Saint Brigid 
of Kildare
 September 2017
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Sept 23-24
Ministry Weekend (after all 5 Masses)

Sept 26
Taize Prayer (7 pm)

Sept 27
Someone I Love is Aging (7 pm)

Sept 30
SPiCE Pancake Breakfast (9:30 - 12:30)

Oct 12
RCIA Kick-Off

Oct 14-15
Pumpkin & Bake Sale

Oct 22
New Parishioner Welcome

Ministry Weekend                            
Saturday & Sunday, September 23 -24, after all Masses, Hendricks Hall
Help us celebrate our parish's 30th anniversary this Ministry Weekend. Stop by Hendricks Hall after all five Masses for food, refreshments, information on our parish's 50+ ministries, and a special tribute to our 30-year history. This is a great way to learn about the many ways you can get involved - whether just for an hour or for a longer group commitment. St. Brigid of Kildare Parish has so much to discover, stop by to learn a little more.

Welcoming Amie Schoenberger Lopez
Our new Parish Life Coordinator
Saint Brigid of Kildare is excited to welcome Amie Schoenberger Lopez in her new role as Parish Life Coordinator. In this role, Amie will be available to help plan, support and execute campus meetings and events. With hospitality at the forefront of our parish mission, she will work to assist all parish departments and committees striving to build community and sustain parishioner involvement within our parish.

Amie is a St. Brigid of Kildare School alum and current parishioner of St. Brigid of Kildare. She has previously served as a first grade catechist, worked within the Religious Education department and directed the 2016 and 2017 Vacation Bible School program. Amie holds a Master's degree in Psychology and owns a full-service organizing business that specializes in de-cluttering, systematizing and recreating all areas of your home, office and life.

As Parish Life Coordinator, Amie is most excited to help all parish departments and committees create events that are hospitable and well organized while also providing continuity across all areas of Parish Life here at St. Brigid.

Amie can be reached at
Parish spaces have a new look

As part of the parish's ongoing goal to create spaces on our parish campus that embrace hospitality, the Environmental Team has refreshed the look of the Carr Nursery, the Massey Teen Room and the Youth Ministry Director's Office. Over the summer, these spaces received new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, televisions and updated decor.

The Carr Nursery will continue to be a space for small children to play under parent supervision while also being another space within Hendricks Hall for parish committees and small groups to hold meetings. To reserve this room for your next meeting, please contact Karen Cremeans.

The Massey Teen Room will continue to be a space for the youth of St. Brigid of Kildare Parish to embrace the future of High School Youth Ministry through small group meetings and planning sessions. This room boosts function, collaboration and sophistication.

During Ministry Weekend, please plan to stop by both of these newly renovated spaces.
The Carr Nursery will showcase fun displays of all the ways our Parish has grown over the last 30 years. 

The Massey Teen Room will host indoor and outdoor activities focusing on this year's Youth Ministry Theme: Identity Revealed: Revealing Our Identity as Sons and Daughters of God
St. Brigid is My Home: The Siefkers
My husband and I grew up in the same small community where almost everyone shared a deep catholic faith, so we immediately felt comfortable when we joined the St.Brigid parish 22 years ago. We were not as involved when our children were young, but as they entered school and started religious education, we found it easier to become involved and volunteer.  Helping for the past 13 years as a babysitter and classroom aide has been a nice way to give back and be a part of the kid's catholic education.  As our children became older and joined the middle and high school youth groups, they met other teens who shared the same love of God and the church. They've also learned to give of themselves by volunteering for activities such as, Hunt for Treasure sale, Thanksgiving meal delivery, Run the Race, and Christmas in Dublin.
We are very fortunate and thankful to live close to St. Brigid and to have the opportunity to go to mass during the week and visit the Blessed Sacrament often. It's been wonderful getting to know the families that we've seen for many years sitting in the same pews at the same mass time, and over many years we have and continue to build a faith community that fortifies us with others on the same path. It's comforting to know this large parish is made of many individuals who are connected by a genuine love of God and a true catholic faith. This is why we feel St. Brigid is our home.

SPiCE Family Fun Day & Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, September 30 9:30-12:30 PM , Brigid's Green

Join us as we flip for SPiCE! The SPiCE Family Fun Day and Pancake Breakfast is for all parish families with proceeds benefiting St. Brigid of Kildare Special People in Catholic Education. Stop by for a pancake and sausage breakfast ($35 per family or $10 individual), games, crafts, snacks and fun for the whole family.

Download the registration form here.
Do you have a welcoming spirit?

If so, become a member of the New Parishioner Welcome Committee! This committee is a ministry devoted to welcoming new parishioners to St. Brigid through telephone calls and/or e-mails. Additionally, semi-annual get-acquainted welcome gatherings are held to provide an opportunity for new parishioners to meet the priests, deacons, active parishioners, and other newly registered members. Time commitment is minimal and rewards are great! 

For more information contact Mary Murico, 614-946-3378 or

Someone I Love is Aging
September 27, 7 PM in St. Brigid Gym

Join us for a panel discussion about key resources available for older adults and concerned family members. We'll discuss resources such as Saint Brigid of Kildare's new Older Adults Program, as well as resources available from  Syntero, the Franklin County Office on Aging/Senior Options Program, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, SourcePoint, Washington Township, the City of Dublin and more.

Who should attend?
* Older Adults 60+ years old (or 50-59 years old with a disability)
* Caregivers of older adults looking for resources to help care for their loved ones

Wednesday, September 27
St. Brigid School Gymnasium
6:45 pm: Check in and refreshments
7-8:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A

How to register:
Call 614-889-5722 ext. 993  by  September 25

For additional information, please call Stephanie Jursek,  Syntero Older Adults Program, at 614-301-5645.
Do you know anyone interested in becoming Catholic?

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA): Are you, or do you know of anyone, who might be interested in becoming Catholic?

For information about our RCIA program, please complete the form on the bottom of the RCIA webpage here. Our first meeting will be an orientation meeting on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Church basement. The calendar for this coming year is on our website at: under the link "Want to Become Catholic?" on the home page. 

For more information, contact Kim VanHuffel at 
New Religious Education Preschool

The Religious Education Preschool has a new structure for the 2017-18 school year!

We will now have open-enrollment, which means all preschool-aged (3-5) parishioners are welcome to drop in to any classes throughout the year as they are able. There will be no cost to families to attend these classes!

WHEN: Preschool classes are offered on Sundays during the 9 am Mass in the St. Brigid Preschool classrooms.  

To Attend:
  1. Please fill out this one-time only form prior to your child attending their first class.
  2. Sign up for each individual session your child plans to attend here. (We ask that you sign up by noon on Friday before that Sunday class, but walk-ins will still be accommodated space permitting). There is also a new button on the parish app for quick access to this link each week!

QUESTIONS: Contact Tina White at or 614-761-1176

Preschool  Story   Time  in the  School

This is the perfect opportunity to bring your little one to visit the Saint Brigid of Kildare Preschool, meet some of the preschool teachers, and enjoy  story time and a craft. Parents can learn more about St. Brigid Preschool and registration for the next  schoolyear while children get their first taste of our Catholic  school! Come to one or all!
  •  Thursday, September 28, 11 am-12 pm
  •  Tuesday, October 24, 11 am-12 pm
  •  Tuesday, November 146:30-7:30 pm
  •  Thursday, November 16, 11 am-12 pm

QUESTIONS Contact Maureen DiDomenico at or  614-718-5825.

St. Brigid Women's Club
Welcomes All Women of the Parish to Join Us for Faith, Fellowship and Fun 

We're the St. Brigid Women's Club new co-presidents, and we're excited to bring our energy and enthusiasm to serve the Women's Club and St. Brigid this year!

With a focus on faith, fellowship and fun, we have many great events planned for this year, including inspirational speakers, relaxing nights out shopping for a cause or learning a new craft/skill, and service opportunities to support our parish! 

Mark your Calendar for These Upcoming Events: October 18 - Make blankets for the Ronald McDonald house; feel free to bring your daughter/son along for this community service project 
November 15 - Holiday Hop Craft Fair at St. Brigid 
December 6 - Women's Club "Red Out" with motivational speaker 
December 9 - Cookies with Santa 
Jan 17 - Monthly Meeting; details to come 
Feb. 21 - Dress for Success Benefit 

If you have any questions, please call Doreen at (614) 546-8850, Terri at (614) 886-4274 or Lorene at (614) 284-8622. 

Doreen Finissi 
Terri Ritchie 
Lorene Hetherington 
St. Brigid Women's Club Co-Presidents 

*Please "Like" us on Facebook at:  for up to-date information about the St. Brigid Women's Club meetings and service projects!
Social Action Ministries: An Opportunity for All

Social Action Committee sponsors a variety of projects and collections throughout the year that anyone in the parish can become involved in.
Social Action Ministries are a great way to give your time, talent or treasures in a way that fits your schedule as you are available throughout the year. You can get involved just once, or as many times as your schedule allows.
Click here to view the many opportunities available, from one-hour assistance to ongoing projects.
Does someone call you "Mom"?

Consider joining one of the best-kept secrets at St. Brigid of Kildare! Family First's Mom to Mom is a vibrant, women's faith sharing group, comprised of moms who range from "rookie" to "highly experienced" in their parenting journey. Mom to Mom meets on Tuesdays from  9:30 to 11:00 a.m in Hendricks Hall. 

To learn more check us out during Ministry weekend. Little ones always welcome. 

For more information,  please see this flyer or contact Melanie Pizzino at or Gretchen O'Reilly at

EPIC Middle School Youth Group  
A huge thank you to the parent volunteers who helped at EPIC on September 17.  We had more than 130 kids attend and made literally thousands of toys for dog shelters, placemats for retirement homes and joke books for Children's Hospital.  We hope the kids enjoyed kickoff.  We couldn't have done it without our awesome parent volunteers!
TAASC Service Day Oct 15
Our EPIC Youth Group will help out at TAASC - The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition -- on October 15.  TAASC is a local non-profit that provides opportunities for veterans, adults, and children with disabilities to participate in adventure sports activities.  We will complete a lot of outdoor work to winterize their property on Harriott Road by the the Scioto River.  This will involve widening their walking paths by removing a lot of brush and weeds, cleaning out their sheds for bikes, canoes and other equipment, making sure the equipment is winterized and in good shape for next year, and possibly some power-washing and painting.  
As always, we will begin with 12:15 p.m. Mass, sitting in the reserved section by the baptismal font; then we will go to Hendrick's Hall for pizza, games and discussion.  We will leave for TAASC at about 1:45 p.m. and will return by 4:15 p.m. for parent pickup.  Students should wear their long sleeve EPIC t-shirts and bring a pair of work gloves.  If you do not have a t-shirt yet, you can get it and change before we leave.  Parent volunteers are still needed.  Contact Kim if you can help. 
Don't forget to RSVP by Oct 4 so Kim can organize enough drivers at
2017/2018 EPIC Events:         
November 19        Thanksgiving Meal Deliveries                     
December 10         On-Site Blanket Making for Kids in Foster Care                      
January 21            Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio                 
February 18          Dublin Food Pantry Warehouse                  
March 18              Visit Retirement Homes          
April 8                  Columbus Zoo & other service

This year our ministry focus will be Identity Revealed. We will explore our identity in Christ, what it means to be known and loved by God, and how that can transform our lives - if we allow it. Join us this school year as we learn and grow through discussion, scripture, theology of the body, guest speakers, sports, service, prayer, and music in an effort to follow Christ, wholeheartedly.
St. Brigid Young Adult Ministry
Young Adult Ministry, for young adults in their 20's and 30's, will meet throughout the year for faith formation, service opportunities, and social gatherings. Check the website or bulletin for upcoming formation series and events.
Connect with Young Adult Ministry:
Laura Butsch/ / 614-718-5832
Facebook group: St. Brigid of Kildare Young Adult Ministry 

New Parishioner Welcome                               
Sunday, October 22, after 12:15 PM Mass, Hendricks Hall

Welcome to St. Brigid of Kildare Parish!  We want to make sure you feel welcome here and help you transition into your new "home."  The New Parishioner Welcome Committee would like to invite you to attend a new parishioner welcome luncheon following the 12:15 Mass on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Hendricks Hall directly across from the Church.  We will serve a light lunch, introduce you to other parishioners and will have volunteers available to answer any questions you have about parish life and how to get involved.

We will have pews reserved for you in Church and then we will all join in the Hall for the lunch.  Please RSVP by October 17 to Sarah Moore in the parish office at 614-761-3734 or at  with a number so we know how many to expect for lunch.  We hope you will join us on October 22nd!

Taizé Prayer

On Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm in the church, join us for Taizé Prayer. Come and experience this meditative candle-lit service of song and prayer, led by members of St. Brigid Music Ministry. This popular service is enjoyed by families, youth, and older parishioners alike. Taizé is a chance to slow down, reflect, and pray in a beautiful environment.

Music Ministry
The music ministry groups are excited to begin another year! We welcome all ages and skill levels who wish to share their music talents with parish to consider joining us!
Adult Choir  rehearses Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm in the church choir loft, September through May. This group leads the music at the 9:00 am Mass three Sundays a month.
Brigid's Gael  rehearses weekly, and leads the music at the 10:45 Mass three Sundays a month.
Children's Choir is open to all children in the parish grades 1-8. They rehearse Sundays from 10:00-10:40 am in Enke Hall and sing at the 9:00 am Mass once a month, as well as on Christmas Eve. The first rehearsal is Sunday October 1st.
Youth Ensemble is open to 7th-12th graders who love to sing or play an instrument. The group rehearses Sundays from 3:00-4:00 pm in the church choir loft, and sings at the 12:15 EPIC Masses once a month. Our next rehearsal is  Sunday, September 24th.
For more information contact Katherine Florian  or 614-761-3734 ext.248 or stop by the Music Ministry table this weekend to find out more about becoming involved!           

SBAA Registrations Open

SBAA has opened registration for SEVERAL offerings, w
hich are  listed below. A ll of these offerings are open to children of registered St. Brigid parishioners, St. Brigid religious education students, and/or St. Brigid School students.

Football - L'il Hounds Skills Clinics
  • When: Saturday mornings, 9 to 10 a.m.Oct. 7 thru Oct. 28
    Who: 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys
  • Where: Brigid's Green Football Complex
  • How much: $ 50, includes a program t-shirt and football for each player
  • Contact: Tim Long at
Basketball - L'il Hounds Skills Clinics
  • When: January & February, Sunday evenings, 1 hour
  • Who: 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys & Girls
  • Where: St. Brigid Gymnasium
  • How much: $ 75, includes a program t-shirt and a basketball for each player
  • Contact: Jerry Geswein at
Basketball - Diocesan 
Basketball - CYO 
  • When: Practices start in November, Season lasts in to February
  • Who: High School Boys & Girls
  • How much: NO registration fee, there will be some fees when teams are formed
  • Contact:


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Deaths of Parishioners

The following parishioners funerals were celebrated at St. Brigid of Kildare in the last month.  Ple ase remember them and their families in prayer.
  • Carl Caso             
  • Suzy Stevens  
  • Mark Young
  • Erin Gibbons
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