U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School
(2021, 2014, 2008)

October 12, 2022

On the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Friday, our school prayed a living rosary together, led by our 8th grade students.


Thurs, Oct 20: Early Release (1:30 PM)

Fri, Oct 21: Barn Bash (get tickets at link below)

Fri, Oct 28: End of Quarter 1; Fall Parties

Mon, Oct 31: No School 

Tues, Nov 1: Feast of All Saints Mass (9 AM)

Thurs, Nov 3: Home & School Meeting (10 AM)

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The O'Reilly Minute

Dear Parents,

This has been a beautiful week of Autumn weather!  We have several opportunities for Fall Fun coming up in the next few weeks.  Our annual Barn Bash is planned for October 21st.  See the story below for details and a reminder that ticket prices will increase this coming Thursday.  Our room parents are currently working with our teachers to plan a Fall Festival party on Friday, October 28th.  Our Annual Fund supports the treats and games for this annual classroom party.  Students are invited to wear costumes on this day if they wish.  In place of a costume, students may choose a fall color dress down day, or they may wear sweatshirts or t-shirts recognizing their favorite athletic team’s colors or logos. 

Fall Festival Costume Guidelines

  • Make them simple, easy to wear all day, and not too hot or cold.
  • Face masks that cover the entire face and/or head (examples-Spiderman, clown, skeleton, etc.) are not allowed.
  • Inflatable costumes will not be allowed. 
  • Please limit accessories (like wings, crowns, wands) that will be difficult to handle at school, or could be lost or broken.  Also, violent props such as pistols, knives, or swords are not permitted.
  • Costumes may not have scary/bloody masks/clothes.
  • Costumes may not obstruct the student’s view or ability to do work in the classroom.
  • Costumes may not be inappropriately revealing, such as short skirts, bare midriffs, or low cut tops. 
  • Costumes may not be offensive or make a political statement in any way.
  • Please no make-up

Please check your child’s costume or dress down day outfit, and make sure they are following the guidelines. Thank you!  

Enjoy and celebrate the many blessings of autumn; continue to pray the rosary and take care of each other!

Kathy O’Reilly 

Photo Newsletters: 7th & 8th Grades

Click the photo albums below to see what the classes have been up to.

7th Grade Photos
8th Grade Photos

2022 Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners


Each year Washington Township sponsors a poster contest during fire prevention month. We are very proud to announce that third grader Ines Valsechhi was a first place winner, and third grader Lucy Duffy was a second place winner.

Congrats Ines and Lucy!

Adding School Calendars to Google Calendar

Did you know the school calendar and the lunch calendar can be added to your personal Google calendars? Instructions are on the website on both calendar pages, and also listed below:

  • To add the school calendar to your Google calendar, click this link, then scroll down and hit the “+Google Calendar” button, then follow the prompts to add to your Google calendar account.
  • To add the lunch calendar to your Google calendar, click this link, then scroll down and hit the “+Google Calendar” button, then follow the prompts to add to your Google calendar account.

Spirit Wear Updates

Great news….spirit wear items from our September sale are arriving soon! Morganheimer/Premier and Rah Rah are preparing orders and getting them ready for customers. Watch your email for details on pick-up and delivery. If you chose pick-up as your delivery option, see below for details:


Morganheimer/Premier orders can be picked up at:

Store location - after hours, items will be placed in a bin outside front door.

473 Village Park Dr

Powell, OH 43065


Rah Rah orders can be picked up at:

6905 MacNeil Drive, Dublin (home of Lesley Beran)

Orders will be placed in tote on side porch and will be bagged and marked with your name.


Holiday Sale!

We are excited to announce that we will have another Spirit Wear Sale soon with orders arriving in time for Christmas! And new with this sale….St. Brigid Wolfhound drinkware items will be available! These will make perfect gifts for all the Wolfhounds in your house. The sale will open near the end of October and will remain open for a couple of weeks. Orders will be filled and ready in early December. *As a reminder, if you are looking for items in a certain color, click on the item to see all available color options.


Stay tuned for more details in future Wolfhound Wednesdays.


Any questions? Please contact Lesley Beran 614.257.9791 or Shauna Durant 740.815.9053

5th Grade Football Win

The 5th grade boys football team won the Championship for the Diocesan Division II Reserve Flag Football Tournament last week 22 to 20 over St Mary's. They all played a great game and overcame a lot of adversity in their come from behind win!

Congrats Wolfhounds!

Congrats Wolfhounds Volleyball Players

One of our 6th grade girls volleyball teams - The Gold Team - played a doubleheader on Saturday. They bounced back from their loss last weekend and came together well, winning both games in straight sets against St. Agatha and St. Patrick. They demonstrated great teamwork and team spirit! Congratulations to our Gold team players who are students at St Brigid - Maeve Baumgartner, Amelia Hoffman, Regan Mitchell, Mel Prevedello, Anabelle Robinson, Collins Wagner, and Ellery Welker.

The 7th grade volleyball team received a few Blue Cards this weekend. Blue Cards are awarded at the discretion of the referees at times they witness generous acts of kindness, sportsmanship, discipleship, etc. This weekend, the 7th grade team received a Blue Card for saying the Home team opening prayer from memory (without the aid of paper) and with joyous energy. Gabby Winkler and Izzy Roncone also received Blue Cards during play for leadership in challenging situations, and caring about each teammate.

We are very proud of the players for representing the spirit of St. Brigid wherever they go.

Congrats Alumni Named National Merit Honorees

Congratulations to three Saint Brigid of Kildare School alumni at St. Charles who were recently named National Merit Honorees: Matthew Hollis (Commended Scholar), Thomas Matthews (Semifinalist), and Robert McMillen (Commended Scholar). 

Barn Bash is Coming Oct 21 - Ticket Price Increase on Thursday!

Tickets are now on sale for Barn Bash on Friday, October 21 from 6-8:15 PM at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio!

The price to attend is $12 per person (children 2 and under are free). The price will increase to $15 per person on October 13. The last day to purchase tickets is October 17.

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 ([email protected]) or Anne Knapke ([email protected]).

Click the link below to buy tickets to attend.

We are also in need of many snack and drink donations for the event. Click the link below to sign up to donate.

Donation Sign Up

2022-23 Winter Sports Now Open for Registration

Registration is now open for the upcoming season of Basketball and Cheer.   

Cheer is open for anyone 4th - 8th grade, and the team will cheer at a number of different basketball games throughout the winter.  If you have questions about the cheer program, please email [email protected]

Basketball has our diocese teams for 4th - 8th grade boys and girls, and we also have the Lil' Hounds program with instructional clinics for 2nd and 3rd grade boys and girls. If you have questions about basketball, please email [email protected]

As with all St. Brigid Athletics - all programs are opened to St. Brigid students, Religious Ed. students, and registered parishioners.

Registration Form can be found online at GoWolfhounds.com

Early Registration Coupon

Early Registration is key to make sure that we have enough coaches to support our teams at all grade levels.  Having a group of 9 players that changes in the last week of registration to 16 players means we would need to have 2 teams and in need of at least 2 more coaches last minute. Please help out by registering early so that we can be prepared for practices to start in early November.    

Registration deadlines for basketball in 4th - 8th grades will be October 21st.  

When you register, please use Coupon Code of "EARLYWINTER22" for your 10% discount. Coupon expires October 1.

News from Our Parish & Community

October is Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month. When we talk about respecting life, we see the full picture of human life – from womb to natural death. This October, we are inviting two local organizations to speak on how their organizations serve to respect life in unique and invaluable ways and how you can become part of their missions. 

Join us at 7:15 PM in Hendricks Hall on Wednesday, October 19 to hear from Mommies Matter! 

Everyone is invited to hear from Mommies Matter about their mission and why it matters Mommies Matter provides an extension of pregnancy care services by journeying with single mothers through their pregnancies, the birth of their child, and beyond.  

Mommies Matter celebrates the courage of a single mom who chooses life for her unborn baby and realizes the many challenges of single motherhood. Mommies Matter believe firmly that life is better when we do it together, and they serve as a safe and nonjudgmental space to engage in authentic relationships with other single moms, supportive Allies, and others who are growing and learning right alongside one another. 

Join us at 7:15 PM in Hendricks Hall on Wednesday, October 26 to hear from Kindway! 

Everyone is invited to an evening of compelling testimonies full of inspiration and hope from those whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. Kindway exists to invest in the lives of those impacted by incarceration by empowering people, restoring hope, and honoring god​. 

This event will also offer a unique shopping experience by making Kindware available. Kindware is a variety of handcrafted gifts made by incarcerated women and men to support their incarcerated brothers and sisters as they transition to freedom. 

Save the Date: Advent by Candlelight

The eighth Advent by Candlelight will be held November 17th, 2022, 6:30 pm in Hendricks Hall.


Walk with Family First as we seek to find the JOY in the Journey, find JOY in Him!


Advent by Candlelight is an evening for women to gather together and listen to an inspiring speaker and prepare our hearts and minds for the Advent and Christmas Season. Our theme this year is “JOY”.

Please consider inviting your friends to this special event and possibly hosting a table. Table hostess duties include: reserving a table for you and up to 6 guests, decorating your table and inviting your guests to bring wine, small appetizers and desserts to share at your table. If you are not able to host a table, no problem, invite a friend(s) and sit at one of our open tables!

Registration begins October 25th, see the bulletin for more details.

PERC Dublin: The Truth About Denial

On October 13th, PERC Dubling will be hosting a program about warning signs of teen drug use. Registration is required. View this link for more information about this program.

Make It a Date - Oct 15

Make It a Date!

A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, October 15, 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 24th Make It a Date!

Journey back to the early years of your marriage as we reminisce about what surprised us the most about being married. Parishioners Fran and Kevin O’Brien will share their memories. The O’Briens have been married for nearly 35 years and have 5 children and 1 grandchild.

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 [email protected] or 614-256-9065 by October 13.

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation

Altar Server Training: Oct 23

All students in the Fifth grade and older are invited to become Altar Servers for the Weekend and Holy Day Masses.


Is the Lord calling upon your son or daughter to serve? Have them answer that call by becoming an Altar Server! St. Brigid of Kildare is encouraging all those in fifth the grade and above, to consider becoming an Altar Server. Attend one short training session, study one short section from the Liturgical training manual and they will be ready to serve the Lord as an Altar Server. What a wonderful, rewarding service!


Our next training session for Altar Servers is October 23, 2022, Sunday afternoon in the Church from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm.       Please register at the link below by October 14th, so we can be prepared to welcome you. For more information please contact Joe Feehan at [email protected].


Sunday, October 23, 2022 

St. Brigid of Kildare Church


Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place 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. 

We require two Shepherds and two volunteers to provide this opportunity for our families. The First Shepherd is the leader of the readings and lesson for the day and the Second Shepherd assists the First. Volunteers help the Shepherds with miscellaneous tasks, but do not teach the lessons. All volunteers (Shepherds and general volunteers) are required to be compliant volunteers in accordance of Safe Environment Policies. Those who sign up will have follow-up communications with the Safe Environment Coordinator as well as the Director of Religious Education.


If you have questions regarding this ministry, please contact the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176.

News from Our Catholic High Schools
Please email any alumni news for sharing to Allie Wing at [email protected].

St. Charles Cardinal Chats & Open House

Cardinal Chats

St. Charles would like to invite you to a casual adults only evening to learn what St. Charles has to offer your son and your family. We hope you can join us at any one of the nights listed below to hear from current parents, faculty, administration, and staff about the many ways we can help you build your son into a better man. Click here to RSVP to attend one of these great events hosted by the families in your neighborhoods.

DUBLIN: Coughlin Family – October 13th at 6:30 

GROVE CITY: Hobbs Family – October 18th at 6:30 

UPPER ARLINGTON: Bush Family – October 19th at 6:30 

EAST COLUMBUS: Lawler Family – October 20th at 6:30 

WESTERVILLE: Johnson Family – October 25th at 6:30 

PICKERINGTON: Sauer Family – October 27th at 6:30 

Open House

November 6th at 1:00 PM

Each fall, St. Charles hosts community-wide events for prospective families. Families can register to attend the Open House and hear directly from teachers, administrators, parents, and students about the St. Charles experience. 

Click here to RSVP.

BWHS Open House

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