July 4, 9:00 AM!

Gentlemen, we are fortunate - blessed -  it's upon us once again, one of our few annual performances where we are asked to lead the congregation at Mass - July 4.

Allen Bean will be including James River Brass to accompany him on the organ.

The Knights of Columbus, as has been its tradition, will be presenting the colors.

Here's hoping you will join "The Gentlemen of St. Bridget" to sing at Mass Tuesday, July 4th, for the 9:00 AM liturgy (two weeks from today). We'll wear our standard navy blazer/white shirt/red tie/gray slacks. Allen asks that we gather at 8:30 AM for a quick warm up.

Would you kindly reply to sloughwm@vcu.edu  whether you will be able to join us that morning? 

thank you gents!,

Wayne

June "3d Saturday" Meeting - This Saturday, June 17

Our June "3d Saturday" meeting will be this Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

We will discuss the weekend readings.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate this meeting.

Thanks to Paul for facilitating our June 1st Saturday meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Gents sing! Saint & Sinners Thursday June 8

Gents, no need to reply! This simply a reminder about our spring sing for the saints and sinners this Thursday. Thank you for all who replied. For those who can attend, see you Thursday evening. We'll have some fun.

Remember, summer dressy casual.

best,

Wayne

June "1st Saturday" Meeting - This Saturday, June 3

Our June "1st Saturday" meeting will be this Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

Thanks to Paul for volunteering to facilitate our discussion of Chapter 3 - The Genius of Catholicism of Matthew Kelly's Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic.

Copies of the book will be available for $3.00.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

June "1st Saturday" Meeting - June 3

Our June "1st Saturday" meeting will be this Saturday, June 3, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

Thanks to Paul for volunteering to facilitate our discussion of Chapter 3 - The Genius of Catholicism of Matthew Kelly's Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic.

Copies of the book will be available for $3.00.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

June "1st Saturday" Meeting - June 3

Our June "1st Saturday" meeting will be on June 3, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

Thanks to Paul for volunteering to facilitate our discussion of Chapter 3 - The Genius of Catholicism of Matthew Kelly's Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic.

Copies of the book will be available for $3.00.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

Gents sing! Saint & Sinners Thursday June 8

Gents, this note below from John McCulla re the annual rite: singing for SBC's Saints & Sinners, 6/8/17 (Thursday evening) @ 5:00 PM. Dress will be summer sporty/casual.

Please email Wayne at sloughwm@vcu.edu indicating whether you will be able to join in. As you'll see from John's note, your spouses are welcome!

Thanks,

Wayne

The Saints and Sinners would be very pleased if the Gentlemen of St. Bridget join them again at their Annual "Spring Into Summer" Dinner that will take place on Thursday, June 8th at 5:00 pm.  The theme for the dinner this year is "A Traditional Summer Church Picnic."  Allen Bean has this on his schedule and is thinking about songs for our group to sing that fits this theme. 

I would think that Allen would want all choristers to arrive about 5:00, wet their whistle with a cold bottle of IPA, and then practice at 5:30.  Dinner  will be served at 6:00, and our entertainment would take place as dessert is being served and enjoyed - say about 6:40. 

Of course the gents are encouraged to bring their brides!  It is truly an enjoyable evening! 

Many thanks for extending the invite to our SBMM Singing Brothers! 

Best,

John

 

May "3d Saturday" Meeting - May 20

Our May "3d Saturday" meeting will be this Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

We will discuss the weekend readings.

Thanks to Frank and David for facilitating our May 1st Saturday meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

May "3d Saturday" Meeting - May 20

Our May "3d Saturday" meeting will be on May 20, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

We will be discussing the weekend readings.

Thanks to Frank and David for facilitating our May 1st Saturday meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

May "3d Saturday" Meeting - May 20

Our May "3d Saturday" meeting will be on May 20, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

We will be discussing the weekend readings.

Thanks to Frank and David for facilitating our May 1st Saturday meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

WHEN PEOPLE COME TOGETHER, INCREDIBLE THINGS HAPPEN

From the Dynamic Catholic, courtesy of Marc K:

Since the beginning of Best Lent Ever, I have had more people than ever before tell me how inspired they were by the daily videos from the Dynamic Catholic staff and myself. So I want to share with you who inspires me, as well as an ancient spiritual practice that is a great source of inspiration for me.

The most inspiring people I know are our Ambassadors. This passionate group of men and women, of all ages and from all over the country, makes personal sacrifices to support everything we do at Dynamic Catholic.

The fruit of their generosity is overwhelming. Just this year, more than 600,000 people joined us for Best Lent Ever, and more than 430,000 people received a copy of one of our books at Easter.

But what’s even more significant is that the Ambassadors made it possible for us to develop Blessed, the Dynamic Catholic First Communion & First Reconciliation Experience. The excitement around the release of this groundbreaking program has been astounding. In just under two months we’ve already received more than 14,000 pre-orders! That’s more than we ever dreamed of.

Thank you for being a part of this and for sharing Blessed with your family, friends, and parish. This program is going to change the way your children and grandchildren experience the Catholic faith, and it is perhaps the most important program we will ever produce.

I’m amazed at what can happen when people come together.

To read the rest of this article click here 

 

May "3d Saturday" Meeting - May 20

Our May "3d Saturday" meeting will be on May 20, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

We will be discussing the weekend readings.

Thanks to Frank and David for facilitating our May 1st Saturday meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

May "1st Saturday" Meeting - Saturday, May 6

Our May "1st Saturday" meeting will be Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

We will continue our discussion of Matthew Kelly's Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic with Chapter 2, Are You Spiritually Healthy?

Copies of the book will be available for $3.00.

Thanks to Frank and David for volunteering to facilitate our discussion.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

Knights of Columbus Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

Expelled from their homes by ISIS, hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern Christians live in exile.

They lack much, including life-saving medical care. 

This April, which marks Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, the K of C needs your help. With your financial and prayerful assistance, the Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief Fund can continue supporting the St. Elizabeth University’s Project for Iraq in Need, which brings healing and hope to Christian refugees and genocide survivors. For details, check out this moving interview with Dr. Zuzana Dudová.

Please help us spread the word about the genocide in the Middle East. Also, prayerfully consider giving to the Christian Refugee Relief Fund. To donate, click here.

May "1st Saturday" Meeting - Saturday, May 6 - Need a Facilitator

Our May "1st Saturday" meeting will be Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

Need a facilitator!

We will continue our discussion of Matthew Kelly's Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic with Chapter 2, Are You Spiritually Healthy?

Copies of the book will be available for $3.00.

If you'd like to facilitate our discussion, please email lshadowen@aol.com.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.

May "1st Saturday" Meeting - Saturday, May 6 - Need a Facilitator

Our May "1st Saturday" meeting will be Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am in the Parish Meeting Room.

We will continue our discussion of Matthew Kelly's Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic with Chapter 2, Are You Spiritually Healthy?

Copies of the book will be available for $3.00.

If you'd like to facilitate our discussion, please email lshadowen@aol.com.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to facilitate a meeting.