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February Newsletter

St. Bridget Parish. A people called to know  Jesus, to love Jesus, and to serve Jesus.

One kind word can warm three winter months”
                                                                                  Japanese Proverb

UPCOMING EVENTS

Holy Hour for Divine Mercy

February 20, 2014, 7-8PM, In Church

 

The Divine Mercy chaplet is a set of prayers that Jesus taught St. Faustina to be prayed using the rosary beads.
Please join us for an evening of Adoration, Benediction, the Divine Mercy chaplet, and music.

MARDI GRAS BEEF AND BEER @ Franklin’s East Falls

March 1, 2014, 7-11PM, DJ Begins at 9PM.

$25 Tickets are available at all February Masses.
Ticket includes Hot Roast Beef sandwiches, Salad, Draught beer, Soft drinks.
Tickets will be sold after February Masses. Tickets will be exchanged for a bracelet the night of the Event at Franklin’s East Falls.
Event is for Adults 21 and over.

 

Raffle tickets also available for 50/50, St. Bridget Theme Basket, East Falls Sports Association baseball registration.
Raffle tickets are 3 for $5, 7 for $10, and 15 for $20 available at Masses and night of the event. You do not need to be present to win.

 

STORY NIGHTS FOR CHILDREN IN PRE-K THROUGH 3RD GRADES

March 14th, 6:30-8PM

 

 The children of our Parish in Pre-K through 3rd grade are having a great time getting to know each other. The night includes story, Scripture, song, and craft.  Come and bring a friend. Join us in St. Brendan’s Meeting Room. Story Nights are from 6:30-8PM.

Social Justice Discussion

March 16th after the 11AM Mass

Presentation on Immigration Reform by Sister Mary Beth Hamm, SSJ.
 “Strangers No Longer, Together on a Journey of Hope:  Immigration Reform in the Spirit of the Gospel”
Sister Mary Beth Hamm, SSJ recently presented an eye opening background on Human Trafficking, Here are the notes from that presentation.

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/2014/01/social-justice-human-trafficking/

 

 

 RECENT EVENTS

Family Retreat for PREP children

 The theme of the retreat for the families and children involved in our PREP program took place on Sunday, February 9, beginning with the 11 o’clock Mass. The theme of the retreat was Invite God In. Jesus did not say, “Remember me.”  He said, “Do this in memory of me.”  And so, we rely on our church rituals to help us to live as Jesus taught.  Family rituals enable us to focus on the moment, to celebrate our family–“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.”
Families enjoyed a puppet show featuring, Sister Mary Theresa Frances.  She reminded them that God is the center of every act of love.  Families completed activities around joining hands and affirmation.  In the concluding rite, the presenters from the Marianist Center set the table with an explanation for each item and how it relates to our families at the Eucharistic table.
Take a look at our PREP families spending their day in retreat.

 

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 SACRAMENT NEWS

Reconciliation is Saturday, March 15 at 1 pm.
First Communion is Sunday, April 27 at 11 am.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

 This  month the Food for Thought section contains a news story about Pope Francis’ advice on the vocation of marriage and a reflection from Richard Rohr, OFM.
You will find the articles on the drop down menu here:

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/the-joy-of-yes-forever/

 

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/the-one-thing-necessary/

 

 PARISH BULLETIN

For more Parish 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

 

CALENDAR ITEMS LOOKING AHEAD:

 

More information will come in future newsletters.
April 16th: Living Stations
June 20th:  Camden Riverharks Game.

 Our next Newsletter will be centered on Lent.