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

Sept 21-22
Ministry Weekend

Sept 24
Taize Prayer

Sept 25
Women's Bible Study and Sharing Begins

Sept 28
Blood Drive

Sept 30
Financial Peace University Begins

Oct 2
Prison Ministry Event

Oct 5
Liturgical Minister Training

Oct 9
Rite of Enrollment - First Communion

Oct 10
RCIA Kick-Off

Vows and the Religious Life
By Brian Vetter, C.S.C.

Brian Vetter, a St. Brigid of Kildare parishioner since 2009 and St. Charles alumnus, has just finished his novitiate year in Colorado Springs and professed his first vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He is now back at the University of Notre Dame studying for a four year Master of Divinity degree. Brian describes the novitiate year and his experience of discerning and living the vows below. 

For the past year, from August 2018 to August 2019, I was living in Colorado Springs during my novitiate year, the official beginning of my religious life in the Congregation of Holy Cross. Simply put, the novitiate was a year for me and my eleven other classmates to live a monastic lifestyle-with a highly structured schedule, an abundance of time for prayer, and long periods of silence. As someone who has a difficult time keeping my mouth shut, enjoys large crowds, and thrives on interruptions and spontaneity, the novitiate was naturally a year that challenged me in many ways. I also had to give up my cell phone for the year, which as a millennial, can feel more unnatural than giving up oxygen.

A Month of Sundays on a Thursday

So often  we come to Mass on Sunday and we have not had any time to look at the scripture readings.  We might say we are hearing them "cold".  Come join us on Thursday evening, September 26th from 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM  in the Carr Room of Hendricks Hall.  We will spend time with the Sunday readings for the month of October.  It is helpful to see them all together to detect patterns and to have a sense of the context of the readings.  There is no fee but if you would call the Parish Office (614-761-3734) to let me know how many to prepare for, I would appreciate that. -Sr. Teresa
Taize Prayer - September 24
Join the next parish  Taize  prayer on Tuesday, September 24 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.
Guide to Parish Life - New Look

You should have just received your Guide to Parish Life and tapestry mailing in the mail. This year, we condensed the Guide to Parish Life that was mailed to all parishioners to a shorter version -- omitting the committee descriptions and leaving the contact information, events calendar and holy days calendar.

All committee descriptions are listed on the parish website ( New parishioners will still receive the full version of the Guide to Parish Life. 

If you would still like a copy of the longer version, there are extra copies available in the parish office.
Welcome Deacon Dalton Ervin
Dcn. Dalton Ervin is a seminarian studying at the Pontifical College Josephinum for the Diocese of Victoria in Texas. As the oldest of five children, he was raised in Weimar, a small town in central Texas where his family has lived for five generations. Following his graduation from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agriculture Economics, he entered Holy Trinity Seminary at the University of Dallas for his philosophical studies before coming to Ohio to study theology at the Josephinum. Ordained to the diaconate on May 25, 2019, he spent the summer serving at Our Lady of Sorrows and Santisima Trinidad in Victoria. He will be ordained to the priesthood this coming summer on May 30, 2020 at the cathedral of Our Lady of Victory in Victoria, Texas. 

When not praying or studying like a good seminarian, Dcn. Dalton enjoys being outside, fishing, hiking, and playing tennis. His favorite time of year is college football season, even if the Aggies have not had the best start this year. In addition to diaconal ministry at the Sunday Masses, he hopes to be present at the parish and school during the week when the seminary schedule allows. He is looking forward to his time at St. Brigid, worshiping, praying, and growing with the community, while learning what it takes to develop and sustain such a vibrant parish. Dcn. Dalton is grateful to Msgr. Hendricks, Fr. Morris, the deacons, and the parishioners for their warm welcome to St. Brigid of Kildare.
Older Adults Program: New Leaders
Pete & Susan Corcoran Leading Program

The Older Adults Program through Syntero helps parishioners who need services and don't know where to go. Volunteers can help older adults complete medical forms, advocate to obtain social service benefits, downsize or declutter their homes, find housing based on needs, and can accompany them to help ask questions at appointments with a healthcare professional. The program is looking for volunteers to help serve these older adults, as well as older adults in need of assistance. The volunteer time commitment is set by the volunteer, and the amount and types of jobs they'd like to help with are chosen by the volunteer. This program is made possible by a partnership with Syntero.

Additionally, this program offers support to caregivers of older adults. The services are provided by Syntero and are available at no charge. They are designed to give you a helping hand and to assist you in becoming a more effective caregiver, including the need for your own self-care and stress management.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer or learn more, contact Pete & Susan Corcoran 614-832-2762

St. Brigid Parish and Kairos Prison Ministry

Please join us on Wednesday, October 2nd at 1:30 p.m. at Hendricks Hall, to hear from Frank, who was released from prison not too long ago, and hear his story: "Life Inside and Outside Prison Walls". 

Organized by the 55 Plus Club.
Our RCIA Story: Alex Torres's Story
This is a picture from two years ago of Alex's younger brother, younger sister, Enrico, his grandparents, their dog, and Alex

From Alex Torres:
We decided to go through the RCIA process after our uncle died in a car crash. His sudden death really made our family think about what was important in this life, so we began to attend Mass as a family again after a long period of not doing so. After a few Masses, we realized we should be fully initiated into the Catholic faith, which brought us to the RCIA program. Even as high schoolers, it was an amazing experience that taught us so much about the Catholic faith that we did not know. Overall, RCIA has made our lives more complete in more ways than we can ever count, and we strongly recommend the program to any prospective Catholics.
Ministry Weekend is THIS Weekend!
Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, after all Masses, Hendricks Hall

This year, during Ministry Weekend, we hope that you'll discover a new ministry group, service committee or faith-formation meeting that speaks to your talents and helps draw you and your family closer to our Catholic Faith. We are grateful for your many gifts and would love to help you find a home within our large parish family!

Stop by Hendricks Hall after all five Masses for food, refreshments, and an opportunity to explore all of our parish's 50+ ministries.
Financial Peace University
Beginning September 30

Imagine your life without financial stress; a place where you are in control of your destiny and where you can provide a legacy of financial security for those you love.  It is possible for anyone and everyone!  This 9-week course covers everything you need to know to make financial success and security a reality.  You'll learn about saving, getting out of debt, saving for retirement and college, paying off your home, investing, insurance and living generously.  We promise you will learn a lot and feel empowered to make positive changes in your life.

Liturgical Minister Training
All are welcome!

Training for Liturgical Ministers is Saturday,
October 5 at 8:30 A.M. in the Church.

This includes:
  • Eucharistic Ministers (must be 16 and Confirmed. If you would like to be a Eucharistic Minister to the sick and homebound, you must first be a Eucharistic Minister.)
  • Lectors
  • Ushers
  • Junior Ushers (must be in the 5th grade or higher)
  • Greeters: Individuals or Families

Or email:
Family First - Mom 2 Mom 

Join Mom to Mom  Tuesday, October 1st, 9:30am to 11:00am in Hendricks Hall  for a presentation by professional organizer, Amie Lopez. 

In conjunction with Part One of  Make My Life Simple  by Rachel Balducci, Amie will share trade secrets of home organization that are built to stand the test of kids, husbands and chaotic work-life-play schedules. Amie will also share why an organized life makes it easy to be a hospitable host to all those who knock on your door seeking your love, desiring your friendship and are inspired by your kindness. 

Please sign up for childcare if you're bringing your children. The Sign-up Genius can be found at

Adult Volunteers: Protecting God's Children Class

All adult volunteers working with children in our parish and school need to complete the Diocesan safe environment requirements which include attending a Protecting God's Children (PGC) training session and completing a fingerprinting background check and application.

St. Brigid will be hosting a PGC session on:  
Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 pm in the Carr Room 

Please contact Stacey Nerone at snerone@stbrigidofkildare with questions. 

Little Rock Scripture Study - Fall 2019

The Little Rock Scripture Study is starting on September 24 at 1pm. We get together on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30pm at the Carr Nursery room. We'll be doing three short studies this fall:
  • New Beginnings
  • Sacred Scripture and the Mysteries of the Rosary
  • The Infancy Narratives of Jesus

Consider joining one or all studies. We'd love to have you!
Questions? Please contact Teresa Salmeron 614-929-4413 |

High School Youth Ministry Kick-Off

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 family calendars.

Registration is open for the 2019-2020 formation year!  Visit  for the full calendar of 2019-2020 formation series as well as service, worship, and fellowship events. On the webpage, you will also be able to register for the formation year and sign up for our weekly emails.

Upcoming gatherings this fall:
  • Ephesians Bible Study Series: Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 24 from 7-8:30 PM
  • Corn Maze & Bon Fire at The Maize: Sunday, October 6 from 5:30-8:30 PM
  • Box of Joy Service Event: November 10 from 12:15-5:30 PM
  • NCYC: November 21-24, 2019
Laura Ginikos | Director of Youth Ministry | | 614-718-5832
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 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student(s) for the upcoming EPIC year.
Thank You CREW!

A special THANK YOU to the CREW Members who helped make two very important events come to life. Many of these CREW Members donated trail mix supplies and several donated their time to help with a Diocesian Dinner Event and a SBK Youth Ministry Event. 

Thank you! 

Saint Brigid of Kildare School Alumni Gathering at PINS Dublin

We will be holding an alumni gathering for our Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni age 21+ at PINS Dublin on Saturday, October 19 from 3-5 PM.

Please help spread the word to your friends (or children) who might have/be a graduate of our school age 21 or older!

Diocesan Email & Text Scam Continues
There have been many attempts to use the good names of our bishops, priests, deacons, religious, teachers and others to falsely solicit unsuspecting persons for help, usually in the form of fake e-mails and fake text messages asking people to purchase gift cards for worthy causes.

The most recent scam is rather important because it involves using the names of the Holy Family Soup Kitchen, the Holy Family Food Pantry, and other charitable activities associated with our parish and diocese.

If you receive an email or text message soliciting gift cards (or saying "I need your help") and claiming to be from a member of the clergy or our parish staff or even parishioners, please do not respond. Just notify our parish office of the message.

Thank you!
Blood Drive Sept 28

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, September 28 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Hendricks Hall.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, sponsor code: saintbrigid.
Scouts Popcorn Sale Sept 29

Buy your popcorn from the St. Brigid Cub and Boy Scouts!

This is the ONLY official fundraiser of the year for Cub/Boy Scouts, so please consider buying popcorn from the Scouts!.

The Cub/Boy Scouts of St. Brigid will be selling popcorn after each of the Masses on Sunday, September 29. Please give us your generous support. We will be there with the popcorn so you can take it with you. We now accept credit cards. We look forward to serving you.

From the Cub and Boy Scouts of the parish, thank you.

Basketball Registration Has Begun!

Registration is open for basketball for grades 4 through 8, boys and girls, and lil hounds basketball for grades 2-3.

Diocesan Family Rosary Day

Our Diocesan Family Rosary Day will be celebrated this year at 3 PM, Sunday, October 13 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio. This liturgy, which is presided over by Bishop Robert J. Brennan, is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy community, worship God, and ask our Blessed Mother's intercession for the needs of God's people. All are welcome.
Celebrating the Sacraments
Click here to view photos of families celebrating the Sacraments at St. Brigid of Kildare.
Baptism of Ruby Kay Yetzer (wearing her Great-Great-Grandmother's 131 year old baptismal gown!)
Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Baptism at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish since our last issue:

Blake Owen Boren
Margaret Mae Foreman
Emery Isla Hammond
Edison Rober Hehman
Jacob William Kimmel
Anika Marie McFerren
Gavin Daniel Miller
Grayson Richard Miller
Abigail James Newman
Donald James Santisi IV
Cooper Philip Schouweiler
Morgan Elizabeth Wlodyka
Ruby Kay Yetzer

Congratulations to the following parishioners who celebrated a Wedding at Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish in the last month:
  • Molly Boggs & Paul Otaviano
  • Allie Bratton & Brad Krause
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.

Abby Teaford
Gertrude "Trudy" Scurria

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