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MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND St. Francis—Nov. 30th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Ministers—Sean Kelly & Susanne Wolf; Servers—Declan Giannone; Rosary—Betty Ellen Hardy St. Francis—Dec. 1st—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy and Helen Burns; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Mary Shaughnessy St. Augustine—Dec. 1st—10:30AM: Lector—volunteer needed; Ministers—Bob Allen & Anne Hawley; Servers—Frank, Jack & Luke Fruehan; Rosary—Ann Zalepa If at any time you see that a volunteer is needed for any ministry, please feel free to step forward and volunteer your services.

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 Diane “Dee” Shaughnessy, cousin of Joyce Barnum and Mary Shaughnessy; Joe Lynch, brother of Foster Lynch; Joan Place, cousin of Patricia Hutchinson; and Doris Ormsby who was known to many in our Community. May they rest in peace. Amen. SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention. A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention requested by the Garges Family. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer in Memory of Carl Spencer. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of December—Kathy Gage. St. Augustine cleaners Nov. 24 to 30—Debbie Wimmer & Diane Pipher; Dec. 1 to 7—volunteer needed. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). 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, 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, John Carr, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Agnes Neville, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Candy Coney, Molly Penderf, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Doddie Mondi, Pauline VerValen, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, Robert & Judy Peifer, S. T., Kevin Phalen, Rita Flynn, Shirley Davis, and Mike Rafferty. 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.

(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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MASS SCHEDULE 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: CHRIST THE KING INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - CHRIST THE KING MRS. GERALD (RUTH) MURPHY by the Family 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - EDWARD & HELEN LEE by Lucy McCarthy & Family 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - WANDA PURR & DECEASED FAMILY AND FRIENDS by Joe Purr 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - ALL SOULS INTENTIONS 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - ALL SOULS INTENTIONS 8:30AM St. Francis Church -THANKSGIVING DAY DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE FLAHERTY FAMILY BY TOM & MARGARET FLAHERTY NO MASS 4:30PM St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT CATHERINE ADAMS by Robert Keenan 8:00AM St. Francis Church - 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS AND IN THANKSGIVING 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - DOROTHY NICODEM by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Augustine 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 Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 649.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 783.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,285.00. OCTOBER FINANCIAL NEWS Income— $ 20,546.56 Expense— - 21,136.17 - 589.61 LIFELINES “No accidents, these lives of ours, created by a loving God with magnificent precision. The care and intricacy with which each human life is created — or as Isaiah and the psalmist tell it, knitted together in our mothers’ wombs — are God’s loving work. These basic spiritual truths — these basic human truths — bring the tragedy of abortion into sharp relief. To snuff out any life desired, created, loved and given a purpose by God is an unspeakable tragedy.” ~ Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, “We are to be ‘people of life, people for life,’” The Catholic Northwest Progress, January 24, 2013

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH TO REOPEN FOR THANKSGIVING DAY MASS!!! We are very pleased to announce that St. Francis Xavier Church will re-open for Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 28th, at 8:30AM. Please come to Mass on Thanksgiving Day and show you gratitude for St. Francis Church’s re-opening!!! We will resume the regular Mass Schedule at St. Francis Xavier beginning with the Vigil Mass for the First Sunday of Advent, Saturday, November 30th, at 4:30PM and the First Sunday of Advent, Sunday, December 1st, at 8:00AM. Please let your friends and neighbors know that St. Francis Church will be open so that they can return to our flock! Thank you again for your patience, support, understanding, and especially prayer during our fuel spill clean-up. Please continue to pray for a quick, successful cleanup of the remainder of the spill. 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.

ST. BRIGID PARISH TURKEY PARTY—THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who attended our Turkey Party on Thursday evening. A great time was had by all. Thank you to all those who helped in any way to make the evening a success. We have a total of (9) 12 to 14 lb. Frozen turkey’s left. These are “for sale” at a cost of $ 20.00 each. If you would like to purchase a turkey, please call Kay at the Rectory this week (570-553-2288).

BAKE SALE—THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who baked their special goodies for the Altar & Rosary Bake Sale. The evening was a big success. ALTAR & ROSARY QUILT RAFFLE Congratulations to the winner of the Altar & Rosary Quilt Raffle. The lucky winner was our Parishioner, Linda Monahan. COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE THIS Tuesday, November 26th, beginning at 7:00PM, we will hold our 17th Annual Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service with Silver Lake Presbyterian Church. The Service will be held at the Silver Lake Presbyterian Church this year. St. Brigid Parish will provide the guest homilist. All St. Brigid Parishioners are welcome to attend. Please come and thank God for all He has done for us in the past year and pray for our Country. Light refreshments will follow the service. SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE PHILIPPINES & VIETNAM ~ THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the Typhoon collection last weekend. Our total collection was $ 1,288.00, a very generous amount. If you were not prepared for the collection but would still like to donate, please put your donation in a marked envelope and place it in the collection basket or mail it to the Rectory. Thank you again for your generosity in helping these unfortunate victims of the Typhoon.


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MASS SCHEDULE 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: CHRIST THE KING INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - CHRIST THE KING MRS. GERALD (RUTH) MURPHY by the Family 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - EDWARD & HELEN LEE by Lucy McCarthy & Family 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - WANDA PURR & DECEASED FAMILY AND FRIENDS by Joe Purr 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - ALL SOULS INTENTIONS 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - ALL SOULS INTENTIONS 8:30AM St. Francis Church -THANKSGIVING DAY DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE FLAHERTY FAMILY BY TOM & MARGARET FLAHERTY NO MASS 4:30PM St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT CATHERINE ADAMS by Robert Keenan 8:00AM St. Francis Church - 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS AND IN THANKSGIVING 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - DOROTHY NICODEM by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Augustine 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 Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 649.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 783.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,285.00. OCTOBER FINANCIAL NEWS Income— $ 20,546.56 Expense— - 21,136.17 - 589.61 LIFELINES “No accidents, these lives of ours, created by a loving God with magnificent precision. The care and intricacy with which each human life is created — or as Isaiah and the psalmist tell it, knitted together in our mothers’ wombs — are God’s loving work. These basic spiritual truths — these basic human truths — bring the tragedy of abortion into sharp relief. To snuff out any life desired, created, loved and given a purpose by God is an unspeakable tragedy.” ~ Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, “We are to be ‘people of life, people for life,’” The Catholic Northwest Progress, January 24, 2013

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH TO REOPEN FOR THANKSGIVING DAY MASS!!! We are very pleased to announce that St. Francis Xavier Church will re-open for Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 28th, at 8:30AM. Please come to Mass on Thanksgiving Day and show you gratitude for St. Francis Church’s re-opening!!! We will resume the regular Mass Schedule at St. Francis Xavier beginning with the Vigil Mass for the First Sunday of Advent, Saturday, November 30th, at 4:30PM and the First Sunday of Advent, Sunday, December 1st, at 8:00AM. Please let your friends and neighbors know that St. Francis Church will be open so that they can return to our flock! Thank you again for your patience, support, understanding, and especially prayer during our fuel spill clean-up. Please continue to pray for a quick, successful cleanup of the remainder of the spill. 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.

ST. BRIGID PARISH TURKEY PARTY—THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who attended our Turkey Party on Thursday evening. A great time was had by all. Thank you to all those who helped in any way to make the evening a success. We have a total of (9) 12 to 14 lb. Frozen turkey’s left. These are “for sale” at a cost of $ 20.00 each. If you would like to purchase a turkey, please call Kay at the Rectory this week (570-553-2288).

BAKE SALE—THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who baked their special goodies for the Altar & Rosary Bake Sale. The evening was a big success. ALTAR & ROSARY QUILT RAFFLE Congratulations to the winner of the Altar & Rosary Quilt Raffle. The lucky winner was our Parishioner, Linda Monahan. COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE THIS Tuesday, November 26th, beginning at 7:00PM, we will hold our 17th Annual Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service with Silver Lake Presbyterian Church. The Service will be held at the Silver Lake Presbyterian Church this year. St. Brigid Parish will provide the guest homilist. All St. Brigid Parishioners are welcome to attend. Please come and thank God for all He has done for us in the past year and pray for our Country. Light refreshments will follow the service. SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE PHILIPPINES & VIETNAM ~ THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to the Typhoon collection last weekend. Our total collection was $ 1,288.00, a very generous amount. If you were not prepared for the collection but would still like to donate, please put your donation in a marked envelope and place it in the collection basket or mail it to the Rectory. Thank you again for your generosity in helping these unfortunate victims of the Typhoon.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND St. Francis—Nov. 30th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Ministers—Sean Kelly & Susanne Wolf; Servers—Declan Giannone; Rosary—Betty Ellen Hardy St. Francis—Dec. 1st—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy and Helen Burns; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Mary Shaughnessy St. Augustine—Dec. 1st—10:30AM: Lector—volunteer needed; Ministers—Bob Allen & Anne Hawley; Servers—Frank, Jack & Luke Fruehan; Rosary—Ann Zalepa If at any time you see that a volunteer is needed for any ministry, please feel free to step forward and volunteer your services.

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 Diane “Dee” Shaughnessy, cousin of Joyce Barnum and Mary Shaughnessy; Joe Lynch, brother of Foster Lynch; Joan Place, cousin of Patricia Hutchinson; and Doris Ormsby who was known to many in our Community. May they rest in peace. Amen. SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention. A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention requested by the Garges Family. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer in Memory of Carl Spencer. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of December—Kathy Gage. St. Augustine cleaners Nov. 24 to 30—Debbie Wimmer & Diane Pipher; Dec. 1 to 7—volunteer needed. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). 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, 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, John Carr, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Agnes Neville, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Candy Coney, Molly Penderf, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Doddie Mondi, Pauline VerValen, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, Robert & Judy Peifer, S. T., Kevin Phalen, Rita Flynn, Shirley Davis, and Mike Rafferty. 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.

(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


THANKSGIVING GIFT CARDS AND/OR FOOD PANTRY If you know anyone who is still in need of a THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer (570-663-2212), as soon as possible. Donations of turkeys or money to purchase turkeys would be appreciated. We also have (12) area families ranging in size from 1 person to 5 people, on our list to receive FOOD CARDS. Donations to date are $ 1,165.00 or $ 97.08 per family. All donations for FOOD CARDS or TURKEYS for the FOOD BASKETS should be put in an envelope in the collection and marked “Attention Kay”. All donations are greatly appreciated. SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON We are collecting Hot Chocolate Mix for the Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau. This group provides the ingredients for Christmas Dinner for low income families in Susquehanna County. A box is in the back of the Church for these donations. We need to collect 250 boxes. The deadline for donations is Monday, December 9th. (Hot Chocolate Mix is available at the Dollar stores at better prices than the grocery stores.) Your help would be greatly appreciated. We have had 126 boxes donated so far. We need 124 more boxes.

Thank you to those who have already made the commitment to “Serve with Love.” Thank you to all who participated in the “In-Pew” pledge process. If you did not already make a pledge, envelopes are available in the back of the Church 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 amount as last year. Currently we have (105) pledges for a total of $ 15,475.00. We are under our goal by $ 8,275.00. Thank you to everyone for your generosity. SPECIAL THANK YOU A special thank you from the Rush Fire Company for your support of their Turkey Party. Your support is greatly appreciated. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST The Little Meadows Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at White Tails bar in Little Meadows NEXT Sunday, December 1st from 7AM to 11AM. Price is $8.00 adult $4.00 children. Benefits the Little Meadows Fire Company. The menu is: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, sausage gravy with biscuits, baked goods, and beverages. All are invited to attend and enjoy a delicious breakfast!

REQUEST FOR LOTTERY CALENDARS We are taking requests for special Lottery Calendar numbers. Please call the rectory by December 4th to reserve your numbers. Special numbers will be reserved on a first come first served basis. ALTAR & ROSARY CHRISTMAS PARTY St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society will hold their Christmas Party/December meeting, on Wednesday, December 4th, beginning at 6:00PM at Neumann Hall. The Party is a Covered Dish Dinner. Please bring a dish to pass. Christmas Sunshine Baskets will be filled for shut-ins’. There will be 17 regular baskets and (3) fruit baskets for a total of 21 baskets. If you have questions, please call Shirley Kelly (553-2362) or Barb Pichette (663-2769). Sign-up sheets for the Covered Dish Dinner are in the back of the Church. CHOIR PRACTICE Choir practice for Christmas will be held Tuesday evening, December 3rd at 6:30PM in St. Francis Church. Please come join us and help make our Christmas Masses even more beautiful! CHRISTMAS FLOWER ENVELOPES Please remember that Christmas Flower Donation Envelopes are in your envelope boxes. A space is on the back for memorials. These donations help to pay the cost of the poinsettias that will adorn our Churches this Christmas Season. CLEANING OF ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS A cleaning bee will be held at St. Augustine Church on Saturday, December 14th at 9:00AM. Please bring cleaning supplies with you. Many hands make lighter work. If you are available, please come out to help.


CCD CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION St. Brigid Parish CCD students are having a Christmas Program on Sunday, December 15th, at Neumann Hall, Choconut. (In the event of a snow storm, the Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, January 5th.) 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. A REMINDER TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS: On Sunday, December 8th, classes will be held from 12 Noon to 4:00PM instead of the regular time, so that we can prepare for the Christmas Program. There will be a Pizza Party as well as Practice for the Program. VIRTUS PROGRAM–ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR CCD TEACHERS/ASSISTANTS 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. A VIRTUS Program will be held on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, from 6 to 9PM at Epiphany School Library, Sayre, Pa. If you are a CCD teacher or anyone who works with the children of ST. BRIGID PARISH, please register 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 school at 570-888-5802 to register and for directions. ARE YOU HURTING IN YOUR MARRIAGE? Has your marriage become troubled or stressed? Unloving or uncaring? If your relationship has grown cold and distant, if you are thinking of separation or divorce, or if you are already separated or divorced, but you want to try again—then the Retrouvaille program can help you. For more information, or to register for the January 17-19, 2014 program, call: 1-800-470-2230 or visit: www.HelpOurMarriage.com . PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need-not just Parishioners), please contact Rosalynd Perlick-Spenser (570-663-2212), Susie Reichlen (570-553-2618), or Mary Keenan (570-553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention.

November 24, 2013 bulletin  
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