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Welcome Father Flavin

I’m happy to announce Father James Flavin has taken up residence at St. Bridget’s Rectory.   A priest of the Archdiocese of Boston & a counselor, Father Flavin is currently part of the leadership & care team at St. John Vianney Center located in Downingtown, PA.

SJVC is a mental health care facility operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for priests & religious in need of treatment.  While Downingtown is not around the corner from East Falls, Father Flavin wants to live in a Rectory not far from the airport. That’s because a large part of his work also involves traveling around the country to give clergy workshops; as well as traveling to personally accompany a priest or religious in need of inpatient care at SJVC.

I’m not sure how often we’ll see Father Flavin due to his professional commitments and travel schedule but I’m happy to welcome him to St. Bridget’s & I’m sure you are too.

Welcome Father Flavin!


Virtus Realty Advisors

I am pleased to announce Virtus Realty Advisors have been selected to represent St. Bridget Parish as Real Estate Brokers for the rental of our school buildings.  Mr. Brendan H. Kelley, a parishioner of St. Bridget; and Mr Ken Kearns will be marketing the former St. Bridget’s School seeking to find a tenant.

We have every confidence that Mr. Kelley and Mr. Kearns will represent St. Bridget’s interests well and will in the near future rent the space available.

We look forward to working with Brendan and Ken.  I’ll keep you posted on any updates as they become available.

Father Devlin

Launching Our New Web Presence

St. Bridget’s is please to share the news of the launch of our new web presence at After a summer filled with reflection and construction, our new web presence is a warm and welcoming home for Catholics and friends, featuring necessary informational materials and content meant to evangelize.

Receive Our E-mail Newsletter — St. Bridget’s is now posting regular news, events, and informational materials on our “Parish Life & News” blog. You can sign up via e-mail on our homepage to automatically receive the latest news and information as it’s published to ensure you don’t miss anything happening at the parish, and you can always reply to any e-mail to correspond with Fr. Devlin personally.

Like St. Bridget’s on Facebook — St. Bridget’s has truly joined the world of new and social media! We are excited to share our Facebook page, and encourage you to be a part of it by “Liking” the page to see our latest posts and interactions. We want our Facebook presence to be a digital home for all parishioners to dialogue, learn, and witness even when away from the parish, and during the week.

View and Post Photos & Video — Anyone can view beautiful photos of St. Bridget’s on our Facebook page under “Photos.” If you have a Facebook account, you can also post your own photos (and even video) of the parish and events, gatherings, and Masses within the parish to share with everyone! Visit

Follow Fr. Devlin on Twitter — Fr. Devlin has a personal Twitter account, and is sharing information, observations, and the good news of the priestly life! Follow Fr. Devlin on Twitter to learn more about priestly life, and the diverse and fulfilling work of the Church.

Online Giving — In a first for St. Bridget’s we’re now accepting online giving through ParishPay, an intuitive and trustworthy Catholic giving service trusted by parishes nationally. Please consider signing up today to give weekly (or monthly, or on any regular basis!) to St. Bridget’s by visiting our website. All credit cards are accepted. Automating your giving can make life simpler!

Our Parish Calendar — For the first time, St. Bridget’s is now featuring a parish and community calendar on our website. Fr. Devlin curates the calendar, and events can be submitted by e-mailing him. It’s a direct and easy way to stay informed and ensure you don’t miss an important community gathering!

Parishioner Registration — St. Bridget’s now accepts new parishioner information online on our website. Once the information is received, Fr. Devlin will follow up with new parishioners to complete registration through an in-person greeting at the parish. We are among the first (if not the first!) in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to offer this clarity and convenience.

New Media Ministers Wanted — We are seeking Ministers to assist in our New Media efforts for our web presence, and especially for our Facebook page. If you are a part of a St. Bridget’s ministry and would like to post frequently about the work of your ministry for our wider parish, please contact Fr. Devlin. Also contact us if you’re interested in posting regularly to our Facebook page with content on the wider life of our Catholic Church in Philadelphia, nationally, and internationally. We want to make our Facebook presence a relevant, warm, and welcoming place for parish dialogue and learning! E-mail Fr. Devlin: