St. Bride's Church
621 N. Sparrow Road; Chesapeake, VA 23325  
  (757) 420 - 7033
December 29, 2021

WORSHIP INFORMATION
Fr. Jesse Lassiter, Celebrant

Mass this week:

11:00 am Sunday, High Mass
The Second Sunday After Christmas

9:00 am Wednesday, Low Mass

EPIPHANY HOUSE BLESSINGS

Epiphany is a traditional season for House Blessings.
If you have moved, or if you would like your house blessed by Fr. Jesse, please
contact the office so that he can find a mutually agreeable time.
BAPTISMS
If you would like a person to be baptised at St. Bride's, please contact the
church office so that we may schedule the Baptism.
The Easter Vigil is an excellent time for both adults and children to be baptised.
The Season of Epiphany is also a good choice as is the Easter Season.
We must speak to the parents of children and infants before scheduling baptism.
Holy Days 2021

December

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

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.
THE ROSARY GROUP AND THE CHOIR
Rosary 7:00 pm
The Joyful Mysteries

Choir practice 7:30 pm
There will be NO Choir practice Thursday December 30

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 31 - Charles Consolvo
Happy January Birthdays

January 11 - Susan Chapman
January 13 - Bob Byles
January 16 - Reagan Moore
January 25 - Emily Williams

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 Monday and Saturday.
Appointments available.
In case of emergency call Fr. Jesse at 1-386-566-1967