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April 5, 2015 - St. Brigid of Kildare

Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks, Pastor
Bulletin Editor: [email protected]
Normal Bulletin Deadline: Friday Noon - Ten days before
publication date!
Reverend Kevin Kavanagh, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Frank Iannarino, Home: 798-9763
Deacon Don Poirier, Home: 889-9232
Pastoral Associate: Sr. Joan Marie Harper, C.D.P.
Minister to the Sick/Bereaved & Director of Adult School
of Faith Formation: Sr. Teresa Tuite, O.P.
Email: [email protected]
Business Manager: Joseph Burger
Business Assistant: Jackie Mack
St. Brigid of Kildare website:
Facility Manager: Jake Groce
Office Manager: Karen Cremeans
Receptionist/Secretary: Mary Longo
Bulletin Editor: Bridget Malloy
Email: [email protected]
Development Director: Sarah Kilbane Moore
Director Marketing & Communications: Allie Wing
Email: [email protected]
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries: Pam Heil, (614) 718-5832
Director of Middle School Youth Group: Kim VanHuffel (614) 593-5173
Organist/Director of Music: Katherine Florian, (614) 761-3734, ext. 248
Assistant Organist/Assistant Director of Music: Greg Strang, (614) 296-8781
Director of Choirs/Youth Ensemble: Melissa Herman
Ministry Scheduler: Joanie Roma, (614) 761-3734, ext. 252
Email: [email protected]
Safe Environment Program Coordinator: Stacey Nerone
Email: [email protected]
7175 Avery Road
Phone: (614) 761-1176
Director: Mary Fran Cassidy
Assistant Director: Tina White
Staff: Cheryl Dranichak, Ermagene Kelly, Babs Pulsfort,
Teresa Golamb-Hartzell
7175 Avery Road
Phone: (614) 718-5825
Fax: (614) 718-5831
No Sunday Socials this weekend.
Principal: Kathleen O’Reilly
Vice Principal: Cindy Lombardo
Assistant Principal: Jill Carfagna
Preschool Director: Maureen DiDomenico
School Secretaries: Shannon Crawford, Cindy Sovik
Latchkey: Karol Halm (614) 718-5833
Readings for April 5:
Sunday, April 5 - CLOSED
Sunday, April 12 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, April 15 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Easter Sunday
To reach us, please email Karen Ernes at: [email protected]
1079 ABC
9:00 AM Bobby Brennan
9:00 AM Special Intentions of Deacon Frank
And Peggy Iannarino
12:00 PM Liz Woodland
9:00 AM Special Intentions of Camille Marquart
9:00 AM Suzanne MrKacek
Parish Office Closed
4:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Religious Ed Classes (School)
Religious Ed Classes (School)
Third Order of the Carmelites (Cry Room)
Brigid’s Gael Choir (Basement)
Knights of Columbus (Berry Room)
Religious Ed Classes (School)
9:45 AM Tuesday Morning Group (Room B)
4:30 PM Religious Ed Classes (School)
6:00 PM Religious Ed Committee (Room B)
7:00 PM Adult Choir (Church)
Katherin Louise Brown and Andrew Edgar
Hootman will marry at St. Brigid of Kildare
Church on Saturday, April 25th.
Catholic Relief Services’
Collection of all donations made during
Lent will take place this weekend.
Please return all donations by next
weekend in the Gathering Area of the
Church. Visit for more info.
APRIL 5, 2015
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
9:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of
St. Brigid of Kildare Parish
5:00 PM Cliff Glowacki
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
7:30 AM Jim Rissing
9:00 AM Ann LaPorte
10:45 AM Living & Deceased Members of the
Longo & Schwab Families
12:15 PM Stephen Romanelli
5:00 PM Arts & Environment (Church)
6:30 PM Scouts (Hendricks Hall)
7:00 PM Family Rosary (Church)
7:00 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry (Kelty Library)
FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
7:00 PM Cub Scouts (Hendricks Hall)
11:30 AM Mother/Daughter Luncheon (Hendricks Hall)
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
Sunday Social hosted by the Women’s Club in Hendricks
Hall after the 9:00 and 10:45 am Masses.
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Baptisms (Church)
Divine Mercy Chaplet (Church)
High School Choir (Church Basement)
Cub Scout Leaders (Kelty Library)
Parish Office:
Monday, April 6 - Closed
School: Closed for Spring Break April 2 - 10.
Next Sunday, April 12, we will have the Eucharistic Holy Hour for Divine Mercy Sunday at
3:00 pm in the church with the Divine Mercy
Chaplet and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. A special plenary indulgence is granted to
all the faithful who take part in the prayers and
devotions of Divine Mercy.
Early Registration for the Religious Education Program for 2015-2016 will be accepted Monday,
April 6. Registration forms are available to download and complete from our parish website: Bring the completed registration and tuition forms in person to the Religious Ed
Office in the Education Center during office hours April 6 through June 15.
Ministry Schedule, April 11 - 12, 2015
7:30 PM
Ministry Captain Don Novak
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:45 AM
12:15 PM
Al Herold
Terry Miller
Sr. Joan Harper
Tony Fabiano
Altar Servers
Gianni Eramo
Caroline Newcomb
Natalie Weirtz
Garrett Nerone
Lewis Nerone
Jack Rozich
Sydney Anderson
Destiny Proctor
Jack Proctor
Mac Arndt
Amina Marquart
Annie Schnegg
Jack Curry
Sam Curry
Madi Hart
First Reader
Fred Crum
Shirley Block
Claire Dunlea
Children’s Choir
Barbara Benham
Linda Gause
Second Reader
David Failla
Maureen Howard Children’s Choir
Theresa Marquart
John Thompson
Mary Beth Benney
Deacon Don
Patrick Dugan
Susan Dugan
Karen Eramo
Christine Gawronski
Sheila Gibbons
Mike Gottron
Vicky Humphrey
Kevin Knight
Jeff Kriegel
Lorri Molnar
Judy Rodgers
Jennifer Taylor
Rhonda Timko
Jeff Zimmerman
Laura Flaherty
Al Herold
Jackie Mack
Cid Rhomberg
Beverly Vietti
Paul Zemanek
Sharon Balduf
Tom Balduf
Jennifer Conroy
Deacon Don
John Doll
JoAnn Gentile
Teresa Golamb-Hartzell
Courtney Karam
Larry Kennedy
Valaree Kennedy
Stephen Markos
Danell McGinley
Sandy Peecook
Dana Smith
Meghan Sparks
Josephine Watts
Glenn Aidt
Tammy Arndt
Jeff Baur
Natalie Baur
Maureen Beytagh
Bruce Butts
Deacon Don
Mark Dorow
Susan Gaber
Mike Gonzalez
Sr. Joan Harper
Karen Komatsu
Joe Moore
Paula Scheper
Ron Scheper
Peggy Stein
Marianne Ambrose
Janice Blum
Kathleen Cianca
Melanie Hart
Sharon Kendzoir
Steve Petrill
Tammy Wade
Susan Wilcox
Jack Henning
Bob Humphrey
Don Novak
Debbie O’Neill
John Vogel, Sr.
Jeff Vogel
George Gillespie
Joe Nerone
Patrick Sheridan
Jim Brown
Keith Dunnigan
Rolando Gellegani
Terry Miller
John Peecook
Seth Miller
Joan Albert
Todd Forney
Dale Marquart
John Simone
Tony Susi
Ryan Simone
Tony Fabiano
Ron Kendzoir
Tom Neidecker
Tony Testani
Greeter (s)
Debbie O’Neill
Schraer Family
Farrell Family
Miller Family
Maureen Howard Vradenburg Family
Beytagh/Forney Family Vacant
Strunk Family
Dawn Stubbs
Michelle Funge
Children’s Choir
Brigid’s Gael
Melissa Herman
Jennifer Gleichauf
Jennifer Gleichauf
Sino Lavric
Deb Osbun
Tom Corroto
Kelly Barr
Mandy Flanagan
Children’s Liturgy
of The Word
April 11-12
April 5 - 9:00 am, Closed for Easter
April 12 - 9:00 am, Tammy Pohlmeyer & Gerrilyn Rozich
Please contact Sonia Aina-Steinbauer, scheduler, at:
[email protected] or 614-717-5529 if you are available
to help in this ministry. All volunteers interested in working in the Carr Nursery during Sunday Masses need to
take Protecting God’s Children. For complete instructions on how to
register as a volunteer, register for PGC and complete the fingerprinting process, please visit our website at: http://
Thank you to all our parishioners who
contribute to St. Brigid Parish through
Electronic Fund Transfer using their
credit cards. Since many credit cards have recently been compromised or have been issued a
new expiration date, we may need to update
your card information in order to process your
donation. If you have recently been issued a new
credit card by your bank, please contact the Parish
Office at 761-3734 with your new card number
and expiration date. St. Brigid of Kildare is very
grateful for your continued support & generosity.
“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith
but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a
brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,
and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and
filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body,
what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it
does not have works, is dead” James 2:14-17
Our Social Action Committee will be hosting
Sandwich Saturday on April 18 at 9:00 am in
the school cafeteria. Spring into action. Serve others
Vacation Bible School
Registration is open! To register, visit, then click "Parish
Education" then select the "Vacation
Bible School" page. The cost is $40 per
child. The theme is "A Wilderness Adventure Through the Sacraments: Jesus
in my Heart," and will take place June
15-19. Register ONLINE now at!
The parish community of Saint Andrew is seeking a fulltime
Accounting Assistant who, under the direct supervision of
the Business Administrator, will be responsible
for performing routine and repetitive bookkeeping and accounting duties. For more information about the position go to the Diocesan website and click on the
Employment tab.
Jazz Night
The Bishop Watterson High School Band
Boosters invite you to the seventh annual
Jazz Night Out Dinner on Friday, April
24, 2015 at Brookside Country Club. Cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. Live jazz
entertainment will feature the talented
Bishop Watterson Jazz Band and Feeder
School Honor Band. Proceeds from the event will benefit the
Bishop Watterson Band Boosters. Please join the BWHS
community for a fabulous evening of fine dining and live
jazz. Tickets are $45.00 per person. Online registration will
be available soon at
APRIL 5, 2015
ADULTS: Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on
Thursdays in the Church Basement. The calendar for this year is on our website at: under: Sacraments
& Services, RCIA, 2014-2015 Calendar.
April 5: Easter Sunday
April 30: Getting involved at St. Brigid (Deacon Don &
Deacon Frank)
May 24: Pentecost Mass with Bishop Campbell at St.
Joseph Cathedral - formal ending of this year’s RCIA
For more information, contact Mr. Paul Zemanek at:
[email protected]
Alleluia! It is back.
Since Ash Wednesday, we have not heard
the Alleluia in Church. “Alleluia” returned
at the Easter Vigil. The Church bells rang
out and it was once again declared that Jesus Christ IS RISEN. Alleluia means “God
be Praised.” Sometimes it is spelled Hallelujah. We recognize this because of Handel’s Hallelujah chorus used at
Christmas time. It is also used in other religions. Christianity and Islam originated in the Middle East. Any Christian in this area when asked about the Name of God,
would say “Allah!” Possibly Hallelujah means “Praise,
Allah.” In Judaism it would be “Praise, Yahweh.” Underneath all the translations and the many different faith traditions is the core idea that we are called to praise God. Unbelievably as it may seem, we sometimes forget to do that
– we forget to praise God. Easter is sometimes more associated with the Easter Bunny than with the Resurrection of
Jesus. As you move through your days, let yourself use
the word “alleluia” as a prayer itself. You might also get
into the habit of using "Mashallah" or "Mash'Allah." This
is an Arabic phrase (probably used by Jesus). It is used to
show appreciation for a person or happening. It shows respect, and also reminds us that everything is achieved by
the will of God. The closest English translation is, "God
willed it." It is used to show joy and praise, and is
evoked upon hearing good news. JESUS CHRIST IS
RISEN!!! Mashallah! Mashallah! - Sr, Teresa Tuite, OP
The Joseph J. Laihr and Adeline Pax Laihr Scholarship has been established within the Diocese of Columbus to support
and encourage future teachers and nurses who feel a deep calling to the vocation of service. Beginning this year, annual recipients of the Karen Louise Laihr Scholarship for Teaching or the Brenda Jo Laihr Galbraith Scholarship for Nursing will be awarded $20,000, payable over four years with proof of enrollment in a college nursing or teaching curriculum. Scholarship deadline for 2015 is April 24; application information and details are available by contacting Dana Forsythe, Office of Catholic Schools at
[email protected], or at
April 19 - Dublin Retirement Village will welcome our EPIC youth group on April 19. We
will help the residents plant flowers (if the
weather permits), assist them in a craft project and
possibly play some games. This will also be our
farewell to any eighth graders who would like to
join us for one last day of community and service. We will
begin with 12:15 p.m. Mass and then proceed to Hendricks
Hall for pizza, games and discussion. We will depart for
Dublin Retirement (located around the corner at Post Road)
at 2:15 p.m. and will return for pick up at 4:15 p.m.
May 3 - Welcome 6th Graders - All 6th graders of the parish
are welcome to join our May meeting! The date is tentatively set for May 3, but may change. Watch the Bulletin for
more details. Eighth graders are invited to join the high
school youth group that evening.
Sixth grade parents should contact Kim VanHuffel at [email protected] to let her know your child will be
attending in May.
EPIC (Endless Possibilities in Christ) is for all 7th or 8th
grade students at St. Brigid. As always, sign up for any of
the EPIC meetings through our Google Doc online or contact
Kim VanHuffel at [email protected] or 593-5173 for
more information.
The Nonviolent Jesus: His Way of Nonviolent Love
A Retreat With Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy
April 17-18, 2015
Hosted by St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic &
Holy Resurrection Melkite Catholic Parishes
This Conference will explore the teachings of
Jesus and how we can live them in our daily
lives. These are the original traditions of the
Church and are known by most through stories
of the early saints, the lives of the apostles,
and the gospels.
Contact Sam Dean for additional details at
614-286-0921 or [email protected]
Please see the flier on the kiosk in the gathering area for
more details.
BYBS, Brigid Youth Bible Study, is held
every Monday from 7-8 in the Massey
Teen Room. Come when you can!
Volunteer at Run the Race Center: A
ministry to the inner-city children with
Rachel Muha is every Tuesday from 3:55 to 6:30 pm.
Please bring a completed permission form, to be found on
the website, with you. Call Pam at
975-3930 to tell her if you are coming, so we are sure to
have enough drivers.
April 19: We will be making up Why are we so mysterious? Guys/Girls Night Out at 6:30 pm.
Save the dates for Gospel Road, July 12 - 16, a week long
mission trip for high school youth within our diocese.
Gospel Road 2015 will be held in Circleville, OH. The
cost is $125. Please pick up a registration form from the
kiosk in the gathering area.
2015 High School Graduates: Your parish family appreciates you! We invite you to worship together with your
families on May 17 at the 10:45 Mass, followed by a
brunch to show our appreciation. Please call Pam by April
26 at 718-5832 with your RSVP and number of attendees
from your family.
Young Adult Ministry for post high school
individuals and young professionals of the St.
Brigid parish includes opportunities for continued faith development through social and
service opportunities as well as a weekly Bible Study. Cathryn O’Connell is our Young Adult facilitator and can be reached at: [email protected] Bible
Study meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in the Massey Teen
Room. Questions? Call Pam Heil at 614-975-3930.
The next Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club will be held at
St. Patrick church on Friday, May 1st. For information on the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club,
visit or contact John Schechter, CMLC President at
[email protected]
LUNCH on April 10 at 1:00 pm at Mozart’s, 4784 N. High Street, Columbus, OH. Make reservations by
Wednesday, April 8 with Pat Markos 740-917-5386.
GAME DAY on April 15 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm in Hendricks Hall. Contact Lorraine LaValle 792-9359.
FALL 2015 TRIP September 23-25. Bus trip to Mackinac Island. WAIT LIST ONLY. Second payment due by April 1
meeting. Contact Jerry Merrell 889-9760.
Parishioners 55 years of age or older are welcome to participate. For more information on membership in the Club, please
call Bill Campbell 325-4858. If you need a ride to the meetings, please call Steve Markos 740-917-5386.
Calling all cowgirls......St. Brigid's Women’s Club
would like all moms and daughters to mark your calendars for April 11th for the Annual Mother/
Daughter Luncheon! Grab your cowboy boots and
hats and mosey on over to Hendricks Hall as we saddle up for another wonderful event!! There are fliers
available on the kiosk in the gathering area. If you
have any questions about the event, please contact Heather
Gortz at [email protected] or Shauna Durant at
[email protected]
Eye Glasses are needed for Vision Health
International, a non-profit volunteer run organization that makes multiple medical missions each year to Latin American countries. There is now a
container in the cloakroom of the church for collection of
adult and children’s prescription glasses, readers and even
sunglasses. Cases for glasses will be accepted also. Do not
donate scratched glasses. Every pair of glasses is eventually
put to good use. Several hundred pairs of glasses are distributed during each mission trip. The need is always there!
APRIL 5, 2015
St. Brigid Elementary
School News
A blessed and happy Easter to all from the staff and students at Saint Brigid of Kildare School! Saint Brigid of
Kildare School students are happily on vacation this week,
taking time to rest, relax, and enjoy time with family. We
continue to be filled with great joy and appreciation for the
support and prayers of our wonderful parish. We thank our
generous and caring parishioners for the many ways you
gift our school as each season of the year comes and goes.
Select openings remain in our preschool and K - 8 elementary school for the 2015-2016 school year. For information
on registration or to schedule a tour, visit, or call us at 614-718-5825.
The Saint Brigid of Kildare School community provides Catholic
faith formation and strong academic foundations to inspire life long
learners and leaders in the twenty first century. Rooted in Christ,
we offer a challenging and integrated Catholic education to children in preschool through grade 8.
A Parent's Prayer
Our next Prayer Shawl Knit-In is scheduled
for Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 pm in the Kelty
Library of Hendricks Hall. Come join us for
conversation and creating. Bring whatever you
are currently working on. All are welcome! Questions?
Contact Ann Blake at 761-2944.
The newly formed Mt. Carmel St. Ann's
Women's Auxiliary (WAC) has volunteer
openings in the Maternity Ward at St. Ann's
Hospital in Westerville. These positions have been created
just for our auxiliary members and training will begin soon.
If you are interested in receiving information about this special opportunity, please contact Amy Creekmur, Auxiliary
Volunteer Chair at: [email protected]
If you would like to learn more about the St. Ann's Women's
Auxiliary, please visit our web page at: Or, contact Co-Presidents Mary Ann
Cochran at [email protected] or Kim Johnson at [email protected]
ENGAGED COUPLES....Attendance at Pre-Cana
a minimum of 4-6 months in advance of your wedding date is recommended. Register now for St.
Brigid’s Pre-Cana Retreat, Friday & Saturday,
June 5 & 6. Our Pre-Cana is a two-day program (Friday 710 pm and Saturday 9 am-2 pm), cost is $35. Sessions are
taught by married couples who volunteer to share their experience and insight about various aspects of married life.
This is the last Pre-Cana for the year being held at St. Brigid.
To register, call the Parish Office at 614-761-3734.
Loving God,
You are the giver of all we possess,
The source of all our blessings.
We praise and thank you.
Thank you for the gift of our children.
Help us to set boundaries for them,
And yet encourage them to explore.
Give us the strength and courage
To treat each day as a new start.
May our children come to know you,
The one true God, and Jesus Christ,
Whom you have sent.
May your Holy Spirit help them to grow in faith, hope, and love,
So they may know peace, truth, and goodness.
May their ears hear your voice.
May their eyes see your presence in all things.
May their lips proclaim your word.
May their hearts be your dwelling place.
May their hands do works of charity.
May their feet walk in the way of
Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord.
As a Religious Education student and parishioner of St.
Brigid, you’re encouraged and welcomed to participate on
ALL St. Brigid Athletic Teams. On Monday, April 20th
from 4:30-8:30 pm, fall sports coaches and
commissioners will be represented in the cafeteria during Religious Ed. Come by to learn
more! Fall sports registration begins soon.
The St. Brigid Playgroup is open to everyone
in the parish with small children. We meet at a
different location each Wednesday at 10:00
am unless otherwise noted. Contact Melanie
Pizzino at: [email protected] for more
details. You can also “Like” us on Facebook:
April 8: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Recreations Outlet, 484 W.
Olentangy/Powell Rd., Powell, 43065; Donation play ($2/
April 15: Playdate at Ballgriffin Park, 5715 Norn St, (Rain
location: Tuttle Mall play area)
April 22: Playdate at Emerald Fields Playground, 4040
Emerald Fields, Wyandott Woods Blvd (rain location:
McDonalds Play Place, 7190 Sawmill Rd, 43235)
April 29: Playdate at Carr Nursery, Hendricks Hall
May 6: Playdate at Miracle Playground, Darree Fields,
6259 Cosgray Rd, Dublin, 43016
April 24 - 26, 2015
Friday 5:30 pm—Sunday 12:00 pm
St Therese’s Retreat Center
5277 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH
“Marian Receptivity to God”
For more information
Forms available on kiosk in gathering area.
BOGO Book Fair
Starts Sunday, April 19
After 9:00 Mass until 2:00 pm
in the school Library
Ends Friday, April 24 at Noon
Everyone Welcome!
Body and Soul by Stephen Cianca - Books for Sale
Body and Soul, Provisions for the Journey is a combination of poetry, personal experiences, and favorite recipes
written by Stephen Cianca, a St. Brigid of Kildare parishioner who lost his battle with cancer last year.
The book was finished and published by his wife Kathleen,
who has made it available for all to read about his inspiring journey. St. Brigid of Kildare will be selling copies of
the book for $7.25 (cash or check payable to St. Brigid of
Kildare). You can purchase your copy at the St. Brigid gift
shop during open hours (10 am - 12 p.m. on Sunday Social
days, or check the bulletin for the latest dates). Copies will
also be available in the parish office. The books are available beginning Monday, March 30.
Below is the Preface of the book, written by Stephen Cianca:
This book was sparked by a Caring Bridge site that
my wife, Kathleen, created as I deal with end stage
cancer. Kathleen asked me to post comments on the
site for family and friends. Then someone asked if I
would post some of my favorite Italian recipes (I
am a very good Italian cook). Finally, I thought I
would add some of my poetry that I have written over the years.
That's how this book was born.
I have found that this period of dying that I am going through, or
perhaps better called this transition time to new life, has been
filled with many graces and blessings. I feel a surge of generativity--God has given me the time to give away all my treasures
that I cannot take with me into eternity, so I am spending them
here where they will do good. This book is a part of that treasure
given away.
I intend it as food for your soul, your body, and your heart, provisions to sustain you on your journey to heaven. May it be a
source of blessing for you.
--Stephen Cianca
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am—6:15 pm
Friday: 8:00 am—12:00 noon
Buy one, get one FREE!!
Hundreds of titles!
Books for all ages!
Holiday books, Cookbooks, Picture books,
Chapter books and more!
LOW GLUTEN COMMUNION HOST PROCEDURE: If you require a low-gluten host for Communion at Mass, it will
be necessary for you to personally put it aside prior to the Mass. The low-gluten hosts are located in the upper left corner of
the refrigerator door in the kitchenette of the Church. Please put on a plastic glove, take a host and place it on the small
paten (gold dish) on the offertory table in the back of Church. If needed, ask an Usher or Ministry Captain to assist you.
When receiving Holy Communion, use the middle aisle and inform the priest or deacon that you need a low-gluten host.
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