Eight New Members to Council 5476


Please join me in welcoming eight additions to the council. Eugene Kastelberg, James Fiden, Father Sunil Chiriyankandath, Darryn Appleton, and Micheal Borzelleca attended a first degree ceremony on May 25 at the Church of Vietnamese Martyrs; Francis Lackman and Anthony Bell attended a first degree ceremony on June 19 at St. Michael’s Church; and Charles Guerin transferred in from council 2952 in Louisiana.

An updated council roster is attached along with a text file with the roster emails separated by a semi-colon for creating new emails going out to the entire council.

Also, the new officers and directors for the 2017-2018 fraternal year are reflected (effective 7/01/2017).

Please let me know if there are any additional updates that need to be made.

Fraternally,   Randy Boyd, FS

House Fire on Rhodes Lane – Help Needed

Dear Brothers,

 For the Brothers that don’t know me I am Ron Paquette a retired public school teacher, football coach, and the last eleven years of my career the Athletic Director at L C Bird High School in Chesterfield.

 Last Tuesday one of our former players, Donavan Ginger a basketball player, lost everything and I mean everything including two dogs in a house fire on Rhodes Lane. He has a son age 9, a daughter age 6 and a new baby due in August. Donavan is 28 and facing some bleak times.

 My reason for this is, we, the Bird High Skyhawk family are looking for donations to help him and his family.  We are looking for the following items clothes for a 9yr old boy and a 6yr old girl, any household items, dishes, cookware, etc,,, toys, anything you might have no more use for and would like to part with.

 I will gladly put anything in my garage and get it delivered.  My address is 8368 Abbey Rd, Richmond VA.  I would come and get it but on this Monday I am having a total knee replacement and will be out of commission as far as driving and lifting. Pennie, my wife will be here after Monday’s surgery unless she is running me to St Francis for PT.  Even if she is not you can leave it by the garage door. We will take good care of it

 Thanks Brothers in  advance for whatever you can do.

 Ron Paquette

 Questions? c 804 837-0950


Here are sizes needed

Clothing Sizes & Information:

Men’s: 2XL Shirts, 36×36 Pants, XL Shorts, Size 12-12.5 Shoes L Shirts, 33×30 or 34×30 Pants, Size Shoes Women’s: Large Shirts, 10-12 or Large Pants (Maternity), Size 7.5-8 Shoes Boy’s: Medium Shirts, 8-10 Pants/Shorts, Size 4 Shoes Girl’s: Large Shirts, 10-12 Pants/Shorts, Size Shoes ? Baby Boy: Newborn-12 months, Diapers (any size) Toys: 9 year old boy, 6 year old girl


Father’s Day Hot Dogs after Mass



On Father’s Day we will be serving hots dogs after the 9 and 11 Masses. I am in pretty good shape for help but I do need a couple things.


I need to set up the awning after the 5:30 Mass this Saturday.  It takes at least four persons to set it up and it only takes a few minutes.  I’ll be in front when Mass gets out. If you can stop by I would appreciate it.


I have my family who will help me serve after the 11 Mass but I need two or three after the 9 Mass.


If anyone can help please let me know by responding to this email.


Thanks in advance,

Ron Paquette

Kerner and Fox Earn Council’s High School Scholarship

2017 KofC Council 5476 Scholarship Award Winners

St. Bridget School held their 8th grade closing ceremonies on June fifth, at which time Knights of Columbus Council 5476 announced their two Catholic High School Scholarship Award Winners.

Nancy Ann Kerner will be attending St. Gertrud, and Ethan Ryland Fox will be attending Benedictine College Prep. Each candidate receives a $1,000 award from Council 5476 toward their high school tuition for the year.

Please join us in congratulating these two worthy scholarship award winners.

Pictured are  Grand Knight Rick Witty, Nancy Kerner, Ethan Fox, Scholarship Chairman Gary Port with St. Bridget School Principal George Sadler [PHOTO Attached]


The Catholic Difference


It’s an important question to ask. As you consider all the options for your family’s life insurance and financial services, you might wonder if any of them are actually unique. After all, every life insurance company sells life insurance.

But the Knights of Columbus is, in fact, unlike any other company. We do things differently — because both our faith and our members demand it.

We call it the Catholic difference. Here are a few of the things that make us unique:

We invest morally. The Knights of Columbus screens all of its investments according to guidelines published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. We will not invest in companies that deal in abortions, pornography, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning and related endeavors.

We support the Church. Last fraternal year, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council and local councils together donated $48 million to the Church. The Order gives generously through various programs such as the Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP), which, in partnership with our councils, has provided more than $67 million in scholarships to more than 110,000 men and women pursuing religious vocations since 1981. The Knights also helped to restore the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica in 1999 for the Millennial Jubilee and purchased satellite equipment that has since broadcasted the recent popes’ messages to the world. The Order’s aid to the Vatican and the pope is ongoing, with an annual donation from the proceeds of the Vicarius Christi fund given to the Holy Father for his personal charities.

We put our Catholic families first. We are not a commercial company. We have no stockholders. We answer only to our members. We return a share of our profits through dividends to our participating policyholders, and we donate generously.

We have given more than $1.55 billion to charity in the last decade. Most of these funds are generated by proceeds from our insurance business. The proceeds have gone to causes such as pro-life initiatives, disaster relief or aid to persecuted Christians in the Middle East — wherever help is needed most.

We put ethics first. Our corporate commitment to ethics and our ethical business practices have been applauded by the business community. Recently, the Ethisphere Institute named the Knights of Columbus a “World’s Most Ethical Company” for the third consecutive year. We are currently one of only two companies to have earned the designation in the “life insurance” category.

Our members, their spouses and their dependent children have exclusive access to our insurance program. Working with your brother Knight field agent, you can purchase top-quality products to protect your family’s future, all while knowing that you are supporting an organization that shares your faith, your beliefs and your values.

More than 130 years after our venerable founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, set our insurance program in motion, we strive to stay true to his mission and our commitment to our members and our Catholic difference.
Other companies may come along and try to convince you that they are just like us. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But on closer examination, you will find what you always suspected: There is only one Knights of Columbus. We’ll be happy to get to know you better and show you that being Catholic always makes a difference.

Call The Abbate Agency to learn more about this great organization and how we can help you Protect your family. 

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new members and their recent advancements

Our St. Bridget Knights of Columbus Council 5476 is pleased to report new members and their recent advancements to The Second Degree of the Order.

Pictured left to right: Darryn Appleton, Eugene Kastelberg, Grand Knight Rick Witty, Honorable Tom Fiden with his son James Fiden and Barry O’Brien.

Not pictured is Father Sunil Paul Chiriyankandath.

Darryn, Eugene, James and Fr. Sunil  joined and advanced to the Second Degree, Barry recently transferred into our council and also advanced to the Second degree.

Please congratulate these worthy Knights.

Brothers All,

Many of you have suggested a Knights Golf outing. Regrettably, we have yet put our own in place. However, several brother Knights, myself included, have signed up to play in the St. Mikes 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament on Monday June 12th.  The Tournament will be at the Dominion Club. Registration is at 11:00 AM and Shotgun Starts at 1:00PM.   No need to worry about lunch and dinner, it’s included in the fee.

Sign-up is simple, print out the attached form and drop it off with payment of $125 to the parish office.

Detail are:

St. Mikes 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament

Monday June 12, 2017 at the Dominion Club

Check-in/Registration at 11 AM

Shotgun Start at 1 PM

$125 per player, includes Boxed Lunch and Catered Dinner


There are still some Sponsorship Opportunities, if your business would like to be a sponsor, consider the following opportunities.   Contact Mary Sue McClintock for additional details 527-1037 or sponsor@saint-mikes.org.

18-Hole Sponsors – $250 / hole

Boxed-Lunch Sponsor – $1,000

Picnic Dinner Sponsor – $2,000

Closest to the Pin Prizes – Looking for actual items

Items for Giveaway Bags

Vivat Jesus,

Greg Pitrone, Sir Knight and Grand Knight

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