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JUNE 2023

Farewell Party for Monsignor Hendricks

Sunday, June 25

Join us as we say thank you and to honor Monsignor Joseph Hendricks for his over 30 years of service to our parish.

We will honor him at the 11 AM Mass, followed by a picnic lunch at Brigid's Green.

Please RSVP by June 17th at the link below.

The Appeal 2023

Thank you to the many parishioners who have given to The Appeal! As Monsignor Hendricks leaves St. Brigid of Kildare, we are trying to complete The Appeal by July 1, 2023. This will allow Father Black to begin his position as Pastor without needing to complete this program and instead focus on his new role. 

The Appeal (previously known as the Bishop’s Annual Appeal) is how we as a parish have an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of many of God’s people in our Diocese.  This year’s Appeal is themed “Forward with Jesus.” The Appeal supports essential ministries, formation, and outreach under the four pillars of evangelization, vocations, education, and social concerns.  

Your gift matters! All dollars raised to meet the Diocesan Appeal goal of $7,000,000 will fund the needs of identified diocesan ministries, programs, and services (find specific details here).

We are currently just $110, 000 shy of our $314,000 goal. Please consider a gift to help us make our goal and aid those in our diocese that are in need of help. We would like to have 100% participation from our parish. 

Please use the link below ( to make a pledge or gift to The Appeal. You can also return the envelope you received in the mail or use one of the pledge cards provided in the basket at the back of the church.

Remember no gift is too small. We need everyone to get involved! Please join us by donating by July 1, 2023! Thank you for your generosity.

St. Brigid School & Child Care Job Openings for 23-24

Saint Brigid of Kildare School is seeking candidates to hire for the following positions beginning in the 2023-24 school year:

  • Paraprofessional (Classroom Aide) – Grade 1 or 2
  • Educational Support Aide – K-2 and 3-4
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Cafeteria (part-time)
  • After School Child Care (part-time)

To inquire or get more information, contact Principal Kathy O’Reilly at [email protected] or (614) 718-5825. 

For information on Cafeteria positions, contact Joyce Brown at [email protected].

For information on After School Child Care positions, contact Karol Halm at [email protected].

To view and complete the official diocesan application, visit this link.

Church Sound Project Update

We are excited to announce that, in preparation for the arrival of our new organ, renovation of the choir loft will begin the week of June 26. The old organ will be retired, and you will see major and minor changes as you come to Mass each week. The new organ is scheduled to be installed the week of July 17.

This is part of the project we have been working on to improve our church sound over the last several years. We have recently replaced and added equipment including speakers, a sound system, and a hearing-assist system. We also will be renovating our choir loft space to better accommodate the new organ and allow flexibility for our many choirs and musicians who serve so beautifully. 

We are grateful to be able to implement these improvements through the generosity of our parishioners, especially to the Bishop's Annual Appeal. 

Princess Tea In Support of Mommies Matter

On June 3, 64 women and girls gathered for afternoon tea in support of Mommies Matter! Mommies Matter provides a variety of pregnancy and parenting resources to single mothers under the umbrella of "doing life together." From parenting education and community connection to postpartum meal trains and rides to doctor appointments, Mommies Matters seeks to walk alongside single moms and encourage each woman to embrace her dignity and value as a woman.

Thank you, again, to all the women and girls who joined us for tea and to celebrate the dignity and value of the little girl(s) you love.

The Chosen Season 3

THE CHOSEN – Season 3


The Chosen is not a substitute for Bible study or reading. It is one way, however, to deepen our understanding and love of Jesus and to understand what it might have been like to follow Him then and what it is like to follow him today. Often, we freeze-frame the disciples as very holy men and women who followed Jesus without ever making mistakes, or doubting, or always getting along with each other without any problems. The Chosen offers historical fiction backstories of the followers of Jesus to show the humanity we share with them.  


As Season 3 continues to delve into the lives of the disciples we get to see a little more of the tension and difficulty they faced that we might not usually think about. We follow the lives of Jesus and the disciples as the ministry of Jesus begins to spread. The disciples’ lives are examined as they are sent out by Jesus. As the disciples start to go out, and the teachings of Jesus start to spread, tensions rise. But Jesus reminds the disciples again and again that He came with hope, not a sword. The season ends with two powerful miracles and the disciples coming back together.


The Chosen – Season 3 in Berry Room of Hendricks Hall. Wednesdays nights beginning June 21 and continuing through August 9, 2023 from 7:00- 8:30 PM

High School Youth Ministry: Summer Ministry

Dublin Giving Garden  

Weed and water the Dublin Community Giving Gardens behind Historic Coffman Homestead from 10-10:30 AM on select Tuesdays between June 6- August 15. 

Volunteer at the Dublin Giving Garden 


Habitat For Humanity Playhouse Priming 

Join us from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Habitat for Humanity MidOhio warehouse to prime Playhouse Project house kits on June 29 and July 27. 

Volunteer for Playhouse Priming 

 Ultimate Frisbee + Other Field Games 

Join us at SBK Brigid's Green from 7-8 PM on select Tuesdays for Ultimate Frisbee and/ or Kickball and ice cream! Tuesdays: June 13, June 27, July 11, and July 25. 

No sign up required. Just show up.  

SPiCE Committee Chairs Needed

The SPiCE program at St. Brigid of Kildare thrives because of the time and talent of our volunteers -- without your support, these programs wouldn't be possible. Because of this program, we are able to support the educational needs of all children, especially those with special learning needs, as we strive to serve a variety of learning styles, providing diversity in the classroom environment. To learn more about SPICE, click here.


The SPiCE program is actively seeking to fill the roles of chair, vice chair, and secretary for the upcoming 23-24 school year. Below is more information about how you can support SPiCE at St. Brigid of Kildare through these positions.

  • Chair Person: Duties include the calling of, and presiding over, all meetings of the Executive Committee, along with setting the agenda for the meetings (four per year). The Chair Person has the responsibility for representing the SPICE committee outside of the parish activities. These events include activities such as meeting with other SPICE committees in the Diocese (twice per year). The Chair Person currently has a presence at Parent Admin Day, Sunday Socials, Ministry Weekend, and Corks for a Cause, and other appropriate events as they arise. The Chair Person shall serve in the capacity for a period of 1 year. 
  • Vice Chair Person: Duties will be to provide assistance to the Chair Person in case the Chair is unavailable for committee meetings (four per year). The Vice Chair Person will also share the responsibility with the Chair Person for representing the SPICE committee outside of the parish activities. These events include activities such as meeting with other SPICE committees in the Diocese. The Vice Chair Person shall serve in the capacity for a period of 1 year, until such time that the SPICE committee shall elect a new person. The Vice Chair Person will automatically be appointed into the Chair Person in the second year after the completion of the Vice Chair position. 
  • Secretary: Duties include soliciting agenda items from the executive and sub-committee members two weeks prior to the meeting date, creating the agenda and sending it out one week prior to the meeting date, and documenting meeting minutes and action items from committee meetings (four per year). In addition, the secretary will maintain the roster list of participants and send out meeting reminders. 

Meetings are held four times a year, typically in the evening in Hendricks Hall. The meeting dates and times can be set with the input of the new committee members.


If you are interested in serving our SPiCE board in one of these roles, or in a lesser role, please reach out to Jill Carfagna at [email protected] or (614) 718-5825.


Thank you for your support!

Family First Summer Dates

Mass Meetups

Enjoy daily mass and then head over to the playground to play with friends! Save the dates, June 14th, July 19th and August 16th! 

  • July 19th- 9:00 am mass, followed by 9:30 am playground meetup at Wyndham Park
  • August 16th- 9:00 am mass, followed by 9:30 am playgroup meetup up at Avery Park


Summer Playground Meetups 

Please join us for the St. Brigid summer playgroup meetups. We will meet Wednesdays at 9:30 am. All ages are welcome to join! If the weather conditions are not in our favor, we will skip and catch you the following week! 


Feel free to sign up via the sign-up genius and add it to your calendar or join when your schedule allows! We look forward to seeing you soon! Any questions please feel free to email Laura Campbell, [email protected].


Stay and Play after Mass

Join us for popsicles on the Playground after 9 am Mass. Come for Mass, stay and play!

  • July 30th- following the 9:00 am mass
  • August 13th- following the 9:00 am mass


Service Opportunities

Join us for various service opportunities this summer.



Dublin Giving Garden 

In conjunction with the HSYM, please join us to weed and water the Dublin Giving Garden at Historic Coffman Homestead across from Dublin Coffman High School. Volunteers meet at the Garden on Tuesdays throughout the summer from 10-10:30 am. There is no minimum age for volunteers; kids under 14 must be accompanied by a parent. Volunteers are welcome to stay after and play on the playground at Coffman park, sign up below! (

Congrats to Brian Vetter

Congratulations to Brian Vetter, a St. Brigid of Kildare parishioner and St. Charles alumnus, who just graduated last weekend with his four-year Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame. Brian entered The Congregation of Holy Cross in August of 2017 and will take his Final Vows on August 26, 2023 followed by the Diaconate Ordination on August 27.

Brian's parents, Dr. and Mrs. John and Patty Vetter are founding members of St. Brigid of Kildare Parish.

Congratulations to Brian as he continues on his journey toward the priesthood.

If you are interested in learning more about religious vocations, visit

Real Presence, Real Future Results

The Diocese of Columbus, with the guidance of Bishop Earl K. Fernandes, has released the final results of the Real Presence, Real Future initiative.

Real Presence, Real Future was a two-year diocesan-wide consultative process that invited participation from clergy, lay ecclesial ministers, parish volunteers, and all the faithful. By listening to the needs of our diocese and hearing ideas, concerns and desires, this process was designed to determine the best path forward to increase the presence of the Church throughout the Diocese of Columbus.

While there is no change to our parish structure at St. Brigid of Kildare, if you would like to view the final results for the rest of our diocese and learn more, please see:

Bishop Earl K. Fernandes would like to thank everyone who has devoted their time to this initiative. Please pray for those for whom these changes will bring change to their spiritual lives.

National Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore and renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist here in the United States. It is a three-year process of discernment, encounter, and response on the diocesan, parish,

and individual levels. The Feast of Corpus Christi, celebrated June 11 at our parish, began the second year of this process, which is a focus on parish revival and strengthening our liturgical life through faithful celebration of the Eucharist.

Beginning in Advent, and going through January, St. Brigid of Kildare will offer a program called “Jesus and the Eucharist” developed by a team of Catholic experts working closely with the National Eucharistic Revival. This will be offered once during the day and once in the evening for seven weeks. Watch for registration information in the fall. Small groups of the parish that meet weekly will also be encouraged to participate in the program during their regularly scheduled times in December

and January.

For more information, or to register your small group to receive information directly as it comes available, please contact Kim VanHuffel at [email protected].

SBAA Sport Registrations for Fall

St. Brigid Athletic Association has opened up the 2023 Fall Sports Registration.  Registration will run between now and early August - depending on your sport of choice.  

Please note, some activities like Summer Football Mini-Camp, Girls Tennis, and Golf - all have activities that start before August 1, so sign up soon to stay in the loop for all summer communication and activities.

If you have any questions about each activity, please reach out to the following sport commissioners and coaches:

If you have any registration problems, please reach out to [email protected]

Requirements to Volunteer with Our Children

If you are 18 years or older and interested in volunteering with youth activities at SBK, attending PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN is required before you can volunteer. Register under the Diocese of Columbus at


The Diocesan Safe Environment Department will be offering Virtus Protecting God's Children (PGC) sessions:

  • 6/17/2023 St Brendan Hilliard 9:00am
  • 6/22/2023 Holy Spirit (Zoom Session) 6:00pm
  • 7/10/2023 St Matthew (Zoom Session) 6:00pm
  • 7/27/2023 Holy Spirit (Zoom Session) 6:00pm


All volunteers with our children and youth must complete PGC, a St. Brigid volunteer application, submit the signed code of conduct, copy of photo ID, and complete a criminal background check prior to volunteering.

Full details and forms can be found at 

Celebrating the Sacraments

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 since our last issue:

  • Adam J. Horn, Jr.
  • Jack Abram Horn
  • Sunshine Grace Horn
  • Thunder George Horn
  • Timber Rex Horn
  • Aidan Vincent Savage
  • Sienna Blair Minnillo
  • Camden Jack Minnillo
  • Keir Alex Brockman
  • Bennett Michael Gough
  • Charlotte Ruth Gough
  • Jeremiah Peter Inderhees
  • Matthew Cian Isfort
  • Abigail Barbara Raupple
  • Michael Christopher Suman
  • Vera Elizabeth Yamamoto
  • Ellis Krieger Bowen
  • Elody Krieger Bowen
  • Otto Krieger Bowen
  • James Steven Cockrell
  • Claire Anne Kenney
  • Collins Grace O’Shea


Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Baptism at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish since our last issue:

  • Kevin Markward and Caitlin Ulrich
  • John Wagner and Brianna Killingsworth

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

Deaths of Parishioners

The following parishioners' funerals were celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare since the last issue. Please remember them and their families in prayer.

  • Hubert J. Stang
  • Paul Cappuzzello
  • Jennifer Winner-Williams
  • Angela Thomas
  • Jennifer Carr

News from the Diocese of Columbus

Cover our priests in prayer

Monday, June 19 - Thursday, June 22 most of the priests of our diocese will be at a Priest Convocation with Bishop Fernandes. We would like to cover this event in prayer so that the priests will be built up and supported in their life and ministry.  In order to help make sure all hours are adequately covered the Vicariate Support Office of the diocese has created a sign up at:

2023 Jubilee of Anniversaries

Couples celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th (and every year thereafter) anniversaries in 2023 are invited to the annual Jubilee of Anniversaries in honor of their marriages. Bishop Fernandes will celebrate Mass at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 10th, at St. John Neumann Church in Sunbury. Registration is now open at

Diocesan Senior Citizens Day Celebration 

Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Road, Columbus.  Bishop Earl K. Fernandes will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Mass will be followed by a luncheon. This annual event is a great opportunity of prayer, food, and fellowship with senior citizens from the 23-county Catholic Diocese of Columbus. Registration for the celebration is $20. To register, please send a check payable to the Office for Social Concerns, Catholic Diocese of Columbus, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. For online registrations, visit  For more information, call 614-241-2540 or email us at [email protected].  Registrations are requested by June 20.  

Defeat Ohio’s Proposed Abortion Amendment

The dignity of life in its earliest stages is threatened by a proposed Ohio Constitutional amendment to enshrine and expand abortion at the expense of protections for preborn children and women.  The Catholic Conference of Ohio has produced resources for Catholics to learn more about and to take action to defeat the proposed amendment.  Visit  For additional resources from the statewide Protect Women Ohio coalition working to defeat the amendment, visit  For a list of local informational meetings about the proposed amendment, visit Greater Columbus Right to Life’s website at   

National Eucharistic Congress

As we transition to the Parish Year of Eucharistic Revival, there are opportunities for Mass and Eucharistic Processions leading up to the feast of Corpus Christi with Bishop Fernandes. For more information about the Eucharistic processions, parish point persons, and travel to the National Eucharistic Congress visit

Catechetical Institute

The Franciscan Catechetical Institute is available to everyone in the Diocese of Columbus. The available workshops are wonderful resources for individual use, catechist training, and small group Evangelization and Catechesis. All parishes and schools within the Diocese have accounts. Please share this with staff and parishioners. To sign up go to and select your parish or school from the list. Email Liz Christy [email protected] for questions.

Peter’s Pence Collection

The USCCB has designated the weekend of June 24 and 25 for Peter’s Pence Collection (a.k.a. The Holy Father’s Collection). The funds provide emergency relief assistance to those who suffer from war, oppression, disease, and natural disaster and are distributed in the Name of the Holy Father. Please promote the collection in your parish using USCCB’s bulletin announcements, social media tool kit and other promotional materials which are available at this link:

The MCP appeals in parishes are well under way. This is a friendly reminder that the use of special collection envelopes or gathering of names/addresses by the visiting missionary is prohibited. No collected funds (cash or otherwise) should go directly to the visiting missionary. All collected funds are to be sent to the Finance Office: 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, as soon as possible after the appeal.

If you have questions, please call the office at 614.228.8603.

Bereavement Support Group Summer Sessions

Are you mourning the loss of a loved one? Then you are cordially invited to attend the summer session of Seasons of Hope. The program is presented by the Seasons of Hope Bereavement Ministry, and is sponsored by the North High Deanery.  It will be held on FIVE consecutive Sundays, from 2:00-4:00 pm, beginning on Sunday, July 9, and running through Sunday, Aug. 6. This Catholic grief support group will be held at Our Lady of Peace Church, 20 E. Dominion Blvd., Columbus, OH 43214. To register, please contact Debbie Kennedy at [email protected], or by phone at 614-937-0516.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 5.

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