1 St. Brigid St. Edward St. Joseph 704 N. Main St. 214 S. State Rd. 1435 E. 1500th Liberty, IL Mendon, IL Quincy, IL. All Parish Offices Mailing Address: Box 228 Liberty, Illinois 62347. Pastor: Father Jeffrey Stone - 645-3444 Celebration of Sacraments Deacon: John Esselman Mass Schedule: See bulletin for Mass times CRE: Liz Alonzo - 217-440-1918. Baptisms: Preparation Session required - contact Fr. Jeff E-mail: Secretaries Offices: St. Brigid-Edward-Joseph Marriage: It is essential to contact Father at least 6. Pat Sharow - Office location - St. Brigid months prior to setting a wedding date. Telephone: 645-3444 Fax: 645-3546. Sacrament of Reconciliation: E-mail: Jo Whewell - Office location - St. Joseph St. Brigid: Every Saturday 3:50 - 4:20PM. Telephone: 434-8442 or cell 217-257-2037 St.
2 Joseph: 1st Friday of the month 8:00 - 9:00PM. E-mail: St. Edward: Every Saturday 7:15 - 7:45PM. Bulletin: Deadline - Please submit by 12 Noon Parish Registration: Please call one of the parish of- Tuesday. Call or E-mail Jo at: fices to register. We welcome you sincerely and invite you Emergency Telephone: 217-556-6944 to participate in all parish services and activities. St. Edward Website: St. Brigid and St. Joseph: websites coming in the near future Invite Someone Home for Christmas Third Sunday There's an old saying that goes, Once a Catho- Sunday of Advent lic, always a Catholic. Maybe someone you December 16, 2012 know has been away from the Church for a little Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday while or quite some time, but somehow now Liturgy This Week feels a tug at the heart calling him back home to Sat.
3 , & Sun., Dec. 15th & 16th Third Sunday in Advent the Catholic Church. That's why we're here! St. Brigid 4:30PM -+Herman & Anna V. Heberlein & Family Why not Extend this Warm Invitation to Someone You Know St. Edward 8:00PM -For Our Parishes Who Has Been Away? St. Brigid 7:30AM -+Frank Lesiecki St. Joseph 9:00AM -+Dale & Rose Mary Zanger The Catholic Council of Bishops (USCCB) urge St. Edward 10:30AM -+Archie Ellerman Catholics to pray for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty. St. Edward 2:00PM -For our Confirmandi This is not another program but part of a movement for life, Monday, December 17th marriage and religious liberty. Starting on the Sun. after St. Brigid 6:30PM -+Paul Schoenekase Christmas and continuing on or near the last Sunday Tuesday, December 18th through Christ the King Sunday, Nov.
4 2013. Visit St. Edward 7:30AM - Norma Stone More info to come. Wednesday, December 19th St. Joseph 7:00AM -Special Intention Office for Social Concerns and Respect for Life 40th NAH - 9:15AM - Special Intention In less than two months, the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Friday, December 21st Wade will be upon us. Abortion Recovery International is St. Brigid 7:30AM -+Trina Logan & Leroy Richmiller collecting compassionate letters from individuals and fami- Sat., & Sun., Dec. 22nd & 23rd Fourth Sunday in Advent lies whose lives were forever changed by the loss of a child St. Brigid 4:30PM-+Lawrence, Catherine & Kenny Knuffman by choice. If you have been directly or indirectly impacted St. Edward 8:00PM -+Lewis & Marguerite Kuntz by abortion and would like to send a letter to the White St.
5 Brigid 7:30AM -+Herbert & Mildred Lentz House, Letters to the White House Campaign' can be found St. Joseph 9:00AM -+Roslin Kill at Deadline St. Edward 10:30AM -For Our Parishes Dec. 31st. There's Still Time to Sign Up Catholic radio on AM 790 WRMS. Year of Faith Bible Study I have purchased the book The Year of Faith A Bible Christmas Mass Schedule for Our Parishes Study Guide For Catholics by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Fr. Christmas Eve Christmas Day Solemnity of Mary Mitch Pacwa is often on I thought this would be St. Edward 4:30PM St. Brigid 8AM St. Joseph (Eve)7PM. a great source for bible study during this Year of Faith. It St. Joseph 4:30PM St. Joseph 8AM St. Brigid 8AM. only has 6 sessions. We could begin after Christmas in St. Brigid 7:00PM St. Edward 10AM St. Edward 10AM. January.
6 Call or write to me if you may be interested. January 1st Call, 645-3444 or Father Jeff Merry Christmas! Holy Day of Obligation Letter From Father Jeff Parish Activities Dear Parishioners, Dec. 16th - Confirmation St. Edward 2PM. 17th - Men of St. Edward meet 6:30PM. This week we rejoice that the Lord is near. Rejoice for the Blanket Project at St. Brigid 9AM-3PM. coming of the Lord is near! The season of Advent is growing 19th - PSR all three Parishes short and the coming of Jesus is near and with it comes the 24th & 25th - Parish Offices Closed celebration of Christ among us. The great mystery of God's 24th - 28th - St. Brigid Office Closed salvation coming to us through the Incarnation will soon be If needed, you may call St. Joseph Office celebrated. We rejoice that He is coming and the celebration of His coming is near.
7 From Liz our CRE. Today we also rejoice that the coming of the Holy Spirit Save the in the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated with our St. Edward Epiphany Party: Jan 6th after Mass Confirmation classes. We thank God for the Gift of the Holy St. Brigid Epiphany Party: Sunday, Jan 6th, 5pm Spirit and for the gifts of the Holy Spirit that strengthen us to St. Joseph Mardi Gras Party: at PSR Feb 6th live out our faith in God's awesome love. May our hearts (VBS) St. Brigid Totus Tuus: June 9-14. always remain open to the grace and inspiration that is be- (VBS) St Edward Totus Tuus: June 23-28. stowed upon us by God, through the Holy Spirit! As the rose colored candle burns on our Advent wreaths, Our Newest Parishioner A very warm welcome to Breckyn Lynn Barry who was recently may we burn with fervent love and the fire of God's all en- baptized at St.
8 Brigid. We also congratulate her parents, Matt &. compassing love. Amanda Barry. May we come to know and love the Lord Jesus who hum- bled Himself to share in our humanity, so that we may share HURRY-It's Time to Trim the Tree & Warm the Community in the life of God and in His Divinity by participating in the St. Brigid is collecting coats, hats, mittens, Body of Christ through His Church. May we experience gloves, and scarves again for our local Christ's presence in our liturgies and in Our Bishop as we school children. We need your help to keep celebrate Confirmation on Gaudete Sunday, rejoicing that those who are in need warm this winter. Jesus is near to us! Your help is GREATLY appreciated! Peace, It's Time to Decorate at St. Edward - We are looking for helping hands to put up our Christmas Father Jeff decorations after Mass on the 23rd.
9 Hope to see you there! Just think if Jesus comes in all His Glory on Decem- Good News to Those Who Waited ber 21st you will not have to worry about your next credit Bishop Paprocki has recently granted an extension to card bill after Christmas shopping. The sad thing is you will April 1, 2013 for compliance with the attendance of Pro- not get to open your gifts. tecting God's Children Awareness Sessions by all Church volunteers. Please attend a session that will be available Collection for Catholic Children's Home (CCH) - soon in a parish near you. Since 1879 this collection has provided for thousands of chil- Here are some available dates: dren in need. Please generously support the work of the CCH. St. Mary, Pittsfield, Monday, December 17, 9AM. St. Mary, Pittsfield, Tuesday, December 18, 6:30PM.
10 Blessed Sacrament, Quincy, Sunday, January 13, 1PM. Prayer Intentions - Future addition to bulletin More dates to come or you may visit, - Safe To have your name added to our bulletin, Environment, for upcoming training dates. please call Jo at the Parish Office 434-8442 or email Or call your parish office to find a good time for you! You, your spouse, or parent of a dependent child may call or email to be added. When the prayer request is no longer urgent, please call or email to The End is Near - With the end of this year coming, any have your name removed. contribution that you may want posted for this calendar year must be in the parish office by December 31st. Thanks! Resting in Peace - We offer our prayers and sympathies to the Thanks for Your Parish Financial Support families of Jim Boone, Gladys Woodworth, Easton Zanger & St.