he next Parish Food and Items Drive


I hope you are well and having a sweltering summer!  😊

The next Parish Food and Items Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is in just a couple of weeks.  It takes place on Saturday, August 15th from 10:30 to 1:00 pm (delivery immediately following) and again is on the blacktop of St. Bridget Church.  The beneficiary of contributions (both food and school supplies) is Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC).

We are promoting the Food Drive now and the church has been very helpful:

  • The church has sent a couple of emails to the parish that include an announcement of the food drive
  • The food drive is in the Announcements section on the home page of the St. Bridget website
  • It will be mentioned during announcements at Masses

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive in your family, with friends, and other St. Bridget networks.

What can you do?

  1. Buy some food and school supplies to contribute at the food drive
  2. Send the attached PDF to your family and friends
  3. Forward this email with your message to others with the image of the flyer (below)
  4. Ask your contacts to send the flyer or image on to others
  5. Sign up to help during the food drive!

General message for your emails:

 Thank you for your generous donations to the parish food drives being sponsored by the St. Bridget Knights of Columbus.  Our next parish food and items drive will take place on Saturday, August 15th from 11 am to 1 pm on the parish parking lot.  Food items, school supplies and gift cards will be collected for Commonwealth Catholic Charities.  Please help fill their food pantry and to support children as they get ready to go back to school!  Please visit our parish website and see the parish emails that suggests the food items and school supplies to donate.  Thank you again for your wonderful generosity!

Thanks for helping push the word out about the food drive!  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!

Fraternally, John K. McCulla

Council 5476, Knights of Columbus, St. Bridget Catholic Church

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226 – 804-306-2488


Outdoor Mass on Sunday 7/26/20 at the campus of the Benedictine Abbey


Just a reminder.  There will be an outdoor Mass on Sunday at 9:15 at the pavilion on the campus of the Benedictine Abbey.

This is a great opportunity for those who cannot get access to their own church, who have concerns about wearing a mass during the entire service, or have underlying health issues that are worried about coming in contact with others.

Bring your own chairs and an umbrella is recommended to provide yourself with shade.  There is plenty of space to social distance.  The priest will bring the Eucharist to you in place so there is no need to get line up.

Please join me and many other of our St. Bridget parishioners in the Holy celebration.

Ron Campbell

Aug 15 CCC Food Drive from St. Bridget

Hello Brothers.  I hope you all had a nice weekend.

In August the Knights are sponsoring another monthly parish food drive for the benefit of the Commonwealth Catholic Charities food pantry.  CCC asks that we collect food as well as school supplies for children returning to school.  The drive will be on August 15th from 11 am to 1 pm and again will take place on the school parking lot.

We are beginning to promote the Food Drive and need your help in letting your family, friends, and other St. Bridget networks know about it.

What can you do?

  • Send the attached PDF to your family and friends
  • Amend and forward this email to others with the attached image
  • Ask your contacts to send the flyer or image on to others
  • Buy some food for the food drive!

Would you like to help receive the food from our parishioners?  Let me know if you can assist from 10:30 to 12:00, or 12:00 to 1:30 (to deliver).

Let’s make this a great food drive for the CCC!  Let me to whom you have sent the flyer!

Fantasy Football to Support Life

Good day Brothers, and hope all of you are going to have a great weekend.

Sending out another notice as we are getting closer and closer to football season (and watching the Washington Whatevers) take the field this year!

I wanted to once more invite each one of you to join the Inaugural Season of Fantasy Football.  If you have never played in a league before, this is your chance.  It is a whole lot of fun and win, lose or draw, we all win by supporting a worthy cause.   100% of proceeds raised will go to support Life.  Here are the particulars:

  1. Initial registration open only for Knights of the 5476. League is First Come First Serve, and we can support up to 20 players divided into one or even two conferences (with the Columbus Bowl happening Week 17, determining the winner and second place—see below).
  2. The annual charitable donation to join the league is only  $30.00 per player.  Ron will provide the mechanism when we resume regular council meetings but I don’t need anything right now, just a confirmation you want to play.
  3. I will manage the league. The game is scored and played in Yahoo! Sports, so you will need to start a free Yahoo! Account to play. It takes about 10 minutes.  The precise scoring system will be shared once you join, but for those in the know, it is a Keeper/Dynasty League, Points Per Reception League, and IDP (not team defense—Individual Defensive Players are actually drafted).  For those of you who don’t understand these terms…no problem! Just e-mail me and I can answer you directly. Keeper/Dynamsty League though, is explained below.
  4. We will have an online draft this year, although the plan is we will also have a location where a few Brothers can be present live with appropriate social distancing. Saturday, August 29th (that’s the weekend one week prior to Labor Day Weekend) is the date.  The tentative time will be Saturday evening around 6PM start.  There will be food and beverages available at the draft, or you can join online and supply your own!
  5. After the draft, players can trade and access the waiver wire in season, to bring on new players and support your team.  Each waiver wire transaction during the season is a donation of $1.00.  You can go the whole season without making one move on the waiver wire. But, if you have a player that gets hurt during the season, you can choose to replace him for the $1.00, for example.  I am one of those people who use it a lot, so the charity we select will appreciate it I am sure.  But the waiver wire usage is completely voluntary. 

  I will also offer a Fantasy Football primer on a Zoom call if we have a lot of new people doing this for the first time.  It will be a live “webinar” session that is recorded in case you can’t join live. Players can also send in the questions to me in advance and I will cover them. Tentative date for the primer will be first week in August, in the evening after work. 

  1. The season lasts 16 games (corresponding to the first 16 games of the NFL Season). On Week 17, the two top players will compete against each other in The Columbus Bowl for first and second place.
  2. I will contribute a Council Trophy for the name of the First and Second Place finisher, for bragging rights of course!  That Trophy will grace your fireplace mantel for a whole year, until it is time to add a new name to it, next year.
  3. There will be other prizes available throughout the season (Highest Score of the Week, etc.)
  4. We will also host at least one social event to watch Monday Night Football  during the season.  It will be open to all Brothers and guests, but there will be a benefits to the League members. Again, all proceeds from the event will go to charity.

So who is ready for some football?! Please email me at douglas.lynch1121@gmail.com with any questions or to reserve your spot in the league. Or you can call.

Vivat Jesus!

Doug Lynch

Direct Line: 609-977-8953

Outdoor Mass Held at Benedictine – To Be Repeated Next Week

Brother Knights,

I am pasting a message from our brother Frank Russo regarding the outdoor mass held at Benedictine yesterday.  I was in attendance at this Mass and it was wonderful.  Please consider attending this next week.  Let everyone you know who would like to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist but are afraid of an indoor gathering about this wonderful opportunity.

Here is Franks email:


We had a good turnout for this Sunday’s outdoor mass at Benedictine, about 40 people, almost all St. Bridget parishioners. We’re going to do it again, but with a few changes:

  • Mass will be at 9:15, to try to beat the heat. The indoor mass will continue to be celebrated at 9:00, then we will start the outdoor mass 15 minutes later.
  • In addition to bringing a chair, many people brought umbrellas, which is highly recommended to provide some shade.

Everything else will remain the same:

  • The mass is intended for the elderly, for those who do not feel safe or comfortable attending mass indoors, or for those who are finding the indoor protocols too burdensome – but ALL ARE WELCOME!  We have essentially unlimited outdoor space.
  • Bring your own chair and sit as near or far away as you are comfortable.
  • The priest will bring communion to each worshipper in their seat, so no need to worry about moving around or getting close to others for holy communion.
  • There will be no collection, but there will be baskets in the back where free will offerings are welcome.

We would like to get the word out beyond St. Bridget, so if you have contacts in the Knights or otherwise at other parishes, please spread the word.

Thanks for your help!   Frank