Entries for December 2017
January 16th - Holy Hour 6:30 p.m.
There will be a Respect Life Holy Hour at Saint Bridget's Church on Tuesday evening, January 16, at 6:30 p.m. This day is on the cusp of the anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. The Holy Hour is intended as a vigil for the March for Life and will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Please make every effort to join the Church in prayer for the success of our pro-life efforts.
January 19th - March For Life
Join fellow Saint Bridget parishioners at the 2018 March for Life to show support for life from conception...
Join us for the 12th Annual Spaghetti Dinner benefitting Catholic Heart Work Camp youth mission trips!
This year's spaghetti dinner is on January 20, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Snow date is February 10, 2018).
About the Dinner
This is a major fundraiser for our youth mission trips.
Chef Tom Giannasi will be making his famous homemade sauce.
Kent Alley and his band will be playing their amazing music.
Dinner service is provided by middle and high school students.
Bring the family and join us for fun, music and an incredible raffle!
Advanced purchase dinner and raffle tickets are available...
To meet the spiritual needs of Catholic parents whose children of any age have died by any cause – no matter how long ago – the Diocese of Richmond now offers the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents. A unique, faith-based program providing spiritual retreats for grieving parents offered by grieving parents, Emmaus Ministry offers a safe place where you can find peace, comfort, and hope.
Join us in a warm and loving environment with others who know something of your pain. One – day retreats from 9:30 am-7:00 pm are available in locations below. Lea...
For the second year, the Diocese of Richmond is holding an essay & video contest in honor of Respect Life Month in January to raise awareness around the dignity of the human person and to build up a culture of life! The video contest is for middle school, high school, and college undergraduate students. The essay contest is for high school students only.
The theme this year is: "Humanae Vitae...50 Years Later"
“There is too much clamorous outcry against the voice of the Church, and this is intensified by modern means of communication. But it comes as no surprise to the Church that she, n...
This retreat, hosted by the Center for Marriage, Family, and Life, is an opportunity for couples married 7 years or less to refocus on your relationship, celebrate your marriage, and engage your faith. The retreat leaders will be Paul and Gretchen George. Paul and Gretchen have been married for over twenty years. They have five children: Marie,&nb...
10 Thursday Nights
Starting January 4th at 6 p.m.
Do you have a friend or loved one who has been away from the church for a while and would be perfect to get involved with Alpha? It is a great way to meet other parishioners or find a smaller faith group!
Join us for an Alpha Christmas gathering
December 13th at 7pm
3906 Exeter Road, Richmond, 23221
Appetizers, dessert, and refreshments served.
We will show an Alpha Video and answer any questions you might have.
To RSVP or for more information on anythin...
Fourth Sunday in Advent and Christmas Mass Schedule 2017
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Saturday, December 23rd: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24th: 7:30am, 9am, 11am
Christmas: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th: 6pm, 8pm, 10:30pm
Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th: 7:30am, 9am, 11am
Catholics are obliged to attend Mass for the Fourth Sunday in Advent and to attend Mass for Christmas. You may receive Holy Communion twice if you attend Fourth Sunday of Advent Mass on Sunday morning and attend Christmas Mass Sunday evening. This is because they are different liturgies.
Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will take place on
Friday, December 8th at7am, 9am, Noon, and 5:30pm
Note: The 9am Mass will be attended by Students form Saint Bridget School.
This Solemnity celebrates the Conception of Mary, Mother of Jesus and that in her conception she was free from the effects of Original Sin. It is often erroneously assumed that we are celebrating Mary's conception of Jesus, which is recognized on March 25th with the Feast of the Annunciation. To learn more about the feast day of the Immaculate Conception, click here.
Bishop-designate Barry C. Knestout
On the morning of, Dec. 5, 2017, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, named the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, to serve as the Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s 13th bishop.
His Mass of Installation will be celebrated Friday, January 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.
Bishop-designate Knestout will be introduced at a press conference today, December 5th at 10:00am. Watch the press conference here.
Read Bishop-designate Knestout’s biography here.
Please pray fo...
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