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· Weekly, monthly or one time
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· Click on online giving
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St. Mary's continuing education program encourages parishioners to explore Catholic resources available through Lighthouse Catholic Media. A portion of the proceeds from the purchases made through this link support St. Mary's.
The collection for 7/16/17 was $6,419.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
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Our Thanks to Bristol Elks Lodge #1860 (East Bay Cares)
for their kind food pantry donations.
God Bless them for their generosity
SAVE THE DATE!
SUNDAY AUGUST 27th 2017
The 4th is over!
It's time to think about the Parish Picnic! Picnic Committee Meeting Tues. July 18th 6:30 PM in the Rectory Please consider joining the group to help make this year's picnic another successful event - everyone is welcome! If you are interested but unable to make the meeting, just let Father, the Deacon or Jane know.
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St. Mary’ Summer BLOOD DRIVE
Monday, July 31st, 2017
St. Mary’s Parish Center
L F R I ~
There are two (2) more LFRI runs in the month of July.
The runs are on Sat, July 29th and again on Sun, July 30th.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you are able to participate in any or all of the July runs,
Thank you so much to all who have generously donated items to the Loaves and Fishes ministry. Your kindness is very much appreciated by many who would otherwise have to do without. July will be a busy month with three truck runs, so our supplies will be greatly depleted. Travel size toiletries (especially shampoo and deodorant) are always in short supply. Back-packs are very useful to folks who live on the streets as are towels for shower time at shelters.
A variety of summer clothing items are needed now including belts, ball caps, sneakers, men’s and women’s shorts, XL and XXL tee shirts for men or women, and women’s tops in all sizes. Women’s socks and new underwear in all sizes as well as men’s summer socks are in constant demand. Jeans for men and women are popular year round. Please bring your donated items to the rectory during normal hours.
No clothing to share? No problem. We distribute food and other items in plastic grocery bags, so please recycle those bags you have through Loaves and Fishes. We use them constantly.
New volunteers are always welcome either to prepare food before runs or to help distribute items to the folks we serve.
Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for Dana-Farber
Dine in or Take Out!
Tickets sold after Mass or by contacting Christian Alix 401-864-9164
When: July 29, 2017
Time: 5pm - 7:30pm (following 4PM Mass)
Where: St. Mary's Parish Center
Price: $10 per ticket
Dinner: Bread, salad, spaghetti & meatballs with sauce,
coffee, tea. Special desserts for purchase.
COLUMBAN FATHERS FESTIVAL & BAZAAR 2017
SUNDAY, JULY 30TH 12-6 PM
65 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
CHICKEN BAR-B-Q, CHOWDER & CLAM CAKES, HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS,
CHOURICO & PEPPERS, CHICKEN FINGERS, FRENCH FRIES, DOUGHBOYS, ICE CREAM
Yard Sale, Face Painting, Prizes, Music
FREE PARKING & ADMISSION
COME AND SING ABOUT LOVE AT BISHOP HENDRICKEN
Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken presents Godspell!
Performances are August 3-5 at 7pm, and August 6 at 2pm
in the Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater at Bishop Hendricken High School.
Tickets are $12 for Students & Seniors, and $15 for Adults. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hendrickendrama.weebly.com, or by calling the Box Office at (401) 739-3450 ext. 172.
We hope that you join us on our journey!
Meetings are on
Thursdays: Thursday afternoon group
1:30-3:30 PM at the home of
15 Sandra Drive, Bristol
Thursday evenings group
7:00-8:30 PM Rectory downstairs
Please come and join us! We will supply all the training and supplies.
If unable to attend, instructions can be sent.
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If you know of a person who is going through an illness or time of need, and
feel a prayer shawl would lift their spirits, stop by the rectory and make a
request. Lap shawls, shoulder wrap shawls, and adult and child shawl
blankets are all being worked on through our prayer shawl ministry.
WHY NOT SWITCH FROM BUDGET
ENVELOPES TO ELECTRONIC GIVING?
Three easy steps are all you need to do:
1. Visit www.stmarybristolri.org
2. Click on online giving (In the lower left corner of the page)
3. Create your profile
You can easily designate the amount, frequency and dates for your donations.
You can select regular, second collections, and Holy Days.
St. Mary’s 2017-2018
Religious Education will continue in the Fall!
Our HARBOR LIGHTS GROUP
meets the 3rd Tuesday of each
month in our parish center at 1 PM for
socialization, interesting speakers,
refreshments and Bingo.
contact Rose Arpaia at 253-6525 for
Religious Education Classes
and registration have begun.
Grades 1-3 meet from 9:15 am-10:00am
Grades 4-6 meet from 11:00am-12:00 noon
Grades 7-8 meet from 6:15 pm-7:15pm
Grades 9-10 meet from 7:30pm-8:30pm
All classes meet in parish center
The schedule for next years CCD Program is available on this web site at:
There are still open dates for this year and bookings are being taken for 2017. This is a nice way to have your deceased loved ones remembered. The lamp burns for one week and the cost is $15.00.
Do you know someone who could use a little lift? Perhaps someone who is sick or sad? Why not fill out the form in the back of the church to have a card mailed to them? Who doesn’t love to get mail that is not a bill or junk? No cost just a little effort and time – it’s worth it!
ARE YOU REGISTERD? Are you thinking about becoming a parishioner or simply not registered? It’s as easy as going online to our web site www.stmarybristolri.org and click on the register button! You will receive a welcome letter within a week. If for some reason you don’t, please give the office a call during regular business hours.
If you know of any of our parishioners who would like to have Holy Communion brought to them