Dogs For Dads – Father’s Day Celebration after Mass

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I would like to take a minute to thank all the Brothers that helped or sent their siblings to man the Dogs for Dads event Sunday 6/19/16 in honor of Father’s Day.  It was greatly appreciated.  We served approximately 400+ folks.

I do want to give a special major thank you to Dale Matanic. Without all his guidance and help, this event would have been a disaster.  He was the epitome of calm, cool, and never rattled. He showed this rookie Knight a thing or two about putting on an event.

Also a big thanks to Khal who provided with a smile any and every thing we needed. The cooperation was fantastic. It was a lot of fun and enjoyed by all.

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Exemplified to the First Degree

Congratulations to our St. Bridget Assistant Organist.. William Buckley who  recently joined our Knights of Columbus Council 5476 and exemplified to the First Degree of the Order.

New member Bill Buckley 6-2016

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

Please extend your  congratulations to our new worthy Knight William Buckley!

Pictured (in order)  District Deputy Mike Szablak, William Buckley and  Council  Membership Director Gary Port.

 

Catholic High School Scholarship Award Announcement

2016 scholarship winners

 

The St. Bridget Knights of Columbus Council 5476 .. is pleased to announce their two $1,000 Catholic High School Scholarship Award Winners for 2016.

 

 

Kathleen Firment and Sarah Hess both young ladies will be attending St. Gertrude High School.

Please extend your congratulations to these worthy students where their spiritual growth journey, at a Catholic High School, will continue to be developed and nurtured.

Pictured at a reception after the St Bridget School Eighth Grade Closing Exercises on June 6, 2016  are: Scholarship Chairman Gary Port, Kathleen Firment, Sarah Hess and  St. Bridget School Principal George Sadler.

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Brother Knights,

I am pleased to report

our Scholarship Committee  reviewed the seven applications received and recommended Kathleen Firment and Sarah Hess as winners to receive our $1,000 Catholic High School Scholarship Awards.

They both will be attending St Gertrude High School  this fall.

Both scholarship winners graduated with 40 other students from St Bridget School on June 6th.

Vice Principal George Sadler presented many awards to the students including our award certificates to Kathleen and Sarah.

Principal George  and I were on hand at the graduation reception to congratulate our winners and take a photo for our church Bulletin.

Please extend your congratulations to these worthy Catholic students and their parents.

There were no Benedictine College Prep  bound graduates that applied for our scholarship award.

Fraternally,

Gary, Scholarship Chairman

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Second & Third Degree Exemplifications

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JUNE 4th 2016 Second & Third Degree Exemplifications at St. Edwards

Five St. Bridget Brothers ready to advance.

John Christmas – 3rd  Degree

Steve Nolan  –  2nd and 3rd Degree

John Barias – 2nd and 3rd Degree

Gary Gore –   3rd Degree

Ron Paquette – 3rd Degree

So far, Membership Director Gary will be one of the Observers/Sponsors for our council candidates.

Other council members are encouraged to observe.

Deputy Grand Knight Rick Witty and Chancellor  Ron Coombs will be out of town and unable to attend.

PER St. Edwards:

Please note the timing and logistics for the 2nd & 3rd Degrees  below.

SECOND DEGREE
•      Arrival Time:                       8:30 AM
•      Start Time:                          9:00 AM
•       End Time:                            10:00 AM
•       Location:               St. Edward-Epiphany School

  • Address:                              10701 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond VA  23235
  • Chamber:                            Fr. Herbert Hall attached to School (north side)
  • Point of Contact:              John Saelens, PGK, PFN, DD#8   804.822.8666
  • Attire:                                   Coat and Tie
  • Refreshments:                  Coffee and donuts between Second and Third Degrees

Grand Knights:

o                             Please be sure candidates bring 1st Degree Membership Card & accompanied by sponsor

o                             Please inform DD Saelens of any candidates with disabilities

o                             Please inform DD Saelens by Sunday, May 29 the # of candidates & observers

THIRD DEGREE

  • Arrival Time:                       10:15 AM
  • Start Time:                          11:00 AM
  • End Time:                            12:30 PM
  • Location:                              St. Edward-Epiphany School
  • Address:                              10701 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond VA  23235
  • Anti-Chamber:                  Fr. Herbert Hall attached to School (north side)
  • Chamber:                            School Cafeteria (downstairs)
  • Point of Contact:              John Saelens, PGK, PFN, DD#8  saelensj@aol.com 804.822.8666
  • Attire:                                   Coat and Tie
  • Refreshments:                  Lunch consisting of hot dogs and hamburgers to follow

Grand Knights:

o                             Please be sure candidates bring 2nd Degree Membership Card & accompanied by sponsor

o                             Please inform DD Saelens of any candidates with disabilities

  • Please inform DD Saelens by Sunday, May 29 the # of candidates & observers for purposes of providing lunch

 

Advancement Candidates please  call me with any questions.

See you there!

Fraternally,

Gary Port

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