SAVE THE DATE ! Breakfast with Santa

The St. Bridget Parish Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa will be held on December 3rd after the 9:30AM Mass.

Come for the best pancakes in town and enjoy fellowship with other parishioners.  Remember to bring your cameras for a special picture with Santa Claus!

We are in need of help setting up the school hall on December 2nd and many hands before, during and after the breakfast on December 3rd.

Please use the following link to sign up for a time and job that is right for you:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044ba4ae2da2fb6-annual

If you prefer, feel free to contact Patricia Ryan at notpatty.ryan@gmail.com or 508-309-3942 to offer your help.

 

“The Sounds of Christmas”

…will be presented on Saturday evening, December 9th at 7:00pm and Sunday afternoon, December 10th at 3:00pm.  There will be an audience

sing-a-long of traditional Christmas carols.  Tickets are $5 for adults and children are free (all funds raised go to the Help-A-Student “HAS” Fund). Tickets are available at the Rectory and will also be sold at the doors of the church on the day of the performance.

N.B. Weather permitting, following the Sunday concert, we will gather at the Village Green in Framingham Centre on Edgell Rd. for the Blessing of the Christmas Crèche as well as some caroling.

 

Holy Day Announcement:

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Vigil Mass: Thursday, December 7th

4:00PM

Friday, December 8, 2017

Masses: 9:00AM,12:15PM & 4:00PM

 

St. Bridget Parish 2018 Photo Directory

St. Bridget Parish is getting ready to create a new Photo Directory!

We need your help make it complete!  

 

All participating families  will receive a free 8×10 professional portrait along with a printed directory.

Portrait sessions will begin on January 2, 2018 and run through January 5, 2018 from 2:00 to 9:00PM and then again on January 6, 2018 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

 Click here to book your portrait session

 Please help us by coming out and having your picture taken!  Feel free to bring your pets!

 

The Saint Bridget Community Christmas Gala & Auction

The Saint Bridget Community Christmas Gala & Auction  

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00PM

Sheraton Tara, Framingham

Join us for dinner, music and Christmas shopping at our live & silent auction. This is a wonderful community event and we hope to see lots of familiar faces there! Click here for the Gala RSVP.

If you have any goods or services you would like to donate for the auction please contact: Mairi Scamby at (508)309-3420 or mairiscamby@gmail.com

 

Join us for a Retirement Party in honor of Ann O’Brien !

After 41 years of service to the St. Bridget parish community, our Director of Music, Ann O’Brien has decided to retire!

Join us in bidding Ann farewell and Happy Retirement as she starts this new, well deserved, chapter in her life!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

After the 4:00PM Mass

In the Saint Bridget School Hall

~A light supper will be served~

A warm welcome to our new Director of Music, Michelle French and Heartfelt Farewell to Ann O’Brien!

 

Michelle French has been appointed as our new Director of Liturgical Music at St. Bridget Parish. We wish her well as she assumes her new responsibilities. She comes to us from St. Thomas the Apostle in Millis. During her time as Music Director there, she selected and prepared the Adult Choir for a “Lessons and Carols” service in December. She also conducted the children’s choir and played for all special services. Michelle holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Her undergraduate degree came from Samford University, a private Baptist college in Birmingham, Alabama. Give her a warm welcome when you meet her!

 

Ann O’Brien began her career with us as the music teacher for Saint Bridget School. Later, Ann took over as our organist, cantor and choir director for some 41 years! Over these years, Ann has demonstrated competence, loyalty and the personal faith that one would expect of a church musician. Enjoy your much deserved retirement Ann, you will be missed!

 

A retirement party in Ann’s honor will take place on Saturday, September 23rd in the School Hall after the 4:00PM Mass. Come, say “hello” and wish her Godspeed!

Called to Serve Weekend: September 16th & 17th

CALLED TO SERVE WEEKEND IS SEPTEMBER 16th & 17th! ! ! 

Every year at this time, our Parish launches its “Called To Serve” campaign, which marks the beginning of many of our Parish Ministries for the coming year.  This year, Called To Serve Weekend falls on September 16th & 17th.

We are blessed to have many dedicated and generous parishioners at St. Bridget’s, who volunteer for the many activities that help to bring the love of Christ to our parish and to the community at large.

Please note: ALL Volunteers must be CORI’d on these two days, take a few minutes to stop by the tables with your license and fill out & sign the form!

Please consider serving as a volunteer for one or several of the Parish ministries.  We need you ALL.  As you contemplate how you can participate, reflect on these words from our Lord:

Amen, Amen, I say to you, as long as you did this to one of the least of my brethern, you did it to Me.’

 

Archdiocese of Boston Initiative for Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning

Palliative Care is often misunderstood.  It’s often thought that it’s for dying patients or people in hospice at the end of their lives.  Instead it is better understood as a model of care that benefits anyone, at any time, who is diagnosed with a serious illness.

Diane McCarthy, the new Parish Education Coordinator for this initiative, and a board certified chaplain, will offer a presentation on this topic at St. Bridget Parish.

Date: October 19th

Time: 7PM

Place: St. Bridget School Hall

For questions about the program contact Karen Mallozzi, Director of Parish Ministries,

St. Bridget Parish, 508-875-6009, kmallozzi@stbridgetparish.org