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Make It a Date! Nov 17

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Make It a Date!
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage
 
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Hendrick’s Hall at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish
 
All married and engaged couples are invited  
to St. Brigid’s 16th Make It A Date! event.
 
Your evening begins with light appetizers and
 a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples. 
 
Then join John and Becky Gannon as they offer a reflection on marriage. The Gannons are parishioners and active in St. Brigid’s Pre Cana program. Married for 33 years, with three children and a granddaughter, they plan to discuss family of origin, communication and the importance of prayer in marriage.
 
Spouses leave on their own date at a venue of their choice  
around 7:15 to privately discuss the evening’s topic together.
Registration Is Necessary 
Please RSVP to Karen Hutsell 
at  karen.huttsell@siemens.com
or 614-602-7724 by Nov. 13.  
 
Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation

Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death

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Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death

November 15, 2018
Immke Room in Hendricks Hall
6:00 – 8:30 PM
RSVP by October 15, 2018
This might be the most unusual dinner invitation I have ever sent, but bear with me, I think we are in for a remarkable experience.  I would be honored if you would take the time to join Msgr. Hendricks, attorney Michael Zaino, a physician, and me for dinner and to engage in this conversation. They will offer a few words that will hopefully prompt us into some important conversations.  We will explore the Catholic view of dying and death, options for the end of life care, and advanced directives according to the State of Ohio.
Talking about death and dying can be uncomfortable and difficult, yet perhaps no conversations are more profound or necessary for all of us. End-of-life decisions are among the most challenging we will ever face. This is not meant to be a morbid conversation, but instead a very human one where we consider what we want, both in life and during its end and look at it in the context of our faith and values.
Register online here or call the Parish Office. Each participant must complete a registration form.  Online registration begins October 1 at 9 AM and ends October 14 at midnight. Space is limited to 64 people so don’t delay in registering.
Sr. Teresa Tuite O.P.

Welcome Deacon Alfonso Gamez

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Please welcome Deacon Alfonso Gamez, who will be working with us at St. Brigid of Kildare as a transitional deacon throughout this year.
Deacon Alfonso Gamez, was recently ordained to the Transitional Diaconate for the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Before entering seminary, he completed a bachelors degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2013.  Since then, he has been enrolled in the priestly formation program at the Pontifical College Josephinum. Deacon Alfonso enjoys watching movies with his brother seminarians and discussing their theological themes.  As he enters into his final year of seminary formation and final preparations for Priestly Ordination, he looks forward to learning and growing from the St. Brigid community. By God’s grace, Deacon Alfonso hopes to be ordained to the priesthood on June 22nd, 2019 in Huntersville, North Carolina.  Please keep him in your prayers and be assured of his prayers for you and your family as well.  Watch for upcoming email gospel reflections written by Deacon Alfonso.

Someone I Love is Aging…and so am I!

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Join Syntero in partnership with the Dublin Community Recreation Center as they help family members and older adults understand the resources available to them and how to access them. There will also be a special presentation on the launch of the Dublin, Aging in Place initiative. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
6:30 PM Registration & Refreshments
7:00 – 8:30 PM Expert panel, Q&A

Where: Dublin Community Recreations Center

The program is free of charge but we do ask that you register. Please call 614.410.4579 by October 15th.
For additional details please call Stephanie Jursek, Dublin Older Adults Program Specialist, at 614.301.5645.

Please feel free to share this information and forward this announcement to others. We appreciate your help in getting the word out!

Click here to view the flyer.

NEW Parish Group – CREW

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CREW

Catholics Ready, Eager & Willing

CREW (which stands for Catholics Ready, Eager and Willing) is a new parish group! Throughout the year, there are many times that we could use your hands to help make a difference here at St. Brigid of Kildare.

This is not a committee with members and monthly meetings. This is not a year-round commitment.  CREW is just a list of parishioners who are ready, eager and willing to help around our campus and during special events.

Sign-up today to receive all the CREW requests via email, but only commit to those that appeal to you and fit in your schedule! You’ll meet new people, feel connected to our parish family and be the first to know that we aren’t too shy to ask for help!

Do you enjoy hosting guests? We could use you!
Would you be a pro at directing traffic? We need you!
Do you like to put furniture together? We’d love your help!
Do you have 30 minutes to spare? Maybe an hour? Maybe three? A sporadic schedule? No problem!

Sign up today at stbrigidofkildare.org/CREW

Join Rachel Lustig, president of Catholic Social Services, at St. Brigid on September 17th

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Join Rachel Lustig, president of Catholic Social Services, at St. Brigid on September 17th

Rachel will speak at the Social Action Committee Meeting at 7:00 pm on September 17, 2018 in Hendricks Hall.  Rachel will discuss Best Practices in Parish Social Concerns Efforts and discuss ways that parishioners can become involved in St. Brigid and Diocesan social concerns programs.

All parishioners encouraged to attend.

Welcome Fr. Louis V. Iasiello

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Please welcome Father Louis V. Iasiello, who will be celebrating weekend Masses with us throughout this year. 

Father Louis V. Iasiello, OFM, PhD (RADM, CHC, USN, Ret) is Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Formation and professor in the School of Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum where he has served since 2010. Retired from the US Navy, Father Iasiello had a successful career in military chaplaincy that spanned more than 20 years, culminating in his appointment in 2003 as Chief of Navy Chaplains. His military decorations include numerous personal medals, the USMC combat action ribbon and various unit and service citations and awards.

Father Iasiello retired from the military in 2006 and served as President of Washington Theological Union until 2008, when he was appointed to chair a federal task force by the Secretary of Defense.

A native of Staten Island, NY, Father Iasiello holds a PhD from Salve Regina University, as well as graduate degrees from Niagara University (Education), the Washington Theological Union (Divinity), Salve Regina College (International Relations), and the Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies).

Father Iasiello has taught and lectured at the United States Naval Academy, and at various war colleges here and overseas on ethics and the just war theory. At the Josephinum, he teaches courses in history, moral theology and pastoral theology. In addition, as Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Ministry he works with the transitional deacons and seminarians as they undertake various ministerial roles in the Columbus and surrounding dioceses.