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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.

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

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.  

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  (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 . 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 

Food Drive Results from 12/11/21


Many thanks for the fine turnout and the great collection of food and gift cards for the Sacred Heart Center!  We appreciate your offering of time and brotherhood to help collect food for the needy! 

In addition to the large amount of food donated, our parishioners also donated $400 in gift cards.  What a generous parish we have!

Our next Food Drive is for Commonwealth Catholic Charities and will be on the last Saturday in January, the 29th

Thank you again, men!



John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226


Council 5476 Christmas Party – Please RSVP by Friday 12/10

Calling Brother Knights and wives of 5476

We all know this season is Old St. Nick’s

So, let’s gather together for Christmas cheer

Honoring our Savior, who soon will be here

December 18th is the date to go hence

7 pm, the festivities shall commence

Come to the Keller’s, the drinks will be cold

The food will be warm and the fellowship, pure gold

See link to evite to RSVP

Please RSVP by Friday, December 10

Once we have attendee count, we will allot

side dish or dessert pot luck by last name

Hosted by The Kellers

6409 Roselawn Rd

7pm til

If evite does not work, just RVSP to

Food Drive for the Sacred Heart Center 12/11/21

Good morning, Brothers,

Our next food drive for the Sacred Heart Center is this Saturday.  Please volunteer a couple hours of your time to help.  

Let me know if you can help.  We particularly need men on the second shift.

Thank you, Brothers.

KofC Food Drive – for Sacred Heart Center
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Food Donations in Front of Church
NameCar/Trailer8:30 to 10:0010:00 to 11:30 Including Delivery
Augie Keller   
Bruce Slough   
Greg StiversTrailer