Saint Brigid 
of Kildare
August 2019
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Sept 7
That Man is You! Kick-Off

Sept 8
High School Youth Ministry Kick-Off

Sept 8
EPIC Middle School Youth Group Kick-Off

Sept 21-22
Ministry Weekend

Sept 25
Women's Bible Study and Sharing Begins

Sept 28
Blood Drive

Upcoming Adult Faith Education Opportunities

Tuesday Morning Group
This group meets most Tuesdays after the 9:00 AM Mass from Sept- May. Different topics for study and reflection are offered. Everyone is welcome. The tentative topic for September will be based on Mary.

Women's Bible Study & Reflection
Using Bob Goff's Love Does and Love Lives Here , women will gather each Wednesday for seven weeks (Sept 25- Nov 13) at 7:00-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall. Registration is required --  register and more info can be found here. The cost is $30.

A Month of Sundays
The Sunday readings are rich in meaning and guidance for us. We don't always spend time with them before we hear them at Mass. This series will take a closer look at the readings for the upcoming month. Tentative dates are Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 26, 7:00- 8:15 PM in Hendricks Hall. Register online, copies of the readings will be provided. Watch the
bulletin for more details.


A Month of Tuesdays
On each of the five Tuesdays of October, you are invited to join with other men and Sister Teresa to discuss the book Barking at the Choir by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ. We meet from 7:00-8:15 PM in the Carr Room. Books are available from bookstores (try your local library first).

Welcome to Our New Parish Staff Member, Bruce McKenna

Saint Brigid of Kildare is excited to welcome Bruce McKenna to oversee our parish safety and security. In this role, Bruce will draw on his experience as a trained police officer and school resource officer to assist the parish, school and religious education program in implementing safety protocols and trainings. His position will focus on creating policies that keep our parish campus safe, while also providing education and awareness of the latest key issues that impact the safety and well-being of our parish families.

Bruce and his family have been parishioners of St. Brigid of Kildare since 1995. He has previously served our parish as a eucharistic minister, DARE officer, speaker for parent workshops, and has implemented safety training for our school and parish staff.  Bruce holds a bachelor of arts in criminal justice, and has completed FBI Active Shooter training and ALICE training, as well as instructor training on these topics. 

Bruce and his wife Kris are parishioners of St. Brigid and have a son who graduated from St. Brigid of Kildare School. We are excited to welcome Bruce as a full-time member of our parish and school staff. Bruce can be reached at  [email protected] .
That Man Is You! 
Coming to St. Brigid this September
That Man is You! i s an interactive men's program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and
temptations that men face in our modern culture,
That Man is You! seeks to form men who will be
capable of transforming homes and society.

That Man is You! will begin at St. Brigid of Kildare Saturday, September 7, 2019 and will be held in Hendricks Halls from 7-8:00 a.m., with optional
social time before and afterwards.
Click here to register and to learn more.
Catechists & Aides Needed
The Religious Education program is actively seeking individuals to share the faith and their time with our children as catechists, classroom aides, SPiCE aides, and small group leaders. Classes meet weekly throughout the school year. 

Class times available are: Sunday 9am, Sunday 6pm, Monday 4:30pm and Monday 6:30pm. 

Please contact the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176 or email Andrea Komenda at  [email protected] .  
Older Adults Program
Pete & Susan Corcoran Leading Program

The Older Adults Program through Syntero helps parishioners who need services and don't know where to go. Volunteers can help older adults complete medical forms, advocate to obtain social service benefits, downsize or declutter their homes, find housing based on needs, and can accompany them to help ask questions at appointments with a healthcare professional. The program is looking for volunteers to help serve these older adults, as well as older adults in need of assistance. The volunteer time commitment is set by the volunteer, and the amount and types of jobs they'd like to help with are chosen by the volunteer. This program is made possible by a partnership with Syntero.

Additionally, this program offers support to caregivers of older adults. The services are provided by Syntero and are available at no charge. They are designed to give you a helping hand and to assist you in becoming a more effective caregiver, including the need for your own self-care and stress management.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer or learn more, contact Pete & Susan Corcoran 614-832-2762 [email protected]

St. Brigid Parish and Prison Ministry
"I was in prison and you came to visit me" Matthew Ch25: vs. 36

You've probably seen notices in the parish bulletin from time to time asking for "Cookies for Kairos." "Kairos" is a Greek word meaning: "In God's Time."

A Kairos weekend is an opportunity for incarcerated men and women to reconsider the choices they've made in life. The mission of the Kairos Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus, to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, and their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.

Read more about the Kairos Prison Ministry and St. Brigid's involvement here. 


Please join us on Wednesday, October 2nd at 1:30 p.m. at Hendricks Hall, to hear from Frank, who was released from prison not too long ago, and hear his story: "Life Inside and Outside Prison Walls". 

Organized by the 55 Plus Club.

Our RCIA Story: The Smith Family

From Julie Smith:
After attending Dublin City Schools for 8 years, my daughter Caroline decided to attend Bishop Watterson High School in 2018. Caroline immediately felt that Watterson was home.  Andrea Pore, her theology teacher, taught the non-feeder school students.  She created an environment where the non-Catholic school kids could ask lots of questions and feel comfortable learning about Catholicism.  In December of that same year, Caroline came to us and asked to join the Catholic Church.  I reached out to Mrs. Pore for guidance on how to best make this happen.  She was thrilled to hear of Caroline's independent decision to continue in her faith journey.  I made the decision to join Caroline.  I was not raised in a church and wanted to be sure I could help Caroline answer questions and support her as best I could.  

We met with Deacon Paul Zemanek in January and he invited us to join the current RCIA class.  We were both pleasantly surprised that we didn't have to wait to get started.  Deacon Paul met with us privately to get us up to speed on what our fellow Cathecumans had already studied.  We are grateful to him and the entire class for making us feel welcome.

I am filled with pride at my daughter's decision to join Saint Brigid.  What a wonderful experience to share with a teenager.  

Now, our son Nicholas will be part of Religious Education at Saint Brigid and will be part of the confirmation class of 2020.  

We look forward to being active parish members.  

Save the Date: Ministry Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, after all Masses, Hendricks Hall

This year, during Ministry Weekend, we hope that you'll discover a new ministry group, service committee or faith-formation meeting that speaks to your talents and helps draw you and your family closer to our Catholic Faith. We are grateful for your many gifts and would love to help you find a home within our large parish family!

Stop by Hendricks Hall after all five Masses for food, refreshments, and an opportunity to explore all of our parish's 50+ ministries.
Be a Sunday Social Volunteer!

Are you interested in helping us serve coffee, juice, bagels and donuts during the 2019 - 2020 Sunday Social Season? If so, click HERE to view the details and to sign-up.

There are only a few openings left so grab your spot today!
Art & Environment Committee

Join the Art and Environment Committee and help us decorate the church during the liturgical seasons. Many hands make our church beautiful!

Join Art and Environment today to receive the 2019 - 2020 Work Session Schedule. We look forward to meeting you!
Family First - Mom 2 Mom Fall Kickoff

All moms and children are welcome! Please join Mom 2 Mom for fellowship and coffee on August 27th, 9:30 to 11 am in Hendricks Hall. Learn more about the upcoming Fall session and the book "Make My Life Simple" by Rachel Balducci.  

Is your life out of balance? Moderator Kathy Kelly will lead an exploration of how order and simplicity can work together to achieve peace in our chaotic lives.  

The Fall session officially  begins Tuesday, September 10th,  9:30 to 11 am  in Hendricks Hall. The group will continue to meet on Tuesday mornings throughout the Fall. Childcare will be provided! If you have any questions please contact Gretchen O'Reilly at [email protected] or Erin Heise at [email protected].
Adult Volunteers: Protecting God's Children Class

All adult volunteers working with children in our parish and school need to complete the Diocesan safe environment requirements which include attending a Protecting God's Children (PGC) training session and completing a fingerprinting background check and application.

St. Brigid will be hosting PGC sessions on:  
Tuesday, September 17th at 8:30 am in the Carr Room
Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 pm in the Carr Room 

Please contact Stacey Nerone at snerone@stbrigidofkildare with questions. 

Make it a Date!
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Hendrick's Hall at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid's 18th Make It A Date! event.

High School Youth Ministry Kick-Off

We are called to live life to the fullest!  So, we do normal things inspired by abnormal intention & great love.  Join us this formation year to get to know Jesus through Scripture & allow Jesus' way of life - His humor, stories, prayer, friendships, leadership, love,  & unending compassion - to mold  your life.

Mark your calendars for September 8 from 6-7:15 PM and join us in Hendricks Hall for free snacks and the opportunity to meet and hang out with other high schoolers in the parish. We will close out the evening in the church with prayer & worship.

Visit  to register for 2019-2020 High School Youth Ministry and to see the full calendar of formation series, service, worship, and fellowship events. Check out our  Link Tree   web page for event sign-ups, additional registration information, and more!  

Young Adult Fellowship & Faith Formation 2019-20
Young Adult Ministry is geared towards adults in their 20's and 30's, single and married, wishing to explore and deepen their Catholic faith. We  meet throughout the year for  book discussions, formation series, service opportunities, and social gatherings.

Check the bulletin for upcoming events or email  Laura Ginikos at  to be added to our monthly Young Adult Ministry email list.

EPIC Middle School Youth Group

Saint Brigid of Kildare's Middle School Youth Group is designed for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from St. Brigid School, Grizzell, Karrer, Sells, and other local area schools. Middle School Youth Ministry meets for worship, fellowship, and service throughout the academic year.

Please see  for the full 2019-2020 calendar and click here to register your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student(s) for the upcoming EPIC year.
Celebrating the Sacraments
Click here to view photos of families celebrating the Sacraments at St. Brigid of Kildare.
Baptism of Jacob Michael Hartman
Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Baptism at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish since our last issue:


Ella Mae Andrews
Gregory Joseph Archual
Reese Helen Barnhart
Jackson Thomas Bauer
Marielle Bloom Bemmes
Blaise Joseph Berasi
Owen Francis Berasi
Annie Catherine Boll
Dakota Lynn Burton
Blair Marie Conti
Ezra Cook
Makenzie Nicole Cooke
Caroline Mary Crall
Saoirse Rose Daley
Elliott Mackenzie Darr
Charles Cullen Davis
Harrison Lee Davis
Maeve Elizabeth Davis
Novalise Flora Dixon
Daniel John Donohoe
Raphael Blaise Dranschak
Emelia Marie Dubois
Andrew Louis France
Francesca Mae Frystak
Quinn Mary Gallagher
Kennedy Marie Garland
Addison Graham
Bjorn Graham
Ian Graham
Kiley Graham
Heriona Graham
Jaxson Francis Griffiths
Jacob Michael Hartman
Asher Allyn Henning
Micah Patrick Henning
Andrew Parker Herrmann
Zane Richard Holley
Adam Horn
Amy Horn
Annie Marie Kagy
Claire Helene Kanetsky
Irelan Page Kelm
Stephanie Kerins
Jonathan Paul Kurtz
Parker Daniel Lee
Callum Jay Lupien
Abigail Paige Marte
Jax McCaffrey Miller
Madison Wesley Moeller
Tessa Jayne Moroni
Natalie Noreen Nemeth
Oliver Francis Nentwich
Claire Josephine O'Shea
Elise Marie Peltier
Jaxon Joseph Place
Mila Ashley Rios
Graham Daniel Robledo
Nathan Thomas Rucker
Gabriella Arcangela Santisi
Molly Mare Schultz
Jacob Patrick Scorzelli
Gabriella Rose Simonetti
Audrey Kate Smith
Caroline Smith
Julie Stoddard Smith
Spenser Ann Stafford
Ava Anne Stegemann
Blake Michael Stelmach
Autumn Elizabeth Styn
Luke James Thomas
Taggart Ryan Ulery
William David Vorst
Alexander Price Voyles
Weston Frank Wilden
Burch Grant Williamson
Marilyn Rose Michelle Wintermantel
Noah Alexander Wintermantel-Nye
Bradford Anthony Yates


Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Wedding at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the last month:
  • Megan Byorth & Jeffrey Sobecki
  • Spencer Stafford & Danny O'Connor
  • Molly Davis & Michael Liszecki
  • Brittany Adams & Benjamin Rausch
  • Cailey Eddingfield & Dominic Smith
  • Kelsey Whitlatch & Jory Lombardi
  • Kelli Axner & Scott Stucky
  • Kelsey Follmer & Brent Flanik
  • Katie Filibeck & Jim Wangler
Share your photo of your Baptism or Wedding celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare -- email to [email protected].
Deaths of Parishioners
The following parishioners funerals were celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare over the summer. Please remember them and their families in prayer.

Vernon Krier
Steven Kuehl

Patricia Myers

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