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

Jan 26
Men's Retreat

Jan 28-Feb 3
Catholic Schools Week

Feb 1
Feast of St. Brigid

Feb 3
First Communion Retreat

Feb 10
Liturgical Minister Training

Feb 22
Lenten Speaker Series Begins

Feb 23
Father/Daughter Dance

Mar 3
Corks for a Cause

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
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

You are Invited to Minister Training
February 10, 8:30 am in the Church

Have you ever considered serving the church as a liturgical minister? Read below to find out more about what's involved.
  • Who can be a Eucharistic Minister? A Eucharistic Minister must be Confirmed and 16 years of age or older
  • At what age can a parishioner become a Junior Usher? Individuals in 5th Grade and above are able to train as Junior Ushers
  • Do I have to get to church early on days I serve? Yes, ministers are asked to arrive 20 minutes before Mass begins
  • Is there a dress code? Yes, business casual dress is recommended, no jeans, tennis shoes, athletic shoes or flip flops
  • Am I required to serve at the same Mass time every month? No, you decide when you serve
  • Who decides how many times a month I serve? You decide how often you would like to serve
  • Who decides when I serve? You do. Each month you tell us dates you are unavailable for the following month. 
  • Is there online training available for Ushers? Yes, Ushers can train in person or take the online training and then mentor alongside an experienced Usher
  • Sometimes it's hard to find a seat at Easter and Christmas Holy Day Masses. A reserved seating area is designated for you and your immediate family if you serve at one of these Holy Day Masses. 
  • Does it matter if I travel frequently? No because you decide when you will be scheduled
  • What about unexpected business trips and family emergencies? You will be provided with a list of Ministers you can contact to get a replacement. 

Online Registration is available for all ministries at

Once registered you will receive an e-mail prior to the next training session with details and a reminder of the date/time. 


Altar Server training will be held on a separate date in March. More details will be sent soon.

Questions? Contact Vicky Humphrey at

Hospitality Umbrellas Available

Hospitality umbrellas imprinted with the St. Brigid of Kildare logo have been placed just inside the main doors of the church and Hendricks Hall.

When the weather is wet, please borrow an umbrella as you walk across our campus and then be sure to return the umbrella to the closest umbrella stand for the next parishioner to use. 

Does someone call you "Mom"?

Consider joining one of the best-kept secrets at St. Brigid of Kildare! Family First's Mom to Mom is a vibrant, women's faith sharing group, comprised of moms who range from "rookie" to "highly experienced" in their parenting journey.

Mom to Mom meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m in Hendricks Hall. Drop in any time. New moms and little ones are always welcome. For more information, please see this flyer or contact Melanie Pizzino at or Gretchen O'Reilly at
Save the date for Corks for a Cause

Father/Daughter Dance

The Knights of Columbus will once again be hosting a Father/Daughter Dance on  Friday, February 23, from  6:30 to 9:30 PM in St Brigid's Hendricks Hall.  The theme this year is "Beauty and the Beast"

Cost is $40.00 per couple and includes buffet dinner entertainment/activities prizes and a memorable photo of this magical evening.  You can register online at Eventbrite at

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the St. Brigid competition for the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on  Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the St. Brigid school gymnasium.  

To kick off this year's event is a "Knight's vs. St. Brigid Basketball Coaches" basketball game.  This is a short, 30 minute "lots of fun" game.  After this game, the competition begins.

The details of the event are as follows:

Where: St. Brigid Grade School Gymnasium
Date:  January 28, 2018
Check in:  3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Knights vs. Coaches Game:  4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Free Throw Contest: Starts at  4:30 pm

All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions.   There will be a 9 year old girl and boy winner, a 10 year old girl and boy winner, etc.

Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3600 local competitions. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions.

 All contestants are recognized for their participation in the event. The prize this year for each of the 12 groups will be a regulation Knights of Columbus basketball, a winner's certificate and the right to move on to the district and state competitions.

Please note participants are required to complete the  participation form here.
For additional information contact Dave Rubadue at  614-551-9081 or  DRubadue@CBIZ.Com.

Spring Sports Registration is Open

Wolfhound Spring Sport offerings are now OPEN!

Click Here to REGISTER NOW:  
Here are the offerings that St. Brigid is taking registrations for:

*  Track & Field - This program is for 4th thru 8th grade boys and girls. Track practices will begin in early March.  Program cost = $ 85.  The track meets are on four consecutive Saturdays, starting on April 7.  The track season ends with the diocesan championships on Saturday, May 5.  Further questions should go to Track & Field Commissioner Dan Workman at

*  "Lil Hounds" Volleyball Skills Clinics  - 2nd and 3rd Grade Boys & Girls, Sunday early evenings for 1 hour in April and May!  Cost = $ 75 (each l'il hound gets a t-shirt and volleyball!) at the St. Brigid Gym.   Contact = Wolfhound Volleyball Commissioner Rob Hooper at

*  Boys Baseball & Girls Softball - 4th thru 8th Grade Boys & Girls - Cost = $ 160, practices start in early March, 10 games in April and first two weeks of May plus post-season tournament, played at the best baseball youth baseball facility in Dublin and the diocese of Columbus.  Contact = Wolfhound Baseball & Softball Commissioner Mike Matthews at

*  Wolfhound Baseball & Softball Pitcher / Catcher Skills Clinics - 4th thru 8th grade boys (baseball) and girls (softball), Last 2 weeks of February in the St. Brigid Gym with indoor pitching mounds.  Program Cost = FREE.  Contact = Baseball & Softball Commissioner Mike Matthews at

All of these offerings are open to children of registered parishioners, St. Brigid Religious Education students, and St. Brigid of Kildare School students.

WE NEED YOU!  St. Brigid athletics is a volunteer driven organization!  Please reach out to the contact listed for each offering for further information on how to volunteer!
St. Brigid Women's Club Upcoming Events
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7 PM @ Hendricks Hall
Topic for the night is Dress for Success.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - evening @ Ronald McDonald House 711 Livingston Ave, Columbus 43205
St. Patrick's Day Party for the kids at the Ronald McDonald House.

Questions or for Membership Information, Please reach out to Lorene at  614-284-8622

Make it a Date: Valentine's Edition
A Night Out To Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, February 10, 2018
6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Center

Registration Is Necessary
Please RSVP to Karen Hutsell at or 614-602-7724 by February 8.

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid's 15th Make It A Date! event. Your evening begins with light appetizers and a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples. Then join Monsignor Hendricks as he offers a reflection on marriage. Spouses leave on their own date at a venue of their choice around 7:15 to privately discuss the evening's topic together.

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation
Volunteer Dinner Dance - April 21

Save the date for the Volunteer Dinner Dance on April 21, 2108.  Back by popular demand, we will again be featuring the Dueling Pianos Show.  Watch for RSVP information coming soon.
EPIC Middle School Youth Group 

January Meeting:
This weekend our EPIC youth group will host the Downs 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 Downs 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. 
As always, we will begin with  12:15 p.m. Mass by the baptismal font and then come to
Hendrick's Hall for pizza prior to our guests arriving. Pickup will be at  4:15 p.m.

Next month we will bring items donated from the Ash Wednesday food collection to the Dublin Food Pantry on  February 25. We will weigh, sort and box the food, along with other items at the pantry. 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.

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 .  

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
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
Each night will include a guest speaker presentation and an activity that will offer an experiential piece.
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 
each day. The Living the Faith series will Challenge us to know God, know what we profess, and live fully as Christian disciples. 

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

High School Youth Ministry

Winter Retreat Registration closes on January 19!
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.
*Parents are invited to continued all-parent discussions of the YOU content on Jan. 25, Feb.1, & 8 from 7:40-8:50 PM in the Massey Teen Room. For more information about the parent gatherings, contact Laura Ginikos.

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.
  • Peggy Buckles
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