Friday, August 31, 2012

Benedict’s general prayer intention for September

Pope Benedict XVI’s general prayer intention for September is “that politicians may always act with honesty, integrity, and love for the truth”

He noted "There is a need for authentically Christian politicians but, even more so,
for lay faithful who witness to Christ and the Gospel in the civil and political community. ... politics is a very important field in which to exercise charity. It calls Christians to a strong commitment to citizenship, to building a good life in one's country, and likewise to an effective presence among the international community's institutions and programmes.

(from  Vatican Radio)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cardinal Dolan to offer Benediction at Democratic Convention

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the  USCCB, has accepted an invitation from Democratic convention organizers to deliver the benediction on the last night of the Charlotte N.C. event.The invitation was accepted  after clearing it with Charlotte  Bishop Peter J. Jugis in accordance with protocol.
The USCCB announcement made clear to the Democratic Convention organizers, as  had been made clear to the Republicans in accepting their invitation to deliver the benediction at the Republican convention, that the cardinal was coming solely as a pastor, only to pray, not to endorse any party, platform, or candidate".
Clergy from several denominations are scheduled to pray at the opening and closing of each day's sessions of the party conventions carrying on a  tradition that goes back more than 100 years.
From Catholic News Service Aug 28 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cardinal Dolan to Offer Closing Prayer at Republican Convention

Aug 22, 2012 / 05:07 pm:  Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, head of the U.S.Conference of  Catholic Bishops, has accepted an invitation to offer the closing prayer at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.  Cardinal Dolan will give the concluding benediction prayer on August 30, the final night of the GOP convention, where Mitt Romney is slated to accept the presidential nomination for his party.
In an Aug. 23 statement, New York archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling said that “usual church protocol” requires a request for prayer from the local bishop. Bur after contacting Bishop Robert Lynch of Diocese of Saint Petersburg, Fla., “who gave the Cardinal his approval,” Cardinal Dolan accepted the GOP's invitation.
“It was made clear to the convention organizers, however, that the Cardinal was coming only to pray not to endorse, and that he would be willing to accept a similar offer from the Democratic Party as well,” Zwilling added. “That same sentiment was conveyed to the Democratic National Committee.”

From CNA/EWTN News

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lectio Divina Closes

  Lectio Divina Word of God Christian Shop  is closing.

The closing sale begins September 4th at the Winchester store on 209 E Boscowen St.
and will run through the end of October.

Monday, August 20, 2012

CCD Begins in September

 Sunday, September 9th -- 
CCD Classes will begin at St. Bridget’s

 September 4th at 7pm -- CCD Teachers' Meeting
All Saint Bridget's CCD teachers and Aides should attend this meeting  in narthex.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday, August 15th is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass at Saint Bridget's is at noon.
Masses at Sacred Heart will be 7am, 8:30am, noon and 7pm.

Friday, August 10, 2012


The food pantry is in particular need of the following items:
 toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, 
canned meats, boxed dinners, 
fruit, rice, jelly.
Drop off your donations at the Narthex next Sunday.Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated.