Wolfhound Wednesday
February 13, 2019

Third grade students showing their creations made during last Friday's Creativity Hour
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Fri, Feb 15
No School - Teacher Work Day

Mon, Feb 18
No School - President's Day

Tues, Feb 19
SAC Meeting (6:30 PM)

Thurs, Feb 21
Early Release (1:30 PM)

Wed, Feb 27
Interims Posted

Sat, Mar 2
Corks for a Cause - SPiCE Silent Auction & Wine Tasting

Dear Parents,

We all need to be cherished.  But despite our good intentions, too often we forget to tell the people we love just how precious they are to us.  Valentine's Day reminds us to tell all of our loved ones how glad we are that they are in our lives.

Below are five simple suggestions I read recently in an article about celebrating a family Valentine's Day.  Perhaps one of them could become a new tradition for your family.

1. Rethink Gifts. 
Valentines Gifts are NEVER about the item or product. That teaches all the wrong lessons about love. Make this about the heart to heart expressions that build intimacy and connection. That means handmade cards, extra time together, etc, not purchased gifts.

2. Get up a few minutes early so you can enjoy opening each others' Valentines at breakfast. 
Be sure to include something heart-shaped or sweet to eat.

3. Let your kids know your love is with them all day
...by tucking little construction paper hearts with love notes into their backpack, lunch, jacket pocket, etc for them to find throughout the day.

4. Make the dinner mood festive. 
Make the dinner mood festive with a short family dance party before dinner. Don't forget the romantic slow dance for the grown-ups! Finish with a family hug. After the dancing, eat with candles on the table.

5. Love in Practice. 
If you'd like your kids to take pride in making the world a better place, Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to make love tangible in the world by taking valentines goodies or homemade valentines to a nursing home, hospital, or soup kitchen.

However you decide to celebrate, I hope February 14th brings more love into your life.

Happy Valentine's Day,
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.
Congrats Yearbook Cover Winners 

Congratulations to our 8th grade yearbook cover contest winner Zoe Musselman!

And congratulations to our honorable mentions for each grade level:
8th grade - Gabby Capozella
7th grade - Devin Mitchell
6th grade - Elizabeth McLaughlin
5th grade - Maren Reville
4th grade - Stella Prevedello

Alumni Chloe Matuska and Alex Stevenson working with students in the Latchkey program
Alumni Volunteer in Latchkey Program

Saint Brigid of Kildare School is grateful to have alumni who enjoy coming back to school here each week to serve in our Latchkey program. 

Currently, Chloe Matuska and Alex Stevenson, sophmores at Bishop Watterson High School, are volunteering a few days a week to earn hours for their sophmore service projects. They have worked with students in kindergarten up through 8th grade, helping them with homework, playing games, and even helping the younger students practice reading skills. 

Chloe says she chose St. Brigid's Latchkey program for her service hours because "I really liked being here and I wanted to come back and see my old teachers and see what's changed. It's so cool to come back and see the school I went to for 9 years."

Alex chose this service project because he enjoys coming back and seeing how the school has changed in just a few years. "It's crazy how many of the teachers recognize you!" he stated. 

Alex and Chloe have worked in the Latchkey program for about 4 weeks. The program, directed by Karol Halm, enjoys having alumni come to volunteer as their schedules permit. 

Congrats Power of the Pen Team

The middle school Power of the Pen team competed against more than 20 schools in their district tournament on Saturday. 

Carly Henry, Devin Mitchell, and Yulia Karelina each won individual awards. 

The seventh grade team won second place overall. 

Many of our writers will go on to compete at Regionals in March. 

We are very proud of our Wolfhound writers!
Wolfhound Spirit Store is Now Open!

The St. Brigid online spirit store is now open -- order now for the spring sports season or to just show your St. Brigid spirit around town! 

Visit  www.2horseapparel.com/wolfhounds to place your order today. The store will close on February 28 and orders will be ready for delivery to your home or pickup in Powell by mid-March. Don't miss out - the next sale won't be until May!

Questions? Contact Karen Huttsell at   huttsell1@gmail.com or Theresa Vivona at  vivona1012@gmail.com.

The Steinbrunner, Santangelo, and Scott families hosted the Sunday Social this Sunday
Wolfhound Families Sharing Time & Talent

Wolfhound Families Sharing Time & Talent is a new feature designed to connect school families with convenient access to volunteer opportunities and needs in the parish. 

As one school parent stated, "My experience is once you try a ministry or volunteer role, you get hooked and then continue to sign up. We understand all families are busy, but if we can continue to encourage our school families to become more engaged, their faith and the strength of the parish as a community will also flourish."

St. Brigid is grateful for your time and consideration as your family continues on its faith journey.

Upcoming Parish Volunteer Opportunities:
Click the links to sign up or learn more.

(Students in grades 5 and up can become altar servers)

Sun, Mar 3, 3 pm

(Any parish family and children can sign up to host)

Nearly every Sunday after the 9 am and 10:45 am Masses

(Sign up to receive emails about one-time volunteer opportunities)

Random, no commitment needed

St. Brigid of Kildare School Glasses Drive

Our school is holding a glasses drive, organized by 8th grade student Evan Sage as part of his Genius Hour project.

There are boxes outside each classroom to collect gently used glasses, which will be donated to the Lions Club. Thank you for your support!
Corks for a Cause - Tickets on Sale
The 12th annual Corks for a Cause, benefiting St. Brigid of Kildare SPiCE, is  taking place Saturday, March 2.

Tickets are available for purchase now -- purchase early before they sell out!

Thank You Sponsors

Auction Items Sneak Preview

Keeneland Spring Meet, April 13, 2019
8 tickets for the Keeneland Spring Meet on 4/13/19. Tickets include general admission and table for 8 people in the Lexington/Kentucky Dining Room on the 4th floor overlooking the track. Lunch included.

Pacers Fan Experience
This is the ultimate fan package. You will receive an autographed 2018-19 basketball by the entire team and 4 lower level tickets to a game chosen by the Pacers during the 2018-19 regular season and you will be able to sit on the Pacers' bench pregame near all the on-court action. You will not be able to approach the players for an autograph or photos but you can take your own photos. It is not required you wear Pacers' apparel but since we received this generous donation from the Pacers you can not wear apparel representing other teams out of respect for our donors.
Corks for a Cause Committee Meeting

Join us for a Corks for a Cause committee meeting this Thursday, February 14 at 9:45 a.m. (after Mass) in Hendricks Hall. Click here to RSVP.

All are welcome, even if you've not attended a meeting yet!

Wine Bottle Drop Off
All are welcome to drop off wine bottles in Hendricks Hall after school Mass on Thursday to be used for the wine grab. Thank you for your donation!
Parish Job Posting

St. Brigid of Kildare Parish is looking for a creative individual to serve as Art and Environment Coordinator. 

Responsibilities include:
· Planning and creating the annual Art & Environment budget
· Performing weekly tasks to prepare church for weekend Masses
· Working with selected florist to plan liturgical and floral displays
· Scheduling and coordinating volunteers for the Art and Environment Committee
· Representing Art & Environment on the Worship & Spiritual Life Committee

Part time, competitive pay at 20 hours/week. Flexible hours with occasional nights, weekends and liturgical holidays required. Qualified applicants should submit a resume to St. Brigid of Kildare, P.O. Box 3130, Dublin, OH 43016.
SPiCE Upcoming Events
The following are some upcoming events for SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education) and their families / friends:

  • February 14th, 2019 at - Equal in Dignity & Dearly Loved: The Church and Persons with Disabilities. Theology on Tap to examine how we can welcome persons with disabilities and their families info the life of the parish and community.
  • March 2nd at 7 PM - Corks for a Cause SPiCE fundraising event. 
  • March 13th at 7 PM - Sacraments for Persons with Disabilities, for parents, teachers, catechists and parish leaders. 
  • April 24th at 6 PM - Autism Mythbusters, identifying many of the misconceptions people have about Autism Spectrum Disorder.  
For more info and flyers for all other listed events,

Bishop Watterson News

Come "waste" time with Jesus at Eucharistic Adoration

What is Eucharistic Adoration? 
It is an opportunity to spend time praying with Jesus while the Eucharist is exposed. 

What do I do if I come?  
Be yourself. 
You can kneel or sit silently. 
Some live music will be played to help you pray.
Some like to sing and others prayerfully listen.

What do I wear? 
Wear comfortable clothing.  

What do I bring? 
Bring an open heart and willingness to experience the grace of Jesus.  
Bring a pillow to kneel or sit on if you like.  
Some bring a rosary to pray, while others bring a journal to write thoughts or prayers in.

Why should I come? 
To unplug and connect with the real presence of Jesus. 
To allow yourself peace and quiet that the world cannot give. 
To welcome healing and inspiration.

For further questions, contact Mar Frommeyer:   mariafrommeyer@yhoo.com

Click to hear Michele's story
Columbus Catholic Women's Conference
February 16, 2019

It is not too late to register for Saturday's conference!  #BeInspired  by Michele Faehnle, one of our humble co-directors. It all starts with your 'yes' to attend and just wait with great expectation what God will do next. 

Alumni on Honor Roll

Congratulations to our many alumni at Bishop Watterson and St. Charles High Schools who are on the honor roll for the 2nd quarter.

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