The Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism, and the defense of the Priesthood. Good Priests need good Knights and we are there for them.
Earlier this week, Ron Campbell and I sat down together and set up a new Google account for our Council. This account will streamline our ability to distribute Council-wide e-mails to our Members, update/share documents, and manage a Council-specific calendar.
Please note that I’m sending this from our new Council 5476 e-mail address (email@example.com)that we’ll use for all communications with Council members and the State and Supreme offices. If you have any Knights-specific questions for Ron or me, please feel free to use this e-mail address, as we check it daily.
We appreciate your support of this work-in-progress and welcome your thoughts and feedback as we expand usage of the account to manage our Council’s day-to-day operations.
Bart Leahey. Grand Knight
St. Bridget Church | Knights of Columbus – Council 5476
St. Bridget’s 19th Annual K of C and Men’s Ministry October Fest!
Want to spend a casual fall afternoon outside, craft-brewed beer in hand, watching football and sharing fellowship? Want to meet other men from St. Bridget? Then join us for October Fest! Hosted by St. Bridget’s Knights of Columbus and St Bridget Men’s Ministry, this men’s social event has been a great hit over the years!
Once again, we’re shipping in those famous brats from Usinger’s of Milwaukee, and serving them up with sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, a sweet dessert, and a hand-picked selection of seasonal and craft beer! So, “shine your stein” and join us for all the fun and fellowship we can “mustard” up!
Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2 p.m. ‘til dark
Location: Benedictine College Preparatory School – 12829 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238 at the pavilion
Cost: $25/person for a great meal and some tasty fest brews!
For Information: Call Ron Campbell (ph. 770-598-7864) to register, or John McCulla (ph. 342-1112)
Come have a great time! RSVP Now! Registration is required so we can include you in the count!
I invite you to watch “Protecting Our Children: A Family’s Response,” the story of one family’s experience with child sex abuse and the hope and healing that followed. In this film, a brother Knight and his wife share the importance of faith and family in addressing the sexual abuse of their son by a close family friend. You will feel the pain of what they describe, but you will be glad that you met this family.
Their hope is that all who hear their story will be equipped with the critical knowledge and specific steps needed to better protect the children in their lives. My hope is that this film will bring families, parishes and communities closer together to protect children from the serious risk of sexual abuse.
All Knights of Columbus are invited to participate in a March on carrying an American Flag at the Flying Squirrels game this Saturday. Two free tickets and free parking for all participants. See the information included below.
PLEASE PASS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO YOUR SIR KNIGHTS
Here’s a grand opportunity for you and other Sir Knights from your assembly to show off your support of our military personnel and their family’s station at Ft. Lee. Annually the Richmond councils and assemblies sponsor this military appreciation even at the Diamond, home of the Richmond Flying Squirals. They are the Double-A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
To honor our Ft. Lee service members, their families, and friends, you are cordially invited to march in the pre-game Flags of Our Nation Ceremony. Flag bearers will carry the historical flags of our nation, supplied by our very own Honor America Corps.
Here’s the particulars about this event:
Event: 4th Degree Military Appreciation Night @ the Diamond (see attached flyer);
Address: The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230;
Date/Muster Time: Saturday, 29 June 2019/4:30 PM;
Flag Bearers Attire for the Flags of Our Nation Ceremony: White short sleeve pullover shirt (Polo), dark slacks, and black shoes;
For those Sir Knights who volunteer to carry flags during the Flags of Our Nation Ceremony, you will receive two tickets to the game… bring a change of cloths and enjoy the game. Can’t beat that as a token of appreciation just for showing your support of our troops.
If interested in volunteering to support this event, go to the aforementioned Volunteer Sign-up link or contact the event POC listed above.
2. Farwell to Fr. John Christian
Father John Christian will be leaving our parish effective June 30th. There will be receptions held in his honor to thank him for his service to our parish and parishioners after every mass this weekend.
PLEASE BROTHER KNIGHTS USE THE SIGN UP GENIUS BELOW TO VOLUNTEER A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME TO ASSIST AT WHATEVER MASS YOU ARE ATTENDING. IT WILL NOT TAKE MUCH TIME AND YOUR WIFE AND OR CHILDREN CAN ALSO HELP OUT. LET US GIVE HIM A VERY ASFFECTIONATE SEND OFF BY HELPING SERVE HIM.
The annual Fourth of July (Indoor) Picnic will be held at the Columbian Center at Noon on Thursday, July 4th (who’d have guessed?). The event is open to all members and family of the Richmond Assembly of the Fourth Degree, and Council 395.
In order to ensure that there is enough (and not too much) food for the event, please sign up with the following link:
The signups for Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond for next Saturday June 29th are very thin. Please consider joining us for the presentation and staying for the game. It’s free to you and your spouse. We had a great turn out last July when almost all the flags made it on the field. It would be nice to top that and get all the flags out there. I hope to see you there!
Friends, our Gospel today calls us to entrust our lives completely to God. How often the Bible compels us to meditate on the meaning of faith! We might say that the Scriptures rest upon faith, and that they remain inspired at every turn by the spirit of faith.
Paul Tillich said that “faith” is the most misunderstood word in the religious vocabulary, and I’ve always felt that he’s right about that. What is faith? Faith is an attitude of trust in the presence of God. Faith is openness to what God will reveal, do, and invite. It should be obvious that in dealing with the infinite, all-powerful person who is God, we are never in control.
This is precisely what we see in the lives of the saints: in Mother Teresa moving into the worst slum in the world in an attitude of trust; in Francis of Assisi just abandoning everything and living for God; in Rose Hawthorne deciding to take cancer sufferers into her own home; in Antony leaving everything behind and going into the desert; in Maximilian Kolbe saying, “I’m a Catholic priest; take me in his place.”
Do not worry, and depend on God for everything. Have faith!
Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, VA 23226