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Bridget Malloy

That Man is You!

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That Man is You! Is an interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, That Man is You! seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society.

St. Brigid of Kildare, “That Man is You!” Year 2 “The Battle over the Bride” will start on Saturday, September 12, 2020 and will be held virtually via Zoom including breakout small groups starting at 6:30 a.m. with music and meditation and the program from 7-8:15 a.m.

  • TMIY will take place on Saturday mornings
  • The program is supported by an app, with videos that can be watched if you miss a session.
  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Click below to Register. Once on the page, you will need to click Register, and then Sign Up to create an account.

 

 

Please watch this video brought to you by the creators of That Man is You!

 

 

 

Year 1 in Review:

Lament Psalms

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“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.”

Sound familiar?  You may recall these as the words Jesus cried from the cross.  In the face of the many pandemics facing our world today(coronavirus, fear, economic stress, food insecurities, racism) our hearts have cried out –“How long, O Lord, how long?”  For many, it seems as if God has abandoned us when we most need God.  We are echoing the call that our ancestors from all generations have uttered in times of great emotional, physical or spiritual pain.

Starting Tuesday, August 11 and each consecutive Tuesday until September 22 from 7:00 PM -8:000 PM via ZOOM, we will look at the Book of Lamentations and the lament psalms.  We will see what our faith tradition has to teach us in these uncertain times.  YOU NEED TO HAVE A ZOOM APP and an e-mail account.   YOU ALSO NEED TO REGISTER no later than August 4th, so you will have the email materials in time. Select this link to registerIn order to have a fruitful conversation and sharing we need to have at least 10 people.  Once you have registered you will receive the information you need by July 30th.—Sister Teresa

Seeking Wisdom in the Pandemic

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What are we to learn from the many pandemics facing our world today?  Where is God in all of this?  Where are we in all of this?

Please join me in a seven-week series as we take time to see what wisdom we might discover deep within us and others.  There will be time for prayer, silence, poetry and reflection. We will go to Edinburgh to hear a piece of wisdom offered by John Philip Newell and teachers from the past.  We will “widen the space of our hearts” to draw forth wisdom and strength in these uncertain times.

We will meet on Thursdays via ZOOM from 10:00 AM until about 11:AM on July 23 and 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3.  If you would like to be part of the series, please register at this link.  –Sister Teresa

Daily Mass, RCIA, Bishop’s Annual Appeal Updates

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Dear Parishioners,

In the attached video, Monsignor Hendricks has shared a few new updates with you. Please view the video and read the highlights below.

THANK YOU

  • Thank you to all who joined us this past weekend for mass in the church. We are thankful for your adherence to our guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
  • Special thanks to the ushers who helped ensure that everyone was welcomed and properly guided throughout the mass. 

DAILY MASS

  • Beginning July 6th, we will have daily mass in the main church on Mondays and Fridays at 9am. The same guidelines for attending mass at St. Brigid apply – please review the “Welcome Back” video if you have any questions.
  • We will continue to stream all daily masses via Facebook and YouTube. 
  • We will continue to hold private prayer hours in the church. Private Prayer Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-9am.
  • If you are coming for private prayer and plan to stay for mass on Mondays or Fridays, please sit where you will sit for mass and do not move seats in between. If you do not plan to stay for Mass, please only sit in the center aisles and leave by 8:45am so that we can clean the seat you were sitting in before mass begins.

RCIA UPDATE

  • On July 9th at 6:30pm, St. Brigid of Kildare will welcome 3 Catechumens and 11 Candidates into the Roman Catholic Church. The mass will be celebrated with immediate family members only but will be live-streamed for all to view. Please continue to pray for these individuals.

BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

  • We will be kicking off the 2020 Bishop’s Annual Appeal next weekend. The theme of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal is “Living the Joy of the Gospel,” which inspires us, as people of faith, to share joyfully the Good News of Christ to those who most need to feel His love as we continue His work on earth as faithful disciples.
  • Our parish’s participation in the BAA shows that we belong to the greater Church – not just our own parish, but in communion with our brothers and sisters in parishes across the Diocese of Columbus.
  • This year our parish share of the Appeal is $282,000. I know if we come together as a parish, we can achieve this goal.
  • We are encouraging you to consider supporting our parish goal by using the online by clicking here: columbuscatholicgiving.org  to make a secure pledge or gift. You will be receiving a mailing this week with more information regarding your support.

Please watch this video message from Msgr. Hendricks detailing this information.

Church Reopening Update

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Dear Parishioners,

We are looking forward to beginning public weekend Masses this weekend, June 27th and 28th. We will begin with two weekend Masses – Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am.

Remember that Bishop Brennan has granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass until September 15th, 2020 and we strongly encourage everyone who is not able to attend mass or not comfortable attending mass to watch the live stream mass. If you are sick, you must stay home.

Returning to Mass in this time of COVID-19 brings a new mass structure and participation guidelines. If you choose to come to mass, here are a few reminders:

Seating will be first-come, first-seated; no reservations will be taken. Each mass will be limited to 200 people.

You must wear a mask the entire time you are in the church. This is to protect both the clergy who are celebrating mass and those who will be sitting around you. Please do not take your mask off. This will ensure that we are able to worship in peace and safety.

You must maintain social distance in all areas of campus: the parking lot, entryways, the gathering area, the aisles of the sanctuary and in the pews.  Ushers will direct you to open pews. Sitting in the pews marked closed is prohibited.

You should wash your hands before leaving your house and make use of the hand sanitizing stations once inside the church. We encourage you to carry your own for use before the reception of Communion.

Mass will be very similar to the live stream you have been watching from home. The clergy will be the only people on the altar.

All mass parts will be recited. There will be no singing. The main way the virus is spread is through airborne particles. Studies show that the respiratory aerosols produced by singing or loud speaking may linger in the air for an hour or more, and travel farther than the six feet commonly prescribed for social distancing. It is not safe to sing.

The red worship books and paperback hymnals have been removed from the pews. You may view the readings on your phone. We recommend visiting the USCCB website.

We continue to encourage online giving via our website. Offertory Baskets will not be passed during mass. Instead, you may place your weekly gift in the basket in the gathering area upon arrival for mass.

There is to be no physical contact between households at the sign of peace.

Communion will be distributed at the conclusion of Mass. Please wear your mask to receive the host in your hand then step to the side, raise your mask and receive the Holy Eucharist. After receiving Communion, you are to immediately exit the church through the propped open exit door closest to you.

We will not be distributing paper bulletins. A link to view the bulletin online will continue to be sent out via email every Saturday at 2pm.

Please note, that at any time and without notice, public masses could be halted again. This relies heavily on our ability to maintain public health and safety. Your cooperation with the above guidelines is greatly appreciated.

I am proud of your response to the challenges this pandemic has posed for our world, our state, our community, our St. Brigid of Kildare Parish and your family. I thank you for being prayerful, patient and encouraging in these challenging times. Please remain united in faith and continue to pray for those most affected by the pandemic and for the church and government leaders guiding us through these unprecedented times.

Msgr. Joseph Hendricks
Pastor

Please watch this video message from Msgr. Hendricks detailing this information.

Opportunities for Praying at Home: The Domestic Church

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PRAYING WITH LITTLE CHILDREN (Great for parents and Grandparents to do with young children).

This “Conversations with God” series engages little children in a prayerful conversational experience with a warm, familiar and loving God.  There are six videos in the series and each one runs approximately 7-8 minutes. Each will have little children sharing a message with you and your children. This is followed by quiet time and an invitation for parents to pray and share with your children.  July 6,13,20,27 and August 3, 10: 10:00-10:30 AM.

  • God, I Know Where to Find You
  • God, You Do Beautiful Things
  • God, I Wonder
  • God, Sometimes I Feel Sad
  • God, Sometimes I Feel Happy
  • God, This is What I Know About Jesus

This will be through ZOOM. Please be on time because we WILL BEGIN EXACTLY AT 10:00 and end no later than 10:30 AM.  Register in advance for this meeting at

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrduCvrjgjHtAX4Uw035nv60tQ1fC2cyEI or through the St. Brigid website.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PRAYING WITH ADULTS

This video series is a visual and audio presentation of “I Am with You Always”, written by Monica Brown.  The format consists of a brief scripture quotation, a short reflection supported by photographic images, followed by a guided meditation with periods of silence and music.  Each session independent of the other, so join in as your schedule allows. Please be on time because we WILL BEGIN EXACTLY at 7:00 PM and close no later than 7:30 PM.  Session dates are July 6, 13,20,27, and August 3,10,17,24,31 and Sept. 7. Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-isqDkrGNwMTdZRqNiegrX5ZDnDgZLE or through the St. Brigid website.   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • God Who Journeys with Us
  • Rest in God
  • God’s Endless Love
  • Do Not Be Afraid
  • Steady My Spirit, O God
  • The Crushed Reed
  • If Only You Knew
  • Our Generous God
  • Trust in God
  • Love One Another

Once you register on the SBK website,  you will receive the ZOOM information you need. – Sister Teresa

 

Virtual Prayer Service: PRAYER FOR PEACE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

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Virtual Prayer Service: PRAYER FOR PEACE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

When: Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00pm

Where: in the privacy of your own home / prayer space

How: Virtual Zoom Call (details below)

Hosted By: Katherine Florian and Sister Teresa

Why: We continue to have many pandemics spreading across our country. The coronavirus pandemic, the pandemic of economic loss, the pandemic of racism, and the pandemic of violence. Faith communities across the country are opening their buildings trying to find new ways to come together for common prayer and worship; peaceful protesters struggle to find new ways for the conversation to deepen and continue; businesses are trying to find new footing; parents are trying to figure out next steps in the education and care for their children, living with all of this – we find ourselves in the midst of uncertainty. We long for breathing space; we long for a little bit of peace. Please join Katherine Florian and Sister Teresa in praying for peace in these uncertain times. On Wednesday Evening, June 17 at 7:00 PM we will turn as a faith community to remind each other that in these times of deep lament, God is in our midst. If you have a candle please plan to have it available as we will light the candle during the prayer. There will be quiet prayer, common prayer and music. This will last about 30-45 minutes.

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Update on St. Brigid of Kildare Church’s Reopening

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We are excited to announce that St. Brigid of Kildare Church will begin public weekend masses on Saturday, June 27th at 5pm and Sunday, June 28th at 9:30am with a limited number of attendees. The live-streaming of our weekend masses will continue for those not comfortable or not able to come to church. Please watch this video message from Monsignor Hendricks detailing these plans.

As part of our commitment to staying connected to our parishioners, Katherine Florian and Sister Teresa will be holding a virtual prayer service entitled “Prayer for Peace in Uncertain Time” on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00pm.  More information can be found at this link.

 

What to Expect When We Gather for Public Worship

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Dear Parishioners,

We expect that we will begin public weekday/weekend Masses in mid-June with a limited number of attendees. This date is contingent on the arrival of permanent pieces of technology, so that we can have public Mass while still continuing live-streaming for those not comfortable or not able to come to church.

Please watch the video entitled “Welcome Back! What to Expect When We Gather for Public Worship” detailing these plans.

Video Summary:

  • We will continue to livestream the weekend mass.
  • Our mass schedule will be Saturday at 5:00pm and Sunday at 9:30am.
  • You will enter the church using specific doors. The video details the entrance doors and procedures.
  • We will be seating every third pew.
  • The mass will be very similar in length and style to what you have been watching during our livestream masses.
  • Keep your face mask on for the duration of the liturgy. 
  • Communion will be offered after the final blessing. The video details how to receive Holy Communion.
  • You will exit the church immediately following communion using specific doors. The video details the exit doors and procedures.
  • To view the map of our church detailing the seating and flow chart click here.

Psalms of Lament

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Tuesday Morning Group is Moving to Tuesday Afternoon!

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Sound familiar?  You may recall these as words Jesus cried from the cross.  In these days of coronavirus pandemic, you may have cried out the same thing.  For many, it seems as if God has abandoned us in this crisis.  You have may felt that God abandoned you when someone you loved died or someone you love took their own life.  You, too, may have cried out, “My God, my God why have you abandoned me?”

We will meet via ZOOM starting Tuesday, May 19 and continuing on each consecutive Tuesday until June 23 from 1 PM to 2:15 PM.  We will look at the lament psalms (study, pray and reflect).  You need to have the ZOOM app and an e-mail account.   You also need to register no later than May15th but the sooner the better. Once you have registered you will receive the information you need by May 18.   – Sr. Teresa Tuite, OP

Click here to register for the Psalms of Lament Study.