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MINISTRY SCHEDULE THE HOLY DAY St. Francis—Dec. 31st—4:30PM: Lector—Thomas O’Reilly; Servers—Curtis, Gabe & Madeline Spila; Rosary—Margaret Flaherty St. Francis—Jan. 1st—8:00AM: Lector—Bill Dovin; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary— Tom Curley St. Augustine—Jan. 1st—10:30AM: Lector—Julie Perlick; Servers—Abigail & Tyler Rebello; Rosary—Ann Zalepa (new volunteers are welcome)

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

MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND St. Francis—Jan. 4th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Servers—Declan Giannone; Rosary—Betty Ellen Hardy St. Francis—Jan. 5th—8:00AM: Lector—Rosanne Williams; Servers—Katie & Thomas Williams; Rosary—John or Mary Butler St. Augustine—Jan. 5th—10:30AM: Lector—Barbara Pichette; Servers—Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary—Ann Zalepa (new volunteers are welcome) If at any time you see that a volunteer is needed for any ministry, please feel free to step forward and volunteer your services. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of January—Kathy Gage. St. Augustine cleaners Dec. 29 to Jan. 4—volunteers needed; Jan. 5 to 11—Rosanne West, Rosalynd Perlick & Kay Caspersen Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory. 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, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Theresa Baum, Mary Bakay, Donnie Butler, Tommy Williams, Stephen Ambrose, Toni Colardino, Evelyn Palulis, Mary Riley, Tom Wenman, Linda Hollenback, Jennifer Lynn, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, Anna Mae Coleman, Joshua Welch, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Agnes Neville, Steve & Catherine (Golden) Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Brooke Arnold, Peg Taylor, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Candy Coney, Molly Penderf, Ken Roon, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Daniel Gavin, Sue Anderson, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Doddie Mondi, Pauline VerValen, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, Robert & Judy Peifer, Kevin Phalen, Rita Flynn, Shirley Davis, Mike Rafferty, Elton Carr, Kaleena Dughi, Peter Purtell, George Moore, Molly Getter, and Debbie Drewry. May they regain full health. Please pray for the needs in our Parish Intention Books. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen. ARMED FORCES LIST Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish and Community, Cortney Allen, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Reed Shave, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Lukas Crisman, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Taylor Cain, and all who serve with them. May they all be protected and safe from harm and return home soon to their families and friends. Amen. Please call the rectory when the person you put on the Prayer List or Armed Forces List can be removed. If you know of anyone on the list who has passed away, please let us know so that their name can be removed from the list. OIL SPILL: Please continue to pray for a successful cleanup of the remainder of the spill.

(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


SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD THIS Wednesday, January 1st is the Solemnity of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, a Holy Day. The Mass Schedule will follow the regular weekend schedule: Vigil Mass—Tuesday, December 31st—4:30PM at St. Francis Holy Day Mass—Wednesday, January 1st—8:00AM at St. Francis Holy Day Mass—Wednesday, January 1st—10:30AM at St. Augustine. (Fr. Gerald Buckley will again be joining us and saying the Holy Day Mass at St. Augustine.)

Sat. Dec. Sun. Dec. Mon. Dec. Tue. Dec. Wed. Jan. Thur. Jan. Fri. Jan. Sat. Jan. Sun. Jan.

MASS SCHEDULE 28 4:30PM St. Francis Church - VIGIL: THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH LIVING & DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE CONBOY FAMILY by Irene Norton 29 8:00AM St. Francis Church - THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHONERS 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - JUDY DeANGELO by Freddie & Bette Brown 30 12:00NN St. Francis Church - ALICE LONG by Tom Golden SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD—HOLY DAY 31 4:30PM St. Francis Church - VIGIL: SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD MARY YOUNGBLOOD by Fred, Janet, & Beverly Brown 1 8:00AM St. Francis Church - SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD HELEN M. DAVIS by Bub & Dawn Davis 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - CHARLES RANDALL by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer 2 NO MASS 3 NO MASS 4 4:30PM St. Francis Church - VIGIL: EPIPHANY OF THE LORD FRANCIS, BRIDGIE, & BILL CURLEY by Mary Keenan 5 8:00AM St. Francis Church - EPIPHANY OF THE LORD FRANCIS H. BURNS, SR. by Frank & Helen Burns 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Weekend of December 21/22: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 945.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,098.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 2,152.00. Christmas Collection: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 3,362.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 570.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 2,006.05 Thank you all for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections. LIFELINES “Abortion, therefore, is not an inevitable choice. The loving support of family, friends and counselors can make a huge difference.” ~ Dr. Sandra Makhorn, “Life Matters: Pregnancy from Rape,” 2013-14 Respect Life Program article, www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/2013/life-matters-pregnancy-from-rape.cfm HOLY COMMUNION UNDER ONE ELEMENT AND SHAKING HANDS As the winter cold & flu season is upon us already, we are suspending shaking hands at the sign of peace. Please acknowledge those around you with a wave or nod of the head. We will also have Holy Communion under one species; the Precious Blood will not be offered until further notice.

CCD CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION St. Brigid Parish CCD Christmas Program has been rescheduled for NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 5TH, at 11:30AM at Neumann Hall. All parishioners are invited to attend and enjoy the program. Each family is asked to help with refreshments by providing either a food or drink item for brunch. Please plan to attend and celebrate this holy season with us. PARISH LOTTERY CALENDARS Parish Lottery Calendars are available in the back of the Churches. Again this year calendars are $ 20.00 each. They run from April 1st thru December 31st, 2014. Each family in our Parish is asked to take at least (5) calendars to sell. There are both packages of (5) calendars and loose (single) calendars available. (Please do not break up the packages.) You are asked to please sign the calendars out on the sign out sheet provided. Please help to make this very important fund raiser a success again this year! AVAILABLE IN OUR CHURCHES The Word Among Us and The Catholic Digest are available in the back of the Churches. Please take one home with you. Also available are a limited number of two books from Dynamic Catholic Publishers, “Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Mission” by John R. Wood, and “Finding True Happiness” by Fulton Sheen. COMPLIMENTARY PARISH CALENDARS A limited number of complimentary Parish Calendars are available in the back of the Church. OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2014 Offertory Envelopes are in the back of the Churches. They have (hopefully) been placed in the Church that you most frequently attend. If you can’t find yours, please call the parish office at (570)553-2288 and we will provide them for you. If you have never received envelopes in the past and would like to have them this year, please call the parish office. Use of the offertory envelope system is a great help in our record keeping. END OF YEAR CONTRIBUTIONS Final contributions for 2013 should be made by Monday, January 13th, 2014. You can put them in the collection or mail them to the rectory. REMINDER ABOUT SECOND COLLECTIONS Please remember that when there is a second collection on the weekend, only the envelopes for the announced special collection should be put in the second collection. All other envelopes, offertory, building maintenance, utilities, fuel, insurance, candlemas, Easter flowers, etc., go in the first collection taken up. ALTAR & ROSARY KNIFE RADA SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society is selling Rada knives as an on-going fund raiser. Orders can be placed with a member of the Altar & Rosary or can be placed on-line by going online to www. helpourfundraiser.com and use customer number 504671. The password is mrsa01pw. Do not use capital letters in the password.


SOLEMNITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD THIS Wednesday, January 1st is the Solemnity of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, a Holy Day. The Mass Schedule will follow the regular weekend schedule: Vigil Mass—Tuesday, December 31st—4:30PM at St. Francis Holy Day Mass—Wednesday, January 1st—8:00AM at St. Francis Holy Day Mass—Wednesday, January 1st—10:30AM at St. Augustine. (Fr. Gerald Buckley will again be joining us and saying the Holy Day Mass at St. Augustine.)

Sat. Dec. Sun. Dec. Mon. Dec. Tue. Dec. Wed. Jan. Thur. Jan. Fri. Jan. Sat. Jan. Sun. Jan.

MASS SCHEDULE 28 4:30PM St. Francis Church - VIGIL: THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH LIVING & DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE CONBOY FAMILY by Irene Norton 29 8:00AM St. Francis Church - THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHONERS 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - JUDY DeANGELO by Freddie & Bette Brown 30 12:00NN St. Francis Church - ALICE LONG by Tom Golden SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD—HOLY DAY 31 4:30PM St. Francis Church - VIGIL: SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD MARY YOUNGBLOOD by Fred, Janet, & Beverly Brown 1 8:00AM St. Francis Church - SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD HELEN M. DAVIS by Bub & Dawn Davis 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - CHARLES RANDALL by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer 2 NO MASS 3 NO MASS 4 4:30PM St. Francis Church - VIGIL: EPIPHANY OF THE LORD FRANCIS, BRIDGIE, & BILL CURLEY by Mary Keenan 5 8:00AM St. Francis Church - EPIPHANY OF THE LORD FRANCIS H. BURNS, SR. by Frank & Helen Burns 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Weekend of December 21/22: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 945.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,098.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 2,152.00. Christmas Collection: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 3,362.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 570.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 2,006.05 Thank you all for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections. LIFELINES “Abortion, therefore, is not an inevitable choice. The loving support of family, friends and counselors can make a huge difference.” ~ Dr. Sandra Makhorn, “Life Matters: Pregnancy from Rape,” 2013-14 Respect Life Program article, www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/respect-life-program/2013/life-matters-pregnancy-from-rape.cfm HOLY COMMUNION UNDER ONE ELEMENT AND SHAKING HANDS As the winter cold & flu season is upon us already, we are suspending shaking hands at the sign of peace. Please acknowledge those around you with a wave or nod of the head. We will also have Holy Communion under one species; the Precious Blood will not be offered until further notice.

CCD CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION St. Brigid Parish CCD Christmas Program has been rescheduled for NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 5TH, at 11:30AM at Neumann Hall. All parishioners are invited to attend and enjoy the program. Each family is asked to help with refreshments by providing either a food or drink item for brunch. Please plan to attend and celebrate this holy season with us. PARISH LOTTERY CALENDARS Parish Lottery Calendars are available in the back of the Churches. Again this year calendars are $ 20.00 each. They run from April 1st thru December 31st, 2014. Each family in our Parish is asked to take at least (5) calendars to sell. There are both packages of (5) calendars and loose (single) calendars available. (Please do not break up the packages.) You are asked to please sign the calendars out on the sign out sheet provided. Please help to make this very important fund raiser a success again this year! AVAILABLE IN OUR CHURCHES The Word Among Us and The Catholic Digest are available in the back of the Churches. Please take one home with you. Also available are a limited number of two books from Dynamic Catholic Publishers, “Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Mission” by John R. Wood, and “Finding True Happiness” by Fulton Sheen. COMPLIMENTARY PARISH CALENDARS A limited number of complimentary Parish Calendars are available in the back of the Church. OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2014 Offertory Envelopes are in the back of the Churches. They have (hopefully) been placed in the Church that you most frequently attend. If you can’t find yours, please call the parish office at (570)553-2288 and we will provide them for you. If you have never received envelopes in the past and would like to have them this year, please call the parish office. Use of the offertory envelope system is a great help in our record keeping. END OF YEAR CONTRIBUTIONS Final contributions for 2013 should be made by Monday, January 13th, 2014. You can put them in the collection or mail them to the rectory. REMINDER ABOUT SECOND COLLECTIONS Please remember that when there is a second collection on the weekend, only the envelopes for the announced special collection should be put in the second collection. All other envelopes, offertory, building maintenance, utilities, fuel, insurance, candlemas, Easter flowers, etc., go in the first collection taken up. ALTAR & ROSARY KNIFE RADA SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society is selling Rada knives as an on-going fund raiser. Orders can be placed with a member of the Altar & Rosary or can be placed on-line by going online to www. helpourfundraiser.com and use customer number 504671. The password is mrsa01pw. Do not use capital letters in the password.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE THE HOLY DAY St. Francis—Dec. 31st—4:30PM: Lector—Thomas O’Reilly; Servers—Curtis, Gabe & Madeline Spila; Rosary—Margaret Flaherty St. Francis—Jan. 1st—8:00AM: Lector—Bill Dovin; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary— Tom Curley St. Augustine—Jan. 1st—10:30AM: Lector—Julie Perlick; Servers—Abigail & Tyler Rebello; Rosary—Ann Zalepa (new volunteers are welcome)

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

MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND St. Francis—Jan. 4th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Servers—Declan Giannone; Rosary—Betty Ellen Hardy St. Francis—Jan. 5th—8:00AM: Lector—Rosanne Williams; Servers—Katie & Thomas Williams; Rosary—John or Mary Butler St. Augustine—Jan. 5th—10:30AM: Lector—Barbara Pichette; Servers—Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary—Ann Zalepa (new volunteers are welcome) If at any time you see that a volunteer is needed for any ministry, please feel free to step forward and volunteer your services. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of January—Kathy Gage. St. Augustine cleaners Dec. 29 to Jan. 4—volunteers needed; Jan. 5 to 11—Rosanne West, Rosalynd Perlick & Kay Caspersen Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory. 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, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Theresa Baum, Mary Bakay, Donnie Butler, Tommy Williams, Stephen Ambrose, Toni Colardino, Evelyn Palulis, Mary Riley, Tom Wenman, Linda Hollenback, Jennifer Lynn, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, Anna Mae Coleman, Joshua Welch, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Agnes Neville, Steve & Catherine (Golden) Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Brooke Arnold, Peg Taylor, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Candy Coney, Molly Penderf, Ken Roon, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Daniel Gavin, Sue Anderson, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Doddie Mondi, Pauline VerValen, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, Robert & Judy Peifer, Kevin Phalen, Rita Flynn, Shirley Davis, Mike Rafferty, Elton Carr, Kaleena Dughi, Peter Purtell, George Moore, Molly Getter, and Debbie Drewry. May they regain full health. Please pray for the needs in our Parish Intention Books. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen. ARMED FORCES LIST Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish and Community, Cortney Allen, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Reed Shave, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Lukas Crisman, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Taylor Cain, and all who serve with them. May they all be protected and safe from harm and return home soon to their families and friends. Amen. Please call the rectory when the person you put on the Prayer List or Armed Forces List can be removed. If you know of anyone on the list who has passed away, please let us know so that their name can be removed from the list. OIL SPILL: Please continue to pray for a successful cleanup of the remainder of the spill.

(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


CHRISTMAS FLOWER DONATIONS Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the Christmas Flower collection. A total of $ 943.00 was donated for poinsettias to beautify our Churches. THANK YOU TO CHURCH DECORATORS Special thanks to those who helped to decorate and clean our Churches and make them so beautiful during the Advent and Christmas Season. Christmas services wouldn’t be so beautiful and special without your help. A very special thank you to Mark Pichette for the beautiful Christmas Tree for St. Augustine Church. Thank you one and all! THANK YOU!!! Special thanks to all who helped to make our Masses this season so special. Thank you to the Choir, Organists/Pianists, Choir Director, Lectors, Altar Servers, those who led the Rosary and to anyone we have missed. Thank you also to Fr. Buckley for saying Mass at St. Augustine on Christmas Day and for the Holy Day, on January 1st. 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. DECEASED Please pray for the deceased, especially Donald M. Overfield and Loretta Donovan King who were known to many in our Community. May they rest in peace. Amen. NEW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED New volunteers for the Ministries of Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Altar Server, and Rosary Leader are always needed and welcomed. At St. Augustine Church we are most in need of Rosary Leaders (one person leads the Rosary almost every Sunday) and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (it would be helpful to have one more). At St. Francis Church we are most in need of Lectors for the 8:00AM Sunday Masses. (There are only three people who Lector for this Mass; one of them is away for the entire winter; one of them goes away for part of the winter. This leaves one person to Lector every weekend.) At St. Francis Church it would also be helpful to have additional Altar Servers for the 4:30PM Mass. (There are only (2).) WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2014 to a Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 22nd. The event includes a 2:30PM Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through St. Brigid Parish Office by February 10th. Thank you to those who have already made the commitment to “Serve with Love.” If you did not already make a pledge, envelopes are available in the back of the Churches for your pledge. Completed pledges may be placed in the collection basket or mailed to the Rectory. St. Brigid Parish Appeal goal is $ 23,750.00, the same as last year. Currently we have (130) pledges for a total of $ 18,925.00. We are ONLY under our goal by $ 4,825.00. Thank you to everyone for your generosity. IS YOUR MARRIAGE IN TROUBLE? Are you considering divorce? Retrouvaille is a program designed to provide help and support to married couples who are undergoing difficulties in their relationship. It is also for couples who are separated or divorced and want to try again. If you are experiencing loneliness, hurt and brokenness in your relationship, let Retrouvaille help you. To register for the January 17-19, 2014 program, scheduled for Owego, New York, or February 14-16 at Fatima Renewal Center in Dalton, Pa. call: 1-800-470-2230 or visit: www.HelpOurMarriage.com . LITTLE MEADOWS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH HOST CONCERT On Friday, January 10, 2014, at 7:00PM, the Little Meadows United Methodist Church is hosting a concert by Jared Campbell, a Binghamton native. There will be a free will offering and refreshments following the concert. All are welcome to come and enjoy the music and fellowship. HELP WANTED A PM Relief/Replacement is needed for the Friendsville Post Office. The position requires work Saturday mornings as well as varying days of the week. The position only guarantees (4) hours per week, pays $ 11.76 per hour, and does not lead to permanent employment. For more details and information, contact the Friendsville Postmaster at 570-553-4287. All applicants must apply online at http://www.usps.com/employment. Paper applications will not be accepted. Steps to follow to apply online: 1. Type in the website above. Click Search. Then click on SEARCH OUR LATEST JOB OPENINGS. 2. At Keywords, NOT A CITY, type FRIENDSVILLE. Then click on START. 3. Friendsville will appear at the top of the screen. Double click on it. 4. The posting will appear. Scroll down and see the entire posting. 5. At the top of the posting, you will see the word APPLY. 6. Click on APPLY, and complete the entire application. The process takes about 40 minutes to complete. All applications must be made by 11:59PM, January 6th in order for you to be considered for the position.


CHRISTMAS FLOWER DONATIONS

Requested by: Joe & Judy Adams Susan Anderson Gary & Helena Arbosheski Louise Baker Joyce Barnum Fred & Bette Brown Frank & Helen Burns John & Mary Butler Kevin Boyle M/M David Calabretta M/M Elton Carr Joanne Cerretani Ruth Chamberlain Genevieve A. Coleman Frank Conboy James Curley M/M Robert Curley Bub & Dawn Davis Tanya & Scott Dearborn Dan & Rose Devine Michael & Barbara Dovin M/M Frank Doyle Mrs. Helena Flaherty Miss Margaret Flaherty Tom Flaherty Brian Gardner Dennis & Debra Garges M/M Peter Giannone Tom Golden Donald J. Griffin Terri & Dave Grindel M/M Gerald Guiton Leo & Loretta Guiton Anne Hawley Patricia Hutchinson Mrs. Peter Jaeger Katherine Keenan Shirley Kelly Ron Kocak Charles Kotch Charles Kotch George Kotch Jack & Vicky Kozic The Laky Family M/M Richard Leavenworth Joan Lee Randy & Mary Long Beverly Mahoney Dick & Mary K. Manjerovic Bill & Mary Lou Martin Phyllis McNamara Ruth Murphy Theresa & Bill Noldy Cathy O’Reilly M/M Lawrence T. O’Reilly Anthony & Mary Palombaro Julie Perlick Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer Bill & Barb Pichette Andrew Potocek Joe Purr Larry & Debbie Purtell Jerry & Karen Purtell The Reichlen Family Mary Shaughnessy Rita Spila M/M William Stewart Peter & Martha Strojny The Tims Family Art & Maryann Trecoske Mary Warner Marylea Wheaton Ann Zalepa Donald & Patricia Zaleski

In Memory of: - Mary Beth Adams - Ralph & Marie Gesford, Daniel & Lena Kane, Peter & Betty Arbosheski, and Frank Lippe - Mom & Dad - Jim & Peg Shaughnessy - Fred & Rhoda Brown, Emery & Rose Bennett, Judy DeAngelo, and John Coleman - M/M Francis H. Burns, Sr., M/M Joseph McGowan, Mr. Joseph Mann, and Mr. Walter Mann - The Timothy Butler Family and The Hugh Murphy Family - John L. Boyle, John F. Boyle and Nellie Boyle - The Caufield, Calabretta, Murphy, and Alexander Families - Agnes Jones and Margaret Coolbaugh - Joseph & Elva Pompeii - Burt Chamberlain - Chris Coleman, Jr. and Bill Coleman - The Conboy Family - Helen M. Davis, A.M. Davis, Andy Condon, and Bill Phalen - M/M Henry Chesnick, M/M Michael Dovin, Sr., Msgr. Stanley Piorkowski, and Mr. Thomas Piorkowski - James & Julia Flaherty, Larry & Jimmy Ed Flaherty, Martin & Katherine Flaherty, and Thomas and Bridget Flaherty - Joseph & Cecilia Degnan, Frank & Mary Ellen Golden, Mary Ellen Flaherty Griffin, and Fr. John Vincent O’Reilly and his priest nephews - Diana Garges, Ralph Warner, Byron & Frances Jacobs, and Catherine Hutchinson - Clara Giannone and Lynn Giannone - Tom, Nora, Jim, and Larry Golden - Mary Ellen Griffin - M/M Francis Guiton and M/M Lawrence Smith - Francis & Anna Guiton & Family, Eldred & Elsie Tewksbury & Family, and Don DeWolfe - The Alex Kucera Family - Roy Hutchinson, M/M Vincent Riley & Joe, James Neville, and Catherine &Franklyn Hutchinson - Peter, James, Jack, Helene, Frank, & Mary Jaeger - Jim Keenan, Jerome Ryan, Jim Golden, Bill & Rosemary Dudock, Fr. Huntsman, Mrs. Eleanor Huntsman, My Grandparents, and Bill Curley - Leo & Peg Kelly - Irene Kotch and Barbara Kotch - In Honor of: George Kotch - Irene Kotch and Barbara Kotch - Edward & Florence Kozic, Hazel Hall, Frank & Mildred Russell, and Helen Harcarik - The Laky & Zangara Families - Thomas & Nora Lee, Louise & Matthias Lee, Mary McManus, and Mary Pat Lee - Helen & Frank Guiton and Clinton & Alice Long - The Manjerovic, Blashill and Parkinson Families - The Martin & Purtell Families - Walter, Michele, Francis & Josephine Murphy, and Elizabeth Fessenden - John, Sophie, John & Pat Glenn, Rudolph & Berenice Noldy, and Frank Padula - The O’Reilly, Giannone, Evans, and Grausgruber Families - Jimmy & Michael Mason, and Carl Palombaro - Frank Perlick - Frank Perlick and Carl Spencer - Albert & Margaret Pichette and Charles & Julia Borsavage - The Purr, Heim, McDonough, Scroggins, Zernone, Filiault, Letting, Lamonte, and Downs Families - Rose, Mae, Mary Ellen, and Catherine Conboy - The Brion and Waldrep Families - Aaron Reichlen and Paul Shaffer, and Deceased Members of the Reichlen and Smith Families - The Shaughnessy, Buckley and Drooney Families, and Diane Shaughnessy - Elizabeth McHale - Marie & Keron Cavanaugh and Dolores Hickey - Scott and Danny Edsell - In Thanksgiving - Martha & Emmy Trecoske, Mary Novack, and Geneva Hegedus - Ralph and Mom and Dad Warner - Anna Phillips - In Honor of: Our Grandsons

December 29, 2013 bulletin  
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