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

Mar 2
SPiCE Corks for a Cause

Mar 3
Altar Server Training

Mar 6
Ash Wednesday

Mar 10
Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference

Mar 11
Respect Life Talk

April 5

April 11
Taize Prayer

April 14
Vespers & Penance Service

April 27
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Lenten Activities at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish

St. Brigid of Kildare Parish will be offering many activities, prayer services, speakers and bible studies during Lent. 

Click the image to the right to view the full page flyer of all of our Lenten activities.
Seven Last Words Bible Study 

When we read the four Gospel narratives that tell about the death and crucifixion of Jesus, we find that Jesus spoke seven times.  We will use the gospel passages and the book Seven Last Words by Father James Martin to pray and reflect upon what these words from Jesus mean for us today.  We will be invited to turn to Christ completely in mind, heart, and soul. Jesus' final statements, words that are deeply cherished by his followers, exemplify the depth of his suffering but also provide a key to his empathy and why we connect with him so deeply.  

Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 11. 
Afternoons 12:30 PM or Evenings 7:00 PM in Immke Room.  

You can order the book through Amazon. No registration is necessary, all you need to do is come. -Sister Teresa

Congratulations Eagle Scouts

St. Brigid's own, Boy Scout Troop 117, is celebrating the rise of three new Eagle Scouts! 

Congratulations Joey Queen, Zachary Tuza, and Derek Maschmann, on the culmination and success of years of hard work!
PRAYER as a Lenten Practice
We generally think of prayer as something we read, say, or listen to. But prayer can also be a visual experience. Images can often evoke rich nuance and meaning that cannot be replicated in words. Similarly, art can bring another dimension to prayer, because it taps into and draws forth from our religious imagination.  One way to use art reflection is to use a piece of art created by someone else and let it draw us into prayer.  The other is to create our own piece of art that is drawn from our own prayer and reflection.  We will be doing the latter. 
Join us on March 13 as parishioner and artist Dawn Petrill guides us through the process of creating our own art through prayer and reflection.  Dawn says of herself, "I have a passion for discovering inspiration in life and translating it into art."  Dawn will guide each of us through the process of creating our own art through reflection.  We will be using paints so wear casual clothes.  Space is limited to 25 people, so register early.  March 13 th  at 7:00 PM in Hendricks Hall - Berry Room.  Cost is $20 (will cover all materials).  Register by March 6 through the link below or by coming into the Parish Office.    
Register here.
Corks for a Cause - Tickets on Sale
The 12th annual Corks for a Cause, benefiting St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE, is  taking place Saturday, March 2.

Tickets are available for purchase now -- purchase now as they are getting close to sold out!


Thank You Sponsors

Auction Items Sneak Preview

Tour of Ohio Statehouse
Take a personal tour of the Ohio Statehouse, Statehouse grounds, and Ohio House of Representatives' chambers by State Representative Rick Carfagna! This experience is for a family (4-6 people), and includes lunch at a mutually agreeable nearby restaurant courtesty of Rep. Carfagna.

OSU Basketball Suite Experience
Experience the Ohio State Men's Buckeye Basketball team in a Suite during the 2019-2020 Basketball season. Winner will receive 12 tickets and 3 parking passes to the game at The Schott!

Corks for a Cause Volunteer Opportunities

All are welcome to help get ready for the Corks for a Cause Silent Auction and Wine Tasting taking place Saturday, March 2!

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities taking place next week.

Taize Prayer - April 11

Join the next parish Taize prayer on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the church.

Take time to join together as a parish family in this beautiful service of music and reflection by candlelight.
Parking Lot Traffic Reminder

Please remember the changes we've made to our campus parking lot's traffic flow and direction. These changes are important for the safety of our parishioners and children.
  • The north entrance on Avery is a one-way entrance only, except during school dismissal from 2:30 - 3 p.m.
  • The south exit on Avery is a one-way exit only, at all times. 
  • The main semicircle lanes are one-way traffic only. 
Please follow the signage outlining these rules at all times.

Below is a map of our campus parking lot to further illustrate these changes. If you have any questions please contact our parish office at (614) 761-3734.

Project Magi Success - Thank You!
Thank you so much to our generous parishioners at St. Brigid from the Social Action Committee!

It is always a joy to see the results of such kind and giving hearts. We so appreciate the hundreds of coats, gloves, scarves, hats, clothing, and toiletries that were gathered during Project Magi last month. Welcomed deliveries were made to Gladden House Food Pantry, J.O.I.N., Starhouse, and Bishop Griffin Center. Please continue to pray for those in our community who struggle with this winter weather.
Congrats Boy Scouts Pack 117

For the second year in a row, St. Brigid of Kildare's Boy Scouts Pack 117 has been awarded the Pope Paul VI National Award.

This award is the Catholic Church's Quality Unit and Parish Award for delivering a Catholic Scouting program.  It has been awarded to Pack 117 for the work that we do for our community, our church and for the great work that each of our Scouts is doing with their religious emblems. 

Bishop Frederick Campbell presented these honors to Pack 117 at Scout Day with the Bishop on Sunday, February 10.
Family First 
Join us Tuesdays at 9:30 am

Parish Job Posting

St. Brigid of Kildare Parish is looking for a creative individual to serve as Art and Environment Coordinator.

Responsibilities include:
· Planning and creating the annual Art & Environment budget
· Performing weekly tasks to prepare church for weekend Masses
· Working with selected florist to plan liturgical and floral displays
· Scheduling and coordinating volunteers for the Art and Environment Committee
· Representing Art & Environment on the Worship & Spiritual Life Committee

Part time, competitive pay at 20 hours/week. Flexible hours with occasional nights, weekends and liturgical holidays required. Qualified applicants should submit a resume to St. Brigid of Kildare, P.O. Box 3130, Dublin, OH 43016.
Email Scam with Monsignor's Name

There is an email scam that has continued to go on with Monsignor's name on it. Someone has made up multiple email addresses using variations of Monsignor Hendricks's name, then sends emails to parishioners and staff members asking for a favor. The intent of this person is to get money or gift cards. If you receive an email like this, please delete it and do not reply. We are blocking these email addresses, but the person keeps creating new ones.

If Monsignor ever reaches out to you via email it will be from his St. Brigid of Kildare email address (, so please ignore emails from any other address you may receive.

In case this person would move on to impersonating other staff members, you can review our real staff email addresses here: 
What Does it Mean to Respect Life?
Talk March 11 at 7 p.m.

Jerry Freewalt, the Director of the Office for Social Concerns for the Diocese of Columbus, will be at St. Brigid following Ash Wednesday, to talk with us about the topic "What Does it Mean to Respect Life?"

His talk is on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Hall and is sponsored by St. Brigid's Social Action Committee. 

The talk is an opportunity for our Lenten Reflection. Jerry works throughout the
Diocese to engage the Catholic community to grow in their understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.
Calling All Nursing Students!
The Catholic Foundation is a proud steward of the Florence E. Moses Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship provides tuition assistance to a senior student meeting all the requirements for graduation from a high school in the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio and that is accepted at and enrolled in the Mount Carmel College of Nursing, as confirmed in writing.

The Catholic Foundation's Applications for Scholarships will open on February 1 and close March 8. Since 2007, The Catholic Foundation has awarded over $680,000 in scholarships empowering over 120 young people to continue their academic and vocational studies. For more information and to apply, please visit If you are interested in opening a Scholarship Fund of your own, please contact Scott Hartman at or 614-443-8893.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
April 27, 2019

Save the date for the parish's volunteer appreciation dinner on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 6 PM in the Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium.

Join us for the Tom Daugherty Orchestra's 17-piece band and vocalists in a tribute to the "Big Band Era". 

All adult volunteers of the parish, school, and religious ed are welcome to this free appreciation event! 

RSVP: required by April 22 by emailing or calling the parish office at (614) 761-3734.
SPiCE Upcoming Events

The following are some upcoming events for SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education) and their families / friends:
  • March 2nd at 7 PM - Corks for a Cause SPiCE fundraising event. 
  • March 13th at 7 PM - Sacraments for Persons with Disabilities, for parents, teachers, catechists and parish leaders. 
  • April 24th at 6 PM - Autism Mythbusters, identifying many of the misconceptions people have about Autism Spectrum Disorder.

For more info and flyers for all other listed events, 

EPIC Middle School Youth Group
Sunday, February 10 from 12:15 PM Mass - 4 PM
EPIC Youth Ministry is open to all 6-8th grade students in area public, private, & parochial schools. EPIC meets in January for Mass, pizza, fellowship and interactive guest speakers!
BOSCO Bash | Saturday, March 9 from 2-8 PM
Bosco Bash is the Diocese of Columbus' Middle School Youth Rally for grades 6th-8th and will serve as the March EPIC opportunity. The BOSCO Bash gathering includes high energy activities geared towards middle schoolers, as well as praise and worship, a keynote speaker & musician (Jon Konz), skits, service, prayer, small group time with your middle schoolers, dinner and Sunday Mass. Catholic youth may bring their non-Catholic friends to this gathering. Bishop Watterson High School will be hosting the youth conference this year (parents are responsible for transportation).
Registration: $30/ person
*discounts available if parent volunteers or a family is signing multiple children up for BOSCO and/or DCYC (HS event)
More information can be found at  .
EPIC co-coordinators: Laura Ginikos ( ) and Andrea Komenda ( )

High School Youth Ministry
Lent Scripture Series  7-8:30 PM on Thursdays, March 7-April 4
In this series, we will gather for food and games followed by small group bible study as we prepare for Easter. Come encounter Christ together.
Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) | 10 AM-5:30 PM Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Bishop Watterson High School
Join us for a celebration of faith and fun with youth from parishes all over the Diocese of Columbus! The gathering includes praise and worship by Station 14, a keynote speaker & musician (Jon Konz), service, prayer, adoration and reconciliation, a girls' only and guys' only sessions, workshops, dinner and Sunday Mass. Bishop Watterson High School will be hosting the youth conference this year (parents are responsible for transportation).
Registration: $30/ teen
Registration deadline: Noon on February 22
*discounts available if parent volunteers or a family is signing multiple children up for BOSCO (MS event) and/or DCYC
More information & registration forms can be found at .
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) | November 21-24, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN
NCYC is an exciting, biannual experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers. The schedule includes general and concurrent sessions addressing a wide variety of topics including forgiveness, Catholic spirituality and prayer, global issues, sexuality, and leadership. In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants to encounter Christ, experience church, and be empowered for discipleship.
More information & online registration can be found at 
A parent & teen information meeting will take place on Monday, March 25 from 7-8 PM in the Massey Teen Room.  All teens (and parents of teens) who will be in 9th-12th grade in 2019-2020 are invited. Can't make it? Email Laura to set up another time to meet.
Laura Ginikos | | 614-718-5832 | @brigid_youthmin

Full 2018-19 high school youth ministry calendar

Young Adult Fellowship & Faith Formation 2018-19
Young Adults are invited to participate with the entire parish in Soup and Stations on Tuesdays, March 12- April 9 from 6-8 PM throughout Lent.
Young Catholic Professionals will be hosting their March Executive Speaker, Tim Needles, here at St. Brigid on March 20 from 7-9 PM. Follow YCP on Facebook to learn more about the event & RSVP: 
Laura Ginikos | | 614-718-5832

Celebrating the Sacraments
Baptism of Winston Michael Philip DeFeo
Click here to view photos of families celebrating the Sacraments at St. Brigid of Kildare.
Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Baptism at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the past month:

Ada Kathleen Duffy
Evan Gabriel Gathof
Ryan Patrick Gathof
Nora Florence Gonzalez
Reagan Elaine Horstman
Griffin Charles Jones      
Carter Alan Myers
Emma Jo Myers
Payton Ray Ratai
Abigail Lyn Rosevear
Landon James Smith
Nash Henry Terwilleger
Laina Kay Weber
Louise Jean Wiley

Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Wedding at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the last month:
Wedding of Brooke Gaberte and Nick Heyob
  • Brooke Gaberte & Nick Heyob

Share your photo of your Baptism or Wedding celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare -- email to
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.

Stephen Markos
Mervyn 'Merv' McGeown

Robert 'Corky' Norton
Olga Rozich

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