Category Archives: Council 5476 News

Special Thanks to Volunteers at the FFF

Thank you to all who helped with this wonderful event last week end – [French Food Festival].

Whether you were working at Mike McClure’s tent or somewhere else volunteering, the Knights from St Bridget (and wives) were well represented. There was a lot of prep work and cooking done by many on five nights prior to the event….thanks to you folks.

A couple of special thanks go to Ron Campbell and Ann/Randy Boyd who were there for countless hours assisting me keeping the food moving!

 I am proud to be associated with such a giving group.


 Rick Witty

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

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Mass of Remembrance held on 4/21/18

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 The Knights of Columbus from Saint Bridget Catholic Church hosted a Mass of Remembrance for their Departed Brothers with Monsignor William H. Carr as Celebrant.

This was a candle-lighting service with all  5 verses of “Christ Be Our Light” being sung . Of the 20 honorees,  6 widows, a mother and  departed’ s families attended.

Richmond Councils 5476 and 395 conducted this Memorial Mass for twenty of their departed Brothers, with the Richmond Assembly 1165 Honor Guard present. 

Each of our brothers were honored with the announcement of their name, a  bell ringing, a sword salute by the honor guard and a lighting of a candle.


New Third Degree Knights, Council 5476!

On Saturday August 26, 2017, Bob Redmond and Barry O’Brien advanced to Full Knighthood in the Third Degree of the Knights of Columbus. The ceremony took place at St Michael’s Church. There were 25 other Knights from the central Virginia area who received this honor. Please congratulate Bob and Barry on receiving advanced degrees for their service in St Bridget Knights of Columbus Council 5476.


Photo Caption:  Pictured are Rolfe Trimble, Council Advancement Chairman with Bob Redmond and Barry O’Brien.


Kerner and Fox Earn Council’s High School Scholarship

2017 KofC Council 5476 Scholarship Award Winners

St. Bridget School held their 8th grade closing ceremonies on June fifth, at which time Knights of Columbus Council 5476 announced their two Catholic High School Scholarship Award Winners.

Nancy Ann Kerner will be attending St. Gertrud, and Ethan Ryland Fox will be attending Benedictine College Prep. Each candidate receives a $1,000 award from Council 5476 toward their high school tuition for the year.

Please join us in congratulating these two worthy scholarship award winners.

Pictured are  Grand Knight Rick Witty, Nancy Kerner, Ethan Fox, Scholarship Chairman Gary Port with St. Bridget School Principal George Sadler [PHOTO Attached]

new members and their recent advancements

Our St. Bridget Knights of Columbus Council 5476 is pleased to report new members and their recent advancements to The Second Degree of the Order.

Pictured left to right: Darryn Appleton, Eugene Kastelberg, Grand Knight Rick Witty, Honorable Tom Fiden with his son James Fiden and Barry O’Brien.

Not pictured is Father Sunil Paul Chiriyankandath.

Darryn, Eugene, James and Fr. Sunil  joined and advanced to the Second Degree, Barry recently transferred into our council and also advanced to the Second degree.

Please congratulate these worthy Knights.

Member Meeting Tonight; FFF Thanks!


We will have our May Business meeting tomorrow night at 6:30. We have some important items to discuss, and let me know of anything that you would like to discuss. We plan to adjourn by 7:30PM.

On another note, many thanks to all of our Knights who worked at the French Food Festival! I believe that we “answered the bell” quite well helping to make Chef Mike McClure’s tent a great success.

I would like to mention individuals who participated, but I am afraid that I would miss someone as we had a great number of you helping either at our booth or somewhere else. This was our first time doing this, and there are lessons to learn to make it better next year. It was a delight working with Chef Mike…I hope all of you got a chance to meet him. I, for one, will try his restaurant in the Bottom, LuLu’s.

It was also gratifying to see the number of spouses and older children that we had helping us….team work brought us through!….Thanks to all!

Fraternally, Rick Witty

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

Commercial MRO Sales

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Meeting Resolution – donation to St Francis Home

Our recorder sent out a recap/posting of our member minutes to all members that included:


Gary proposed a $1000 donation to St Francis Home to help them purchase a refrigerated truck, which will be considered later in the overall donations budget program.

Our Webmaster or  Grand Knight will also post this resolution to our Council Website for our Council’s consideration.

Then this resolution will be discussed as old business and voted on at our next member meeting.

Recent Advancement into 3rd Degree

Congratulations Gentlemen!

John Bruckner and Rolfe Trimble advanced to Third Degree

Council 5476 members John Bruckner and Rolfe Trimble advanced to Third Degree on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Bishop Ireton Council 6189,  3300 Old Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield VA 23236.

FRATERNITY, is our third principle; we Knights of Columbus band together as brothers to help one another and our families in times of distress, sickness and in death.

Please take a moment to congratulate their success!

The next Admissions Degree is at St Bridget

Worthy Grand Knights, District Deputies and District Wardens,

The next Admissions Degree in District 9 will be held on Wednesday April 19 at 7 PM at St. Bridget’s Church (6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, 23226).  This degree will be hosted by council 5476 and the council 14129 Admissions Degree team will be presenting the degree.  Candidates should plan to arrive by 6:30 PM and the dress code is jacket and tie.  Please let Grand Knight Rick Witty know how many candidates will be attending.


Tom Psuik

District Deputy 9