St Brigid Parish Bulletin for May 19, 2024

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The Roman Catholic Community of ST. BRIGID PARISH, (St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, Pa.

St. Augustine Church, Silver Lake, Pa.)

(St. Brigid’s Cross)

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Rev. Augustine Thomas Administrator

Father Augustine 1 (570) 909-7819

Deacon Paul J. Brojack



Saturday, May 25th—4:30PM—St. Francis:

Sunday, May 26th 8:00AM St. Francis: Lector Rosanne Williams; Ministers Mary Shaughnessy & Chris Volk; Servers—volunteer; Rosary—Debbie Purtell; Greeter—volunteer Sunday, May 26th—10:30AM—St. Augustine: Lector Johanna Higgins; Ministers Bob Allen & Sr. Bette Brown; Servers volunteer; Rosary volunteer; Greeter volunteer


Please pray for the deceased, especially Lawrence “Bill” LaRue, brother-in-law of Sandy LaRue. May they rest in peace. Amen.


Lord, hear our prayers for the sick of our Parish & Community listed below and for those who are not listed and in need of our prayers, especially all suffering from cancer, Lyme disease, or drug dependency. Kaitlyn Andre, Michael Haefner, Bill Jones, Jr., Ruth King, Kyle Stoddard, “D”, Sophie Padula, Tom Wenman, Toni Colardino, Madigan Gow, Emily D., Amanda Branning, Daniel Gavin, Tommy Williams, Kathy Holt, Linda Hollenback, Don Zaleski, MaryLou Fahs, Elton Carr, Jim Raftis, Bub Davis, Tyler Fletcher, William Chaney, Joe Grindel, Chelsea Judson, Trisha, Mary Guido, Hallie Brooks, Mark Kovach, Brooke Arnold, Robyn Lawson, Ned Offner, Ethel Reid, Butch Rosencranz, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Marie Donahue, Barbara Mahoney, Rusty Carmen, Adam Price, Greg Lasgowka, Jay Gurn, Terry, Cameron & Levi White, Natalie Dawn Abell, Tom Ellison, the Reed Family, Don Higgins, Raub Family, Todd Legg, Ryan Hayes, Thomas McWilliams, Marty Mosher, Chad Grindel, Cathy Ballogg, Mary Ann Casterline, Janice Jacobs, Patricia Charpinsky, Diane Holleran, Kineer Worgen, James Dughi, Peg Broadwater, Adrian Stephens, Christopher Dauber, Millie, John, Reilly, Sophia ILichishin, Josh Zaleski, Caleb Scepaniak, Dana Marsh, Mary Joan, Lori Rawlins, Brendan Merritt, Mark Pasteka, Tim Fruehan, Linda, Gloria, Lori Hammerly Coleman, Angelo Scarfalloto, Emily Graves, Cathy Albert, Robert Nemcek, Wayne Hibbard, Laura Nelson, Garrett Farr, R.C.M., Everly Hausmann, George Coleman, Sally Saunders, Dennis Byerly, Marie Cavallaro, Sully & Patty Cavallaro, Evelyn Ferro, Alice, Briana Grisdale, Gregory Diorio, Mike Coleman, Nicholas, Alex, Mike & Pat Stelacio, Fr. John Victoria, Joseph Santora, Carol Garcia, Jay S., Carl, Jessica Lawrence, Nellie Manarchuck, Monica Gibson, Diane Coffee, Bill Noldy, Jr., Cathy Edsell, Patricia Hutchinson, Sue L., Mark, Chris Mortensen, Clyde & Mary Tims, Louise Darrow, Diane, Aaron Fredendall, Louise Eastman, Niki Rogers, Wade Leach, Shirley Conboy, Joseph Olszewski, Matthew Gatto, Madigan, Marge Murphy, Kris Kiesly, Kylie Keenan, Sara Kelly Price, Tucker White, Mike, Terri Grindel, Jerry Wells, Fred Brown, Rosa Prieto, Carl Whitehead, Ed Snee, Cliff & Anita James, Pete Strojny, Mary (Jones) Edsell, Eileen Maruschok, Leonard Howell, Shirley Rockefeller, A.J. Pass, Tony McHugh, Val Mosier, Hunter Allen Sapp, Bryce Histand, Deacon Tom Hartley, Ken Warner, George Thrasher, Norma Volk, Nancy, Gerry, Kathy Conklin, Gary Fisher, Joan Middendorf, Carol Jarnigan, Kevin Pierson, Anne, Madeline Barno, Megan Hale, Ben Naylor, Tammy Volk Jennings, Rosemary Stewart, Margaret Zernone, Bucky Russell, Kathleen, Delores Sinchak, Carolyn Doolittle, Leah Walters, Jane Borelli, Jake Warner, Chuck Bullock, Jim Griffin, Tom Krupinski, Susie Reichlen, Eileen Drab, Tom Walz, Susanne Wolf, Doug Packer, Ellen Bieleski, Larry Black, Joyce Danielewicz, Dorothy Angel, Jackie Foster, Ed Bartkus, Mary Ann Severage, and Rachelle Shaulis. Please pray for all the needs in our Parish and Community. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen.


Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish & Community, Ryan Gormley, Christopher Reichlen, Mike Griffith, Matthew Kramer, Ryan Neville, Shane Kalpokas, Dustin Ryder, Steven Shelp, Ricky Trowbridge, A.Jay Tewksbury, Lukas Crisman, Ryan Newberry, Mark W. Gregg, Lisa Phillips, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Marty Conboy, Wayne M. Bennett, Joseph Elliott, Bradley J. Bryant, John Baltsley, Mara Redding, Michael Redding, James Hemmerly, Cameron, Amberlynn Villanella, Jacob Balchikonis, Rip VanWinkle, Jonathan Green, Garrett Kiehle, and all who serve with them. May they be protected & safe from harm & return home safely and soon. Amen.

May 19th, 2024



Sun. May 19 8:00AM St. Francis Church - PENTECOST

10:30AM St. Augustine ChurchMon.May 20 NO MASS

Tue. May 21 12:00NN St. Francis Church -CHRIS BOMBOY by Mary Louise Keenan

Wed.May 22 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - SHIRLEY KELLY by the Boos Family

Thur.May 23 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - Deceased Members of the PICHETTE AND BORSAVAGE FAMILIES by Rosalynd Perlick

Fri. May 24 12:00NN St. Francis Church - CHRIS & GENEVIEVE COLEMAN by the Haefner Family


Sun. May 26 8:00AM St. Francis Church - THE MOST HOLY TRINITY 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY — TIM & TERRI LARUE 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - Deceased Members of the MCCORMACK, MURPHY & MCDONALD FAMILIES by Joe & Peg McDonald’s Daughters


Saturday St. Francis Xavier before 4:30PM Mass 3:30 to 4:15PM

Sunday St. Francis Xavier before 8:00AM Mass 7:30 to 7:50AM

Sunday St. Augustine before 10:30AM Mass 10:00 to 10:20AM


The Ascension collection total was $ 556.00; our weekend collection total was $ 3,413.00. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


“Without a foundational, practical formation, it is difficult for our consciences to guide us well in concrete situations. As Catholics, we have the immense gift of the teaching authority of the Catholic Church and can turn to it for help forming our consciences. For example, learning about Christian moral principles, reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or researching what the Church says about a challenging teaching will help us grow in knowledge of the truth.”

~ USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, “Understanding Conscience”


Beginning on June 2nd, Fr. Augustine will be providing a special message for us each week.


Thank you for your generosity toward last week’s collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). St. Brigid collection total was $ 548.00. Your support helps the CCC connect millions with Christ. If you missed the collection visit to donate.


All Mothers will be remembered at all Masses throughout the month of May.


There are still Lottery Calendars available in the back of Church. They are $ 20.00 each and run thru December 31st. There are a total of 35 calendars left. The numbers are definitely going down! If every family would take one or two more calendars they would be gone this weekend! Please help make this very important fund raiser a sell out again this year!


Mass will be held Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day, at 11:00AM in St. John’s Cemetery. On this day we remember all those who proudly served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, as well as all our deceased loved ones. Please bring your own lawn chairs to the cemetery. If the weather is bad, Mass will be held in St. Francis Church at 11:00AM. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.




Tuesday—2-3PM Thursday 6:00 to 7:00AM; 10:00 to 11:00AM; 4:00 to 5:00PM Friday 9:00 to 10:00AM; 1:00 to 2:00PM

Please consider spending one hour with Our Lord. Please contact Rosalynd Perlick (570-663-2212) to volunteer.

Thank you to everyone who has already stepped forward and volunteered for Adoration hours!!

Deacon’s NOTE

This Pentecost is the chance for us to thank the Father and the Son for the gi of the Holy Spirit, to pray like the first apostles did surrounded by Mary, and to respond obediently to all his promp ngs. When we remain in the state of grace, we are temples of the Holy Spirit, which is a reality that should astound us: God the Holy Spirit lives inside of us. The Holy Spirit burns within us. But we have to let that flame grow into a bonfire.

Come, Holy Spirit, Fill the Hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love!

Deacon Ron Maida—


~ A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention offered by Joe Purr.

~ A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for peace in Ukraine, Israel, and the Middle East.

~ The Sanctuary Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention.


Please continue to pray for vocations to the Priesthood in our Diocese.


If you would like to respond to prayer requests, or if you have a prayer request, please call Rosalynd Perlick (570-663-2212); Maureen Allen (570-663-2256) or Susie Reichlen (570-553-2618). Many prayers will be offered for your intentions. Please call when the person you put on this Prayer List can be removed, either because of their return to health or because they have passed away.


To provide flowers for St. Francis Church, call the Rectory (570-553-2288); for St. Augustine Church, please sign up on the calendar in the back of the Church or call Heidi Jaeger (570-663-2459). For both Churches, please call the Rectory with the “Intention” so it can be put in the bulletin. Dates are available at both Churches thru November.

~ St. Augustine Flowers are in Memory of Elisabetha Korbel offered by Heidi Jaeger..

~ St. Francis Flowers are in Memory of the Deceased Members of the Kaminski Family offered by Dan, Liz, and Kyle.


St. Augustine: May 20 to 26 volunteer needed; May 27 to June 2 Tanya Dearborn & Paulette Guyette; June 3 to 9 Tanya Dearborn & Paulette Guyette; June 10 to 16 volunteer needed; June 17 to 23 Kim Fruehan; June 24 to 30 Kim Fruehan; July 1 to 7 Johanna Higgins; July 8 to 14 Johanna Higgins; July 15 to 21 volunteer needed; July 22 to 28 volunteer needed; July 29 to August 4 volunteer needed; August 5 to 11 volunteer needed; August 12 to 18 volunteer needed; August 19 to 25 volunteer needed; August 26 to September 1 volunteer needed

St. Francis cleaner for the month of May the Oleniacz Family.

NEW VOLUNTEERS are always welcome to help clean our Churches. There are several openings throughout the year at St. Augustine. To volunteer, please call or email Kay (570)553-2288 or


Saturday, June 1st, we observe the Fatima First Saturday Devotions in reparation for offenses against the Immaculate Heart of Mary as our Lord and Lady requested of Sister Lucia, shepherd visionary of Fatima.

Please consider participating as we seek to fulfill our Savior's and Blessed Mother's request for prayer and penance in reparation to her most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. All are welcome.

The schedule for these Devotions at Saint Augustine Church is:

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by confessions: 8:30AM-9:00AM Recitation of Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: 9:00AM-9:30AM

Adoration and Meditation on Mysteries of the Rosary: 9:30AM-9:45AM Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 9:45AM-9:55AM Mass: 10:00AM-10:45AM


This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year. It concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church. Pentecost always occurs 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus and 10 days after his ascension into heaven. Because Easter is a moveable feast without a fixed date, and Pentecost depends on the timing of Easter, Pentecost can fall anywhere between May 10 and June 13. The name Pentecost is derived from the Greek word “pentecoste,” meaning 50th. In Christian tradition, Pentecost is the celebration of the person of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus, who were gathered together in the Upper Room.

It was right after Pentecost that Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, preached his first homily to Jews and other non-believers, in which he opened the scriptures of the Old Testament, showing how the prophet Joel prophesied events and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. He also told the people that the Jesus they crucified is the Lord and was raised from the dead, which “cut them to the heart.” When they asked what they should do, Peter exhorted them to repent of their sins and to be baptized. According to the account in Acts, about 3,000 people were baptized following Peter’s sermon. For this reason, Pentecost is considered the birthday of the Church Peter, the first Pope, preaches for the first time and converts thousands of new believers. The apostles and believers, for the first time, were united by a common language, and a common zeal and purpose to go and preach the Gospel. Typically, priests will wear red vestments on Pentecost, symbolic of the burning fire of God’s love and the tongues of fire that descended on the apostles.


Bishop Joseph C. Bambera and the Office for Parish Life invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2024 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 23rd. Mass is at 2:30PM at the Cathedral of Saint Peter followed by a reception. Registration deadline is May 26th. To register, go to or contact Bridget Guarnieri (570-207-2213 x 1133) or


Women from around the Diocese gather on Saturday, June 8th, at Marywood University for the Annual Refresh Your Faith Catholic Women’s Conference. The day includes Mass with Bishop Bambera, continental breakfast, Catholic Marketplace, 3 Keynote speakers, Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, music and lunch. Registration is $ 55., students $ 20. at .

You will be inspired by speakers Father Justin Cinnante, O.Carm. who brings in the truth of the real presence in the Holy Eucharist and the miracles he has seen!! Jackie Francois Angel loves being part of the Body of Christ. She fell in love with God at a youth retreat, and now is a full-time traveling speaker, singer/songwriter, and worship leader. Father Giuseppe Maria Siniscalchi, CFR gave up a career in law to follow his vocation and will shine great light on the importance of the Eucharist for our times, the link between the Eucharist and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the healing journey into God’s Merciful Love.

Special programming Friday night, June 7 – with accommodations at Marywood University.


“Do not be afraid. Give him, if he asks it of you, your heart and your entire life.” St. John Paul II Registration for our annual Quo Vadis Days and our first-ever Fiat Days this summer is OPEN! Both Quo Vadis and Fiat are happening June 24-26th at Marywood University and are open to rising sophomores through graduating seniors. After registering, students will need a recommendation from their pastor, a religious sister, deacon, youth minister, DRE, or other adult in ministry. Quo Vadis and Fiat are 3-day summer camps for high school men and women that are designed to teach them about all vocations and enrich their faith through prayer, fellowship, speakers, and activities. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other faithful young Catholics in the Diocese through games, sports, music, and small group discussion. The cost to attend is $25, which covers 3 days’ worth of lodging, meals, all activities, and custom Diocese of Scranton Quo Vadis and Fiat gifts. Registration can be found at https://

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