Pastor's Office  May 21, 2020   Dear Parishioners, During these challenging days please know that you are daily in my heart and prayers. As we prepare for public Masses, here are the highlights I want to share with you: We are all dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. The earliest time we can have public Masses at Saint Bridget Church is May 31st; it may be later. The Mayor of Richmond has delayed the reopening of the city as he keeps a sharp eye on the movement of the coronavirus. Saint Bridget Church is located in the City although...

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Join Seminarian Dillon Bruce each day at noon, Friday, May 22nd through Saturday, May 30th, as he leads us in praying a Novena to the Holy Spirit.    What is a Novena? “A novena (from the Latin meaning nine) is nine days of prayer for s special intention. The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third ...

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The prayer and work of our parish continues as much as possible. I know you may be financially challenged now. Please remember the financial needs of our beloved parish as we live for Christ and every day, especially now, serve Him in others.  If you have any questions regarding Stewardship, please contact Kimberly Lapkin at or 525-7888 with any questions regarding Stewardship. We are keeping you all in our prayers. Thank you for your gifts, for all you do to serve God and others, and for your prayers!   Mailed Contribution: Offering Envelope Packe...

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One of the Many Reasons to Join If you want to help the community during this time, the Knights of Columbus, nationwide, have launched the Leave No Neighbor Behind initiative in response to COVID-19 (click for details). Here at Saint Bridget’s, the Knight of Columbus have led collections of food and supplies for St. Francis Home and Little Sisters of the Poor – with more to come!   If You Couldn't Previously Attend Admissions  The Knights of Columbus are now offering a 30-minute online ceremony of admission. While normally conducted in person, they are usi...

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Pastor's Office May 1, 2020   Dear Parishioners, Yesterday we received information from Bishop Knestout’s office regarding what to expect as we transition in Virginia’s three-phase reopening. Please take a moment to read this. There are still a lot of unknowns and many details still need to be worked out, but it will give you an idea of what is being considered.     Faithfully in Christ,         William H. Carr   Click to read Bishop Knestout's Statement

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Saint Bridget Chuch Knights of Columbus Council 5476 Catholic High School Scholarship Conditions for applying, necessary application materials, and instructions are listed below.  The application may be downloaded from the bottom of this page.    The Saint Bridget Knights of Columbus Council 5476 Catholic High School Scholarship recognizes and celebrates our Pastor William H. Carr’s exemplary leadership in support of Catholic education. Conditions for Applying: This Merit scholarship is awarded once annually by the Saint Bridget Knights of Columbu...

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Bible Studies Sunday Bible Study at 11:15 a.m. Join us as we come together to read and reflect on the readings for Sunday Mass. Teens and adults are welcome to participate in this Bible study.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact Anne-Marie Condlin at You can join the ZOOM meeting here: Meeting ID: 220 968 433 Password: 014302 Join by phone at +1 301 715 8592 US   Women’s Bible Study – Wednesday Mornings 9:30 a.m. It isn’t too late if you would lik...

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Easter Flower Donors

Posted on April 11, 2020 in: General News

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic many have asked how to return their Rice Bowls. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invites families to send their gifts in one of the following ways:   With their Online Link: English Spanish By Phone: Call 877-435-7277 from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Eastern Time (be sure to tell the operator that the gift is for CRS Rice Bowl)  By Mail: Please write “CRS Rice Bowl” in the memo line of your check and mail it to Catholic Relief ...

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Letters for Senior Citizens

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

Looking for a way to brighten someone's day during this time at home? We invite all of our parishioners - young and old - to write a card or letter to one of the residents of St. Francis Home and the Little Sisters of the Poor, over the next few days and weeks. Not sure what to include? Here are a few ideas:   Mention that you are member of Saint Bridget Parish Assure them that you are praying for them, and everyone who lives at their retirement home Describe to them what you are doing to pass the time during these days Send them a beautiful picture or drawing Mention a prayer or i...

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Pastor's Office                                                                               April 2, 2020   My dear friends in Christ, I rejoice in your faithfulness and pray for you during these unprecedented and difficult times.   To help our parish family meet our spiritual needs during the Church’s holiest week of the year, I invite you to join with me, Father Tochi, and our Deacons i...

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The Jennifer Stivers Campaign to Save the Lives of the Most Vulnerable   Because of the pandemic and restrictions on gathering we must reschedule the blessing of the ultrasound machines donated to the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) by the Saint Bridget Knights of Columbus. Bishop Knestout and Monsignor Carr will visit as soon as is practical to bless the machines and the mission of the PRC.   It is deeply gratifying to know that the three ultrasound machines are in full use at the PRC and its satellite location in Midlothian.  Already, these machines are meeting their intended use &nda...

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A Letter from Monsignor

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

                                                               Pastor's Office                                                                             March 25, 2020   Dear Parishioners,  I write to wish you peace in this difficult time. As we pat...

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A Prayer for Deliverance

Posted on March 24, 2020 in: General News

  Our God, Your Word says that You answer people when they call on Your name, and that You deliver them. Right now, we ask that You would heal those who are sick or who are carrying the COVID-19 virus without knowing it. Heal them and protect those around them. Provide a cure for the Coronavirus and heal our economy. Bring a quick and miraculous end to the darkness in our world. Whether Your healing comes today, next week, or next month, we believe that You will heal our world. And we will continue to praise You, even as we wait for answers. Please deliver us. In Jesus...

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With everyone staying at home more, and kids becoming antsy stuck inside, here is a blog with lots of Catholic printouts, crafts, and activity ideas for your children to do at home:

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Statement from Bishop Knestout to the Faithful (March 16th, 2020) Click to read this afternoon's letter from Bishop Knestout. Click to learn the latest impacts to parish facilities and programs.   Bishop Knestout's Dispensation for the Most Susceptible (March 12th, 2020) Dear Parishioners, Until further notice, Bishop Knestout has granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days to the following persons most susceptible to the effects of the Corona virus/COVID 19: those 60 years of age or older; those with chronic illness; and those with immune system de...

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Amidst necessary changes due to COVID-19, we have cancelled the Ministry Matters interest meeting, originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd. We still encourage you to reflect on how you are uniquely being called to serve God's Church, and if that includes Liturgical Ministry by becoming an Usher, Lector, or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for our Saint Bridget parish, we look forward to making that happen as soon as we are able.    Know that we are praying for the health, safety, and healing of our entire parish family and community. 

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Join us at the Pregnancy Resource Center on Sunday, March 29th, as Bishop Knestout and Monsignor Carr bless the PRC's new ultrasound machines (provided by the funds raised through the Saint Bridget Knights of Columbus' "Jennifer Stivers Campaign to Save the Lives of the Most Vulnerable"). Tours of the PRC facilities will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a brief program and blessing at 3 p.m. The PRC is located at 1510 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230. Please RSVP to (804) 673-4150 or

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Annual Diocesan Appeal

Posted on February 28, 2020 in: General News

2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal Building Our Family of Faith Many of you received a letter from Bishop Knestout asking for your support of the 2020 Annual Appeal. Pledge brochures will also be available in the pews at all Masses during the weekends of February 29th/March 1st and March 7th/8th. In the spirit of the bicentennial, we are hopeful that all our parishioners will make a gift to the 2020 Appeal. Thank you in advance for your support! Click here for more information.

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Lenten Resources

Posted on February 21, 2020 in: General News

  We invite you to take advantage of the materials and resources made available in the Commons, throughout this Lenten season.   Prayer Cards Pick up a Lenten prayer card that will help you be more gracious and merciful to others during your Lenten journey.   Daily Lenten Scripture Reflection Based on the Church’s Mass readings, Living God’s Word will help you welcome Jesus into your heart by reflecting on his sacrifice, passion and death as you prepare for the great joy of his resurrection at Easter.   Family Devotions and Activities The reinforcement of our lo...

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Contact Info

Saint Bridget Catholic Church
6006 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Office: (804) 282-9511
Fax: (804) 285-7227

Priests' Residence:
Monsignor Carr (804) 282-9318
Fr. Tochi Iwuji (804) 551-0592

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Mass Schedule

Reconciliation: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (in the Murphy Conference Room)

Reconciliation: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (in the Murphy Conference Room)

Mass live-streamed at 9 a.m.

Masses live-streamaed at 9:30 a.m.


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