Saint Brigid 
of Kildare
February 2020
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Feb 29
Blood Drive

Mar 1
Altar Server Training

Mar 7
Corks for a Cause

Mar 7
Diocesan Middle School Youth Conference

Mar 8
Diocesan High School Youth Conference

Mar 11
Taize Prayer

April 3

April 5
Vespers & Penance Service

April 25
Volunteer Appreciation Social

Lent 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 and Mass times.

In addition, Matthew Kelley's Best Lent Ever is a free daily Lenten video program sent to your email that will give you Lenten reflections and prayers.

Lenten Taize

Join us for a Lenten  Taize  prayer on Wednesday, March 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.
Selling out Quick - Tickets for New York Times Best-Selling Author and Leading Catholic Speaker Matthew Kelly

On December 2 Matthew Kelly will give his first new talk in 10 years, titled Amazing Possibilities, right here at St. Brigid.  As host for this event we want to make sure all of our parishioners have a chance to purchase tickets.  Please don't wait to buy yours - the event is already 75 percent sold out after less than one month of sales - that's over 900 tickets sold thus far!  This is an event you won't want to miss!

Incredible things happen when you collaborate with God.  Come join us.  Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.  

Questions can be directed to Kim VanHuffel at or Andrea Komenda at
Insignia of the Congregation of Holy Cross
The Cross, Our Hope
By Brian Vetter, C.S.C.

Brian Vetter, a St. Brigid of Kildare parishioner since 2009 and St. Charles alumnus, is at the University of Notre Dame studying for a four year Master of Divinity degree. Below is his reflection on Christian Hope.

Growing up Catholic, I often heard the word "hope" used as a virtue Christians should aspire to have. When people said things like "Times may be tough, but have hope," I often questioned and disagreed with this advice, thinking, "That doesn't make sense-people deal with suffering their whole lives, how can they have hope that it will get any better?" It was not until I encountered the Congregation of Holy Cross during college that I began to find answers to this difficult question of faith.

Corks for a Cause 2020: SPiCE Silent Auction & Wine Tasting

Step into the Roaring 20's with St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE's Corks for a Cause: Silent Auction and Wine Tasting 2020! Tickets are now on sale for the fun event, which takes place Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7 PM in Hendricks Hall.

Thank You to our 2020 Corks for a Cause Sponsors

Know Someone Who Needs Some Sunshine?
The Sunshine Committee is a group that provides homemade meals to parishioners in need of a little extra help during a transitional time of life.  Whether it be because there is an illness in the family, or the joyous occasion of a new baby, we will bring home cooked meals to you!  If you think a friend or loved one is in need, please reach out to us with their information.  We are happy to see how we can help make things a little easier.  

Questions?  Please contact Alli Close Myers at  614-264-9999  or .  We are also accepting new chefs! Contact Alli for details.
Spring Sports Registration is Open

Spring Sports Registration is open - you can register at - and click the 'Register Now' menu.
  • Wolfhound Track - 4th through 8th grade boys and girls, cost = $ 85.00, starts in early March, finished up in early May. Contact = Dan Workman at
  • Wolfhound Boys Baseball & Girls Softball - 4th through 8th grade boys and girls, cost = $ 160.00, starts in early March, runs thru 3rd week of May. Contact = Mike Matthews at
  • Pre-Season Free Pitcher/Catcher Clinics for Boys Baseball & Girls Softball (4th thru 8th grade). Will run Mid-February through early March. Free of charge, and will be held indoor at St. Brigid Gymnasium. Contact = Mike Matthews at
K of C Scholarship

The St. Brigid of Kildare Knights of Columbus is pleased to announce the St. Brigid of Kildare Knights of Columbus Scholarship, honoring our deceased  Brother Knights of Columbus.
This post-secondary scholarship is for a maximum of $2,000 to be paid out in yearly increments of $500 as requirements are maintained. 
Applicant must meet the following guidelines:
  • Applicant must be a Catholic high school senior and a registered parishioner of St. Brigid of Kildare.
  • Current GPA must be a minimum of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).  A current high school transcript must be
  • Applications must be prepared and submitted by the applying student.
  • Applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee prior to the official deadline of April 15, 2020.
Interested applicants can contact Matthew Freiburger at 614-282-5000 or  to request an application and receive the scholarship guidelines. 
Applications are available now and are due by the April 15, 2020 filing deadline. 

Applications will be reviewed and the recipient will be notified during the month of May 2020.
Face Forward Service Award Scholarshp

The Office of Vocations and Face Forward are offering two $500 Service Awards! Two students in the Columbus Diocese in grades 8-12 will be awarded $500 each for their outstanding service activities within their community and parish. 

If you have any questions, please  email

EPIC Food Collection Thank You

Last month our EPIC Youth Ministry hosted a food drive to support the Family Mentor Foundation.

Thank you to all who contributed! The event was a huge success, and below is a sample of the many thank you letters we received.

Dear Members of St. Brigid of Kildare,

We are grateful for your generous donation of over 6,300 food items to Family Mentor Foundation. Your generosity helps provide weekend food throughout the school year to 1,500 children in Columbus, Worthington, and Southwestern City Schools. 

Thank you also for the hundreds of cards of encouragement and for the donation inventory. Not only did you make a difference, you made a huge impact!

Family Mentor Foundation would not be the organization we are if it weren't for kind and giving hearts like yours. We look forward to your partnership again next year.

With Sincere Gratitude,
Susie, Meegan & Emily, Family Mentor Foundation

St. Brigid of Kildare Volunteer Appreciation Social

Men's Retreat Recap Video

The St. Brigid Men's Retreat was held The retreat runs from Friday January 31, 2020 through Sunday February 2. Activities included talks by clergy and men of our parish along with time for personal reflection and fellowship with other men of the parish. 

To view a recap video of the retreat, click the image to the right. 
Women's Club Spring Meetings

All are welcome to attend the Women's Club final meetings of the year (even if you've never attended a meeting before, all are welcome!). Upcoming meetings and activities will include:

Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM in Hendricks Hall -- Spring planting pots
April 15 at 6:30 PM in Hendricks Hall -- Monsignor Hendricks speaking
May 20 at 6:30 PM -- social activity

Please RSVP to Baraba Velasco if you plan to attend at

Kairos  Retreat

Deacon Frank joined 65 Bishop Watterson students for Mass during a  Kairos Retreat last week.  Kairos is a three and a half day retreat which invites students to a deeper sense of self and to a deeper relationship with others and with God. Some juniors are included for the winter and spring retreats so they can prepare to lead a  Kairos retreat during their senior year.
Journey to Jerusalem

Join us as we Journey to Jerusalem . We will visit with John the Baptist, Simon Peter. We will be in the Temple when Jesus upset the tables of the money counters. We will hear from Nicodemus, sing Hosanna to our King, and hear our heart break as Peter denies Jesus. It is a journey that changed salvation history.

February 27 (only Thursday), March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1. We gather from 7:00- 8:15PM. Hendricks Hall. Each session stands alone so it is not necessary to make the entire series. -Sister Teresa
Lenten Soup Suppers & Stations of the Cross

MARCH 3    MARCH 10   MARCH 17     MARCH 24   MARCH 31
Lent -- that ancient season of reflection and preparation for Easter -- begins on February 27, 2020. Many things have been planned to invite you to go deeper into the spiritual riches that comes to us during this holy season, and we invite you to participate in them. 

This year take a different approach to MARCH MADNESS -- come to the Lenten Soup Suppers. They begin on March 3 at 6:00 PM in Hendricks Hall and will be on each of the Tuesdays of March. We gather for a simple supper of soup and bread. This simple meal combined with some information about people in other parts of our world will help remind us of the simplicity of life and the work of Catholic Relief Services. You only need to bring yourself, family and friends. The soup and the bread are provided by various Parish Ministries and groups. You are their guests. Keep in mind everyone in the parish is invited to come and share. Stations of the Cross follow the supper for those who wish to attend . The devotion called The Stations of the Cross is very ancient and existed in various forms. In 1731 Pope Clement XII permitted stations to be created in all churches and fixed the number at 14. Come and follow the path Jesus took towards Calvary. Watch the bulletin each week for a reminder. -Katherine Florian and Sister Teresa
Little Rock Scripture Study Lent 2020
The Little Rock Scripture Study will be undertaking a special seven-week Lenten study, The Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus, beginning on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. 

The Little Rock Scripture Study group welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining this Lenten study, please contact Teresa Salmeron at 614-929-4413 or email her at .

Visit and search Little Rock Scripture Study for the link to register and purchase study materials. Participants can speak with Teresa regarding purchasing materials independently.

Please consider joining this study.  We'd love to have you!
Altar Server Training is March 1
All students in the Fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for the Weekend and Holy Day Masses.

Is the Lord calling upon your son or daughter to serve? Have them answer that call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in fifth grade and above to consider becoming an Altar Server. Attend one short training session, study one short section from the Liturgical Ministry Manual, receive three mentoring sessions with an experienced Altar Server, and they will be ready to serve the Lord as an Altar Server. What a wonderful, rewarding service!

Our next training session for Altar Servers is March 1, 2020, Sunday afternoon in the Church from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm. Please register by February 24th, so we can be prepared to welcome you. To register online, please click here. For more information please contact Todd Pepe or Joe Feehan at

Sunday, March 1, 2020
St. Brigid of Kildare Church
Just Married? Join us!

All newly married couple (married 0-3 years) are invited to Hendricks Hall following the 5 PM Mass on Saturday, March 21 for drinks & appetizers. Meet others from our parish family who are in this new stage of life.

RSVP is requested by March 9: 

Laura Ginikos |

High School Youth Ministry

Lent Series: Thursdays, February 27-April 2 from 7-8:30 PM in Enke Hall

Walk step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary as Christ's amazing love for each one of us is revealed. Draw closer to Jesus this Lent and experience a deeper understanding of God's immeasurable and unconditional love through this video and scripture-based series!

Laura Ginikos | Director of Youth Ministry |

Diocesan Youth Conferences are March 7 & 8!

Bosco Bash (Middle School)

Bosco Bash is the Middle School Conference happening on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Bishop Hartley High School. Bosco Bash is the Diocese of Columbus' Middle School Youth Rally, for grades 6th-8th. The gathering includes high energy activities geared towards middle schoolers, as well as praise and worship, a keynote speaker, skits, service, prayer, small group time, dinner and Sunday Mass.
Registration is $30. To register, visit this link  and click on the "online youth registration form" link.

PGC compliant adult volunteers are needed in order to bring students to this great event! Adult volunteers should register at  and click on the "online adult registration form" link.
Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (High School)

Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) is the high school Catholic Youth Conference happening Sunday, March 8 from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM at Bishop Hartley High School. DCYC is the official Catholic conference of the Diocese of Columbus for grades 9th-12th. The gathering includes keynote speakers and workshops geared towards high schoolers, as well as praise and worship, adoration, service, prayer, small group time, lunch, and Sunday Mass.

Registration is $30. To register, visit  and click on the "online youth registration form" link.

PGC compliant adult volunteers are needed in order to bring students to this great event! Adult volunteers should register at  and click on the "online adult registration form" link.

Laura Ginikos | Director of Youth Ministry | | 614-718-5832
Celebrating the Sacraments
Click here to view photos of families celebrating the Sacraments at St. Brigid of Kildare.
Baptism of Claire Adele McCurdy
Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Baptism at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish since our last issue:

Josephine Gabrielle Anderson
Sloan Frances Arzate
Jackson John Bergman
John Thomas Coughlin
Evan Andrew Glick
Colby James Lanning
Callie Mae Logsdon
Ryland James Logsdon
Emery Josephine Phlipot
Brooks Baker Ray
Roman Theodore Retzinger
John Thomas Ryan
Zeller Family Baptism
Grant Michael Szabo      
Theodore Jerome Wing
Cooper Joseph Zeller
Delaney Suzanne Zeller
Finnegan James Zeller

Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Wedding at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the last month:
  • No weddings during this season
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Deaths of Parishioners

The following parishioners funerals were celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare in the past month. Please remember them and their families in prayer.

Donald Jester
George Lewis

Anthony Neidecker
Barbara 'Babs' Pulsfort

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