All Catholic men who share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first are invited to join a virtual retreat on Saturday, January 29 from 8 to 11:30 am.
The retreat will be focused on the challenges of being a Catholic man. Participants will explore what the Bible has to say to men today. At the conclusion, men will feel inspired, re-invigorated, and ready to move forward with renewed purpose and peace of mind.
Attached is a flyer with sign-up information for the March for Life bus transportation to DC on January 21. Also included is information on the Respect Life Mass and Holy Hour being conducted at St. Bridget on Tuesday, January 18, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Please give prayerful consideration to attending one or both of these events with your family and friends. The March is coming back this year after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Also, Father Shuping added the Mass to our usual Respect Life Holy Hour for the first time this year. I think it is important for our Council to show and support these prayers for the success of our pro-life efforts, pro-life efforts being one of the pillars of the K of C.
Brother Knights, We have just under 4 weeks remaining in the Polar Plunge fund raiser and our current total is $367 raised thus far. Not bad, but far from our goal of $2,481 based upon what was raised last year.
Please consider supporting this very worthy cause with a donation and helping us reach our goal. We did it last year. I know we can do it again. Just click the link below and then click the DONATE button. https://impact.specialolympicsva.org/team/383413
You can also help us extend the reach of this fundraising effort by forwarding the flyer attached to any friends or family you believe may be interested. Thank you all for your support! Sean Cox Scox121@outlook.com (757) 342-1273
As you all know, Deacon/Brother Pat White is fighting hard against his cancer. It was so good to see him at our recent Octoberfest knowing what an effort it was for him to come.
Recently, Pat has been really having a difficult struggle. Would you please keep him in your prayers? In particular tomorrow morning at 8:30 Pat has a bone marrow test that is very important in his treatment.
Each Tuesday morning we pray the Rosary for Pat, Kay, and their family, and others who are challenged with health issues. The Rosary will be said at St. Bridget Church, following morning Mass (about 8:30 am). Please consider joining us at Mass and the Rosary to follow. If you are unable to attend, please say a prayer at that time for Brother Pat.
Many of you who were at the November member meeting heard about our campaign to help the Special Olympics through participation in the 2022 Polar Plunge. All of the funds raised go directly to the Special Olympics VA in support of the year-round activities of over 23,000 athletes of all abilities. Please consider supporting this cause with a donation and/or an email to your friends and family to help increase the reach of this fundraising effort.
If you would like to join the fundraising effort, you can start your own fundraising page by navigating to the same page above, choose the JOIN TEAM button, and create an account. All donations to your page will be reflected in both your individual total and the team total.
Exodus Gentlemen – Based on our last meeting I sent (or tried to send) an email with information about Malvern. It somehow did not go through. Sorry about that. I had information on two things and now can’t remember the 2nd thing. I do, however, remember I said I would get you the information on Malvern.
There is a group of us that go up – for the weekend – we go up on the 14th of January (a Friday) and come home Sunday. It is an amazing weekend – a semi-silent retreat with amazing content, brotherhood, introspection, a rosary in the freezing cold with over 200 men, beautiful grounds, great food, cannolis as further proof God loves us, and great fraternity. Here is the link Our Lady of Fatima
This is such an important time for me each year for me to recharge my batteries after a hectic Holiday season. More than that, this retreat has had an amazing impact on my faith life and my desire to grow closer to Christ. The brotherhood I have developed with so many of the men that have gone has been so important to me as well. Did I mention the cannolis?
Please please please let me know if you have any questions or need any information or would like to talk logistics or anything. Also – please know that there is a suggested donation to go – but we have a benefactor that has donated some extra $ to cover the costs of anyone who does not feel they can make the payment. Just let me know and I will get it taken care of.
Our annual KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS campaign is currently underway. This Knights initiative may be the last place to find religious cards to send to friends and relatives. In addition, we will be offering two St. Bridget church ornaments for sale. Please use this link to place your orders, and don’t forget to send it out to your friends also!
Beginning this weekend (and next weekend) we will have a display in the commons to sell these cards and ornaments. If you can help out please join me at the tables after the mass you are going to attend.