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MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Sept. 15th—4:30PM: Lector—Bette Brown; Ministers—Cathy O’Reilly & Kylie Keenan; Server—Loretta Guiton; Rosary—Cathy Adams St. Francis—Sept. 16th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy & Susanne Wolf; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Jeff Williams St. Augustine—Sept. 16th—10:30AM: Lector—Johanna Higgins; Ministers—Michelle Gatto & Volunteer needed; Servers—Christopher & Kaili Higgins; Rosary—Ann Zalepa

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

SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of September—Laura Legg. St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 9 to 15—Ginny Schmitt; Sept. 16 to 22—Carol Saravitz Renee Kimmel. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES To provide flowers for St. Augustine sign up on the sheet in back of the Church or call Barbara Mahoney (663-3010). 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, Donnie Butler, Nancy Jellick, Tommy Williams, Stephen & Mary Ann Ambrose, Mary Coyle, Toni Colardino, Linda Hollenback, Mary Bakay, Mary Riley, Jennifer Lynn, Tom Wenman, Tyler Fletcher, Evelyn Palulis, Anna Mae Coleman, Jerry & Theresa Lynch, Pat Dube, Joshua Welch, Richard Hutchinson, John Carr, Roma Laboda, Jean Ryan, Joshua Kaminski, Aleisya Abrams, Chuck Sidener, Maureen Rothwell, Kathy Holt, John Daly, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Frank Hutchinson, Patricia Flynn, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George & Irene Kotch, Dorothy Angel, Ida Ellis, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Franny Coleman, G. D., Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Chuck McNeil, Evelyn Rounds, A. H., Chris Carlisle, Jr., Will Bennett, Carol Jones, Janice Russell, Bill Wilcox, M. M., Carl Miller, Ken Teel, Gene Fox, Chris Coleman, Marie Ray, Walter O’Rourke, Candy Coney, Nathan Dallmann, Bill Phalen, and William Chaney . 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, Joe Jones, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Jeffrey Evans, Shane Kalpokas, Joshua Arey, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Roger Raub, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Adam Nelson, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Jason Raymond, 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 & Sean Plitt, Paul Lewandowski, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Patrick McGuigan, 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. PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need -- not just parish members), please contact one of the following people: Rosalynd Perlick-Spenser (663-2212), Susie Reichlen (553-2618), or Mary Keenan (553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention. ADORATION HOURS OPEN! GOD richly blesses you & your family when you take time out of your busy schedule for HIM. Could you spend (1) hour with ME? Please call Andrea Chen (1-607669-4875), for available hours.

(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


IRISH FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2012

MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JOHN CADDEN by Tom Golden St. AugustineChurch - 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - JOSEPH MCGOWAN, JOSEPH MANN, AND HELEN MCGOWAN by Frank & Helen Burns St. Francis Church - ANNA MAE KEENAN by Lucy McCarthy & Family St. Augustine Church - (Birthday) MARK HURLEY by Allen Hayes St. Francis Church - WANDA & STEVE PURR by Joe Purr St. Francis Church - MARY BAHAN by the Estate St. Francis Church - WALTER GREGG by Myranda Gregg St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ED CONBOY by Marge Murphy St. Augustine Church - PETER JAEGER by Heidi Jaeger

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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) $ 811.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,135.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,453.00. LIFELINES Using seductive euphemisms for situational killing … [promoters of assisted suicide] deliberately distort end-of-life care and options while fanning the flames of fear of intractable suffering at death. … In reality, the assisted suicide laws in Oregon and Washington are severely flawed and really don’t provide protections for patients. For example, patients accessing assisted suicide are supposed to be of sound mind. Yet fully 25% of patients given prescriptions for lethal overdoses were found to be depressed. Many others had anxiety. The practice is supposed to be reviewed by state officials, yet the only data reported in the States of Oregon and Washington comes from second-or even third-hand reports from the doctors who wrote the prescription. Most of the doctors (about 90%) weren’t even present at the time their patients took the drug overdose, thus, they really don’t know what happened. ~ William L. Toffler, MD, “Life Matters: Doctor-Assisted Death by Suicide,” Respect Life Program 2012

CEAD MILE FAILTE!!! Welcome to our 29th Irish Festival here in beautiful Friendsville, Pennsylvania! Welcome to all our parishioners, relatives, friends and visitors. May Saints Patrick and Brigid of Ireland, Saint Francis Xavier, and Saint Augustine intercede for you all. May God’s blessings be yours in abundance today and every day. Thank you for joining us. We hope you have a great time! CHANCE BOOKS If you haven’t turned your chance books in yet, you may do so either in the collection basket or at the Chance Book table at the Festival. DONATIONS FOR BASKET OF CHEER Thank you to everyone who donated to the Basket of Cheer this year. We had $ 345.00 donated, as well as other items. A very nice Basket of Cheer was put together again this year! BEER FOR IRISH FESTIVAL Thank you to all of our generous parishioners and friends who have donated halves of beer for the Festival. All halves were donated again this year. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. WINE FOR FESTIVAL The wine for the Irish Festival was also donated. Thank you to those generous people! MONDAY IS CLEAN UP DAY Monday, September 10th is clean up after the Festival Day. Workers are needed to help with final clean up of the Festival Grounds. Tents and the fence need to be taken down as well as final clean up in the Hall. If you are available Monday morning, please come to Friendsville to help!!! COLLECTION FOR THE CARE & EDUCATION OF PRIESTS Thank you to everyone for your generosity in last weeks collection for the Care & Education of Priests. The collection totaled $ 461.50. HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall on Saturday, October 13th. We will be looking for donations of food. We will also need people to donate their time to help. Details will be in next week’s bulletin. The proceeds from the Dinner will be used to repair/rebuild the refrigerator at Neumann Hall. The refrigerator has completely stopped working and would be very expensive to replace. RCIA Classes will begin soon for all those people 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 (570553-2288) or speak with Deacon Ken as soon as possible.


HOOLEY The 9th Annual 1/2-way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley will be held Friday, September 14th, from 7 to 11PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 136 Park Ave, Binghamton. A 50/50 Raffle will be held, proceeds to benefit G & E Therapies Summer Camp for Children with Autism or PDD. For 50/50 tickets, contact 607-621-7798 or 607-648-8131. Music is by “OLD FRIENDS”. Also featured will be Irish Dancers and Pipers. Advance Admission is $ 12 / $15 at the Door. Ages 6-16 / $ 5; 5 and under are free. No alcohol under 21. Limited tickets. Price includes beer, soda, coffee & snacks. Food will be available for purchase. There will be a Chinese Auction and various raffles. For raffle basket donations, contact 607-729-5244. For admission tickets call 607-724-5794 or pick up tickets at; AOH Hall—148 Main Street, Binghamton/607-724-5588; The Beef—62 Leroy Street, Binghamton/607-779-2333/Giblin’s— 256 Main Street, Johnson City/607-798-1965. For more information contact us at BinghamtonHooley@aol.com Sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 1 & 2. MOM’S HOUSE NEWS Reconstruction of our facility at Mom’s House is now complete, and we are thrilled to be “back home” at our original site – 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City. We invite you to an Open House on September 27 from 4:30-7:00PM. You are invited to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:30; tours of the facility, food and beverages from 4:30-7:00PM. Come over and see us. A couple of fundraising events are coming up to help defray the cost of replacing the many items that were lost in the flood. Doug’s Fish Fry—Friday, September 28th - 11AM to 6PM, at Century 21-Sbarra & Wells, 201 Oakdale Road, Johnson City. Solution of Hope Banquet—Thursday, October 28th, Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell. Social Hour at 5:30PM; Dinner catered by Cortese Restaurant at 6:30PM. Cost is $ 50.00 per person.

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION VIA THE WEINBERG FOOD BANK This free food distribution is for RESIDENTS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNT ONLY. Distribution will be held on Tuesday, September 18th, from 11AM to 1PM and 5PM to 7PM, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church. Any resident of Susquehanna County who needs food is welcome to come. WINTER COAT DRIVE Little Meadows United Methodist Church is again collecting winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. Especially needed are infant and children’s coats. Boxes are located at the DandyMart plaza, and at First Liberty Bank, both in Little Meadows. Donations can also be dropped off in the back of St. Francis & St. Augustine Churches. Distribution times will be announced. UP AND OVER Up and Over is scheduled for Friday, September 14th through Sunday, September 16th at Fatima Renewal Center. The weekend is for 7th and 8th graders and focuses on a theme of teamwork and recognizing the ways God has gifted them. The weekend includes a number of fun activities and events, including an outdoor obstacle course on the beautiful grounds. In addition, there will be Mass, a movie, opportunities for free time, all you can eat buffet style meals, your own private room (double rooms can be arranged at request from parents during registration), and lots of time to get to know new friends! Join us for what is always a great time! For more information, please check the Fatima website, or email (mclanek3@gmail.com), or Sarah Mountain at the Fatima Office. Cost of the weekend is $115.00. If you need help with finances, please call the parish office (553-2288). CAPUCHIN SISTERS OF NAZARETH The Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth are hosting a “Vocation Discernment Retreat”, for women ages 16 to 30. The dates are Friday, September 28th thru Sunday, September 30th, 2012. The Retreat begins at 4:00PM on Friday and continues thru 11:30AM on Sunday. The Retreat will be held at: Mother of the Eucharist Convent, 6100 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport, Pa. 17702. Reservations are required—please call Sr. Christina at 570-745-3334. The Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth is a Catholic Franciscan community of women religious who are apostolic contemplatives. Their prayer life is centered on Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, with daily Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A rich, strong, communal life unites them as a true family where their joy, as Brides of Christ, witnesses to the world the Good News of the Gospel. Contemplatives in Action: As apostolic contemplatives, the sister’s love for God overflows to His materially and spiritually poor ones by means of evangelization in parish mission, retreat and youth ministry, catechesis, and home visits. The Capuchin sisters are faithful to the Holy Roman Catholic Church and promote her teachings. Young women who are seriously discerning religious life are invited to spend a weekend with the sisters. Experience the joy of religious life through: Mass; Eucharistic Adoration; Chanted Divine Office; Conferences on Discernment; Recreation with the Sisters. Call Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 9AM to 11:30AM; 1PM to 4:30PM; and 7PM to 8:15PM (570-745-3334). http://www.penitents.org/capuchinsisters.html


CCD NEWS FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: The first CCD class of the year will be held on Sunday, September 16th. CCD Classes meet at Neumann Hall, Choconut, at 9:10AM on Sunday mornings. STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS: Student Registration forms are in the back of the Churches. Please take one per student. You can return them in the collection basket or return them to the student’s teacher on the first day of class. You may also return them to our CCD Coordinator, Susie Reichlen. Her phone number is (553-2618). If you have any questions about CCD Classes, please call Susie. CONFIRMATION CLASSES begin this Fall. Confirmation will be held in the fall of 2014, for students entering grades 5, 6 & 7 this year. If you are in a higher grade and haven’t been Confirmed you are also welcome to attend classes. Students are required to have two full years of preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, so if your son or daughter wishes to receive Confirmation in 2014 they should begin attending classes this September. FIRST COMMUNION will be held in May of 2013 for students in 2nd grade or older students who have not yet received the Sacrament. PROGRAM POLICY: All students in grades K thru 12 from our Parishes should be enrolled in Classes for Religious Instruction. Classes for grades 9 thru 12 are currently being offered at the Neumann Center. All 9th thru 12th grade students should be in attendance. Classes meet regularly on designated Sundays beginning September 16th. Classes BEGIN at 9:10AM and END at 10:10AM. CLASSES WILL BE HELD FOR (1) FULL HOUR EACH WEEK. Regular attendance is important for effective instruction! Lateness is an unnecessary distraction to class members and no parent should expect their child to be dismissed early without good reason and without informing the child’s teacher in advance. Students should be present and ready to begin classes on time! Illness or other causes may make occasional absence from class unavoidable. When such absences occur, parents should inform their child’s teacher of the cause. Parents should expect inquiries from the teacher and/or Father Cas if more than (1) unexcused absence occurs.

NEWS FROM THE SCRANTON DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN The Scranton Diocesan Council of Catholic Women would like to bring to your attention the Feast Day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrated on Sept. 14. We celebrate this important feast to recall the historic event of the finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine. Upon discovering the True Cross on Calvary she commissioned a church to be built over the site. The church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated on Sept. 13, 335 and is today regarded as the holiest spot on earth by Christians of all denominations. The cross is a constant witness and reminder of our faith in Jesus Christ who died to set us free. It is a symbol of our faith in the crucified and risen one, our Lord Jesus Christ. Look around your home and surroundings and be sure that a crucifix is visibly displayed. Kneel before it and pray the Apostles Creed as a profession of faith and your Catholic beliefs. VIRTUS PROGRAM Interested in supporting and protecting our children’s future? Then please consider attending the Diocesan-sponsored VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program. This training session is required for all adult volunteers who work a minimum of 20 hours or more per year with children. During the three-hour training, a facilitator, who will teach you the tools and show you the resources to maintain a safe environment for all children, will incorporate techniques in a discussion format to help you recognize the warning signs of child sexual abuse and how to respond to it appropriately and effectively. Please consider joining on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 3 to 6PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Dushore, (St. Basil Hall) to take part in this vital program to help safeguard our most vulnerable and precious gifts: our children. The session details are listed below as well as on our website. Thank you for your cooperation and your willingness to protect all our children and to keep them safe. Please call the parish at 928-8865 to register and for directions. GUARDIAN OF THE REDEEMER CATHOLIC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP The Guardian of the Redeemer Catholic Men's Fellowship and St. Monica's Parish will host another Dinner and a Movie on Saturday, October 6th. The movie will be "October Baby" a powerful Pro-Life film shown on St. Monica's big screen TV. The movie is rated PG 13. A covered dish supper will begin after the 4:00PM Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 8th Street, West Wyoming. No admission charge except a covered dish to share with others attending the event. If you are coming call St. Monica's office to make a reservation—693-1991. Hope you will begin Respect Life Month with us.


IRISH FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2012

MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JOHN CADDEN by Tom Golden St. AugustineChurch - 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - JOSEPH MCGOWAN, JOSEPH MANN, AND HELEN MCGOWAN by Frank & Helen Burns St. Francis Church - ANNA MAE KEENAN by Lucy McCarthy & Family St. Augustine Church - (Birthday) MARK HURLEY by Allen Hayes St. Francis Church - WANDA & STEVE PURR by Joe Purr St. Francis Church - MARY BAHAN by the Estate St. Francis Church - WALTER GREGG by Myranda Gregg St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ED CONBOY by Marge Murphy St. Augustine Church - PETER JAEGER by Heidi Jaeger

Sat. Sept.

8

4:30PM St. Francis

Sun. Sept.

9

8:00AM 11:00AM

Mon. Sept. Tue. Sept. Wed. Sept. Thur. Sept. Fri. Sept. Sat. Sept.

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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) $ 811.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,135.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,453.00. LIFELINES Using seductive euphemisms for situational killing … [promoters of assisted suicide] deliberately distort end-of-life care and options while fanning the flames of fear of intractable suffering at death. … In reality, the assisted suicide laws in Oregon and Washington are severely flawed and really don’t provide protections for patients. For example, patients accessing assisted suicide are supposed to be of sound mind. Yet fully 25% of patients given prescriptions for lethal overdoses were found to be depressed. Many others had anxiety. The practice is supposed to be reviewed by state officials, yet the only data reported in the States of Oregon and Washington comes from second-or even third-hand reports from the doctors who wrote the prescription. Most of the doctors (about 90%) weren’t even present at the time their patients took the drug overdose, thus, they really don’t know what happened. ~ William L. Toffler, MD, “Life Matters: Doctor-Assisted Death by Suicide,” Respect Life Program 2012

CEAD MILE FAILTE!!! Welcome to our 29th Irish Festival here in beautiful Friendsville, Pennsylvania! Welcome to all our parishioners, relatives, friends and visitors. May Saints Patrick and Brigid of Ireland, Saint Francis Xavier, and Saint Augustine intercede for you all. May God’s blessings be yours in abundance today and every day. Thank you for joining us. We hope you have a great time! CHANCE BOOKS If you haven’t turned your chance books in yet, you may do so either in the collection basket or at the Chance Book table at the Festival. DONATIONS FOR BASKET OF CHEER Thank you to everyone who donated to the Basket of Cheer this year. We had $ 345.00 donated, as well as other items. A very nice Basket of Cheer was put together again this year! BEER FOR IRISH FESTIVAL Thank you to all of our generous parishioners and friends who have donated halves of beer for the Festival. All halves were donated again this year. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. WINE FOR FESTIVAL The wine for the Irish Festival was also donated. Thank you to those generous people! MONDAY IS CLEAN UP DAY Monday, September 10th is clean up after the Festival Day. Workers are needed to help with final clean up of the Festival Grounds. Tents and the fence need to be taken down as well as final clean up in the Hall. If you are available Monday morning, please come to Friendsville to help!!! COLLECTION FOR THE CARE & EDUCATION OF PRIESTS Thank you to everyone for your generosity in last weeks collection for the Care & Education of Priests. The collection totaled $ 461.50. HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall on Saturday, October 13th. We will be looking for donations of food. We will also need people to donate their time to help. Details will be in next week’s bulletin. The proceeds from the Dinner will be used to repair/rebuild the refrigerator at Neumann Hall. The refrigerator has completely stopped working and would be very expensive to replace. RCIA Classes will begin soon for all those people 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 (570553-2288) or speak with Deacon Ken as soon as possible.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Sept. 15th—4:30PM: Lector—Bette Brown; Ministers—Cathy O’Reilly & Kylie Keenan; Server—Loretta Guiton; Rosary—Cathy Adams St. Francis—Sept. 16th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy & Susanne Wolf; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Jeff Williams St. Augustine—Sept. 16th—10:30AM: Lector—Johanna Higgins; Ministers—Michelle Gatto & Volunteer needed; Servers—Christopher & Kaili Higgins; Rosary—Ann Zalepa

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

SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of September—Laura Legg. St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 9 to 15—Ginny Schmitt; Sept. 16 to 22—Carol Saravitz Renee Kimmel. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES To provide flowers for St. Augustine sign up on the sheet in back of the Church or call Barbara Mahoney (663-3010). 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, Donnie Butler, Nancy Jellick, Tommy Williams, Stephen & Mary Ann Ambrose, Mary Coyle, Toni Colardino, Linda Hollenback, Mary Bakay, Mary Riley, Jennifer Lynn, Tom Wenman, Tyler Fletcher, Evelyn Palulis, Anna Mae Coleman, Jerry & Theresa Lynch, Pat Dube, Joshua Welch, Richard Hutchinson, John Carr, Roma Laboda, Jean Ryan, Joshua Kaminski, Aleisya Abrams, Chuck Sidener, Maureen Rothwell, Kathy Holt, John Daly, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Frank Hutchinson, Patricia Flynn, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George & Irene Kotch, Dorothy Angel, Ida Ellis, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Franny Coleman, G. D., Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Chuck McNeil, Evelyn Rounds, A. H., Chris Carlisle, Jr., Will Bennett, Carol Jones, Janice Russell, Bill Wilcox, M. M., Carl Miller, Ken Teel, Gene Fox, Chris Coleman, Marie Ray, Walter O’Rourke, Candy Coney, Nathan Dallmann, Bill Phalen, and William Chaney . 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, Joe Jones, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Jeffrey Evans, Shane Kalpokas, Joshua Arey, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Roger Raub, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Adam Nelson, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Jason Raymond, 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 & Sean Plitt, Paul Lewandowski, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Patrick McGuigan, 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. PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need -- not just parish members), please contact one of the following people: Rosalynd Perlick-Spenser (663-2212), Susie Reichlen (553-2618), or Mary Keenan (553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention. ADORATION HOURS OPEN! GOD richly blesses you & your family when you take time out of your busy schedule for HIM. Could you spend (1) hour with ME? Please call Andrea Chen (1-607669-4875), for available hours.

(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


Sept 09,2012 Bulletin