Common Threads
JUNE 2022
I want to express my deepest thanks to everyone that made the celebration of my 75th Birthday and 50th anniversary of my Ordination such a memorable experience. I have been overwhelmed by the prayers, well wishes, cards and gifts. What an honor to have served St. Brigid of Kildare for the last 25 years. I have been part of so many of your lives, through the good and the bad times. I have baptized your babies, given the sacrament of First Communion and Confirmation to thousands of children, married many of you and your children, and been there at the end of life for many friends, family, and loved ones.

My time at St. Brigid has been a wonderful, ministerial experience for me and I hope I have been able to make the message of the Church and the Gospel come alive in your own lives. Thank you to everyone that joined me at the Mass and celebration.  I want to thank my staff, the musicians, choirs, parish volunteers and the Knights of Columbus for all sharing their talents and creating such a beautiful Mass and party.

As I continue as Pastor here at St. Brigid and with my work in the Diocese of Columbus, I am so grateful for your past support and your future prayers.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Joseph M. Hendricks
Mass Intentions for Oct-Dec 2022
We will be taking Mass intention requests electronically through forms on the website for Masses in October, November and December 2022. The Mass Intentions form will go live on Monday, July 11 at 10 a.m. on our website at We will only be taking requests for October, November and December, 2022 at this time. 

In order to fairly accommodate all Mass Intentions requested, we ask that you request no more than two (2) Mass intentions per family per quarter and only one Mass intention per month.
*As mass attendance increases in the wake of the pandemic, mass times may change. You are only requesting a date for Mass intentions. There is no option to select a time for a Mass. If the date you request is not available, the Mass will be assigned on the closest available date. If you enter a day of the week, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Welcome Bishop Earl K. Fernandes!
Bishop Earl K. Fernandes was ordained and installed as the 13th Bishop of Columbus on May 31, 2022 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville. 

Solemn Vespers for then Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes were held on May 30, 2022 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Columbus.

We look forward to continue welcoming him as the 13th Bishop of Columbus.
Saint Brigid of Kildare School Teaching & Paraprofessional Job Openings
Saint Brigid of Kildare School is seeking candidates to hire for the following positions beginning in the 2022-23 school year:
  • 1st Grade Teacher
  • 4th Grade Teacher (Math)
  • 5th/6th Grade Teacher (Language Arts)
  • Classroom Paraprofessional (to work in the classroom supporting the work of teachers)
  • Educational Support Assistant (to work with students and support the work of intervention specialists)
To inquire or get more information, contact Principal Kathy O'Reilly at or (614) 718-5825. Official applications can also be found on the Office of Catholic Schools diocesan website at

After School Care Openings
St. Brigid of Kildare School, 7175 Avery Road, Dublin, is looking for program assistants for the After School Child Care Program. Hours are 2:00- 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Suitable for high school seniors and college-aged applicants with the enthusiasm, as well as the desire, to work with school-aged children. A current BCI/FBI background check and proof of attendance for Protecting God’s Children seminar will be required and provided. Those interested should contact Karol Halm, Director of the Latchkey program at 614- 718-5833 or
Religious Education Registration Opens July 1
Religious Education registration will open July 1, 2022!

Keep watching the bulletin, social media, and the Faith inFormation newsletter for how to register—more information coming soon!

Religious Education Parent Meeting
Please join us for a Parent Meeting Tuesday, June 28th at 6pm in Hendricks Hall, where we will proudly announce the details of our new Family Faith Formation 2022-2023 program! 

Religious Education & Faith inFormation—Be in the Know!
  • Faith inFormation Newsletter-sign up!: Go to and click on “Sign Up Now” under Religious Ed Newsletter. Watch your inbox Mondays at 4pm!
  • When are we open? We’re open Mon.-Thurs., 9am-3pm, Fri. 9am-Noon (summer hours). Located on the north side of the Elementary School, Door E.
  • Need answers? Call us at 614-761-1176. You can reach Director Andrea Komenda at
  • We love to welcome new families! Feel free to visit our website at to check out our program and information about registration 
Family First Summer Family Fun
New Stay and Play!
Join us, June 26th after 9 am mass for “Stay and Play!” After Mass, we will stay and play by the playground for fellowship, popsicles and fun! Come for Mass, stay and play! All are welcome to join! We hope to see you there!

Summer Playground Meetups
Join us this summer for St. Brigid playground meetups! We will meet Wednesdays at 9:30 am at various locations around Dublin (see sign up genius below). All ages are welcome to join (even the older kiddos now that they’re home)! If weather conditions are not in our favor we will skip and catch you the following week! Any questions feel free to reach out to Sara Norton @
Please sign up using the sign up genius link below:
Children’s Liturgy 
Great news! Children's Liturgy is going to continue during the 9 am Mass throughout the summer, but we still need a few more volunteers! If you have ever been interested in participating with Children’s Liturgy, now is your chance! Nervous because you have never helped before? No problem, join us in the basement one weekend to see what Children’s Liturgy is all about or ask one of the helpers, they’ll be happy to answer any questions! All Volunteers are required to be compliant in accordance with Safe Environment Policies. If you have questions regarding this ministry, please contact the Religious Education Office 614-761-1176.  

Ready to join? Please sign up using the sign up genius link below:
Congratulations Seniors
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Please join our parish family in celebrating and praying for the high school class of 2022. 

For a list of graduating seniors, their high school and their college intentions, click below.
Knights of Columbus Silver Rose Tour
Share the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe and promote respect for life by participating in the Silver Rose Pilgrimage. The Silver Rose program demonstrates the unity between Knights of Columbus in Canada, the United States and Mexico, through a series of prayer services promoting the dignity of all human life and honoring Our Lady.
Each year, from early March through mid-December, Silver Roses are stewarded by councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. Every stop the Silver Rose makes throughout the pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners, and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Knights of Columbus will host the Silver Rose Tour on July 18 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel at St. Brigid of Kildare.  
2022 Oak Society Scholarship Award Recipients
The scholarship program under the Oak Society is designed to recognize Saint Brigid of Kildare School families and students who meet or exceed the criteria of the many scholarships offered as set by the donor. All scholarship applications are reviewed anonymously and confidentially by a committee composed of parish and school representatives.

We continue to grow this program. If you or someone you know may be interested in creating a legacy scholarship, please contact Sarah Moore at

Congratulations to our 2022 Oak Society Scholarship Award Recipients:

The Brendan Foley Spirit Scholarship 
Luke Bennison
Manon Hernandez

The Elizabeth Jane Zetzer Memorial Scholarship  
The Braun Family

The Babs Pulsfort Memorial Gift of Giving Scholarship 
Andrew Doll

The Holthus Family Scholarship
The Heise Family

The Henri and Flora Bucci Scholarship
The Freiburger Family

The Joyce O’Reilly Family Scholarship 
The Duffy Family
The Nakamura Family

Karen & William Nomina Faith & Service Scholarship 
The McBride-Taylor Family

Home & School Association Scholarship
Emma Drab
Leighton Stuebe

St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE Nomination Scholarship - Children Modeling the Mission
Isabella Roncone
Tommy McAuliffe

St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE Nomination Scholarship - SPiCE Supporting Families 
Joanna Jutte

St. Brigid Athletic Association Scholarship
Rylan Bihari
Samantha Schmiesing
Bishop's Annual Appeal
Our Columbus Diocese is overjoyed at the announcement that Pope Francis has named Father Earl K. Fernandes, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, as the Bishop of Columbus. 

Let us show our new Bishop that St. Brigid of Kildare is behind him and the Diocese of Columbus as he begins his new role by donating to the 2022 Bishops Annual Appeal.  He will need our prayers and encouragement.

Your faithful support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal helps secure our Catholic legacy. The BAA funds, the education of our children, preparation courses for marriage, the education of our future priests and deacons, social justice programs in our community, and many other ministries.
Real Presence, Real Future: Feedback Needed by June 30
The Real Presence, Real Future initiative has created draft models which grouped some parishes together to foster collaboration. The Diocese of Columbus is asking all parishioners to review the videos that summarize these draft models for our planning area, Group 2 North, and then respond to their survey.

Step 1: Watch 35-Minute Video

  • The first 25 minutes of the video give an overview of the reasons for the need for this long-range plan for the Diocese of Columbus.
  • From minutes 25-35, they discuss the proposed draft options for consolidating parishes in our planning area
  • Minute 30 begins St. Brigid's proposed plan: collaborating with St. Joseph Church in Plain City, keeping separate churches but sharing clergy and staff.
Step 2: Give Feedback

  • After watching the video, complete the short parishioner feedback survey based on the draft models proposed in the video.
The survey will close on June 30.

Please take the time to give your honest feedback, as the more feedback received, the more effective and meaningful this initiative will be.

Thank you for your time on this matter!

To see the draft models for all parishes, and for more information on this initiative, visit the RPRF webpage here.
High School Youth Summer Ministry
Check out this High School Youth Ministry Summer Preview! 

We can't wait to spend time with you at:⁠
  • Weekly service in the Dublin Giving Garden
  • Quick Catholic Lessons w/ Fr. Mike in June⁠
  • Monthly service with Habitat for Humanity
  • Monthly family events (Top Golf and Brush Crazy Columbus)

Stay tuned for additional service and event RSVP/ registration information.
Adult Faith Formation
Summer Salt for the Soul... to flavor, ... to season, ... to preserve

People often say, “Sister, I would love to come to the things you offer at St. Brigid, but I don’t have time.” So, this summer I will give you something that you can do at home in your own time. You can do the study with a friend, a neighbor or as a family. The studies will be posted on the website and published in the bulletin in June. Each study is independent, so do all or just one. That is up to you!
Protecting God's Children - Updated Sessions
The Diocesan Safe Environment Department will be offering Virtus Protecting God's Children (PGC) sessions in person and some via Zoom. Registration is at All potential parent and athletic volunteers are encouraged to register before the sessions fill up. Many sessions have openings:
·    6/22 St. Joan of Arc 6:00 pm
·    6/28 St. Joan of Arc 6:00 pm
·    6/30 St. Joan of Arc 6:00 pm
·    7/13 St. Michael 6:00 pm (Zoom)
·    7/14 St. Brendan 6:00 pm 
Potential volunteers with children and youth must also complete a St. Brigid volunteer application, and submit a signed code of conduct, copy of photo ID, and submit to a criminal background check.
Full details and forms can be found at or contact John Denzel, Safe Environment Manager at
Celebrating the Sacraments
Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Baptism at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish since our last issue:

  • Lilliana Gabrielle Cappetto
  • Madison Julia D’sa
  • Jaxon Anthony Hark
  • Austin Michael Rucker
  • Henry Woodall Stein
  • Nathan Thomas Stevens
  • Charlotte Jean Stroup
  • Gabriel Michael Luis
  • Taylor Vinh Dang Nguyen
  • Giana Marie DiCesare
  • Luca Matthew DiCesare
  • Lena Margaret Noelle Henin
  • Maren Miller Lynch
  • Clara Mae Nentwich
  • Jeison Xavier Pearson
  • Peter Thomas Smithhisler
  • Isaac Leo Stinehart
  • Isabell Paige Styn

  • Curt Misko Jr., and Tara Reilly
  • Andrew Weiss and Amy Iannarino
  • Jon Wagner and Megan Sweet
  • Justin Tillman and Lynn Hoffman
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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.

  • Richard H. Kunkemoeller
7179 Avery Road,
Dublin, OH 43017