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MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Augustine—Oct. 5th—4:30PM: Lector—Larry O’Reilly; Ministers—Susanne Wolf & Helen Burns; Servers—Loretta Guiton; Rosary—Betty Ellen Hardy St. Augustine—Oct. 6th—8:00AM: Lector—Rosanne Williams; Ministers—Larry Purtell & Dave Curley; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Debbie Purtell St. Augustine—Oct. 6th—10:30AM: Lector—Judy Adams; Ministers—Anne Hawley and Roseanne Rouff; Server—Kiera & Riley Short; Rosary—Ann Zalepa

The Roman Catholic Community of ST. BRIGID PARISH, (St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, Pa. and St. Augustine Church, Silver Lake, Pa.)

DECEASED Please pray for the deceased, especially Albert T. Belinsky who was known to many in our Community. May he rest in peace. Amen. SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle at St. Augustine burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Augustine burns for a Special Intention. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are in Celebration of 40 years of marriage for Lawrence & Christine O’Reilly— given by their Children & Grandchildren. CHURCH CLEANING St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 - Maureen Allen & Bernadette Kanna; Oct. 6 to 12.—the Homan Family. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). PRAYER LIST

Lord, hear our prayers for the sick of our Parish and Community listed below and for those who are not listed and in need of our prayers. Katelyn Andre, Michael Haefner, Bill Jones, Jr., David Zevan, Rita Powers, Debbie Jones, John Spila, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Theresa Baum, Mary Bakay, Donnie Butler, Tommy Williams, Stephen Ambrose, Toni Colardino, Evelyn Palulis, Linda Hollenback, Mary Riley, Jennifer Lynn, Tom Wenman, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, Anna Mae Coleman, Joshua Welch, John Carr, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Evelyn Rounds, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Anna Marbaker, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Pauline VerValen, Adam Kelly, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Rita Flynn, Doddie Mondi, Steve, Len Allen, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Gladys Eastman, Marie Chillemi, and Francis Flynn. May they regain full health. Please pray for the needs in our Parish Intention Books. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen. ARMED FORCES LIST Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish and Community, Cortney Allen, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Reed Shave, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Lukas Crisman, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Taylor Cain, and all who serve with them. May they all be protected and safe from harm and return home soon to their families and friends. Amen. Please call the rectory when the person you put on the Prayer List or Armed Forces List can be removed. If you know of anyone on the list who has passed away, please let us know so that their name can be removed from the list.

(St. Brigid’s Cross)

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT “We the faithful of the Roman Catholic Community of St. Brigid Parish, (St. Francis Xavier and St. Augustine Churches), in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and the Diocese of Scranton, are called through baptism to share in the mission which Jesus Christ has entrusted to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We in this Faith Community, under the leadership of our Bishop and our Pastor, cooperate to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the teaching of the Church, to celebrate the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, for the salvation of all, and to witness by grace to the Kingdom of God so as to promote a culture of life, justice and peace. We especially endeavor to foster spiritual growth and evangelization in our present and future generations by drawing parish members back to active participation.”

P.O. Box 75 • 17 Cottage Street • Friendsville, Pa. 18818 www.ourparishcommunity.com • Phone (570) 553-2288 E-mail: sfxc@epix.net Father Casimir (Cas) Stanis, Pastor Kenneth S. Brennan, Deacon


FUEL SPILL AT ST. FRANCIS Because of a heating fuel spill at St. Francis Hall that has leaked underneath St. Francis Church, all Weekend Masses will be held at St. Augustine Church until further notice. Please inform your friends so that they will be able to get to Mass on time. Weekday Masses usually scheduled for St. Francis Church will be held in the Rectory. Please pray for a quick, successful cleanup of the spill. SHIRTS LEFT FROM THE IRISH FESTIVAL Leftover sweatshirts and t-shirts are being sold at reduced prices. Shirts are available in the back of Church. If you are interested in purchasing one, please call the Parish Office (553-2288). Please help us to get them all sold. T-shirts - (1) Medium; (2) Large; (2) Extra Large—$ 15.00 each

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MASS SCHEDULE 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 40th Anniv. LAWRENCE & CHRISTINE O’REILLY by their Children & Grandchildren 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ROSE CONBOY by Jerry Conboy 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - LIVING & DECEASED OF THE VRABEL & LUTZ FAMILIES by Gail Lutz 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - EUGENE C. MURPHY by the Family 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - SPECIAL INTENTIONS 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - JIM KEENAN by Leo Curley & Donna Betters 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - WALTER GREGG by Zackary Gregg 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JOHN & MAUDE COLEMAN by Fred & Bette Brown 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FR. JOE CONBOY by Larry & Debbie Purtell 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions before & immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 968.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,166.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 938.01. LIFELINES The threat to religious freedom is larger than any single case or issue. It has its roots in the growing secularism of our culture, a secularism that seeks to marginalize the Church from culture and society. … The right to religious freedom is founded upon the intrinsic dignity of the human person. This is an issue of justice since the human person has a right to religious freedom. As Catholics, we must not waver in our defense of this sacred right. ~ Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, “The Right to Religious Freedom,” Today’s Catholic News, June 26, 2013

THANK YOU BRUNCH FOR VOLUNTEERS—SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH Sunday, October 27th, we will be honoring all volunteers in our Parish that have committed to an activity on a regular basis. The 8:00AM Mass on October 27th at St. Francis Xavier will be offered for the volunteers. A brunch for volunteers and their families will be held in Neumann Center beginning at 12 Noon. If you are a member of the following: Parish Council, Finance Council, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Choir, Officers of Altar and Rosary, Altar Servers, CCD Teachers, Food Pantry Coordinator, Adoration Coordinator, this years Fund Raiser Co-chairmen, CYO Moderator, Softball Team Manager, RCIA leaders, Money Counters, or lawn maintenance personnel, you are invited to attend. Please call Homan’s (570-553-2860) or email jhoman@epix. net with number attending so we can prepare for the brunch. HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall, on Saturday, November 2nd, from 5 to 7:30PM. Menu is: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Cost for adults - $ 8.00; Children - $4.00; children under 5 - free. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help make this fund raiser a huge success!!!

We are in need of the following donations: 20 Turkeys (please call Barb Pichette (570-663-2769) or Bette Brown (570-553-2108) if you are able to donate and/or roast a turkey), 25 large cans of chicken broth, 25 lbs frozen green beans, 160 lbs potatoes, 10 lbs celery, 4 lbs onions, 40 cans cranberry sauce, 36 bags/loaves stuffing (or day old bread), coffee, milk, and cider. Please drop donations off at Neumann Hall after the Sunday morning Mass on October 27th. The total amount needed is listed, however any amount of any item you can donate would be really appreciated. Also needed are pies, cakes, or another desserts. These can be dropped off by noon on the day of the Harvest Dinner. There is a sign up sheet in the back of Church, please note what you can donate. There is a second list for workers if you can donate some of your time. Workers are needed Friday, November 1st from 6 to 8PM and Saturday, November 2nd from 9AM to 7PM. If you cannot donate food or time please consider a donation to cover the cost of the turkeys and other food. You can put the money in an envelope marked HARVEST DINNER and drop it in the collection basket. SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND The second collection next weekend is for the Care & Education of Priests. ALTAR & ROSARY NEWS St. Brigid Parish Altar & Rosary Society will meet on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:00PM in St. Brigid Rectory. All members are welcome to attend.


FUEL SPILL AT ST. FRANCIS Because of a heating fuel spill at St. Francis Hall that has leaked underneath St. Francis Church, all Weekend Masses will be held at St. Augustine Church until further notice. Please inform your friends so that they will be able to get to Mass on time. Weekday Masses usually scheduled for St. Francis Church will be held in the Rectory. Please pray for a quick, successful cleanup of the spill. SHIRTS LEFT FROM THE IRISH FESTIVAL Leftover sweatshirts and t-shirts are being sold at reduced prices. Shirts are available in the back of Church. If you are interested in purchasing one, please call the Parish Office (553-2288). Please help us to get them all sold. T-shirts - (1) Medium; (2) Large; (2) Extra Large—$ 15.00 each

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MASS SCHEDULE 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 40th Anniv. LAWRENCE & CHRISTINE O’REILLY by their Children & Grandchildren 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ROSE CONBOY by Jerry Conboy 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - LIVING & DECEASED OF THE VRABEL & LUTZ FAMILIES by Gail Lutz 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - EUGENE C. MURPHY by the Family 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - SPECIAL INTENTIONS 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - JIM KEENAN by Leo Curley & Donna Betters 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - WALTER GREGG by Zackary Gregg 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JOHN & MAUDE COLEMAN by Fred & Bette Brown 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FR. JOE CONBOY by Larry & Debbie Purtell 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions before & immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 968.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,166.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 938.01. LIFELINES The threat to religious freedom is larger than any single case or issue. It has its roots in the growing secularism of our culture, a secularism that seeks to marginalize the Church from culture and society. … The right to religious freedom is founded upon the intrinsic dignity of the human person. This is an issue of justice since the human person has a right to religious freedom. As Catholics, we must not waver in our defense of this sacred right. ~ Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, “The Right to Religious Freedom,” Today’s Catholic News, June 26, 2013

THANK YOU BRUNCH FOR VOLUNTEERS—SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH Sunday, October 27th, we will be honoring all volunteers in our Parish that have committed to an activity on a regular basis. The 8:00AM Mass on October 27th at St. Francis Xavier will be offered for the volunteers. A brunch for volunteers and their families will be held in Neumann Center beginning at 12 Noon. If you are a member of the following: Parish Council, Finance Council, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Choir, Officers of Altar and Rosary, Altar Servers, CCD Teachers, Food Pantry Coordinator, Adoration Coordinator, this years Fund Raiser Co-chairmen, CYO Moderator, Softball Team Manager, RCIA leaders, Money Counters, or lawn maintenance personnel, you are invited to attend. Please call Homan’s (570-553-2860) or email jhoman@epix. net with number attending so we can prepare for the brunch. HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall, on Saturday, November 2nd, from 5 to 7:30PM. Menu is: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Cost for adults - $ 8.00; Children - $4.00; children under 5 - free. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help make this fund raiser a huge success!!!

We are in need of the following donations: 20 Turkeys (please call Barb Pichette (570-663-2769) or Bette Brown (570-553-2108) if you are able to donate and/or roast a turkey), 25 large cans of chicken broth, 25 lbs frozen green beans, 160 lbs potatoes, 10 lbs celery, 4 lbs onions, 40 cans cranberry sauce, 36 bags/loaves stuffing (or day old bread), coffee, milk, and cider. Please drop donations off at Neumann Hall after the Sunday morning Mass on October 27th. The total amount needed is listed, however any amount of any item you can donate would be really appreciated. Also needed are pies, cakes, or another desserts. These can be dropped off by noon on the day of the Harvest Dinner. There is a sign up sheet in the back of Church, please note what you can donate. There is a second list for workers if you can donate some of your time. Workers are needed Friday, November 1st from 6 to 8PM and Saturday, November 2nd from 9AM to 7PM. If you cannot donate food or time please consider a donation to cover the cost of the turkeys and other food. You can put the money in an envelope marked HARVEST DINNER and drop it in the collection basket. SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND The second collection next weekend is for the Care & Education of Priests. ALTAR & ROSARY NEWS St. Brigid Parish Altar & Rosary Society will meet on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:00PM in St. Brigid Rectory. All members are welcome to attend.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Augustine—Oct. 5th—4:30PM: Lector—Larry O’Reilly; Ministers—Susanne Wolf & Helen Burns; Servers—Loretta Guiton; Rosary—Betty Ellen Hardy St. Augustine—Oct. 6th—8:00AM: Lector—Rosanne Williams; Ministers—Larry Purtell & Dave Curley; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Debbie Purtell St. Augustine—Oct. 6th—10:30AM: Lector—Judy Adams; Ministers—Anne Hawley and Roseanne Rouff; Server—Kiera & Riley Short; Rosary—Ann Zalepa

The Roman Catholic Community of ST. BRIGID PARISH, (St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, Pa. and St. Augustine Church, Silver Lake, Pa.)

DECEASED Please pray for the deceased, especially Albert T. Belinsky who was known to many in our Community. May he rest in peace. Amen. SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle at St. Augustine burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Augustine burns for a Special Intention. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are in Celebration of 40 years of marriage for Lawrence & Christine O’Reilly— given by their Children & Grandchildren. CHURCH CLEANING St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 - Maureen Allen & Bernadette Kanna; Oct. 6 to 12.—the Homan Family. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). PRAYER LIST

Lord, hear our prayers for the sick of our Parish and Community listed below and for those who are not listed and in need of our prayers. Katelyn Andre, Michael Haefner, Bill Jones, Jr., David Zevan, Rita Powers, Debbie Jones, John Spila, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Theresa Baum, Mary Bakay, Donnie Butler, Tommy Williams, Stephen Ambrose, Toni Colardino, Evelyn Palulis, Linda Hollenback, Mary Riley, Jennifer Lynn, Tom Wenman, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, Anna Mae Coleman, Joshua Welch, John Carr, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Evelyn Rounds, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Anna Marbaker, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Pauline VerValen, Adam Kelly, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Rita Flynn, Doddie Mondi, Steve, Len Allen, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Gladys Eastman, Marie Chillemi, and Francis Flynn. May they regain full health. Please pray for the needs in our Parish Intention Books. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen. ARMED FORCES LIST Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish and Community, Cortney Allen, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Reed Shave, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Lukas Crisman, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Taylor Cain, and all who serve with them. May they all be protected and safe from harm and return home soon to their families and friends. Amen. Please call the rectory when the person you put on the Prayer List or Armed Forces List can be removed. If you know of anyone on the list who has passed away, please let us know so that their name can be removed from the list.

(St. Brigid’s Cross)

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT “We the faithful of the Roman Catholic Community of St. Brigid Parish, (St. Francis Xavier and St. Augustine Churches), in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and the Diocese of Scranton, are called through baptism to share in the mission which Jesus Christ has entrusted to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We in this Faith Community, under the leadership of our Bishop and our Pastor, cooperate to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the teaching of the Church, to celebrate the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, for the salvation of all, and to witness by grace to the Kingdom of God so as to promote a culture of life, justice and peace. We especially endeavor to foster spiritual growth and evangelization in our present and future generations by drawing parish members back to active participation.”

P.O. Box 75 • 17 Cottage Street • Friendsville, Pa. 18818 www.ourparishcommunity.com • Phone (570) 553-2288 E-mail: sfxc@epix.net Father Casimir (Cas) Stanis, Pastor Kenneth S. Brennan, Deacon


MOM’S HOUSE EVENTS Doug’s Fish Fry will be at the Toys-R-Us parking lot THIS Saturday, until 6PM—Benefits Mom’s House. This year marks Mom’s House 25th Anniversary! We are excited to celebrate the mission of Mom’s House and our 25 years of service to low-income, single parent families in our community. These parents chose to make a better life for their families by pursuing their educational goals. Solution of Hope Banquet – 25th Anniversary will be held Thursday, October 24th, at Traditions at the Glen. Cost is $ 65.00 per person. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30PM and dinner at 6:30PM. Dinner response forms are in the back of the Church. Please pick one up & fill it out if you wish to attend. Please return Dinner Reservation by October 16th to Mom’s House, 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790. A raffle is being held as a fundraiser to help continue Mom’s House Mission. Winnings: 1st - $1,000; 2nd - $500; 3rd - $250. Raffle Sheets are available in the back of the Churches. Please take a copy. You can print off as many copies as you would like, fill them out, and send the tickets/payment to: Mom’s House, 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790. The raffle will be drawn at our 25th Anniversary Solution of Hope Banquet – October 24 at The Tradition at the Glen. Winners do not need to be present at the drawing, and will be notified of their winnings.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE The Little Meadows United Methodist Church will have a Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 19th, from 9AM to 2M. Lunch will be available. Bag sale begins at 1PM. CAPUCHIN SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH—JACKSON A retreat on the Divine Mercy with a talk on Suffering, will be held Monday, September 30th, 11AM to 3PM at the Capuchin Sisters Retreat Center, Jackson, Pa. Tea & coffee will be available. Pack a picnic lunch. There is no registration fee, only a good will offering. Time will be available for Confession & Mass will be celebrated. For more information call Annette Corrigan (570-280-2246). DIOCESAN YEAR OF FAITH CELEBRATION AGE TO AGE: GENERATIONS OF FAITH—A CONCERT You are invited to Age to Age: Generations of Faith – a concert event on Friday, October 4th, 7:30-9:00PM at Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton, PA. A concert like no other! Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte, and Curtis Stephan, three generations of Catholic musicians, come together to share their music with one another and with you! Steve, Curtis, Dan and Steve, formed by the Church at different seasons of her history, share something in common—the faith that has been passed down to them. Though their musical expressions might vary, their common baptism is the river that flows through their lives, giving heartbeat to the composer within. Tickets are $10.00 online at www.dioceseofscranton.org. WORSHIP & WORKSHOPS & REGISTRATION FOR DIOCESAN CONGRESS Worship and Workshops associated with the Diocesan Year of Faith Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 5th, from 9AM to 5PM at the University of Scranton. There is still time to register for the

Diocesan Congress being held next weekend. Full program description and details for registration with check or credit card online at www.dioceseofscranton.org or call Jennifer 570-207-2213 in the Diocesan Office for Parish Life. We’ll see you there! RETREATS AT ST. GABRIEL’S RETREAT CENTER On October 18-20 a “Preached Retreat” will be held for Men and Women at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit. The Retreat begins on Friday evening at 7:00PM and ends after the noon meal on Sunday. (No meals are served on Friday.) This Retreat is called “The Passion of Jesus and My Passion”, directed by Brother Andre Mathieu, of Saint Ann’s Basilica. Retreat fees are $ 90.00. A $ 15.00 deposit is required. For more information, please call the Retreat Center Office: 570 586- 4957 or email to kporter@epix.net.

A Professional Catholic Men’s Retreat will be held October 25 to 27, beginning Friday at 6:00PM and ending Sunday at 1:30PM. This Retreat is open to all Catholic men...M.D.’s, male Nurses, E.M. T’s, Policemen, Knights of Columbus Members, Communications Media, Hospital Workers...have you been away? Come back! Bring your sons or grandsons. You must be 18 or older to attend. The Retreat is directed by Passionist Fr. Lee Havey, CP, of Saint Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. Meet with other Catholic Men. Step Back – Take a Rest!! Enjoy a weekend with Jesus. To Register Call: Roy Westburgh at 570-685-1791. For more information call the Retreat Office: 570-586-4957.

Priest Care and Education: “Answering God’s call to a life of sacrifice and service administering to His people” Our priests unconditionally answer the call to “Serve with Love” by responding to the ever increasing needs throughout our Diocese. Contributions to the Annual Appeal fund ongoing formation of our priests, permanent deacons, seminarians and deacon candidates. These funds also help us care for and support our 111 retired or ill priests, many of whom continue to generously assist with the celebration of Masses, the visitation of the sick and by offering spiritual guidance to all in need. They also assist the Vocations Office, which has been blessed with encouraging growth, in guiding those who are considering priesthood through a comprehensive discernment process. We are grateful to currently have 12 seminarians pursuing the priesthood in the Diocese of Scranton. Your gift to the Annual Appeal directly supports the celebration of the Eucharist, proclamation of the Gospel, administration of the Sacraments and devotions within our parish communities. St. Brigid Parish Appeal goal is $ 23,750.00, the same amount as last year. CCD NEWS CCD class have begun for the 2013/14 school year. Classes meet at Neumann Hall, Choconut, at 9:10AM on Sunday mornings. All students Kindergarten thru 12th grade are eligible to attend. STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS: Student Registration forms are in the back of the Church. Please take one per student. You can return them in the collection basket or return them to the student’s teacher. Forms may also be returned to our CCD Coordinator, Susie Reichlen. If you have any questions about CCD Classes, please call Susie at (570-553-2618). ADULT EDUCATION COURSE An Adult Education Course called "Managing the Media Wisely" is being held for (4) weeks, beginning this week. This free course runs 9:10-10:10AM Sundays at Neumann Hall in the kitchen. All adults of the Parish are welcome to attend. RCIA Classes will begin soon for anyone interested in participating in the RCIA Program. This is for anyone who would like to become a Catholic. If you are interested, please call the rectory (570-553-2288) or speak with Deacon Ken as soon as possible. PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need-not just Parishioners), please contact Rosalynd Perlick-Spenser (570-663-2212), Susie Reichlen (570-553-2618), or Mary Keenan (570-553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION We cannot comprehend on earth the blessings that come from a regular holy hour. Our parish has been blessed with daily Eucharistic Adoration for 18 years now. We are in need of someone who would be willing to be a regular adorer from 2-3PM weekly on Friday. If you feel that God is calling you to make this commitment, please call Andrea at 607-669-4875. FOOD PANTRY NEWS Our local Food Pantry is accepting fresh produce. If you have produce and would like to donate, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer at 570-663-2212. CYO BASKETBALL The Catholic youth (7th to 12th grades) are welcome and encouraged to participate in 2013-2014 basketball programs. If you are interested, please send an email to StBrigidSports@gmail.com with the name, grade, age, and the parent’s contact email or phone number and we will get back to you with more information. Questions are welcome.


MOM’S HOUSE EVENTS Doug’s Fish Fry will be at the Toys-R-Us parking lot THIS Saturday, until 6PM—Benefits Mom’s House. This year marks Mom’s House 25th Anniversary! We are excited to celebrate the mission of Mom’s House and our 25 years of service to low-income, single parent families in our community. These parents chose to make a better life for their families by pursuing their educational goals. Solution of Hope Banquet – 25th Anniversary will be held Thursday, October 24th, at Traditions at the Glen. Cost is $ 65.00 per person. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30PM and dinner at 6:30PM. Dinner response forms are in the back of the Church. Please pick one up & fill it out if you wish to attend. Please return Dinner Reservation by October 16th to Mom’s House, 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790. A raffle is being held as a fundraiser to help continue Mom’s House Mission. Winnings: 1st - $1,000; 2nd - $500; 3rd - $250. Raffle Sheets are available in the back of the Churches. Please take a copy. You can print off as many copies as you would like, fill them out, and send the tickets/payment to: Mom’s House, 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790. The raffle will be drawn at our 25th Anniversary Solution of Hope Banquet – October 24 at The Tradition at the Glen. Winners do not need to be present at the drawing, and will be notified of their winnings.

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE The Little Meadows United Methodist Church will have a Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 19th, from 9AM to 2M. Lunch will be available. Bag sale begins at 1PM. CAPUCHIN SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH—JACKSON A retreat on the Divine Mercy with a talk on Suffering, will be held Monday, September 30th, 11AM to 3PM at the Capuchin Sisters Retreat Center, Jackson, Pa. Tea & coffee will be available. Pack a picnic lunch. There is no registration fee, only a good will offering. Time will be available for Confession & Mass will be celebrated. For more information call Annette Corrigan (570-280-2246). DIOCESAN YEAR OF FAITH CELEBRATION AGE TO AGE: GENERATIONS OF FAITH—A CONCERT You are invited to Age to Age: Generations of Faith – a concert event on Friday, October 4th, 7:30-9:00PM at Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton, PA. A concert like no other! Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte, and Curtis Stephan, three generations of Catholic musicians, come together to share their music with one another and with you! Steve, Curtis, Dan and Steve, formed by the Church at different seasons of her history, share something in common—the faith that has been passed down to them. Though their musical expressions might vary, their common baptism is the river that flows through their lives, giving heartbeat to the composer within. Tickets are $10.00 online at www.dioceseofscranton.org. WORSHIP & WORKSHOPS & REGISTRATION FOR DIOCESAN CONGRESS Worship and Workshops associated with the Diocesan Year of Faith Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 5th, from 9AM to 5PM at the University of Scranton. There is still time to register for the

Diocesan Congress being held next weekend. Full program description and details for registration with check or credit card online at www.dioceseofscranton.org or call Jennifer 570-207-2213 in the Diocesan Office for Parish Life. We’ll see you there! RETREATS AT ST. GABRIEL’S RETREAT CENTER On October 18-20 a “Preached Retreat” will be held for Men and Women at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit. The Retreat begins on Friday evening at 7:00PM and ends after the noon meal on Sunday. (No meals are served on Friday.) This Retreat is called “The Passion of Jesus and My Passion”, directed by Brother Andre Mathieu, of Saint Ann’s Basilica. Retreat fees are $ 90.00. A $ 15.00 deposit is required. For more information, please call the Retreat Center Office: 570 586- 4957 or email to kporter@epix.net.

A Professional Catholic Men’s Retreat will be held October 25 to 27, beginning Friday at 6:00PM and ending Sunday at 1:30PM. This Retreat is open to all Catholic men...M.D.’s, male Nurses, E.M. T’s, Policemen, Knights of Columbus Members, Communications Media, Hospital Workers...have you been away? Come back! Bring your sons or grandsons. You must be 18 or older to attend. The Retreat is directed by Passionist Fr. Lee Havey, CP, of Saint Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. Meet with other Catholic Men. Step Back – Take a Rest!! Enjoy a weekend with Jesus. To Register Call: Roy Westburgh at 570-685-1791. For more information call the Retreat Office: 570-586-4957.

Priest Care and Education: “Answering God’s call to a life of sacrifice and service administering to His people” Our priests unconditionally answer the call to “Serve with Love” by responding to the ever increasing needs throughout our Diocese. Contributions to the Annual Appeal fund ongoing formation of our priests, permanent deacons, seminarians and deacon candidates. These funds also help us care for and support our 111 retired or ill priests, many of whom continue to generously assist with the celebration of Masses, the visitation of the sick and by offering spiritual guidance to all in need. They also assist the Vocations Office, which has been blessed with encouraging growth, in guiding those who are considering priesthood through a comprehensive discernment process. We are grateful to currently have 12 seminarians pursuing the priesthood in the Diocese of Scranton. Your gift to the Annual Appeal directly supports the celebration of the Eucharist, proclamation of the Gospel, administration of the Sacraments and devotions within our parish communities. St. Brigid Parish Appeal goal is $ 23,750.00, the same amount as last year. CCD NEWS CCD class have begun for the 2013/14 school year. Classes meet at Neumann Hall, Choconut, at 9:10AM on Sunday mornings. All students Kindergarten thru 12th grade are eligible to attend. STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS: Student Registration forms are in the back of the Church. Please take one per student. You can return them in the collection basket or return them to the student’s teacher. Forms may also be returned to our CCD Coordinator, Susie Reichlen. If you have any questions about CCD Classes, please call Susie at (570-553-2618). ADULT EDUCATION COURSE An Adult Education Course called "Managing the Media Wisely" is being held for (4) weeks, beginning this week. This free course runs 9:10-10:10AM Sundays at Neumann Hall in the kitchen. All adults of the Parish are welcome to attend. RCIA Classes will begin soon for anyone interested in participating in the RCIA Program. This is for anyone who would like to become a Catholic. If you are interested, please call the rectory (570-553-2288) or speak with Deacon Ken as soon as possible. PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need-not just Parishioners), please contact Rosalynd Perlick-Spenser (570-663-2212), Susie Reichlen (570-553-2618), or Mary Keenan (570-553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION We cannot comprehend on earth the blessings that come from a regular holy hour. Our parish has been blessed with daily Eucharistic Adoration for 18 years now. We are in need of someone who would be willing to be a regular adorer from 2-3PM weekly on Friday. If you feel that God is calling you to make this commitment, please call Andrea at 607-669-4875. FOOD PANTRY NEWS Our local Food Pantry is accepting fresh produce. If you have produce and would like to donate, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer at 570-663-2212. CYO BASKETBALL The Catholic youth (7th to 12th grades) are welcome and encouraged to participate in 2013-2014 basketball programs. If you are interested, please send an email to StBrigidSports@gmail.com with the name, grade, age, and the parent’s contact email or phone number and we will get back to you with more information. Questions are welcome.

Bulletin september 29, 2013