Entries for December 2016
Please note there will be no nursery provided on New Year's day.
Our nursery will be closed on New Year's Day. We wish all our families a safe and happy Christmas season.
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
December 31st 5:30pm Vigil Mass
January 1st 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 5pm
"...no other creature has ever seen God’s face shine upon it as did Mary. She gave a human face to the eternal Word, so that all of us can contemplate him."
Homily, Holy Mass of the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, 2015
Click here to read the full text of that Homily.
Please join us for our Thursday morning study in the Church Hall. We will be discussing Robert Barron's Pivotal Players Vol.1 - In 8 weeks we will cover: St Francis of Assisi, St Catherine of Siena, St Thomas Aquinas, Michelangelo, John Henry Newman and G K Chesterton. Starting Thursday January 12 9-10:30 am. Approx. 1 hour DVD will be shown first at each session (for those who need to leave at 10) then discussion following for those who wish to stay and go deeper! Study Guide is $24.95. (Recommended for discussion participants) Contact Kath ...
Approximately 90 children are preparing to celebrate their First Reconciliations on Saturday mornings, January 14 and 21 at 9:00AM. Please pray for them as they have their first of many encounters with the merciful Lord in this grace-filled sacrament.
First Reconciliation Families: Please contact the parish to let us know which Saturday ( 1/14 or 1/21) you'll be coming to celebrate First Reconciliation! Contact Julie Koury at
804-525-7890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 6, 2017.
Please Note: In the event of inclement weather, First Reconciliati...
2017 March for Life - Friday, January 27th - The annual March for Life will be held Friday, January 27, 2017 in Washington, D. C. Come join hundreds of thousands marching for life in the nation’s capital, calling for change and the defeat of Roe vs. Wade. You will be amazed at the energy and commitment of those present, including so many youth and college age marchers from across the nation. Free bus service will be provided by the Knights of Columbus, leaving from the Columbian Center at 8:00 am and returning at 6:00 pm. Email Mike Kozak at email@example.com for additional information and ...
Morning of Recollection for Women: There will be a Morning of Recollection for Women on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel of the Comboni Missionary Sisters, located at 1307 Lakeside Avenue. Meditations will be given by a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. Mass will be celebrated at 11:45 a.m., and there will be an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For more information, please call Pilar Moore at 360- 7151.
Regular Schedule Throughout Advent and Christmas
Daily Mass Monday - Saturday, 8:00am
Confessions Saturdays, 4:00 until 5:00pm
Retreat Opportunity: "Mary Leads Us To Advent"
December 3rd, 8:30-1pm in the Church Hall Full Details and RSVP Here
While we are busy with many things, it’s also so important to take time to tend to our spirits.
Who better than the Blessed Mother to show us the way to prepare ourselves to bring Christ to birth?
December 4th from 7-8pm w/contemporary music and Celebrant Fr...
Dear Leaders of Committees and Groups at St. Bridget,
This is just a reminder that the book discussion of Beautiful Mercy will take place on Tuesday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Bridget Church. Please join us for an evening of fellowship and faith sharing. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not yet received a book, copies are available in the church office.
If you are interested in leading a discussion, please contact Mary Ann Peppiatt at email@example.com or 804.741-3739.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would share this invitation with your group! Thank y...
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What is Alpha? Alpha is a 10-week course that meets once a week and focuses on your relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We meet for dinner, watch a video and have small group discussions. Maybe you have a friend or loved one who has been away from the church for a while and would be perfect to get involved with Alpha? Hundreds of St. Bridget’s parishioners have been through the program with great success! It is a great way to meet other parishioners or find a smaller faith group! Alpha will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday evenings starting in January. Come to the Gathering ...
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To allow those using E-giving to participate in the Sunday Offertory, you will find laminated cards in the Commons and church entrances starting in October. Laminated Card Info Page
Interested in E-Giving?
Join the 400+ families that contribute to Saint Bridget parish by using E-Giving, a convenient way to make your secure donations to Saint Bridget parish online. You may use debit cards, credit cards or electronic funds transfer recurring contributions to fulfill your stewardship pledge, purchase tickets to parish events, pay for religious education programs, make donations to the various funds, special collec...
The St. Bridget Church Stewardship 2017 Pledge Campaign is underway, and parishioners are quickly stepping up to support our church. The Stewardship Appeal information and pledge card are included in our parish Annual Report that was mailed to all parishioners. Your compassionate spirit of giving will continue to enable St. Bridget parish to fulfill the mission of our Catholic faith tradition. Please prayerfully consider your pledge and respond promptly. Thank you for sharing your many gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Click here to make your pledge online.
“Jesus asks us also to forgive and to give. To be inst...
Monsignor Carr’s 75th Birthday Celebration!
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saint Bridget Mother Presentation Hall, 2-5pm
Cake, Entertainment, A Warm Reception for Monsignor, Merriment, and More Cake!
Monsignor would love to take a trip to Rome for Easter!
Gifts to make that happen will be collected at the Parish Office and at the event.
If you'd like to contribute a check, please make it out directly to Monsignor William Carr.
Pre-Recorded Birthday Messages for Monsignor will be played at the party.
Videos may be sent to sbvayouth@gmail...
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has declared the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe a special day of solidarity with families of Immigrants.
Read more here.