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MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Oct. 27th—4:30PM: Lector—Mike Dovin; Ministers—Kylie Keenan & Cathy O’Reilly; Server—Anna Wheaton; Rosary—volunteer needed for ENTIRE ROSARY St. Francis—Oct. 28th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Helen Burns & Mary K. Manjerovic; Servers—Curtis & Madeline Spila; Rosary—volunteer needed for ENTIRE ROSARY St. Augustine—Oct. 28th—10:30AM: Lector—Johanna Higgins; Ministers—Christopher and Kaili Higgins; Servers—Bob Allen & Volunteer needed; 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 William Meehan, brother of John Meehan. We also pray for Geraldine (Fitzgerald) Pierson who was known to many in our Parish. May they rest in peace. Amen. 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. A Devotional Candle at St. Augustine burns for the soul of Josephine Litwin Lewandoski for her birthday, requested by Deborah Lewandoski. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaners for the month of October—Mary Keenan & Joyce Barnum. St. Augustine cleaners Oct. 21 to 27 -Heidi Jaeger & Barbara Gurney; Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 - Heidi Jaeger & Barbara Gurney. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). FLOWERS FOR ST. AUGUSTINE To provide flowers for St. Augustine sign up on the sheet in back of the Church. 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, Will Bennett, Carol Jones, Janice Russell, Bill Wilcox, M. M., Carl Miller, Ken Teel, Gene Fox, Walter O’Rourke, Candy Coney, Nathan Dallmann, William Chaney, Joe LaFrance, Bucky Picciano, Dakota Lutz, Megan Priestner, Bill Cadden, Mary, Mary Cadden, Sue Rathbone, Dick Layton, and Marilyn Quick. 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 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.

(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


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION—TODAY Today is World Mission Sunday. We are called to this Eucharistic celebration—along with Catholics in every parish, chapel and church throughout the world—to fulfill the call we first heard at Baptism, the call to be missionaries, to share our faith. On World Mission Sunday, we are called in a very special way to be “missionaries of faith” through prayer and participation in the Eucharist, and by giving generously to the collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ED CONBOY by Mike & Monica Redding St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS St. Francis Church - WALTER GREGG by Kayla Gregg St. Augustine Church - CARL SPENCER by Bill & Barbara Pichette St. Francis Church - WANDA & STEVE PURR by Joe Purr St. Francis Church - MARY BAHAN by the Estate St. Francis Church - DON DEWOLFE by Gary & Helena Arbosheski St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME DECEASED OF THE CROWLEY FAMILY by Dave Curley St. Augustine Church - KATHY MCCARTHY by Bud & Barbara Mahoney

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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) $ 1,071.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,087.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 991.25. SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL NEWS September Income: $ 22,277.68 September Expense: - 24,959.57 Balance for August: - 2,681.89 LIFELINES The contraceptive mentality encourages self-centeredness rather than self-control, commitment and sacrifice for another. The latter qualities are necessary for a successful marriage, which remains the “most basic and universal of human institutions,” and the place where love and lives can flourish. Even today, young adults see getting married as “a top priority.” But the conduct they are encouraged to engage in undermines this goal. ~ Susan E. Wills, JD, “Life Matters: Contraceptives and Women’s Well-Being”, Respect Life Program 2012 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 (1-607-669-4875), for available hours.

HARVEST DINNER THANK YOU!!! Thank you to everyone that donated money, food or time to help with the Harvest Dinner. Thank you to everyone who came to eat that delicious meal. The Dinner was very successful and our profit was $ 1,809.25 which will repair our large refrigerator at Neumann Center and help to buy several other needed items for the Center. SOUP & BREAD SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society is having a Soup & Bread Sale the weekend of October 27th and 28th. There will be Ham & Bean or Hamburg Vegetable Soup for $ 5.00 a quart and fresh baked loaves of bread for $ 2.00. Sign up sheets are in the back of the Churches THIS WEEKEND. Pre-orders are appreciated. You may also contact Mary Shaughnessy (1-607-727-4107) or Joyce Barnum (1-570-623-4377) to order or with any questions. (You will be able to pick up your soup & bread after the 4:30PM Mass on the 27th at St. Francis Hall; after 8:00AM Mass on the 28th at St. Francis Hall; after 10:30AM Mass at Neumann Hall.) Volunteers are needed on Friday, October 26th at 9:00AM at Neumann Hall to help make the soup. ST. BRIGID PARISH TURKEY PARTY St. Brigid Parish Annual Turkey Party will be held Thursday, November 15th at 7:00PM in St. Francis Hall, Friendsville. All our Parishioners are asked to turn out in support of this important fund raiser. Posters are available in the vestibules of the Churches, please take some and place them in businesses that you frequent. BAKE SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society will sponsor a BAKE SALE at the Turkey Party, Thursday, November 15th, in St. Francis Xavier Hall. All bakers are asked to bake their favorite “goodies” for the occasion. Please price your items. Thank you for your help and cooperation! PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING THIS WEEK The Pastoral Council will meet THIS Wednesday, October 24th, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. All members (and interested parishioners) are welcome to attend. THANKSGIVING GIFT CARDS AND/OR FOOD PANTRY If you know anyone who needs a THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET, please call Rosalynd Perlick (663-2212), as soon as possible. Donations of turkeys or money to purchase turkeys would be appreciated. We also have (12) area families ranging in size from 1 person to 5 people, on our list to receive FOOD CARDS. If you know of anyone that needs help, please let us know by November 16th. If you have put someone on the list in the past and they no longer need help, please let us know. Donations are needed by November 19th. All donations for FOOD CARDS or TURKEYS for the FOOD BASKETS should be put in an envelope in the collection and marked “Attention Kay”. All donations are greatly appreciated.


CATHOLIC EDUCATION: “Educating future generations of servant-leaders. Educating the next generation of servant-leaders in a sound and academically rigorous system of Catholic schools remains an essential mission of the Diocese of Scranton. In the past academic year, almost 6,200 elementary, middle and high school students learned valuable lessons that helped them develop spiritually, emotionally and academically. Your generous gift to the 2012 Annual Appeal enables us to retain professionally certified and committed teachers, provide outstanding support services, procure the latest educational technology and serve the various needs of our students. The Annual Appeal helps us diversify our elective offerings and bolster our core subject areas. With your help, we can continue to grow and expand upon this critical mission of the Church. St. Brigid Parish Appeal Goal this year is $ 23,750.00 a decrease of $ 1,250.00 from last year. Appeal donations total $ 1,645.00 to date. OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. The best way to celebrate the month is to pray the Rosary. This being said, we are looking for volunteers, both men and women, to pray the Rosary in its entirety at the 4:30PM Mass at St. Francis on Saturday, and the 8:00AM Mass at St. Francis on Sunday. (The Rosary is already said in its entirety at St. Augustine each Sunday.) Sign-up sheets are in the back of St. Francis Church. There are only (2) Masses left after this weekend, please help us out by signing up for one of them! Rosary should begin 25 minutes before Mass is due to start. MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN “Priesthood Sunday” will be celebrated on October 28th. This day provides an opportunity for Catholic parishioners to thank their priest for following a call to a religious vocation, affirm their guidance and lift him up in prayer to help build a positive working relationship for the future of our church. Please pray especially for our priests and those in religious life. RELEASE DATE: “THE VOICE OF JOHN” Executive Producers of River-Song-Productions. Inc. announced the release date for The Voice of John. Slated for national release November 4th of this year. This compelling documentary will take you deep into the heart of issues facing our country for over forty years. A multitude of national figures such as National Right to Life president Carol Tobias, former Governor Mike Huckabee, Dr. Alveda King, evangelist Perry Stone, Father Frank Pavone, Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham, Bill Baird, founder of the Pro-Choice League, as well as some of the most brilliant medical, political and philosophical minds of our time, weigh in on the most controversial issues of our time. Whether you are Pro-Life or Pro-Choice, Christian, Jew or Atheist, Liberal or Conservative, this film will illuminate the questions many were afraid to ask and compel you to ask yourself, what do I truly believe? Some may not have an opinion, but they will after they view this film. Does God exist, or is this all there is to this life? When does life begin? Who decides? What roll does or should the government play if any? Is society and our government trying to control who lives and who dies regardless of age? Come view the facts and decide for yourself. We guarantee one thing; you may never think of these topics the same, ever again! www.river-song-productions. org or www.voiceofjohn.org. KING’S COLLEGE FALL OPEN HOUSE King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) invites students and their families to attend our Fall Open House Programs scheduled November 11. Registration will begin at 8:30AM in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. The formal program will begin at 10:00AM with a welcome and overview of the day’s events. Presentations on admissions, academic programs, financial aid, career planning and placement, internships, student life, and athletics will highlight the program. For more information or to register for the fall Open House Programs, please call the Admissions Office at 570-208-5858 or 1-888-KINGS PA. You may also e-mail admissions@Kings.edu or register online at www.kings.edu. KNOW THE POSITIONS OF PENNSYLVANIA’S STATEWIDE CANDIDATES As part of a statewide effort to educate voters about candidates & their positions on issues important to Catholic voters, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) has provided us with several papers that contain voter information. Again this week, these papers can be found in the back of our Churches. Parishioners are encouraged to take them as they leave Mass. WINTER COAT DRIVE Little Meadows United Methodist Church is 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. COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE On Tuesday, November 20th, beginning at 7:00PM, we will hold our 16th Annual Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service with Silver Lake Presbyterian Church. The Service will be held at St. Augustine Church this year. Silver Lake Presbyterian Church will provide the guest homilist this year. All St. Brigid Parishioners are welcome to attend. Please come and thank God for all He has done for us in the past year and pray for our Country. Light refreshments will follow the service.


SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS ~ HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION The Solemnity of All Saints is Thursday, November 1st. The Holy Day Vigil Mass will be held Wednesday, October 31st at 6:00PM at St. Augustine Church. The Holy Day Mass will be held Thursday, November 1st at 6:00PM at St. Francis Church. MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS St. Augustine - Oct. 31 - 6:00PM: Lector - Bette Brown; Ministers - Roseanne Rouff & Anne Hawley; Servers - Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary - Ann Zalepa St. Francis - Nov. 1 - 6:00PM: Lector - Dick Manjerovic; Ministers - Helen Burns & Mary K. Manjerovic; Servers - Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary - Tom Curley ALL SOULS DAY All Souls Day is Friday, November 2nd. Mass will be at 6:00PM in St. Francis Church. MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR ALL SOULS DAY St. Francis - Nov. 2 - 6:00PM: Lector - Larry O’Reilly; Ministers - Susanne Wolf & Mary Shaughnessy; Servers - Loretta Guiton; Rosary - Mary Shaughnessy REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DECEASED You may bring photos of your deceased family members and friends to place before the Altars of our Churches, beginning October 27/28. We will leave them thru the month of November as we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints and All Souls Day and remember those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. CONFESSIONS FOR CCD STUDENTS (Note: Confessions for students will be held at the regularly scheduled Confession times in each Church; Saturday - 4:00 to 4:20PM - St. Francis; Sunday - 7:30 to 7:50AM—St. Francis; and following Mass on Sunday at St. Augustine.) Confessions for CCD Students have already begun. Following are the Confessions still scheduled: October 20/21—Confessions for grade 4; October 27/28—Confessions for grade 5; November 3/4—Confessions for grade 6; November 10/11—Confessions for grade 7; November 17/18—Confessions for grades 8 thru 12. Parents and teachers are asked to help prepare students for Confession and remind them when it is their turn for Confession. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST The Little Meadows Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at White Tails bar in Little Meadows NEXT Sunday, October 28th from 7AM to 11AM. Price is $8.00 adult $4.00 children. Benefits the Little Meadows Fire Company. All are welcome to attend & enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy with biscuits, pancakes, hash browns and baked goods. NEW ADDRESS Anna Mae Coleman has a new address. Vestal Nursing Center, Room 103—D Wing, 860 Old Vestal Lane, Vestal, NY 13850. Anna Mae would be happy to receive cards and letters from her friends. 5TH ANNUAL CAR RAFFLE Again this year the Catholic Schools of Broome County are having a Car Raffle Fund Raiser. There are three chances to win—1st prize—2013 Jeep Wrangler; 2nd prize—$ 1,000.00; and 3rd prize—$ 500.00. Tickets are $ 5.00 each or 5 for $ 20.00. The drawing will be held December 29th, 2012 at 3:00PM at Seton Catholic Central High School. Purchaser must be 18 years or older. Fliers containing the ticket application forms can be found in the back of the Church. Please help support our St. Brigid Parish students who are enrolled in the Catholic Schools of Broome County. CYO BASKETBALL Catholic youth (7th to 12th grade) are welcome and encouraged to participate in the 2012-2013 basketball program. If interested, please send an email to NeumannCeltics@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. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON Our Parish is participating in a number special collections for the upcoming Christmas Season. We ask for your help in reaching our goals for these collections. The first is collecting 250 boxes of Hot Chocolate Mix for the Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau. This group provides the ingredients for Christmas Dinner for low income families in Susquehanna County. Boxes will be in the back of the Churches for these donations. The deadline for donations is Monday, December 10th. (Hot Chocolate Mix is available at the Dollar stores at better prices than the grocery stores.) The second is to collect men’s and women’s disposable razors to go to the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton. These are added to shoe boxes full of other toiletry articles given to guests at the Kitchen. About 200 men’s and 50 women’s razors are needed. Boxes will be in the back of the Churches for donations. Deadline is December 2nd. The third is collecting for “Christmas Stocking” a project to help us remember our troops at Christmas. We will send a stocking to our Parishioners and other Service persons serving in the Armed Forces. This is a great idea to show our support for our troops, especially while they are away from home at Christmas. These items need to be sent by no later than December 1st to assure Christmas delivery, so donations are needed by Sunday, November 25th. Boxes will be in the back of the Churches for your donations. WE DO NOT NEED THE STOCKINGS ONLY THE STOCKING STUFFERS. If you have a friend or family member in the Armed Forces and would like them to receive a Christmas Stocking, please either put their names & addresses on a note in the collection basket or call the rectory with the information. A list of needed items will be in a later bulletin.


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION—TODAY Today is World Mission Sunday. We are called to this Eucharistic celebration—along with Catholics in every parish, chapel and church throughout the world—to fulfill the call we first heard at Baptism, the call to be missionaries, to share our faith. On World Mission Sunday, we are called in a very special way to be “missionaries of faith” through prayer and participation in the Eucharist, and by giving generously to the collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ED CONBOY by Mike & Monica Redding St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS St. Francis Church - WALTER GREGG by Kayla Gregg St. Augustine Church - CARL SPENCER by Bill & Barbara Pichette St. Francis Church - WANDA & STEVE PURR by Joe Purr St. Francis Church - MARY BAHAN by the Estate St. Francis Church - DON DEWOLFE by Gary & Helena Arbosheski St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME DECEASED OF THE CROWLEY FAMILY by Dave Curley St. Augustine Church - KATHY MCCARTHY by Bud & Barbara Mahoney

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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) $ 1,071.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,087.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 991.25. SEPTEMBER FINANCIAL NEWS September Income: $ 22,277.68 September Expense: - 24,959.57 Balance for August: - 2,681.89 LIFELINES The contraceptive mentality encourages self-centeredness rather than self-control, commitment and sacrifice for another. The latter qualities are necessary for a successful marriage, which remains the “most basic and universal of human institutions,” and the place where love and lives can flourish. Even today, young adults see getting married as “a top priority.” But the conduct they are encouraged to engage in undermines this goal. ~ Susan E. Wills, JD, “Life Matters: Contraceptives and Women’s Well-Being”, Respect Life Program 2012 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 (1-607-669-4875), for available hours.

HARVEST DINNER THANK YOU!!! Thank you to everyone that donated money, food or time to help with the Harvest Dinner. Thank you to everyone who came to eat that delicious meal. The Dinner was very successful and our profit was $ 1,809.25 which will repair our large refrigerator at Neumann Center and help to buy several other needed items for the Center. SOUP & BREAD SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society is having a Soup & Bread Sale the weekend of October 27th and 28th. There will be Ham & Bean or Hamburg Vegetable Soup for $ 5.00 a quart and fresh baked loaves of bread for $ 2.00. Sign up sheets are in the back of the Churches THIS WEEKEND. Pre-orders are appreciated. You may also contact Mary Shaughnessy (1-607-727-4107) or Joyce Barnum (1-570-623-4377) to order or with any questions. (You will be able to pick up your soup & bread after the 4:30PM Mass on the 27th at St. Francis Hall; after 8:00AM Mass on the 28th at St. Francis Hall; after 10:30AM Mass at Neumann Hall.) Volunteers are needed on Friday, October 26th at 9:00AM at Neumann Hall to help make the soup. ST. BRIGID PARISH TURKEY PARTY St. Brigid Parish Annual Turkey Party will be held Thursday, November 15th at 7:00PM in St. Francis Hall, Friendsville. All our Parishioners are asked to turn out in support of this important fund raiser. Posters are available in the vestibules of the Churches, please take some and place them in businesses that you frequent. BAKE SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society will sponsor a BAKE SALE at the Turkey Party, Thursday, November 15th, in St. Francis Xavier Hall. All bakers are asked to bake their favorite “goodies” for the occasion. Please price your items. Thank you for your help and cooperation! PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING THIS WEEK The Pastoral Council will meet THIS Wednesday, October 24th, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. All members (and interested parishioners) are welcome to attend. THANKSGIVING GIFT CARDS AND/OR FOOD PANTRY If you know anyone who needs a THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET, please call Rosalynd Perlick (663-2212), as soon as possible. Donations of turkeys or money to purchase turkeys would be appreciated. We also have (12) area families ranging in size from 1 person to 5 people, on our list to receive FOOD CARDS. If you know of anyone that needs help, please let us know by November 16th. If you have put someone on the list in the past and they no longer need help, please let us know. Donations are needed by November 19th. All donations for FOOD CARDS or TURKEYS for the FOOD BASKETS should be put in an envelope in the collection and marked “Attention Kay”. All donations are greatly appreciated.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Oct. 27th—4:30PM: Lector—Mike Dovin; Ministers—Kylie Keenan & Cathy O’Reilly; Server—Anna Wheaton; Rosary—volunteer needed for ENTIRE ROSARY St. Francis—Oct. 28th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Helen Burns & Mary K. Manjerovic; Servers—Curtis & Madeline Spila; Rosary—volunteer needed for ENTIRE ROSARY St. Augustine—Oct. 28th—10:30AM: Lector—Johanna Higgins; Ministers—Christopher and Kaili Higgins; Servers—Bob Allen & Volunteer needed; 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 William Meehan, brother of John Meehan. We also pray for Geraldine (Fitzgerald) Pierson who was known to many in our Parish. May they rest in peace. Amen. 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. A Devotional Candle at St. Augustine burns for the soul of Josephine Litwin Lewandoski for her birthday, requested by Deborah Lewandoski. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaners for the month of October—Mary Keenan & Joyce Barnum. St. Augustine cleaners Oct. 21 to 27 -Heidi Jaeger & Barbara Gurney; Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 - Heidi Jaeger & Barbara Gurney. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). FLOWERS FOR ST. AUGUSTINE To provide flowers for St. Augustine sign up on the sheet in back of the Church. 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, Will Bennett, Carol Jones, Janice Russell, Bill Wilcox, M. M., Carl Miller, Ken Teel, Gene Fox, Walter O’Rourke, Candy Coney, Nathan Dallmann, William Chaney, Joe LaFrance, Bucky Picciano, Dakota Lutz, Megan Priestner, Bill Cadden, Mary, Mary Cadden, Sue Rathbone, Dick Layton, and Marilyn Quick. 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 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.

(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


Oct 21,2012 Bulletin