K-8 Religious Ed

Rel Ed cookie stormReligious Education is “not just for children.” Everyone is on a lifelong journey of faith. The parish mission prayer commits everyone to “know and share the truths of our faith.”

The religious education of children must occur at every age with systematic and age-appropriate lessons based on the Diocese of Columbus Graded Course of Study for Religion and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the history and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.

St. Brigid Religious Education program runs from the week after Labor Day through the middle of May.  Classes are available from K-8 as well as a Pre-School program on Sunday morning.

For registration information for students as well as adult volunteer opportunities, please call 614-761-1176.

Mary Fran Cassidy Legacy of Faith Scholarship

The Religious Education Program is pleased to announce the Mary Fran Cassidy Legacy of Faith Scholarship opportunity available to all students currently enrolled in our program in Preschool through 7th grade.

This scholarship is awarded based on merit, not financial need, and will be applied to the 2017-2018 Religious Education program.  For the Scholarship Application and Requirements please click on the links below.  The deadline for your submission is May 16th at 7:30 p.m.  Do not delay!

Should you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Teresa Golamb-Hartzell at 614-761-1176, ext. 290.

Scholarship Requirements

Please Consider Volunteering!

The evangelization of our youth is the mission of our church that we all share.  Please consider sharing your love for Jesus with the children of our parish.  Contact Tina White, twhite@stbrigidofkildare.org, or Andrea Komenda, akomenda@stbrigidofkildare.org, today for more information.  Please refer to the Safe Environment Requirements found on the parish website here.


It is REGISTRATION SEASON in Religious Education!

We are excited to announce that we will be using SchoolSpeak for our registration process this year.

We are One Faith, One Family!  Welcome Home to our new St. Brigid of Kildare familiesFor all new students entering our program, a Baptismal Certificate is required at the time of Registration.

To register for our program please use the link below and follow the instructions provided on each page of the application.

New Family Registration Application


For our Current Families you will find the “Returning Family Registration Application” on the SchoolSpeak home page.

In four easy steps your registration for next year will be complete!  Should you need assistance with your SchoolSpeak Login ID or Password information, please feel free to contact the Religious Education Office at (614) 761-1176, or email ljennison@stbrigidofkildare.org.

Returning Family Registration Application


For both Religious Education New and Returning Families, at the conclusion of the registration, you will be taken from SchoolSpeak to PayPal and asked to pay only the $50 Tuition Deposit at this time.  If you would like assistance with meeting the tuition needs of your family, the “Religious Education Tuition Assistance Form” can be completed and submitted to either one of our Directors: Tina White, Preschool-Grade 4 (twhite@stbrigidofkildare.org), or Andrea Komenda, Grades 5-8 (akomenda@stbrigidofkildare.org).

Religious Education Tuition Assistance Form

You may be contacted by the Religious Education Office for a meeting with one of our Directors should we have any questions on your family registration.

Registration begins May 1st and will conclude June 23rd, 2017.  Class preferences are not guaranteed but are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please also consider sharing your gifts and talents as a Volunteer in Religious Education!  We simply cannot operate our program without the blessing of many individuals.  So do not delay; register today!

First Communion Picture Sign Up

2017 First Communion 10am Mass – Picture Sign-Up
2017 First Communion 2pm Mass – Picture Sign-Up

2016-17 Class Schedules

Click here to download the 2016-17 Class Schedule
Click here to download the 2016-17 Sacramental Calendar
Click here to download the 2016-17 Preschool Calendar

2016-17 Sacramental Calendars

First Communion Calendar
Confirmation Calendar


Religious Education uses SchoolSpeak as an online communication tool.  Parents can login to view class rosters, student progress reports and attendance.  If you are unsure of your SchoolSpeak login information, please contact the Religious Education Department at (614) 761-1176.

Service Hour Form

To download a service hour form, follow the link:  service hour form.

Office Hours

The Religious Education offices are open Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:30 pm, with extended hours Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 – 7:30 during program times, and Friday 10 am – 3 pm.

Diocesan Catechist Certification Program

Primarily designed to satisfy Diocesan requirements for religion-teacher certification, these series of two hour classes are taught by Diocesan instructors and are offered throughout the year at St. Brigid. We encourage anyone interested in learning about our rich Catholic history and current beliefs to attend these excellent classes. They may be taken for credit or personal enrichment. To register for these courses, please complete the forms and return them to the Religious Education Department, or call 614-761-1176.


Religious Ed Teachers & Volunteers

We have an experienced staff of catechists. Opportunities for ongoing enrichment and classes for Diocesan Certification provided throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact Andrea Komenda or Tina White. Volunteer opportunities: In addition to Catechists/Teachers; during each class time Teacher Aides, Hall Monitors, Babysitters and Office Aides needed each week. Volunteers need not have children in program to participate, but all volunteers must take Protecting God’s Children and be fingerprinted according to Diocesan guidelines. Volunteers also needed for special events including but not limited to the Religious Articles Sale, First Communion Workshop and Confirmation Retreat. To volunteer your time and talent, call the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

The Parish Educational Center comes alive with our annual VBS. Children ages 4 through the fifth grade celebrate our Lord with learning, crafts, songs and play. A different theme is offered each year. Click here to visit the Vacation Bible School page.

SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education)

Special People in Catholic Education (SPICE) supports the education of children with special learning needs in our parish and school. SPICE assists our parish as we work to serve a broad range of students, including those who may be gifted and those who have roadblocks to successful learning. We believe that each child in our parish is a child of God and possesses his or her own unique spiritual and educational needs.

To learn more about SPiCE, visit the school’s website.