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!

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!

Singing at Respect Life Holy Hour

From Jacob:

Hello Gentlemen,

 The Respect Life Holy Hour is coming up on Tuesday January 15th at 6:30 PM. Please let me know (JTemple@saintbridgetchurch.org) if you are able to come sing for this. It’s the same music as in years past and should be very simple. We’ll meet at 6:00 PM in the choir room to warm up and go over things.

 I look forward to hearing from you all!

March for Life/Respect Life Holy Hour/ Novena for Life

From Mike:

All,

 It's not too late to sign-up for the March for Life on Friday, January 18, 2019, in Washington D.C. If you already signed up for 2019 no need to respond. This year we have the St. Edward's bus stopping at the St. Bridget access road by the Middle School for pick-up at 8:30 a.m. as an additional option.  You would need to be at St. Bridget no later than 8:15 a.m. to leave time to check in.  To reserve a seat on that bus, please contact bus captain Tony Hackenburg directly at tjhack@hotmail.com.   
If you would like spots reserved on the bus that departs from the Columbian Center we will follow the routine of past years as far as departure time, etc.( meeting at 7:45 a.m. for an 8 a.m.departure from the Pump Rd. location, travel to the Pastoral Center to meet with the Southside bus, and depart DC at 4-4:30 p.m.).  This year, instead of emailing me, contact Darius, the bus captain for the Columbian Center bus, directly at dmyaz@verizon.net .  Darius, please let us know if you anticipate any substantive changes. 
 When signing up, please provide a mobile phone number. Please pass this information along to friends, parish groups, etc.  Of course, please make sure to check the weather (I'm hopeful it will be balmy) and dress appropriately.  Also, please  bring your own lunch and refreshments.  We plan to arrive back in Richmond by 6:30 p.m., again depending on traffic. Also, a Respect Life Holy Hour has been scheduled for January 15, 2019, @ 6:30 p.m. at St. Bridget Church.   The Holy Hour will be intended as a vigil of sorts for the March for Life and will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.  Please make every effort to join the Church in prayer for the success of our pro-life efforts.
Finally, thanks to Ron Campbell and the Knights of Columbus for spearheading a Novena for Life, running from Jan. 14 through Jan. 22.  Information on how to participate in the Novena is available at https://www.saintbridgetchurch.org/Resources/Announcements/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/183020/Respect-Life-Month-Novena-Adoration-March-in-DC


Mike K.  

January FIRST Saturday Meeting, this Saturday, January 5

Our January FIRST Saturday meeting will be this Saturday, January 5, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

We will decide the materials we will discuss throughout the year and discuss the weekend readings.

On the THIRD Saturday, January 19, we will discuss the weekend readings. 

Thanks to Gene and Mary Margaret for hosting our Christmas Party.

Thanks to Paul for facilitating our THIRD Saturday December meeting.

Thanks to Bruce for facilitating our FIRST Saturday December meeting.

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

Coffee starts at 6:30!

January FIRST Saturday Meeting, this Saturday, January 5

Our January FIRST Saturday meeting will be this Saturday, January 5, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

We will decide the materials we will discuss throughout the year and discuss the weekend readings.

On the THIRD Saturday, January 19, we will discuss the weekend readings. 

Thanks to Gene and Mary Margaret for hosting our Christmas Party.

Thanks to Paul for facilitating our THIRD Saturday December meeting.

Thanks to Bruce for facilitating our FIRST Saturday December meeting.

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

Coffee starts at 6:30!

January FIRST Saturday Meeting, this Saturday, January 5

Our January FIRST Saturday meeting will be this Saturday, January 5, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

We will decide the materials we will discuss throughout the year and discuss the weekend readings.

On the THIRD Saturday, January 19, we will discuss the weekend readings. 

Thanks to Gene and Mary Margaret for hosting our Christmas Party.

Thanks to Paul for facilitating our THIRD Saturday December meeting.

Thanks to Bruce for facilitating our FIRST Saturday December meeting.

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

Coffee starts at 6:30!

2019 Evening of Recollection Schedule

From Steve R:

Here is the ER schedule for 2019, subject to St. Bridget availability which will be confirmed in the next week.


   Jan 9 -- 2nd Wednesday rather than the first in order to avoid close proximity to New Year's Day
   Feb. 13 -- 2nd Wednesday again because Fr. Larry will not be available on the 1st week
   March 6
   April 3
   May 1
   June 5
   MASS OF ST. JOSEMARIA TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH (TBA)
   July, August and September to be left unscheduled at this time pending summer priest assignments
   October 2
   Nov. 6
   Dec. 4

January Saturday Meetings

We will meet on the FIRST AND THIRD Saturdays of January, January 5 and 19, in the Parish Center Meeting Room, beginning at 7:00 a.m. with coffee available at 6:30. 

On the FIRST Saturday, January 5, we will decide the materials we will discuss throughout the year and discuss the weekend readings.

On the THIRD Saturday, January 19, we will discuss the weekend readings. 

Thanks to Paul for facilitating our THIRD Saturday December meeting.

Thanks to Bruce for facilitating our FIRST Saturday December meeting.

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

Coffee starts at 6:30!

March for Life 2019/ Respect Life Holy Hour @ St. Bridget

From Mike:

Greetings All,

 It's time to continue putting the list together for the March for Life on Friday, January 18, 2019. If I already have you signed up for 2019 no need to respond, but I did want to touch base with my mailing list from past years.  This year we have the St. Edward's bus stopping at the St. Bridget access road by the Middle School for pick-up at 8:30 a.m. as an additional option.  You would need to be at St. Bridget no later than 8:15 a.m. to leave time to check in.  To reserve a seat on that bus, please contact bus captain Tony H directly at tjhack@hotmail.com.   

If you would like spots reserved on the bus that departs from the Columbian Center we will follow the routine of past years as far as departure time, etc.( meeting at 7:45 a.m. for an 8 a.m. departure from the Pump Rd. location, travel to the Pastoral Center to meet with the Southside bus, and depart DC at 4-4:30 p.m.).  This year, instead of emailing me, contact Darius, the bus captain for the Columbian Center bus, directly at dmyaz@verizon.net .  Darius, please let us know if you anticipate any substantive changes. 

 When signing up, please provide a mobile phone number. Please pass this information along to friends, parish groups, etc.  Please try to sign-up early, in the past we had a waiting list and had to scramble to get people on other buses. 

Also, a Respect Life Holy Hour has been scheduled for January 15, 2018, @ 6:30 p.m. at St. Bridget Church.   The Holy Hour will be intended as a vigil of sorts for the March for Life and will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.  Please make every effort to join the Church in prayer for the success of our pro-life efforts.  

Any questions, please let me know.  Thanks and a Blessed Advent to you all. 

Mike

21st (!) Annual SBMMFF Christmas Party

Below is a list of attendees so far (organized by dish) and the original notice. Please email lshadowen@aol.com if you haven't RSVP'd or with any corrections.

If you haven’t had a chance to RSVP, no worries, just come and bring something!

Remember, please try to bring "hungry-man" portions!!

Main Dish – Mark and Pam S, Bruce and Ann S, David and Janice W, Paul and Retsy K

Side Dish – John and Ann V, Charlie and Joan G, Tim N, Ralph and Kathy M

Dessert – Paul and Kathy F, Steve R

Beverages - John and Ann V

WHO:                       SBMMFF participants and spouses/significant others
WHAT:                      21st (!) Annual Pot-luck Christmas Party

WHERE:                   Special thanks to Gene and Mary Margaret for hosting the dinner this year at their home, 8113 Holmes Ave Richmond, VA 23229
WHEN:                     Saturday, 12/8,  6:30 - 9:00 pm
WHY:                        Back by popular demand!!

WHAT YOU MUST DO:   Email lshadowen@aol.com if you are coming and what dish you will bring (main dish, side dish or dessert).  Remember we're a hungry crowd!!  Please try to bring dishes that do not need to be heated.  Thanks!

SEE YA THERE!!!!