With a heavy heart, we announce that our beloved Deacon Pat White passed away last night.
Thank you for your continued prayers for his wife, Kay, his children, and his family. We rejoice in the promise of heavenly repose with our Lord and thank you for your continued intercession for our brother who served and loved the Lord and this community so well.
The community Rosaries will still be said Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 3 p.m. over zoom. Liturgies and arrangements will be announced as they develop.
Eternal rest grant unto Patrick, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
All Catholic men who share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first are invited to join a virtual retreat on Saturday, January 29 from 8 to 11:30 am.
The retreat will be focused on the challenges of being a Catholic man. Participants will explore what the Bible has to say to men today. At the conclusion, men will feel inspired, re-invigorated, and ready to move forward with renewed purpose and peace of mind.
Attached is a flyer with sign-up information for the March for Life bus transportation to DC on January 21. Also included is information on the Respect Life Mass and Holy Hour being conducted at St. Bridget on Tuesday, January 18, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Please give prayerful consideration to attending one or both of these events with your family and friends. The March is coming back this year after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Also, Father Shuping added the Mass to our usual Respect Life Holy Hour for the first time this year. I think it is important for our Council to show and support these prayers for the success of our pro-life efforts, pro-life efforts being one of the pillars of the K of C.
Brother Knights, We have just under 4 weeks remaining in the Polar Plunge fund raiser and our current total is $367 raised thus far. Not bad, but far from our goal of $2,481 based upon what was raised last year.
Please consider supporting this very worthy cause with a donation and helping us reach our goal. We did it last year. I know we can do it again. Just click the link below and then click the DONATE button. https://impact.specialolympicsva.org/team/383413
You can also help us extend the reach of this fundraising effort by forwarding the flyer attached to any friends or family you believe may be interested. Thank you all for your support! Sean Cox Scox121@outlook.com (757) 342-1273
Perhaps you have heard of GK Chesterton. He is credited with saying, “The moment you are fair to the Church, you begin to grow fond of it.” Perhaps the same applies for you with the Knights of Columbus.
The Knights exist to provide Catholic fellowship and evangelization. Our goal is to help men, their families and our parish grow closer to Christ. We provide many opportunities to live and spread the Catholic faith. St. Bridget’s Knights are effective because we have developed an authentically friendly group of men with many of the same interests, especially with respect to faith, family, community and country.
The Knights clearly recognize that most men’s time is already spoken for with obligatory commitments, including family, work and community. For that reason, our expectation of your time is as little, or as much as you want to give. But most of our 150 members have a desire to be part of a larger force for good, especially as we witness the unfortunate developments in our culture.
Father Shuping, Father O’Reilly, Bishop Knestout and Monsignor Carr are Knights and strong supporters.
Will you consider joining us? You can by simply going to www.kofc.org/join . Or you can come for a casual dinner social on any second Monday from 6:30 to 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. You will likely already know many of the men attending. Thank you for considering!
Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, VA 23226