Please see the link below and scroll down to find information about the Gala to support Mary’s Choice RVA being held at the Lake House at St. Michael’s Church on Friday, October 1 @ 7:00 p.m. This looks like a great opportunity to engage ourselves and our spouses in an event in keeping with our pro-life efforts.
Please try to attend Friday’s 8:00 am votive Mass for Fr. Michael McGivney. As you know, he is the founder of the Knights of Columbus. His beatification was last year and the first feast day is on Aug. 13, 2021. Our Pastor Fr. Ken has prepared the proper prayers for the celebration of the feast day.
Perhaps we can even sit together! Thank you for considering.
Thanks for coming out to help with the Food Drive this Saturday. Here are a couple of pics for another successful drive. We collected a good amount of food and $500 in financial gifts.
Brothers that were able to assist: John Derry, Joe Philotti (sorry Joe for spelling), John VanderSyde, GK Bruce Slough, Bob Fout, Dan Geary, Mike Kozak, Steve Oswald, Ron Paquette, Doug Lynch, John McCulla. Special thanks to Brother Greg Stivers for the generous use of his Food/Horse trailer. We had some good fellowship and some good interaction with our parishioners.
Please note August 28th as the tentative date for the next Food Drive.
We sent the following thank you message to our parishioners:
Many thanks to all our parishioners for your generous contributions of food and gift cards this past weekend! You have helped feed the many hungry and homeless served by St. Peter Catholic Church in the city.
The collection resulted in a large amount of food and $500 in gift cards from Kroger for St. Peter Church. The Knights of Columbus very much appreciate your commitment to helping the hungry in our community. We thank the St. Bridget staff for helping to promote the food drive.
For your calendar, the next food drive will be on Saturday, August 28th and will be for the Sacred Heart Center Food Pantry. Please keep an eye out for the details!
The American Red Cross is asking healthy individuals to make it a summer full of life by donating blood. The messages below can be relayed to donors while scheduling appointments.
As we head into late summer, blood donors are urged to make an appointment to ensure a strong blood supply – especially as vacations wrap up and students prepare to head back to class.
In most cases, there’s no blood donation deferral if you received a COVID-19 vaccine and you’re symptom-free and feeling well when you come to give. Learn more at RedCrossBlood.org.
There aren’t enough people donating blood to help people in need. Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage them to make an appointment with you.
[FOR DRIVES WHERE POWER REDS WILL BE COLLECTED] Eligible donors with types O, B negative or A negative blood are encouraged to make a Power Red donation at this blood drive.
Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact.
During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.
Save time with RapidPass®. Complete your pre-donation reading and health history at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or with the Blood Donor App before your appointment.
Eligibility questions? Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.
YOU CAN HELP!
Encourage friends and family to give at your drive. Visit our Blood Drive Management Portal at rcblood.org/portal to find tools for a successful blood drive as well as additional social content.
Post the messages below to social media and ask your committee members and donors to share:
The Red Cross needs our help to ensure enough blood is on the shelves for patients in need. Join us <date> from <time> to <time> at <location>. Sign up now: rcblood.org/donate
End summer on a high note and help save lives! Make your appointment to give blood with the Red Cross at our blood drive <date> from <time> to <time> at <location>. Schedule now: rcblood.org/donate
A diverse blood supply is important! Actively recruit donors of all ethnicities to give at your drive. A patient is more likely to find a compatible blood match from a donor of the same race or a similar ethnic group.
Blood donations from individuals who are African American are urgently needed to help meet the needs of patients with sickle cell disease. Find more information at RedCrossBlood.org/OurBlood.
Send appointment reminders to scheduled donors. If donors cannot keep their appointments, encourage them to download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to find another donation opportunity.
The Knights of Columbus 5476 sponsored a family movie night in June. The objective was to get families from the parish together for fun, food, and a movie – the film was “ET”. By all accounts, it was a successful event.
I am pleased to announce our first Family Movie Night….June 19th. The event kicks off right after Saturday night Mass, on the elementary school parking lot (bring your own chairs!). The movie is Back to the Future, which will start at dusk.
We are working directly with the St. Bridget on this. In addition to the option of bringing their own food and beverages, the attendees will be able order pizzas in advance, a bag of popcorn, free juice and bottled water will be available, and the parish will contribute to an ice cream truck on hand. Bring your own cooler if you want, with the food and beverages of your choice.
The event is free. If this works, we will be doing more of them! I consider this a great way to recruit for our Council.
Please get the word out, and if you are home that weekend, please come out and support us!
Thank you Ron Campbell and Eric Barker for your help in planning. Dan Harms is helping with the sound.
Rev. Father Iwuji Tochi from St Bridget Catholic Church, Council 5476, receives his 4th degree in the Knights of Columbus during a recent ceremony at the Richmond Assembly. We extend our most sincere congratulations to Fr. Tochi!
Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, VA 23226