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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 9/10/17 was $7,375.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
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Please join us for
Our 3rd Sunday Rosary
Sept 17th at 10:45 AM
All are invited
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St. Mary’s is supporting Bishop Tobin’s request with a special collection
this weekend to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey
Thank you for your support in helping those in desperate need.
Checks can be issued to: St. Mary’s Church
with the memo line “Hurricane Harvey Relief”
Intercessory Prayer Group
In order to allow more people to participate and pray for the intentions in our book of prayers, the prayer requests will be listed weekly in the bulletin.
Prayer requests can continue to be written in the binder at the back of the church or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are the intentions for which we are asked to pray:
For remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 attacks - peace and consolation for their families
For those experiencing difficulties from the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida to receive the support and assistance needed
For all those providing help to those in need- strength and safe keeping For wisdom and guidance for D
For repose of the souls of J's grandfather and LD - comfort for their families
For a special intention for JM
For the safe return of M and friends
For depression to be eased
For neighborhood issues to be resolved peacefully
For good health for Fr.Barry and Fr.B
For MH, A, DH, JT and all those who ask for prayers for recovery and healing
For several families facing difficult situations to receive needed assistance
For PEACE For the special intentions of each other, our families and friends
In thanksgiving for prayers answered and for those who pray for the needs of others Thank you
For the special intentions of each other, our family and friends In thanksgiving for prayers answered and for those who pray for the needs of others
Parish Council Meeting
Parish Council meeting is scheduled for Monday Sept. 18th, 2017
7:00 PM in the Rectory
All Parishioners are welcome to attend
St. Mary Catholic Church of Bristol will present a program series called Access to Experts. This series of talks, by experts in their field, will be presented at St. Mary’s Church Hall on Monday evenings from 7-9PM and all are invited to attend this free series.
Our first talk will be on September 25, 2017 at 7PM. David Bettencourt, R.PH. will address a very vital topic of caring for elderly parents and keeping the caregivers healthy.
September 25, 2017-
REDEFINING ELDERLY FOR THE GREATEST GENERATION &THEIR BABY BOOMER CAREGIVERS
Speaker: David Bettencourt, Registered Pharmacist (R.PH.) As adult children of any age, mostly baby boomers, we find ourselves taking care of or managing aging parents. We have become trailblazers in managing longevity. How did this happen and what are we learning from our collective life-journey?
During this presentation Mr. Bettencourt will take you on a journey describing the medical advances that have occurred during OUR lifetime and how they have produced today’s longevity. Most importantly, Mr. Bettencourt will present options and solutions to the challenges facing adult chil-dren and parents alike. Included will be medical manage-ment, maintaining independence with dignity, and mini-mizing frustration and anger with knowledge.
As a baby boomer, community pharmacist, and overseeing the care of his ninety-three year old mother, Mr. Betten-court brings both professional and personal knowledge to make our first “Access To Experts” program beneficial to a broad spectrum of Bristol’s community.
Catholic Women’s Conference
“The Lord Is My Strength, In Him My Heart Trusts”
Saturday, October 7, 2017 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Featuring: Lisa Cotter and Allison Gingras
The day begins with Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Evans and will include inspiring talks, music, prayer, swag bags, coffee and lunch.
The Women’s Conference will be held at the Cathedral.
La Bella Sicilia Society is hosting a Clam Boil & Steak Dinner event on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Saint Elizabeth’s Auditorium, 577 Wood Street, Bristol.
Doors will open at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Tickets are $30.00 and include a three course meal and complimentary beverages of your choice. Proceeds from the event provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for those in need through the Food Pantry, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Aid Group, St. Mary’s Helpers, and Friends of St. Elizabeth Church.
Tickets will not be sold at the door and must be purchased at least one week prior to the event. For more info call Richard Bucolo @ 254-2007.
LFRI TRUCK RUN
MONDAY, SEPT 18th
Food Prep @ 9, Truck load @ 4:30
Next will be 9/30 and 10/1
A Pastor’s work is never done
Then again, sometimes it is!
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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!
SEPT 17 - REGISTRATION / CLASS
SEPT 24 - CLASS
OCT 1 - CLASS
OCT 8 - REL ED MASS - 10 AM
We’re also happy to announce that the monthly kid’s Mass will be at 10 AM.
We are in need of 7th, 9th and 10th grade teachers for religious ed.
If interested see Fr. Barry
Remember to please consider spending 30 minutes with Jesus!
If you’re available, we’re looking for those interested in spending time in prayer on
Wednesdays for Eucharistic Adoration, from 8:30AM - 3:30PM.
Food Pantry Items needed at month’s end:
Soups, pasta sauce, tuna.
Items can be left in the rear of the church or brought to the rectory.
Thank you for your generosity.
Did You Know...
that you can get all the latest
information on what’s going
on in our parish on Facebook?
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