St. Bride's Church
621 N. Sparrow Road; Chesapeake, VA 23325  
  (757) 420 - 7033
February 17, 2021
Ash Wednesday


However we have begun to film and post services on the St. Bride's Facebook page.
(Search: Saint Bride's Anglo-Catholic Parish).
The Last Sunday After The Epiphany service is posted.
Ash Wednesday 3PM Mass will be livestreamed.

Did you know that 178 people have viewed the
Facebook livestream on last Sundays Mass?
Now that Fr. Jesse has arrived, we have resumed Wednesday Masses at 9AM. At this time they are restricted to Fr. Jesse and one other person or family unit per Wednesday. If you are interested in attending on Wednesday, Please make a reservation with the office or call Mary Lovell at 757-237-2503
The 2021 Flower and Candle charts have been posted.
Please call the office if you have dedications for specific dates.
In an effort to get to know the parish at a time when we can't gather, Fr. Jesse will be delivering Ordo Calendars to St. Bride's families. They will be dropped on your porch this week and next week as he has time. If you are available when he drops by feel free to say "Hi" or have a chat through the storm door.
We had a parking lot service!
Thirteen people attended the parking lot service this morning. They stayed nice and safe and warm in their cars while listening to the service on the radio. Other than a few glitches, due to the windy day it went very well.
3 PM
An Ash Wednesday High Mass with imposition of ashes will be sung on
Ash Wednesday at 3PM. This service will be held in the church and will be
livestreamed as well as posted on our Facebook page.
St. Bride's is looking for some additional Ushers. Current responsibilities will be assisting attendees during the filming of Mass, and ensuring that the participants are socially distant. Ushers will also be responsible for pushing the button on an I-phone (provided) to begin recording the Mass, and stopping the recording following the postlude. Once In-Person church has resumed, usher duties will include the traditional tasks of handing out bulletins and monitoring the flow of the congregation during Communion. Please see or call Mary Lovell if you are interested.
We will be collecting canned goods during Lent to benefit St. Matthews food closet. Drop your cans/dry goods at Church during office hours or use a key if you have one. Place them in the box on the kitchen counter.
If you would prefer you may send a check or bring money by. We will use the funds to purchase Food Lion gift cards.
Our parishioners as well as others in need may receive assistance from the food closet.

Lent is not cancelled!
Although Churches in the Diocese are not meeting in person,
 here are activities for your participation. 
Ash Wednesday

9:00 AM Low Mass in THE PARKING LOT!
       Come join us. You will remain in your cars, as stay nice and toasty while you participate in the Mass via your radio. Tune to FM 95.3. Ashes will be imposed in a safe manner and Mass will be said.

3:00 PM  High Mass and Imposition of Ashes. 
        Livestream on our Facebook Page. Limited to 10 people who are masked and social distanced. Please call the office for information. 
Wednesdays in Lent

9:00 AM Low Mass in Church ( Priest, Server, distancing precautions.)

7:00 PM  A joint Zoom meeting with St. Peter’s. Fr. Jesse will be teaching on the Basics of our Faith. This will be an excellent refresher for many and a useful introduction for those who are seekers. The topic for Lent I is “Sunday Worship”.

Sundays in Lent

10:45 AM  The High Mass in Church. During Lent the Mass will include The Great Litany in Procession or Chanted Decalogue.
The service is limited to 10 people who are masked and social distanced. Please call the office for information.
You may participate in Mass via our Facebook page, St. Bride’s Anglo-Catholic as a livestream (while it is happening) or watch and participate later. 

Independent Study in Lent

We have many excellent DVDs that we are happy to lend out. Topics include Saints, Bible Study, Liturgy and Church History. If you missed some of our previous presentations during Adult Formation, now is a great time to catch up. Call the Office to request a specific DVD or presenter. We can make sure you can get the DVD.

Help Wanted!
Fr. Jesse needs someone to help hang a few pictures and a pull-up bar at his home.
He is unable to do complete the project due to his broken shoulder.
If you are able to help, please call Fr. Jesse. 1-386-566-1967
Happy February Birthdays!
February 2 - Melodie Butt
February 9 - Andy Zepnikowski
February 11 - Rosemary Stout
Tad Zepnikowski
February 12 - Marta Williams
February 20 - Mary Lovell Swetnam
February 28 - Suzanne Byles
Happy February Anniversaries!
February 11 - Jon and Kathy Gower
Geralyn will be in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 9am -1pm.

Mary Lovell's office hours: Wednesday 9-11.
Please call Mary Lovell at 757-237-2503, if you need anything! 

Fr. Jesse's regularly scheduled days off are Tuesday and Saturday.
Appointments available.
In case of an emergency call Fr. Jesse at 1-386- 566-1967