March FIRST Saturday Meeting

We will meet on the FIRST Saturday of March, March 2, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

We will view and discuss the second installment of Bishop Robert Barron’s video series “The Mass”. The meeting will be downstairs in the parish hall so we can view the video.

Here is additional info on the 6 session course:

https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/the-mass/products/the-mass-study-guide-pre-order

Here is a quick video introduction to the course:

https://youtu.be/xCnPHtz0sZA

The annual Shrine trip is March 9 and the Diocesan Men’s Conference is March 23.

At our March 2 meeting, we’ll decide if we want to have a THIRD Saturday meeting on March 16 as well.

Thanks to Frank for volunteering to facilitate our March FIRST Saturday meeting.

Thanks to Tim and Frank for facilitating our February THIRD Saturday meeting.

Thanks to Frank for facilitating our February FIRST Saturday meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Upcoming Pastoral Council Elections – Call to Serve 

It is time for our yearly Saint Bridget Pastoral Council transition and we are looking for parish members who are interested in continuing their involvement with the parish community by serving on our Saint Bridget Pastoral Council.  It is a 3 year commitment starting in June 2019.  Members of Pastoral Council are selected by a Nomination and Selection Committee, and may self-nominate or be nominated by another member of the parish.   Our Pastoral Council serves in an advisory role to our Pastor, Monsignor Carr.  We strive to promote the spiritual well-being of our parish members, to promote communication and coordination among various parish groups, and to assist in creating and furthering the goals and priorities of our vibrant parish.  


We are asking all ministry leaders to prayerfully consider submitting nominations for consideration.  Please send the name, phone number, and email address of any parishioner whom you would like to nominate to Pierre Morel (pierremorel7@gmail.com) or Britta Wolfe (wolfe.mom4@verizon.net).  We look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you!

2019 Catholic Men’s Conference Saturday 03-23-2019

Overview

On Saturday, March 23, 2019 men from across the diocese will gather at Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg for the 6th annual Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference. This year’s theme is “Christ Our Hope” and will feature a dual-track conference with keynote speakers in English and Spanish, breakout opportunities, Reconciliation, Adoration, and Mass. Keynote speakers for both the English and Spanish-speaking tracks will be announced soon.

General registration will be available online for $55 until March 16, 2018. After that point, registration will only be available at the door for $60. As always, the conference is free for priests and religious brothers.

All those interested may contact the Center for Marriage, Family, and Life at cmfl@richmonddiocese.org or 804-622-5109 for more information. Visit https://evangelizerichmond.org/events/2019-catholic-mens-conference/ for full conference details.

REGISTER HERE

Keynote Speaker (English)

Coming Soon!

Registration Cost

General registration will be available online for $55 until March 17, 2019. After that point, registration will only be available at the door for $60. As always, the conference is free for priests and religious brothers.

All those interested may contact the Center for Marriage, Family, and Life at cmfl@richmonddiocese.org or 804-622-5109 for more information. Visit https://evangelizerichmond.org/events/2019-catholic-mens-conference/ for full conference details and to register online.

February THIRD Saturday Meeting, February 16

On the THIRD Saturday of February, February 16, we’d like to explore St. Francis de Sales (his Feast Day is January 24) and his book The Devout Life, which is accessible online here: https://www.catholicity.com/devoutlife/

Thanks to Frank and Tim for volunteering to facilitate the discussion.

Thanks to Frank for facilitating our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

March 9, 2019-Lenten Pilgrimage to The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

From Mike:

Gents, 
Here is the schedule:
6:30 a.m.  Depart St Bridget front parking lot by carpool
8:30 Breakfast at the Shrine
9:00 Guided tour
10:00 Confessions available, private prayer, bookstore, etc. 
11:00 Private Mass in Chapel (Father Christian presiding). We also have 2-3 Deacons attending at this point
11:45-1:00 p.m. More private time or optional side trip, Shrine of St. John Paul II
Approx 1:00  Stations of the Cross (Crypt Church, lower level of the Shrine)
After Stations, adjourn to lunch ( tentative The Dubliner, but open to suggestions)
3:00ish  Depart for St. Bridget
If you have already signed up on the sheet that was passed around at the last Men’s Ministry meeting, no need to sign-up again. Please contact me at ckoz654@aol.com to sign-up and please note if you are willing to be a driver (that garners you a lunch on the group). As always, you are free to spend your time on the Pilgrimage as you wish, all is optional ( but you should probably eat lunch for health reasons). 
Look forward to hearing from you!

Mike K

February THIRD Saturday Meeting, February 16

On the THIRD Saturday of February, February 16, we’d like to explore St. Francis de Sales (his Feast Day is January 24) and his book The Devout Life, which is accessible online here: https://www.catholicity.com/devoutlife/

We need someone to volunteer to facilitate the discussion.

Thanks to Frank for facilitating our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

February THIRD Saturday Meeting, February 16

On the THIRD Saturday of February, February 16, we’d like to explore St. Francis de Sales (his Feast Day is January 24) and his book The Devout Life, which is accessible online here: https://www.catholicity.com/devoutlife/

We need someone to volunteer to facilitate the discussion.

Thanks to Frank for facilitating our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Prison Ministry - Service Opportunity

From Gary:

My son  John  sent an email to me about the Prison Ministry described below.

One of his patient’s husband,  Tom McCarty serves on this ministry.

Would you please add it to our Men’s Ministry Website?

God Bless,

Gary

Kairos Prison Ministry International 

 is an organized and scripted 3-day ministry which gives men and women love and hope in 19 prisons all year. They take what they have learned and put it into practice.

All they ask is that you have a willing heart and a spirit of obedience. You can play a crucial role in God’s Ministry,” Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives and Impacting  the World”. This Ministry has been going on for 3 decades.

To learn more:

1.    Go to You Tube and search for “God’s Special Time”, which translates from the Greek word KAIROS. This video was made by the Virginia State Committee. Choose the 22 minute video.

2.     To see a video about the history of Kairos, go to www.mykairos.org  and click on the downloads to find history.

Call Tom McCarty (804) 744-3268 or (804) 691-5654 (cell) for any additional information.

February THIRD Saturday Meeting, February 16

On the THIRD Saturday of February, February 16, we’d like to explore St. Francis de Sales (his Feast Day is January 24) and his book The Devout Life, which is accessible online here: https://www.catholicity.com/devoutlife/

We need someone to volunteer to facilitate the discussion.

Thanks to Frank for facilitating our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

February FIRST Saturday Meeting

We will meet on the FIRST AND THIRD Saturdays of February, February 2 and 16, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

On the FIRST Saturday, February 2, we will view and discuss the first installment of Bishop Robert Barron’s video series “The Mass”. The meeting will be downstairs in the parish hall so we can view the video.

Here is a link to the study guide for the first session:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0005/3195/5769/files/Sample_Lesson_The_Mass_Study_Guide.pdf?88403545250515312

At the meeting, we’ll decide if we want to order the study guide, which, If we order more than 20 are about $21 a piece.

Here is additional info on the 6 session course:

https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/the-mass/products/the-mass-study-guide-pre-order

Here is a quick video introduction to the course:

https://youtu.be/xCnPHtz0sZA

On the THIRD Saturday, February 16, we’d like to explore St. Francis de Sales (his Feast Day is January 24) and his book The Devout Life, which is accessible online here: https://www.catholicity.com/devoutlife/

We need someone to volunteer to facilitate the discussion.

Thanks to Frank for volunteering to facilitate our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

February FIRST Saturday Meeting

We will meet on the FIRST AND THIRD Saturdays of February, February 2 and 16, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

On the FIRST Saturday, February 2, we will view and discuss the first installment of Bishop Robert Barron’s video series “The Mass”. The meeting will be downstairs in the parish hall so we can view the video.

Here is a link to the study guide for the first session:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0005/3195/5769/files/Sample_Lesson_The_Mass_Study_Guide.pdf?88403545250515312

At the meeting, we’ll decide if we want to order the study guide, which, If we order more than 20 are about $21 a piece.

Here is additional info on the 6 session course:

https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/the-mass/products/the-mass-study-guide-pre-order

Here is a quick video introduction to the course:

https://youtu.be/xCnPHtz0sZA

On the THIRD Saturday, February 16, we’d like to explore St. Francis de Sales (his Feast Day is January 24) and his book The Devout Life, which is accessible online here: https://www.catholicity.com/devoutlife/

We need someone to volunteer to facilitate the discussion.

Thanks to Frank for volunteering to facilitate our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

February Saturday Meetings

We will meet on the FIRST AND THIRD Saturdays of February, February 2 and 16, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

On the FIRST Saturday, February 2, we will view and discuss the first installment of Bishop Robert Barron’s video series “The Mass”. The meeting will be downstairs in the parish hall so we can view the video.

Here is a link to the study guide for the first session:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0005/3195/5769/files/Sample_Lesson_The_Mass_Study_Guide.pdf?88403545250515312

At the meeting, we’ll decide if we want to order the study guide, which, If we order more than 20 are about $21 a piece.

Here is additional info on the 6 session course:

https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/the-mass/products/the-mass-study-guide-pre-order

Here is a quick video introduction to the course:

https://youtu.be/xCnPHtz0sZA

On the THIRD Saturday, February 16, we’d like to explore St. Francis de Sales (his Feast Day is January 24) and his book The Devout Life, which is accessible online here: https://www.catholicity.com/devoutlife/

We need someone to volunteer to facilitate the discussion.

Thanks to Frank for volunteering to facilitate our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

Paul

Please keep Paul in your prayers.

He had his shoulder replaced last week and has had some complications.

February Saturday Meetings

We will meet on the FIRST AND THIRD Saturdays of February, February 2 and 16, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

On the FIRST Saturday, February 2, we will view and discuss the first installment of Bishop Robert Barron’s video series “The Mass”. The meeting will be downstairs in the parish hall so we can view the video.

Here is a link to the study guide for the first session:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0005/3195/5769/files/Sample_Lesson_The_Mass_Study_Guide.pdf?88403545250515312

At the meeting, we’ll decide if we want to order the study guide, which, If we order more than 20 are about $21 a piece.

Here is additional info on the 6 session course:

https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/the-mass/products/the-mass-study-guide-pre-order

Here is a quick video introduction to the course:

https://youtu.be/xCnPHtz0sZA

On the THIRD Saturday, February 16, we’d like to explore St. Francis de Sales (his Feast Day is January 24) and his book The Devout Life, which is accessible online here: https://www.catholicity.com/devoutlife/

We need someone to volunteer to facilitate the discussion.

Thanks to Frank for volunteering to facilitate our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

February Saturday Meetings

We will meet on the FIRST AND THIRD Saturdays of February, February 2 and 16, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

On the FIRST Saturday, February 2, we will view and discuss the first installment of Bishop Robert Barron’s video series “The Mass”. The room location may change so we can view the video.

On the THIRD Saturday, February 16, TBD. 

Thanks to Frank for volunteering to facilitate our FIRST February meeting.

Thanks to Tim for facilitating our THIRD Saturday January meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!

January THIRD Saturday Meeting This Saturday, January 19

We will meet this Saturday, the THIRD Saturday of January, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

We will discuss Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's 1968 encyclical.

You can access the encyclical here:

https://w2.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-vi_enc_25071968_humanae-vitae.html

You can find additional resources here:

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/resources/humanae-vitae.cfm

Thanks to Tim for volunteering to facilitate the meeting.

Thanks to Wayne for moderating our FIRST Saturday January planning meeting.

Please email lshadowen@aol.com to volunteer to facilitate a meeting.

Coffee starts at 6:30!