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


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