St. Bridget Christmas Mass outreach

Dear Leaders of Committees and Groups at St. Bridget Parish,

On December 7 we sent an email explaining the gift planned by Msgr. Carr and the Liturgy Committee and asked that you sign up to help and that you forward the information to the groups you lead - Men's Ministry, Women's Ministry, RCIA, Alpha, etc.  Thank you so much for your response to date!  Many parishioners have signed up to help - especially liturgical ministers and the youth - and we are very grateful for their participation.  We have some slots still to fill and ask that you reach out to your respective groups for assistance one more time.  We hope providing this message will make it easy for you to reach out to your respective groups:

Beautiful Mercy - A Christmas Book from Msgr. Carr and the Liturgy Committee

Why make a gift of this book at Christmas?  National studies tell us that thirty-two percent of people at Christmas Mass only come once a year.  For years we have been letting them go without any real effort to win them back.  Through this gift, we hope to welcome and engage these guests in rediscovering their Catholic faith and St. Bridget as their community.  We also hope to start a parish-wide discussion of what it means to be a merciful person.  All are invited back for a discussion of the book on Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m.

How can you help?  Please consider passing out the gift with a smile and a Merry Christmas.  The books will be given during all Christmas and Christmas Eve Masses at the offertory before the first collection.  The sign up can be found here.  If you sign up, a captain for your Mass will contact you with instructions.  We ask that you come to Mass at least 15 minutes early to check in.  Many thanks for your thoughtful consideration of this request for help, and Merry Christmas!

Best wishes,

The Liturgy Committee