Wolfhound Wednesday
April 17, 2019

Third graders enjoying having class outside!
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Wed, Apr 17
Stations of the Cross
(2 pm)

Thurs, Apr 18 - Mon, Apr 22
No School - Easter Break

Wed, May 8
Interims Posted
First Communion (4:30 pm)

Thurs, May 9
Bring a Disciple to Mass (Grade K)

Sat, May 11
First Communion (10 am)

Dear Parents,

As Lent comes to an end and we celebrate Holy Week, please consider joining us for Stations of the Cross today at 2:00 pm.  Below is the schedule for the parish Triduum services, which is another special way to prepare for the celebration of Easter.

MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm Adoration in the Church following Mass concluding with Night Prayer at 9:30 pm
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION Friday, April 19, 3:00 pm, in the Church
STATIONS OF THE CROSS Friday, April 19, 7:30 pm, in the Church
BLESSING OF EASTER FOOD Saturday, April 20, 2:00 pm, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, April 20, 2:30 pm Brigid's Green
EASTER VIGIL MASS Saturday, April 20, 7:30 pm in the Church  

We are excited to announce that we have collected $1,840.32 for the Catholic Relief Services Ark of Hope Project and Operation Rice Bowls. This means that our students have raised enough money to purchase 2 arks!!!  This generous donation will be able to suuport children in underserved areas of the world with farm animals to build self-sufficiency and food to feed their community.  Donations may still be turned in the week of April 22nd to the school office.

I hope 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 travel be safe.

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

Lenten Blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly

Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
STEM Take Apart Event for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders!

When: Sunday April 28th
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Where: St. Brigid STREAM Lab
Cost: FREE!
Description: Students will be using tools to take apart old technology and explore how things work! Members of the St.Charles Robotics Team will be there to share their tech knowledge!

**We are accepting old tech donations from the school community for this event... old lap tops, stereos, etc. are all welcome!

Click here to complete the permission slip to attend.

Questions? [email protected]
Contribute Online to Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide monetary gifts to teachers and staff members at Christmas and the end of 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 at Christmas time, no need to donate again! We only ask for each family to donate once each year.

Oops...I can't remember, did I already contribute this year? 
If you are unsure if you already contributed for this year, just email 
Stacy Austin ( [email protected]) , Amy Creekmur ( [email protected])  or Laura Farnham ( [email protected])  and they will let you know.

How much do I give? 
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child; however, any amount is graciously accepted!

What's the deadline?
Please contribute by May 10, 2019 for the year-end gifts.

Contact Home & School Association Vice Co-Chairs Stacy Austin (
[email protected]) , Amy Creekmur ( [email protected])  or Laura Farnham ( [email protected])

Alumni on 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our many alumni at Bishop Watterson and St. Charles High Schools who are on the honor roll for the 3rd quarter.

7th Grade Scholarship Day
In an effort to celebrate the seventh grade students of Saint Brigid of Kildare as the next leaders of our school, the Home and School Association is pleased to announce this year's "Middle School Scholarship" open to all seventh grade students regardless of financial need or academic merit. This year's scholarship competition will take place on Friday, May 17th. Two (2) scholarships valued at $500 each will be awarded on May 31st at the 9:00 AM Leadership Mass. The scholarships will be applied to Saint Brigid tuition for the 2019-2020 school year.
Our Home and School Association is the parent run volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the mission statement of Saint Brigid of Kildare School thereby enriching the Catholic school experience for students and expressing appreciation to those committed to our school. In an effort to give back to the students, this scholarship will be awarded to two individuals who demonstrate that they embody the mission statement and represent all that Saint Brigid has given to them to become the Catholic individuals they are today as they are poised to take on the role as leaders of the school.
Students may compete either by writing an essay or by completing an interview with a panel of adults. Seventh grade students will meet with Mrs. Lombardo on Friday, April 12th to discuss the details of the competition and how they can prepare for "Scholarship Day." In their April 12th Friday Folders, they will receive materials about the scholarship competition to share with parents. The requirements of the program are as follows:
  1. Complete and submit "Application and Declaration Form" by Friday, May 3, 2019 to the school office attention Mrs. Lombardo.
  2. Complete a written essay (1 ½ pages and up to 5 paragraphs within 90 minutes) or an oral interview (5 -10 minutes) on "Scholarship Day", Friday, May 17, 2019.
  3. Submit two reference forms on "Scholarship Day."
  4. Bring the assigned PIN number to "Scholarship Day" to include on the essay or to give to the interviewer.
It is the sincere desire of Home and School Association that this is a rewarding experience for our seventh graders and that they learn how truly special we believe they are in the role of leaders of Saint Brigid of Kildare School.
New Scholarship Created for Catholic Education

Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish is happy to announce the creation of the Bishop Robert J. Brennan and Murico Family Scholarship for Catholic Education. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish eighth grade student who is registered to attend a Catholic high school for the upcoming school year.

The scholarship will amount to a $3,500 gift for the selected student to use towards their Catholic high school tuition. This scholarship was established from a combined donation from Bishop Robert J. Brennan and Carmen and Mary Murico. Bishop Robert Brennan chose to forgo the normal stipend received for Confirmation -- instead, he left it to each pastor's discretion how to use this stipend each year. Monsignor Hendricks chose to use the stipend to establish the Bishop Robert J. Brennan Scholarship for Catholic Education. In addition, Carmen and Mary Murico committed to partnering in this scholarship with an annual donation, bringing the total scholarship to $3,500, to be awarded each year.

"We wanted to give back to St. Brigid because both the parish and school have had such a positive and significant impact on our family, said Carmen Murico. " A Catholic education has given our children thorough academics which prepared them well for their higher education.  More importantly, our daughters gained a spiritual foundation from a dedicated staff during their elementary and high school days.  This faith community has stayed with them to this day."

The scholarship recipient will be a Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish eighth grade student enrolled in either the Religious Education program or Saint Brigid of Kildare School, and registered to attend a Catholic high school for the 2019-2020 school year.  Monsignor Hendricks will select the student and announce the recipient on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish is grateful to Bishop Robert J. Brennan and Carmen and Mary Murico for their faithful and generous support of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish and Catholic education.

Parish Volunteer Opportunity: Parish Clean Up Day
April 27

Please bring your work gloves, shovels, gardening hand tools and your best friend and join us on Saturday, April 27 for our parish clean up day!  We will be cleaning out garden beds and removing overgrown bushes and grasses.  We plan to work from 9:00-noon and will meet in Hendricks Hall to assign teams. Let us know you are able to come by signing up below. Many hands make light work!
Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Click here to sign up.
Guide to Parish Life Survey

We are working on redesigning the Guide to Parish Life and wanted to get your input on how you use it and access this information.

If you could take a minute to answer this 4-question survey we would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you for your time!

VBS Registration Deadline Approaching
Register by May 3

Get ready for a Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer! Join us as we travel the globe and learn why we pray, where we pray and how to make your prayer life take flight!

When: June 17-21, 2019, 9 am - noon
Where: St. Brigid of Kildare School
Who: Children 3 years old and potty trained by June 17, 2019 through those entering grade 6 (2019-20 school year)*
Cost: $40/per child (includes VBS T-Shirt, Music CD and all supplies used throughout the week)

Click here to register and learn more!

VBS is looking for adult volunteers! Look for the volunteer registration form at the link above.
8th Grade Welcome to High School Youth Ministry! 
Sunday, May 5 from 12:15 PM -2 PM

All current 8th grade students & family members are invited to the High School Youth Ministry 8th Grade Welcome gathering in Hendricks Hall after the 12:15 PM Mass on Sunday, May 5! Join us for refreshments, to meet members of the ministry team, to learn about ways to continue to learn and serve, build friendships, and experience new adventures!

Opportunities include a mission trip, the National Catholic Youth Conference, a summer book group, weekly faith formation, social events, concerts, and more! No need to RSVP. 8th graders and family members, just show up in Hendricks Hall after the 12:15 PM Mass on May 5, 2019. Our ministry team can't wait to meet you.

Laura Ginikos | Director of Youth Ministry | [email protected] | 614-718-5832
fuse CODE Camp
Free Camp for 6-12 graders, May 3-4

fuse CODE Camp, by Cardinal Health, is  an event open to any 6-12th grade students interested in learning more about coding and getting hands on experience with actual projects.

It is free to attend, and takes place Friday, May 3rd from 5 - 7 pm and Saturday, May 4th from 8 am - 5 pm. 

There are some spots left, but they are filling up quickly so please register here to attend.

Fuse is the Cardinal Health innovation lab the focuses on creating the future of health and wellness. Located in Dublin, Ohio, just a short distance from the Cardinal Health global headquarters, Fuse is a unique, creative environment geared toward solving healthcare problems through innovation and technology.
Crucial Conversations: Fighting Opiate Abuse
Tuesday, April 30 at St. Joan of Arc

6:15 p.m. Mass in Church
7-8:30 p.m. Presentation
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Social Hall
10700 Liberty Road S, Powell, OH 43065

Created and developed by Ohio emergency physician Dr. Ryan Squier, NIX Opiates is dedicated to fighting the opioid and heroin crisis. Dr. Squier will be our speaker for the evening talking candidly about the dangers of both prescription and street opioids and how easily and quickly a person can become addicted, as well as presenting ideas to keep our kids and community safe.

Dublin Family Night
Thursday, April 18

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