Category Archives: Announcements

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

8/22 Blood Drive update

Dear Valued Blood Program Leader,

As the nation actively responds and navigates this evolving pandemic, we are all having to make difficult decisions to ensure our health and safety. In response to the CDC updated guidance, the American Red Cross has updated its pandemic safety protocols. Here’s what you need to know: All individuals at blood drives must wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status, effective Aug 9.

Safety is our priority; this update is due to nearly two-thirds of U.S. counties having high or substantial transmission of COVID-19 and cases are increasing with the Delta variant. The Red Cross recognizes that the current CDC guidance states that only areas of high or substantial transmission need to resume mask wearing. Transmission rates at the county level are constantly changing and our goal is to implement a single, organization-wide policy that is safe and consistent for our staff and members of the public who engage with our mission.

We understand that the resumption of mask wearing is frustrating and disappointing for many and appreciate your cooperation during this uncertain time. With this unfortunate turn in the pandemic, your blood drive leadership to support these mitigation measure to help ensure safety at your upcoming blood drives is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please review the Blood Program Leader alert or contact your Red Cross Account Manager.
Blood Inventory Update
The critical need for lifesaving blood continues this summer. Patients need the help of the American people – thank you again for your blood program partnership. It means so much to patients and their families – we couldn’t fulfill our lifesaving mission without you.
Sincerely,
Your American Red Cross

Passing of Marie Antoinette Elbling, wife of Chef Paul Elbling

Marie Antoinette Elbling passed away on July 11.

Visitation will occur on Wednesday, July 14, from 4-6PM at Bliley’s Central, followed by a Rosary at 6PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary at 11AM on Thursday,  July 15.  The Mass will be live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5psToJaa4Y

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/21677228/marie-antoinette-elbling/richmond/virginia/blileys

Upcoming collections – Food and Military – May 22nd

Hello Friends!

I hope you have had a wonderful week!

First, thank you for your wonderful support that is making these food drives so successful!  This past month for St. Peter Church went very well with your help getting the word out!

Would you please help promote the upcoming Food Drive with your parish groups and teams and families and friends?  The Food Drive this month will benefit the food pantry at the Sacred Heart Center and is on Saturday, May 22nd.   Please note the earlier finish time at 11:00 am.

Also, we are collecting items for members of the military that are being deployed.  I have attached a separate flyer for that (shown below, too). 

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive in your family, with friends, and St. Bridget groups and networks.

  1. Buy food and/or gift cards to contribute at the food drive
  2. Send the attached PDF to your family, friends, and School community
  3. Forward this email with your message to others with the image of the flyer (below)
  4. Ask your contacts to send the flyer or image on to others

PDFs are attached and also embedded below.

Thanks for helping get the word out about the food drive!  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!

And, let’s show the military some love! 

Thank you very much!!!

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.netCouncil 5476 Website:

https://knightsofcolumbuscouncil5476.wordpress.com/knights-news/

St Briget Food Drive March 27th for CCC

Food Drive for Commonwealth Catholic Charities and Easter Baskets for Kids!

Drop-off Date:                  Saturday, March 27th between 8:45 am and 11:00 am
Location:                             In Front of St. Bridget Church

Please help others have enough food to eat!  This food drive will restock the food pantry at Commonwealth Catholic Charities which provides food to many needy in the community.  See their list of desired items below.  Gift cards from Kroger or Walmart are welcome, as are checks made out to CCC.

Also, please consider donating an Easter Basket for a child to enjoy on Easter Sunday.  Please prepare an Easter Basket as you would for one of your children or grandchildren – a little chocolate, a few eggs, a little gift, some green grass (you know how!  J).  You will brighten some child’s Easter!

When you arrive, the Knights will collect your food and Christmas Dinner contributions from the trunk of your car.  Thank you very much for your generosity!  Please call John McCulla at 804-306-2488 with any questions.

Food Items for Comm Catholic Charities
Peanut Butter

Assorted Soups
Assorted Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Canned Beans
Cereals
Canned Chicken and Ham
Rice and Pasta
Canned Sauces
Granola/Protein Bars 

Easter Baskets

Sample Recipe:
Start with an Easter Basket 
Fill with green grass
Add a few plastic eggs
Add some chocolate bunnies
Add some “Peeps”
Add a small gift  
Bring on Saturday!   

March Food Drive for Catholic Charities

Hello Friends!

First, thank you for your wonderful support that is making these food drives so successful!  This past month for Sacred Heart Center was great!

Would you please help promote the upcoming Food Drive with your parish groups and teams and families and friends?  The Food Drive this month will benefit the food pantry at the Commonwealth Catholic Charities and is on Saturday, March 27th.  We’ve also asked parishioners to consider donating an Easter Basket – fun! 

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive in your family, with friends, and St. Bridget groups and networks.

  1. Buy food and/or gift cards to contribute at the food drive
  2. Send the attached PDF to your family and friends
  3. Forward this email with your message to others with the image of the flyer (below)
  4. Ask your contacts to send the flyer or image on to others

A pdf is attached and also embedded below.

Thanks for helping get the word out about the food drive!  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!

Thank you very much!!!

John

John K. McCulla

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net

2021 Superbowl Chili Sales, Last CAll!

Dear Brothers.

Hope this message finds you well.  Super Bowl week is here!

Thanks to everyone for their support in buying your chili for Sunday’s game.  If you are a Brother and have not purchased at least one quart, please get yours now, before the final whistle!

I have two items for you:

1. As of  last night we have the following sales booked:

123 Qts regular chili

11 Qts Veggie chili

30 Orders of cornbread

Last call – get yours before tomorrow!  Thank you to all the Brothers who have put an order in.

Last call to spread the word (you can share the announcement below) and get your chili if you have not done so already, via the e-link, https://knights-of-columbus-council-5476.myshopify.com/products/super-bowl-chili-sale

2. Sign Up Genius: to sign up for prep, cooking and pick up/delivery visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4DA8AE28A46-2021

Thanks so much for your support and help!

Cheers.

Jose Alcaine

January 30th Food Drive for St. Peter Church Food Pantry

Help Feed the Homeless and the Needy

The Knights of Columbus will be hold their next parish food drive on Saturday, January 30th from 8:45 a.m. to Noon, in the parish parking lot. Food items and gift cards will be collected for the St. Peter Catholic Church Food Pantry. Please help fill their food pantry in this time of need. Thank you again for your wonderful generosity!