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

April 13

April 21
Volunteer Dinner Dance

May 6
High School Senior Mass & Celebration

May 12
First Communion

May 13-14
May Crowning - Religious Education

May 18
May Crowning - School

May 31
8th Grade Graduation - School

Sister Pat's Spiritual Experience with Pope Francis

Sister Pat McMahon, who previously worked at our parish, recently had one of the most deeply spiritual experiences of her life when she went to Mass at Santa Marta and got to meet Pope Francis. Below is her recap:

On January 29th I received the final gift for my Golden Jubilee. Pacyfika, who celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 2017, and I went to morning Mass at Domus Santa Marta with Pope Francis as the celebrant. It was a deeply spiritual and utterly profound experience. I believe that one of the things which made it so profound for me was its simplicity. There was no miter, no staff, no helpers turning pages. It was a daily Mass with a congregation of about fifty. I don't have adequate words to express the depth of focus and attention to each word of each prayer of the liturgy which I felt in the Chapel, but I was touched to the core of my being. I believe that we were experiencing the heart of Pope Francis' ministry: being a priest gathered with a congregation sharing Jesus' presence in the word, in communion and in one another.
After Mass, we each had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis personally. I simply shared my name, my congregation and that I was celebrating fifty years of profession. I told him that I pray for him daily and that I am grateful for his leadership in the Church and in the World. I will never forget the look in his eyes, the sound of his voice or the feel of our clasped hands, as he asked me, in English, to please pray for him because he needs it. Then he blessed me.

-Sister Pat McMahon, osf.

April 17, 7:00 PM in Hendricks Hall

What does it mean to grieve the loss of a loved one, a friend?
Sometimes the grief touches us even when we do not know the person or persons. Death touches us whether we are young or old and sometimes we have no words to express what is happening inside of us. Death touches us because at our deepest level we are connected to each other. Grief has no timetable, some have been on this path for a month, some for years. Each death has its own story and each journey towards wholeness takes many, many different paths.   

Come join with others as Sister Rosemary Loomis, OP shares about the journey of grief. 
  Sr. Rosemary Loomis, OP is a Dominican Sister of Peace and has been involved in grief counseling for several years.  Sr. Rosemary is a certified Bereavement Specialist.  She is a member of the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved and Parents of Murdered Children and Homicide Victims Survivors. She serves as the After-Care Coordinator for Egan-Ryan Funeral Home since 1998, and was honored by the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc., (POMC) with the Father Ken Czillinger Award. The award is presented in recognition of a professional who has "demonstrated extraordinary understanding of the mental health needs of survivors of homicide victims and who has offered exceptional assistance in supporting the mental health of survivors."

Being Catholic: How We Believe, Practice, & Think by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk
Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 29, & June 5 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
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.
T his book is broken into three sections, which will be covered in three stages on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall.
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.   Register by April 17  for the book & first section, "How we believe," May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5.

This book is part of a Common Read in which Young Adult Ministry & Adult Faith Formation will be participating. Young Adults will meet with Laura Ginikos and the Other Adults will meet with Sister Teresa. At times, we will come together for common sharing.
HOW WE BELIEVE: Believing Catholic is a matter of knowing, understanding and responding to a story-the true story of God's love for us. It offers "the fundamentals that have to be there if thinking and practicing Catholic are going to have any appeal or make any sense."
HOW WE PRACTICE: Reflections on the behaviors that express our faith and our membership in the Church, such as going to Mass, receiving the sacraments and raising children Catholic. By being a practicing Catholic, we strengthen our behaviors so we can proclaim them to others.
HOW WE THINK: A series of thoughtful, pastoral and heartfelt reflections on all aspects of our lives in the world, seen through the eyes of one deeply faithful to the tradition and teachings of the church. Topics for "Thinking Catholic" include respect for life, spiritual maturity and a universal Church. 

VBS Registration is Open

Get ready for VBS 2018! This year Jesus' young disciples will be Putting on the Armor of God!  Vacation Bible School is  June 18-22, 2018 from  9am - 12pm. The cost is $40 per child.
New this year... VBS is open to our 3 year old friends! (space is limited)

Children ages 3 - grade four should register online now!

Volunteer Sign Ups:

Remember, VBS is powered by adult volunteers! The more volunteers we have, the more children we can enroll in VBS! We MUST have one adult per 10 children! So volunteer today!

Questions about VBS program or volunteering? Contact VBS Coordinator, Jennifer Schiller at

Questions about VBS registration? Contact the Religious Education Office at  (614)761-1176.

Father Daughter Dance Recap

On February 23rd, the St. Brigid Knights of Columbus hosted their annual father/daughter dance from  6:30-9:30 PM.  Around 280 people attended the event which included dancing, dinner, games, and crafts.  A total of 25 Knights volunteered to plan, set up, host, and clean up after the event. Thank you to all who attended!

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:
March 15 : Hunger (spiritual & physical)*
March 22: Catholic Social Teaching

Click here for descriptions on each workshop. 

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

Prepare for Easter
with St. Brigid of Kildare in multiple ways:

1.   Join our Lenten Speaker Series on Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm

2.   Attend Tuesday Soup Suppers & Stations of the Cross at 6 pm.

3.   View the daily Lent reflection on our parish app (download the myparish app then find St. Brigid of Kildare).

4. Sign up for Best Lent Ever to receive daily reflectional emails. Sign up at 

A Gift To You From Carrie Perini and Kevin Parsons...
Copies of Matthew Kelly's Perfectly Yourself will be given to each family at all Easter Masses. Monsignor Hendricks and our deacons will lead 30-minute book discussions on the four Sundays following Easter in Hendricks Hall during Sunday Socials. All are welcome!

Corks for a Cause: Thank You!
Raised Over $120,000

Thank you to all who attended, bid, donated, volunteered, sponsored, and helped with this year's Corks for a Cause benefitting SPiCE. We had a record year, with early estimates totaling over $120,000 raised for our parish SPiCE program!

A special thank you to our event co-chairs, Laura Farnham and Karen Steinbrunner, who worked for months preparing for this event. We would also like to thank the many committee members who donated so much of their time, as well as all of our vendors and sponsors. 

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors...

Saint Brigid of Kildare School Presents...

March 15th and 16th, 2018
Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium
7:00 p.m.
All are invited to a one-hour musical production based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film.
Free will donations will be accepted at the performances to help support
Saint Brigid Performing Arts.


A huge thank you to all of the parishioners who donated to the Ash  Wednesday /Lenten food drive! Our EPIC kids brought 1,887 lbs of food to the Dublin Food Pantry.  It was an amazing collection and will equate to about 1,500 meals for Dublin residents.  

This weekend our EPIC Youth Group will go to the Dublin Retirement Village and The Grand to spend time with the older adults there.  We will serve them ice cream, help with a St. Patrick's Day/Spring craft, and play some trivia and/or bingo.  We will meet after 12:15 p.m. Mass and return by 4:15 p.m.  

Our next and last EPIC meeting of the year will be on April 8.  We have a limited opportunity for 30 kids to volunteer at the Columbus Zoo, with the remainder of our youth group doing spring clean up at older parishioners' homes.  The Zoo opportunity will be available to the first 30 EPIC 8th graders who RSVP.  The Religious Ed office has extended the deadline for turning in service hours for this service project only.  Hopefully we will have this same opportunity for our rising 8th graders next year.  Please RSVP to Kim at

2018 Lenten Booklet   

Click the image to the right to view and print the 2018 Lenten Booklet, including all parish Lenten activities and special Mass times.

High School Youth Ministry
YOU: Life, Love, & Theology of the Body
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.
Save these summer dates:
Sports Ohio Summer Outing | June 10 from 6:00-8:00 PM
All incoming freshmen through outgoing seniors are invited! $20/ teen. Registration to follow.
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
Summer Series (The Virtues) | 7-8:30 PM | June 14, 21, & 28
Summer formation series & social
Mass & More | 9 AM -10:30 AM | July 12 & 26
9 AM Mass & board games or field games until 10:30 AM
Gospel Road Mission Trip | July 15-19
Gospel Road is a five-day mission focused work camp for high school youth from Catholic churches and schools throughout the Diocese of Columbus. Gospel Road 2018 will be hosted at St. Patrick's Church in London, OH. Stay tuned for more information & registration.
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
Volunteer Dinner Dance
Saturday, April 21

Back by popular demand, we will again be featuring the Dueling Pianos Show for this year's Volunteer Dinner Dance.

The event begins at 6 PM, with dinner being served at 6:30 PM. The Dueling Pianos Show will begin after dinner.

RSVP by April 16 to
Young Adult Ministry

Living the Faith (Creed Series)
Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 29, & June 5 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
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 encourage Young Adults to explore the guiding principles of our faith and how we put faith into action each day.

Thank you to Natalie Siston & Small-Town Leadership for running our January Young Adult Ministry series.

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

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