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

June 18-22
Vacation Bible School

July 11
POW Speaker at 55+ Meeting

Aug 22
First Day of School

Sep 9
Youth Ministry Kick Off

Sept 15-16
Ministry Weekend

Online & Email Bible Study

Many people would like to do some Bible Study but cannot come to the parish for meetings. The e-mail and on-line study will give you the flexibility to study in a way that fits your schedule or circumstances.

We are offering Paul's letter to the Ephesians. This short letter has many remarkable lesson to teach us today.

We will use the workbook: Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance by Jeff Cavins & Thomas Smith, and published by Ascension Press.

Once you register and buy your workbook you will have access to the videos connected to the study. Sister Teresa will also send you some study guides each week.

  1. Register at the link below. You will get a confirmation letter.
  2. Go to Ascension Press and order your workbook Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance. When you order that you will automatically be listed in my Bible Study Program and have access to the videos. The book is $19.95 plus shipping and handling.
The class will go for nine weeks from September 10 (background material) until November 5.

The first materials you will receive are for background information, with no video for that week. Access to videos will being September 17. The online site remains available to you for two weeks after the closing date.

Each Friday (beginning September 7th), Sister Teresa will send you some material to help with the upcoming weekly lesson. Since you will have the materials, you do the lessons at your own pace and whenever you want to do them.

You will also be able to offer comments online.

If you have questions or run into difficulties, please call Sr. Teresa at the Parish Office 614-761-3734 or e-mail (

Parish Staff Congrats & Farewells:

Kim VanHuffel
Congratulations to Kim VanHuffel, a member of our staff at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish who has been involved in the RCIA Program and the EPIC (middle school program) as well as working with SYNTERO, our senior citizen program. Kim has accepted a position to be the Adult Faith Formation Director at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Powell, Ohio, effective June 1, 2018.

We are grateful for Kim's service and are happy to note that she and her family will remain as members of St. Brigid of Kildare Parish.

Tina White
Congratulations to Tina White, the Director of our Religious Education, grades Preschool through 4th grade. Tina has accepted a position of Director of Religious Education Program, at St. Mary Parish in Delaware Ohio, effective June 1, 2018. We thank Tina for her work here at St. Brigid as a Director and her work with our early childhood programs. We are happy that Tina and her family will remain as parishioners at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish.
Do you have difficulty hearing the readings and sermons on Sundays?
The parish has invested in a hearing amplification system that works with or without a hearing aid!   We have 12 lavaliere receivers available. They are worn around the neck, with a speaker placed over the ear.  The device has volume control buttons to adjust to your hearing needs.  Sit anywhere in the church with a direct line of sight to the altar... And you will clearly hear priests, deacons and lectors... all at no charge, just return the equipment at the end of Mass. 

Just stop by the Hearing Assist station in the gathering area before Mass. The ushers will help you sign out a device. 

If you have questions you may call Mike Sliclen at 614-519-6972; or Dan Schreibeis at 614-578-2363

Did You Know: Stone Carving Custom Made by St. Brigid Craftsman
Jack Donald Oliver, a modest person and infinitely talented craftsman, passed away February 20, 2018, from cancer at age 57.

Jack enjoyed a variety of artistic mediums-stained glass, stone, food, paint and wood.  He created, drew and carved decorative and functional works of beauty.  He lovingly created artworks for family and friends over many years.  St. Brigid of Kildare is one of the unique places where Jack's work is proudly displayed.
The large stone carving over the Hendricks Hall doors was created by Jack.  It consists of an image of St. Brigid holding her torch along with icons pertaining to her life and patronage.  A rope encircles the perimeter, representing her role as patron saint of sailors, entwined with oak leaves and acorns, symbolizing her primitive bower.  Also depicted is an oak tree, the symbol of Bishop Emeritus James A. Griffin and an open book, representing her patronage of education.  The symbol of the parish school is inscribed on the book.

POW Speaker July 11
55+ Club special event, all are welcome
Parishioners, family and friends are invited to a special presentation arranged by the 55+ Club. Military veterans are especially welcome.

Speaker Ed Mechenbier is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Vietnam. He spent six years as a Prisoner of War at the "Hanoi Hilton" with John McCain. 

He will be speaking at Hendricks Halls on his topic "Resilience" on Wednesday, July 11 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

All are welcome, please join us for this special event.

It's VBS Week!
The school is alive this week with hundreds of Vacation Bible Schoolers and volunteers! This year Jesus' young disciples are enjoying the world of  Marvelous Mystery: The Mass Comes Alive! 

Thanks to the many volunteers and supporters that help bring this program to life!
Register for 2018-19 EPIC - Middle School Youth Group
High School Youth Ministry

Be sure to register for high school youth ministry before attending your first ministry gathering by visiting the youth ministry webpage and clicking "activity consent form."  While you are on the webpage, sign up for our weekly email for the most up-to-date ministry information.

Summer Ministry 2018

Euchre with Independent Living from 7-8 PM | June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, & Aug. 6
We will meet at Dublin Retirement Village (DRV) Independent Living's lobby to play euchre and spend time with residents at DRV.

Summer Series (The Virtues) | 7-8:30 PM | June 14, 21, & 28
Summer formation series & social will gather three evenings in June. Meet in the Massey Teen Room for small groups & summer games.

Mass & More | 9 AM -10:30 AM | July 12 & 26
9 AM Mass & board games or field games until 10:30 AM

High School Faith Formation 2018-19
Lord, teach us to pray is a formation year which focuses on encountering Jesus. We will expose the beauty and grace shared in the mass, gain perspective to engage in the mass more fully, grow in confidence to read and apply scripture to your life, discover the Lord's prayer as your own prayer, and experience various forms of prayer. Learn more about your own styles of connecting with and talking to God from your heart, make more friends, and serve the community together this year!

Kick-off |Sunday, Sept. 9, 6-7:15 PM
Altar ation: the mystery of the Mass revealed | Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 7-8:30 PM
Euchre with Independent Living @ DRV |1st Monday of each month, 7-8 PM (Oct. - April)
Sent to Serve | Sunday, Oct. 14
Halloween Spooktacular  | Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
Friendsgiving | Thursday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 PM
Advent Scripture Series | Thursdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 13, 7-8:30 PM
Columbus Zoo Wild Lights | Dec. 20, 7-8:30 PM

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

Young Adult Ministry

Being Catholic: How We Believe, Practice, & Think by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk
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 explore the guiding principles of our faith and how we put faith into action each day through beliefs, practices, and mentality.
Part 1, How we believe: Tuesdays, May 8-June 5
Part 2, How we practice: Tuesdays, July 24-Aug. 14
Part 3, How we think: Tuesdays, Oct.2-Oct. 30
The one-time fee of $20 include the cost of the book. Email Laura Ginikos to sign up for the July/ Aug session.

Roger and Dawn Schenck at their May 5 wedding
Celebrating the Sacraments
Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Baptism at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the month of May:
  • Christian Martin Freimuth, son of Christian and Kelly Freimuth
  • Collette Luis, daughter of Timothy and Susan Luis
  • Eleanor Quada, daughter of Kyle and Erin Quada
  • Scott Gaydosh, son of John and Devon Gaydosh
  • Camilla Gillespie, daughter of Michael and Nancy Gillespie
  • Cassia Le, daughter of Peirre and Christa Le
  • Davis Ray, son of Gregory and Megan Ray
  • Andrew Sancin, son of James and Tiffany Sancin
  • Maya Windau, daughter of Mark and Juliana Windau
  • Carson Winner, son of Ryan and Kelly Winner
  • Madison Hammond, daughter of David and Taryn Hammond
  • Marcus San Juan, son of Mario and Gay San Juan, Jr.
  • Evelyn Norris, daughter of Patrick and Courtney Norris
  • Benjamin Schneemann, son of Timothy and Stephanie Schneemann

Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Wedding at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the month of May:
  • Dawn Stubbs & Roger Schenck
  • Stephanie Martin & Dominic Terrano

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 in the last month. Please remember them and their families in prayer.

Pandel Savic
Paula Haydocy
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