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July Newsletter

St. Bridget Parish–a people called

to know Jesus, to love Jesus, and to serve Jesus.

Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.

-from Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Lumen Fidei

REMINDER

Saint Bridget’s Mass schedule remains the same during the Summer months:

Sundays: 9 AM & 11 AM (Saturday Vigil: 4 PM)

Monday through Friday (Weekdays): 8:00 AM Holy Days: 8:00 AM & Noon (Vigil: 7 PM)

If you are traveling away from Saint Bridget’s this Summer check http://masstimes.org/ for Mass times and Churches.

God won’t be taking a vacation from you this Summer, hopefully you won’t take a vacation from Him.

 UPCOMING DATES

CATHOLIC STORY HOUR AND CRAFT NIGHTS

Children, entering Kindergarten thru 4th grade in September, are invited to join us in Saint Brendan’s gathering space Tuesday nights in July from 6:30-8:00 PM. Children will be read a story and relate it to Scripture,  complete a craft, and sing a song complementing the story. The story nights will be July 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.
Here are some pictures from our first evening of Scripture related story, craft, and song:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.545926912134297.1073741852.382755715118085&type=3

DONUTS, COFFEE, AND CONVERSATION

The next donut, coffee, and conversation Sunday is Sunday July 21st following the 11 AM Mass. Please join us in Saint Brendan’s air-conditioned meeting room.
 At our last Donut and Coffee gathering after Mass, we invited parishioners to bring photos of Saint Bridget’s history. Look for these photos to be added to the Parish website and facebook page soon.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.538429866217335.1073741850.382755715118085&type=3

RECENT EVENTS

Saint Bridget Night @ The Camden Riversharks Game

Although it was a rainy night, everyone who attended seemed to have a good time. Thank you to our Parish Life Committee for organizing this event. People were already talking about going again next year.
The pictures from the evening are available to view here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.541006865959635.1073741851.382755715118085&type=3

 

 FOOD FOR THOUGHT

 This  month the Food for Thought section of the website contains an article on Independence Day and a reflection on being part of a  Parish:

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/remember-freedom-is-never-free/

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/a-parish-like-a-family-is-made-of-woven-lives/

 

PREP AND SACRAMENT NEWS

      ATTENTION PREP PARENTS:

There is an important meeting of all parents of children in our Parish Religious Education Program on Sunday, September 8 at 1 pm in church.
At least one parent from every family is expected to attend. If any family will have a first grade student or any new student in another grade this September, please contact Sister Margaret Jude as soon as possible.   215-844-4126 ext. 103 or smargaret@stbridgeteastfalls.org.

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CASSEROLES

Casserole pans for St. John’s Hospice will be available on July 27/28.
Pans can be delivered on Sunday, August 4 from 9 am until noon. St. John’s will pick them up on Wed. August 7.

HOMERS, HOAGIES, and HOMELESSNESS

Depaul USA, an organization that helps homeless men in Germantown, is sponsoring a trip to the Phillies on Saturday, August 3.  2 pm tailgate with food supplied by Williamson’s catering, followed by game at 4 pm.  If interested, contact oliver.miller@depaulusa.org.  Flyers are also in the back of church.

SAVE THE DATE

St. Bridget Parish will celebrate 125 years of the presence of the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sunday, September 8, 2013 during the 11 o’clock Mass.

Refreshments and conversation will follow Mass.  Please spread the word to family, friends, and alumni.

 

ALTAR SERVERS

ICE CREAM PARTY

An ice cream party was held to thank the Altar Servers for their service to our Parish.
 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.536903403036648.1073741849.382755715118085&type=3

NEW SERVER TRAINING

 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 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