From the desk of Father Jeffrey V. Romans
Dear Friends in Christ:
Back to Ordinary Time…can I get an Amen! Please don’t get me wrong. I do love all the celebrations and all the other activity that comes with the previous month and a half, but oh how nice it is to be back in Ordinary Time. I can see my desk again, at least for a few days! While there is nothing ordinary in the activity of our days in the rectory, these coming weeks often seem to be a bit calmer. I hope we can all use these short few weeks before Lent to catch up on life, and to plan for a great year! Our Pastoral Staff is working to come up with a spiritually enriching season of Lent. More to come on this soon!
Additional Advent Giving Tree volunteers to be thanked…I was recently made aware that there were additional volunteers who helped make the Advent Giving Tree Program a success. I apologize that these names were not given to me earlier. A HUGE thank you to Patrick Figliola, Joan and Kevin Gibbons, Jim Gragnano, and Marcia Schoepfer for all that they did to help us serve the less fortunate in the Season of Advent.
The Annual School Auction…The Saint Bridget School Home and School Association is gearing up for the annual Auction with this year’s theme Back to the 80’s! This is the major fundraiser of the year for our school. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We all need to come together and support our parish school and the Annual Auction. Ways you can help:
- You can mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Friday, April 13th, 2018, for a great night of food and fellowship as well as the chance to win a raffle item, or an auction item.
- You can place an ad in the evening’s program book or become a sponsor. Ads run anywhere between $50-550 and the sponsorships costs between $500-5,000.
- You can donate an item for the silent or live auction, such as sporting event tickets, theatre tickets, bikes, grills, jewelry, televisions or electronics of all kinds, golf foursomes to local golf courses or Country Clubs, overnight stays to a nice place, or any item you think will solicit support for our school.
For more information about the auction or to sponsor us, please visit the school’s website at
We are hiring! Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish is in need of an additional staff member in our Maintenance Department. A part-time position exists for a maintenance worker who will perform general cleaning and minor maintenance duties in maintaining the many facilities of our parish in a clean and orderly functional condition, under the direction of the Facilities and Grounds Coordinator. Duties include but are not limited to: cleaning of bathrooms, cleaning of churches, vacuuming and mopping floors, emptying trash receptacles, outside grounds maintenance, light painting, and other tasks as arise within the parish and school facilities. The position is Monday through Friday 10:30AM until 3:30PM. Must be able to work other hours when needed to assist in snow removal. Previous maintenance and/or custodial experience is preferred. Any candidate interested is asked to contact the parish office at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a more detailed job description.
As always remember to pray for our parish family and ask God’s blessings as we build His kingdom here. Please know that I am praying for you, and I ask for your prayers for me, that together through the intercession of Saint Bridget of Sweden, our Patroness, and united in the Eucharist, we will reflect the presence of Jesus to the world.