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:



 Paul Kitchen\GK


Respect Life Update

St. Bridget Catholic Church > Parish Groups > Councils and Committees > Respect Life Committee


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  More information about the retreat, confidentially contact Maggie Carlson at


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)