Entries for September 2018
“How Do I Talk to My Kids About the Clergy Abuse Scandal?”
with Mr. Robert Feduccia
Nationally-known speaker, retreat leader, writer.
If you are a parent or grandparent who is searching for a way to talk to your children about the clergy abuse scandals, we invite you to join us for a special presentation by Mr. Robert Feduccia who is a husband, father, and nationally-known speaker. For many years, Robert focused his efforts in the field of youth ministry, and he is one of the most sought-after Catholic speakers in the USA. Robert will be coming to St. Mary Church for a presentation abou...
The following excerpts are from a letter from Bishop Knestout (the complete letter can be found here).
As you know, on September 14th Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina and in the ensuing days its widespread flooding devastated that region. We offer our prayers to families who have lost loved ones or are among those injured. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asked that we take up a special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery and Church needs arising from these storms.
We are making a special appeal on October 6-7 for the ongoing disasters of 2018. The funds col...
When is this event?
All day, Saturday, October 6, 2018
What is the Virginia Catholic Youth Day?
Known as an ongoing tradition in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, the Catholic youth of our Diocese gather at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg to join in community and fellowship. The day includes admission to the park all day long, Sunday Vigil Mass, and dinner as a Diocese.
What is the schedule for the day?
10:00am Busch Gardens opens, pick-up tickets near the front entrance
12:00pm Ticket pickup ends
3:15pm Celebration of Sunday Vigil Mass at Abbey Stone Theatre at Busch Gardens
Volunteers are needed to assist with the clean-up of Hurricane Florence. There are still many areas of North Carolina that are inaccessible, so it may take time for organizations to assess the needs of their communities. Opportunities to help will continue to be available months and years from now.
Thank you for your willingness to be Christ for one another and help the citizens of North Carolina.
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: VOADs
Organizations beginning to mobilize across the state. A list of volunteer opportunities will become available here.
The experienced organizations li...
Run with the Bulldogs! Join the Saint Bridget Catholic School Community for its annual 5K run and 1-mile fun run Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at Saint Bridget School. The 5K Run will start at 8AM, the 1-mile Fun Run will start at 9AM and the carnival will be open from 9AM- 12PM. This event is open to everyone; encourage your family and friends to join you at this fun-filled event! Race registration can be found at Saint Bridget Catholic School Bulldog Blast 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Please email Kathleen Pennock with any questions at email@example.com.
Are you interested in helping with this rewarding community-wide service experience?
The Day of Service connects the Saint Bridget School and Church communities and kicks off the Saint Bridget Lenten Retreat with a day of service projects around the campus and around Richmond.
Contact Christy Turnbull (firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you are interested in helping organize a work site or would like to contribute to the broader organization of the event!
Work Site Needs
We are looking for indoor worksites that families can help with.
Ideally, these work sites can handle ...
Reverend Monsignor William Carr cordially invites all Saint Bridget parishioners and friends of the parish to join His Excellency the Most Reverend Bishop Barry Knestout for the consecration of the bells for our new bell tower.
Tuesday, September 25th at 7 pm
We will gather outside in front of the bell tower.
A reception with light refreshments will be served in the Commons.
All Parishioners Welcome!
RESCHEDULED, NOW: Thursday, September 20th, 5:00 p.m. in the Church Commons
Please join us for our sixth annual “Welcome Back from Summer” Social. We’ll
gather together to share fellowship and tell each other about our summer
adventures. Good wine and tasty beers will be available, accompanied by some
light food refreshments (non‐alcoholic beverages available, too). We will provide
an update regarding the Outdoor Project and answer any questions you may have.
Please bring a new friend to the Saints and Sinners events! A donation of $5 at the
door is reques...