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MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Oct. 6th—4:30PM: Lector—Larry O’Reilly; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy & Susanne Wolf; Server—Anna Wheaton; Rosary—volunteer needed for ENTIRE ROSARY St. Francis—Oct. 7th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Joyce Barnum & Jeff Williams; Servers—Katie & Thomas Williams; Rosary—volunteer needed for ENTIRE ROSARY St. Augustine—Oct. 7th—10:30AM: Lector—Julie Perlick; Ministers—Bob Allen & Volunteer needed; Servers—Emma & Hallie Milligan; 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 Sharon Causer, daughter of our Parishioner, Betsy Walter. 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 cleaners for the month of October—Mary Keenan & Joyce Barnum. St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 30 to Oct. 6—Maureen Allen & Bernadette Kanna; Oct. 7 to 13—Michelle Aton & Linda Monahan. 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, 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, Saturday, October 13th, from 5 to 7:30PM. Menu: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Price: adults - $ 8.00; Children - $4.00; children under 5 - free. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help make this fund raiser a huge success. We are in need of the following donations: 20 Turkeys (please call Barb Pichette 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: 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 St. Francis Church - MARIE SAFKO by Kay Keenan & Betty Ellen Hardy St. Augustine Church - THOMAS GIBLIN, SR. by the Pichette Family St. Francis Church - MARY BAHAN by the Estate NO MASS St. Francis Church - JAMES M. GOLDEN by John Hardy St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME REV. MICHAEL FREEMAN by the Long & Guiton Families St. Augustine Church - JOSEPHINE LITWIN LEWANDOSKI by Ed & Maryanna Litwin Dobrosielski

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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) $ 756.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,023.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,027.00. LIFELINES As a doctor the freedom to practice based not only on scientific knowledge but also on my faith and conscience allows me and all physicians and healthcare providers to offer the best quality of medicine possible. As a patient, I want my doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to offer the same type of care. The moment we allow our conscience to be replaced by a government “conscience,” we begin to lose our freedom. ~ Joxel García, MD, MBA, with Terry Michael Rauch II, “Life Matters: The Call to Greatness,” Respect Life Program 2012 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, 2012

T-SHIRTS LEFTOVER FROM THE IRISH FESTIVAL We have a total of (11) sweatshirts and t-shirts left from the Festival. They are being sold at reduced prices in the back of St. Francis Church after Masses this weekend. Please help us to sell them all. Sweatshirts - (1) Medium; (1) Large—$ 22.00 each……(only (2) left!!!) T-shirts - (3) Medium; (3) Large; (2) Extra Large—$ 15.00 each; (1) 2 XL—$ 18.00 each SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND The second collection next weekend will be for the Care & Education of Priests. ALTAR & ROSARY MEETING The next Altar & Rosary Meeting will be held NEXT Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. All ladies of the Parish are welcome to attend. PASTORAL COUNCIL NEWS MONTHLY MEETINGS: Pastoral Council meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. The NEXT MEETING will be held on Wednesday, October 24th, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. All members (and parishioners) 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. (On this day, offer a Rosary as a spiritual gift for “Our Lady’s” Shepherds, our Priests.) 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. 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. These papers can be found in the back of our Churches. Parishioners are encouraged to take them as they leave Mass today.


“Serve One Another” (1 Peter 4:10) OFFICE FOR PARISH LIFE: “Serving one another by supporting our parish communities.” Our Catholic life begins and ends in the Parish because a Parish is the gathering of God’s faithful people. The future of the Diocese lies in the renewal of Parish Life and our hope lies in the generous servant leadership of the priests, religious and laity who give of themselves to fulfill God’s mission. Your gift to the Diocesan Annual Appeal strengthens and renews our parishes. Since many of us belong to new parish communities, it is ever more important for us to foster a rich parish life where we are welcome, valued and invited to share our gifts with one another. Parishes offer religious education for more than 70,000 children, instilling in them an intimate knowledge of the faith and the love of God first fostered by parents and caregivers. The Appeal also supports Marriage Encounters, Ministry of the Deaf and Persons with Disabilities, Youth and Young Adult, post-Confirmation and Hispanic Ministries. 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. 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 WilkesBarre. 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. MESSAGE FROM THE DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN The Scranton Diocesan Council of Catholic Women would like to bring to your attention the celebration of “Priesthood Sunday” on October 28th. Priesthood Sunday has been sponsored by the USA Council of Serra International since 2003. Serra International is a worldwide Catholic organization of lay men and women dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. 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 on “Priesthood Sunday”. MOM’S HOUSE—SOLUTION OF HOPE BANQUET The Solution of Hope Banquet will be held on 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. 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 for Sunday, October 7th and Sunday, 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 570208-5858 or 1-888-KINGS PA. You may also e-mail admissions@Kings.edu or register online at www.kings.edu. 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. 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, October 16th, 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.


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. Another Program is being offered on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, 6 to 9PM, at Epiphany Elementary School, Sayre, Pa. The session will be held in the school library. Please call 888-5802 to register and for directions. Another Program is being offered Thursday, October 11th, 2012, at St. John’s the Evangelist Parish, Susquehanna, from 6:30 to 9:30PM. Please call 853-4634 to register and for directions. 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. 5TH ANNUAL CAR RAFFLE Once 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 on 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 our Churches. Please help support our St. Brigid Parish students who are enrolled in the Catholic Schools of Broome County. 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.


HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall, Saturday, October 13th, from 5 to 7:30PM. Menu: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Price: adults - $ 8.00; Children - $4.00; children under 5 - free. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help make this fund raiser a huge success. We are in need of the following donations: 20 Turkeys (please call Barb Pichette 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: 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 St. Francis Church - MARIE SAFKO by Kay Keenan & Betty Ellen Hardy St. Augustine Church - THOMAS GIBLIN, SR. by the Pichette Family St. Francis Church - MARY BAHAN by the Estate NO MASS St. Francis Church - JAMES M. GOLDEN by John Hardy St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME REV. MICHAEL FREEMAN by the Long & Guiton Families St. Augustine Church - JOSEPHINE LITWIN LEWANDOSKI by Ed & Maryanna Litwin Dobrosielski

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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) $ 756.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,023.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,027.00. LIFELINES As a doctor the freedom to practice based not only on scientific knowledge but also on my faith and conscience allows me and all physicians and healthcare providers to offer the best quality of medicine possible. As a patient, I want my doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to offer the same type of care. The moment we allow our conscience to be replaced by a government “conscience,” we begin to lose our freedom. ~ Joxel García, MD, MBA, with Terry Michael Rauch II, “Life Matters: The Call to Greatness,” Respect Life Program 2012 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, 2012

T-SHIRTS LEFTOVER FROM THE IRISH FESTIVAL We have a total of (11) sweatshirts and t-shirts left from the Festival. They are being sold at reduced prices in the back of St. Francis Church after Masses this weekend. Please help us to sell them all. Sweatshirts - (1) Medium; (1) Large—$ 22.00 each……(only (2) left!!!) T-shirts - (3) Medium; (3) Large; (2) Extra Large—$ 15.00 each; (1) 2 XL—$ 18.00 each SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND The second collection next weekend will be for the Care & Education of Priests. ALTAR & ROSARY MEETING The next Altar & Rosary Meeting will be held NEXT Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. All ladies of the Parish are welcome to attend. PASTORAL COUNCIL NEWS MONTHLY MEETINGS: Pastoral Council meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. The NEXT MEETING will be held on Wednesday, October 24th, at 6:30PM in St. Francis Hall. All members (and parishioners) 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. (On this day, offer a Rosary as a spiritual gift for “Our Lady’s” Shepherds, our Priests.) 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. 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. These papers can be found in the back of our Churches. Parishioners are encouraged to take them as they leave Mass today.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Oct. 6th—4:30PM: Lector—Larry O’Reilly; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy & Susanne Wolf; Server—Anna Wheaton; Rosary—volunteer needed for ENTIRE ROSARY St. Francis—Oct. 7th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Joyce Barnum & Jeff Williams; Servers—Katie & Thomas Williams; Rosary—volunteer needed for ENTIRE ROSARY St. Augustine—Oct. 7th—10:30AM: Lector—Julie Perlick; Ministers—Bob Allen & Volunteer needed; Servers—Emma & Hallie Milligan; 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 Sharon Causer, daughter of our Parishioner, Betsy Walter. 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 cleaners for the month of October—Mary Keenan & Joyce Barnum. St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 30 to Oct. 6—Maureen Allen & Bernadette Kanna; Oct. 7 to 13—Michelle Aton & Linda Monahan. 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, 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

Sept 30, 2012 Bulletin  

Sept 30, 2012 Bulletin

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