Saint Brigid 
of Kildare
 December 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Jan 19
Women's Retreat

Jan 26
Men's Retreat

Jan 28-Feb 3
Catholic Schools Week

Feb 1
Feast of St. Brigid

Feb 3
First Communion Retreat

School Registration - Deadline 
January 17  

Sign up for a Tour
We'll be holding school tours during the week of January 8, 2018. If you'd like to see the preschool or K-8 school while in session, please sign up below and a tour guide will greet you in the school office that day. If you can't make any of these dates, call the school office at (614) 718-5825 to schedule another time.

Preschool Tours:
-Tuesday, January 9 at 9 am (Hearts and Halos)
-Wednesday, January 10 at 10 am (Saints and Angels)
-Friday, January 12 at 1 pm (Disciples and Holy Heroes)

K - 8 Tours:
-Wednesday, January 10 at 9 am
-Thursday, January 11 at 10 am  (and feel free to attend the school Mass in the church at 9 am)
-Friday, January 12 at 1:30 pm

Saint Brigid of Kildare School Registration - Deadline Jan 17
The deadline for Saint Brigid of Kildare School's 2018-19 Preschool through 8th grade registration is 3 PM on January 17, 2018. To register, visit .
Contact Cindy Sovik with questions at or (614) 718-5825.

Volunteer Dinner Dance - April 21

Save the date for the Volunteer Dinner Dance on April 21, 2108.  Back by popular demans, we will again be featuring the Dueling Pianos Show.  Watch for RSVP information in 2018.
Aerial View of St. Brigid School

Seventh grade students Donald and Joseph Assen created a video using their drone of the St. Brigid campus. Monsignor Hendricks was able to watch the events unfold live and asked the boys to the make video. 

Click here to view the video the boys made. 

St. Brigid Safety Awareness

In light of the recent tragedies in churches in Texas and Tennessee, St. Brigid of Kildare recently held two workshops for ushers and staff members covering procedures for emergencies.  In order to ensure a safer environment, all people attending masses should be aware of all church exits.

Please click here for a map of the church.  All of the exits are marked in red on the map.  Next time you are in the church, please take a moment to locate your nearest exit. 

St. Brigid is Our Home
The Jeric Family

St. Brigid has been the center of our family life since we moved to Dublin from Aurora, Ohio in 2003, when Rick began working for Bishop Griffin at the Diocesan offices.  We knew no one in Columbus and narrowed down where we wanted to live based upon looking at parishes with grade schools and the Catholic high school feeder system; Catholic education through high school was imperative for us.  We moved into our new home less than a mile from St. Brigid on the first day of school.  Maria was starting 1st grade, Christian was in 6th, and Richard was a freshman at Watterson.  We were off and running!

I (Theresa) became involved at St. Brigid School right away doing various parent volunteer jobs in the classrooms, Home and School committees, and Girl Scouts.  I met so many wonderful people, many of whom are STILL my best friends!  Rick helped coach some CYO teams and got involved with other parents through various school and parish activities; he is a Lector and Eucharistic Minister, and I became a Eucharistic Minister a few years later.  Over the years, we also were involved at St. Charles and Watterson, but our St. Brigid friends have remained like family who get together every week for 9:00 AM Sunday Mass and fellowship afterward.

Our children participated in many parish service activities over the years, including altar serving, various music ministry roles (children's and high school choirs, pianist, high school helper), serving as sacristans and Eucharistic Ministers.  We are spiritually tied to St. Brigid as well -- Maria has received three of her Sacraments here, and Richard and Chris received Confirmation.  They all enjoy coming back "home" for Mass when they are in town, and visiting with our priests and deacons, and especially Monsignor Hendricks who has been a great role model and influence on our family.  Even as we have become empty nesters and our children have become adults, St. Brigid still really IS our family's Home!    

EPIC Middle School Youth Group 

January Meeting:
Our next EPIC youth group will be January 21, when we will host the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio's (DSACO) school-aged social group.  Our EPIC kids will be the hosts and big buddies of the kids with Down Syndrome, and will lead each of the fun stations that they will visit, including games, an obstacle course, a dance station, and a sensory station. They will also serve snack to the kids and their parents. 

If you know of someone grades K-6 with Down Syndrome, please invite them to our event and let Kim VanHuffel know, so she will have an idea how many kids to plan for.  The more the merrier!  It should be a fun day for the kids and will be a great introduction to DSACO for them and their parents as well.  

As always, we will begin with 12:15 p.m. Mass by the baptismal font and then come to Hendricks Hall for pizza prior to our guests arriving.   Pickup will be at 4:15 p.m.   Please RSVP to Kim. 

EPIC Registration:
If you have a child interested in joining EPIC, don't worry, it is never too late to join!  EPIC is for all 7th and 8th graders of the parish.  Simply go to the parish website at, and select "Youth" and "Middle School Youth Group" from the drop down menu.  Then fill out the online registration form at the bottom of the page under "links."  There is no fee to participate.  If you have questions, contact Kim VanHuffel at .  

Men's Cornerstone Retreat

The Men's Cornerstone Retreat has grown over the last 8 years.  Cornerstone IX is for Men of St. Brigid who feel called to ignite, grow or renew their spiritual faith.  The Cornerstone Retreat, with the theme "Anchored in Faith, Guided by the Holy Spirit," will start at 6pm on Friday, January 26th, 2018 and will end on Sunday, Jan 28th by 12 noon.  The Retreat is being held at the St. Therese Retreat Center in Columbus, OH.  The facility and food are incredible with every participant getting his own room.  In addition, the Chapel is a sight to behold.  The Retreat is organized, planned and executed by the men of our parish.  No matter where you are on your faith journey you will be comfortable and find the content and activities engaging.  Come and develop a relationship with 50 other men in our parish through fellowship.  Space is limited so sign up early.  Registration forms can be found at the back of church and emailed from the contact listed.   Please contact Mark Sellers at 614-571-8267 or

Men's Bible Study

Come explore with other men what it means to be    a "water-walker."  We will meet with Sr. Teresa from 7 - 8:15 PM  in the Carr Room in Hendricks Hall on the Thursdays  of January plus one more. (January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2018)

The book, If You Want to Walk on Water, Y ou Have to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg  is available on Amazon. 
Please register by email  or by phone 614-761-3734.
Women's Bible Study

A Woman Overwhelmed: A Bible Study on the life of Mary, the Mother of Jesus

This study combines private and small group study prayer and reflection connecting the life of Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our own lives.  Groups meet once a week from 7:00-8:30 PM, in Immke Room of Hendricks Hall.  Material provided for daily prayer, study and reflection (allow 30-45 minutes).

January 3: Introductory  Meeting
January 10:  Overwhelmed with Possibility
January 17:  Overwhelmed with Isolation
January 24:  Overwhelmed with Worry
January 31:  Overwhelmed with Challenge
February 7:  Overwhelmed with Control
February 14:  Overwhelmed with Sin
February 21:  Closure Session (Optional)
Look over the dates (all Wednesdays) and the topics.  If you are interested, please register by December 31, 2017 .  Limited to 56 participants.  To register go to .  If you cannot use the computer call the Parish Office to Register (614-761-3734).  Cost is $20 which includes the cost of the book.

Religious Education Service Project

Religious Education First and Eighth Graders teamed up for a special Service Project this fall. The students made Christmas cards for U.S. Military Veterans and Active Military men and women who will not be home for Christmas. Over 200 hundred cards were mailed to say, "Thank you!" to our brave soldiers. 

Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry, for young adults in their 20's and 30's, will meet throughout the year for faith formation, service opportunities, and social gatherings. Check the website, bulletin, or our Facebook group (St. Brigid of Kildare Young Adult Ministry) for upcoming gatherings.

Small-Town Leadership Series
Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16, & 23, 2018 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
Series leader Natalie Siston is a St. Brigid of Kildare parishioner and a Certified Professional Coach, speaker and blogger. Natalie helps bring the feeling of small town to those desiring to make meaningful connections. In this 3-week series, Natalie will help you explore how you show up in various aspects of your life and your ability to lead people, including yourself, to take positive, productive, and sustainable action.
Get to know Natalie Siston & Small-Town Leadership at
Lenten Series
Thursdays, February 22, March 1, 8, 15, & 22 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
During this Lenten season, Young Adult Ministry will team up with HS Youth Ministry and Adult Faith Formation to hear from speakers and engage in opportunities that will encourage us to join our hearts to Christ as we prepare for Jesus' passion and resurrection.
Living the Faith: Creed Series
Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, & June 5 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
This series will focus entirely on understanding and applying our profession of faith to daily life. drawing from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series will encourage Young Adults to explore the guiding principles of our faith and how we put faith into action.

Connect with Young Adult Ministry:
Laura Ginikos / / 614-718-5832

High School Youth Ministry

Winter Retreat Registration is open!
Identity Revealed Winter Retreat |Feb. 10-11, 2018 | $65/ person*
Heartland Conference Center in Marengo, OH
Join us for the Identity Revealed Winter Retreat! Our 2018 Winter Retreat is Feb 10-11, 2018 and is going to be full of fun, friends, and faith. Teens will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers about our purpose, God's plan, and the many ways we are called. Hear from and question a vocations panel, play games, pray with live music, enjoy small group conversation, and have a blast! Register today for the Identity Revealed Overnight Retreat.
*Contact Laura Ginikos if cost is a concern.
YOU: Life, Love, & Theology of the Body
January 4, 11, 18, 25 | February 1 & 8 | April 5, 12, 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.
Your teen and adult leadership team agree with many of you that our ministry will get more out of YOU: Life, Love, & TOB if we can spend more time with the content. As a result, we have extended this series through the end of the formation year.
*Parents of participating teens are invited to separate, all-parent discussions of the YOU: Life, Love, & Theology of the Body content on January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, & 8. For more information about the YOU parent discussions, please contact Laura Ginikos, director of high school youth ministry.
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 and Twitter @brigid_youthmin

Deaths of Parishioners

The following parishioners funerals were celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare in the last month.  Ple ase remember them and their families in prayer.
  • Delores Gease
  • Wendy Greely
  • Sam Sberna
  • Thomas Homon
  • Charlotte Immke
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