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Time Changes and Request for Info.

Mass times:

Saturday Vigil 4PM

Sunday: 9AM, 11AM, and 7Pm (effective 9/11)

Confessions :

Saturdays 3:00 – 3:45 PM

Sundays: 8:30 – 8:45 AM; 10:30 – 10:45AM6:30 – 6:45PM (as of 9/11/16).

PREP NEWS:

PREP REGISTRATION

Registration for our Parish Religious Education Program for new and returning students in Levels 1-6  will take place on Sundays,

September 4 and 11 in St. Bridget Meeting Rooms from 10 am to 12:15 pm.

Fee is $40 for one student and $60 for two or more.

 Request for information

Any family who has children attending any Catholic School or Catholic Academy, is asked to complete this information so that we may keep accurate records for the reception of the sacraments.

Family name ___________________

e-mail ________________________

phone  ________________________

School ________________________

Child’s name ___________ Age____ Grade___

Child’s name ___________ Age____ Grade___

Child’s name ___________ Age____ Grade___

Information may be put in the collection basket or e-mail Sister Margaret Jude

smargaret@stbridgeteastfalls.org

Archbishop Charles Chaput will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, March 26, 2017 during the

11 o’clock Mass.  Any family who has a child in 5th or 6th grade or older and who goes to a Catholic School and is ready for the Sacrament is asked to contact Sister Margaret by September 21.  215-844-4126 ext. 103

or   smargaret@stbridgeteastfalls.org

First Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday, April 30, 2017 during the 11 o’clock Mass. Any family who has a child in second grade and who goes to a Catholic School is asked to contact

Sister Margaret by September 21.

215-844-4126 ext. 103

or   smargaret@stbridgeteastfalls.org

Altar Servers

Any child in Grade 5 or older who wishes to be an altar server is asked to contact Father Feeney or Sister Margaret

Pastor Change

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective June 20, 2016

Reverend Al Concha, from Parochial Administrator, St. Bridget Parish, Philadelphia to Pastor, St. William Parish, Philadelphia.

Reverend Robert T. Feeney, from Pastor, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Milmont Park, to Pastor, St. Bridget Parish, Philadelphia.

ALL WEDDINGS FOR 2016 AND 2017 WILL BE NOTIFIED SOON.

Agnes and Michael Kilduff Foundation Tuition Grant

Announcing the Agnes and Michael Kilduff Foundation Tuition Grant

2016-2017 School Year

This tuition grant is being given to help students enrolled at an Archdiocesan Elementary or High School that are active members of St. Bridget Parish.

Qualifications:

  • Student must be entering grades 4th – 12th at an Archdiocesan Elementary or High School

  • Family must be fully participating members of St. Bridget Parish( as defined by the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

  • Family must demonstrate financial need

  • Student must have a GPA of 80 or above

Applications are available in the back of Church and must be returned to the Rectory by May 23, 2016 for consideration.  Questions may be directed to Jane Bortner on 215-844-4126 X107.

 

News from St. Bridget’s Parish

Holy Thursday Night  7 pm Mass

We remember how Jesus washed the feet of his Apostles at the Last Supper. Would you and/or your family be willing to participate in this special part of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Please respond to Sister Margaret 215-844-4126 ext. 103 or smargaret@stbridgeteastfalls.org by March 4.

Understanding Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease and Living with Its Challenges

This topic will be explored at a workshop at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, 1939 W. Venango Street, 19140, on Sat., March 12 from 8:30AM until Noon.   This workshop will feature two main speakers, Dr. Cherian Verghese, MD and Rev. Barbara Jones, MSW who will share their extensive knowledge and personal experience in the field of cognitive impairment.  There will be opportunity to learn, ask questions, share experiences, gain understanding, and discover valuable resources.  Light refreshments will be available.  The event is free to attend.  Contributions will be welcome.  Free parking is available on the street and in From the Heart Ministries parking lot adjacent to Mercy Neighborhood Ministries on 20th street.  WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Caregivers, friends, family of those affected by cognitive impairment and anyone interested in learning about a disease that affects so many—either directly or indirectly.

                                            8:30AM: sign In/refreshments/resource table; program will begin promptly at 9AM.                                                            

Register by March 7:  call 215.227.4393 or online at www.mercyneighbors.org/Alzheimers.

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet, Saturday, December 5, 2015
The Hospitality Committee is sponsoring a monthly “meet and greet” in the rectory  on the first weekend of each month.
This month’s time will be on Saturday, December 5, 2015, after the 4 pm Mass. This is being hosted by the Saturday, sandwich makers group.  Come and spend some time with our parishioners.

 

Family Retreat Sunday, December 6, 2015
The Marianist family retreat team will present a special family day event entitled,
“Called to be Heralds” on Sunday, December 6, 2015from after the 11 am Mass to 2:30 pm. in church.
This is designed for families of all ages and includes prayer, skits, family, and peer activities. What a
wonderful way to celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas! Donation is $10 per family to cover the cost of the materials.
Please see the flyers in the back of church or contact
Sister Margaret at 215-844-4126 ext.103
or smargaret@stbridgeteastfalls.org
East Falls Community Blood Drive
Where:  Falls of Schuylkill Free Library
When:  Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Time:  11:00 am–4:00 pm
To make an appointment, visit
www.redcrossblood.org and enter
sponsor code:  East Falls Library
Advent Taize Prayer for Young Adults
Immerse yourself in music and silence.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015  7-8 pm.
Sisters of Mercy  Convent of Mercy
515 Montgomery Avenue
Merion, PA  19066
RSVP KSekula@mercymidatlantic.org
Flyers are in the back of church.

November Events

Story night Friday, November 20, 2015
Story night will take place, Friday, November 20, from 6:30 to 8 pm in St. Bridget Meeting Rooms. Night includes story, song, Scripture, craft anda treat.  All are welcome.
An Opportunity for Painting
All children, fifth grade and older, are invited to a painting time with Mrs. Clay, art teacher, on Friday night, November 20, from 6:30-8 pm. in St. Bridget Meeting Rooms.
Come and see what you can create.
Invitation to all University Students
All university students are invited to attend the 11 am Mass on Sunday, November 22 followed by “meet and greet” and refreshments in St. Bridget Rectory.  Please come to this opportunity to meet other students in our parish area before the holidays.