Saint Brigid 
of Kildare
April 2018
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

April 21
Volunteer Dinner Dance

May 6
High School Senior Mass & Celebration

May 12
First Communion

May 13-14
May Crowning - Religious Education

May 18
May Crowning - School

May 31
8th Grade Graduation - School

Crucial Conversations 3.0: Finding the Balance: Empowering the Whole Child
April 25, 7-8:30 PM







Click here to learn more. Or, RSVP at the link below.


Tuesday Morning Group

We have gone through the Journey of Lent and walked with Jesus through Holy Week and celebrated with joy the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Resurrection is not the end.

Following His Resurrection from the dead, Jesus made a number of appearances to his followers-no less than ten of these are recorded in Scripture. Come with your Bible and
together we will lift up the words of scripture to see what Jesus was teaching his early followers and us in these weeks before his Ascension. 

Berry Room of Hendricks Hall. April 10, 17 and 24. May 1, 8, and 15. We meet after 9:00 AM Mass and end about 11 AM.
The Epistle of Ephesians

Paul's letter to the Ephesians contains many remarkable gifts that we have been given.  Studying the Letter to the Ephesians is an opportunity to Discover Our Inheritance.  We are offering a two-part study of Paul's letter to the Ephesians. 
 
We will use the book Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance by Jess Cavins & Thomas Smith.  Published by Ascension Press.  If you would like to buy the book on your own, you do not need to register.

Part 1: April 12, 19, 26 May 3,10,17.  
Part 2: June 7, 14 and 21. 
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM in Hendricks Hall

Contact Sister Teresa Tuite (ttuite@stbrigidofkildare.org) with questions.
Being Catholic: How We Believe, Practice, & Think by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk
Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 29, & June 5 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
 
This series will focus on understanding and applying what we believe to daily life. Drawing from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series will explore the guiding principles of our faith and how we put faith into action each day through beliefs, practices, and mentality.
 
T his book is broken into three sections, which will be covered in three stages on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall.
Part 1, How we believe:  Tuesdays, May 8-June 5
Part 2, How we practice: Tuesdays, July 24-Aug. 14
Part 3, How we think: Tuesdays, Oct.2-Oct. 30
 
Registration:
The one-time fee of $20 include the cost of the book.   Register by April 17  for the book & first section, "How we believe," May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5.


 
This book is part of a Common Read in which Young Adult Ministry & Adult Faith Formation will be participating. Young Adults will meet with Laura Ginikos and the Other Adults will meet with Sister Teresa. At times, we will come together for common sharing.
 
HOW WE BELIEVE: Believing Catholic is a matter of knowing, understanding and responding to a story-the true story of God's love for us. It offers "the fundamentals that have to be there if thinking and practicing Catholic are going to have any appeal or make any sense."
 
HOW WE PRACTICE: Reflections on the behaviors that express our faith and our membership in the Church, such as going to Mass, receiving the sacraments and raising children Catholic. By being a practicing Catholic, we strengthen our behaviors so we can proclaim them to others.
 
HOW WE THINK: A series of thoughtful, pastoral and heartfelt reflections on all aspects of our lives in the world, seen through the eyes of one deeply faithful to the tradition and teachings of the church. Topics for "Thinking Catholic" include respect for life, spiritual maturity and a universal Church. 

VBS Registration is Open

Get ready for VBS 2018! This year Jesus' young disciples will be Putting on the Armor of God!  Vacation Bible School is  June 18-22, 2018 from  9am - 12pm. The cost is $40 per child.
New this year... VBS is open to our 3 year old friends! (space is limited)

Children ages 3 - grade four should register online now!

 
Volunteer Sign Ups:

Remember, VBS is powered by adult volunteers! The more volunteers we have, the more children we can enroll in VBS! We MUST have one adult per 10 children! So volunteer today!

Questions about VBS program or volunteering? Contact VBS Coordinator, Jennifer Schiller at  Jen.h.schiller@gmail.com

Questions about VBS registration? Contact the Religious Education Office at  (614)761-1176.

Football Friday Night Lights in May

The high schools in the Central Catholic League (CCL) will be holding a football camp that consists of 3 Fridays in May. The Camp is open to current 1st - 7th Graders. Each session will have coaches and players from all CCL high schools and will have a period of flag football competitions. The Camp will emphasize the virtues of faith based education within athletics with a focus on FUNdamentals: Safety, Teamwork, and FUN! Your son(s) can attend one or all of the sessions.

Details:
Cost = $0. That's right, it's free but registration is required. To Register, click here.
May 4th, 7:00-8:30 pm - St. Charles
May 11th, 7:00-8:30 pm - St. Francis DeSales
May 18th, 7:00-8:30 pm - Bishop Hartley


Benefits of the Camp:
An introduction to football for future players that are unsure if they want to play.

No commitment, just go out and have fun!!

Boys get a chance to play with kids from other Catholic schools and meet potential future teammates.

Boys get a chance to meet their potential high school coaches.

Parents have the opportunity to talk to high school coaches and ask any questions they may have.

Contact Tim Long, Football Commissioner at football@gowolfhounds.com if you have any questions.
Perfectly Yourself Discussion Groups

Copies of Matthew Kelly's Perfectly Yourself were  given to each family at all Easter Masses. There are additional copies available in the parish office and church gathering area. 

Monsignor Hendricks and our deacons will continue to lead 30-minute book discussions on April 22 and 29 in Hendricks Hall during Sunday Socials. All are welcome!


Successful Diaper Drive

T he Knights of Columbus are grateful for the parish's support of its spring diaper drive.  St. Brigid of Kildare parishioners donated 3,829 diapers and 5 packs of wipes to benefit the Women's Care Center!  

These supplies support disadvantaged women and children, promoting a culture of life.  This outpour of generosity proves our parish's compassion for and commitment to vulnerable members of our community, and demonstrates the kingly mission of our baptism in Christ.

EPIC News

A huge thank you to all of the students who participated in EPIC this year! Combined, our 230 7th and 8th graders provided about 1,500 hours of service to local organizations and people in need, and formed a wonderful community of young people at St. Brigid. Thanks also to all of our parent volunteers who put in many hours as well. We couldn't have EPIC without you and your service to our children and our parish.
 
Our last adventure for the school year was in April. Our 8th graders went to the Columbus Zoo and helped test and organize the Wildlights used for their winter celebration. The same day, our 7th graders went to a few of our parishioners' homes to help with outdoor spring cleanup (pictured).
 
Other accomplishments of our fabulous EPIC students this school year include:
 
  • Winterized the property at TAASC - a non-profit that helps individuals with disabilities enjoy adaptive sports. We cleaned kayaks and vests, cleared debris and weeded, cleaned the inside of the building and cleaned out sheds, etc.
  • Delivered more than 160 Thanksgiving meals to those in need in Dublin and Plain City.
  • Made 100 blankets for children in foster care through My Very Own Blanket.
  • Hosted the DSACO (Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio) school-aged social group, providing the kids with a fun day including parachute play, yoga, sensory bins, mini-bowling and basketball, legos, duck-duck-goose, musical chairs, an obstacle course and a dress-up dance party.
  • Cleaned all of the pews in the church.
  • Made 50 joke books for kids at Children's Hospital.
  • Made 100s of dog toys for the Franklin County Dog Shelter.
  • Delivered almost 2,000 lbs of food to the Dublin Food Pantry; then weighed, sorted, boxed and shelved the food in their warehouse.
  • Visited two retirement homes, serving ice cream, bringing crafts, games and fun to the seniors.
EPIC has concluded meetings for this school year. Please watch the bulletin and Common Threads for more information this summer about next year's schedule and how to register. Rising 8th graders will need to re-register as well. Have a great summer!


High School Youth Ministry
 

YOU: Life, Love, & Theology of the Body
April 19 & 26 | 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall
YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body continues! We will continue with the basics of Theology of the Body, further discussing our unique call to love, what love looks like, and how authentic love impacts our choices as Christian disciples. Teens will come to know what healthy relationships can look like and how to live a life of discipleship.

Youth Ministry Celebration & 8th grade welcome
Thursday, May 3 | 7:30-9 PM in Enke Hall
All current 8th-12th graders are invited to join us on May 3 in Enke Hall for our ministry celebration! 

2018-19 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Be sure to register for high school youth ministry before attending your first ministry gathering by visiting the youth ministry webpage and clicking "activity consent form." 

Summer Ministry 2018

Sports Ohio Summer Outing | June 10 from 6:00-8:00 PM
All incoming freshmen through outgoing seniors are invited! $20/ teen. The registration form can be found on the youth ministry webpage.

Euchre with Independent Living from 7-8 PM | June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, & Aug. 6
We will meet at Dublin Retirement Village (DRV) Independent Living's lobby

Summer Series (The Virtues) | 7-8:30 PM | June 14, 21, & 28
Summer formation series & social three evenings in June. Meet in the Massey Teen Room.

Mass & More | 9 AM -10:30 AM | July 12 & 26
9 AM Mass & board games or field games until 10:30 AM

Gospel Road Mission Trip | July 15-19  
Gospel Road is a five-day mission focused work camp for high school youth from Catholic churches and schools throughout the Diocese of Columbus. Gospel Road 2018 will be hosted at St. Patrick's Church in London, OH. The registration form can be found on the youth ministry webpage.

Stay Connected
See the parish bulletin, our parish website, and sign up for the weekly youth ministry email for up-to-date information. Follow us on Instagram @brigid_youthmin

Young Adult Ministry

Being Catholic: How We Believe, Practice, & Think by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk
Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 29, & June 5 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
 
Being Catholic: How We Believe, Practice, & Think
by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk
 
This series will focus on understanding and applying what we believe to daily life. Drawing from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series will explore the guiding principles of our faith and how we put faith into action each day through beliefs, practices, and mentality.
 
Part 1, How we believe: Tuesdays, May 8-June 5
Part 2, How we practice: Tuesdays, July 24-Aug. 14
Part 3, How we think: Tuesdays, Oct.2-Oct. 30
 
The one-time fee of $20 include the cost of the book. You may register and pay on-line by following the registration link on the parish webpage. Register by May 1 for the book & first section, "How we believe," May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5. If the cost is a concern, please contact Laura Ginikos.
 
Laura Ginikos | Director of Young Adult Ministry | lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org | 614-718-5832
Deaths of Parishioners

The following parishioners funerals were celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare in the last month. Please remember them and their families in prayer.

John Henterly
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