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Thank You for your Condolences

Thank you to all of you, the wonderful parishioners of St. Bridget Parish, for your prayers, expressions of sympathy, Mass Cards, notes, donations made to St. Bridget Memorial Fund, love and support during this time of my Father’s death. On behalf of my Mother, Brothers and Sisters, I thank you most sincerely for the many kindnesses shared so generously with us during this very sad time.
I am also very grateful for the many parishioners who were able to attend the wake and/or Funeral Mass for my Dad at St. Anselm’s. I was so touched by your presence.
Thank you very much. I am indeed blessed to be pastor of this wonderful parish. You are great people, and I am grateful to you for your goodness, your strong faith and for your dedication. I greatly appreciate you, the parishioners of St. Bridget’s parish.
Father Devlin

May Newsletter

 

Monthly updates on the happenings at Saint Bridget Parish

While she keeps hold of your hand, you will not fall … you will not grow weary … you will have no fear … Enjoying her protection, you will reach the goal.

                                                                                                                                        (Saint Bernard)

RECENT EVENTS

VOLUNTEER SOCIAL

Thank you to all of our volunteers who make our parish thrive. We were able to celebrate their hard work and dedication to Saint Bridget’s Parish at our annual Volunteer Luncheon.

 

GRADUATE MASS AND RECEPTION

Saint Bridget’s Parish honored all graduates of 2013 and a special Mass and reception. Here are some pictures of the event.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.509542469106075.1073741838.382755715118085&type=3

 Congratulations and Many Blessings to the Class of 2013. We welcome you to share your successes, scholarship news, and achievements with our parish community please email: stbridgetmedia@gmail.com

 

UPCOMING DATES

MAY PROCESSION

We invite all of you to participate in our May Procession this Sunday, May 19 after the 11 o’clock Mass.  We will process from the back of church out to the statue of Mary on the front lawn. Following the procession, there will be refreshments in the former school hall.  We look forward to seeing you. Procession will include Communion class, Confirmation class, and 8th Grade Graduates from their respective schools. Please have the children wear their Communion dresses and suits, Confirmation robes, and Graduation gowns.

 

 

SAINT BRIDGET PARISH NIGHT @ The Camden Riversharks Game

June 28, 2013 @7:05 pm, gates open @6:05 pm

Tickets are $25 each and include:
Admission to the game
Picnic Area with BBQ Buffet
Admission to Kid Zone and Carousel
Fireworks after the game
Tickets may be ordered at all Masses from 5/25 until 6/16.
Tickets will then be available for pick-up at Masses 6/22 and 6/23, or at the Rectory during business hours 6/24-6/27.
PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY ORDER FORMS, MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
Saint Bridget Parish

CATHOLIC STORY HOUR AND CRAFT NIGHTS

Children, entering Kindergarten thru 4th grade in September, are invited to join us in Saint Brendan’s gathering spaces Tuesday nights in July from 6:30-8:00 PM. Children will be read a story and complete a craft complimenting the story. The story nights will be July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. It will be a great time to meet other children in the Parish. Look for more details in the Parish Bulletin and our facebook page and website soon.

 FOOD FOR THOUGHT

This  month the Food for Thought section of the website contain reflections on Mary, our Mother, and Pentecost.

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/food-for-thought-2/

 

SACRAMENT NEWS

COMMUNION:

Congratulations to our parishioners who received the grace of the sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday, April 28th.

Here are a few pictures from their special day:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.512462428814079.1073741839.382755715118085&type=3

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOUNDATION FOR BABIES

Foundation for Babies, a nonprofit organization, is asking St. Bridget Parishioners for assistance with their second annual Diapers Drive from June 1 to June 30, 2013.  All disposable diapers collected will be distributed to diaper banks and social service groups in southeastern Pennsylvania.  Collection boxes will be in the back of church.  Thank you for your support.

LIVING FAITH AWARDS

The 11th Annual “Friends of St. Bridget Social and Living Faith Awards” will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 immediately following the 4 PM Mass at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. As in past years, the Friends of St. Bridget Committee is asking you to nominate individuals -both young and old- for consideration for the Living Faith Awards. If there is an individual that you think should be recognized for their service and/or contributions to our parish.  Please submit a nomination for consideration by the committee. Nomination forms are available in the rear of the Church. Completed forms may be placed in the NOMINATION COLLECTION BOXES in the gathering space, or may be sent directly to the Rectory Office.
All nominations are due no later than Friday, June 21, 2013.

 

BRINGING SACRAMENTS TO THE HOMEBOUND

We received a call recently from a homebound parishioner in her late 80′s requesting that someone bring her Holy Communion because she hadn’t “received Holy Communion since last Easter.” Since last Easter? Isn’t that sad?! Of course we responded to her request right away. I have visited her, gave her the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion. An extra ordinary minister of Holy Communion has also been assigned to visit her and Sisters Pat and Dorothy have also added this wonderful lady to their list of parishioners to visit.
Request. Had we known about the situation of this woman who is no longer able to attend Mass due to advanced age, she would not have had to go that long without the sacraments and a visit from the parish. If you know of any homebound parishioner who is not currently receiving the sacraments, please do not hesitate to give us a call at the Rectory, 215-844-4126. Leave the information with Tom Veasy, the parish secretary, and Father Devlin will follow ASAP. Thank you.

ALTAR SERVERS

It is time to start training new altar servers, if your child is entering 5th grade and would like to become an altar server please contact Sister Margaret @ 215-844-4126 ext. 103 or smargaret@stbridgeteastfalls.org. All children are welcome to serve our parish as altar servers if entering 5th grade or older.

For more information our weekly parish bulletin can be found on the website under Parish Life News drop down menu or by clicking here:

http://www.jppc.net/onlinebulletins/176template.pdf