Pictured left to right are Bruce Slough, Membership Director, and new members Bill Cardullo, David Cal Whitehead, Steve Oswald and Brendan Mahoney.


St. Bridget Knights of Columbus Council #5476 is pleased to congratulate four candidates joining the Order; they completed their First Degree initiation at  St. Michaels on June 26, 2018.

Pictured left to right are Bruce Slough, Membership Director, and new members Bill Cardullo, David Cal Whitehead, Steve Oswald and Brendan Mahoney.

Please extend your congratulations to our new Knights when you have the opportunity!

nights Council 5476 Volunteer Opportunities – Catechesis and RCIA

Good morning, Brother Knights.

Per the below, our Director of Faith Formation, Donna Adler, is looking for volunteers to join our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) team and/or serve as religious education teachers for young parishioners.

Donna provided the following details regarding each volunteer role:

  • RCIA:  The RCIA team is a Tuesday evening weekly commitment, normally from 6:00-7:30pm (occasionally until 8:30pm) running from mid-September through Pentecost. RCIA team members would also be present at special Sunday liturgies for candidates and catechumens. RCIA team members accompany candidates and catechumens on their journeys by helping to incorporate them into the life of the parish and by being mentors in the faith, along with their sponsors. The RCIA team is expected to do the readings for RCIA sessions that we will require of candidates and catechumens. They should expect to spend up to three hours preparing every week.
  • Catechist/Religious Ed:  The pre-K through 5 program is also a weekly commitment on a Wednesday afternoon beginning around 4:00pm and ending around 6:15pm (taking into account set-up and clean-up time) or Sunday afternoons from around 12:00 to 2:00, also taking into account set-up and clean-up. Catechists should expect to spend one and one-half  to two hours preparing for every session.

Interested Brothers can reach out directly to Donna at dadler@saintbridgetchurch.org.

Vivat Jesus,  Bart

Council 5476 Recognition in the “Knights In Action” publication

Council Recognition-Knights In Action

Knights of Columbus Supreme Council has recognized our council’s “Good Works” .

Our Mass of Remembrance has  been posted digitally  in the Virginia state portion of The Supreme Council’s “Knights In Action” website.

Please enter Ctrl+Click on http://www.kofc.org/knightsinaction.  link then  go to the page 2 to see the council  postings for Virginia.

Our Scholarship Program  posting is included on page 26 of the Columbia magazine, June edition.

Please, take a look!

It is through the participation and dedication of our growing Council, now just over 100 men strong, that we continue to impact our St Bridget Catholic Church Parish.  We also appreciate the wonderful support of our parishioners when the Knights are in action supporting a cause, or hosting a feast. This joint effort is what makes us ALL strong and successful. We cannot do our good works without all of you!

Fraternally, Gary Port

KOVAR Collections & Dogs 4 Dad’s this past weekend

The St Bridget Knights of Columbus Council 5476 had a successful weekend hosting Father’s Day Dogs 4 Dads, and collecting donations for KOVAR, Virginians with intellectual disabilities.

It was a wonderful opportunity to serve the wellbeing of the parish through collaboration and fellowship. Thanks to Ron Paquette, his son and grandsons for cooking and serving up the best hotdogs in town; thanks to all the brother Knights who helped collect donations for KOVAR after each Mass.

Our total collection was approximately $600.00.  The door is still open if you know of anyone wishing to make a contribution. Please contact Bruce Slough our KOVAR champion to make a donation – bslough@hotmail.com

A special thank you to soon to be past GK Rick Witty for requesting an announcement before the 11:00 Mass. As John McCulla suggests, that helped.  

Being a Knight, Making a Difference at St Bridget

It takes a council of K of C men to be present and to be noticed – you are making a difference at St Bridget!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Knights of Columbus cookout on Friday. We had an excellent turnout of over 50 knights, spouses, clergy and guests. And to all of you who couldn’t participate, thanks for letting us know. We hope to get you there next year. It was a terrific party!

A special word of appreciation goes out to Madeline and Rick Witty, our gracious host again this year. You have a lovely home and the perfect spot for this wonderful party. Thank you for your gracious hospitality, and for Rick’s service as soon to be “past grand knight”. And to John B, our chef for the evening, thanks for cooking all the dogs and burgers to perfection!!! And the beer selection courtesy of John M.

Speaking of hotdogs, this coming Sunday is father’s day, and the Knights will be hosting “Dogs For Dads” after Mass on Sunday. Ron needs a little help setting up on Sunday morning, and breaking down after Noon. Please consider stopping by to assist around 7:30 AM. He will need help with the tent and some tables. And again after the Mass you attend, please stop by and see if you can lend a hand serving. We will be located in the School parking lot near the rear entry to the church.

Intl Food Fest 2014

Volunteers are also needed to hand out Tootsie Rolls for KOVAR donations after each Mass. If you are not helping with the Dogs, please grab a vest and jump in to help with KOVAR.

We are counting on everyone’s participation this weekend! Thanks for being a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 5476!!!



Knights set a new record in charity

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced that the Knights of Columbus set a new record for charitable giving and volunteerism. In 2017, Knights and their families gave more than $185 million to charitable causes and volunteered 75.6 million hours of their time.

Through programs such as Coats for KidsFood for Families, and through our work with partners like Special OlympicsThe Global Wheelchair Fund, and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, Knights made a difference.  We’re doing more, for more people, than ever before. But we need men like you to keep up this important work.

 Are you ready to make an impact in your community?

Join us today and become a part of this great and positive movement.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization.  It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the church, communities, and their families.  If you are interested in learning more about the Knights or would like to join, contact (   name   ) at (email and phone number).  You can also find out more online at www.kofc.org/joinus.



2018 Knights of Columbus High School Scholarships Awarded

Council Grand Knight Rick Witty, Madison Page Kuriger, Msgr. William Carr, Tyler Craig and Scholarship Chairman Gary Port

    The Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce that their two annual $1,000 high school scholarship awards were presented at the St Bridget School Eighth Grade closing ceremony on June 4, 2018. Madison Page Kuriger will be attending St. Gertrude High School, and Tyler Craig will be attending Benedictine College Preparatory. Please congratulate Madison and Tyler for their success in winning this competitive scholarship award.

   St. Bridget Knights of Columbus Council 5476 has awarded this competitive Catholic High school Scholarship for the last five years. To date, the Council has presented scholarships to thirteen St Bridget school students who will be continuing their Catholic education in high school. Contact Gary Port for more information about his scholarship.

   Photo: Council Grand Knight Rick Witty, Madison Page Kuriger, Msgr. William Carr, Tyler Craig and Scholarship Chairman Gary Port.