Called To Serve - St. Bridget Parish

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Called To Serve - St. Bridget Parish
Called To Serve
Do you love sharing your faith with others?
How about teaching in the
Religious Education Program, the RCIA Program
or helping with Youth Ministry or
Vacation Bible School.
There is also the Spiritual Development Committee.
Love to socialize and
make people feel welcome?
Join the Pancake Breakfast Committee
or the Ministers of Hospitality,
who serve coffee and donuts and prepare food for parish functions.
Got an eye for details?
Then our Decorating Committee needs you to help prepare the Altar for the Liturgical
Seasons.
Love to help your fellow man?
Our Christmas Outreach Program,
Food Pantry may be just right for you?
Mass Intentions & Feast Days
Monday, September 21, 2015
9:00AM
Karen Ann Riley Bayley
Thursday, September 24, 2015
9:00AM
Paul Janda
Friday, September 25, 2015
9:00AM
Paul McKeown
Sunday, September 20, 2015
7:30AM
9:30AM
11:30AM
John Benda
Dan MacDonald
Dr.William J. Scott
KiwanisClub:“TasteofNatick”
Kiwanis Club of Natick Metro-West will
hold its 6th annual “Taste of Natick” on
Thursday, October 1st from 6-9PM at the
NatickHamptonInn.Tastearearestaurant
specialties of Seafood, Italian, Mexican,
Asian, America etc.A cash bar will also be
available. It will be great big thank you to
you for supporting Kiwanis Club services
to the communities. You will really enjoy
thedeliciousfood!Ticketsareonly$20and
are available from the Kiwanis Club of
Natick Metro-West Members and at the
door. If you have any questions please
contact Kevin at [email protected]
or508-740-4488.
FinancialNews!
LastWeekend’sSecondCollection
$2,899.00 was received for Church
Grounds & Maintenance, thank you for
yourgenerosity!
TootsieRollDriveisback!
Next weekend, the Knights
of Columbus will be
holding their Annual
Tootsie Roll Drive after
each Mass. The Tootsie Roll Drive
provides the much needed support for
children with special needs, and their
families.
Pleasebegenerous.
Vocation Chalice
The Vocation Chalice this week
will be hosted by
Francis & Mary Jesch
The Sanctuary Lamp
is lit with Special Intention for
Mark & Clara O’Neill
Fall Parish Mission
& their children
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!
Herminda DeSabogal
Given by
Banns of Marriage
III. Jeremiah O’Connor &
Mary Theresa Connors
CALLED TO SERVE WEEKEND
Is this weekend!!!
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 19th & 20th.
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 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.’
Incredible News from Mrs. Sebastian in the Tuition Office!
Every year we have many students who need financial aid. For the most part this is
handled through the Help-A-Student Fund, which Msgr. Strahan started approximately
20 years ago. Donations come in from parishioners and past parents for these
scholarships. Eight years ago, we were finally able to get assistance through Catholic
Schools Foundation of approximately $10,000.00. This year, they gave us additional
retention & recruitment funds which are quite helpful. We have the St. Vincent de Paul
scholarship which is need-based only; a single mother scholarship from a past parishioner
who has continued this for several years; the 200 Foundation scholarships for diversity;
the Jerry & Meg Robinson scholarship for Catholic students as well as the HAS
Fund. With over 300 students attending Saint Bridget School this year, we are awarding
$108,145.00 in scholarships to 36 families assisting 64 students in continuing
their Catholic education; $67,500.00 of this comes directly from the Help-A-Student
Fund. Each family is required to file an application through a grant & aid assessment
before being considered. So, each Fall when you read in the bulletin about the HAS Fund
and that “no child should be denied a Catholic education because of tuition,” please
consider making a donation of any size. As you can see, every donation counts. Your taxdeductible donation can be made out to St. Bridget HAS Fund & sent to the
rectory. Thank you.
UpcomingEvents&Programs
NextMarriedCouplesRetreat
Improve an already good thing; Repair what has
suffered from neglect; Increase the grace of your
sacramentalbond;Giveyourselvesagiftofjoy.
Date:September25-27,2015
Begins5:30pmFriday-endsSundaynoon
Cost$360percouple(askifhelpisneeded)
Includes:Mass,conferences,timeforConfession,
Quiet&coupletime,surprises,prayer/adoration,
5meals,privateroomwshower/toilet.
Location:ImmaculataRetreatHouse
289WindhamRoad/WillimanticCT06226
Of ice(860)423-8484Fr.Ron(612)750-4275
FormingDisciplesinMission-AWorkshopin
Parish-BasedEvangelization
Opentoparishioners
Theworkshopisdesignedtogivepeoplethetoolsto
understand the New Evangelization, embrace living
as an intentional disciple, become comfortable with
sharing your personal witness, form disciples, and
work in your parish to form disciples. The day
includes six core sessions on these topics, time in
prayertogether,alightbreakfastandlunch.
Workshopdates:
October17-PastoralCenter,Braintree
December12-tobeannounced
February6,2016-tobeannounced
March5,2016-tobeannounced
June4,2016-tobeannounced
August27,2016-tobeannounced
ToregistercontactthePastoralCenterinBraintree
at617-254-0100
PastoralCaretotheSickandHomebound
Workshops-Fall
St.Raphael,Medford
October14-November18,1-3pm
Instructor:JudyTalvacchia
Forinformationandtoregister:KarenFarrell
[email protected]
LiteracyUnlimitedTutorTraining
LiteracyUnlimitedtrainsandsupportsvolunteersto
teachbasicreadingandwritingandGEDpreparation
to adults, including speakers of other languages
(ESOL).Manystudentscomefromaroundtheworld
andwanttolearnbyconversingwithnativeEnglish
speakers.
Informationsessions:
-TutorTraining:
MorseInstituteLibrary,Sept.21-Nov.2
6:30-9pm
-FraminghamPublicLibrary,Sept.29-Nov.3
10am-1pm
Forinformationortoregister:508-532-5574,
[email protected]
SavetheDate!
Sunday,October4,11:30am
CathedraloftheHolyCross,Boston
MassforPublicSafetyPersonnelandFamilies
http://www.bostoncatholic.org/publicSafetyMass/
CardinalSeanO’Malley,OFMCap.willbethemain
celebrant.Allarewelcome!
***MonthlyMen’sDiscussion***
St.BridgetParishwouldliketoofferthemenoftheparishtheopportunitytomeetmonthlytodiscuss
pertinent church topics and advance their spiritual life. If you would like more information please
contacttheparishof iceat508-875-5959,[email protected],Coordinator
of Parish Ministries, at 508-875-6009, [email protected] If you are interested in joining
thisgroupplease illouttheformbelowandreturntotherectory.Thankyou.
Name:__________________________________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number: _________________________________________________________________________
Email:_________________________________________________________________________________
UpcomingEvents&Programs
ProtectingGod’sChildren
Thursday,October1,2015
7-10PMSaintBridgetSchoolHall
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
sessionalreadyinprogress.
*Unfortunately
materials
are
not
guaranteed for those who do not register
bySeptember28.*
ToregistercontactKarenMallozzi,
CoordinatorofParishMinistries,at
508-875-6009or
[email protected]
You will need to provide phone and email
contact information, the school or parish
youvolunteer/ministeratandthecityitis
in.
Join us for the Kick Off
Youth Ministry evening for
Fall 2015!
When: Friday, September 25, 2015
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Where: St. Bridget School Hall
Join us for games, socializing, prayer,
and fun! Pizza will be served. A $3.00
donation will be accepted at the door.
All high school and middle school
students are welcome!
Adult volunteers are needed!
Do you have questions? Would you
like to volunteer for the evening?
Please contact Samantha Ormond,
Youth Minister, at
[email protected]
The Sanctuary Lamp-Sign of the Lord’s Presence
†††††††††
For all those who would like to memorialize a departed loved one, or a special intention, the Sanctuary Lamp (candle) in
the lower Church is available for that purpose. The Sanctuary Lamp continues to burn for 8 days. The cost of the candle
is $15.00. The name of the loved one will be listed in the bulletin (if so desired) or the “special intention” request.
There are weeks available for memorialization starting the beginning of October. If you are interested drop this
form off at the rectory as soon as possible. Each request will be honored in the order they are received.
Please return to the rectory.
Donor’s Name _________________________________________________________________________________________
In Loving Memory
of____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Or Special Intention____________________________________________________________________________________
HighSchoolOpenHouses
MontroseSchoolOpenHouse
Sunday,October4at2:00PM.
PleasecontactSarahMcGowan
[email protected]
questions.
SaintJosephPreparatoryHighSchool
will offer a ive session Test Prep for the
CatholicHighSchoolEntranceTest(HSPT)in
the fall for students who seek to maximize
performance for admission and scholarship
opportunities. Space is limited and
NotreDameAcademyOpenHouse
registration is available on a irst come, irst
Thursday, October 8th at 7:00PM. serve basis. Entrance testing in the
Entrance exam: Saturday,November7that Archdiocese is scheduled for November7th
8:30AM. Please contact their Of ice of and December 5th. Registration Forms for
Admissions at 508-757-6200, ext. 229 or both offerings are available on the website,
[email protected]
www.saintjosephprep.org.
For more information, please contact Kevin
MarianHighSchoolOpenHouse
Faherty,AssistantDirectorofAdmissionat
Tuesday,October20:5:30pm-7:30pm
617-254-8383,x1109or
Sunday,November22:12:00pm-2:00pm
[email protected]
HighSchoolPlacementTestPrepClass:
October24thand31st
9:00AM-12:15PM~Cost$95
HighSchoolPlacementTestDates:
November7thandDecember5th
8:00AM-11:30AM~Cost$30
Marian High School Annual Golf Tournament
Join us on Monday, September 21 at Highfields in North
Grafton for our Annual Golf Tournament. Download
our Player Form and/or Sponsor Form from
www.marianhigh.org to participate.
To register online, contact [email protected]
R.C.I.A
(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:________________________________________________________________
NextWeekend’sLiturgicalMinister’s
September26th&27th
Eucharistic
Minister
Lector
AltarServer
Usher
Celebrant
Saturday,4:00PM AliceCosta
PatriciaHorrigan
MarioLaferla
YolandaBarbier
NoreenBegley
MariaChaput
JosephHorrigan
KarenKirwan
KhloeKatende
LilyRyan
PeterHsieh
JohnMauritz
JosephRepole
ChrisRyan
Sunday,7:30AM
ElenaNardizzi
RyanCaron
BrendanPetry
PaulDonahue
Fr.Shen
JosephKovalchin
Frederick
O’Connell
TonySuantengco
ErinGore
NoahMontanoRodriguez
ShaniceSt.
Fleur
Timothy
Msgr.Strahan
Garahan
DanielMcCarthy
Michael
Pekkarinen
Christopher
McGillicuddy
Sean
McGillicuddy
TriciaCincotta Msgr.Strahan
JohnGannon
PauletteMurphy
BettyO’Neil
JimmyHall
RitaHall
KristanPiselli
SheilaFlynn
AnneRider
Sunday,9:30AM
MaryGore
FamilyMass
PatriciaMcCarthy
Confessions are heard this VictoriaPeterson
Saturdayfrom2-3PM.
This week confessions will
beheardbyFr.Shen.
Sunday,11:30AM
GrayceDiCenzo
PhilipLessard
MargaretGarcia
BrianMcGillicuddy
MaryAvola
GeneGrzywna
Sera ienKhokhar
CathyWarshofsky
Next Sunday’s
Scripture Readings
First Reading — Moses said, “Would that
all the people of the Lord were
prophets!” (Numbers 11:25-29).
Psalm — The precepts of the Lord give
joy to the heart (Psalm 19).
Second Reading — Come now, you rich.
The wages you withheld from the
workers who harvested your fields are
crying aloud (James 5:1-6).
Gospel — Whoever is not against us is
for us (Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48).
Msgr.Strahan
Please Pray For:
Aubrey Baumbach
Zachary Kane
Jane Bratica
Lisa Lamare
Rick Bumann
Mary LoCicero
Linda Casella
George Meninno
Therese Cunningham
Valerie Montuori
Robert Lew
JoMarie Bucantis
Marguerite Tibbert
Pierce Deane
Stephen Virdinlia
Kevin Forster
Walter Weldon
Ryan
LCPL Lorenzo Giovanella, USMC, Fort Devens
Lt. Andrew Sweeney, US Navy
PARISH STAFF
Business Manager/Tui on
Director of Opera ons
Mrs. Maria S. SebasƟan
508-875-5959 Ext. 103
mssebasƟ[email protected]
Coordinator of Parish Ministries
Mrs. Karen M. Mallozzi
508-875-6009
M-W-F 9:30AM—3:30PM
[email protected]
Director Of Music/Organist
Mrs. Ann O’Brien
Organists
Mrs. Marge Withee
Mr. Francis Jesch
Administra ve Assistant
Ms. Meaghan Turchi
508-875-5959 Ext. 104
[email protected]
OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
PARISH MAILING ADDRESS
Saint Bridget Rectory
15 Wheeler Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
Rectory: 508 -875-5959
Rectory Fax: 508 - 875-1270
[email protected]
Office Hours:
9:00AM - 6:00 PM, M-Thur.
9:00AM-4:30PM Fridays
9:30AM—2:00PM Sat.
9:00AM— 1:00PM Sun.
Parish Home Page:
www.stbridgetparish.org
Please send Bulle n Announcements to:
bulleƟ[email protected]
By 4:00PM on Tuesday
Director, Grades 6-10
Mrs. Regina O’Connor
508-879-4271, ext. 2
[email protected]
Coordinator, Grades K-5
Mrs. Gail Barbato
508-879-4271, ext 1
[email protected]
Youth Minister
Samantha Ormond
508-250-5028
[email protected]
SCHOOL STAFF
School Mailing Address:
832 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
School: 508-875-0181
School Fax: 508-875-9552
School Home Page:
www.saintbridgetschool.info
School Principal
Mrs. Cathleen R. Chaves
508-875-0181 Ext. 222
[email protected]
Admission Office
Mrs. Jennifer Ryan
508-875-0181 Ext. 229
[email protected]
Advancement Director
Mrs. Erin Connors
508-875-0181, ext. 226
[email protected]
Extended Day Director
Mrs. Victoria Peterson
508-572-0326
[email protected]
Sacrament of Baptism
Before an infant baptism parents must attend a baptismal catechesis class. Classes are held on the first Friday of each month
at 7pm in the Rectory Meeting Room. If there is a change due to bad weather parents will be notified. Participants should
park in the Rectory parking lot and enter the door on that level. *Dates for baptism are set once the class has been attended
and all paperwork is received and complete. Baptisms take place once a month on a Sunday at 2pm. To register for class or to
ask a question call 508-875-6009.
Sacrament of Marriage
Arrangements should be made with one of the priests at least one year prior to the intended date of marriage so that all
requirements can be completed. Please Note: Saturday weddings can be celebrated from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the latest.
Sunday weddings can be celebrated from 1:30pm to 4:00pm at the latest.
Pastoral Ministry
Visitations to the sick and the homebound are made by Pastoral Visitors who bring the Blessed Sacrament and offer spiritual
befriending on a weekly basis. If a member of your family, or friend, or neighbor is in the hospital or is home-bound, we
would appreciate hearing from you. Kindly call the Pastoral Ministry Office at 508-875-6009 to request assistance.

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