Our St Bridget Catholic Church Knights of Columbus helped volunteer at the annual St Francis Home Blue Crab Festival last week at Tredegar. Brother Knights Augie Keller, his wife Amanda, and Bart Leahey, his wife Carey, were just a few of the members of Council 5476 that spent time helping at this event. Bruce Slough mentioned that this event continues to grow each year, and that they set another record this year!
Congratulations and thank you to all participants and volunteers. Look for more details about the success of this day!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, VA 23226