Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers…

 

Christmas and New Years will be here in no time! The sign up sheets for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Masses have been posted in the Upper Church Sacristy.  

Please sign up as soon as possible.

 

Year of Mercy

This December 8th, 2015 Pope Francis will officially begin the extraordinary Holy Year, Jubilee of Mercy by opening the Sacred Door at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. What does this mean to us at St. Bridget Parish? The Holy Father has stated: “This is the time of mercy. It is important that the lay faithful live it and bring it into different social environments. Go forth!” That is us! Our parish will be offering a series of evenings exploring the spiritual significance of this Jubilee Year.

The first is Wednesday, November 18th from 7:30PM to 9:00 PM in the PRC. The evenings will allow for a presentation and reflection and discussion. Please mark your calendar to join us!!

Family Promise Metrowest

The parishioners and school families of St. Bridget Parish have generously responded to the items needed by Family Promise Metrowest.  Thanks to everyone who took note of the flyers and updates in the parish bulletin, constant contact, and on the website!

Current needs are:

Paper hot or cold cups, paper plates, plastic utensils,

Dreft baby detergent, men’s deodorant and full-sized mouthwash

Looking for a different way to volunteer?  Office assistance on the weekends at the Natick site is needed.  Have a business that would like to hold a needed items drive?  Let Karen in the rectory office know (508-875-6009 or kmallozzi@stbridgetparish.org). If you have professional skills in budgeting, being ready for employment, parenting skills, or dental/medical care also let us know.

Training for those who would volunteer in direct contact with families can take part in upcoming training at First Parish in Framingham on Dec. 1, Christ Lutheran in Natick on Dec. 17 or at First Parish in Framingham again on Feb. 2, Feb. 18, March 1, or March 17. To find out more or sign up email lmarthinsen@verizon.net in Natick or laurie.otten@verizon.net in Framingham. Volunteering at the host house of worship (First Parish, Framingham) might include providing a meal, hosting a meal, provide breakfast, provide things for lunch, set up or break down guest bedrooms, or laundering bedding.

 

Restore our Church Campaign Phase II

By now you should have received your ROCC Phase II letter in the mail. If you have not received one yet please contact the rectory. Please be as generous as your means allow!

Parish Mission

Brother Michael Moran, CP, will conduct a three night Parish Mission on October 12, 13, & 14. Brother Michael is a great preacher and a conductor of missions, far and wide. So… mark your calendars NOW! It’s good to set time aside and be in the Lord’s presence for these three days. Further information will be forthcoming!

 

Protecting God’s Children

Thursday, October 1, 2015

7-10PM, St. Bridget School Hall

All those who serve in ministry or who volunteer at St. Bridget Parish or School must take this one-time training if they have not already done so.  Materials are provided.  In order to receive credit for taking the training participants must attend and remain for the whole program.  Participants may not enter a session already in progress.

*Registration will be taken until September 28.  Materials are not guaranteed for those who do not register and therefore may not receive credit for taking the training.

To register contact Karen Mallozzi, Coordinator of Parish Ministries, at 508-875-6009 or kmallozzi@stbridgetparish.org

You will need to provide phone and email contact information, the school or parish you volunteer/minister at  and the city it is in.

 

 

Sign up for R.C.I.A Now!!!

(Right of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Our Parish RCIA Program will start up in September. It meets every Thursday evening from 7PM-8PM in the Parish Renewal Center. This program is for those who would like to explore the teachings of the Catholic Church with the intention of being baptized or officially received into the Church. If you know of someone who would be interested in this program, invite them to fill out the form below and return it to the Rectory. Jimmy Hall, director, will then contact them.  Be a genuine ‘evangelist’ in promoting this great program!

Name:___________________________________  Phone:______________________

Address:______________________________________________________________

Email:________________________________________________________________

 

Friday Afternoon Bible Study

The next session begins September 11 at 2:15pm in the lower church meeting room.  The group will view the DVD series over several weeks by

Fr. Barron titled Conversion.  Discussion questions are provided for each session.  Space is limited so contact Karen Mallozzi, Coordinator of Parish Ministries, to register  at 508-875-6009 or kmallozzi@stbridgetparish.org

 

Please Note: Choir Members

Choir practice will resume its Tuesday evening rehearsals with Ann O’Brien starting September 8th at 7:15PM in the Upper Church.