St. Bride's Church
621 N. Sparrow Road; Chesapeake, VA 23325  
  (757) 420 - 7033
December 15, 2021

WORSHIP INFORMATION
Fr. Jesse Lassiter, Celebrant

Mass this week:

11:00 am Sunday, High Mass
The Fourth Sunday Of Advent

9:00 am Wednesday, Low Mass
The Feast of St. Thomas (Transferred)

MASS AVAILABILITY
Fr. Jesse is available to bring Mass to your home if you are unable to get out.
Please call him or the office to set up a time.
Please call the office to schedule Christmas Communion.

Are you not ready to worship at St. Bride's on Sunday, but are missing Mass?
The Wednesday Morning Mass is a great time to come. There are only a handful of
people in the congregation so there is plenty of space.
The service is quiet, contemplative and is said rather than sung.

MOVING DAY!
Fr. Jesse and Sophia are moving on Thursday and Friday this week.
In case of Emergency, call Mary Lovell at 757-237-2503 or text to that number
or leave a message at home 757-481-2016.
Pray for an efficient move and a joyous time in their new home.

CALENDARS
The 2022 Churchman's Ordo Calendars are here!
Please pick yours up on Sunday.
Those for our less mobile population will be delivered when Fr. Jesse brings Mass to you,
or as we can visit you.
COOKBOOKS
The office has found 8 unused St. Bride's cookbooks copyright 2007.
Please let us know if you would like a free copy.
SANDWICH MINISTRY
Sandwiches are due by Thursday December 16 or by Friday morning at 7am. Sandwiches will be delivered Friday morning, December 17 at 8am.
Please DO NOT make peanut butter and jelly due to peanut allergies.
Thank you to all that help our homeless.
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.


December

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

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

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

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

1st Christmas
Sunday, December 26
Regularly scheduled services at each church

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

Holy Innocents
Tuesday, December 28
Transfer to Wednesday, December 29
9 AM
St. Bride's

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

January

The Epiphany
Thursday, January 6
High Mass
7 PM
St. Bride's 

1st Epiphany
Sunday, January 9
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
Rosary 7:00 pm
The Joyful Mysteries

Choir practice 7:30 pm

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 much 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 December Birthdays!
December 4 - Jon Gower
December 5 - Lynn Greenfield
December 10 - Cynthia Anderson
December 12 - Tammy Kuhn
December 19 - Ryan Zepnikowski
December 20 - Diana Grubbs
December 21 - Jenna Kuhn
December 24 - Julie Tsou
December 25 - Beverly Sherman
December 31 - Charles Consolvo
OFFICE HOURS – PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING
Geralyn office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 1pm.

Mary Lovell's office hours: Wednesday 9-1
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