Category Archives: Consider This

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
cbh.com

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!!!

June Food Drive Update

Hello Brothers,

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 family and friends?  The Food Drive this month will benefit the food pantry at the Commonwealth Catholic Charities and is on Saturday, June 26th.  

We are also collecting donations for the service project being undertaken by our St. Bridget youth.  They are building beds for kids that do not have a bed to sleep on.  The contributions will be to Sleep In Heavenly Peace and will be used to purchase wood and building supplies.  A great cause! 

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 announcement on to others

A pdf is attached and also embedded below.

And – let me know if you can help at the Food drive for one of the segments:

  • 8:45 to 10:00
  • 10:00 to 11:30 (includes delivery)

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

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net

Volunteers needed for the Youth Rosary Program

Brothers,

Please prayerfully consider volunteering for the upcoming Youth Rosary Program.  Details are in the email below. 

Thank you to those who have volunteered thus far.  At this point, we need to fill 3 more stations.  However, if you are not able to make it for all four weeks, that is okay.  We can work to fill in any gaps with other volunteers.  Please respond directly to me if you are interested in helping with this very worthy cause.

June 9thJune 16thJune 23rdJune 30th
Bruce SloughStation 1    
John McCullaStation 2    
Pasquale AccardoStation 3    
Sean CoxStation 4    
 Station 5    
 Station 6    
 Station 7    
    

Thank you!

Sean Cox

(757) 342-1273

scox121@outlook.com


From: kofcstbridgetchurch5476@googlegroups.com <kofcstbridgetchurch5476@googlegroups.com> on behalf of Sean Cox <scox121@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:16 AM
To: kofcstbridgetchurch5476@googlegroups.com <kofcstbridgetchurch5476@googlegroups.com>
Subject: [kofcstbridgetchurch5476] Saint Bridget Religious Ed summer Rosary Journey

Brothers:

The devotion to Mary, the patroness of our order, through rosary prayer is an essential piece of faith life for every Knight.  And, promoting devotion to the rosary in our families and parish is a mission we should embrace.  Thankfully, an opportunity has presented itself that will allow us to partner with St Bridget Religious Education to take our youth through a 4 week rosary journey.  This journey will take place four consecutive Wednesdays in June, June 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, from 6:30 to 7:30 each night.  Each week focuses on a different set of Mysteries, with 7 stations for the participants to progress through.  The stations are comprised of 1 for beginning prayers, 5 for each mystery and 1 for final prayers.

To make this event successful, we are being asked to serve as leaders of each of the 7 stations, so we are looking for a total of 7 volunteers, or more if not everyone is able to fill in for all four weeks.  Wives are welcome as well should they be interested.  Some setup and cleanup will be required each week so planning on a timeframe of 6:00 to 7:45 for this role should be sufficient. 

We will discuss this more at the member meeting this evening, but if you are able to serve in this very worthy cause, please respond to me directly.  Please let me know if you are able to server all 4 weeks or just partial dates.

Thank you all for your consideration!

Sean Cox

scox121@outlook.com

(757) 342-1273

Food Drive for Sacred Heart Center and Collection for Deployed Military – Saturday, May 22nd


Subject: [kofcstbridgetchurch5476] Food Drive for Sacred Heart Center and Collection for Deployed Military – Saturday, May 22nd
Importance: High

Hello Brothers,

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!!!

Knights partner with Religious Education for a Rosary Journey

Brothers:

The devotion to Mary, the patroness of our order, through rosary prayer, is an essential piece of faith life for every Knight.  And, promoting devotion to the rosary in our families and parish is a mission we should embrace. 

Thankfully, an opportunity has presented itself that will allow us to partner with St Bridget Religious Education to take our youth through a 4 week rosary journey.  This journey will take place four consecutive Wednesdays in June, June 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, from 6:30 to 7:30 each night.  Each week focuses on a different set of Mysteries, with 7 stations for the participants to progress through.  The stations are comprised of 1 for beginning prayers, 5 for each mystery and 1 for final prayers.

To make this event successful, we are being asked to serve as leaders of each of the 7 stations, so we are looking for a total of 7 volunteers, or more if not everyone is able to fill in for all four weeks.  Wives are welcome as well should they be interested.  Some setup and cleanup will be required each week so planning on a timeframe of 6:00 to 7:45 for this role should be sufficient. 

We will discuss this more at the member meeting this evening, but if you are able to serve in this very worthy cause, please respond to me directly.  Please let me know if you are able to server all 4 weeks or just partial dates.

Thank you all for your consideration!

Sean Cox

scox121@outlook.com

(757) 342-1273

Pilgramage to DC

Monument Ave 10K – Massey Challenge to support Brother White

Brothers,

As Pat and Kay White fight hard to defeat Pat’s cancer, they are also participating in the Massey Challenge on June 5th to raise funds to beat cancer!  Please read Kay’s letter below and consider supporting them in this fundraiser by clicking on the link (Pat’s Fleet – Massey Challenge (teammassey.org)) in Kay’s letter. 

If you’ve received this invitation to join in already, that’s a blessing!  😊

Thank you for your consideration! 

John

Mrs. Kay White

203 Berkshire Road

Richmond, VA 23221

Hi Friends,

I am Stepping Up to the Massey Challenge and will be participating in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K (virtually).  We will have a walk/run in our neighborhood so Pat can be a part.  We will have three different courses, a 1 mile, a 5K and a 10K. We are working with Pat’s physical therapist to see if he will be able to participate in the 1 mile walk.   All the routes will start and end near our home.  I’ve created a fundraising team for the Massey Challenge, and I want you to be a part of it! Since Pat is a Navy Veteran, we have named our team “Pat’s Fleet .”

This event will take place June 5th and begin at 8:30 a.m.  It is not necessary for you to participate in the Ukrop’s Monument Ave 10K to join our team. Raising money to support cancer research is important to me because we want to kick cancer to the curb!  Will you consider joining me in trying to raise $ 1000 for VCU Massey Cancer Center?

VCU Massey Cancer Center is a leading cancer research hospital focused on making groundbreaking discoveries about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Their locally conducted research saves lives in our community and beyond.  Can I count on you to join me in the fight against cancer and to support Pat? Sign-up for our team today: 

Pat’s Fleet – Massey Challenge (teammassey.org)

If you choose to join us, could you e-mail me as well, please?  That way if any changes occur, I can have a way to communicate.  Thank you so much for all you have done to show Pat and our family your support and love.

Thank you!

Kay

kww930@aol.com

Fraternally,

John

LAST CALL! Spring into Summer Raffle for KOC 5476 Catholic High School Scholarship Fund

Please tell all you can about our Spring into Summer with Friends and Family, Yeti Cooler and Yellow Umbrella Raffle.  Net proceeds are raising funds for the St. Bridget’s Knights of Columbus #5476 Council Scholarship Program.  Please spread the word to friends and family for this important cause, and the chance to win a great addition for backyard fun, this summer.

One more time, here’s the info:

You’ve had (or soon will get) the jab. It’s time to end your lockdown blues!

  • Win a stylish, durable navy blue YETI Tundra 65 cooler (a $349 value). Perfect to gather with friends and family in your backyard again!
  • To get the party started, we’re adding a $100 gift card to Yellow Umbrella Provisions, for the finest meats, poultry, seafood, and beverages to stock that cooler.
  • All net proceeds support the Knights of Columbus #5476 St. Bridget Council’s Scholarship fund.
  • Ticket Groupings:  2 ticket block @ $20; 5 ticket block @$40; 20 Ticket block for $100 (hey, this is for charity, right?).  You can purchase more than one block of tickets at a time.
  • We will mail your block(s) of tickets to the address of your choice, but we will also email a digital photo of your tickets, too, as a backup for you.
  • Purchase groups of tickets as often as you like…the more you enter, the more your giving really counts, and the more chances you have to win it all!
  • If you would like to donate directly to the fund, and not participate in the raffle, please click on the Scholarship icon below.
  • There will be a live drawing on Zoom, 7pm on May 8th, 2021. You need not be present to win. Copy and paste this link in your browse, in order to watch:

https://zoom.us/j/92795401049?pwd=L0E0TWdiaEZ4aHFnS1VaTjJnanJyZz09

Celebrate with a YETI all spring and summer, to help educate our kids this fall!

Any questions??? Please call Doug Lynch

609-977-8953.

officer roles for the coming Year

Hello Brothers,

We are in the midst of Nominations for our officer roles for the coming Year of the Knights! 

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to be a bit more involved in our Council?
  • Would you like to help set the direction of the Council and service activities that we undertake each year?
  • Would you enjoy some more camaraderie with your fellow brothers? 

We have a couple of positions open in our Council’s leadership team.  They are not overly demanding, but are important roles to fill and will provide you with a level of satisfaction of further serving your parish and our Council.

Shoot me an email back as soon as possible, and I will give you a ring to discuss. 

Thank you, Brothers!

Fraternally,

John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net