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MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Sept. 29th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Ministers—Cathy O’Reilly and Kylie Keenan; Server—Volunteer needed; Rosary—Loretta Guiton St. Francis—Sept. 30th—8:00AM: Lector—Bill Dovin; Ministers—Helen Burns and Mary K. Manjerovic; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Tom Curley St. Augustine—Sept. 30th—10:30AM: Lector—Tim McMahon; Ministers—Michelle Gatto and Roseanne Rouff; Servers—Frank & Jack Fruehan; 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 Jean Purtell, who passed away last week. May she 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. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of September—Laura Legg. St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 23 to 29—Maureen Allen & Bernadette Kanna; Sept. 30 to Oct. 6—Maureen Allen & Bernadette Kanna. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES The flowers at St. Augustine Church are given by Judy Adams in Memory of Mary Beth Adams. 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, 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, William Chaney, Joe LaFrance, Bucky Picciano, Dakota Lutz, Megan Priestner, and Bill Cadden. 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. 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


HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall on Saturday, October 13th, from 5 to 7:30PM. The menu is: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Cost for adults is $ 8.00; children—$4.00; children under 5 are free. All our Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help our Parish with this fund raiser. We are in need of the following donations: 20 Turkeys (please call Barb Pichette 663-2769 or Bette Brown 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 Masses the weeks of Sept. 22nd, Sept. 29th or Oct. 6th. 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 the Churches, please note what you can donate. There is a second list for workers if you can donate some of your time. If you cannot donate food or your 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 by Oct. 6th. MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME DON PURTELL by Bob Hastings & Family St. Francis Church - 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Augustine Church - GERARD MAHONEY by his wife & girls St. Francis Church - ANDREW CONDON by the Estate St. Augustine Church - TOM CONATY by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer St. Francis Church - CARL SPENCER by Mary Keenan St. Francis Church - MARY BAHAN by the Estate St. Francis Church - MARIE SAFKO by Kay Keenan & Betty Ellen Hardy St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME CHARLES MAUS by Mary Shaughnessy St. Francis Church - 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Anniv. ROSE CONBOY by Jerry Conboy St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

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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) $ 452.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,201.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,350.00. LIFELINES Every Christian is called to work for the common good and against the evils and injustices of their day. We all are called to witness to life in whatever job and setting God places us. While the struggle to defend human life in America and worldwide is far from over, pro-life youth today are showing us that the pro-life movement is in promising hands. These young people have chosen to live for greatness and great things. They will undoubtedly succeed. ~ Ashley Brashear, “Life Matters: The Call to Greatness,” Respect Life Program 2012

T-SHIRTS LEFTOVER FROM THE IRISH FESTIVAL We have sweatshirts and t-shirts left from the Festival. They are being sold at reduced prices. We have a total of (24) shirts left in the following sizes: Sweatshirts - (2) Medium; (4) Large; (3) Extra Large—$ 22.00 each; (3) 2 XL— $ 24.00 each T-shirts - (3) Medium; (5) Large; (3) Extra Large—$ 15.00 each; (1) 2 XL—$ 18.00 each To purchase a shirt please call the Parish Office (553-2288). They will also be sold in the back of St. Francis Church after Masses each weekend. Please help us to get them all sold. ALTAR & ROSARY NEWS MONTHLY MEETINGS: Altar & Rosary Meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. The NEXT MEETING will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. All ladies of the Parish are welcome to attend. OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7th. The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, 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 (8) Masses, please help us out by signing up for one of them! Rosary should begin 25 minutes before Mass is due to start. RCIA—(RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS) 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 (570-5532288) 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 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.


“Serve One Another” (1 Peter 4:10) Through the efforts made possible by Annual Appeal funds, we in our Diocese “Serve one another” as did Jesus and His Apostles. Your generosity in funding the Appeal allows us to “serve one another” by caring for and encouraging those who answer the call to religious life; by educating the next generation of servant leaders in a spiritually sound and academically challenging environment; by freely sharing the message of the Gospel; by supporting the vibrant holiness of our parish communities; and by strengthening our commitment to social justice issues along with our capacity to feed the hungry, care for the sick and comfort the dying. You will receive a personal letter from Bishop Bambera in the coming week asking for your support for the Diocesan Appeal. Please prayerfully consider your response. 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 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. RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE A Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, October 13th, from 9:00AM to 2:00PM, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, 843 Pennsylvania Ave., Little Meadows, PA. Lunch will be available. The bag sale will begin at 1:00PM.


CCD NEWS CCD CLASSES HAVE BEGUN AT NEUMANN HALL, Choconut. Classes are held at 9:10AM on Sunday mornings. ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES are being held on Sunday mornings at Neumann Hall at the same time as the CCD classes (9:10AM 10:10AM). Parents especially are encouraged to participate, but all adults in the parish are invited to be part of this program. 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, to the student’s teacher, or 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. 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. 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. Another Program is being offered on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, from 7 to 10PM, at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Williamsport. Please call Jen Frye at 546-3900 to register for this program and for directions. PLEASE JOIN IN PRAYING FOR OUR NATION Please join in praying for our nation on Saturday, October 13th, 12 noon at Our Lady Of Fatima Grotto, North Street Wilkes-Barre. This prayer service is one of the 8,000 being organized. The United States is in great need of public prayer, repentance, and conversion. We are asking God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother. A brief talk on the importance of devotion to Our Lady in these times will follow the prayers. Contact Rose 287-6939, Bernice 823-2876, or Nancy 696-2518 for information. 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. 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, Sept. 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.


HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall on Saturday, October 13th, from 5 to 7:30PM. The menu is: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Cost for adults is $ 8.00; children—$4.00; children under 5 are free. All our Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help our Parish with this fund raiser. We are in need of the following donations: 20 Turkeys (please call Barb Pichette 663-2769 or Bette Brown 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 Masses the weeks of Sept. 22nd, Sept. 29th or Oct. 6th. 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 the Churches, please note what you can donate. There is a second list for workers if you can donate some of your time. If you cannot donate food or your 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 by Oct. 6th. MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME DON PURTELL by Bob Hastings & Family St. Francis Church - 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Augustine Church - GERARD MAHONEY by his wife & girls St. Francis Church - ANDREW CONDON by the Estate St. Augustine Church - TOM CONATY by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer St. Francis Church - CARL SPENCER by Mary Keenan St. Francis Church - MARY BAHAN by the Estate St. Francis Church - MARIE SAFKO by Kay Keenan & Betty Ellen Hardy St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME CHARLES MAUS by Mary Shaughnessy St. Francis Church - 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Anniv. ROSE CONBOY by Jerry Conboy St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

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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) $ 452.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,201.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,350.00. LIFELINES Every Christian is called to work for the common good and against the evils and injustices of their day. We all are called to witness to life in whatever job and setting God places us. While the struggle to defend human life in America and worldwide is far from over, pro-life youth today are showing us that the pro-life movement is in promising hands. These young people have chosen to live for greatness and great things. They will undoubtedly succeed. ~ Ashley Brashear, “Life Matters: The Call to Greatness,” Respect Life Program 2012

T-SHIRTS LEFTOVER FROM THE IRISH FESTIVAL We have sweatshirts and t-shirts left from the Festival. They are being sold at reduced prices. We have a total of (24) shirts left in the following sizes: Sweatshirts - (2) Medium; (4) Large; (3) Extra Large—$ 22.00 each; (3) 2 XL— $ 24.00 each T-shirts - (3) Medium; (5) Large; (3) Extra Large—$ 15.00 each; (1) 2 XL—$ 18.00 each To purchase a shirt please call the Parish Office (553-2288). They will also be sold in the back of St. Francis Church after Masses each weekend. Please help us to get them all sold. ALTAR & ROSARY NEWS MONTHLY MEETINGS: Altar & Rosary Meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of each month, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. The NEXT MEETING will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. All ladies of the Parish are welcome to attend. OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7th. The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, 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 (8) Masses, please help us out by signing up for one of them! Rosary should begin 25 minutes before Mass is due to start. RCIA—(RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS) 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 (570-5532288) 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 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.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Sept. 29th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Ministers—Cathy O’Reilly and Kylie Keenan; Server—Volunteer needed; Rosary—Loretta Guiton St. Francis—Sept. 30th—8:00AM: Lector—Bill Dovin; Ministers—Helen Burns and Mary K. Manjerovic; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Tom Curley St. Augustine—Sept. 30th—10:30AM: Lector—Tim McMahon; Ministers—Michelle Gatto and Roseanne Rouff; Servers—Frank & Jack Fruehan; 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 Jean Purtell, who passed away last week. May she 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. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of September—Laura Legg. St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 23 to 29—Maureen Allen & Bernadette Kanna; Sept. 30 to Oct. 6—Maureen Allen & Bernadette Kanna. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES The flowers at St. Augustine Church are given by Judy Adams in Memory of Mary Beth Adams. 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, 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, William Chaney, Joe LaFrance, Bucky Picciano, Dakota Lutz, Megan Priestner, and Bill Cadden. 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. 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

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