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                   The Parish Community of St. Bridget

 

                                       
                                                   Serving The Churches of St. Austin & St. Bridget 
      
                                                            Served by the Franciscan Friars, TOR,
                                                         Province of the Immaculate Conception

 


Welcome

 

The Parish Community of Saint Bridget, is a Eucharistic community rooted in
the north side of Minneapolis and committed to being the peaceful, compassionate
and welcoming presence of Christ in the midst of a changing neighborhood.

We do this by listening and responding to the gospel, through our liturgical life,
faith formation programs, pastoral care, social justice ministry, hospitality, and
outreach to the wider community.




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THE WEEK AHEAD







HOLY WEEK & TRIDUUM SCHEDULE


Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
– Morning Prayer and Mass will be celebrated at usual.


April 2nd - Holy Thursday
, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper---and washing of feet—will be celebrated at St. Bridget’s at 7:00 PM.
Following Mass, there will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00 PM, when we will conclude
with the celebration of Night Prayer.


April 3rd - Good Friday
, the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated at 7:00 PM at St. Austin’s.


April 4th - The Great Vigil of Easter
will begin at 8:00 PM at St. Bridget’s. This is the Church’s greatest and most important
liturgy of the year and includes the blessing of the new fire, the lighting of the Easter Candle, the initiation of our Catechumens
and Candidates, the blessing of new water, and the renewal of our baptismal promises.


April 5th - Easter Sunday Mass
will be celebrated at 9:30 AM at St. Austin’s.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on Saturdays at 3:30 PM through Palm Sunday weekend. There will be no opportunity for reconciliation after that until the
weekend after Easter. You are encouraged to join us for all of these celebrations.






APRIL 6 - OFFICE CLOSED




APRIL 7TH - ARTS & CRAFTS

Tuesday, April 7 Arts & Crafts 9:00 AM & 6:00 PM at St. Austin





APRIL 8TH - FAITH FORMATION

Wednesday, April 8 Faith Formation 6:30 PM at Our Lady of Victory




APRIL 21ST - SOCIAL JUSTICE SPEAKER SERIES

PLEASE JOIN US for our next Social Justice Speakers’ Series on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 PM in the Saint Francis Room.

Our speaker will be Marty Roers from Catholic Charities speaking on Human Dignity from the Key Principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

Please bring a friend or neighbor to join us.




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED







VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM

If you would like to volunteer in the parish please fill out the form below.  Once submitted the
from will go to the office and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM


Thank you for donating your time and talent!




HELP WANTED!!

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We are in need of a few folks who would be willing to be trained to help distribute Holy
Communion to Catholic patients at North Memorial Hospital once a month. This is an important
form of outreach to people at a vulnerable time in their lives. If you’re interested, contact
Sr. Gert at the Parish Office.




SACRISTANS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for both the St. Bridget Campus and the St. Austin Campus. When
volunteers have come forward, we will schedule a training session. Please call the Parish
Office during regular hours to express your interest.
 





CATHOLIC ELDERCARE

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Catholic Eldercare provides the care, housing and services needed by older adults to continue living
fully -- with dignity -- in an intentionally created community.

 More Information




EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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Eucharistic Adoration is each Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

As schedules and seasons change, some folks who have been committed to Eucharistic Adoration
for many years find themselves needing to change their scheduled hour or withdraw from adoration
on a regular basis. At the present time, we find ourselves in need of several people to cover various times between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If you are interested in spending a quiet hour in prayer before
the Blessed Sacrament each Friday, please call Alice Wortman at 612-521-4005 or the Parish Office during regular office hours.




NEED HELP?






PRAYERS FOR THE SICK

A number of our parishioners enrolled in our Prayer Chain Ministry and they will be communicating
with each other as requests for prayers are received in the office.

If you have a loved one you would like remembered in prayer please call Jean in the parish
office, 612-529-7779.

Your loved one will also be listed in the bulletin for 2-3 weeks, they will continue to be remembered
in prayer by our Prayer Chain Ministry, even though their names may not be listed in the bulletin.




RIDES WANTED

Some parishioners who are accustomed to walking to Mass may need a ride from one campus
to another.

If you are a parishioner with a van or have room in your car for one or more
people, consider offering a ride to those who may need one.

Call the Parish Office 612-529-7779 to let us know if you need a ride or are able to offer a ride.




UNABLE TO ATTEND MASS?

ANYONE who is recuperating from surgery, illness or physically unable to attend Mass
should call Sister Gert so she can arrange to have someone bring you communion.

Please call or have a family member call the parish office to leave a message.
612-529-7779 Ext. 303




BEREAVEMENT MINISTERS

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Given the number of funerals our parish community celebrates each year, there are—at any
given time—members of the parish who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Sometimes grief can cause physical, emotional, and spiritual pain and make a person feel
isolated and alone. If you would like to learn the skills to walk with people through their grief,
we invite you to call Sr. Gert or the Parish Office. We are presently gathering the names of
interested individuals and then will set up a time for training.




BROKEN ROSARY?

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If you have a broken rosary that you would like repaired and returned, or rosaries that are broken and not being used, we invite you to bring them to the St. Bridget Campus and leave them on the rack by the Emerson Avenue entrance (near the baptistery).

If you’d like your rosary returned to you for your own use, please leave it in an envelope with your name and address on it. Otherwise, they will be left on the rack for others to use them or take them home.


PARKING AT ST. AUSTIN CAMPUS

In addition to the two small parking lots on the south side of the church, weekend Mass
goers may also park in the Noble Academy parking lot. This parking lot can be accessed
from Upton Avenue or through the alley between Upton and Thomas Avenues.

PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE DRIVEWAY OR GARAGE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE
BUILDING AT THE ST. AUSTIN CAMPUS.  


Thank you in advance for your consideration!


Church of St. Bridget | North Side, Minneapolis, MN