About a dozen Knights from St. Bridget Church Knights of Columbus, Council 5476, turned out in the rain on Saturday May 21st to collect and repair used bicycles that were donated from their parishioners. The effort is intended to support the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish during their annual Sacred Heart Festival in June.
Coordinated by Brother Knight Bob Redmond, the St. Bridget’s Knights accepted 24 lovingly used bicycles, and refurbished all but four for auction. They ranged in size and style from children’s to adult bikes. The unused bikes were salvaged for spare parts, so almost nothing was wasted.
Once in working order, the bikes were delivered to Sacred Heart Parish so that they may be auctioned off during their Patron Festival scheduled for June 3 and 4 (The Feast of the Sacred Heart). The parish’s annual Sacred Heart Festival is a celebration of authentic Latin culture, cuisine, and dancing and contests.
Established in 1901, Sacred Heart Parish is the oldest Catholic Church Community in Manchester, which is located in South Richmond. It has been staffed by the Jesuits since 1990. The parish has become a hub for Latino immigrants and other Catholics who live in that area. Now the parish has seven Masses per weekend, with overflow crowds at 11 AM on Sunday. The parish also has a growing Knights of Columbus presence, which generously supports the parish and surrounding communities.
Please consider Attending the Sacred Heart Catholic Church during their feast and festivities on June 3-4, and supporting a very good cause! Visit their website at: http://sacredheartrva.org