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Newsletter: Advent Edition

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

 

“Advent: the season of longing and waiting in anticipation of hope and promise.”

 

 

UPCOMING DATES

 Thursday, December 12, 7PM: 

ADVENT EVENING OF PRAYER

 Our time will include adoration and Benediction and a prayer called the Stations of the Nativity, which is patterned after the Stations of the Cross. All are welcome.

Friday, December 13, 6:30 to 8 PM: 

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

The night includes story, Scripture, song, and craft.  Come and bring a friend. Join us in St. Brendan’s Meeting Room.

 

 December 15th, 3PM:

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND NATIVITY

Join us for our annual Parish tradition in Church at 3PM. Practice schedules:
Adult Choir  practices on Monday evenings at 7:15 PM.
Youth Choir (4th grade and above) practices on Friday evenings, usually 6:30-8PM.
Cherub Choir (Kindergarten thru 3rd grade) practices after the 11 AM Mass on Sundays beginning 11/17.
Nativity (4th grade through High School) will practice  Monday December 9th 6:15-7:15 PM. Friday December 13th 6:00-7PM.

 

 

MINISTRY UPDATES

 

LIVING FAITH AWARDS COMMITEE

The Living Faith Awards Ceremony and Parish Social was held on Saturday November 9th.  The Parish Social, held at Whitemarsh Country Club, was a smashing success with a wonderful dinner and great dancing music provided by the band, 2nd Vision.  Fr. Devlin presented the awards to Stephen and Melora Jones, Dan and Lori Mastrobuono, Tina Kistler, and Zoe Singer to honor them for living their faith on a daily basis and being role models for the community. 
As you can see by the pictures everyone who attended the social had a great time and enjoyed themselves
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PRAYER SHAWL COMMITTEE

The group continues to knit/crochet prayer shawls and lap blankets for people who are sick, mourning, or anyone undergoing a life changing event.
We are currently also making infant, child and adult sized hats for the Angel tree in Advent.  We meet monthly in St. Brendan’s meeting rooms.
 If you would like to request a prayer shawl to be made, or to join the group contact Jen Markgraf at 267-495-7327 or jen.markgraf@yahoo.com

THANKSGIVING OUTREACH

This year we helped 25 families with very generous donations from St. Bridget parishioners providing groceries, monetary donations and gift cards.  The generosity of time, talent and kindness of the volunteers who assembled and delivered the Thanksgiving bags made this a successful year.
Thank you to Rosemarie DiStefano for leading this outreach.
A visual of how generous our parishioners are can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.617461878314133.1073741890.382755715118085&type=1

 

ADVENT ANGEL TREE COMMITTEE

 

This year the committee will be organizing an outreach to help 16 families give their children a memorable Christmas. Our parishioners will take a tag from the Advent Trees and buy a gift for a family. Please return the gifts with tags by December 8th. Thank you for your generosity. So many of our parishioners are providing for others this Advent season.

RECENT EVENTS

 FALL FEST

The 2nd Annual Parish Fall Festival was a well-attended event. The children had a great time and received lots of treats. Our parishioners supplied the treats and many volunteers offered their time to make the evening a great time. Here are some pictures from the event:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.601680836558904.1073741873.382755715118085&type=3

 

 

SISTER MARGARET’S GOLDEN JUBILEE

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Sister Margaret being a Sister of Saint Joseph. Parishioners gathered to honor her and thank her for everything she does for Saint Bridget Parish.
Photos of the special day can be seen by clicking this link:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.599904266736561.1073741872.382755715118085&type=3

 

 GRACE KELLY PRESENTATION

A representative from the Michener Museum traveled to Saint Bridget Parish to give a presentation of their special exhibit called: “From Philadelphia to Monaco, Grace Kelly: Beyond the Icon.”
Photos of the special presentation can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.617545148305806.1073741892.382755715118085&type=3

 

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

 This  month the Food for Thought section contains Father Devlin’s letter about the Spirituality of Place, a Wordle of the Pope’s latest publication: The Joy of the Gospel, and a story of how Pope Francis reaches out to the poor.
You will find the articles on the drop down menu here:

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/the-spirituality-of-place/

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/pope-francis-and-the-joy-of-the-gospel/

http://www.stbridgeteastfalls.org/pope-ramps-up-charity-office-to-be-near-poor-sick/

 

 

 

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