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(2021, 2014, 2008)

August 31, 2022

We have had a great first week back to school!


Mon, Sept 5: No School - Labor Day

Wed, Sept 7: Curriculum Night (Grades 7-8: 6-6:45 PM, Grades 3-4: 7-7:45 PM)

Thurs, Sept 8: Curriculum Night (Grades K-2: 6-6:45 PM, Grades 5-6: 7-7:45 PM)

Thurs, Sept 8: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

Mon, Sept 12: SAC Meeting 

Thurs, Sept 15: Early Release (1:30 PM)

Sept 20 & 21: Picture Day

Fri, Sept 30: No School

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,


The first week of school has truly been a joy!  The students and teachers have already experienced many learning opportunities and special times for prayer.  Our opening school Mass was last Friday with both Monsignor Hendricks and Father Lynch concelebrating.  We were proud to have leadership from our 8th grade participating as altar servers, readers and gift bearers.  We also had many parents, younger siblings and members of the parish community joining us making our opening school liturgy a truly exciting and meaningful way to end the week.  


We will continue to attend Mass weekly on Thursday at 9:00 am as a whole school unless there is a holy day or special holiday Mass which will be noted on our website calendar.  (Kindergarteners will attend Mass according to a specialized schedule. Kindergarten teachers will inform you).  Parents wishing to attend Mass with their child(ren) may sit with them in East or West alcoves or you may sit with the class. 

Please click here to see the seating chart for Mass. Parents please make contact with the teacher to make sure they know that you are taking your child to sit with you and also make contact with the teacher upon returning your child to the class.  

Looking ahead to next week parents please plan to attend Curriculum Night to learn more about what will be happening in the classroom during the coming year.  The schedule is as follows:

September 7th

Curriculum Night

7-8, 6:00-6:45 pm

3-4, 7:00-7:45 pm


September 8th

Curriculum Night

K-2, 6:00-6:45 pm

5-6, 7:00-7:45 pm

I look forward to seeing you next week as we work Together as ONE serving God, our school and our community.

Kathy O’Reilly

Photo Recaps

Our social media channels feature many more photos each week! In case you missed any of the recent posts, click on any photo below to see the post and photos.

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Home & School Kick Off Meeting - Sept 8

All are welcome to attend the Home & School kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 8 at 10 AM in Hendricks Hall.

If you're not able to make it in person, you are also welcome to join via Zoom using the info below.

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Meeting ID: 829 4375 6170

Passcode: 124463

Barn Bash is Coming Oct 21

Save the date for Barn Bash on Friday, October 21 from 6-8:15 PM at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio!

All are invited to attend this fun night for families, which includes games, snacks, a DJ and family fun on the farm all evening!

For questions related to Barn Bash, contact co-chairs Ashley Storey (ashleymueller.173@gmail.com) or Anne Knapke (bannie3@yahoo.com).

Upcoming Protecting God's Children Sessions for Volunteers

Coming in September:  PGC sessions at St Brigid, dates and times TBA. Check virtus.org

Potential volunteers with our children and youth must complete PGC, a St. Brigid volunteer application, submit a signed code of conduct, copy of photo ID, and submit to a criminal background check.

The Diocesan Safe Environment Department will be offering Virtus Protecting God's Children (PGC) sessions. Registration is at www.virtus.org. All potential parent and athletic volunteers are encouraged to register before the sessions fill up. 

Several to choose from including: 

·    9/11 St. Joseph Plain City 12 noon

·    9/17 St. Brendan 9:00 am 

·    9/24 St. Cecilia 9:30 am 

Full details and forms can be found at https://stbrigidofkildare.org/safe-environment/ or contact John Denzel, Safe Environment Manager at jdenzel@stbrigidofkildare.org

A New Little Library

Last school year, three Saint Brigid of Kildare School students worked hard on a service project to create a new Little Library at our parish. As part of the school's Service Club, Emma Drab (currently grade 8), Sam Sage (currently grade 9), and Maren Reville (currently grade 9), designed and created the Little Library which is now positioned on the east side of the church near the sidewalk. To get the project approved, the students met with Monsignor Hendricks, Principal Kathy O'Reilly, and had many communications with the City of Dublin. The students wrote proposals and had phone calls with the city to discuss the purpose and need for the project -- to provide a place for people to drop off donated books and to pick up a free book.

After months of work, the Little Library went up this month, and within just a few days was full of donated books. The Little Library is open to anyone who passes by at any time -- feel free to take a book or drop off a gently used one for others to enjoy.

Recess Volunteer Sign Up
We are excited to invite recess volunteers back this year and we need your help! The recess schedule has changed back to the regular schedule and we would like to see all of the slots filled in effort to give the teachers some time back in their day. There are two sign-up links as in years past:

  1. The Kindergarten Recess Volunteer sign-up link (one time slot per day, one volunteer needed)
  2. 1st-6th grade recess sign-ups (broken into two time slots per day, two volunteers per time slot)
These sign up links can be found below and also in the Quick Links at the top of the Wolfhound Wednesday each week.

All volunteers must be PGC (Protecting God’s Children) certified and have completed the St. Brigid Volunteer Application. We appreciate the support anyone is able to provide this year!
Kindergarten Recess Volunteer Sign Up
1st - 6th Recess Volunteer Sign Up
Sign Up for Home & School
St. Brigid Home & School is looking for volunteers to get involved in the many Home & School activities for the 22-23 school year!

To sign up to be a volunteer or on a committee with Home & School, click the sign-up button below. If you have questions, contact 22-23 Home & School Chairs Sherri Johnson (clarke97sd@msn.com) or Anne Flock (anne.flock@gmail.com).

To learn more about Home & School and its committees, view the 22-23 brochure here.
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News from Our Parish & Community

Parish Ministry Fair: Sept 17-18

Join us on Sept 17 and 18 after each Mass in Hendricks Hall for refreshments and to learn more about our many ministries at St. Brigid of Kildare!

There will be representatives from our committees to talk with parishioners about the many opportunities to discover new friends, serve God’s people, and have fun in our parish community!

For questions or ways to get involved, contact Amie Lopez at aslopez@stbrigidofkildare.org.

Save the Date for Women's Retreat

We are grateful for the opportunity to reconnect for the 2023 St. Brigid of Kildare Women’s Retreat at The Spiritual Center of Maria Stein! 

For most of us, the pace of daily life is pretty hectic. Because we’re always on the go, there isn’t much time to think about the things that are truly important in life. At The Spiritual Center of Maria Stein, the peace and solitude provide a chance for you to get away – to take time to reflect, refresh, and renew. We are also grateful for the opportunity to reconnect after not having a parish retreat for three years.

Save the date: 5 PM on Friday, March 3, 2023 – 12 NOON on Sunday, March 5, 2023

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Music Ministries: Registration Open

Our groups are resuming in-person rehearsals. Use the link below to learn more or register for any groups.

Adult Choir

The adult choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Mass from September through May, and at the 9:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday and Confirmation. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The first rehearsal is September 7th, 2022. To get involved, contact Melissa Herman at 614-571-5897 or melissa@hermancircus.com.

Adult Contemporary Group (Brigid’s Gael)

This instrumental and vocal ensemble sings three to four times per month throughout the year at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Join us for rehearsal as we start our fall season on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 2022. To get involved, contact Katherine Florian at 614-761-3734 or kflorian@stbrigidofkildare.org.

Children’s Choir

The children’s choir (grades 1-8) sings once each month at the 9:00 a.m. Mass from September through May, as well as for the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass (4:00 p.m.). Mass. To get involved, contact Melissa Herman at 614-571-5897 or melissa@hermancircus.com. Rehearsals are Sundays from 10-10:45 AM in Enke Hall. The first rehearsal for the 2022-23 year will be on September 25th.

Youth Ensemble

The Youth Ensemble is open to 6th – 12th graders who love to sing or play an instrument. *Instrumentalists must have studied for 3 years. Members of the Youth Ensemble serve as cantors, singers and instrumentalists one Saturday a month at the 5 p.m. Mass from September through May. Rehearsals are three Sundays a month from 12 – 1:00 p.m. in the church choir loft. The first rehearsal for the 2022-23 year will be September 25th, 2022. To get involved, contact Melissa Herman at 614-571-5897 or melissa@hermancircus.com.


Cantors assist at all weekend Masses by leading through song. They also sing on Feast Days and for Evening Vespers during Advent and Lent. Cantors must have good vocal strength and quality. To get involved, contact Katherine Florian at 614-761-3734 or kflorian@stbrigidofkildare.org.


Instrumentalists of all ages are encouraged to join existing choirs at Mass. To get involved, contact Katherine Florian at 761-3734 or kflorian@stbrigidofkildare.org.

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Family First Fall Events

Family First has many fall activities planned! Learn more about the fall sessions and events they have planned, as well as childcare sign ups at the link below:

  • Mom to Mom
  • Sister in Christ
  • Family Rosary
  • Family Service Activity - Snack Bags for Ronald McDonald House
Family First Fall Events
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