Wolfhound Wednesday
February 28, 2018

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Sat, Mar 3
Corks for a Cause (7 pm)

Wed, Mar 7
Home & School Mtg ( 12 pm)

Thurs, Mar 8
Bring a Disciple to Mass
(Grade 2)

Fri, Mar 9
Stations of the Cross (2 pm)

Sat, Mar 10
Reconciliation Retreat -
Grade 4 (10 am)

Wed, Mar 14
Spring Musical (1:15 pm)

Thurs, Mar 15
Early Release (1:30 pm)
Spring Musical (7 pm)

Fri, Mar 16
Spring Musical (7 pm)

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your prayers and amazing support for my family with the loss of our mother. My mom was a wonderful role model of faith and truly dedicated to raising her six children in the faith.  This is also the beauty of our school community.....we are an extension of your family.  Parents are called to be the primary educators in the faith for their children and we at school support and enhance the faith and morals that are taught at home.  You have certainly felt like a large extended family to me over the last week so I know first-hand that our school community is truly a place of Christian love and compassion and for this I most grateful.  

Last week I wrote about school safety and we had a good response to the question about offering an education evening with Officer Bruce McKenna. We will offer this session later in March.  More details when they are available.

This weekend is our annual Corks for a Cause fundraiser for our SPICE program.  Even if you are not able to attend this outstanding event you can still support SPICE by bidding online or purchasing a raffle ticket for your chance to win a year of tuition free for one student. View items and purchase tickets here. Thank you to our many sponsors who help support this event -- see below for a listing of them. 

God's blessings on each of your families as you continue your Lenten journey,

Kathy O'Reilly
Quick Links
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Photo Newsletters: 5th,6th Grades

Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to. 

Corks for a Cause: Bidding is Open!

Bidding for Corks for a Cause benefiting SPiCE is OPEN! You do not need to attend the event to bid and purchase items.

Live Auction
New this year, Corks for a Cause will feature a live auction. Learn more about the 6 items we will be selling via live auction below.

Tuition or CASH Raffle: Last Chance
For $100 per ticket, you are entered to win your choice of $6,000 cash or a year of tuition for one K-8 student at Saint Brigid of Kildare School for 2018-19. There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase (tax-deductible!) and the donation goes to a great cause that helps our SPiCE students.

The winner will be drawn at Corks for a Cause on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and does not need to be present to win.

To purchase your tickets for the raffle and to attend the event, click the link below.

Corks for a Cause: Thank You Sponsors
Thank you to our many sponsors who make our Corks for a Cause event such a success...

Tuition Assistance Deadline March 15

The deadline to apply for diocesan tuition assistance for the 2018-19 school year is March 15.

Click here to learn more and for application instructions.
Family Reconciliation Retreat  
Saturday, March 10th

The retreat will begin in Hendricks Hall at 10am with Reconciliation at 11am in Church. This Reconciliation service with morning retreat is our primary children's Reconciliation service during Lent and seeks to provide whole families with a beautiful experience of spiritual reflection, community and learning as they participate in the sacramental life of the Church.

All families welcome! Visiting Diocesan priests will be joining us this day. Please contact Tina White with questions.
PERC Speaker March 14
Girls + Education = Empowerment

Join the Martin de Porres Center (2330 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH) on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm for a screening of "We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World" following a discussion on supporting girls in Central Ohio. 

Meet organizations focused on providing tools, resources, and enrichment for girls. This evening is for girls, organizations, and parents. When we invest in the development of girls, we empower them to follow their dreams and become leaders in our community.

For more info, click here.
Saint Brigid of Kildare School Presents...

March 15 th and 16 th , 2018
Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium
7:00 p.m.

All are invited to a one-hour musical production based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film. 

Free will donations will be accepted at the performances to help support  Saint Brigid Performing Arts.

Lenten Speaker Series Continues

High School Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Adult Ministry are offering a  Lenten  Series that will touch upon some of the issues facing our world today.  Join us in Hendricks Hall from  7-8:30 PM  on Thursdays during  Lent.

Each workshop will include a guest  speaker  presentation and an activity that will offer an experiential piece. These evenings are open to the community. Children in 8th grade or younger must have a parent/ guardian attend the evening with them.

March 1: Poverty & Homelessness
Poverty and Homelessness are almost always intertwined.  They also have many faces.  In this second of our Lenten Series we will look at homelessness as it is seen in the faces of those who are in prison.  Today, there is a great indifference to the plight of the incarcerated (and their families), and because of that indifference Catholic prison ministry  is needed more than ever!"  The American bishops, released in 2000:  Responsibility, Rehabilitation and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Criminal JusticeI highly recommend a reading of that thoughtful pastoral.  It can be found online. The bishops note that restorative justice must attend to the voices of victims and to those responsible for the crime. Our presenters for this evening will be Rich Northup from St. Brigid of Kildare who is involved in prison ministry and Sister Ana Gonzalez, OP.  Both will share their experience of doing prison ministry and how it transformed their hearts.  Thursday, March 1 in Hendricks Hall from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.   Each piece of the Lenten Series in independent so even if you can't attend all of them come from the ones that you want to learn more about.

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