Blessing of the PRC Ultrasound Machines on March 29th

Good afternoon, Brothers.

 Per the attached, we cordially invite you to attend the joyous blessing of the new ultrasound machines placed at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond (PRC) as a result of the St. Bridget Knights of Columbus Council 5476 “Jennifer Stivers Campaign To Save the Lives of the Most Vulnerable”.   The event is scheduled for 3:00pm, Sunday, March 29th, at the PRC.

His Excellency, Bishop Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, and the Reverend Monsignor William H. Carr, Pastor of St. Bridget Catholic Church, will be on hand to bless the new machines and the mission of the Pregnancy Resource Center to save the lives of the unborn.  Tours of the facility will be provided by PRC Board members and staff beginning at 2:00pm, followed by a brief program and the blessing at 3:00pm. 

 The St. Bridget Knights made this initiative its core priority for 2019, and our fundraising was extremely successful.  Including the funds matched by Supreme, the initiative raised over $87,000, allowing the PRC to purchase three new ultrasound machines, including one being placed at its new medical center in the South Side of Richmond.  Our Council Brothers and Parish were very generous in their financial support, and the National Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Program matched our local contributions dollar-for-dollar.  We hope you’ll come join us and celebrate this blessed achievement!

 If you’re planning to attend this celebratory event, please RSVP to (804) 673-4150 or info@prcrichmond.org.  The PRC is located at 1510 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230

 Thank you for continued leadership and support of our Council and its initiatives, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.     

 God bless, and Vivat Jesus!

 Bart Leahey, Grand Knight

Knights of Columbus Council 5476

St. Bridget Catholic Church
Mobile: 804.240.9859

 

Starting Ash Wednesday – Into the Breach Video Series

INTO THE BREACH VIDEO SERIES TRAILER

The Knights of Columbus has produced a 12-episode video series inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation, “Into the Breach” written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix. Each episode features a man’s personal story and major Catholic figures such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Mike Schmitz, former NFL player Matt Birk, FOCUS founder Curtis Martin and others who break down and explore the virtues of Catholic masculinity.

Why are you here? To know God. To love God. To serve God.

If you are a man, you are called to share the faith. You are called to live the faith.

Step into the breach this Lent to strive nobly and discover your role as a Catholic man in today’s world.

The Knights of Columbus has produced a 12-episode video series inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation Into the Breach written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix.

Watch and share the trailer now!

Each episode features a man’s personal story and major Catholic figures such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Father Mike Schmitz, former NFL player Matt Birk, FOCUS founder Curtis Martin and others who break down and explore the virtues of Catholic masculinity.

All episodes will premiere on Ash Wednesday at kofc.org/intothebreach.

Will you step into the breach with your brother Knights and answer God’s call to lead?

COMING ASH WEDNESDAY

Why are you here? To know God. To love God. To serve God. If you are a man, you are called to share the faith. You are called to live the faith. Step into the breach this Lent and discover your role as a Catholic man in today’s world.

Check back here on Ash Wednesday for the premiere of the new 12-episode video series.

 

Men’s Ministry Lenten Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 3/28/20

Gents,

In order to avoid detracting from the Diocesan Men’s Conference, being held at St. Bede on Saturday, March 21, and to allow those wanting to attend that event, our Men’s Ministry Lenten Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is now scheduled for March 28.  As before, all parts of the Pilgrimage are of course optional and we frequently have small groups and individuals going in different directions a la carte. Unfortunately, due to availability and timing, we will not be able to dine as a group at the Irish Pub…so, sorry. Below is a tentative itinerary, with the various options, with links also below:

6:20 a.m.  Gather at front of St. Bridget

6:30 a.m.  Departure

8:30 a.m.   Arrival at Shrine Cafeteria. Coffee, etc. as needed

9:00 a.m.  Guided Tour of The Shrine

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Guided Tour of the Franciscan Monastery, with Holy Land and Catacomb Replicas
( those going on this tour should leave the Shrine at 9:45 or so to make the very short drive over to the Franciscan Monastery)

10:00 a.m.—12:00 Noon  Private Time for prayer, visits to bookstore/gift shop (also available at Monastery) and/ or Confession. Confessions are available at both the Shrine and the Monastery and we are hoping Father Tochi will be able to hear confessions as well.

Also, the Shrine of Saint Pope John Paul II is about a 1 minute drive from the Shrine. Those wishing to visit can do so during this time period.

12 Noon. Suggested lunch time. Shrine Cafeteria, Catholic University of America dining options  (on-campus or bordering retail area)

Approximately 1:00p.m.  Stations of the Cross in the Crypt Church (lower level of the Shrine immediately following the 12:10 Mass)

2:00 p.m.  Private Mass in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel (lower level of The Shrine)
Celebrant is Father Tochi. Deacons attending can assist I’m sure.

Regroup in Cafeteria area following Mass for immediate departure back to St. Bridget.

Please let me know by replying to ckoz654@aol.com if you plan to go on the Pilgrimage and if you would be willing to drive if necessary. If a possible driver, also include how many your vehicle can comfortably fit.

Thanks and best wishes for a fruitful Lent!

https://www.nationalshrine.org/

https://myfranciscan.org/

https://www.jp2shrine.org/jps/en/index.html

https://evangelizerichmond.org/events/2019-catholic-mens-conference/

Mike K.

P.S.  Let’s also try to have a good showing at the Men’s Conference on March 21