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Into the Breach Update 09/24/21

Call to battle/ revised schedule in November and December.

Gentlemen,

We had a great discussion about Sacramental Life in last night’s Into the Breach program.  We were reminded that the grace we receive from the sacraments strengthens us to fight our spiritual battles. 

Therefore, as a Call to Battle this month, the group decided that we would all meet at St Bridget Church from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM on October 12th for Confession and Adoration.  We hope that many of you will be able to join us.

On a separate note, we noticed the fourth Thursday of November and December conflict with our Holiday schedules.  Therefore, for those two months, we will move our meeting dates back to the third Thursday of both months; November 18th and December 16th.  A reminder will go out at the beginning of each month.

I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

Sean Cox

https://www.kofc.org/en/campaigns/into-the-breach.html

September Food Drive and School Supplies

Hello Brothers!

Our next food drive is on the morning of Sept. 25th from 8:30 to 11:00 AM in front of St Bridget Catholic Church.  It is for the benefit of Commonwealth Catholic Charities. 

Also, we are collecting school supplies for Blackwell School children.  A flyer is attached. 

Please sign up to help at the food drive.  Thank you!

Food Drive for Commonwealth Catholic Charities – Please Help Feed the Needy in Our Community!  –  Fellow parishioners, thank you for your generous donations to the parish food drives being sponsored by the St. Bridget Knights of Columbus.  Our next parish food drive will take place on Saturday, September 25th from 8:45 am to 11:00 in front of the church.  Food items and gift cards will be collected for Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry.  We are also collecting school supplies for children at J.H. Blackwell School and other schools through Catholic Charities.  Please visit our parish website and see the parish emails and bulletins for more information.  Thank you again for your wonderful generosity!

Fraternally,

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net

K of C Meeting Space Change for Council 5476

Ron Campbell moving Knight’s of Columbus gear from the Rectory basement.

It’s official – after many years of being able to enjoy our own meeting space in the basement of the church rectory, the Knights of Columbus Council 5476 at St Bridget Catholic Church are being relocated. Our new meeting area will be in the basement of the church hall. More information will be disclosed at the Member Meeting on September 13th, which will be held in our new meeting space.

A huge thank you to Ron Campbell and his wife Kela for an amazing effort to collect our belongings from the rectory for relocation into our new area. You are truly AMAZING!!! Bless you both!

St Bridget School family social back to school Picnic – Thank you KofC!

Good morning, Ron!

I want to take a brief moment to say “thank you” to the Knights in general, and you specifically. Last night’s social was a huge success…I received a tremendous number of positive comments and compliments from families (existing and prospective!) – they all shared how much they enjoyed the event. The help the Knights gave was paramount to the success!  THANK YOU!! 

And…families also loved this format and are hoping to make this an annual event. 🙂

Have a blessed day and enjoy your long weekend.

Laura

Laura Dvornick Clift, EdD, Principal
Saint Bridget Catholic School

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE FIRST RICHMOND HOME OF MARY’S CHOICE

Brothers,

As a follow-up, below are the options for purchasing tickets to the Gala.  BTW, I’m told by the organizers that the main part of the Gala is intended to be inside at this point, but there is a large outdoor deck so folks can enjoy the outdoor setting as well if weather permits. The dress is cocktail attire.

These are the options to purchase a ticket for the Gala-

-call Ann Niermeyer 804-714-5170 

-go to our website www.maryschoicerva.org and scroll to the bottom and click the donate button.  Any donation of $75 or more will automatically purchase a ticket ($150 2 tickets etc.)  

-mail a check to  Mary’s Choice RVA

                            P.O. Box 17321

                             Richmond, Va 23226

We will have a list of all who have purchased tickets at the Gala as people come in so no tickets will be issued directly.  

Fraternally,

Mike K.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE FIRST RICHMOND HOME OF MARY’S CHOICE RVA.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1ST, 2021 AT 7PM

The Lake House at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
4491 Springfield Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

At our first Gala fundraiser for the home, we will offer an evening of fine wine, food and fellowship with the people who continue to make this dream possible. Our guest speaker, Kathleen Wilson, Executive Director from Mary’s Shelter in Fredericksburg, has served as mentor to the Board.

To join us for the joyful occasion, please contact Ann Niermeyer at (804) 714-5170 to purchase your ticket with a $75 donation.

On Aug 27, 2021, at 12:12 PM, ‘CAROL & MIKE KOZAK’ via KofC.StBridgetChurch.5476 <kofcstbridgetchurch5476@googlegroups.com> wrote:

Brothers,

Please see the link below and scroll down to find information about the Gala to support Mary’s Choice RVA being held at the Lake House at St. Michael’s Church on Friday, October 1 @ 7:00 p.m.  This looks like a great opportunity to engage ourselves and our spouses in an event in keeping with our pro-life efforts.

Fraternally,
Mike K.

https://www.maryschoicerva.org/

Food drive success 8/28/2021

Brothers,

Thanks for coming out to help with the Food Drive this past Saturday.   Here are a couple of pics for another successful drive.  We collected a good amount of food and $380 in financial gifts.   

Brothers that were able to assist:  John Bruckner, John VanderSyde, GK Bruce Slough, Bob Fout, Augie Keller, Mike Martin, Matt Costello, Mike Kozak, Ron Paquette, and Doug Lynch.  Special thanks to Brother Dan Geary for his help throughout and the generous use of his Lil’ Red Trailer!  We had some good fellowship and some good interaction with our parishioners. 

Please note September 25th as the tentative date for the next Food Drive. 

We sent the following thank you message to our parishioners:

Dear Parishioners,

Thank you once again for your generous contributions of food and gift cards this past weekend!  You have helped restock the Food Pantry at the Sacred Heart Center!  Our trailer was filled to the brim with nutritious food, diapers, toiletries and more!  Also, $380 in gift cards were donated to the Sacred Heart Center. 

It is wonderful and heartening to see the generosity of so many parishioners who helped feed the hungry!  The Knights of Columbus thank the St. Bridget staff for helping to promote the food and items drive.  For your calendar, the next food drive will be on Saturday, September 25th for the Food Pantry at Commonwealth Catholic Charities. 

We also invite parishioners to donate school supplies that will be shared with school children through both Commonwealth Catholic Charities and Blackwell Schools.  Please keep an eye out for the details!  Again, our deepest thanks to all of you!

Fraternally,

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net

Support Mary’s Choice RVA

Brothers,

Please see the link below and scroll down to find information about the Gala to support Mary’s Choice RVA being held at the Lake House at St. Michael’s Church on Friday, October 1 @ 7:00 p.m.  This looks like a great opportunity to engage ourselves and our spouses in an event in keeping with our pro-life efforts.

Fraternally,

Mike K.

Follow the Link below to learn more

https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fwww.maryschoicerva.org%2f&c=E,1,n2aBk6n4PzJ4yU968-7iRC8iHFCptEYVL1K5s5INt0x-8oaZi3eG4d1jhydiB6bB8sqcBjM0BL15oVKZ8nsww0kGPiuYib2n_YY-CLwKoQgC27Dow4yz2IOjiA,,&typo=1

August 28 – next food drive

Hello Brothers,

I hope you are well!  I am writing about the Food Drive this coming Saturday.  

Dan Harms gave us a nice push on the parish website with the following “slider.”  Thanks, Dan!

We are in need of a few more hands for the second shift on Saturday, including taking the food to the Sacred Heart Center.  Can you assist?

KofC Food Drive – for Sacred Heart Center
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Food Donations in Front of Church
Schedule
NameCar/Trailer8:30 to 10:0010:00 to 11:30 Including Delivery
John McCulla   
Mike Kozak   
Augie Keller   
    
    
    
    
    
Bob Fout   
Dan GearyTrailer  

Finally, please bring some food to donate, and pass on the information to your family and friends and ask them to contribute.

Thank you, Brothers!

Fraternally,

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net