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Dedication of St. Bridget’s Completed Bell Tower

SBCC Christmas Eve 2018

This Saturday, January 12, Bishop Barry Knestout will lead the “Dedication of St. Bridget’s Completed Bell Tower and Landscaping Project” prior to 5:30pm Mass.  The congregation will gather outside in front of the Bell Tower at 5 p.m. for the Dedication, and a reception will follow in the Church Commons after the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

 Specifics can be found here.  

 Thank you for your continued leadership and support.

 Fraternally, 

 Bart Leahey, Grand Knight

St. Bridget Church | Knights of Columbus Council 5476

mobile: 804.240.9859

 

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July 28, is Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond

 

Good morning, Brothers.

As a reminder, tomorrow night, Saturday, July 28, is Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond.  The Worthy State Deputy, Ed Polich, and his Dad, Bob Polich (WW II veteran of the “Battle of the Bulge”), will be throwing out the first pitch, and the Knights will once again be carrying flags.  This year, they’ve invited any Councilmember (all Degree Knights) to carry a flag with the Fourth Degrees, and anyone carrying flags will receive 2 tickets to the game pitting the Flying Squirrels against the Reading Fightin’ Phils. 

 

Sign-up and additional details are below:

  • Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond (Saturday, July 28, 2019) – This year the Councils are invited to carry flags with the Fourth Degree.  Anyone carrying flags will receive 2 tickets to the game pitting our Flying Squirrels against the Reading Fightin’ Phils. The attire is dark slacks, white short sleeved pullover shirt, and dark shoes.  Muster time is 4:30 PM on Saturday, July 28Please meet on the First Base side of the ballpark. Our goal is to have all 60 Flags (Honor America Corp) represented at the event.  The Worthy State Deputy Ed Polich will be throwing out the 1st pitch and his Dad, Bob Polich (WW II veteran of the “Battle of the Bulge”) will also be throwing out the first pitch.
  • Sign up to carry a flag here:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945aca72da7f49-military

 Thank you, and please feel free to give me a ring at 804-240-9859 with any questions.

Fraternally, Bart Leahey

 

The Order’s new Online Membership

click the logo to view a short video about online membership

The Order’s new Online Membership initiative is live throughout the United States and Canada!

Now you can invite eligible Catholic men to take their first step toward committed, lifelong and council-based membership in the Order by signing up online. And, any member who recruits 5 members between now and Sept. 30 will receive a $50 gift card for KnightsGear, along with free shipping!

How does online membership work? What does it mean for degrees? Who can sign up?

Watch this brief video that explains what the program is and how it can be used as a powerful tool to help your council recruit.

Visit our For Members page for even more information.

We are uniquely positioned to help other men lead with faith, protect their families, serve others and defend their values. It’s now even easier to invite them to become Knights of Columbus so that they too can enjoy the same life-changing benefits and experiences that we have.

Not sure how to invite men to join? Personal invitations always work best. Talk to them. Text them. Email them. You can use the sample email below as a guide.

So, what do you say? How many men will you invite to join today?

 

To be eligible for the $50 gift card, the recruiting member must be listed as the proposer on either the Form 100 or the Online Membership application. 

Online Membership is meant for new members only. Current members of the Knights of Columbus should not sign up as online members. Signing up online will cause you to be transferred out of your council. You cannot hold dual memberships.

 

Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Exemplification Saturday, November 11, 2017

Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Exemplification Saturday, November 11, 2017


INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES, GUESTS, AND CURRENT FOURTH DEGREE MEMBERS

Location: Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel

425 Water Street

Portsmouth, VA 23704

Hotel Reservations:

To make reservations, please use the special website:

Book your group rate for K.O.C. 4TH DEGREE EXEMPLIFICATION

You may also call (757) 673-3050

Note the early cutoff date for reservations is October 9, 2017. The rate is $119.00 per room plus tax.

Eligibility:

Candidates must be a Third Degree Knight in good standing. All applications (Form 4) for non-U.S. citizens must be reviewed by the Master once they are approved by the Assembly. To facilitate the process, you may send an electronic copy, not the original application.

Candidates requiring special arrangements are to be identified when their application is submitted. Special needs include diabetics, candidates in wheel chairs, etc. We will make special arrangements for them to take the Degree, if necessary. The Assembly must escort those with special needs to the antechamber and stay with them until they are ready to be moved into the Exemplification Chamber.

Fees:

The candidate fee is $70.00, which is set by Supreme. This fee includes the candidate’s banquet ticket, Fourth Degree Pin, certificate, and processing fees. All fees are to be paid to the local Assembly.

Fourth Degree Dress Code:

Candidates for the 4th Degree are no longer required to wear a black tuxedo. Candidates may wear a dark black, grey, or blue suit with a plain white shirt and basic/conservative style tie. Both jacket and pants must be dark in color. Brown, green, or other color suits are not authorized. Active duty Military may wear their Class A or dress uniform. Policemen and Firemen may wear their dress uniform.

4th Degree Sir Knights attending the Exemplification as observers may wear dark black, grey, or blue suit with a plain white shirt and basic/conservative style tie. Both jacket and pants must be dark in color. Brown, green, or other color suits are not authorized. They may also wear the new 4th Degree Uniform. Active duty Military may wear their Class A or dress uniform. Policemen and Firemen may wear their dress uniform.

Candidates should be in possession of their 3rd Degree membership cards. All observers attending the Exemplification will need to present current 3rd and 4th Degree membership cards. Honorary and Honorary Life membership cards are not acceptable for admittance to the Exemplification.

Priests:

The cost for Priests is $60.00 which includes their pin, certificate, and banquet ticket. I recommend that Assemblies pay the cost for their Priests. All Priests and Deacons attending the Exemplification are invited to assist at the Mass if their schedules permit. However, they must bring their own alb and stole with them. Please let me know if any Priests would like to concelebrate and if there are any Deacons who will be assisting. Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Exemplification Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Banquet:

Cost: $65.00 per Guest ticket. The cost of additional banquet tickets is also to be paid to the local Assembly. The banquet will be a Chef’s Special Selection. Please indicate any special dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or gluten free requirements.

Ladies Program:

Cost: $35.00, includes lunch, entertainment, and program. All tickets are to be purchased through the local Assembly. Please indicate any special dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or gluten free requirements.

Cancellation Policy for all Events: No refunds AFTER November 1, 2017.

Exemplification Memorial Mass:

Our Exemplification Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday prior to the banquet. This Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation.

Schedule of Events: Day Time Event
Friday Late Afternoon/Evening Hospitality Rooms open; Check times of operation
Saturday 9:00 AM Escort Practice: all Navigators
Saturday No later than 11:15 AM Candidates report to antechamber
Saturday 11:30 AM *** Ladies Program
Saturday 12:00 Noon Exemplification
Saturday 4:30 PM *** Mass — all Hospitality rooms will close 30 minutes before Mass and remain closed during Mass and during the Banquet
Saturday 7:00 PM *** Doors open for banquet

August Blood Drive Results

Thank you so much for all you did for the blood drive!  We registered 15 people and collected 15 units!  Those units can help as many as 45 patients and it is a huge help during the summertime.

The list of donors is below.

Please let me know any feedback you have for us.  John, did you send the tablecloth back or should I come pick it up?

The next blood drive is scheduled for Nov 5th and I hope you both enjoy the rest of summer!

 

KATHRYN S ALDRIDGE
ELIZABETH A ANGELL
BARBARA H ANSELL
PATRICIA P BRUCE
STEVEN H BURRIS
LUCY K CASEY
KRISTI L CURLEY
RAMON L ESPAROLINI
THOMAS A GILL
GENE KASTELBERG
OKE FRED-HARRY LIIMATTA
GARY D LIPUT
ANN D VANDERSYDE
JOHN N VANDERSYDE
DIANNE E WALL

 

 

Christine Homan, Account Manager

Address: 2825 Emerywood Parkway  Richmond, VA 23294

Tel:  804.213.4218

Mobile:  804.432.3732

Fax:  804.359.2294

Email: choman@vablood.org

URL: www.vablood.org

Eight New Members to Council 5476

Brothers,

Please join me in welcoming eight additions to the council. Eugene Kastelberg, James Fiden, Father Sunil Chiriyankandath, Darryn Appleton, and Micheal Borzelleca attended a first degree ceremony on May 25 at the Church of Vietnamese Martyrs; Francis Lackman and Anthony Bell attended a first degree ceremony on June 19 at St. Michael’s Church; and Charles Guerin transferred in from council 2952 in Louisiana.

An updated council roster is attached along with a text file with the roster emails separated by a semi-colon for creating new emails going out to the entire council.

Also, the new officers and directors for the 2017-2018 fraternal year are reflected (effective 7/01/2017).

Please let me know if there are any additional updates that need to be made.

Fraternally,   Randy Boyd, FS

KofC Blood Drive on Sunday at St. Bridget

 

 

Good morning!

We are all set for the blood drive Sunday 5/7/2017 at St Bridget Catholic Church; the team will arrive at about 7:30 to set up.  Donations will begin at 8:30 AM and go until approximately 12:30 PM.   Walk-ins are welcome!

So Far we have 13 people signed up online and we have sent postcards and email reminders to past donors.

We have had some heavy usage recently and our inventory is struggling.  We have an urgent need for blood especially type O negative.  Please spread the word.

If you like us on Facebook you will see messaging about our needs.

Thank you all for all you do!!

Christine Homan – Account Manager

St Bridget parishioner, Ann VanderSyde, donating blood

 

KOVAR effort this weekend

Brother Knights,

 

Please help the KOVAR effort this weekend by responding no later than tomorrow (Wednesday) with which Mass you can help. This is an easy 20-30 minutes, wearing the KOVAR apron and holding the collection bucket. We wish to have at least three Knights for each Mass, per the attached sign up sheet. Please note, the off site solicitation locations and dates are still pending.

 

Remember, you will have an impact on the lives of Virginians with intellectual disabilities through this Knights charity that helps provide training and assistance.

 

Please go to the Web sitewww.kovarva.organd please ‘like’ KOVAR on Facebook.

 

THANK YOU.

 

Bruce