St. Bride's Church
621 N. Sparrow Road; Chesapeake, VA 23325  
  (757) 420 - 7033
September 8, 2021

WORSHIP INFORMATION
Fr. Jesse Lassiter, Celebrant

Mass this week:
11:00 am Sunday, High Mass

9:00 am Wednesday, Low Mass
Bible Study
 7 PM Wednesdays
at St. Peter's in the Library.
Enter through the door by the office.
We will be studying the readings for Sunday.

ADULT FORMATION AT ST. BRIDE'S WILL BE HELD ON
SUNDAYS BEGINNING IN THE FALL.
Holy Days 2021

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE COVERAGE AT BOTH ST. BRIDE'S AND ST. PETER'S WE HAVE SCHEDULED SOME JOINTLY HELD SERVICES. PLEASE ATTEND THE SERVICE WHICH MOST SUITS YOUR NEEDS AND SCHEDULE.

September
September 14 (Tuesday)
Holy Cross Day
Transfer to Wednesday
9 AM
St Bride's 

September 22 (Wednesday)
9/22 - Anniversary of Fr. Jesse's Ordination 
(Fr. Jesse will be having surgery on Tuesday so if he is unable to celebrate we will have Morning Prayer)
9 AM
St. Bride's

September 29 (Wednesday)
St. Michael and All Angels
9 AM
St. Bride's  

October

October 18 (Monday)
St. Luke the Evangelist)
Transfer to Wednesday
9 AM
St Bride's
 
October 23 (Saturday)
St. James of Jerusalem
Mass 11 am 
Covered dish lunch 12 noon

October 28 (Thursday)
Sts. Simon and Jude
Transfer to Wednesday
9 AM
St Bride's

November

November 1 (Monday)
All Saints
(St Peter's will celebrate ON All Saints Sunday)

St Bride's will celebrate:
ALL SAINTS
Monday November 1
HIGH Mass  
7 pm
St. Bride's

ALL SOULS
Tuesday November 2
High Mass with recitation of Faithful Departed
7 pm
St. Bride's

November 25
THANKSGIVING EVE
Joint Service at St. Peter's
Eucharist  7:30 PM
No services on Thanksgiving Day

November 30 (Tuesday)
St. Andrew 
Transfer to Wednesday
9 AM
St Bride's

December

December 21 (Tuesday)
St. Thomas
Transfer to Wednesday
9 AM
St Bride's


December 24 (Friday)
Christmas Eve
   Joint Mass with St. Peter's at St. Bride’s
4:30 PM
with Music and Incense

December 24 (Friday)
Christmas Eve
Joint Service with St. Peter's at St. Peter's
 Vigil Mass
10:30 PM 

December 25 (Saturday)
Christmas Day
Joint Mass with St. Peter's at St Bride's
10:30 AM
Mass with Carols

December 26 (Sunday) 
1st Christmas
Regular scheduled services at each church

December 27 (Monday)
St John (Will not be celebrated this year)

December 28 (Tuesday)
Holy Innocents
Transfer to Wednesday
9 AM
St Bride's

December 31 (Friday)
Joint Service with St. Peter's at St. Peter's
The Feast of the Holy Name (Vigil Mass)
11 PM

January

January 6 (Thursday)
The Epiphany
High Mass
7 PM
St Bride's 

January 9 (Sunday)
1st Epiphany
Regular hours at each church
St Peter's will be celebrating The Epiphany
St Bride's will be celebrating The First Sunday of Epiphany

The Rosary Group and the Choir

Both the Rosary and Choir practice will resume on Thursday, September 9th.
Rosary 7:00 pm
Choir practice 7:30 pm

Acolytes
In preparation for resuming services with a full compliment of acolytes, Fr. Jesse will be holding a training in September. If you are interested in participating as lay reader,
torch bearer, thurifer or server please let Fr. Jesse or Mary Lovell know.
Flower and candle dedications
Some Dates for flower and candle dedications are available
through the end of the year. 
They are:
Mary Candle: available on any date until December and on December 26
Advent Candle (big candles in wreath) Available 11/31, 12/7, 12/14 and 12/21
Mary Flowers: September 19 and 26, October 3 and 17, November 21
Altar Flowers: September 19 and October 17

Your dedications may be in thanksgiving for an event or person or in memory of a person.
Suggested donations are:
Mary Candles      $5.00.
Advent Candles   $5.00.
Mary Flowers      $10.00.
Altar Flowers       $45.00.

Mark the Sunday on the Flower and Candle chart on the bulletin board and fill out a form for the office.  You may place your donation in the alms basin or turn it into the office. Please mark it “Flowers” or “Candles”. 
Flower Vases Needed
As you begin your Fall clean up at home, please bring any glass vases in which you may
have gotten delivery flowers to church. We use them to take flowers to our shut-ins.
You may leave them in the kitchen.
PARISH NORMS

UPDATE
At this time, although the Diocese is not imposing any diocesan wide mandates, the Diocese strongly encourages indoor masking during public worship.

AT THIS TIME MASKING IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
  1. Please mask if you are un-vaccinated
  2. Please mask if you are un-able to be vaccinated
  3. If for any reason you are uncomfortable un-masked, please mask.
  4. Please do not mask if you have a medical reason not to.

Remember that a person's reason for masking or un-masking IS NOT OUR BUSINESS. We ask that you refrain from discussion of vaccination or masking in keeping with our long standing policy of avoiding political discussions at St. Bride's.

Please sit where you like, but do be aware of people's need for space. Social distance as possible.

While it is helpful if you bring bulletins or trash out to the bins, missals, prayer books and hymnals may remain in the pews.



HOW TO PASS THE PEACE AT THIS TIME
As we have a number of people for whom close contact is still not a good idea, we will continue to pass the Peace with a solemn bow.

The Passing of the Peace should be managed reverently and with no talking other than the authorized responses in the missal. If someone offers to physically Pass the Peace it is fine to fold your hands and bow instead of shaking hands.
Please do what is safe for your situation.

We know that some people are not yet able to participate in church in person.
The absent members of the congregation will be remembered in prayer.

Happy September Birthdays!
September 2nd - Sandy Lynn
September 3rd - Florence Cupschalk
September 10th - Jacob Zepnikowski and Zachary Zepnikowski
September 11th - Selma Harriet-Hodge
September 13th - Glen Hodge
September 16th - David Greenfield
September 17 - Pete McCoy
September 21st - Ardel Williams
September 24th - Chris Kuhn
September 26th - Kathy Probst
Happy September Anniversaries!
September 24th - David and Lynn Greenfield
Anniversary of Ordination
September 22 - Fr. Jesse Lassiter
OFFICE HOURS – PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING
Geralyn will be on vacation September 5 - 9.

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 emergency call Fr. Jesse at 1-386-566-1967