St. Bride's Church
621 N. Sparrow Road; Chesapeake, VA 23325  
  (757) 420 - 7033
September 29, 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.
STAY TUNED FOR START DATE.
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.

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
Luncheon pending - COVID protocols on eating may be in force. Stay tuned!

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 at either Church.

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
All Soul's Day

Tuesday, November 2nd is All Soul's Day. Mass will be held at St. Bride's at 7pm.
We ask that you fill out the form below no later than October 17th and submit it to the office.
“Lay this body anywhere, only this I beg of you, 
that you remember me at the altar of the Lord.”
(Dying words of St. Monica to St Augustine)

              Beloved            ~~                Departed

To be remembered at the Altar of God on All Souls’ Day 
                                                                                                                                                   

                                    Please use this space to list the names!                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Requested by:                                                                                     

Return no later than Sunday, October 17th
THE ROSARY GROUP AND THE CHOIR
Both the Rosary and Choir practice resumed 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.
GIRL SCOUTS
Girl Scout Troops 580 and 656 will begin meeting at St. Bride's on September 28th.
Troop 580 will meet every other Tuesday from 6:45 to 7:45pm.
Troop 656 will meet Sunday's from 2 to 4pm.
Door handles and surfaces will be sanitized after their meetings.
Our recommendation as children will not have been vaccinated is that Parishioners avoid working in the Parish Hall on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoon.
We are happy to have these young people back at St. Bride's!
VASES
Our call for vases has been very successful.
We have received many vases we can use to take a cheering bouquet of
Altar Flowers to our shut-ins.
Thank you!
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 many dates through November 28 and on December 26
Advent Candle (big candles in wreath) Available 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 and 12/19.
Mary Flowers: October 3 and 17, November 21.

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”. 
PARISH NORMS


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 AT ST. BRIDE'S
  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 October Birthdays!
October 2nd - Fr. Jesse Lassiter
October 3rd - Lucinda Slezak
October 5th - Mercy Zepnikowski
October 8th - Jim Chapman
October 16th - Monica Whitehurst
October 23rd - Su Byles
Happy October Anniversaries!
October 5th - Chris and Tammy Kuhn
October 9th - Bob and Su Byles
OFFICE HOURS – PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING
Geralyn office hours: 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 emergency call Fr. Jesse at 1-386-566-1967