Our Prayers go with you Brother Pat White

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.

Information provided be Brother Dan Harms

Virtual Retreat on Saturday, January 29

Subject: Please share this Virtual Retreat on Saturday, January 29 with your Brother Sir Knights

Following in the Footsteps of St. Joseph” Retreat registration link: 


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.

For more information about this virtual retreat opportunity, please contact programsdirector@vakofc.org.

Vivat Jesus,


Kelly Niernberger

Associate Marshal, Northern Virginia-North


New Law to Aid Vet Access to State and National Parks



Worthy Faithful Navigator,

This new law may apply to many Sir Knights that are military veterans in your assembly. The new law now gives them free lifetime access to all national parks. 

In 2020, the National Parks Service granted veterans and Gold Star Families free access to parks and sites across the country. On Dec 27, 2021, the policy became a permanent.

How to access this benefit, get more information, and order your National Park Military Veteran Pass go to the National Park Service website – 


Please forward this announcement as soon as you can to your membership. Thank you.


2022 Free Throw Championship on January 23rd

Brother Knights,

Just a reminder that if you have children in your family, ages 9 to 14, please bring them out to our Free Throw Championship on January 23rd from 1PM to 3PM in Mother Presentation Hall.

Also, we are in need of one or two more volunteers to help with this event.  Please let me know if you are available to help between 12PM and 3PM on January 23rd.

Thank you,

Sean Cox
(757) 342-1273

2022 March for Life in January


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.

Thanks for your consideration.

Mike K.

2022 Polar Plunge Fund Raiser

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 

Member Message from Grand Knight Bruce Slough

Dear Prospective Member,  

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! 

                                                                        Bruce Slough 

                                                                        Grand Knight