Category Archives: Consider This

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

Annual Tower Tour September 7, 2018

On September 7, 2018, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will once again offer an extraordinary opportunity to view our Nation’s capital from the Knight’s Tower.

Tour opportunities are available on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors will ascend the Tower elevator to the observation level where they can take in spectacular views in all four directions. There are no tickets or reservations to take advantage of this unique experience; visitors will be permitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please be advised: visitors must be able to climb 85 steps to reach the Tower Elevator. Please ensure you are in good physical condition. Visitors who experience claustrophobia, those who do not like elevators, or anyone who suffers from a condition where riding in an enclosed elevator may be uncomfortable should not attend. Children are permitted, but parents should consider the stairs in their decision to bring younger children along. Strollers are not permitted into the Tower, and no storage is available at the Basilica.

Food and drink are not permitted. Bags, suitcases, camera cases, large purses or other bulky items are not permitted. Photography is allowed but the use of tripods is not permitted. Prohibited items cannot be stored. Please leave the items in your vehicle or leave them home.

The Basilica offers ample free parking and is conveniently located within walking distance of the Brookland-CUA Station on Metro’s Red Line. For more information, please call the Basilica at 202-526-8300.

Signup for Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond 7/28

Subject: Signup for Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond

At the Diamond 2016

This year the Councils are invited to carry flags with the Fourth Degree. The attire has changed this year to dark slacks, white short sleeved pullover shirt and black shoes. Muster time is 4:30 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 28. Our goal is to have all 60 Flags (Honor America Corp) represented at the event.

Anyone carrying flags will receive 2 tickets to the game pitting our Flying Squirrels against the Reading Fightin Phils.

A separate call out for Color Guard members will be made.

Sign up for Flag Carrying at:

St. Bridget Catholic Church Blood Drive 8/12

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Sunday, Aug. 12  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Donations received in the Parish Center Meeting Room


Please consider giving the gift of life by donating blood: There will be special T-shirts and a chance to win a Weekend Getaway for participants!  There is no substitute for human blood and Virginia Blood Services needs your help in maintaining the blood supply through the summer.

St. Bridget Blood Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is Sunday, August 12th from 8:30-12:30 in the Parish Center Meeting Room. 

You can sign up online at or after Masses in the Commons beginning 8/1/18. 

Appointments are recommended but walk-ins will also be welcomed.   

Contact John VanderSyde with any questions – (804) 683-9181 or at