Category Archives: Announcements

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!  

 

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

K of C Documentaries Coming to TV

 

We are thrilled to share that two very special Knights of Columbus documentary projects will be airing on U.S. television networks in the coming weeks — “Warriors to Lourdes” and “Everyday Heroes.” Both of these films capture compelling personal stories of individuals who have found strength through their faith and for whom the Knights of Columbus have played a special role.

These moving films are an excellent way for the Knights to help show the world who we are as an organization. While most people have heard of the Knights of Columbus, there are many who are not well-acquainted with the breadth and character of the Order.  We welcome your assistance in promoting these two documentaries. We invite you to share our social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION:   http://www.kofc.org/en//index.html

French Food Festival Volunteers Needed

We are ‘rounding the last corner on our way to the FFF next weekend. Please sign up to volunteer for the 26th and 27th as there are still needs…..but I need to ask one more time for volunteers to cook next week in preparation for the festival. We have a bunch of chicken to finish cooking, and all the Ratatouille to cook. Please respond to when you can help next week.

Monday April 22nd  5-8PM need 7 volunteers

 Tuesday April 23rd 5-8PM need 7 volunteers

 Wednesday April 24th 5-8PM need 7 volunteers

 Thanks for your help!

 Rick Witty

Ferguson Facilities Supply

Mobile: 804-640-0305

Rick.witty@ferguson.com

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French Food Fest – Call-to-Action Volunteers Needed

From: Mark Sweeney [mailto:msweeney@shoneysofrichmond.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:52 PM

Hi!

We are so excited for our 11th Annual RVA French Food Festival, kicking off NEXT Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th! As the festival has continued to grow, so has our need for volunteers, and we need A LOT of help!

If you haven’t already signed up, would you please consider joining us? We can promise you’ll have fun, and what better way to spend your time than to lend a helping hand to a great cause?

To sign up, visit www.littlesistersofthepoor.volunteerhub.com and choose an open shift. We could especially use your help with our new guest chefs–this is an amazing opportunity to work alongside some of Richmond’s most talented chefs from the BEST local restaurants.

Thank you so much!!

RVA French Food Festival

Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Rd, Henrico, VA 23229

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR BROTHER KNIGHTS!!

 

These brothers are celebrating their birthday in the month of April.  Please be sure to give them your best wishes.

 

Lloyd Cozens                           Apr. 1

Daniel Gallihugh                     Apr. 7

Michael Kehoe                        Apr. 16

Conan McDonough                 Apr. 29

David Pangraze                       Apr. 6

Wayne Slough                         Apr. 15

Richard Suess Jr.                     Apr. 2

Cal Whitehead III                    Apr. 30

Ernie Wittenschlaeger            Apr. 8

 

Birthday celebrants please join us at our regular council meeting on Monday April 8 at 6:00 PM for DINNER ON THE HOUSE. (No charge for your meal.)

 Ron Campbell FS

770-598-7864

camp2130rjc@bellsouth.net    

 

Richmond Catholic Theatre Performance 3/8-10

From: David Hillgrove <hillgrovian@mac.com>
To: christinearena <christinearena@richmondcatholictheatre.com>; Dave <hillgrovian@mac.com>
Cc: Richard Arena <rarena8690@gmail.com>; Doe Hillgrove <dahillgrove@gmail.com>
Sent: Wed, Mar 6, 2019 5:43 pm
Subject: Richmond Catholic Theatre Performance

Dear Theater Lover:

It’s been months of preparation, organization and rehearsal, and now we’re just about there! This weekend — March 8-10 — Richmond Catholic Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Black Bottle Man, by famed Canadian novelist Craig Russell.

There’s a lot to be excited about! First, it’s another milestone for our still young (four years old) company.

It’s also more international recognition for us, coming after our remarkable Vatican invitation to perform Saint Pope John Paul II’s play, The Jeweler’s Shop, in his hometown of Krakow, Poland during the 2016 World Youth Day.

Our production of Black Bottle Man also is part of Richmond’s Acts of Faith Festival, the longest running theatrical festival dedicated to works of faith in the country. It’s our fourth year in Acts of Faith and we’re as honored to be selected to participate in this prestigious celebration of stage as we were in our first year.

But it’s also the first weekend of Lent. Just as we learn of Satan’s temptation of Jesus during the beginning of the Lenten Season, Black Bottle Man explores man’s weakness and capitulation to evil, but how Christ’s saving grace manifested by a caring community of believers can save one from self-destruction. It’s a spellbinding journey through time and space, over 90 years until the present day.

The performances are at the Dogtown Dance Theater at 109 West 15th Street in the city’s Old Manchester District, this Friday and Saturday night at 7:30, Saturday afternoon at 2:00 and Sunday evening at 5:00.

Those attending Friday night will experience a special treat — a post performance Q&A with the actors, director and the playwright himself, Craig Russell!

You want to know something even more exciting?

If you reply to this e-mail, you will receive two free tickets to the performance of your choice!

It’s that simple. We want to thank you for your support, which has been a large part of our many successes so early in our existence. So, feel to reply to this e-mail and let us take care of the rest!

Yours In Christ,

Christine

Christine Arena

Director

Black Bottle Man

Co-Founder, Richmond Catholic Theatre

P.S. Check out my interview this past Tuesday on WNTW’s Good News RVA show!

https://www.richmondcatholictheatre.org

 

Men’s Ministry Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception—March 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Mike Kozak [mailto:ckoz654@aol.com]

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:42 AM

To: lshadowen@aol.com; JOHN VANDERSYDE

Subject: Men’s Ministry Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception—March 9

Gents,

Here is the schedule:

6:30 a.m. Depart St Bridget front parking lot by carpool

8:30 Breakfast at the Shrine

9:00 Guided tour

10:00 Confessions available, private prayer, bookstore, etc.

11:00 Private Mass in Chapel (Father Christian presiding). We also have 2-3 Deacons attending at this point

11:45-1:00 p.m. More private time or optional side trip, Shrine of St. John Paul II

Approx 1:00 Stations of the Cross (Crypt Church, lower level of the Shrine)

After Stations, adjourn to lunch ( tentative The Dubliner, but open to suggestions)

3:00ish Depart for St. Bridget

If you have already signed up on the sheet that was passed around at the last Men’s Ministry meeting, no need to sign-up again. Please contact me at ckoz654@aol.com to sign-up and please note if you are willing to be a driver (that garners you a lunch on the group). As always, you are free to spend your time on the Pilgrimage as you wish, all is optional ( but you should probably eat lunch for health reasons).

Look forward to hearing from you!

Mike K.

Brother Knight Greg Stivers’ Wife Jennifer

STIVERS, Jennifer Marable, 49, of Rockville, Va., passed away January 4, 2019. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Ursuline Academy, where she met her soulmate and future husband, Greg. Shortly after graduating from the University of Texas in 1991, Greg and Jennifer were married. They were blessed with four beautiful children, who along with her Catholic faith, were her guideposts in her life. Her final decade was challenged by the effects of a brain injury, but her selfless love for friends and family never wavered. She found her calling in taking the Holy Eucharist to men and women at three local nursing homes along with her best friend and companion, Ludwig, her 165-pound Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Jennifer is survived by her husband, Greg Lewis Stivers; daughters, Elizabeth Madison Stivers, Grace Reed Stivers; sons, Samuel Marable Stivers, Andrew James Stivers; sisters, Lisa Palmer (Matthew), Kathleen Boucher (Oliver), Nancy Stripling (Guy); brother, James Marable (Dawn); and many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Addison Marable III; mother, Audrey V. Marable Fink; stepfather, John Fink; and brothers, Mike Fink and Samuel Marable. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Bliley’s Funeral Home, 3801 Augusta Avenue, Richmond, Va., from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The family will share at 7 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, Jennifer’s family would ask that you make time monthly to visit a loved one or someone that you may not even know at a local nursing home. Your smile could change their life and their response may just change yours.

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Good morning, Brothers.

 During last night’s Business Meeting, we discussed plans to support the Stivers family in a number of ways over the coming weeks. We also discussed reaching out to Monsignor Carr to offer our support this week. I reached out to Monsignor this morning, and his response is below.  

 If you’re planning to attend this Friday’s funeral services, please wear your Knights badge/pin and look for other Brothers to assist with Monsignor’s request below. The services are scheduled to begin at 10am, so I’ll plan on being there at least 45 minutes early to help coordinate.

 Fraternally,   Bart