Wolfhound Wednesday
March 7, 2018

In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

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,

Last Saturday evening we gathered together as a community to support our SPICE ( S pecial P eople I n C atholic E ducation) program with our annual "Corks For A Cause" event. The generosity of so many people was evident not only at the event, but is visible every single day with the ongoing dedication of serving the specialized needs of the children in our parish. The gifts have come in the form of time, talent, donations, in-kind gifts, creativity, networking, sponsorships, tutoring, and volunteering.  A special thank you to the committee chaired by Karen Steinbrunner and Laura Farnham with the assistance of Sarah Moore and Allie Wing. I would also like to recognize Dixie and Clark May for sharing their SPICE story at the Corks event with beautiful pictures of their three children.

In response to the survey a few weeks ago Officer Bruce McKenna will be offering a one hour presentation on the school safety techniques and procedures we follow at Saint Brigid School.  Following the information session there will be an opportunity for questions. Please see the story below for details and to RSVP.

As we continue on our Lenten journey remember to "Choose Kind" and to pray for each other and all of those in need of prayers.

Kathy O'Reilly
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Photo Newsletters: 7th and 8th Grades, Specials

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

Corks for a Cause: Thank You!
Raised Over $120,000

Thank you to all who attended, bid, donated, volunteered, sponsored, and helped with this year's Corks for a Cause benefitting SPiCE. We had a record year, with early estimates totaling over $120,000 raised for our parish SPiCE program!

A special thank you to our event co-chairs, Laura Farnham and Karen Steinbrunner, who worked for months preparing for this event. We would also like to thank the many committee members who donated so much of their time, as well as all of our vendors and sponsors. 

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

School Safety Event
An Evening with Officer Bruce McKenna

Saint Brigid School is offering an informal presentation to highlight some of the ways our school has prepared to keep our students and staff safe.  Please join us for a short presentation on  Monday, March 26th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm  followed by a Q & A session from  8:00 - 8:30 pm.   

The presentation will take place in Enke Hall in the school.  Dublin Police Officer Bruce McKenna will review the principles that have been taught in our school and also to local businesses.  These principles can be utilized in any setting.  While it is unlikely that you will ever need to use these techniques, we realize the more prepared you are the better.  It is also important for you to understand the techniques your children are being taught.  

Box Tops Results

WE DID IT!!!  We surpassed our goal and collected over 6,000 Boxtops during the months of December, January & February.  This collection will bring just over $600 to St. Brigid!!  

** Keep an eye out for the date of the dress down day reward in next week's Wolfhound  Wednesday!  

** Continue to collect BoxTops in the manilla envelopes provided!!!      

Yearbook Deadline March 16

St. Brigid of Kildare Yearbooks are on sale now for $18.00.

Don't let your chance to hold on to some of this year's finest moments pass you by... order your Yearbook TODAY!

Alternatively, you can place your order over the phone by calling  1-800-853-1337.

The deadline to order is March 16th, 2018

Diocesan Art Show

Congrats to the following students who will have art displayed at this weekend's Diocesan Art Show at Holy Spirit: 
Ryan Eilerman, Abby Radtke, Michael Baumel, John Doll, Marinda Pope, Mazie Losonsky,  Lucy Henry, Ryan Sullivan, Will Davis, Emily Mifsud, Aubrey Battin, Andrew Petersen, Madison Carpenter, Claire Davis, Elliott Baur,  Andrew Moore  and Victoria Regan. 
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
Special Red Cross blood drive held for Bishop Watterson  student battling leukemia
The community is invited to give blood in honor of Troy Stemen at a special American Red Cross blood drive held in his name  Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northwest Chapel - Grace Brethren Church in Dublin.
Troy, a 16-year-old sophomore at Bishop Watterson High School, loves sports and computer games. He is known for his upbeat, positive attitude, and he has become a strong fighter. In May 2017 he was diagnosed with leukemia. Troy has received blood transfusions during his treatment and may need more.
Troy's family and friends are organizing a blood drive in his name to raise awareness about how important blood donors are in the treatment of cancer. "We hope all those people who have been affected by cancer will donate at this blood drive," said Peigi Fisher-Hanson, a Stemen family friend. "There is a strong community here in our schools and many who want to see Troy and others find a cure."
"There are so many reasons why someone may need blood that we don't even realize," said Janelle Bowman, donor recruitment account manager for the Red Cross. "We take for granted that blood will be there at the hospital when we need it, but it can only come from generous volunteer donors. Giving blood in Troy's name is a wonderful way to honor him and potentially help others with his condition."
Every two seconds in the United States blood is needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood and platelet donations every day for the patients at about 2,600 hospitals nationwide.
Donate Blood in honor of Troy Stemen
Sunday, March 18, 2018
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northwest Chapel - Grace Brethren Church

ABP Critics

The next episode of  ABP Critics, made by 8th grade students   Aiden Steinbauer, Patrick Lynch, and Brian Zezter is available. Their video reviews popular movies.

Click the video image to the right to view their creative video!


A huge thank you to all of the parishioners who donated to the Ash Wednesday/Lenten food drive! Our EPIC kids brought 1,887 lbs of food to the Dublin Food Pantry on February 25. It was an amazing collection and will equate to about 1,500 meals for Dublin residents. Thank you also to all of our parent drivers!

Our next EPIC meeting will be on March 18 when we will go to the Dublin Retirement Village and The Grand to spend time with the older adults there. We will serve them ice cream, help with a St. Patrick's Day/Spring craft, and play some trivia. We are in great need of drivers. Please contact Kim at kvanhuffel@stbrigidofkildare.org to volunteer or to RSVP for your EPIC student.
P reschool Wolfhound  Adventures

Wolfhound  Adventures are fun classes open to any preschool-aged child (3-5 years old). You do not have to be enrolled at St. Brigid Preschool to attend.  Parents are welcome to drop children off or stay for the activity.

Click here to learn more and register -- registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis so register early!

March-April Schedule:
(all classes are from 1:30 - 2:30 pm)

PERC Speaker March 14
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 8: Care of the Elderly
We are facing an unprecedented situation in the United States. At the beginning of the twentieth century, one in every twenty-five people in the United States was 65 or older. Today one in eight-a total of 33.2 million Americans-is at least 65. A person who reaches 65 can expect to live for seventeen more years; many live well beyond that.  Society is just beginning to grapple with the social, economic, and spiritual implications of this rapidly growing age group. The United Nations designated 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons with the theme, "Towards a Society for All Ages." The Vatican urged Catholics to make a new commitment not only to care for older persons but to learn from them.  The United States Bishops wrote a Pastoral Letter (available online entitled Blessings of Age).  The third in our Lenten Series addresses this issue.  Debbie Cassel, Administrator and Julie Ann Nill, Community Outreach Director from Glenwood Alzheimer Special Care Center will be our speakers and will address elderly in our society and share some issues particular to the Glenwood Center. Thursday, March 8 in Hendricks Hall 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

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