Monthly updates on the happenings at Saint Bridget Parish
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.
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:
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.