Jack Grabenstein on becoming our newest Third Degree Knight having taken the Charity, Unity and Fraternity Exemplification on Tuesday 1/12/21.
On 01-04-21 Brother Knights,
I would like for you all to welcome our newest members, Brian Foley and Alan Acaso.
Brian Was a member of Council 511 Mary Star of the Sea in Hampton VA. He and his wife Michelle live in Midlothian and are members of St. Bridget Church.
Welcome to Brian and his family!
Please welcome our newest member, Alan Acaso.
Alan joined the Knights on Dec. 8 through the on-line membership at KofC.org. He became a third Degree Knight and member of our Council on 12/28 through the on-demand Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.
The Knights of Columbus will be hold their next parish food drive on Saturday, January 30th from 8:45 a.m. to Noon, in the parish parking lot. Food items and gift cards will be collected for the St. Peter Catholic Church Food Pantry. Please help fill their food pantry in this time of need. Thank you again for your wonderful generosity!
Our Annual Super Bowl Chili sales are currently underway. This year of course is different than any previous year. All orders will be through our on-line Shopify site. Click the link and place your orders.
Please find attached and below an invitation to the upcoming Into the Breach meeting series starting this month on January 28th. I hope many of you are able to attend. Please let me know if you have any questions about this program, and if you are interested, just shoot me back an email letting me know you plan to attend. This flyer will be included in this week’s bulletin, but please feel free to forward this information to anyone else outside of the council you feel may be interested.
Knights of Columbus Council 5476 invites all Catholic men of St Bridget parish to join us at our monthly Into the Breach video series and discussion via ZOOM. Our first Zoom meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 pm. and will last approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
In the past two decades, 14 million Catholics nationwide and one in three Catholic men who have been baptized have left the faith. In the face of those losses, there is an enormous breach in the battle line of faith that is causing disruptions in the Church and wider society. As men we must enter into that breach. To step into the breach requires every man to have faith and take action. The Into the Breach series challenges men to seek greatness and to be heroically virtuous, to have a character marked by goodness and truth, strength and courage.
Each meeting focuses on one episode of a 12-episode video series found at: http://www.kofc.org/en/campaigns/into-the-breach.html. The 12 episodes are titled: Masculinity, Brotherhood, Leadership, Fatherhood, Family, Life, Prayer, Suffering, Sacramental Life, Spiritual Warfare, Evangelization, and The Cornerstone.
Monthly Into the Breach Zoom meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise advertised.
Will you march with us in Washington D.C. this year for the 2021 March for Life?
We know that giving public witness to the atrocity of abortion in the nation’s capital, just as we have for the past 47 years, is as important as ever—especially as we watch the most pro-abortion president in history take office just one week prior.
We are taking the necessary precautions to help ensure the safety of our marchers; however, we also know that many people will be unable to attend in person this year due to the pandemic.
For this reason, we want to make sure that everyone who cannot be with us in person is able to fully experience this year’s March for Life virtually and from their own homes, schools, or offices.
Please use the link below to register for the 2021 March for Life Virtual Coverage, and we will send access links to watch LIVE!
REGISTER HERE FOR VIRTUAL MARCH FOR LIFE COVERAGE If you will join us in person, we cannot wait to be with you! Our team has been working hard in conjunction with local law enforcement, and we are excited about the look and feel of this year’s march despite a challenging year. See you soon—whether it be virtually or in person!
Come to give blood by Jan. 31 and be automatically entered for a chance to win a Super Bowl LVI getaway to sunny Los Angeles for you and a guest!* The package will include two tickets to Super Bowl LVI, entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 4 to Feb. 7, 2022), plus a $500 gift card for expenses.
We’re not playing around! Come to give Jan. 1-20 and you’ll also be automatically entered to win the Big Game at Home package so your household can enjoy an awesome viewing experience safely at home this year.** This includes a 65-inch television and a $500 gift card to put toward food and fun.
Help us tackle the critical need for blood and you could win one of two epic prizes!
Monsignor has approved our annual Respect Life Holy Hour to be held during the weekly Adoration time on Tuesday, January 26, from 5:30-6:30 pm. Deacon Charlie will preside and Wayne Slough will be assisting with the readings and prayers. I have asked Allen to provide the prayer leaflets we have used in past years and provide the music if he is available to help.
Deacon Charlie has specifically asked that the notices include encouragement for those attending to spend the entire hour in prayer if they are able. Traditionally, this Respect Life Holy Hour has been intended as a vigil of sorts for the national March for Life in Washington, DC, scheduled this year for the following Friday, January 29.
We are utilizing the communications available through the parish office, but please also spread the word. Thanks and God Bless.
Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, VA 23226