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April 2020 Donations for the Little Sisters of the Poor

Brothers, I hope this email finds you safe and well.

Just a quick note to recognize Council Brothers Augie Keller, Gene Kastelberg, Mike Kehoe, Jeff Wolfe, Anthony Mehfoud, Rick and Brian Witty, Ron Paquette  Kevin Dubina, Steve Oswald, and Greg Stivers for spending time away from their families to collect food, supplies, and financial donations for the Little Sisters of the Poor earlier today.  As you can see from the picture below, they collected a nice supply of needed food, beverages, and cleaning materials for the Little Sisters, and I hear plenty of checks and gift certificates were donated as well.

In addition, I’d like to personally thank Greg for offering the team use of his trailer to transport these items to the Little Sisters and Bruce Slough and Sean Cox for their amazing leadership of this effort.

I’m sure these donations will serve the Little Sisters well over the coming weeks and ask that you please keep them in your prayers.

Vivat Jesus!    Leahey

American Flag Donation to the St. Francis Home!

Flag Donation:  A new American Flag that was donated to Saint Francis Home by Bart Leahey in 2020. Bart is the active Grand Knight for Council 5476 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond, VA. Bart actively serves in all aspects of church and community service throughout the parish.

Thank you Bruce Slough for providing this photo and the recognition of Bart’s generous gift to SFH.


Black Friday Solicitation for KOVAR Donations




Brother Knights from St Bridget Council 5476 make time to solicit donations for KOVAR on Black Friday after Thanksgiving.

“We had eight brothers worked 4 shifts at 3 stores and raised over $400 dollars for people with intellectual disabilities,” Said Bruce Slough, membership director, fundraiser,  and all around great guy.  “Our plan is to do it again on December 21; please come join us to help with this worthy cause!”

Please come to the member meeting on December 9th to learn more about KOVAR, and to volunteer to assist with the many other volunteer opportunities available to help give back to our church community!

Thanks Brothers!!!!

Knights support St Francis Home Blue Crab Fest

From left; Amanda Keller, Carey Leahey, Bart Leahey, Augie Keller.


Our St Bridget Catholic Church Knights of Columbus helped volunteer at the annual St Francis Home Blue Crab Festival last week at Tredegar. Brother Knights Augie Keller, his wife Amanda, and Bart Leahey, his wife Carey, were just a few of the members of Council 5476 that spent time helping at this event. Bruce Slough mentioned that this event continues to grow each year, and that they set another record this year!

Congratulations and thank you to all participants and volunteers. Look for more details about the success of this day!

Robert Dutch Shultz – Funeral Mass on Friday


Sep 22, 2019


SHULTZ, Robert John “Dutch,” 75, of Richmond, passed away September 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Margot Lee Shultz; children, Pete Shultz (Tracy), Beth Shultz Filmanski (Tyson) and Chris Shultz (Katie); and six grandchildren. Dutch served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force as a medic during two tours in Vietnam, then in Germany as a medical aide to General David Burchinall. He was a consummate sales person, and during his career, worked for General Medical/McKesson and Carolina Furniture Co. Also known as an expert stamp dealer, he was often asked by others to authenticate materials. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Virginia for their compassionate care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Hospice of Virginia. Photograph credit: Taggart Lee.

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Council 5476 Launches new Gmail Account

090519      Good morning, Brothers of Council 5476!

Earlier this week, Ron Campbell and I sat down together and set up a new Google account for our Council.  This account will streamline our ability to distribute Council-wide e-mails to our Members, update/share documents, and manage a Council-specific calendar.

Please note that I’m sending this from our new Council 5476 e-mail address ( that we’ll use for all communications with Council members and the State and Supreme offices.  If you have any Knights-specific questions for Ron or me, please feel free to use this e-mail address, as we check it daily.

We appreciate your support of this work-in-progress and welcome your thoughts and feedback as we expand usage of the account to manage our Council’s day-to-day operations.

Vivat Jesus!

Bart Leahey. Grand Knight
St. Bridget Church | Knights of Columbus – Council 5476
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