Saturday, December 31, 2016

JANUARY CALENDAR

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Friday, December 23, 2016

THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES WHO DECORATED ST. bRIDGET'S FOR CHRISTMAS

Jean and the volunteers did a great job!
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Apologies to the many volunteers who were not shown in the images above

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

HELP PREPARE ST. BRIDGET'S FOR CHRISTMAS

HELP DECORATE ST. BRIDGET'S FOR CHRISTMAS

WE WILL DECORATE THE CHURCH AFTER THE NOON MASS ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 23. THERE WILL BE  WORK FOR ADULTS AND FOR CHILDREN. 

IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE FOR AN HOUR OR TWO,   CONTACT JEAN MALUCCI
                       (540) 955-0253 OR JUST SHOW UP AFTER M.ASS. 

December 18th Prayer List


PLEASE PRAY FOR: 

Marsha Kelly, Millie Rao, Jack Zircle, Jack Cameron, Eileen Mann

     Bill Bowerman, Sarah Bondura, Joe Ofano, Clarence Buxton

     Julius Lee, Pete Szebin, Meredith Levy, Jason Lunner

Mark Johnston, and Tim Barnes




  
To add someone to the list, please contact Becky Jackson at (540) 955-1715


CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME

Welcome to New Parishioners:

Frank and Bolormea, Petrello,

 David and Terri George,

George and Michelle Darnell, and

Arthur and Veronica Harvey and son John



We Welcome with Great Joy:

Janin Allen Ritter
baptised at St. Bridget's on November 13 
and we congratulate the parents
George and Lisa Ritter

Cameron Alonzo McComas
baptised at St. Bridget's on November 20
and we congratulate the parents
Matthew and Meredith McComas






Sunday, December 04, 2016

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE AT ST. BRIDGET'S

CONFESSIONS 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19,  7PM --- 9PM



MASS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve
5:30 PM  Vigil Mass
8:00PM Solemn Mass of Christmas

Christmas Day 
9:00 AM

New Years Day
9:00 AM

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY -MASS SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 8 is holy day of obligation. 
Mass at St. Bridget's will be at 12 noon. 
Masses at Sacred Heart will be at 7:00AM, 8:30 AM, Noon, and 7:00pm

Thursday, December 01, 2016

DECEMBER FIRST PRAYER LIST


PLEASE PRAY FOR
Jack Cameron, Eileen Mann, Maggie O'Connor
Bill Bowerman, Michael Murrow, Sarah Bondura
Joe Ofano, Clarence Buxton, Julius Lee
Gillian Peterson, Mary Mohl, and Tim Barnes

                  To add someone to our prayer list, contact Becky Jackson at (540) 955 - 1715

DECEMBER CALENDER

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge to be Installed as the fourth Bishop of Arlington on December 6 2016



The Mass of Installation will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2 p.m in the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, 3901 N Cathedral Lane,Arlington, Virginia 
          
 There will be no general public admission to the Mass of Installation due to the limited seating capacity at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More.


 Because of the limited seating,  the Mass be live-streamed at www.arlingtondiocese.org 

The ceremony will also air in its entirety on the EWTN Global Catholic Network at 3 p.m. ET. 

WMET 1160 AM will carry the Mass of Installation live.

Friday, November 18, 2016

ST. BRIDGET'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY BRUNCH

The traditional "covered dish" event will be held after the 9:00am Mass on December 11th. 



All members of the St. Bridget's community are invited to contribute their favorite breakfast casserole, quiche, breads, muffins, scones,  donuts or fruit trays to the event. 

Please bring your dish to Hobert Hall prior to Mass.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

OUR PRAYER LIST

PLEASE PRAY FOR

JACK CAMERON, EILEEN MANN, MAGGIE O'CONNOR
BILL BOWERMAN, MICHAEL MORROW,
 SARAH BONDERA, JOE OFANO, JULIUS LEE,
CLARENCE BUXTON, MARY MOHL,
ZACHARY JACKSON, and TIM BARNES

To someone to our prayer list contact Becky Jackson at (540) 955 1715

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME!

CONGRATULATIONS TO

William Roger Burke III and Pamela Beth Smulovitz
who were married at St. Bridget's 
on October 8th




WELCOME TO ST. BRIDGET'S

Daniel Coviello 
and
Steve and Linda Crabtree

Thursday, November 03, 2016

NOVEMBER 6TH --- THINGS TO DO AFTER MASS

Join with other members of  our faith community for coffee and donuts in Hobert Hall after the 9:00 Mass and learn  how you can help  as we grow from a mission church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  Church of Winchester to the first Catholic Parish of Clarke County.


When you leave Hobert Hall, drop by the Clarke County Parks and Rec Center just across the street. St. Bridget’s Crafters will be participating in the annual Holiday Craft Show and will have holiday decorations and unique gifts for sale. Start your Christmas shopping early by supporting our Crafters. 100% of the sales by our Crafters benefits St. Bridget’s

NOVEMBER PRAYER LIST

PLEASE PRAY FOR

TO ADD SOMEONE TO THE LIST, CONTACT BECKY JACKSON  (540) 955 - 1715

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

NOVEMBER CALENDAR

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 16 Prayer List

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

JACK CAMERON   EILEEN MANN   MAGGIE O'CONNOR

BILL BOWERMAN    MICHAEL MURROW 

 SARAH BONDURA    and    JULIUS LEE



To add someone to the list contact Becky Jackson 540 955 1715

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME

Congratulations to 
Zoey DiMauro and Evan William Mariast
who were married at St. Bridget's
on September 3


Welcome to our new parishioner
Susan herbert


We Welcome With Great Joy
Cody Eric Leni
who was baptized at St. Bridget's on September 25
and we congratulate his parents
Bryan and Sharon Leni

Tuesday, October 04, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2016

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop of Arlington
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will be the fourth Bishop of Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va.  – Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, 59, to serve as the fourth Bishop of Arlington. Until today, he was serving as Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh.  He succeeds Bishop Paul S. Loverde, 76, who has led the Diocese since 1999.

A press conference will be held today with Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Loverde —and live-streamed (at 10 a.m.) at www.arlingtondiocese.org.   

Bishop Burbidge will assume leadership of the Diocese during a Mass of Installation on December 6, 2016. Until that time, Bishop Loverde will serve as Apostolic Administrator.

A Son of Philadelphia

Bishop Burbidge was born June 16, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the second son of Francis and Shirley Burbidge.  He attended Catholic grade schools and graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, PA, in 1975.  After graduation from high school, he went to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by John Cardinal Krol in 1984.

Service to Catholic Education and Vocations 

Bishop Burbidge holds a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, an M.A. in Education Administration from Villanova University, and a doctorate in Education from Immaculata College.

Then-Father Michael Burbidge’s first priestly assignment was as Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard Church in Philadelphia, where he served for two years. From 1986-1992 he was on the faculties, successively, of Cardinal O’Hara High School, Archbishop Wood High School and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he also served as Dean of Students.

In 1992 then-Father Burbidge was named Administrative Secretary to Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, and served in that capacity until 1999.  In 1998 he was made Honorary Prelate to His Holiness Pope John Paul II, with the title of Monsignor.
Then-Monsignor Burbidge served as Rector of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary from 1999-2004. 

“Walk Humbly with God”

On September 5, 2002, then-Monsignor Burbidge was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia.  He chose as his episcopal motto the words “walk humbly with God”, from the prophet Micah (6:8): “You have been told ... what the Lord requires of you: Only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Bishop Burbidge’s coat of arms includes visual elements which reflect his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Charles Borromeo, Saint Michael (his baptismal patron), as well as the bishop’s Irish ancestry. 

National and Global Service to the Church

Bishop Burbidge’s service to the Catholic Church nationwide and globally reflects his long-standing experience in promoting Catholic education, vocations, catechesis, among many other areas of Church life.
He currently serves as Chair of the USCCB Committee for Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, of which he has been a member since 2007. He is also a member of the Administrative and Communications Committees. Since 2008, Bishop Burbidge has been an advisor for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors.

Bishop Burbidge is also a current member of the Board of Trustees for The Catholic University of America and also served on the Board of Trustees for St. Charles Borromeo Seminary from 2007-2015.
Bishop Burbidge recently completed a 5-year term as Co-Chair of the International Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
He served as a member of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis from 2005-2008, as well as a member of the Conformity Review Team of the Catechism for the Catholic Church.

His Curriculum Vitae is available here, and included in the press materials provided at the press conference.   

Rapid Growth: Diocese of Raleigh (2006-2016)

On June 8, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Burbidge the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh; he was installed in Raleigh on Aug. 4.  As bishop, he has led the Diocese during a period of rapid growth; in the past decade, the number of registered Catholics has increased over 40 percent to an estimated population of 430,000 Catholics. 

Bishop Burbidge’s pastoral priorities in Raleigh have included the following: promotion of the life and dignity of the human person; faith formation and sacramental practice; the promotion of cultural diversity; promotion of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life; implementation of the national pastoral initiative on marriage; effective stewardship of resources; planning for the effective management of growth; and construction of a new cathedral, the dedication of which is planned for July, 2017. 

More information about Bishop Burbidge and the transition will be posted online at arlingtondiocese.org, catholicherald.com, Twitter and Facebook.

Follow @arlingtonchurch and #BishopBurbidge online to join the digital conversation.

About
The Diocese of Arlington is home to more than 600,000 Catholics living in 21 counties and seven cities in central and northern Virginia. Parishioners live out their faith at 69 parishes, five missions, and 17,600 students attend 44 Catholic elementary and high schools.

Contact
Angela Pellerano, Director of Media Relations 703-841-2517 (o) 571-215-8731 (mobile) a.pellerano@arlingtondiocese.org

PARA DISTRIBUCION INMEDIATA: 4 de Octubre el año 2016

El Papa Francisco nombra nuevo Obispo de Arlington

Obispo Michael F. Burbidge será el cuarto Obispo de Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. – El Papa Francisco ha nombrado hoy Obispo Michael F. Burbidge, de 59 años, para servir como el cuarto obispo de Arlington. Hasta hoy, fue  el  Obispo de la Diócesis de Raleigh. Sucede al obispo Paul S. Loverde, de 76 años, que ha llevado a la Diócesis desde 1999.

Una conferencia de prensa se llevará a cabo hoy (10 a.m.) con el Obispo Burbidge y el Obispo Loverde -y en directo por “streaming” en www.arlingtondiocese.org.

Obispo Burbidge asumirá el liderazgo de la Diócesis durante una misa de instalación el 6 de diciembre de 2016. Hasta ese momento, el Obispo Loverde servirá como Administrador Apostólico.

Un Hijo de Philadelphia

Obispo Burbidge nació el 16 de junio de 1957, en Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, el segundo hijo de Francisco y Shirley Burbidge. Asistió a escuelas Católicas y se graduó de Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield, Pennsylvania, en 1975. Después de la graduación de la escuela secundaria, fue a Seminario San Carlos Borromeo y fue ordenado sacerdote de la Arquidiócesis de Philadelphia por el por Cardenal John Krol en 1984.

Servicio de Educación y Vocaciones Católica

Obispo Burbidge sostiene un B. A. en Filosofía y un M. A. en Theology del Seminario San Carlos Borromeo, con un másters en Education Administration de Villanova University, y un  doctorate en Education de Immaculata College.

El primer puesto sacerdotal  de Padre Michael Burbidge era como Vicario Parroquial de la Iglesia de San Bernardo en Philadelphia, donde se desempeñó durante dos años. A partir de 1986-1992 él estuvo en la facultad de Cardinal O’Hara High School,  Archbishop Wood High School y el Seminario San Carlos Borromeo, donde también fue  Decano de Estudiantes.

En 1992 el entonces-Padre Burbidge fue nombrado Secretario Administrativo at Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Arzobispo de Philadelphia, y sirvió en esa capacidad hasta 1999. En 1998 fue nombrado Prelado de honor de Su Santidad el Papa Juan Pablo II, con el título de Monseñor. El entonces-Monseñor Burbidge sirvió como Rector de Seminario San Carlos Borromeo de 1999-2004.

"Caminar humildement con Dios"

El 5 de septiembre de 2002, el entonces-Monseñor Burbidge fue ordenado Obispo Auxiliar de Philadelphia. Se eligió como su lema episcopal la frase "caminar humildemente con  Dios", desde el profeta Miqueas (6: 8): "Se les ha dicho ... lo que el Señor requiere de ti: Solamente hacer el bien y amar la bondad , y humillarte ante tu Dios.”  El “coat of arms” del Obispo Burbidge incluye elementos visuales que reflejan su devoción a la Virgen María, San Carlos Borromeo, San Miguel (su patrón de bautismo), así como de ascendencia Irlandesa del Obispo.


El Servicio Nacional y Mundial de la Iglesia

El servicio de Obispo Burbidge a la Iglesia católica a nivel nacional y mundial refleja  su experiencia de muchos años en la promoción de la educación Católica, vocaciones, la catequesis, entre muchas otras áreas de la vida de la Iglesia.

Ahora es “Chair” del Comité de Obispos para el “USCCB” para el Clero, Vida Consagrada y las Vocaciones, de la que ha sido miembro desde 2007. También es miembro de los Comités de Comunicaciones Administrativa . Desde 2008, el Obispo Burbidge ha sido consejero de la “National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors”.

Obispo Burbidge es también un miembro actual de la Junta de Síndicos de la Universidad Católica de América y también sirvió en la Junta de Síndicos para Seminario San Carlos Borromeo a partir 2007-2015. Obispo Burbidge ha completado recientemente un plazo de 5 años como Co-Presidente del Diálogo Internacional Católica-Pentecostal, patrocinado por el Consejo Pontificio para la Unidad de los Cristianos.

Sirvio como miembro de la Comisión de Evangelización y Catequesis 2005-2008, así como un miembro del equipo de revisión de la conformidad del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica. Su curriculum vitae está incluido en los materiales de prensa en la conferencia de prensa.

Crecimiento rápido: Diócesis de Raleigh (2006-2016)

El 8 de junio de 2006, el Papa Benedicto XVI nombró Obispo Burbidge el quinto Obispo de la Diócesis de Raleigh. La instalación en Raleigh fue el 4 de agosto.  Como Obispo, ha dirigido la Diócesis durante un período de rápido crecimiento; en la última década, el número de Católicos registrados ha aumentado en un 40 por ciento a más de 200.000, con una población estimada de 430.000 católicos.

Las prioridades pastorales del Obispo Burbidge en Raleigh han incluido los siguientes: promoción de la vida y la dignidad de la persona humana; formación en la fe y la práctica sacramental; la promoción de la diversidad cultural; promoción de las vocaciones al sacerdocio ya la vida consagrada; aplicación de la iniciativa pastoral nacional sobre el matrimonio; la administración eficaz de los recursos; la planificación para la gestión eficaz del crecimiento; y la construcción de una nueva catedral, la dedicación de los cuales está prevista para julio de 2017.

Para más información sobre Obispo Burbidge y la transición será publicado en el website arlingtondiocese.org, catholicherald.com, Twitter y Facebook.

About
The Diocese of Arlington is home to more than 600,000 Catholics living in 21 counties and seven cities in central and northern Virginia. Parishioners live out their faith at 69 parishes, five missions, and 17,600 students attend 44 Catholic elementary and high schools.

Contact
Angela Pellerano, Director of Media Relations 703-841-2517 (o) 571-215-8731 (mobile) a.pellerano@arlingtondiocese.org




Friday, September 30, 2016

October Calendar

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October Prayer list

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

JACK CAMERON   EILEEN MANN   MAGGIE O'CONNOR

BILL BOWERMAN  and    MICHAEL MURROW



To add someone to the list contact Becky Jackson 540 955 1715

Thursday, September 15, 2016

St. Bridget's Prayer List


  1. Please Pray For

Jack Cameron, Eileen Mann, Maggie O'Connor

Helen Harris, Bill Bowerman, Tom Maurer

To add someone to our prayer list please contact Becky Jackson (540) 955-1715 

Welcome New Parishioners



Elish Dove

Guillermo and Juana Ortiz and children
Vanessa, Nancy and Emanuel

Bethanne Karabin and children
Macy and Ryan

Edward and Kristen Zaborowski and children
Noelle and Trent

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Call for Volunteers


PLEASE WELCOME OUR SUMMER SEMINARIAN

STEVEN OETJEN, A FIFTH YEAR SEMINARIAN, WILL BE AT SACRED HEART AND ST.BRIDGET'S FOR THE SUMMER.  

ST. BRIDGET'S JULY FIRST PRAYER LIST


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

July Calendar

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

SAVING PLACE, SAVING GRACE

A documentary film, Saving Place, Saving Grace, tells the story of the monks' of Holy Cross Abbey and their efforts to sustain their community and maintain their “sacred ground.” that borders three miles of the Shenandoah River. It portrays the  land stewardship, prayer practice, and work ethic of the Cistercian monks who are the caretakers of  the 1,200 acre monastery property.

The film is still in production and is due to air on PBS this fall. Additional funding is needed to complete the production and post production work on the film. Picture Farmer Films, a film production company based in Winchester, is hosting a series of art events to help fund completion of the documentary.

On June 4 and 5, eminent regional artists gathered at the Holy Cross Abbey and painted scenes from various vantage points on the property.

An exhibit of the works created during that outdoor painting weekend will take place, beginning with an opening reception at the Barns of Rose Hill on Saturday, June 18 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. All are invited to view the exhibit, meet artists, purchase paintings and talk with the film producers.




From June 19 until July 2, the exhibit will be available to the public during regular open hours at the Barns of Rose Hill.

Certain pieces of art will be on preview for the live auction July 2, and patrons may enter silent bids on those pieces through the duration of the exhibit. An end-of-exhibit party on the evening of July 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm will feature film clips and a live auction of paintings

For further information about these events and the documentary, 
visit the website: picturefarmerfilms.com 
or contact Deidra Dain at 540-533-4813or deidra@picturefarmerfilms.com


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

A brief look at a very Fine Picnic

Bob and Ellie did it again !

Thanks for hosting the traditional summer kickoff picnic for the St. Bridget's Community.

Thanks also to the Men's and Women's Clubs

It was a truly fine Picnic

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

St. Bridget's June 12 Prayer List

Please pray for:

Karl Anderson  Jack Cameron  Seth McKay-Smith
Nancy Kenny  Eileen Mann  Bill Bowerman
Helen Harris and Baiba Schletty

To add someone to this list contact Becky J ackson at 540 955 1715

Monday, June 06, 2016

Pope Francis: "God opens His heart to those who pray with humility"



Pope Francis in his catechesis for the General Audience on June 1, said that humble prayer, like that of the publican who said only “O God, have mercy on me, a sinner,” obtains the mercy of God. 


See Youtube Video here

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Feast of the Ascension and Mothers Day



The Feast of the Ascension is the 40th day after Easter. However, the bishops of our province have granted permission to transfer the celebration of the Ascension to the seventh Sunday of Easter.

Accordingly, on Sunday May 8, we will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension and the Mothers' Day Holiday.On that Sunday, the Men's Club of St. Bridget's will host a Mother's Day breakfast in Hobert Hall after the 9 am Mass. All are invited to participate in this event honoring all the Mothers of St. Bridget's. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

OUR PRAYER LIST APRIL 17


WELCOME TO OUR FAITH COMMUNITY

WELCOME!

Larry  and  Marge Krasinski

Joined St. Bridget's in April

Saturday, April 09, 2016

POST SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION



In his seven paragraph introduction to the document, Francis offers a brief reflection on the Synod process and offers a guide for readers of the remainder of the 264 page document.

 What follows are selected  portions of some of the introductory paragraphs:

2. The Synod process allowed for an examination of the situation of families in today’s world, and thus for a broader vision and a renewed awareness of the importance of marriage and the family. The complexity of the issues that arose (during the Synod process) revealed the need for continued open discussion of a number of doctrinal, moral, spiritual, and pastoral questions….

3…I would make it clear that not all discussions of doctrinal, moral or pastoral issues need to be settled by intervention of the magisterium.  Unity of teaching and practice is certainly necessary in the Church, but this does not preclude various ways of interpreting some issues of that teaching or drawing certain conclusions from it. …. Each country or region, moreover, can seek solutions better suited to its culture and sensitive to its traditions and local needs…..

6. I will begin (the Exhortation) with an opening chapter inspired by the Scriptures to set a proper tone.  I will then examine the actual situation of families, in order to keep firmly grounded in reality.  I will go on to recall some essential aspects of the church’s teaching on marriage and the family, thus paving the way for two central chapters dedicated to love.  I will then highlight some pastoral approaches that can guide us in building sound and fruitful homes in accordance with God’s plan, with a full chapter devoted to the raising of children. Finally, I will offer an invitation to mercy and the pastoral discernment of those situations that fall short of what the Lord demands of us, and to conclude with a brief discussion of family spirituality.


7…. I do not recommend a rushed reading of the text.  The greatest benefit, for families themselves and for those engaged in the family apostolate will come if each part is read patiently and carefully, or if attention is paid to parts dealing with their specific needs. It is likely, for example, that married couples will be more concerned with Chapters Four and Five, and pastoral ministers with Chapter Six, while everyone should feel challenged by Chapter Eight…..



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Palm Sunday is the Final Day to Participate in Abba Care's Baby Shower, the SBWC Lenten Project

If you still have not decided what to contribute, 
Check out our earlier online newsletter

Welcome to Our Faith Community

WELCOME!

Joan Samples
and
Kevin and Catherine Celgersmidt and daughter Anna

Who joined St. Bridget's in February

March 20 Prayer List


Friday, March 04, 2016

SPOTLIGHT is not an anti-Catholic Film --- L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO

The weekly online English language version of the Vatican Newspaper L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO carries an article originally published in the February 29 print edition of the Vatican newspaper.



The lead paragraph reads:
Spotlight, the Oscar-winning film, has a compelling plot. The film is not anti-Catholic, as has been written, because it manages to voice the shock and profound pain of the faithful confronting the discovery of these horrendous realities. 




Thursday, March 03, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

ST. BRIDGET'S NEWSLETTER

to an online "extra" issue of St. Bridget's NewsLetter

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Welcome New members of Our Faith Community




Linda and Michael Solma 
 the latest members of our parish family .

Friday, February 19, 2016

Walls and Bridges: The Question and Pope Francis' Answer


Question: "You spoke very eloquently about the problems of immigrants. On the other side of the border, however, there is a rather tough electoral campaign in progress. One of the candidates to the White House, the Republican Donald Trump, recently said in an interview that His Holiness is a man of politics or indeed even a pawn in the hands of the Mexican government to favour a policy of immigration. He has declared that, if elected, he intends to construct a 2,500 kilometre wall along the border between Mexico and the United States, and to deport eleven million illegal immigrants, thus separating families, and so on. I would like to ask, first of all, what you think of these accusations and whether an American Catholic can vote for such a person".


Pope Francis: "I thank God that he has said I am a politician, as Aristotle defined the human being as an 'animal politicus': at least I am a human being! And that I am a pawn … perhaps, I do not know. I will leave that to your judgement, to the people. A person who thinks only of building walls, wherever that may be, and not bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. With regard to what I would advise, to vote or not to vote: I would not like to become involved. I would say only that this man is not Christian. It is necessary to see if he has said these things, and for this reason I would give the benefit of the doubt".

From Vatican Information Service

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

LENTEN DAY OF PRAYER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016


Come to San Damiano in White Post to help make this a more fruitful Lent during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The retreat will be led by Fr. Brendan Bartlett.
  
Check-in begins at 9 am and the day concludes after Mass - about 3 pm.  The cost for the day is $30, which includes lunch. Pre-register by calling San Damiano at 540-868-9220 or 
email h.esparza@arlingtondiocese.org  

To download a registration form - click here

Sunday, February 07, 2016

THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU

As part of our Diocese's "The Light is on for You" program,
St. Bridget's Chapel will be open from 6:30 - 8 PM on every Wednesday evening of Lent for Confessions 

Friday, February 05, 2016

FAITHBOOKING at San Damiano Spiritual Life Center

As explained in this link to  Arlington Catholic Herald:

 "Faithbooking is the act of journaling, scrapbooking or otherwise documenting your faith journey, spiritual practice and religious beliefs in book form."

The first faithbooking retreat in our diocese took place at the San Damiano Spiritual Life Center in White Post on September 11-13, 2015.

Another retreat is scheduled for the Spring of 2016. Check back to this site for more details as they become available.


Our Prayer List February 7


Monday, February 01, 2016

CCD ANNOUNCEMENTS

THERE WILL BE NO CCD CLASS ON FEBRUARY 14


FIRST CONFESSION FOR THE SECOND GRADE ON FEBRUARY 21 AFTER MASS



FOR FURTHER  INFORMATION ABOUT CCD SCHEDULES AND ACTIVITIES


CLICK THIS LINK TO ST. BRIDGET FACEBOOK PAGE

Sunday, January 31, 2016

GO FORTH AS HERALDS OF GOD'S MERCY

The 2016 Bishop's Lenten Appeal is beginning. 

MORE ON THE DIOCESAN WEBSITE

HERE IS A LINK


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FebruaryCalendar

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016