U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)
April 13, 2022
Last week first graders made palm branches to get ready for Palm Sunday.
The O'Reilly Minute
Dear Parents,

As Holy Week brings us closer to the great celebration of Easter we are reminded that Easter is a great time of hope in our Church.  The resurrection of Jesus gave the disciples great hope, despite incredible obstacles. Such hope can change the way we look at each and every day.  

My hope for you is that this Easter break time provides an opportunity for your family to spend time praying together and playing together - creating family traditions and memories.  

For those of you traveling, may your travels be safe.  

May the miracle of Easter bring you blessings of renewed hope, faith, love and joy,

Kathy O’Reilly
Photo Newsletters: K, 1st, 2nd Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Hounds Hoopla - May 13
May 13, 6-8 PM at Saint Brigid of Kildare School

Join us for music, bingo, a magic show, and yard games! Bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the festivities outside. Snacks and drinks provided.

Donations are needed for snacks and drinks. A donation box will be in the main office area outside the nurse's office.

Volunteers are also needed to help make the event awesome! We appreciate your help.
Gifts of Gratitude: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Gift
What is it?
Gifts of gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide a generous monetary gift to every school and parish teacher and staff member at Christmas and the end of the year to thank them for all they do for our children.

Why participate?
This is a convenient way for families to make sure that each teacher, aide, and staff member who touches your child's life is recognized for all they do at St. Brigid.
Instead of several small gifts from each student, each teacher and staff member will receive a monetary gift that they choose how to use--whether they want to splurge on themselves or help with their own family's expenses.

What if I already participated at Christmas?
If your family donated to the Gifts of Gratitude program previously this school year, there is no need to donate again. We only ask for each family to donate once per school year.

Will my family be recognized for participating?
Yes -- the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this
How mu​ch should I give?
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child once a year, however any given amount is graciously accepted and appreciated!

Can't remember if y​ou already contributed?
No worries -- just contact Sherri Johnson at clarke97sd@msn.com or Anne Flock at anne.flock@gmail.com and they will let you know!

What's the deadline?
Please contribute by May 13th for the year end gifts.

You can find the link for Gifts of Gratitude at the button below. Choose your donation amount and that's it. It's that easy! It's such a simple way to show appreciation to your child/children's teachers and the staff at St Brigid of Kildare.  
SAC Applications Now Open
Take an active part in making our already amazing school even better. Apply for a position (3-year term) on St. Brigid's School Advisory Committee (SAC). The purpose of the School Advisory Committee is to provide the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish and the principal of Saint Brigid of Kildare School with advice and to make recommendations regarding issues affecting the school.

The mission of the School Advisory Committee is to promote and support a distinctive religious learning environment that provides for the propagation of the Catholic faith and values, fosters academic excellence, and develops fully the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional capabilities unique to each student. SAC meets once a month during the school months on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. Prior to applying, please consider if you can commit to this time commitment for a three-year period.

The deadline for applications is April 29, 2022 and they can be submitted via the link below.

Please contact Karen Steinbrunner (karen.steinbrunner@gmail.com) with any questions.
Spiritwear Orders Ready for Pick Up
All Spiritwear orders from Morganheimer are now available for pick up at:

525 Village Park Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065

If you chose shipping when you placed your order, those have already been shipped.

Any questions? 
Stacy Austin at 317-694-6202 or Lesley Beran at 
World's Largest Diaper Drive
Saint Brigid of Kildare School is again partnering with Bottoms Up Diaper Bank to participate in this year’s World’s Largest Diaper Drive.  

Bottoms Up delivers free diapers and wipes to social service agencies so that moms and families living below the poverty line are able to have access to the diapers they need for their babies. In other words, when a single mother walks into a food pantry that partners with Bottoms Up, she is assured to get the size diapers necessary for her baby. Single moms are particularly susceptible to living below the poverty line. Please keep the underprivileged and marginalized in our society in your prayers as you participate in the World's Largest Diaper Drive. 

Bottoms Up delivers an average of 60,000 diapers per month to over 50 community partners in Central and Southern Ohio. That’s an average of 2,000 fresh, dry diapers every day for babies whose mothers struggle to afford the $70-$80/month it costs to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy. 

Bottoms Up continues to grow with very little promotion and a lot of dedication to principled charity. Diapers are collected through drives at churches, schools, and businesses or purchased through the generosity of others.

At Saint Brigid, we will collect packages of diapers in various sizes the week of April 25. If you are able to help us with this world-record setting attempt and our individual school goal of 15,000 diapers, please send in these sizes of diapers to school on April 25-April 29. Thank you!

Preschool: Newborn 
K: Newborn or Size 1
1: Size 1
2: Size 2
3: Size 3
4: Size 4
5: Size 5
6: Size 6
7: Size 7/8 or Pull Ups
8: Pull Ups
News from Our Parish Community
Have an Extra Wine Bottle Laying Around?
This year's Corks for a Cause has returned in-person on Saturday, April 23. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the event website, corks22.givesmart.com.

Get your tickets if you haven't, as they are almost sold out!
Featured Auction Item: Backyard Bounce House Package
This backyard package from Jumphouse Inflatables and Games will make that special backyard party one to remember!

Includes your choice of any combo slide and bounce house or obstacle course (25 to choose from). Also includes a snow cone machine!

Donated By Jumphouse Inflatables & Games
Make it a Date
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Hendrick’s Hall – St. Brigid of Kildare Parish 

All married and engaged couples are invited to St. Brigid’s 23rd Make It a Date!

It will be a flashback Saturday as we reminisce about how we first met our spouses and our first impressions of each other. 

Parishioners Mark and Patsy Callahan will be our guides on this journey down memory lane. The Callahans have been married for 22 years and have 2 children.

Like always, we’ll have light appetizers and there will be a chance to catch up with old and new friends. 

At the conclusion of the event, couples leave on their own date at a venue of their choice to talk about the evening and how it relates to their own relationships.

Please RSVP to Christine Drab at cadrab@gmail.com or 614-256-9065 by April 28

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation
Children's Liturgy of the Word Returns
Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place September through May during the 9 am Mass. Children (non-communed children, preschool through grade 2), may join us in the Church basement to hear the Children's Liturgy of the Word from the Children's Lectionary as well as learn about the readings of the day. Children will be dismissed prior to the First Reading and return after the Homily, during the Presentation of the Gifts. 
Altar Servers Needed - Training Coming
All students in the fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for Weekend and Holy Day Masses.
Is the Lord calling you to serve? Answer the Lord’s call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in the fifth grade and above to consider becoming an Altar Server. You will have only one training session to attend and one short manual to read and study. Do this and you are ready to be scheduled as an Altar Server. It is a rewarding service!
Once the number of Altar Servers is determined, we will be scheduling a couple of training sessions that will be about an hour to an hour and a half in length.
To register to become an Altar Server:
please reach out to Mr. Joe Feehan via his email address:  Feehan7@msn.com.
Thank you very much for your interest. We look forward to having you part of this most important team.
Easter Egg Hunt April 16
The 22nd Annual St. Brigid of Kildare Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 1:00 pm on Brigid’s Green. The hunt will begin following the Blessing of Easter Food, which is scheduled at 12 pm in the church. 

More details available at https://stbrigidofkildare.org/lent-2022/
Summer Camps
Women's Retreat 2023
Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the next St. Brigid Women's Retreat, scheduled for March 3-5, 2023, at the Maria Stein Retreat House. We hope you can join us! Details and registration will be available later this year. Please contact Melanie at mjpizzino@gmail.com with questions.
News from Our Catholic High Schools
NHS Inductees at BWHS
Congratulations to our alumni who were recently inducted into the 2022 National Honor Society at BWHS:

Reese Borland
Gabrielle Capozella
Brooks Crane
Daniel Frommeyer
Lily Goodfellow
Ava Hoying
Callan Kasun
Donald Kenney
Peter Mangold
Margaret Newcomb
Avelinn O’Reilly
Teagan Price
Stephanie Regan
Owen Samenuk
St. Charles Father/Son Mass and Breakfast
St. Charles Hosting Father/Son Mass and Breakfast on April 23; 5th-8th Graders and Fathers Welcome
The 13th Annual Father-Son Mass and Breakfast is being held on Saturday, April 23rd. The gathering will start with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons followed immediately by a buffet breakfast. The event is open to any young man in 5th-8th grade and their father as well as alumni and their fathers, alumni fathers and their sons and current students/fathers. The breakfast is free, but you are still asked to reserve your spot(s) to ensure there is plenty of food on hand for everyone. Please register by Monday, April 18th, by emailing lfabro@scprep.org or going online to the event’s “Posting” on the SC Homepage (www.stcharlesprep.org). We look forward to seeing you there!
Need Apparel for Your Future BWHS Eagle?
Bishop Watterson's Eagle Store carries youth-sized Future Eagle t-shirts and sweatshirts. To order, email mrs.cook@bwhs.org.

The Eagle Store offers items for the entire family. Click on the link to see more! Email mrs.cook@bwhs.org to place an order. 
Submit Materials for Wolfhound Wednesday
If you have information you'd like included in the next Wolfhound Wednesday, email it to Allie Wing at mrs.wing@stbrigid-school.org.

To view past issues of the Wolfhound Wednesday, find them archived on our website here.