The Walk for Life to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center

A better direct link embedded. Please use this link to directly access my walker page for our team Knights of Columbus— Council 5476. Once on my walker page, you should see a team tab that you can click on to see how we are doing. Thanks all!

Mike K. 


The Walk for Life to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center is scheduled for May 1 at Deep Run Park (off Ridgefield Parkway, near Gaskins Rd.).  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00.  It is a leisurely 2 mile walk, take your time as necessary!  You can register to walk on May 1 as part of our Knights of Columbus team, walk any other two mile route on your own at a different time, or simply make a monetary donation to the effort.  If you’d rather, you can also register as an individual walker and raise pledges and enlist sponsors on your own. 

I have created a donation page under my name (Mike Kozak) which you should be able to access and make donations to by clicking on the direct link below.  Please let me know if you encounter any glitches. Our team name is Knights of Columbus—Council 5476. I set a modest initial goal of $1,000, which I hope we can exceed in no time. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me. Here is the link:

You can also make donations through the main page for the Walk for Life 2021:

If you go that route, please make your donation on my walker page so our team is credited with your donation towards our Council 5476 goal. 

Thanks for your support for our Respect Life efforts!


Mike Kozak

Thank you from Sacred Heart Center


Dear Knights of Columbus Council 5476,

Thank you for helping Sacred Heart Center Keep Our Programs Running! 
We are grateful for your donation of $40.00 on 2/27/2021. Your gift allows us to serve our community at this overwhelming time in all of our lives. We keep you and your families in our thoughts and prayers daily.

I continue to be humbled by our community’s resilience and strength, in spite of all of the difficulties that face us. Because of you –  all of our friends, supporters, volunteers, staff, partners, and our program participants, we remain standing – seguimos parados.

The Sacred Heart Center community has done as the palm trees do – las palmeras – bending in the wind, but we do not break. Nearly all of our programs have been moved to a virtual format. In spite of the challenges with this, we still have hundreds of community members participating in educational and youth programs, many times while continuing to work on the front lines of the pandemic, navigating online learning with their children, and/or learning new technology.  Also, we have been providing critical basic needs support to families, serving thousands with food and financial assistance.

We plan on continuing to offer virtual options for our educational classes once we are able to safely come back to the classroom, to serve even more people who may not be able to come to the Center in person! In addition, we are excited to share that our satellite location is now open at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Chesterfield County, and we hope to expand our offerings there in 2021.

On behalf of our program participants, staff, and Board, thank you for believing in our vision of a Richmond that embraces each other in our shared humanity. That vision is now, MORE THAN EVER, dear and important, especially while we are apart. We look forward to the day when we can all be together again, in the safe, welcoming space that is Sacred Heart Center.

De todo corazón

Tanya Gonzalez
Executive Director

Our Contact Information
Sacred Heart Center
1400 Perry Street
Richmond, VA 23224


Results from Sacred Heart Food drive in February


Thank you all for a very productive food drive today for the Sacred Heart Center!  What a great response from our parishioners – so generous!  In spite of the rain, this appeared to be the most food collected yet!

Special thanks to Greg Stivers for the use of his trailer again – it is so very helpful!  And thank you to the brothers that braved the rain and cold (not too bad!):Augie, Frank, Gene, Mike W., Rick, Ron P., Mike C., Bob, John V., Doug, Wayne, and Bruce. 

Here are a couple of pics from the drop-off with some of the SHC volunteers.  Fr. Shay is very thankful!

More information to come on our next Food Drive tentatively scheduled for the end of March


These brothers are celebrating their birthday in the month of March.  Please be sure to send them your best wishes!

John Kennedy               03-02

Jeff Wells                       03-03

Brendan Mahoney       03-05

Darryn Appleton           03-07

Victor Mac Laughlin     03-07

John Vandersyde          03-13

Bruce Slough                  03-15

Pat White                       03-17

Brian Haney                   03-18

Matt Hollomon             03-18

Drew Rich                      03-20

William Mckenna         03-23

William Simon              03-24

Joe O’Hare                    03-25

Paul Kastelberg             03-30

Birthday celebrants, please join us on Zoom for our regular Council Meeting on Mar. 8 at 6:00 PM.  Happy Birthday to you!!!