Category Archives: Consider This

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

September Food Drive and School Supplies

Hello Brothers!

Our next food drive is on the morning of Sept. 25th from 8:30 to 11:00 AM in front of St Bridget Catholic Church.  It is for the benefit of Commonwealth Catholic Charities. 

Also, we are collecting school supplies for Blackwell School children.  A flyer is attached. 

Please sign up to help at the food drive.  Thank you!

Food Drive for Commonwealth Catholic Charities – Please Help Feed the Needy in Our Community!  –  Fellow parishioners, thank you for your generous donations to the parish food drives being sponsored by the St. Bridget Knights of Columbus.  Our next parish food drive will take place on Saturday, September 25th from 8:45 am to 11:00 in front of the church.  Food items and gift cards will be collected for Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ Food Pantry.  We are also collecting school supplies for children at J.H. Blackwell School and other schools through Catholic Charities.  Please visit our parish website and see the parish emails and bulletins for more information.  Thank you again for your wonderful generosity!

Fraternally,

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE FIRST RICHMOND HOME OF MARY’S CHOICE

Brothers,

As a follow-up, below are the options for purchasing tickets to the Gala.  BTW, I’m told by the organizers that the main part of the Gala is intended to be inside at this point, but there is a large outdoor deck so folks can enjoy the outdoor setting as well if weather permits. The dress is cocktail attire.

These are the options to purchase a ticket for the Gala-

-call Ann Niermeyer 804-714-5170 

-go to our website www.maryschoicerva.org and scroll to the bottom and click the donate button.  Any donation of $75 or more will automatically purchase a ticket ($150 2 tickets etc.)  

-mail a check to  Mary’s Choice RVA

                            P.O. Box 17321

                             Richmond, Va 23226

We will have a list of all who have purchased tickets at the Gala as people come in so no tickets will be issued directly.  

Fraternally,

Mike K.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE FIRST RICHMOND HOME OF MARY’S CHOICE RVA.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1ST, 2021 AT 7PM

The Lake House at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
4491 Springfield Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

At our first Gala fundraiser for the home, we will offer an evening of fine wine, food and fellowship with the people who continue to make this dream possible. Our guest speaker, Kathleen Wilson, Executive Director from Mary’s Shelter in Fredericksburg, has served as mentor to the Board.

To join us for the joyful occasion, please contact Ann Niermeyer at (804) 714-5170 to purchase your ticket with a $75 donation.

On Aug 27, 2021, at 12:12 PM, ‘CAROL & MIKE KOZAK’ via KofC.StBridgetChurch.5476 <kofcstbridgetchurch5476@googlegroups.com> wrote:

Brothers,

Please see the link below and scroll down to find information about the Gala to support Mary’s Choice RVA being held at the Lake House at St. Michael’s Church on Friday, October 1 @ 7:00 p.m.  This looks like a great opportunity to engage ourselves and our spouses in an event in keeping with our pro-life efforts.

Fraternally,
Mike K.

https://www.maryschoicerva.org/

August 28 – next food drive

Hello Brothers,

I hope you are well!  I am writing about the Food Drive this coming Saturday.  

Dan Harms gave us a nice push on the parish website with the following “slider.”  Thanks, Dan!

We are in need of a few more hands for the second shift on Saturday, including taking the food to the Sacred Heart Center.  Can you assist?

KofC Food Drive – for Sacred Heart Center
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Food Donations in Front of Church
Schedule
NameCar/Trailer8:30 to 10:0010:00 to 11:30 Including Delivery
John McCulla   
Mike Kozak   
Augie Keller   
    
    
    
    
    
Bob Fout   
Dan GearyTrailer  

Finally, please bring some food to donate, and pass on the information to your family and friends and ask them to contribute.

Thank you, Brothers!

Fraternally,

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net

Kof C sponsored blood drive Aug. 22nd at 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM – in the gym

Our Blood Drive is approaching quickly, nearly one week away on 8/22. If you are in town and can give a pint, please register ASAP – see below.

If you cannot give blood but would like to volunteer to set up or break down – we arrive at Mother Presentation Hall at 7:30 AM to set up tables and chairs. We will then begin breaking down and sweeping up once the last donor has finished, and Red Cross starts packing up to leave. We already have some scheduled help scheduled, but email JOHN VANDERSYDE if you want to participate. You are welcome to stop by after mass to provide encouragement 😊

Here are a few key reminders and best practices to make your blood drive on Sunday, August 22, 2021 as successful as possible:

  1. Our goal for donation 18 pints – this is 54 lives potentially saved thanks to your efforts! Donors can continue to sign up through you, through the blood donor app, or online by going to www.redcrossblood.org and searching Bridget.
  2. Donors are reminded to access the newly released RapidPass. Rapidpass allows you to start the blood donation process from the comfort of your home or office and answer health history questions before you arrive at the blood drive location –this can shave 15-20 minutes off your donation time! RapidPass must be completed the day of the drive and can be found at www.redcross.org/RapidPass
  3. Donors should eat a good breakfast or lunch, drink plenty of water, and bring a picture ID with them to the drive. 
  4. For help with online scheduling or logon information, please contact customer care at 1-855-210-1278 (or customercare@redcross.org) from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm ET to assist you.  

Sign up with a friend; thank you so much for helping us recruit life-saving blood donors. We could not complete our life-saving mission without your help!!!  

Our Blood Drive is approaching quickly, nearly one week away on 8/22. If you are in town and can give a pint, please register ASAP – see below.

If you cannot give blood but would like to volunteer to set up or break down – we arrive at Mother Presentation Hall at 7:30 AM to set up tables and chairs. We will then begin breaking down and sweeping up once the last donor has finished, and Red Cross starts packing up to leave. We already have some scheduled help scheduled, but email JOHN VANDERSYDE if you want to participate. You are welcome to stop by after mass to provide encouragement 😊

Here are a few key reminders and best practices to make your blood drive on Sunday, August 22, 2021 as successful as possible:

  1. Our goal for donation 18 pints – this is 54 lives potentially saved thanks to your efforts! Donors can continue to sign up through you, through the blood donor app, or online by going to www.redcrossblood.org and searching Bridget.
  2. Donors are reminded to access the newly released RapidPass. Rapidpass allows you to start the blood donation process from the comfort of your home or office and answer health history questions before you arrive at the blood drive location –this can shave 15-20 minutes off your donation time! RapidPass must be completed the day of the drive and can be found at www.redcross.org/RapidPass
  3. Donors should eat a good breakfast or lunch, drink plenty of water, and bring a picture ID with them to the drive. 
  4. For help with online scheduling or logon information, please contact customer care at 1-855-210-1278 (or customercare@redcross.org) from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm ET to assist you.  

Sign up with a friend; thank you so much for helping us recruit life-saving blood donors. We could not complete our life-saving mission without your help!!!  

Knight’s Food Drive August 28 – for Sacred Heart Center

Hello Friends and Parishioners,

First, thank you for your wonderful support to make these food drives so successful!  Our July Food Drive for St. Peter Church Food Pantry resulted in a large amount of food and $500 in gift cards from Kroger for St. Peter Church. Fr. Maxwell Appiagyei, the new pastor at St. Peter, sent a warm letter thanking St. Bridget Parish for its generosity!   

Would you please help promote the upcoming Food Drive with your parish groups, Councils, committees, teams and families and friends?  The Food Drive this month will benefit the food pantry at the Sacred Heart Center and is on Saturday, August 28th.  

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive and contributions 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

Thanks for helping get the word out about the food drive.  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!Thank you very much!!!

Many thanks to you!!!!!

John

John K. McCulla

FW: Faith Investor Services Debuts

From: Augie Keller <akeller@cbh.com>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2021 11:14 AM
Subject: Faith Investor Services Debuts Pure-Play Catholic Values ETF in Partnership With the Knights of Columbus

Might be a good item to share with council

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210714005507/en/Faith-Investor-Services-Debuts-Pure-Play-Catholic-Values-ETF-in-Partnership-With-the-Knights-of-Columbus

 
August P Keller III
Chief Knowledge Officer

804.362.2318 direct
804.347.0483 cell

akeller@cbh.com
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KofC St Bridget July Food Drive to benefit St Peter Catholic Church – 7/24/21

Hello Friends and Parishioners,

First, thank you for your wonderful support to make these food drives so successful! 

Our June Food Drive for Commonwealth Catholic Charities was very good and collected about 100 bags of food and several hundred dollars in donations.  Also, parishioners donated almost $800 to Sleep In Heavenly Peace, an organization for which our St. Bridget Youth worked in their service projects last week.

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 St. Peter Catholic Church and is on Saturday, July 24th.  

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive and contributions 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 and the need for contributions to Sleep In Heavenly Peace!  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!

Thank you very much!!!