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St. Bridget’s 16th Annual Octoberfest – November 1st, 2:00 pm til dark

Posted by Leon Shadowen on Oct 26, 2015 10:12 pm

Men, Join Us for St. Bridget’s

16th Annual Octoberfest!

Want to spend a casual fall afternoon outside, craft-brewed beer in hand, pitching horseshoes, and watching football?  Want to meet other men from St. Bridget and other parishes?  Then join us for this year’s Octoberfest!  Hosted by the St. Bridget’s Men’s Ministry, this men’s social event has been a great hit over the years, and one you’ll surely enjoy!

Once again, we’re shipping in those famous brats from Usinger’s of Milwaukee, and serving them up with sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, genuine apple strudel, and a hand-picked selection of the best beers in the world!  So, “shine your stein” and join us for all the fun and fellowship we can “mustard” up!

Particulars: Sunday, November 1st, 2 p.m. ‘til dark, at the Picnic Pavilion at the Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Road (Third Presbyterian).  Cost is $25/person for a great meal and some tasty fest brews!  Call Charlie Giovannetti (ph. 839-2761) to register.  Call John McCulla (ph. 342-1112) or DaleMatanic (ph. 240-2862) for more information.

RSVP Now!  Bring your pals from other churches or parishes!

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Council 5476 Exemplifies New Members

 

Congratulations!

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Congratulations to our parishioners, Ray LaMura, Steve Nolan, John Barias, Conan McDonough and Ron Paquette who  recently joined our Knights of Columbus Council 5476. The First Degree Exemplification took place on October 21, 2015 at the Colombian Center on Pump Road.

Please extend your  congratulations to these worthy Knights!

Pictured (in order)  behind them are our council’s Membership Director Gary Port and Deputy Grand Knight Rick Witty.

The Knights of Columbus encourages good Catholic men to join our ranks to serve our clergy, our church, our community and those in need.

Thank you, Gary

 

Reminder – First Degree Exemplification 10/21/15

Dear Brothers:

This is a reminder that we have five men taking their first degree on Wednesday 10/21/15 at 7:00 PM. The exemplification will be held at the Columbian Center, Council 395,  located at 2324 Pump Road Henrico, VA 23233. Candidates arrive on later than 6:30 PM.

Please consider attending the event in order to support our new Brothers, and remember to bring your membership card. There will be a light social gathering after the exemplification.

We look forward to seeing all who can addend!

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—-Original Message—-

Hi Conan, John, Ron, Steve and Ray,

You are set to join our Fraternal Order and our Monsignor Francis J. Byrne Council 5476.

Columbian Center Council 395 is hosting this First Degree Exemplification on Wednesday October 21, 2015.

Council 395 is located at 2324 Pump Rd in Henrico, VA.

Their building is located behind the Fire/Rescue Squad Station on Pump Rd.

You should be there no later than 6:30PM  in coat and tie.

Please open  this hyperlink to learn more about our St Bridget Catholic Church council .

http://knightsofcolumbus-council5476.com/

Please call or email  with any questions or concerns.

Fraternally,

Gary Port, Membership Director

741-8666

REMINDER_SBCC MMFF Oktoberfest 11/1/2015

Men, Join Us for St. Bridget’s 16th Annual Octoberfest!

Want to spend a casual fall afternoon outside, craft-brewed beer in hand, pitching horseshoes, and watching football?  Want to meet other men from St. Bridget’s and other parishes?  Then join us for this year’s Octoberfest!  Hosted by the St. Bridget’s Men’s Ministry, this men’s social event has been a great hit over the years, and one you’ll surely enjoy!

oktoberfest2Once again, we’re shipping in those famous brats from Usinger’s of Milwaukee, and serving them up with sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, genuine apple strudel, and a hand-picked selection of the best beers in the world!  So, “shine your stein” and join us for all the fun and fellowship we can “mustard” up!

Particulars: Sunday, November 1st, 2 p.m. ‘til dark, at the Picnic Pavilion at the Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Road (Third Presbyterian).  Cost is $25/person for a great meal and some tasty fest brews!  Call Charlie Giovannetti (ph. 839-2761) to register.  Call John McCulla (ph. 342-1112) or DaleMatanic (ph. 240-2862) for more information.

RSVP Now!  Bring your pals from other churches or parishes!

Council Blood Drive Update

AnnV giving Blood - June 2013Dear Brothers,

As a follow up to the last Council meeting, I went to a meeting this week at Virginia Blood Services. Christine Homan is a St Bridget parishioner and the Account Manager for VBS, and she organized the event. The tour, lunch and meeting was well attended, with other parishes in the area being there as well. Paul Amrhein, Ann VanderSyde and I were there on behalf of St Bridget (and Council 5476). The strongest showing came from Our Lady of Lourdes and their Knights of Columbus supporters.

Lourdes produces on average 50 donors during each blood drive. Their Knights Council is the BD sponsor with strong support and participation from its membership. St Bridget gets between 15 to 20 donors on average, and our numbers have been decreasing lately. Our Council is the primary BD sponsor, and we could use more participation from our members. It is apparent that if we are to be successful, I cannot do this alone. Of course not everyone can give, but we can still help.

Then next blood drive is Sunday, November 22nd after each morning Mass. VBS usually arrives by 7:30 AM and wraps up by 1:00 PM. Signup has been in person, on line, or by way of walk-ins the day of the event.

I am planning to host a sign-up and blood drive education table on the 8th & 15th, the two weeks prior to the next scheduled BD. I feel that if we increase our presence we will in turn increase our donors. I will be manning a table after each mass, at least as far as my work schedule will permit it. Like Mike’s CCC food bag distribution, if you are available for five or ten minutes after the Mass that you attend, will you please consider helping by manning the table? It will be much appreciated.

In addition, with Paul’s help, we are soliciting assistance from other groups in church in order to get the word out to our parishioners. If you are interested in helping, please contact me at your convenience – contact info below.

Finally, what I took away from the meeting at VBS is quite simply the fact that giving blood supports and saves LIFE. It is perhaps the greatest physical gift that we can offer as human beings, to selflessly and anonymously be good Christians, in helping others who are truly in desperate need, by actually saving lives with our blood donation. It’s a powerful concept to consider;  hopefully you will think about helping with this endeavor too.  Thank you!

Fraternally, John

The Annual Red Mass – The St. Thomas More Society

The St. Thomas More Society

Richmond, Virginia

The Annual Red Mass 

November 4, 2015
Wednesday,  November 4, 2015

Where & When

Date:
Wed., November 5, 2015

Time:
5:30 PM Evening Mass;Dinner to follow

 

Location:

St. Benedict (Mass)

VHS (Dinner)

The Most Reverend Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, and The Saint Thomas More Society cordially invite you to join in worship and fellowship at the 32nd Annual Red Mass and Dinner on Wednesday,  November 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM. 

The Red Mass is the Liturgy of the Holy Spirit, traditionally celebrated in the fall at the beginning of the judicial year for the purpose of invoking God’s blessing and guidance in the administration of justice.

The Red Mass:
5:30 P.M. Holy Mass will be celebrated at
St. Benedict Catholic Church, 300 North Sheppard Street. Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Monsignor R. Francis Muench, J.C.L., Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Richmond.

The Red Mass Dinner:
7:30 P.M. Dinner will be held in the  

the Halsey Lecture Hall at the Virginia Historical Society, 428 N Boulevard.

 

The Red Mass Speaker: 

We are pleased to announce that Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D will be our guest speaker at the Red Mass Dinner. Dr. Anderson researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy with the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. He also focuses on justice and moral principles in economic thought, healthcare, and education and has expertise in bioethics and natural law theory. You can learn more about Dr. Anderson by following the links herehere, and here.

 

Cost: 

The cost is $50 per person (including dinner). Please mail all payments to:

The Saint Thomas More Society
2711 Buford Road #204
Richmond, VA 23235

 

RSVP:
Please direct all questions to:

James E. Schliessmann

President, The St. Thomas More Society

Cell: (804) 873-1035

E-mail: jeschliessmann@hotmail.com

 

Please reply by October 26, 2015.  Seating at the Dinner will be limited – advanced registration will be required on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

St. Thomas More, ora pro nobis.

 

James E. Schliessmann

President, The St. Thomas More Society

(804) 873-1035 (cell)

e-mail: jeschliessmann@hotmail.com

 

Eric A. Gregory

Past President, St. Thomas More Society

804-306-2072 (cell)

e-mail:  egregory2072@gmail.com

Columbus Day Monday 10/12

Monday the nation celebrates our Order’s namesake, the Great Navigator, Christopher Columbus.  Each of us must observe this day in a special way.  Attend an extra Mass, read his biography, participate in a wreath laying, or light a candle.

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Better yet, join your fellow Sir Knights from the Calvert Province and around the country in participating in the Nation Columbus Day Celebration at Columbus Circle, in front of Union Station, in Washington, DC.  This is a great opportunity to honor the great Christopher Columbus and our Order.

 

Please notify District Marshal Dave Todd if you will be attending.

Specifics concerning the time and meeting place are below.

 

Patriotically Proud

 

Tom Trudeau

Master, Virginia District

 

The annual Columbus Day Celebration at Union Station will be held on Monday, October 12,  2015. We are expecting at least 100 Sir Knights in full regalia.  Please send the number you expect from your Assemblies to District Marshal Dave Todd, by Friday, October 9, 2015.

Remember that since this is a holiday, traffic will be light and most parking restrictions are lifted, so travel is relatively easy even though it is a weekday.  This is a great Assembly or Council event that the entire family can participate in.  Spread the word.

Event Particulars
Columbus Day Celebration at Union Station in DC
2 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20002
Date    Monday, October 12, 2015
Report Time    9:30 AM;  Marshals – 9:00 AM
Report Location    Columbus Statue, Union Station, 2 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC 20002
Dress    Full Regalia, including sword and National Flag Pin (PG-745-US)

Every year, the Fourth Degree adds to the beauty and dignity of this celebration and I know that this tradition will continue once again this year. As in the past, we will again be joined by the Honor America Corps out of Rappahannock Assembly who will bring, along with other flags, all of the historical flags of the United States.

I look forward to seeing a large crowd join me on October 12th as we all celebrate Columbus Day together. Please invite Brother Knights and their families to this event but especially encourage all Fourth Degree members to turnout. Thank you.

 

SBCC MMFF Oktoberfest Reminder

Men, Join Us for St. Bridget’s 16th Annual Octoberfest!

Want to spend a casual fall afternoon outside, craft-brewed beer in hand, pitching horseshoes, and watching football?  Want to meet other men from St. Bridget’s and other parishes?  Then join us for this year’s Octoberfest!  Hosted by the St. Bridget’s Men’s Ministry, this men’s social event has been a great hit over the years, and one you’ll surely enjoy!

Once again, we’re shipping in those famous brats from Usinger’s of Milwaukee, and serving them up with sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, genuine apple strudel, and a hand-picked selection of the best beers in the world!  So, “shine your stein” and join us for all the fun and fellowship we can “mustard” up!

Particulars: Sunday, November 1st, 2 p.m. ‘til dark, at the Picnic Pavilion at the Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Road (Third Presbyterian).  Cost is $25/person for a great meal and some tasty fest brews!  Call Charlie Giovannetti (ph. 839-2761) to register.  Call John McCulla (ph. 342-1112) or DaleMatanic (ph. 240-2862) for more information.

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RSVP Now!  Bring your pals from other churches or parishes!

Support the Diaper Drive – October 17 & 18

Diaper Drive – October 17 & 18

In recognition of the Feast of St. Gerard, Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers, the Saint Bridget’s Respect Life Committee is holding a DIAPER DRIVE on October 17th & 18th.

We will be collecting diapers and wipes after all Masses.

Needed: Size “newborn” and size “one” are preferred.

All items will benefit the East End Pregnancy Test and Help Center as well as the Pregnancy Center of Metro Richmond.

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