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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

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French Food Fest – Call-to-Action Volunteers Needed

From: Mark Sweeney []
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:52 PM


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 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



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



Richmond Catholic Theatre Performance 3/8-10

From: David Hillgrove <>
To: christinearena <>; Dave <>
Cc: Richard Arena <>; Doe Hillgrove <>
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 Arena


Black Bottle Man

Co-Founder, Richmond Catholic Theatre

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


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








From: Mike Kozak []

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


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


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 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.


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


Update – Admissions and Formation Degrees scheduled


    The Admissions and Formation Degrees scheduled for December 18, 2018, at Vietnamese Martyrs Council 14059 have been cancelled.  I am requesting that they  be removed from the State calendar.

    There will be an Admissions Degree on January 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Bridget Council 5476.

There will be a Formation Degree scheduled in the District in February so that all Admissions and Formation candidates of our Councils will be qualified to attend the Knighthood Degree on March 18, 2019, at Bishop Ireton Council.


 Clint Corry



March for Life 2019/ Respect Life Holy Hour @ St. Bridget

From Mike:

Greetings All,

 It’s time to continue putting the list together for the March for Life on Friday, January 18, 2019. If I already have you signed up for 2019 no need to respond, but I did want to touch base with my mailing list from past years.  This year we have the St. Edward’s bus stopping at the St. Bridget access road by the Middle School for pick-up at 8:30 a.m. as an additional option.  You would need to be at St. Bridget no later than 8:15 a.m. to leave time to check in.  To reserve a seat on that bus, please contact bus captain Tony H directly at   

If you would like spots reserved on the bus that departs from the Columbian Center we will follow the routine of past years as far as departure time, etc.( meeting at 7:45 a.m. for an 8 a.m. departure from the Pump Rd. location, travel to the Pastoral Center to meet with the Southside bus, and depart DC at 4-4:30 p.m.).  This year, instead of emailing me, contact Darius, the bus captain for the Columbian Center bus, directly at .  Darius, please let us know if you anticipate any substantive changes. 

 When signing up, please provide a mobile phone number. Please pass this information along to friends, parish groups, etc.  Please try to sign-up early, in the past we had a waiting list and had to scramble to get people on other buses. 

Also, a Respect Life Holy Hour has been scheduled for January 15, 2018, @ 6:30 p.m. at St. Bridget Church.   The Holy Hour will be intended as a vigil of sorts for the March for Life and will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.  Please make every effort to join the Church in prayer for the success of our pro-life efforts.  

Any questions, please let me know.  Thanks and a Blessed Advent to you all. 



The next Color Corps and Commanders training will be conducted on 1 December

Worthy Sir Knights,

Please see Color Corps training opportunity below. It is a chance to join the color corps, take refresher training or become commander certified. Please respond directly to the host Assembly as indicated, and cc me on your note. Thank you all for your kind consideration.

Mike Szablak

State Convention Chairman

Faithful Navigator – Richmond Assembly 1165

Knights of Columbus


—–Original Message—–
From: Phil Kennedy
Sent: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Subject: **Color Corps and Commanders Training – 1 December**

Please pass the following information to your members.

Worthy Navigators and Color Corps Commanders,

The next Color Corps and Commanders training will be conducted on 1 December. Commodore John Barry Assembly # 1163 is the host for this event.

Here are the particulars about this training event:

Event: Color Corps and Color Corps Commanders Training
When: Saturday, 1 December
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Edward Douglas White Council # 2473 home, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington, 22207-1811.
Special Instructions: Training will be conducted in the main ballroom of the Columbia Club. Parking is available in the lot on the left side of the club. The main ballroom is upstairs from the parking lot.

All Fourth-Degree members are encouraged to complete the color corps training. Attire for the training is casual (rubber soles on shoes not recommended). Bring service baldric, sword, and gloves. Limited loaner gear may be available. If your assembly has extra gear, e.g., service baldrics, swords, etc., please consider bringing it.

Navigators and Commanders are strongly encouraged to attend both the color corps and commanders training.

The host assembly will provide coffee and donuts. Please advise Faithful Navigator John Knox ( or ) or Faithful Commander Henry Cao ( by Wednesday, November 28 as to the number of attendees from your assembly who will be attending.

Fraternally, Phil

Phillip “Phil” Kennedy
Marshal, Virginia District

Patriotically Proud

Sunday – get to church o time

Sunday, November 4th at 2 AM is the official end to DST in our neck of the world.


The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. beginning in 2007, though Congress retained the right to revert to the 1986 law should the change prove unpopular or if energy savings are not significant. Going from 2007 forward, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.


  • begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and
  • ends at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November


Daylight saving time (DST), also daylight savings time (United States), also summer time (United Kingdom and others), is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times.


Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time.[1] In effect, DST causes a lost hour of sleep in the spring and an extra hour of sleep in the fall.[2]


Sourced From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Enjoy your extra hour of sleep this weekend – I hope it doesn’t mess with your internal clock the way that it does with mine!