Entries for January 2019

Statement from Bishop Knestout Re: Recent and Extreme Abortion Legislation in Virginia Download the Press Release Here Horrific. Outrageous. Vicious. Those words were in my heart as I heard about the proposed legislation that would enable expanding the brutal practice of abortion. There is no place in a civil society for this sort of thought and action. Equally disheartening and reprehensible are the comments made by Virginia’s Governor and the legislator who proposed such a bill. The discussion a mother and doctor should have is in the best interest of the child as to how we can preserve and not destroy life. ...

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Call to Liturgy Ministry Liturgy is the most essential work we do at St. Bridget, as the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith.  We are blessed to have so many liturgies at St. Bridget every weekend.  Each weekend during the five Masses, 115 ministers serve alongside our priests and deacons as instruments of Christ’s Real Presence. By virtue of our Baptism, each of us is called to serve. Everyone who is baptized has Christ’s imprint and therefore is worthy of being a Liturgy Minister, whether as an Usher to greet the Assembly, Lector to proclaim the Word, or Eucharist...

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Nearly three years ago, the Pastor of Saint John Neumann recommended a candidate to be the Nurse for Saint Francis Home. That became a huge win because she was a stellar caregiver for our 120 elderly residents. But she has now begun a well-earned retirement. I ask your prayerful consideration for one who might be ready to help our mission. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits, but it is really a tremendous opportunity to live the Gospel. If you know somebody who may be searching for their calling, I can assure you we will answer that prayer. I ask you to connect us. Thank you for your hel...

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Msgr. Carr and the Liturgy Committee cordially invite you to join us in the Commons for an evening of fellowship, discussion and reflection on the Christmas gift book, Beautiful Hope. Schedule Wednesday, January 30th, 6:30 p.m. hospitality followed by discussion at 7:00 p.m. Get a Copy of the book  We have a generous benefactor to thank for this gift to the parish. Additional copies of the gift book are available and can be picked up in the Commons. RSVP Registration is now available at or by calling Vicki Gazzola at 262-9511. Kindly register by Monday, January 28...

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Please join Saint Bridget School as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 27th - through February 1st. The week will kick off with an Open House offered on Sunday, January 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., noon. The Open House will include tours, and a fun, interactive STEM Quest activity for children and families! We hope to see you there!

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Do More for Your Community in 2019 Become a volunteer at CrossOver Healthcare Ministry. CrossOver volunteers make a difference every day in the lives of patients, families, and the community. At more than 600 strong, [their] team of volunteers is instrumental in local clinics, community outreach, and fundraising events.   Become a Clinic Volunteer "At CrossOver we need both clinical and non-clinical volunteers to run the clinic and care for our patients." Our greatest needs currently are: ·     Interpreters ·     Nurses ...

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President James Madison - History Comes Alive!  – Thursday, January 24th, 10:30 – Noon.  Come hear and see history come alive as historical reenactor Mr. Charles Wessinger entertains and educates us as our fourth President, James Madison.  President Madison was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as President from 1809 to 1817.  He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Our St. Bridget 6th&nbs...

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Monsignor William Carr invites all parishioners and community members to join us in prayer and celebration on Saturday, January 12th, as His Excellency the Most Reverend Bishop Barry Knestout leads the Dedication of our completed Bell Tower and Landscaping Project.  We will gather outside in front of the Bell Tower at 5 p.m. for the Dedication. A reception will follow in the Church Commons after the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

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The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for Adoration from 1:30-2:30 p.m. with the intention of prayer being the consolation of the Stivers family and the repose of the soul of Jen Stivers. All are welcome. 

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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) 551-0473
Fr. John Christian (804) 551-0592

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mass Schedule

Reconciliation at 4:00pm and by appointment
Vigil Mass: 5:30pm

7:30am, 9:00am,11:00am, 5:00pm

8:00am, except holidays as scheduled


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