Saint Brigid 
of Kildare
February 2018
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Feb 22
Lenten Speaker Series Begins

Feb 23
Father/Daughter Dance

Mar 3
Corks for a Cause

Mar 10
Children's Reconciliation Retreat

April 13
Confirmation

April 21
Volunteer Dinner Dance

Lenten Speaker Series

Parish Lenten Speaker Series
Catholic Social Teaching has always been present in our faith tradition, deeply rooted in scripture and called for by Jesus. 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 the following Thursdays during Lent:
 
February 22: Modern Day Slavery
March 1: Poverty and Homelessness
March 8: Care of the Elderly
March 15: Hunger (spiritual & physical)*
March 22: Catholic Social Teaching

Click here for descriptions on each workshop. 

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.
 
*Your RSVP to any evening you plan to attend is appreciated. RSVP is required for the  March 15 evening on Physical & Spiritual Hunger
 
Coordinated by Laura Ginikos & Sr. Teresa Tuite.
Questions? Laura Ginikos at  (614) 718-5832 or  lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org

Prepare for Easter
with St. Brigid of Kildare in multiple ways:

1.   Join our Lenten Speaker Series on Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm

2.   Attend Tuesday Soup Suppers & Stations of the Cross at 6 pm.

3.   View the daily Lent reflection on our parish app (download the myparish app then find St. Brigid of Kildare).

4. Sign up for Best Lent Ever to receive daily reflectional emails. Sign up at 



A Gift To You From Carrie Perini and Kevin Parsons...
Copies of Matthew Kelly's Perfectly Yourself will be given to each family at all Easter Masses. Monsignor Hendricks and our deacons will lead 30-minute book discussions on the four Sundays following Easter in Hendricks Hall during Sunday Socials. All are welcome!


Corks for a Cause: Tickets & NEW Raffle Tickets are LIVE

Announcing a NEW Raffle Ticket option for 2018's event ...  enter to win your choice of TUITION for a whole year, or $6,000 CASH. You don't need to attend the event to purchase raffle tickets, so spread the word to friends and family!

For $100 per raffle ticket, you are e ntered to win your choice of:
  1. One student's full tuition to Saint Brigid of Kildare School for the 2018-19 school year (K-8 tuition)
     
  2. $6,000 CASH
Winner will be drawn at Corks for a Cause on  March 3, 2018. You do not need to be present to win.

Use the link below to purchase event tickets and/or raffle tickets.



Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors...


K of C Free Throw Contest Results

The Knights of Columbus free throw event held at St. Brigid of Kildare gym on Sunday, January 28th was a great success!   It began with a "just for fun" scrimmage game between fellow Knights versus the coaches of St. Brigid of Kildare basketball teams.   It was a close game with the Knight's winning by 3 points (20 to 17).  Following this game was the free throw event.   In total, 35 participants, ages 9 through 14, girls and boys, made it to the line to attempt 15 free throws.   The winners in each age and gender category go on to the Knights of Columbus District event, held on Sunday, February 11, at St. Peters Catholic Church on Smoky Row Road in Columbus - registration begins at 12:30 pm.  The participants advancing to the Districts include:  Clare Feehan (age 11), Kate Straka (age 12), Natalie Soleil Geoffrion (age 14), Will Urbancic (age 9), Dominic DiGiorgio (age 10), Connor Samenuk (age 11), Ryan Huttsell (age 12), and Bobby McMillen (age 13).  We wish them well!

The Knights of Columbus would like to thank all the participants, including the families and friends who attended!   It was a wonderful event.   

Blood Drive Feb 17

Taize Prayer
Saint Brigid of Kildare School Presents...

 
March 15th and 16th, 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.

EPIC News

January Meeting:
On January 21, our EPIC youth group hosted the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio's (DSACO) school-aged social group. Our EPIC kids were big buddies to the kids with Downs Syndrome, and led each of the fun stations that they visited, including games, an obstacle course, a dance station, and a sensory station. Everyone had so much fun and our middle schoolers were able to learn more about Down Syndrome and really did a great job entertaining and engaging the younger kids.
Because we have so many kids in EPIC, we were also able to clean all of the pews in the church and prepare some First Communion projects for Religious Education as well. Hats off to our awesome EPIC kids!

February Meeting:
This month we will bring items donated from the Ash Wednesday food collection to the Dublin Food Pantry on February 25. Please consider donating food on Ash Wednesday, or the weekends of the 17th/18th and 24th/25th after all masses in Hendrick's Hall. We will bring about 100 kids to weigh, sort and box the food, so it will take a large collection to keep them all working. This will be a good introduction for our youth of what the Dublin Food Pantry does and how they can be involved and serve their neighbor through this organization in the future. Please RSVP to Kim if your child plans to attend.

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 stbrigidofkildare.org, 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 kvanhuffel@stbrigidofkildare.org .

2018 Lenten Booklet   


Click the image to the right to view and print the 2018 Lenten Booklet, including all parish Lenten activities and special Mass times.

High School Youth Ministry
Thank you for your prayers! The Winter Retreat was great!

YOU: Life, Love, & Theology of the Body
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.
 
Save the Date!
Our Summer Ministry kick-off is Sunday, June 10 from 6-8 PM at Sports Ohio. All incoming High School Freshmen through outgoing High School Seniors are invited! Stay tuned for registration.
 
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 @brigid_youthmin



Volunteer Dinner Dance
Saturday, April 21

Back by popular demand, we will again be featuring the Dueling Pianos Show for this year's Volunteer Dinner Dance.

The event begins at 6 PM, with dinner being served at 6:30 PM. The Dueling Pianos Show will begin after dinner.

RSVP by April 16 to awing@cdeducation.org
Young Adult Ministry

Living the Faith (Creed Series)
Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 29, & June 5 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
 
This series will focus on understanding and applying what we believe 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 each day.

Thank you to Natalie Siston & Small-Town Leadership for running our January Young Adult Ministry series.


Connect with Young Adult Ministry:
Laura Ginikos / lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org / 614-718-5832

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.
  • Richard Blake
  • Patricia Wilson
  • Sam Robert Sberna
  • Wendy Greely
  • Margaret 'Peggy' Buckles
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