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Respect Life Month: Novena, Adoration, March in D.C.

Respect Life Month: Novena, Adoration, March in D.C.

Novena: 9 Days for Life One of the simplest ways our parish can unite during Respect Life Month is joining in prayer.

Praying a Novena is an extremely accessible, yet powerful way to pray for a specific intention. To participate in our parish-wide Novena for Life, all you need to do is pray the designated prayer once a day, for nine days in a row, starting January 14th, and ending January 22nd.

Click below to get a reminder each day of the Novena.  Respect Life Holy Hour Spending time in front of our Lord in the Eucharist is a wonderful opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection. On January 15th at 6:30…

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March for Life on Friday, January 18, 2019

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 Hackenburg 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.

 Mike Kozak


The annual March For Life January 18, 2019

Good morning, Brothers.

The annual March For Life is scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2019, in Washington D.C.

The Knights of Columbus are key sponsors of the event, and if you’d like to serve as an on-site Marshal during this year’s march, please sign up here:

We’ll have additional information about the event and how to participate at our upcoming Member Meeting (this Monday, December 10th).

Fraternally,  Bart

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Below is the Sign Up Genius site to use to sign up to be a Marshall for the March for Life on January 18 in DC.  Please pass it on to interested brothers in your Council. Thank you.

Fraternally, Clint Corry DD9


40 Days For Life 2018 Fall Campaign



Fall campaign 2018

Wed. Sept. 26 thru Sun. Nov.4 – 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. daily

We are praying at the right-of-way outside of

Planned Parenthood at 201 N. Hamilton in Richmond

Area churches are taking one day of the campaign and staffing it with parishioners to ensure prayer coverage

Saturday, October 27 is Saint Bridget’s Day

Please consider committing to one hour of prayer on this day either at the vigil site outside of Planned Parenthood,

in church, or in your home. Of course, you are welcome to pray anytime during this campaign!

Our goal is to have 24+ parishioners signed up.

Your prayers make a difference! Thank you.

  For more info go to:

Or contact Darius at or by cell (804) 397-0754.

We pray for…

*An End to Abortion … (14,643 lives saved that we know of

since 40 Days for Life began in 2007)

*The conversion of abortion workers…(

*Healing of those hurt by abortion…


*The continued success of our pregnancy resource centers –,,,



September 26              St. Benedict

October 3                    Our Lady of Fatima

October 5                    Ironbridge Church

October 7                    Our Lady of Lourdes

October 9                   Saint Peter

October 10                  Saint John

October 11                  Saint Patrick

October 20                  Winn Baptist Church

October 21                  Holy Rosary

October 22                  Saint Michael

October 27                  Saint Bridget

October 28                  Saint Edward


FORMS:   40 Days_statement_of_peace 2018 2

first Sunday of the month is our weekend to do donuts

Dear Brother Knights,

This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month and it is our weekend to do donuts.  Please help out if you can at the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses.  The set up usually takes about twenty to thirty minutes so arrive at least a half hour before mass begins.  Then after Mass the serving and clean up take about another 30 minutes or so.  It is not difficult so if you have never done it before stop by and we will show you what to do.

  • Here are the basic steps:
  1. Make a pot of regular and a pot of decaf coffee.
  2. Remove the donuts from the boxes and put them on platters.  (Some of the donuts can be cut in half for the small children)
  3. After the priest processes out of church (but not before).
  4. Place the platters of donuts on the tables
  5. Pour and serve the drinks –  milk, lemonade, orange juice and water.  (Adults can serve themselves coffee)
  • After the crowd disperses after 9:00 mass.
  1. Everything back to the kitchen.
  2. Leave the coffee pots on the counter – the 11:00 mass will replenish them.
  3. Clean all of the platters used and leave in the dish strainer.
  4. Make sure the kitchen looks nice and neat.
  •  After 11:00 mass.
  1. The coffee pots will be emptied and cleaned and put away.
  2. The platters will be washed, dried and put away.
  3. All the counters will be wiped and the kitchen left nice and clean.

Wow! Wasn’t that easy and soooo much fun!?  Join us this Sunday all you who attend the 9:00 and 11:00 masses.  Your families can help too!

Thank you,

Jay Pierotti, KOC Council 5476 Minister of Donuts

Core Values – October 27, 2018 from 9:00am – 11:30am

A Message from The Saint Bridget New Evangelization Team

Posted by Leon Shadowen on Sep 27, 2018 09:06 pm


The Saint Bridget New Evangelization Team (NET) invites you to gather on October 27, 2018 from 9:00am – 11:30am in the Church Hall to learn about the Saint Bridget Core Values.  You are receiving this invitation because you lead a ministry, group, or activity that adds to the vitality and spirituality of our parish.  We ask that you also share this notification with all of the members of your group, so that they, too, can save the date.

The Core Values were developed so that no ministry or activity at the parish will exist “in a vacuum” and that everything we do will be connected in spirit and deed.  The objective of this event is for you and your fellow ministry members to understand the Core Values and begin to prayerfully consider how your ministry/activity can integrate and reflect them moving forward.  Rich Curran of the Parish Success Group will also be present to encourage us.

We hope and pray that you and your ministry members will make every effort to be present for this gathered event!  More to come…!

Yours in Christ,

Deacon VJ

The St. Bridget Stew & Brew Volunteers Needed

Good morning, Brothers!

The St. Bridget Stew & Brew is quickly emerging as one of our parish’s largest fundraising events, and as Knights, it’s important that we do our part to ensure it’s a fun and successful event for all who attend.

This year’s Stew & Brew is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5th on the St. Bridget back parking lot, and we’re looking for volunteers to assist. There are a number of roles available throughout the day and evening, and spouses are welcome to volunteer as well.

Please sign up to volunteer here:   STEW & BREW Sign-Up Genius

Thank you in advance for your dedication and service to this wonderful parish event!


Bart Leahey, Grand Knight

St. Bridget Council 5476  |  Knights of Columbus

Cell: 804.240.9859

consecration of the bells 9/25/18 at 7 PM

Reverend Monsignor William Carr cordially invites all Saint Bridget parishioners and friends of the parish to join His Excellency the

Most Reverend Bishop Barry Knestout for the consecration of

the bells for our new bell tower.


Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm


We will gather outside in front of the bell tower.

A reception with light refreshments will be served in the Commons.

Letter from Monsignor Carr to SBCC

Dear Parishioners,

I am embarrassed and ashamed about the abuse of children and youth within the Church.  The one place where we should expect them to be safe was not safe for so many over the years.  The abuse leaves scars that persist through a person’s life.

The past should haunt the Church because the leadership cared more about the Churches’ face than the vulnerable ones whom Jesus loves so much. What do we do now, can our broken hearts be healed, can we find the words for those who ask us about this scandal?

I want you to hold me accountable for my behavior as your pastor.  I want you to hold accountable all the priests, deacons, pastoral staff and school staff who work here.  Keep your eyes open, question.  St. Bridget Parish and School must always be safe places for all.

This weekend and next I will speak about this during Masses.  Also, please meet with me to share your feelings and thoughts and to pray together.  I will meet you in the Church Hall on September 5 and 6 at 9am and 7pm.

We will hold a Holy Hour of Reparation after Daily Mass on Saturdays for the next three months beginning September 1st.  We will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers of lamentation, quiet meditation and Benediction.

We will celebrate a Mass of Atonement here on September 22 at 9am.

Monsignor Carr