Message from Monsignor Carr – July Changes

Dear Parishioners,

A hearty thank you to Father John Christian for his good work among us these past two years. Father Christian is a bright and devoted priest who has served well.

On July 1st Father Christian becomes parochial vicar for St. Andrew Parish, Roanoke. Farewell receptions will be held after Masses on the weekend of June 29th & 30th.

Also on July 1st we will receive two parochial vicars: newly ordained Father Tochi Iwuju, and newly ordained Father Kyle O’Connor. Father Tochi was ordained on June 1st in Sacred Heart Cathedral after studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and Liberty University in Lynchburg. Father Kyle O’Connor will become parochial vicar for our parish until he returns to Rome for further studies in late September.

On June 10th seminarian Dillon Thomas will arrive here for his pastoral year. Dillon is a student at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

As I write this it is on my heart to thank you for your prayers for priests and seminarians, and for your generosity that supports our parish rectory.


Monsignor Carr

Annual Saints & Sinner’s Dinner Chorus Participants Requested

Gentlemen of St. Bridget,

 The Annual Saints and Sinners Dinner is coming up on Tuesday, June 18th in the Parish Commons.  As usual, it begins with a social hour at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, and then some entertainment (that is us!) at 6:45 or so. 

 Our theme for the dinner is “A Tribute to Notre Dame – A Return to Paris.”  Allen and Jacob are collaborating on some songs that fit into this theme, and I am sure we will have a few of our standard summer-toned tunes!  Please see the flyer below!

 Would you please join us to sing for the St. Bridget seniors at this dinner?  They very much enjoy this each and every year and it truly makes their evening! 

 Consider, too, bringing your spouse to dinner.  It is a fun event, and the dinner will be delicious!  Beer or wine is on me if you join us in song (the libations lubricate the wind pipes!), and dinner is an inexpensive $12 that will satisfy!

 Please email Jacob at if you can join in the fun! 

I would think that there will be a pre-concert practice at 5:30 or so, as we do each year. 

 Many thanks for participating, men!