Thursday, Sept 17 at 6:30.


A light meal will be served at 6:30 and the meeting will begin at 7. The beer locker will remain open for the Thursday Night Football game for those who want to watch a quarter or two.


A reminder, the meals are modest and we would like to cover the cost by those attending and having dinner. Any donation is accepted but a suggested donation of $5 to $10 is suggested. That will keep us out of our Council funds and keep the refreshment locker filled.


Please review your availability for this Sunday to assist with the Parish Pancake Breakfast. We are hoping to have a flyer for a new member open house available for handout at the Mass and the Pancake Breakfast would be a good opportunity to do that as we help the other Parish committees serve our fellow parishioners.


We have also been asked to assist with the Parish Brew and Stew event on Oct 2. Please check your schedule to see if you could again join some of the other Parish committees in putting on this Parish social event.


Finally, please invite any Catholic men you know to consider joining the Knights. It is a great way to serve as you become a better Catholic, Father, Husband and Man.

Some Updates, Please Read


Please see below for info. on Diaper Drive ( Oct. 17-18) and prayer hours outside PP on Oct. 10 and Oct. 24 from 9-10 a.m.  

If these events, which are occurring during the Church’s Respect Life Month, could be publicized to Men’s Ministry and the K of C that would be appreciated.



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From: CKoz654 <ckoz654@aol.com>
Date: September 16, 2015 at 8:30:46 AM EDT

Hi All,

Thanks to Augie, we are all-systems-go on our Parish communications for the Diaper/Wipes Drive on Oct. 17-18.
Retsy, also confirming playpen for Commons. Thanks.

I have also requested a pulpit announcement the week before. Don’t know how to get that on our website…John/Augie, could you check on that? Dan?

On the 40 Days for Life, our Respect Life Committee has invited all parishioners to pray outside PP on October 10 and Oct. 24 from 9-10 a.m. Both Saturday mornings. If you are in town and available it would be great to show up.

This info. is contained in a box in upcoming Bulletins. Perhaps we could get this on the website as well. In all events, please spread the word. I will notify Mens’s Ministry and the K of C.
God Bless.



Stew & Brew – October 2 from 5-10 pm

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Email from Judy McHugh:

I am a member of the St. Bridget Stew & Brew committee, along with Kim Hulcher, Amanda Keller, Lloyd Dunnavant, Bill McHugh, Kerri Inge and Don Delaney.

We are planning this fun event for our parish and community on October 2 from 5-10 pm.

Just in case you haven’t seen the flyer, we will have the Bart Chucker Band, craft beer, wine, corn hole, hot dogs for the kids and Tom Gianassi cooking the delicious stew!

In order for our event to be a success, we are asking you to reach out by email, or at your next meeting, for volunteers to help with the event.  The following is a list of what we need.

Men’s Ministry – Assist Lloyd Dunnavant with beverage sales, use Usher bags to collect money at the event.

Please have anyone who is willing to volunteer email me directly at judymchugh@hotmail.com or call me at 845-406-1971 to sign up.

Please feel free to call or email me with any questions too. Thank you so much for all your efforts. We truly appreciate all the help we can get, and we pray for a wonderful evening with great weather!


Catholic Charities Food Bag Distribution

Just a reminder everybody.  Thanks again for all your help!

Brothers, We are due to distribute food bags again the weekend of Sept 12 &13. 

The food pantry always struggles in the summer, so please plan to help after the Mass you attend that weekend. I will cover the 9:00 a.m. Mass onSunday, 9/13. Whoever covers 5:30 pm on Saturday, 9/12, the stacks of bags with labels should be in the back hall left closet if you need extra. 

Please try to leave sufficient bags out for the next Mass after the one you are working.

Thanks again in advance. Fraternally, Mike K.

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