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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.

Invitation to watch “Protecting Our Children” video

Brother Knight:

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.

Fraternally,

Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

 

 

Important Events this Weekend!

 Two important events this weekend:

 Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond. 

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);

Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond

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;

Volunteer Sign-up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4cafad2aa1f94-military;

POC: SK Steve Layne, slayne@amtechpc.com, 804-338-5838;

Richmond Flying Squirrels Web Site: https://www.milb.com/richmond/

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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4AAFA629A3FB6-farewell

 Thank you! Ron Campbell   770-598-7864  camp2130rjc@bellsouth.net

 

 

Annual 4th of July Picnic at the Columbian Center

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:

Fourth of July Picnic Attendees: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945aca72da7f49-fourth2

Additionally, to make the event a success, we need a few workers set up the Center, prepare the food, serve drinks and clean up afterwards.  Please sign up to help at the following link:

Fourth of July Picnic Workers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945aca72da7f49-fourth3

If you are planning to help out and attend, please sign up at both signup pages.

Hope to see you there!


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Military Appreciation Night with Flying Squirrels 6/29/19

At the Diamond 2016

Sir Knights,

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!

Mike Szablak, State Convention Chairman

Faithful Navigator – Richmond Assembly 1165

Knights of Columbus, 612-845-6357

Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond

Reflection from Bishop Barron 6/23/19

Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Matthew 6:24-34
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!

Saints & Sinners Dinner and Song on 6/18/19

Brothers,

 The Annual Saints and Sinners Dinner is next week on Tuesday, June 18th in the Parish Commons. It begins with a social hour at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, and then some entertainment at 6:45 or so. That entertainment is us!  

 Our theme for the dinner is “A Tribute to Notre Dame – A Return to Paris.” Allen and Jacob are collaborating on some songs that fit into this theme, and I am sure we will have a few of our standard summer-toned tunes! Please see the flyer below!

 Would you consider joining some men from the St. Bridget Men’s Ministry to sing at this fun dinner for the St. Bridget seniors?  Our seniors enjoy this immensely every year and it truly makes their evening!

 Consider, too, bringing your spouse to dinner. It is a fun event, and the dinner will be delicious! Beer or wine is on me if you join us in song (the libations lubricate the wind pipes!), and dinner is an inexpensive $12 that will satisfy!

 Please let me know if you can join in the fun! I think that there will be a short practice at 5:30 with Allen Bean.  

 Many thanks for considering participating, men!   We very much need -singers!

 Best,

John K. McCulla

Message from Monsignor Carr – July Changes

Dear Parishioners,

A hearty thank you to Father John Christian for his good work among us these past two years. Father Christian is a bright and devoted priest who has served well.

On July 1st Father Christian becomes parochial vicar for St. Andrew Parish, Roanoke. Farewell receptions will be held after Masses on the weekend of June 29th & 30th.

Also on July 1st we will receive two parochial vicars: newly ordained Father Tochi Iwuju, and newly ordained Father Kyle O’Connor. Father Tochi was ordained on June 1st in Sacred Heart Cathedral after studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and Liberty University in Lynchburg. Father Kyle O’Connor will become parochial vicar for our parish until he returns to Rome for further studies in late September.

On June 10th seminarian Dillon Thomas will arrive here for his pastoral year. Dillon is a student at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

As I write this it is on my heart to thank you for your prayers for priests and seminarians, and for your generosity that supports our parish rectory.

Sincerely,

Monsignor Carr

Annual Saints & Sinner’s Dinner Chorus Participants Requested

Gentlemen of St. Bridget,

 The Annual Saints and Sinners Dinner is coming up on Tuesday, June 18th in the Parish Commons.  As usual, it begins with a social hour at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, and then some entertainment (that is us!) at 6:45 or so. 

 Our theme for the dinner is “A Tribute to Notre Dame – A Return to Paris.”  Allen and Jacob are collaborating on some songs that fit into this theme, and I am sure we will have a few of our standard summer-toned tunes!  Please see the flyer below!

 Would you please join us to sing for the St. Bridget seniors at this dinner?  They very much enjoy this each and every year and it truly makes their evening! 

 Consider, too, bringing your spouse to dinner.  It is a fun event, and the dinner will be delicious!  Beer or wine is on me if you join us in song (the libations lubricate the wind pipes!), and dinner is an inexpensive $12 that will satisfy!

 Please email Jacob at JTemple@saintbridgetchurch.org if you can join in the fun! 

I would think that there will be a pre-concert practice at 5:30 or so, as we do each year. 

 Many thanks for participating, men!  

 

Knights Help Needed for 2 Events

Worthy Sir Knights,

We need your help with two Diocesan Events;   this is a dire request for JUNE 9th and JUNE 22nd!

Throughout the Fraternal year, there have been only a few other knights and myself who have been in attendance covering the ushering needs for many Diocesan events.  I need your help now because I will not personally be able to attend these upcoming events to help with their ushering needs.

I’m bringing this to your attention now as the other Diocesan events this year had very light turn out by the Knights. This leaves those few of us that do show with an enormous amount of work to do for the events along with Carl Archacki, Usher Chair at the Cathedral.

Please consider assisting us with the following events:

June 9, 2:00 pm – Diocesan Confirmation

Arrive 12:45 pm
Ushers: Ralph Hyatt
Lead:

June 22, 10:30 am – Lay Ecclesial Ministers Mass

Arrive 9:15 am
Ushers: None to date
Lead:   VJ

Since I can’t be there myself, I need your assistance in reaching out to the Assemblies and Councils to find out which Knights can attend.  Carl and I accomplished the event June 1 alone, which was a huge undertaking.  I really hope that we can get Knights to attend the below two events, so we are not leaving Carl or anyone else attending short of assistance.

The Diocese is starting to notice that it is the same few Knights that attend and help usher the Diocesan events.  I’m sharing some concern that the opportunity for the Knights to be present and be a leading force for volunteering for the Diocesan events will begin to change and move elsewhere for support.  These events have provided the Knights great visibility and service opportunity, I believe it would be a loss if that no longer becomes available to us.

Can each of you here help to find Knights in your Assemblies or Councils to attend and help usher the below dates?  If you are receiving this email, I’m asking you specifically for help as I feel I’ve exhausted the steps in asking locally through emails and meetings.  So far, I only have one person that has signed up to assist (listed below).  We need volunteers to usher and at least one Knight at each to the be lead for all Knights in attendance that day.  Every one would report up to Carl Archacki as he will be well connected with the Diocesan contacts there on those days.

Again, the Diocese has noticed that the events for which it is expected that Knights will usher (which is all Diocesan events at Cathedral), that only the few same Knights come to assist.  There is increasing discussion that the Knights may not be able to cover the Diocesan events.  I hope not to lose this service we provide as it allows us great visibility and service to the church.  For those of you that have attended and assisted for ushering, I greatly appreciate your assistance.  Every minute you have provided was greatly needed and I thank you!

Past these two upcoming events, I will be transitioning out of my role at FN, but I will continue to support the ushering needs for the Diocesan events.  I hope to continue and organize the usher volunteer help by the Knights and have determined that the large number of events that take place throughout the year requires the assistance of other Assemblies and Councils, not just what is local to the Cathedral.  Open to your ideas and thoughts as well.

Thanks, Francis Thompson, Art Program Manager
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Notice from Reverend Monsignor William H. Carr, Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

 A hearty THANK YOU to Father John Christian for his good work among us these past two years.  Father Christian is a bright and devoted priest who has served well.

 On July 1 Father Christian becomes parochial vicar for St. Andrew Parish, Roanoke.  Farewell receptions will be held after Masses on the weekend of June 29 & 30.

 On July 1 newly ordained Father Tochi Iwuju will become parochial vicar for our parish.  Father Tochi was ordained on June 1 in Sacred Heart Cathedral after studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and Liberty University in Lynchburg.

 On July 1 newly ordained Father Kyle O’Connor will become parochial vicar for our parish until he returns to Rome for further studies in late September.

 On June 10 seminarian Dillon Thomas will arrive here for his pastoral year.  Dillon is a student at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

 As I write this it is on my heart to thank you for your prayers  for priests and seminarians and for your generosity that supports our parish rectory.

 Monsignor Carr