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Advent by Candlelight – Nov 30

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Treat yourself to a night out to prepare your heart and mind for the Advent and Christmas seasons!

Imagine a candlelit room, beautifully decorated tables, light refreshments and wine shared with friends. Then
relax and enjoy an inspiring talk by special guest speaker, the very entertaining “Snoring Scholar” Sarah
Reinhard, a local Catholic convert, wife, mom, author, and blogger. You do not want to miss this faith-filled
evening of peace, fellowship, reflection, and humor!

Please save the date and see this flyer for more details and how to RSVP.

Happy 30th Anniversary to our parish

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From Humble Beginnings

On May 25, 1987, the Diocese of Columbus acquired 15 acres of land at 7179 Avery Road for $292,000. At that point, the land was used by the Dublin Stables as a horse boarding and riding facility. On the property was a farm house, large barn and stable.

The Diocese established new parish boundaries, and Bishop James A. Griffin sent a letter to each family in those boundaries “to inform (them) of the establishment of the the new Parish of Saint Brigid of Kildare and welcome (them) as a charter member.” The letter also announced Msgr. Paul Enke as the founding pastor.

Thirty years later after multiple renovations, new construction and expansions, our parish is home to over 3,200 families who worship, volunteer, and educate their children here. Thank you to each and every one of you who has made this parish the thriving home and community it has become.

View the video below to see an slideshow of our last 30 years.

Prince of Peace Church Offering Naloxone Training

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On Monday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m., the Parish Health Ministry at Price of Peace Lutheran church will host an event provided by Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Narcan). Narcan is frequently used to reverse the effects of opioids. Because we are all in the same community, Prince of Peace has invited us all to this program that will educate us to recognize signs and symptoms of an overdose and how to appropriately respond.

Please share this with friends, family, and co-workers — by participating and sharing the information, a life may be saved.

There is no need to RSVP or register for this program. 

Click here to view the event flyer.

Someone I Love is Aging…and so am I!

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Please join us for a panel discussion about key resources available for older adults and concerned family members. We’ll discuss resources such as Saint Brigid of Kildare’s new Older Adults Program, as well as resources available from Syntero, the Franklin County Office on Aging/Senior Options Program, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, SourcePoint, Washington Township, the City of Dublin and more.

Who should attend?
• Older Adults 60+ years old (or 50-59 years old with a disability)
• Caregivers of older adults looking for resources to help care for their loved ones

Wednesday, September 27
St. Brigid School Gymnasium
6:45 pm: Check in and refreshments
7—8:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A

How to register:
Call 614-889-5722 ext. 993 by September 25
For additional information, please call Stephanie Jursek, Syntero Older Adults Program, at 614-301-5645.

Parent Like a Champion Training – Aug 29

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The Diocese Recreation Association (DRA) has implemented Parent Like A Champion Today training for all of this year’s 4th , 5th, 6th and 7th grade sports parents which supports parents as the primary educators of their children, especially in their faith. This is accomplished by providing parents with a sports workshop which teaches them strategies to be champion sports parents in their attitude and behaviors and enables them to positively partner with their children’s coaches.

The diocese has established a “phasing in period” in an attempt to offer this class to all parents of diocesan sports. This year’s 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade parents (2017 -2018 academic year) will need to complete the training before their child can participate in DRA sports programs.

Key points:

* Only 1 parent per family needs to attend but both parents are welcome.

* This training only needs to be attended by parents once (not for each sport or each year).

* Head coaches who have completed Play Like a Champion do NOT need to also take Parent Like a Champion Today.

Questions? Please contact Scott Kasun, St. Brigid Athletic Director at skasun@forefrontweb.com, Mike Matthews, St. Brigid Assistant Athletic Director and Baseball/Softball Commissioner at wolfhoundbbsb@gmail.com or Stacey Nerone, Safe Environment Coordinator at snerone@stbrigidofkildare.org.

Click here to sign up.

St. Brigid Older Adults Program

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Have You Heard of Our New Program with Syntero — Parishioners Helping Parishioners?  Request Help or Get Involved Now…

Older Adults:  Do you want to stay at home safely, but need a little help getting to the store, a doctor appointment, or even need a ride to church?  Do you need a little help organizing in your home, or would you just like a parishioner from St. Brigid to spend a little time with you every once in awhile?

Caregivers:  Do you care for an older adult and need help or guidance?  Do you need help understanding the needs of an older loved one and learning what alternatives are available?  It can all be very confusing, time consuming and stressful. The services provided by Syntero are available at no charge and are designed to give you a helping hand and to assist you in becoming a more effective caregiver, including the need for your own self-care and stress management.

Potential Volunteers:  Do you have time to help an older adult parishioner in need?  Do you feel called to help others or give back to the church?  Helping an older adult parishioner can be very rewarding and is so appreciated by those who are in need.  There are one-time and ongoing opportunities.   We accommodate all schedules and will set up either a short or long term match with a parishioner in need. Opportunities are based on your schedule and flexibility — any amount of time you’re able to give is enough and Syntero will train you! Our focus at St. Brigid is hospitality, which means welcoming and helping each other.  Please help us to further this goal, keeping in mind what Jesus taught us:  ” Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40.

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, or if you are interested in learning more about the services available for yourself, a senior loved one, or a caregiver you know; or if you have time to help an older adult parishioner, please contact Kim VanHuffel at kvanhuffel@stbrigidofkildare.org.

To provide these programs, St. Brigid of Kildare has partnered with Syntero, Inc., formerly Dublin Counseling Center, a local non-profit agency that has been serving Dublin residents for 40 years.  Thanks to the generous funding from the City of Dublin, Syntero’s senior supportive services have now been expanded and are available to all Saint Brigid of Kildare parishioners through our Parishioners Helping Parishioners program. Syntero’s services can also link seniors with personal or mental health counseling for stress, anxiety or depression (office or home visits).  There is no charge for these services.

Becoming Heart Sisters registration

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Becoming Heart Sisters

 

A Bible Study on Authentic Friendships

Becoming Heart Sisters is a beautiful reminder of how powerful walking hand and hand with a loyal friend can be.

Registration deadline is September 1, 2017.

Program Dates: September 13,20, 27 and October 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 7:00- 8:30 PM in Immke Room of Hendricks Hall.

Total Cost (which includes your book) is $30.00 – bring payment at first session).

Please register early so we have a sufficient number of books for session 1.

Registration is now closed.

Financial Peace University starting June 14

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Learn the smarter way to manage your money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
Approximately 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of their income. “Broke” has become the new normal in our nation, but this doesn’t have to be true for you.

Taking control of your money starts with a plan, and Financial Peace University is that plan! Financial Peace University is financial expert Dave Ramsey’s nine-week money class. You’ll learn practical ways to pay off debt, overcome your fear of budgeting, and create a savings plan to replace retirement worries with financial peace. More than 4.5 million people have changed their futures with Financial Peace University. You can too!

Financial Peace University will begin Wednesday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Hendricks Hall.

“From Homeless to Home”

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Pope Francis, in his message for Lent 2017 reminds us that “Lent is a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ.”  Among those most in need are the men, women and children who are homeless.

Many years ago, the Diocese of Columbus was involved in the formation of the Community Shelter Board as the entity that would coordinate our community’s response to homelessness.  The Community Shelter Board (CSB) makes an impact in three ways; Bringing partners together to work as an efficient system, employing a performance based funding model and implementing best practice based programs that effectively house people in crisis.  CSB programs serve over 12,000 people a year.

CSB is continuing its “From Homeless to Home” campaign during the Lenten Season.  This campaign is designed to find permanent homes for men, women and children experiencing homelessness in central Ohio.  Money and materials raised during the campaign support CSB programs that move people out of homelessness and into secure and affordable housing.

Please consider Contributing to CSB.  Information is available at www.fromhomelesstohome.org.