Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Light is On for YOU

As part of the diocese's The Light is On for You program all parishes in the Arlington Diocese will be open on Wednesday evenings of Lent,for Confessions .

Accordingly,Saint Bridget's and Sacred Heart will be open on each Wednesday of Lent for Confessions from 6:30pm -- 8pm

Saint Bridget's March Calendar

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The Mass Intentions for the week of March 22 in the calendar above are incorrect. Following is a corrected list for that week.
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Saint Bridget's Women's Club Lenten Project

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pope Francis' Message for LENT 2015

In his Lenten Message, Francis addresses the  selfish attitude of indifference that has taken on global proportions, and urges us to ask the Lord: 
“Fac cor nostrum secundum cor tuum”Make our hearts like yours (Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). In this way we will receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference."

Full text of the Pope's Message here

Saturday, February 14, 2015

All are invited to our first Lenten dinner this coming Friday, February 20th, sponsored by the Men’s Club at Hobert Hall with the help of the Women’s Club who are providing desserts for those who have not chosen to forgo them for Lent.  Dinner will be offered at 5:00 pm and be served until just before 7:00 pm when Stations of the Cross will begin.  Please consider joining us.  Donations are gratefully accepted.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pope Francis: Women Must Truly Participate in Church and Society

Speaking  with members of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Pope said a “more widespread and incisive female presence” in the Church “is desirable, so that we can see many women involved in pastoral responsibilities, in the accompaniment of persons, families and groups, as well as in theological reflection.”
The Pope said he is “convinced of the urgency of offering spaces to women in the life of the Church…, taking into account the specific and changing cultural and social sensitivities.”

Monday, February 09, 2015

Bishop Loverde Invites Busy Couples to an Online Retreat Culminating with Mass on Valentines Day

This is a remarkable opportunity for couples both within and beyond the boundaries of our diocese to benefit from the great wisdom that Bishop Loverde has acquired over his many years as priest and Bishop.  It is the best of all worlds as couples are able to combine an at-home retreat with a live reflection and Mass on February 14th.
If you have missed the first few days of the online retreat, you may 
participate retroactively at this link

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Stewards of Christ Sharing Gospel Joy

This Sunday, each family of our Faith Community will be asked to make a sacrificial pledge to the Bishop's Lenten Appeal (BLA). Please prayerfully consider your pledge of support for the BLA which funds programs serving people in need and furthering Jesus' Mission in our diocese.
Pledge forms will be distributed at Mass on Sunday. Families who have already donated through the mail or online or who are unable to participate may note that on the pledge form.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Pope to Address Joint Session of Congress in September

The Holy See Press Office has confirmed that Pope Francis will address a Joint Session of the United States Congress on 24 September 2015 during his pastoral visit to the U.S.A. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, made the announcement earlier on Thursday. In his statement, Mr. Boehner said the Holy Father’s “historic visit” would make him the “first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress,” adding that he was “truly grateful that Pope Francis has accepted our invitation.”
Mr. Boehner noted that “in a time of global upheaval, the Holy Father’s message of compassion and human dignity has moved people of all faiths and backgrounds. His teachings, prayers, and very example bring us back to the blessings of simple things and our obligations to one another.”
A statement from the Archdiocese of Washington described the announcement as “a great honor and tremendous joy to welcome our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to the Archdiocese of Washington during his proposed pastoral visit to the United States in September.”    ( from Vatican News Website)