Save the Date – Annual Fish Fry & Lenten Retreat

St Bridget annual fish fry logo3/24 – Annual Parish Lenten Fish Fry!  Scheduled on Friday, March 24th, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The date is set by Monsignor Carr as the culminating evening of the Lenten Retreat Week.

Please Save the Date and place this on your calendar.  We need all our brothers to volunteer at this event to be successful. We’ll have a great time with our fellow parishioners, and we’ll raise good $$ for the KofC scholarships for St. Bridget youth going on to Catholic High School!

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St Bridget Blood Drive Results

Thank you so much for all the work you put into this blood drive.  We had a good turnout of 17 and collected 17 units!  This is a big help heading into Thanksgiving week.  Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

Donor List:

VERNON BOYD
PATRICIA BRUCE
RONALD COOMBS
CATHERINE FOLDESI
THOMAS GILL
BRANDT ISAACS
GENE KASTELBERG
GARY LIPUT
SAMUEL LIPUT
ALEXIS MORAN
GAIL RILEE
RYAN SADOWSKI
MELISSA SMITH
SADIE SMITH
KEVIN STENGEL
ANN VANDERSYDE
JOHN VANDERSYDE

Christine Homan, Account Manager

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The passing of Brother Bill Murphy

9669284Brothers and Friends,

The passing of Bill Murphy caught me by surprise.  So sad to learn of it.  I thought some of you may not have heard and wanted to pass Bill’s obituary on.  His funeral is on Friday at St. Bridget at 10:00 am.

William Patrick Murphy December 26, 1959 – November 11, 2016

Obituary

MURPHY, William Patrick, 56, of Richmond, entered his eternal rest on November 11, 2016. He was born in Lynchburg on December 26, 1959. He was preceded in death by sister, Mary Patricia Murphy. He is survived by his parents, William Thomas Murphy and Marie Kenefick Murphy of Lynchburg; sister, Diane Murphy of Louisburg, N.C.; brother, Thomas Murphy of Virginia Beach; sister, Karen Murphy of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; brother, Kevin Murphy and sister-in-law, Susan Murphy of Newport News; their children and grandchildren; and dear friend, Karen Wood of Lynchburg. Bill graduated from Brookville High School in 1978. He earned an Associate’s degree from Central Virginia Community College. He earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Mt. Saint Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Md. He obtained licensure as a Certified Public Accountant and worked for both state and federal government agencies. He served in active duty and the reserves for twenty-four years. He achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy and served in Bahrain in 2003 as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bill was a member of many religious and civic organizations throughout his life. He served as an usher at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Richmond. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. He had been involved with the Boys Scouts most of his life and had served as a Scout Leader. Bill was known for his friendships, his willingness to tell and listen to a story, and his love of his younger relatives and animals. He had been a competitive runner for many years and enjoyed the camaraderie of his high school and college teammates. He enjoyed the outdoors, most recently by hiking with Karen and walking his dog, Goggles. He didn’t miss a chance to attend a social gathering. He fulfilled a life-long dream in 2012 by taking a long trip to Ireland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, November 18, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road. The burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choosing in memory of Bill.

Best,  John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

(804) 306-2488 (M)

 

New Worthy Sirs – Bruce Slough, Augie Keller, Jim Ryan, Bart Leahey and Jose Alcaine

new-4ths-11-2016Brother Knights,

I am pleased to report  that Bruce Slough, Augie Keller, Jim Ryan, Bart Leahey and Jose Alcaine have been exemplified to the Fourth Degree on Saturday November 5, 2016

Our new Sir Knights were among 173 Virginia 3rd Degree Knights that advanced to the Patriot Degree into Full Knighthood.

Accolades to our District Deputy Tom Suik  who also advanced to the Fourth Degree!

Our Supreme & State Officers proclaimed that we Knights are all Catholic American Citizens and

that this Patriot degree of our Order strengthens our fraternal causes dedicated to our love of Country, love of Church and love of Family.

Please extend your congratulations to these most Worthy Sir Knights!

Fraternally, Gary Port Membership Director -Council 5476
741-8666