Category Archives: Announcements

Commonwealth Catholic Charities Golf Tournament

 There is a fund raiser golf tournament to benefit Commonwealth Catholic Charities on Monday, September 10.  I thought this might be something that some of the guys from the Men’s Ministry might be interested in. If you think it is appropriate, could you forward the brochure on to everybody? Although most of the guys probably already know something about CCC, here’s a brief synopsis of what it is and what it does. 

 Commonwealth Catholic Charities is the second largest human service provider behind only the Red Cross. CCC helps the most vulnerable individuals and families in central and southwestern Virginia by providing crisis support as well as services to strengthen families and nurture children. The mission of CCC is NOT Catholics Serving Catholics. It’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate human services to ALL people – especially the most vulnerable – regardless of faith. Only 15% of the CCC workforce is Catholic and less than 10% of recipients of CCC services are Catholic.


Salisbury Country Club
13620 W. Salisbury Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113
Richmond (Main Office)
1512 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, VA 23230

Special Olympics Special Alert


We are in 2nd place. VOTE!!
Please help Special Olympics of Virginia receive a share of the 5 million dollar donation. It just takes 2 simple clicks of a mouse. Vote early and vote often.
Please forward this to all  you know who can help..

 Special Olympics has been invited to compete for two remaining spots in Subaru of America’s 2012 “Share the Love” event. This Facebook voting competition is underway and will run through Sunday, August 26th. If at the end of voting Special Olympics is one of the top two charities, we will participate for the second year in the Subaru “Share the Love” event expected to begin in November 2012.  

 Voting ends on Sunday, and we are just 5 percentage points away from being one of the selected charities. If we join together and vote daily for our movement, we could win!

 Please vote the rest of the week and all weekend long – and spread the word to your friends by forwarding this email – and on your Facebook wall, please invite your friends to vote. Thank you for being a fan! 

We have an opportunity to earn a share of $5 million. This money would go a long way in Virginia toward helping us reach more athletes, train coaches, and plan competitions. But we need to pull together and act quickly. Please help us secure these much needed funds by voting for Special Olympics on Facebook today – and every day through Sunday, August 26th.

Click here to view the Facebook voting page, login and vote today!

Congratulations Jude Richnafsky – 3rd Degree


Please join me in congratulating Jude Richnafsky upon completion of his 3rd Degree today. Jude joined with some 50 Knights in his attaining his Exemplification.

The 3rd Degree ceremony has changed and includes the award of a 3rd Degree Medallion. Present 3rd Degree Knights can obtain the medallion by observing the new Exemplification ceremony. I hope that both 2nd & 3rd Degree Knights will become part of this ceremony at their next opportunity.


Dick Willig; PGK

Trustee Council 5476

St. Expeditus Catholic Professionals Networking Social

Social Networking for Business Professionals

Please consider attending their next networking social at the BOAT HOUSE on the James at 5:00 PM Wednesday, August 22nd in order to learn more about this Catholic Professionals Networking group.

Saint Expeditus was formed in order to for members to expand their network and promote their business with fellow members of the Catholic Church. We meet weekly in order to share ideas, discuss and develop friendships with the goal of assisting each other in reaching the next level or their personal goals.

Our mission is simple, to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with those who share in the same belief and values of the Catholic Church.

Meeting every Wednesday Morning from 8:00- 9:30am at
Nick’s Roman Terrace

OUR NEXT BIG OUTING: Wednesday, August 22nd

By giving business to others, you will get business in return.

Announcing a Human Concerns Ministry Fair – Sept 22-23

Just a heads up for September 22-23. We will need your asistance to meet our committment and help in recruiting new members.

Subject: Announcing a Human Concerns Ministry Fair

 Dear worker in the vineyard of the Lord,

 Human Concerns will be distributing a ministry booklet the weekend of September 15/16. The following weekend of September 22/23 we will be hosting a ministry fair out in front of the church (in event of rain it will be in MPH at the school). This will be an opportunity to show case all of our Human Concerns ministries. 

 In this regard we hope to accomplish three things: first is to show the many good works the parish is involved in;  second people get to see where their donations go when they support these ministries with the Human Concerns envelope:  third encourage folks to volunteer.  

 We will have pop up canopies with tables set up under them so our various ministries can set up a display (which may simply be a sign with the ministry name and someone to answer questions and you can get more complicated from there). 

 Additionally, we will have Helium Balloons, Candy, Donuts and coffee and the Knights will host a Voter registration to help encourage parishioners to linger after Mass. Perhaps the parish nurses will host a blood pressure check for the day? 

 To make this work we need to come together to put some effort into it.  We will have speakers to begin each Mass talking about a particular ministry for two minutes.  If you would like to give a talk about your ministry let me know which Mass you would like to speak at.  I do not think we need every ministry at every Mass. 

 Let me know which Mass you would like to be at to have part of a table with a sign saying which ministry you are with and answer questions.  We will have ministry booklets for folks to sign up or you may decide to have a simple sign-up sheet with you on the table.  If you have other volunteers you can be at more Masses or even every Mass if you like.  I want to make this as user friendly as possible.

 If you have a pop up canopy we can borrow let me know.  We will need them dropped off the week before because if I do not have enough I will have to rent some.  Just tape your name and phone # on one of the legs.


Mass – 5:30 Sat





Name of Speaker          
Names of volunteers at table          

Do you have a pop up canopy we can use? _____ Yes    _____ No

Will you be able to help with set up Saturday Sept 22 at noon? _____ Yes    _____ No

Will you be able to help with take down Sunday Sept 23 at 6:30? _____ Yes    _____ No

 Thanks for your help in making our community rich in faith, hope and charity.

 Peace, Paul Amrhein

Director for Human Concerns and Pastoral Care

St. Bridget Church, Richmond, VA

(804) 525.7902

Bishop’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament – October 8th

Bishop’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

Join us for the inaugural Bishop’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament!

For Information and Registration information go to:   

Date & Time
Monday, October 8, 2012
7:00 a.m. Registration Begins (continental breakfast)
8:30 a.m. Tee Time (shot gun start)
1:00 p.m. Luncheon and Awards
Format: Captian’s Choice

Independence Golf Course
600 Founders Bridge Blvd, Midlothian, VA 23113


  • Bishop’s Cup Trophy for 1st Place Parish Team
  • Tournament prizes for 1st thru 3rd place teams
  • Hole-in-one (2012 Volvo C30)
  • Longest drive (Men & Women)
  • Closest to the pin (Men & Women)
  • Prize Drawings and Give-Aways
  • “Meet the Challenge” donations of $5, $10, $15, $20
  • Mulligans: $5.00/ea (limit 2 per player)
  • 50/50 cash prize

 Contact People


Thank you for your continued announcements of the Bishops Invitational Golf Tournament

This golf tournament is a yearly event hosted and organized by Holy Rosary Church and Fr. David Stanfill. The winning Parish team will hold the Bishop Cup Trophy for the following year until and if another Parish succeeds in winning the next year. Hopefully this will create a little friendly competition among the golfers from all the Parishes.

The proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged of The Church Hill and East End communities as well as Holy Rosary parishioners.

Be there or miss out on the Shot Gun start by the Bishop!

Thank you, Sincerely, Tom Keys and Fr. David

Parish Pancake Breakfast – Help Needed

Hello Friends & Knights of Columbus!

  As most of you know Saint Bridget Church will be having a Parish Pancake Breakfast on Sunday September 16, from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM. The event will be held in Mother Presentation Hall (MPH-the school gym).  There is much to be done with only a few weeks left to prepare.

  You are receiving this notice because your help is needed.  In order to make this event a smooth success we will need many volunteers to help serve, cook, set-up, clean up, escort people to MPH, sell tickets….and so much more.  While our fellowship committee is awesome, we cannot do it all.

  So please save the date, decide how you can help, and recruit others to help as well!

  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to hearing from you.

 Many thanks, Maria Morrison (804) 354-6010

[Sounds like a super recruiting opportunity for the KofC.  Perhaps small business-card size recruiting cards can be handed out to the parish men that are present]

Hello world!

WELCOME to Knights of Columbus – Council 5476’s new web site, established July 18, 2012! This is our invitation to follow us online, contact us for more information, or join us in our good works.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus provides the opportunity for a wholesome association with other Catholic gentlemen who recognize the same beliefs of duty to God, family & neighbors. Programs are tailored to individual members’ interests.

Council 5476 meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. Meetings take place in the basement of the Church Rectory, in the Knight’s meeting hall.

Men of Saint Bridget Parish: Come round out your lives with acts of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Become a Knight of Columbus!”