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October Newsletter


 “Tell me what you Love and I will tell you who you are”

                                                                 Saint Pope John Paul II



 Holy Hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 

Thursday October 16, 2014 at 7:00PM in Church.

There will be  the recitation of the Rosary , time for private meditation, ending with Benediction. Please join us as we pray together as a Saint Bridget Family.


3rd Annual Fall Festival

October 25th after the 4PM Mass

 5:30 PM Trick or Treat parade will take place Saint Bridget’s meeting rooms
Parishioners are asked to bring a candy or treat to hand to the trick-or-treaters during the parade.
 6-7PM Live music from by Parishioner Amanda Flanagan
Event will be inside and outside this year.
 Sandwiches available to purchase, details will be available at Mass this weekend and via our blog and Social Media.

Children are able to wear their Halloween costume to Mass for the event.

More details will soon follow; please check the Church bulletin and Social media



 We are forming a Youth/Teen CYO at St. Bridget Parish.
CYO encompasses 5 areas of Growth: Spiritual, Service, Cultural, Sport, and Social.
We already have many of these opportunities at St. Bridget Parish, we are just reorganizing the program.
If you are an adult or young adult who can moderate one of these areas please contact Sr. Margaret 215-844-4126 x 103 or Mary Beth Malloy
We are encouraging ALL Youth and Teens to join us in any or all of the CYO events this coming year.
Please forward this to anyone you think will be interested. Events include  Living Stations and Tableau, Delivering Thanksgiving baskets and Easter lilies, Wiffleball tournaments, Art Classes, and Teen Choir.
We have wonderful engaged youth in our Parish and we want to continue building on their enthusiasm for Parish involvement.



October 25th: Fall Fest Youth/Teen Volunteers Needed
November 1st: Teen/Youth Vigil Mass: Featuring our Youth/Teen Choir and Lectors


News from Friends of Saint Bridget Social Committee

Gala: November 8, 2014 6-10 PM @ Whitemarsh Country Club


The Living Faith Awards committee will be selling raffle tickets at all of the masses for three weekends beginning October 18th and 19th. The raffle items are an I-Pad, a basket of cheer, a 50-50 cash prize and a preferred parking space and pew for Christmas mass.
The drawing will take place at the gala on November 8th.  You do not have to be present to win.  In addition, there are plenty of tickets still available for people to attend the gala to be held on November 8th at Whitemarsh Country Club to celebrate the honorees.  These are also available in the back of church.  The ticket prices are $50.00 each.
Please support this parish initiative.

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7 pm

St. Timothy Parish on Levick St. in Philadelphia invites all to the performance of Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz, an original one-man live drama performed by widely acclaimed actor Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions.  Admission is free; tickets are not required.  A free will collection will be taken up that evening.
For  Details Click Here:


Thanksgiving Outreach

The Thanksgiving Outreach Committee is collecting nonperishable goods and or grocery store gift cards. We will be assembling bags on Monday,  November 24. Deliveries will be Monday evening, November 24 and Wednesday morning, November 26.


 Mother’s Home

Last year St. Bridget Parish helped Mothers’ Home in Darby, PA with donations in a baby bottle drive that amounted to $1215.00.  Mothers’ Home is very grateful. Mothers’ Home is able to provide housing and care to pregnant women and their children. We will again offer to assist.  Look for the baby bottles in the back of church soon.



Our latest Food for Thought contains an article on the Synod, Catholic Social Teaching n finances, and Mass etiquette.


November 30, 2014

During the 6:30pm Mass at the Cathedral,  Archbishop Chaput will bless and distribute small replicas of the World Meeting of Families Holy Family painting to every household in attendance.  All families and households are invited.  If you are interested, please contact Sister Margaret at the rectory.




The Parish Life Committee has been working to secure dates for our Parish’s popular events:
Saint Patrick Beef and Beer: March 14, 2015