Monday, October 29, 2012


Thursday,November 1st is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation

Mass at Saint Bridget's will be at  Noon. 
Mass at Sacred Heart will be at 7AM, 8:30AM, 12Noon,and 7PM.

Friday, November 2nd, is All Souls Day. There will be the usual schedule of Masses at Saint Bridget's and at Sacred Heart. There will be an additional Mass at Sacred Heart at 7PM.

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Legislative Research Tool For Citizens

The Law Library of Congress  announced its new homepage. It is less text heavy, and more intuitive than its former homepage. The Law Library's new homepage includes a prominent link to its beta legislative research tool, that will eventually transform the Library of Congress's existing congressional information system into a modern, robust and user-friendly resource incorporating all the information available on The beta site will likely  become the congressional information system of choice of the future. Today, it offers  citizens ready access to information on legislation pending or enacted in the current Congress.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

USCCB Responds To Statement On HHS Mandate

The statement was made during the Vice Presidential Debate.
The statement: "With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact."
USCCB comment: "The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain 'religious employers.' That exemption was made final in February and does not extend to 'Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital,' or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of those served."

First Native American Saint Canonized

Pope Benedict XVI canonized seven saints including two Americans: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint, and Blessed Mother Marianne Cope, who spent the last 30 years of her life ministering to the sick on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. The canonization Mass will take place at the Vatican today.
More information on these saints can be found here

Bishops To Address Challenges, Opportunities In Digital Age

The USCCB website reports that U.S. bishops will consider a document on Catholic doctrine in the digital age at their November 12-15 meeting in Baltimore
The document notes that digital media "constitute a blade that can cut two ways." They "create new difficulties for bishops in the exercise of their teaching office" yet they also "offer powerful new tools for more effective ministry."  The document noted a  key benefit of new media: "...they offer the bishop the possibility of communicating with people in a relatively unmediated fashion,"

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Craft Show: Creativity on Display with Holiday Bargains Galore

The Crafters of the Women's Club raised their crafting skills to new heights at the second annual spaghetti dinner and craft show at Enders Fire House. Many attendees were able to purchase exquisitely crafted items for the holidays

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mangiare Lycopene!

The Wall Street Journal reports on a new study that indicates eating spaghetti sauce.and other lycopene rich foods reduces the risk of stroke. Another reason to parcipate in the second annual Spaghetti Dinner and Craft Show sponsored by the women's Club at the John Enders Fire Station Social Hall from 4pm to 7pm next Sunday, October 14.

The article discussing the benefits of spaghetti sauce can be found here

Mrs. Leilani Rose Matson

The funeral Mass for Lani Matson will take place at Saint Bridget's at 10:AM Friday, October 12. Following the Mass, there will be a gathering of mourners in the Narthex.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Year of Faith Opening Ceremony

This morning in the Holy See Press Office Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelisation, announced details of the opening ceremony for the Year of Faith, which will be presided by the Holy Father in St. Peter's Square at 10 a.m. on Thursday 11 October. Details here.
 Vatican City, 9 October 2012 (VIS)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


Vatican City, 3   Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for October is: "That the new evangelisation may progress in the oldest Christian countries".

His mission intention is: "That the celebration of World Mission Day may result in a renewed commitment to evangelisation".
(from October 2012 VIS)