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June Newsletter

Monthly updates on the happenings at Saint Bridget Parish

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
                    – Jim Valvano

 UPCOMING DATES

 SAINT BRIDGET PARISH NIGHT @ The Camden Riversharks Game

THIS WEEKEND JUNE 15/16th is the FINAL WEEKEND TO ORDER TICKETS

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 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

 

DONUTS, COFFEE, AND PARISH HISTORY

Sunday, June 23rd, will be the next time for Donuts and Coffee after the 11 AM Mass. At this event, a member of our Website Committee will be there with a scanner. We would love to see your pictures of Saint Bridget Parish. Please spread the word to the historian and photo keeper in your family, we will be scanning pictures and giving them right back. Please join us to share pictures or to learn more about St. Bridget’s storied history.

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 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.

RECENT EVENTS

NEW ROSARY GARDEN

Mr. Bob Dagney with help from Mr. Dave Kearns has installed a Rosary Garden between the Church and the Rectory in honor of the Blessed Mother and in memory of his dear, recently deceased, Mother, Margaret.  This one decade rosary made of stone is reminiscent of the one decade rosary used by the Irish during penal day when the practice of the catholic faith was outlawed by the British.  Thank you Bob and Dave for your good work, the Rosary Garden enhances that space outside the Rectory and the Church.
Just looking at these pictures exudes peace:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.531560490237606.1073741843.382755715118085&type=3

 

MAY PROCESSION

Although the rain kept our devotions to Mary inside, we still had a joyous tribute to our Mother. The Confirmation class stood so reverently to honor Mary, and the choir praised her in song. Mia was very serious in her role, carrying the crown of Mary, what an honor for her family.

Here are some pictures of the event:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.521559471237708.1073741841.382755715118085&type=3

MOTHER’S DAY PRAYER SERVICE

After the 11 Am Mass on Mother’s Day, people gathered in front of Mary to pray for those suffering from or affected by cancer. It was very moving to pray the Rosary as a group with one united voice of prayer.

 

 FOOD FOR THOUGHT

 This  month the Food for Thought section of the website contain reflections on the Eucharist, the culture of waste in society, a reflection about an NFL player, and the feast of Corpus Christi.

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

 PREP AND SACRAMENT NEWS

Important Information for PREP Program
Any family who is anticipating a first grade or a new student entering the Religious Education program for the coming year, 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 June 22-23.
Pans can be delivered to the Rectory on Sunday, June 30, from 9 am to noon.
Thank you for your support.

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

NEW: Nomination forms are also available to download and send via email to the committee chairperson. Here is the link to the form:
http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/living-faith-award-nominations/
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.

MANNA FOOD DRIVE

The following letter was received from Ms. Denise Hopkins, Administrator Community Food Program, Nutritional Development Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Dear Father:
Thank you for your response to our annual Manna food drive.  We know that any demands are made on our parishes, so we are especially grateful to you and your parishioners for your continued support of the food cupboards throughout the Archdiocese.
During the month of May, over 100 parishes all across the five counties participated in Manna. Our parish volunteers collected over 150,000 pounds of canned goods for use in emergency food cupboards. These donations are especially helpful during the summer months, when food donations traditionally decline.
We know that the success of the Manna food drive depends upon the many volunteers who help us behind the scenes.  We would never be able to help as many people as we do without the support and generosity of people like you and your parish community.
All of us at Nutritional Development Services are grateful for your support.
Sincerely,
//s//Denise Hopkins
Administrator
Community Food Program

ALTAR SERVERS

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