Saint Brigid 
of Kildare
May 2019
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

May 17
School May Crowning

May 19
Music Ministry Concert
(4 pm)

May 28
Protecting God's Children

May 30
School 8th Grade Graduation

Jun 5
55+ Plus hosted: City of Dublin Development Update

June 17-21
Vacation Bible School

Congrats to our 2019 RCIA Class

To see all 2019 catechumens and candidates, click here.

If you are interested in returning to the church, or want to learn more about  RCIA   click here. 
Music Ministry Concert
May 19, 4 pm
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Join us as the St. Brigid of Kildare Music Ministry presents  How Can I Keep from Singing? , a concert of sacred music. Our choirs will perform music from across the liturgical year.  Please join us as we showcase our over 100 gifted musicians and experience what great talent we have at St. Brigid! Each group will be performing a few of their favorite pieces, as well as a finale that combines all of our a ccomplished musicians and instrumentalists.
Participating choirs include:
  •  St. Brigid Adult Choir
  •  Children's Choir
  •  Youth Ensemble
  •  Brigid's Gael
All are invited to attend this free concert.
Parishioners, family and friends of all ages are invited to a special presentation arranged by the 55+ Club.

City of Dublin Development Update
Dana McDaniel, City Manager
Kyle Kridler, Economic Development Administrator

Topic: What's Going on around Dublin
Sneak preview about Historic Dublin, Bridge Street District, the pedestrian bridge, new library and parking garage, Riverside Crossing Park and other community initiatives.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Note: Question & Answer period begins at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Hendricks Hall at St. Brigid of Kildare Church

All are welcome. Please join us for this special event.

SBAA Board Changes - Thank You
The St. Brigid Athletic Association would like to extend a Wolfhound Thank You to our outgoing board members.   

Rob Hooper - Volleyball Commissioner - has decided to step down as commissioner - please thank Rob for his time in growing the Volleyball program.    
Welcome to  Suzanne Glenn as she takes over as the new Volleyball Commissioner - if you have questions about the Volleyball program - please reach out to Suzanne at  .

Scott Kasun - Athletic Director - has decided to transition out of this role after 11 years on the Athletic Association board - the first 6 years as Football Commissioner, and most recently the past 5 years as Athletic Director.   Scott has been monumental in helping to build up the SBAA as well as contributing to many diocesan athletic initiatives.  As Scott's last child now graduates from St. Brigid, he will be missed on the board, but Scott still plans to help out his replacement as well as be active in supporting the Volleyball and Football programs in a number of ways. 

Tim Long - current Football Commissioner - will take over as the new Athletic Director, which leaves the SBAA with a need for a new Football Commissioner.  If you're interested in becoming the Football Commissioner, please email 

If you run into Rob or Scott - tell them thanks and best of luck to Suzanne and Tim in their new roles.

Iftar Dinner

Tuesday, May 28
7:30 p.m.
Hendricks Hall

You are invited to join us for an Iftar dinner. Iftar is the meal that comes at the end of each day of Ramadan. You and our interfaith guests (especially from Turkish American Society of Ohio - TASO) will enjoy the experience of Iftar and fast breaking with our Muslim neighbors. If you have a neighbor, co-worker or friend who is a Muslim, please invite them to come with you.

Ramadan is the month in which Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk, and it can last from 29-30 days. It is a time to empathize with those who are less fortunate and to appreciate what one has. It is a time of personal restraint and renewed focus on moral conduct and 
spirituality. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. As part of the evening Msgr. Joseph Hendricks will present fasting as it is understood in the Christian tradition and one of Muslim guests will share what it means in the Islamic tradition. We begin at 7:30 PM and should end about 9:00. There is no charge, but we do need to know how many are coming so we have enough food. (The food is being provided by our Muslim friends from TASO. If you would like to give a free will offering that is fine but your presence is what is most important.) Please register online or call the Parish Office by May 21, 2019.

SBAA Fall Sports Registrations
The St. Brigid Athletic Association is excited to open up registration for the fall athletic activities. The below activities are based on your child's grade level in the fall, and all activities are open up to any registered student of St. Brigid School, St. Brigid Religious Education, or child of registered parishioner. 

Registration started on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 AM and will run through the end of the summer - see specific end dates on each sport.

  • Tackle Football : 5th - 8th grade boys - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160
  • Flag Football : 4th grade boys - season starts with practices in August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160
  • Summer Mini-Camps : 4th - 8th grade boys - Saturday mornings during the summer.  Costs : Free (must register online)
  • Lil' Hounds : 2nd & 3rd grade boys - 6 weeks of football fundamentals - September & October.   Costs : $75
  • View all Football Program Details and Register (including local summer football camps)
  • Girls Volleyball: 4th - 8th grade girls - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160 
  • Lil' Hounds : 2nd & 3rd grade girls - 4 weeks of volleyball fundamentals - August.   Costs : $75
  • View all Volleyball Program Details and Register
Cross Country
  • Boys and Girls Golf : 6th - 8th grade girls & boys - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through October.   Costs : $10-20 per match (approx. 12 matches) - no registration fee.
  • View all Golf Program Details and Register

Summer Book Series: Everybody Always (By Bob Goff)  
Thursdays, May 23-June 20 from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall  
In this five-week series, we explore what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loves them - without fear, insecurity, or restriction. This begins by loving people right where you are through serving and helping the neighbors God has placed into your world. Above all, it means not just agreeing with Jesus but actually stepping out and doing what Jesus said.

This series is open to all 2019-20 high school students as well as anyone 18 and older in the parish. We will use the book Everybody Always by Bob Goff, which can be purchased on Amazon or through other vendors. Participation is free & sign up is required.

Sign up here:  or by calling the parish office by May 13, 2019.

Read the prologue through chapter 3 before our first gathering and bring your book to our first gathering on May 23, 2019.

Coordinated by Laura Ginikos ( and Sr. Teresa Tuite (
VBS Adult Volunteers Needed
June 17-21

Vacation Bible School will take off on a Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer in just a few weeks! 

We are looking for adult volunteers to join us as we travel the globe and learn why we pray, where we pray and how to make your prayer life take flight!

Click here to learn more!
Protecting God's Children
May 28

St. Brigid of Kildare will be offering a Protecting God's Children session on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 am in the Carr Nursery of Hendrick's Hall.

Registration is required at
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Embrace. Welcome. Participate.

Click here to view a PDF  created by the Diocese of Columbus on May's Mental Health Awareness. This PDF includes a prayer for inclusion, reflection questions, resources and more information available through the Diocese of Columbus.

EPIC Middle School Youth Group
Saint Brigid of Kildare's Middle School Youth Group is designed for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from St. Brigid School, Grizzell, Karrer, Sells, and other local area schools. Middle School Youth Ministry meets for worship, fellowship, and service throughout the academic year. 

Please see    for the full 2019-2020 calendar and  click here   to register your 6 th , 7 th , or 8 th  grade student(s) for the upcoming EPIC year.  
High School Youth Ministry
High School Youth Ministry invites all high school students, grades 9-12, to join us for faith formation, fellowship,  worship,  & service!  The ministry calendar is designed to be flexible to work with the needs of student and famil y  calendars .  

Registration is open for the May 2019 - April 2020 formation year!  Annual completion of the   Activity Consent Form   is required to ensure St. Brigid of Kildare has up-to-date emergency contact & medical information as well as guardian permission for the teen's involvement in our ministry's programming.  

    • May 23-June 20 is the Everybody Always book series! We will gather in Hendricks Hall on Thursdays, May 23-June 20 from 7-8:30 PM. We will use the book Everybody Always by Bob Goff, which can be purchased on Amazon or through other vendors. Participation is free & sign up is required. Sign up on the parish website by May 19, 2019. Read the prologue through chapter 3 before our first gathering and bring your book to our first gathering on May 23, 2019. 
    • July 14-18 is the Gospel Road mission trip! Gospel Road is a 5-day mission focused work camp for incoming 9th graders through outgoing seniors from Catholic churches and schools throughout the Diocese of Columbus. Gospel Road 2019 will be hosted at Seton Parish in Pickerington, OH. Registration is required by May 6, 2019.  
    • August 1 is a movie nightPlan to join HS youth ministry from 6:30-8:30 PM for a casual evening of a movie with friends as well as free popcorn & pop in the Massey Teen Room. 
    • September 8 is the fall kick-off! Mark your calendars for September 8 from 6-7:15 PM and join us in Hendricks Hall for free snacks and the opportunity to meet and hang out with other high schoolers in the parish. We will close in the church with a youth worship service! 
  • Visit for the full calendar of 2019-2020 formation series as well as service, worship, and fellowship events. Check out our Link Tree web page for event sign-ups, additional registration information, and more! 
Laura Ginikos | | 614-718-5832 | @brigid_youthmin
Young Adult Fellowship & Faith Formation 2018-19
Young Adult Ministry is geared towards adults in their 20's and 30's, single and married, wishing to explore and deepen their Catholic faith.   

Join us this May & June for the  Everybody Always  book series.  We will gather in Hendricks Hall on   Thursdays, May 23-June 20 from 7-8:30 PM.  We will use the book  Everybody Always  by Bob Goff , which can be purchased on Amazon or through other vendors.   Participation is free & sign up is required. Sign up on the parish website  by May 19, 2019.  Read the prologue through chapter 3 before our first gathering and bring your book to our first gathering on May 23, 2019.  

Laura Ginikos | | 614-718-5832

High School Youth Ministry Recap
On Sunday May 5, High School Youth Ministry celebrated all St. Brigid of Kildare graduating seniors with a delicious breakfast complete with eggs and bacon catered by LA Catering as well as fruit and assorted breakfast breads donated by CREW members. 

Immediately following the Senior Celebration, High School Youth Ministry welcomed all St. Brigid of Kildare incoming freshman into HSYM with a fun Create Your Own Trail Mix station compliments of CREW members. 

To Join HSYM click here:  HSYM
To Join CREW, click here:  CREW

Celebrating the Sacraments
Click here to view photos of families celebrating the Sacraments at St. Brigid of Kildare.
Baptism of Natalie Noreen Nemeth
Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Baptism at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the past month:

Marielle Bloom Bemmes
Ezra Cook
Elliott Mackenzie Darr
Francesca Mae Frystak
Quinn Mary Gallagher   
Addison Graham
Bjorn Sebastian Graham
Heriona Graham
Ian Douglas Graham
Kiley Graham
Andrew Parker Herrmann
Zane Richard Holley
Adam Horn
Amy Horn
Annie Marie Kagy
Claire Helene Kanetsky
Irelan Page Kelm
Stephanie Kerins
Callum Jay Lupien
Natalie Noreen Nemeth
Elsie Marie Peltier
Caroline Smith
Julie Smith
Spenser Ann Stafford
Luke James Thomas
William David Vorst



Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Wedding at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the last month:
  • Natalie Murico & Joe Phelan 
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 over the summer. Please remember them and their families in prayer.

Chad Flowers
Marie O'Connor

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