The Respect Life Committee prays and works to increase an awareness and respect for all human life from conception to natural death.
Community engagement, activism, and prayer are used to strengthen the culture of life among the community of Saint Bridget, the greater Richmond area and beyond.
Respect Life Events
January 16th - Holy Hour
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 to natural death.
The theme of March this year so true - “Love Saves Lives.”
Bus transportation is provided by the Knights of Columbus.
To reserve a seat on the bus, contact Mike Kozak at email@example.com.
Board the bus at the Columbian Center at 2324 Pump Road by 7:45 a.m. on the 19th. We will stop at the Richmond Diocesan Center for a blessing. The buses will return to the Columbian Center about 6:00 p.m. Dress appropriately for outdoor weather, and bring your lunch.
Please join our efforts to save the 1.2 million unborn children who lose their lives to abortion each year in the U.S.
MARCH FOR LIFE RALLY TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
For the 35th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus will provide FREE bus transportation for people in the Richmond metropolitan area to attend the 45th annual March For Life Rally in Washington DC, on Friday, January 19, 2018. Seating on buses is limited and will be by RESERVATION only. A Registration fee may be required; however, the Registration fee will be returned when you take your seat on the bus. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a Parent, Legal Guardian, or Approved Temporary Guardian with written permission.
Charter buses are scheduled for the following locations:
SAINT BRIDGET CONTINGENT
Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Road, Henrico, bus arrives at 7:30 am for pick-up and departs by 8:00 am; contact Darius Yazdgerdi at 804-740-9633 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bus Captain: Darius Yazdgerdi.
Marchers must check-in at the pick-up location at least 30 minutes prior to the specific departure time and must bring a lunch, soft drinks, cell phone, hat, gloves and suitable clothing for weather condition. Bus will normally return by 6:30 pm.
St Augustine Church, 4400 Beulah Road, Chesterfield, bus arrives at 7:30 am for pick-up and departs by 7:45 am, and then proceeds to the Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street, Richmond (near the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart) for an 8:05 am pick-up and departs by 8:15 am; contact Doug MacPherson @ 804-275-7187 or email@example.com. Bus Captain: Doug MacPherson.
St. Gabriel Church, 8901 Winterpock Road, Chesterfield, bus arrives at 8:00 am for pick-up and departs by 8:30 am; contact Ken Diem @ 828 403 2495 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bus Captain: Ken Diem.
St Joseph Church, 828 Buford Road, Richmond, bus arrives at 8:00 am for pick-up and departs by 8:30 am; contact St. Joseph Church Secretary @ 804-320-4932 or email@example.com. Bus Captain: Fr. Robert Novokowsky, F.S.S.P.
St John Neumann Church, 2480 Batterson Road, Powhatan, bus arrives at 7:30 am for pick-up and departs by 7:45 am, then proceeds to St Edward Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive, Richmond, for an 8:15 am pick-up and departs by 8:30 am; contact Tony Hackenberg @ 804-339-0267 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bus Captain: Tony Hackenberg.
Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, bus arrives at 7:30 am for pick-up and departs by 7:45 am; contact Ed Gillikin, Sr at 804-737-7628 or EdGilli@msn.com. Bus Captain: Steve Gerloff.
Columbian Center and Church of the Redeemer buses will stop at the Diocese of Richmond Pastoral Center, 7800 Carousel Lane, Henrico, (just off of Parham and Shrader Roads) at 8:00 am for additional pick-up and a brief prayer service. Church of the Redeemer Bus will also stop at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church in Ladysmith; contact Pat Brim at 410-336-91003or email@example.com; bus arrives at 9:35 am for pick-up and departs by 9:45 am.
Respect Life Announcements
Pro-Life Family Healthcare
Dignitas Health is specifically dedicated to providing healthcare that upholds the sanctity of life, the dignity of women, and the sacredness of human sexuality. NaProTechnology is used to treat infertility and women's health. Contact Dignitas Health at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 804.442.7794 for more information.