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March for Life on Friday, January 24, 2020

Greetings All,

It’s time to continue putting the list together for the March for Life on Friday, January 24, 2020.

This year we will again 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 Hackenburg directly at  Tony can also be contacted by phone or text at 804-339-0267.

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, please  contact Darius, the bus captain for the Columbian Center bus, directly at . Darius can also be contacted at 804-740-9633 (home).   Darius, please let us know if you anticipate any substantive changes.

When signing up, please provide a mobile phone number and email address.

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 21, 2020, at St. Bridget Church.  The tentative start time is 5:30 p.m.  Please stay tuned for further details, but save the date. 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 Adoration.  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.

Mike Kozak


Breakfast with Santa on 12/7/19 at St Bridget



The following brothers have agreed to help us on Saturday 12/7.

Thanks to: Brendan Mahoney, Augie Keller, Ron Paquette, Mike Borzelleca, Wayne Slough and Dan Keller.

Is there anyone whom I have missed?

We will meet in the school cafeteria at 8:00 AM.

Anyone else who would like to help out please let me know.  This is a family event and you can bring your spouse and children also.  In fact any of the ladies  who are willing can help Mary Rebecca with the childrens activities in the commons as we serve the breakfast in the cafeteria.

Also, still looking for anyone who would like to take a shift as Santa Clause.

See you all on Saturday.   Ron Campbell

Help with KOVAR for two hours on Friday the 29th

Brother Knights,

Please help put our faith into action and help KOVAR for two hours on Friday the 29th.  Go to  and sign up. We really need extra bodies (including family members) to help those with Intellectual Disabilities on the best day of the year at ABC Stores. We need to know by tomorrow the 26th so that we can adjust our plans if necessary. Thank you to those who have signed up or have let us know otherwise.

KOVAR at ABC Stores on Black Friday

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Needed: 8 – 10 brothers to help out on Saturday morning Dec. 7

Brother Knights,

 Our director of religious education has asked for our assistance.  I am looking for 8 – 10 brothers to help out on Saturday morning Dec. 7 from 8:00 AM till about noon.  Here are the details of the event.

 There will be a children’s program with a variety of activities relating to Advent along with an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus.  It is expected that there will be approximately 200 people attending throughout the morning. 

  • We are being tasked with set-up, cooking, serving and clean-up of breakfast for those who attend. 
  • Also, if anyone would like to play Santa for about 45 – 60 minutes (we are looking for two people). 
  • We will be preparing and serving the meal in the school cafeteria. The menu will consist of: eggs, pancakes, bacon coffee, milk and orange juice. 

 This is a great opportunity for some of our newer members to get involved and our veterans to help them out.  (Bring your wives and children along and let them participate too!)  There really is no heavy lifting and if you can only spare an hour or two that morning we will certainly use you.

 Please email me.  Let me know how long and what hours you can work.  Anyone wanting to volunteer as Santa, let me know.  I believe you would need to be Virtus and Safe trained.

 Thank you !

 Ron Campbell



help for marshals at March for Life in Janu


Please read the following email from the State Deputy requesting help for marshals at March for Life in January. If you have time to support this event please sign up.


Matthew Zahl, Faithful Navigator 1165
Worthy District Deputy and Worthy Grand Knights,

Plans for March for Life 2020 are being finalized and our support is needed to make it a success.  The goal is for each of your Councils to enlist at least three volunteers to help marshal the March for Life.  Having enough marshals is important to having a safe event.  In the last several years authorities have added manpower requirements for first aid, clean-up, marshaling, and keeping Marchers from engaging with counter-protesters.

The theme for this year is Life Empowers: pro-life is pro-woman.  Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life, explained the theme, “2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.  As we prepare to celebrate this great moment in history, we remember and honor the suffragists, the original feminist leaders who recognized the inherent dignity of the unborn and that abortion not only ended a life but harmed women.  The pro-life movement continues their legacy, recognizing that equal rights begin in the womb!”  The March For Life, the world’s largest annual civil rights demonstration, will focus on this theme because it is timely in framing the historical perspective that “Life Empowers: pro-life is pro-woman.”  Your help is needed to have a successful March and spread this important message.

As in previous years, Virginia Knights of Columbus will be the marshals for the March and knowing who will be there is important.  Please take a minute to sign up using this link to the Sign Up Genius page,, so I’ll know you are coming.

The March For Life will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020. You will note the starting location will be as last year, the National Mall at 12th Street, just off the Smithsonian-National Mall Metro Station.   The same, earlier start time is to meet at 8:30 AM at the large Recreational Vehicle.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Let Your Light Shine!

Fraternally,  Bob Szerszynski, State Deputy
State Council of Virginia
Phone:  703 994-6469

The PRC’s Annual Gala – RSVP NOW!

Hello Brothers,

The deadline for reservations for the PRC’s Annual Gala is this week. We have 12 folks planning to attend. One of which is Monsignor Carr who will offer the invocation.

Please let me know if you and your spouse can attend with our group from the St. Bridget Knights of Columbus.

In Brotherhood,



John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804 342-1114 (office) 804 306-2488 (mobile)

Good morning, Brothers!  I hope you and your families had a nice weekend.

Just a final reminder that our Council OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for this evening at 6:30pm in the Church Hall.  Your spouse or significant other are welcome to join us for the festivities, and we’ll be there early with light refreshments and drinks available beginning at 6pm. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm.

Please note that we will not have our Monthly Council Member Meeting tonight, so please take that time to join us at the Open House!  The presentation should be complete by 7:30pm or shortly thereafter, so we should be done earlier than our normal Council Meetings.

To RSVP to the event, simply call 804-729-6899 or email  You can also simply come to the event and sign-up for attending at the door.

Thank you very much for all that you do in support of the Knights, the St. Bridget Parish, and our local community!


Bart Leahey, Grand Knight

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:09:20 PM EST, barton leahey <> wrote:

Good evening, Brothers.

Just a reminder that this Monday evening, November 11th, our Council is partnering with the Abbate Agency to host an OPEN HOUSE for couples of our Parish.  The event will take place in the Church Hall, and we hope you and your spouse or significant other will join us for the festivities.  Light refreshments and drinks will be served beginning at 6pm, and the presentation will begin at 6:30pm.

A few important items specific to the event:

  • We will not have our Monthly Council Member Meeting on Monday night, so please take that time to join us at the Open House!  The presentation should be complete by 7:30pm or shortly thereafter, so we should be done earlier than our normal Council Meetings.
  • The presentation will include a brief overview of our Council, the Knights of Columbus, and the fraternal benefits the Abbate Agency can offer our Knights’ families and our parishioners.
  • Please feel free to invite others as well!  Earlier this week, St. Bridget Parish families received an e-mail blast referencing the Open House.  Please feel free to forward this e-mail or verbally invite other potential Knights and their spouses to the event as well.
  • To RSVP to the Open House, simply call 804-729-6899 or email

If you have any questions specific to the event, please don’t hesitate to call me directly at 804-240-9859.  Thanks, all, and have a great weekend.


Vivat Jesus!


Bart Leahey, GK

Food Bag Distribution Schedule Change in November


This month we will be distributing food bags with labels after the Mass you attend the third weekend of the month, November 16-17. I will send out another reminder next week, but wanted to let you know now about this change to our normal schedule.

I will plan to attend the 7:30 Mass on Nov. 17. Thanks again for all you do, I know we have a lot going on!

Mike K.