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

Sept 29
New Liturgical Minister Training

Oct 3
Rite of Enrollment - First Communion

Oct 7
SPiCE Family Fun Day

Oct 11
RCIA Kick Off

Oct 13-14
Women's Club Pumpkin & Bake Sale

Oct 14
High School Youth Ministry Sent to Serve

Welcome to Fr. Iasiello and Deacon Alfonso

Please welcome Father Louis V. Iasiello, who will be celebrating weekend Masses with us throughout this year.
Father Louis V. Iasiello, OFM, PhD (RADM, CHC, USN, Ret) is Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Formation and professor in the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum where he has served since 2010. Retired from the US Navy, Father Iasiello had a successful career in military chaplaincy that spanned more than 20 years, culminating in his appointment in 2003 as Chief of Navy Chaplains. His military decorations include numerous personal medals, the USMC combat action ribbon and various unit and service citations and awards.

Father Iasiello retired from the military in 2006 and served as President of Washington Theological Union until 2008, when he was appointed to chair a federal task force by the Secretary of Defense.

A native of Staten Island, NY, Father Iasiello holds a PhD from Salve Regina University, as well as graduate degrees from Niagara University (Education), the Washington Theological Union (Divinity), Salve Regina College (International Relations), and the Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies).

Father Iasiello has taught and lectured at the United States Naval Academy, and at various war colleges here and overseas on ethics and the just war theory. At the Josephinum, he teaches courses in history, moral theology and pastoral theology. In addition, as Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Ministry he works with the transitional deacons and seminarians as they undertake various ministerial roles in the Columbus and surrounding dioceses.

Please welcome Deacon Alfonso Gamez, who will be working with us at St. Brigid of Kildare as a transitional deacon throughout this year.

Deacon Alfonso Gamez, was recently ordained to the Transitional Diaconate for the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Before entering seminary, he completed a bachelors degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2013.  Since then, he has been enrolled in the priestly formation program at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Deacon Alfonso enjoys watching movies with his brother seminarians and discussing their theological themes.  As he enters into his final year of seminary formation and final preparations for Priestly Ordination, he looks forward to learning and growing from the St. Brigid community. By God's grace, Deacon Alfonso hopes to be ordained to the priesthood on  June 22nd, 2019  in Huntersville, North Carolina.  Please keep him in your prayers and be assured of his prayers for you and your family as well.  Watch for upcoming email gospel reflections written by Deacon Alfonso.
Sign Up for the Women's Club!

We hope you enjoyed your Guide to Parish Life and tapestry mailing you recently received in the mail! It is our hope that you were able to look at our volunteer card and identify your gifts and passions, then find where you can best serve our parish community. However, we noticed an error on the new volunteer commitment card, which cut off the Women's Club from the sign up section. We apologize for the confusion! 

If you are interested in signing up to be a part of (or just learn more about) the Women's Club, please just send an email to Karen Cremeans at She will then get your information to the ministry chair. 

Or for more information, contact  Lorene Hetherington ( or 
Doreen Finissi (
New Parish Group: CREW

CREW (Catholics Ready, Eager and Willing) is a new parish group! Throughout the year, there are many times that we could use your hands to help make a difference here at St. Brigid of Kildare.

This is not a committee with members and monthly meetings.  This is not a year-round commitment.  

CREW is just a list of parishioners who are ready, eager and willing to help around our campus and during special events.

Sign-up today to receive all the  CREW requests via email, but only commit to those that appeal to you and fit in your schedule! You'll meet new people, feel connected to our parish family and be the first to know that we aren't too shy to ask for help!

Do you enjoy hosting guests? We could use you!
Would you be a pro at directing traffic? We need you!
Do you like to put furniture together? We'd love your help!
Do you have 30 minutes to spare? Maybe an hour? Maybe three? A sporadic schedule? No problem!

Taize Prayer -  Sept 25

Join the next parish Taize prayer  on TuesdaySeptember 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the church. 

Take time to join together as a parish family in this beautiful service of music and reflection by candlelight.

*Note that this is the correct date, as the date was previously listed incorrectly in the bulletin.
Someone I Love is Aging...And So Am I!
Join Syntero in partnership with the Dublin Community Recreation Center as they help family members and older adults understand the resources available to them and how to access them. There will also be a special presentation on the launch of the Dublin, Aging in Place initiative. You won't want to miss it!

When: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
6:30 PM Registration & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:30 PM Expert panel, Q&A
Where: Dublin Community Recreations Center

The program is free of charge but we do ask that you register. Please call 614.410.4579 by October 15th.

For additional details please call Stephanie Jursek, Dublin Older Adults Program Specialist, at 614.301.5645.

Please feel free to share this information and forward this announcement to others. We appreciate your help in getting the word out!

Year-End Parish Financials
For Fiscal Year July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
When you look around this beautiful campus, you see the sacrifices made from thousands of families who have called Saint Brigid their parish home. In 30 years, we have funded $18m of facilities and a rainy day fund.  Our two-time Blue Ribbon School is self-sustaining and a role model for Catholic Schools across the country.  Our Religious Education Programs and 60+ ministries are vibrant and share our passion for our Lord in a myriad of ways. All of this is because of you, our parish family.  You have enriched the lives of so many and for that, we are most grateful.    

Electronic Giving Donors: We need your help!
Thank you to those who have sent your white card info in!

This summer, we changed our credit card and ACH processor to ParishSOFT, our parish and diocesan database provider. They have the highest standards in transactional security and PCI Compliance, and meet all the strictest PCI/DSS security standards, such as SSL Certificates and encryption, intrusion detection, and transaction security.
To ensure a successful transition, please completely fill out your tapestry card and include your checking account (voided check) or credit card information. This includes completing your 2018-19 tapestry pledge and any donation you would like to make at Christmas and Easter. We do not retain any of your personal financial data so in order to continue your support we need your most current information. 

We really appreciate your help with this important migration, and thank you to the many who have already completed this information! If you have any questions please contact Sarah Moore 614-761-3734 or
SPiCE Family Fun Day brought to you by The Donut Experiment
Registration is open!

Sunday, October 7, 9:30-12:30 PM, Brigid's Green

Join us for breakfast donuts, snacks, and outdoor family fun after the 9 am and 10:45 am Masses at Brigid's Green. The SPiCE Family Fun Day is open to all parishioners. Proceeds from this event will benefit St. Brigid of Kildare Special People in Catholic Education.

Register online by October 1 to reserve your donut package. All donut packages include coffee, granola bars, fresh fruit and juice as well as outdoor crafts, games and activities. 

Donuts are provided by The Donut Experiment and entitles you to your choice of a pre-crafted specialty donut or a spot in line at the Donut Creation Station! 

Click the arrow below to register.

Crucial Conversations: Raising Resilient Children
Thursday, November 8 from 7-8:30 p.m.

How can you help your child manage their emotions so they cope well with disappointment and in stressful situations?

Erin Tebben, early childhood mental health consultant at Nationwide Children's Hospital will share strategies that will allow your children to recognize positive and negative emotions - and deal with them in a healthy way.  The evening will begin with prayer and reflection led by Sister Teresa Tuite, OP.  This presentation is geared for parents of children in sixth grade and under.

The seminar will cover:
  • Recognizing, understanding and accepting feelings
  • Expressing feelings safely
  • Developing a positive outlook
  • Building coping skills
  • Dealing with negative feelings and tough situations
  • Managing stressful life events
The seminar is an informal presentation with time for reflection, discussion and questions.  It will give you an introduction to the Triple P program and positive parenting strategies, and some great ideas to take home and try out with your family right away.

Click here to RSVP.

Deacon's Room Renovation

If you haven't had a chance to take a peak at the newly renovated deacon's room, take the stairs to the second floor of the church and take a peak! This room was recently renovated and designed with the ministries of the deacons in mind. 

During the planning stages of the renovation, careful consideration was given to ensure that the new space would adhere to the diocesan safe environment guidelines and would also create a space that meet the needs of our growing parish. The newly renovated room will primarily be used by Deacon Don Poirier for Jordan Conference preparations, Deacon Paul Zemanek for RCIA classes and Deacon Frank Iannarino for diaconate classes. When not in use by the deacons, the room will be available as another multi-purpose space on our campus for parish scheduled meetings. 

During the renovation, a non-load bearing wall was removed in order to enlarge the space and create a single room conducive to holding up to 28 people. The remodel resulted in glass doors, new flooring, updated light fixtures, conference tables, learning equipment and functional storage.
Women's Club Pumpkin and Bake Sale
October 13-14

The St. Brigid of Kildare Womens' Club is happy to announce that our Pumpkin and Bake Sale Co-Chairs, Niki Sellman and  Mary Ehrsam, are organizing this popular event which will be held  October 13th and 14th after each Mass.  Below are the links to sign up and Volunteer - we hope you will join us in making this another fantastic year!  

For more events and information:
Football Service Project

On Saturday, September 15, more than 30 football players and parents made a trip to the Run the Race Farm in Galloway.  We overwhelmed Joe the farm manager with how many people were willing to help out around the farm.  We pulled weeds, moved straw bales, moved railroad ties to create walkways, and brushed the goats.  Joe said that what we got done  in two hours would have taken him weeks to complete, and for that he was very grateful.  When the work was done, the kids were able to see the farm's animals which included sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, pigs, dogs, geese, rabbits, and quail.
In addition to the work and play, those football families that attended and those that weren't able to attend donated many items that Run the Race needed.  We filled a room in Joe's house on the farm with snacks and drinks for the Racers and also with personal hygienic products and lots of sporting gear.

Thank you to the football program for your generosity and your willingness to get your hands dirty!

Basketball  Registration Open

Registration is now open for Wolfhound Hoops! To register today, visit

All  basketball offerings are open to  children of registered parishioners, children enrolled in Religious Education, and children enrolled in St. Brigid School.

Here are the offerings for the upcoming season:
  • Diocesan Basketball - grades 4 through 8, boys and girls, practices start in early November, 10 game regular season, starting in early December, with a season ending tournament in late February. Many of the teams participate in pre-season and holiday tournaments and play up to or over 20 games!  Cost = $ 160.  Contact = Bill Baumel at
  • Lil Hounds Basketball - grades 2 & 3, boys and girls, 6 consecutive Sunday afternoons starting in early January.  cost = $ 75, includes cool shirt and basketball for each player registered!  Contact = Bill Baumel at
  • CYO basketball - for high school parishioners, leagues for boys and girls teams. SBAA to take "full team" registrations directly to the sport contact, games begin in December and end in late February.  Contact = Jerry Geswein at
Last year we had over twenty 4th through 8th grade boys and girls  basketball teams in a positive environment, with tailored skills development based on level, and play and fun for everyone - from the player learning to dribble to the players perfecting their three point shooting form. Within this positive environment, a majority of our teams made their championship game, and a majority of those won their championship.

We also had over 70 second and third graders in our Lil Hounds program - which includes not only  basketball training, but also a new Wolfhounds logo  basketball for all participants.

Last year was the first year of our Player Development Program with a Player Development Coordinator who provides drills for all levels, and based on feedback from games weekly areas of focus. This year we will extend this to include more skills training sessions, in addition to the normal practices and games. Key themes for this year, beyond the basics of ball handling and shooting will include our greatest areas of weakness as a program - transition offense/defense, press/press-break, and man to man defense.

We also had our first annual end of year celebration, where around 400 of us gathered to watch a dunk and three-point contest and the Top Male and Female Player - who exemplified Christ-like qualities for their teams - and Coach of the Year were announced.

We look forward to a great season ahead!   GO HOUNDS!

EPIC Middle School Youth Group
Photo from our kick-off event last Sunday evening

October 14 Outdoor Parish Clean-up Day from 12:15-4 PM
EPIC Members will attend 12:15 PM Mass as a group (wear your t-shirt & sit by the baptismal font). After 12:15 PM mass, meet in Hendricks Hall for prayer and pizza, followed by our parish outdoor clean up service project!

*EPIC T-shirts will be handed out during religious education classes and at SBK school. If you still need to pick up your t-shirt by Oct. 14, come to Hendricks Hall by 12 PM to pick it up and change before mass.
  • Wear pants, bring gloves, and come ready for hard work and good fun!
  • Pick-up is 4 PM
  • PGC compliant adult volunteers are needed during the event.
  • More information & RSVP here: 
EPIC Youth Ministry is open to all 6-8th grade students in area public, private, & parochial schools.

Upcoming EPIC events:
November 11 - Living the Faith Speaker (12:15-3:30 PM)
December 9 - Adopt a Family (12:15-4:00PM)
January 13 - Living the Faith Speaker (12:15-3:30 PM)
February 10 - Retirement Homes (12:15-4:00PM)
March 9 - BOSO Bash *Saturday, off-site
For more information, contact Laura Ginikos at or Andrea Komenda at

High School Youth Ministry
Lord, teach us to pray is a 9th-12th grade formation year focused on encountering Jesus in prayer. Our fall formation series, Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed, will explore what happens at Mass & why we do what we do. In this series, we will dispel myths about the mass and engage curiosities, gaining perspective to participate in the mass more fully. Later in the year, we will dive into scripture and grow in confidence and ability to read and apply scripture to daily life. We will also explore the why, when, what, where, & who of prayer, including exposure to various ways to pray with scripture, art, music, movement, Saints, and more.
Jesus is present among us every day in many ways. Have you heard Him? Have you seen Him? Have you encountered Him? Respond to these questions with us this year. Come encounter Christ together.
Mark your calendars & come when you can:
Altaration: the mystery of the Mass revealed | Thursdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 7-8:30 PM
       Come when you can. No rsvp needed.
Euchre with Independent Living @ DRV |1st Monday of each month, 7-8 PM (Oct. - April)
       Email to rsvp for euchre.
Parish Clean-up & Sent to Serve | Sunday, Oct. 14 after 12:15 PM Mass
Halloween Spooktacular @ DRV | Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
Attention 9th-12th Graders: Register for 2018 -2019 high school youth ministry before attending your first ministry gathering. Visit the youth ministry webpage and click "activity consent form" to register.  

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. Our goal is to help each other grow closer to God and the community as the body of Christ. Join us and be challenged and encouraged as you meet new people, ask questions, hear new perspectives, and encounter Christ. Email Laura Ginikos with any questions and to be added to our email list. See you soon!
Fall Gatherings
Potluck & Board Game Night |Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
Being Catholic: Part 3, How we think | Tuesdays, Oct. 9-30 from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
*Come to the Oct. 2 potluck or contact before Oct. 9 to purchase the book for $10.
Halloween Spooktacular @ Dublin Retirement Village  | Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
*PGC compliant adult volunteers only. Contact to volunteer.
Friendsgiving | Thursday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall
Advent Bible Study | Thursdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 13, 7-8:30 PM
Columbus Zoo Wild Lights | Thursday, Dec. 20, 7-8:30 PM
Beyond our parish doors:

Baptism of Cooper Walter Perry

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 this summer:

Colson John Alvarez
Cruz Joseph Alvarez
Owen James Barnhouse
Carson Christopher Blouir
Jack Cole Camp
Natalie Ann Dieringer
Natalie Elizabeth Fisher
Charlotte Alexandria Frentos
Knox Fotios Frentsos
Henry Bennett Harden
Quinn Olivia Johnson
Elanna Grace Jones
Ava Louis Kish
Elena Kathryn Koren
Ada Lea Lynch
Camden Price Maxey
Mason Joseph Maxey
Baptism - The Frentsos Family
Milo George Moore
Maren Elaine Norton
Andrew Daniel Ogden
Preston Emerson Patton
Everett Henry Peirsol
Cooper Walter Perry
William Joseph Pizzino
John Patrick Pounds
Carter Kendzior Reed
Gianna Marie Romeo
Remy Marie Rupe
Ignacio Enrique Sinram
Colette Hope Stevens
Brennan Michael Suman
Henry James Vetter
Zella Lane White
Alexander Michael Wilson


Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Wedding at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish this summer:
  • Morgan Bruce & Brian Dickman
  • Laura Snyder & Ben Apgear
  • Abby Zonker & David George
  • Megan Holthus & Chris Badger
  • Kelsey Hoan & Nathan Takitch
  • Kristen Iannarino & Tyler Hohman
  • Meghan Dougherty & Cory Smith
  • Mary Foley & Nick Gianelle
  • Ashley Frownfelter & Caleb McFerren
  • Laurie Bouknier & Brandon Hooper
  • Lauren Locke & Alex Stinson
  • Katie Coffey & Michael Horigan
  • Maggie Retterer & Nicholas Jochheim
  • Hillary Stoffer & Colin Gall

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.

Mary Anne Cray
Henry Halas, Jr.

Ursula Nation
Donald Novak

David Novotny
Not Pictured:
  • Jean Newlon
  • Roscoe Null

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