Advent & Christmas 2022 at St. Brigid of Kildare

For a one page printable summary of these activities, click here.

Christmas Mass Schedule 2022:

There will be no reservation system for this year’s Masses (all will be seated as first-come first-serve).

December 24, 2022:

4:00 PM: Children’s Choir

6:30 PM: Brigid’s Gael Choir

9:00 PM: Adult Choir with Strings

December 25, 2022:

9:00 AM: Cantor and Instruments

11:00 AM: Cantor and instruments

Holy Days of Obligation

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, December 7, Vigil Mass at 7 PM, 

Thursday, December 8, 9 AM & 7 PM Mass

Solemnity of Mary

Saturday, December 31, Vigil Mass at 5 PM, 

and Sunday, January 1, 9AM & 11 AM

Parish Advent Activities

Sunday Evening Prayer and Reconciliation Service

Sunday, December 18 in the Church at 5 PM

Visiting Diocesan Priests will serve as confessors after the 5:00 PM Prayer Service.

Individual Confessions will be heard on Monday, December 19, from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Church.

Vespers Evening Prayer

Sundays, November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18 (includes Reconciliation service) 5:00 – 5:20 pm in the Church

Please join us for Vespers (Evening Prayer) on Sunday evenings during the Advent season from 5:00 p.m.—5:20 p.m. in the main Church.  Vespers is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office.  In the Liturgy of the Hours, the church fulfills God’s command to “Pray Always.”  Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world. 

Vespers is a beautiful service that lets you reflect, pray, sing out, and praise God for what He has done and who He is.

Taize Prayer

Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 PM in the Church

Taize is a simple, meditative form of worship, calling us to dwell deeply on Christ’s presence around and within us. Calm your heart and mind with this beautiful combination of song, silence and contemplation. We suggest you be prepared to light a candle during the service.

Christmas Cookie Exchange

December 14th at 7PM | Hendricks Hall 

Come for the Christmas cookies; stay for the community!

Join us at 7 pm on December 14th for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. 

All parishioners are invited to participate in this cookie exchange. Please RSVP by clicking the button below to register for the event. Registration for the event ends on Friday, December 9th. 

A few Cookie Exchange Rules:

  • All participants should bring (3) dozen of their favorite cookies in exchange for (3) dozen cookies. 
  • All cookies should be packaged in quantities of 6. 
  • All cookies must be homemade (or purchased from a bakery; not a grocery store). 
  • You can drop the cookies off anytime on December 14th or you can bring the cookies with you. We will display all cookies prior to the exchange. 
  • You are encouraged (but not required) to bring copies of your recipe with you to share. 

We will have light hor d’oeuvres and holiday drinks for you to enjoy as you mingle. 

Christmas attire is encouraged. 

For questions, contact Amie Lopez, parish life coordinator, at

Cookies with Santa

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 3-4:30 PM or 5:30 – 7 PM

Kick off Christmas Break with elf games, pictures with Santa, letters to the North Pole, cookies and more!

Santa will be available for photos. A professional photographer will be on site to take photos with Santa. A gallery link will be emailed to all attendees allowing parents to print the photo through the website or download and share digitally / print elsewhere.

Each child will receive two cookies to frost and decorate. Take home bags will be available. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each session is limited to 100 children. 

$12 per child. Pre-registration is required.

Registration will open on December 1, 2022 via the parish website Please search “Cookies with Santa”

For additional questions or to volunteer: please contact Amie Lopez at

Advent Faith Formation Opportunities

Voices of Advent

There are so many voices surrounding this beautiful season of advent, some we hear but many others remain silent. This Advent we will bring the voices forward so we can take time to listen to them to see what messages they might speak to our heart and the heart of the world. Some of our visitors will be Isaiah, Mary’s mother, the Innkeeper and more. We will take time for prayer, scripture, music and quiet to open the ears of heart so we might listen in a new way.

Two opportunities:

In Person: Email Sr. Teresa at to register.
Tuesdays: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20 at 7 PM in Hendricks Hall (Berry Room)


Wednesdays: November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 at 7PM  

If you have questions email Sr. Teresa at

Meeting ID 84880599165 Passcode VOICES

Advent Pause for Prayer

Mondays from 7:00-7:20 PM

Take a moment, in the hecticness of the season, to pause and pray.

ZOOM Meeting ID: 825 3385 6351   passcode: PAUSE

Family First Advent Activities

Mom to Mom will be watching and discussing the Formed “Advent” series beginning Nov 22 and end the season with a Gift Wrapping Swap.  Join us on Tuesdays 9:45-11 am in the Church Basement with free childcare in Carr Nursery.

November 22 “Prepare the Way”

November 29 “Trust in God”

December 6    “Watch and Pray”

December 13 “The Gift”

December 20 Gift Wrap Swap (Let’s help each other wrap gifts!) 

Sisters in Christ

This group will be meeting weekly on Wednesdays Nov 30, Dec 7 and Dec 14 at 1:15 in the Deacon’s Room to discuss the video series, Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family. No advance preparation is required as videos will be viewed together during the meeting. If you’d like to further enhance your Advent preparation, you may also purchase the accompanying journal to do daily meditations, but it is optional.  

Virtual Family Rosary

Family First and Knights of Columbus will co-sponsor a Virtual Family Rosary on Dec 11 at 7 PM over Zoom.  Log on at 6:50 to list intentions and say hello! Zoom info here:

Meeting ID: 813 3939 8625

Passcode: pray

Advent Collections & Drives

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree Project has been a tradition for the generous parishioners of St. Brigid’s for many years. This year, you will have two ways to choose gifts. You may choose an ornament from the Giving Trees which will be located in the Church Gathering Area on Nov.12 and 13 OR you may choose a gift from SignUp Genius which will be open November 1.

All gift requests will be listed on the SignUpGenius site:

where you will have the opportunity to choose a requested gift or make a monetary donation.

To give monetary donations, click here: 

For more details on the 2022 Giving Tree and the charities it supports, click here.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, December 5, 1:30 – 7:30 PM, Hendricks Hall

With the holiday season approaching, the need for blood donation is critical! There is no manufactured equivalent to human blood; it must be donated to the Red Cross and then allocated to hospitals based on levels of need. 

If you can spare an hour of your time on Monday, December 5, please consider donating in Hendricks Hall from 1:30 – 7:30 pm. The link to schedule an appointment is: using sponsor code: saintbrigid. You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS to register.

Thank you in advance for considering a donation. It is a perfect Christmas gift!

Project Magi

Donate new or gently used warm outerwear for the homeless.  Collection in Hendricks Hall before/after weekend Masses on January 7 and 8.

Youth Activities

High School Youth Ministry: Advent Half-Night Lock-In

Saturday, December 10 from 5-10 PM

St. Brigid high school youth ministry is hosting this year’s Advent Half-Night Lock-In on Saturday, December 10. This event is open to all current 8th-12th grade students!

Join us for:

  • 5 PM Mass
  • Dinner
  • Games and Free Time
  • Interactive Advent Reflection Experiences
    • Tastes of Bethlehem
    • Cards of encouragement for Mommies Matter
    • Wrapping and labeling diapers & crib sheets for Mommies Matter
    • Gifts and smells of Bethlehem
  • Praise + Worship

Registration is $20/ person and we are asking each student to bring a small package of newborn/ size 1 diapers OR fitted crib/ pack ‘n play sheets to benefit Mommies Matter.

Click here to sign up.

High School Youth Ministry Advent at Home

Messages of Light for Advent and Christmas 2022

Three minutes is all it takes to change your day for the better this coming Advent.

The rich yet uncomplicated daily reflections in Messages of Light for Advent and Christmas 2022 will guide you from the first Sunday of Advent through Epiphany. With practical, everyday wisdom, Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran will help you focus on the season of light in the darkest days of winter. You will be invited to accept Christ’s light in your own life by embracing the truth and peace he offers, sharing his light with others, and preparing yourself to celebrate the great feast of Christmas.

Each day you’ll read a verse or two of scripture, a short reflection, and a simple prayer prompt that will help you draw closer to God. While each devotion can be completed in about three minutes, you’ll reap the comfort and inspiration they bring throughout the day.

Buy it here or bring $2.00 to HSYM’s guest speaker event in Hendricks Hall on 11/16 to purchase a copy from St. Brigid HSYM (limited number available through St. Brigid HSYM).

Children’s Christmas Performances

St. Brigid of Kildare School Lessons & Carols

Tuesday, December 13, 1:45 PM & 7 PM, Church

Religious Education “ A Night In Bethlehem”

Special Family Advent Gathering

Monday, December 12, 4:30 & 6:00 PM, School Gym

St. Brigid of Kildare School Advent Prayer Service

Tuesday, December 20, 2 PM, School Gym