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Gospel of Mark

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Do you still not understand?

Are your hearts hardened?  

Do you have eyes yet still do not see?

Do you have ears yet still do not hear?

Do you still not understand? 

These questions are woven in and out through the Gospel of Mark and as we walk around inside the heart of this Gospel, we might ask ourselves the same questions.  As we invite this gospel to hold up a mirror to our lives, Jesus might ask the same question of us

Over the next few months, I hope that you will spend time with the Gospel of Mark, not just in the few hours that we gather via ZOOM but in your own study time, your own prayer time and in the common prayer of the Church’s liturgy. Mark is the primary Gospel for the liturgy this year.  Mark is a fast-paced gospel.  Jesus is on a mission and is driven to see it to completion.  Let the Gospel find the opening in you so that it can enter into you and move around in you.  Look for the opening in the Gospel so that you can enter into it and walk around in it.

The study will be done in three parts. Part 1. January 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 2021.  10:30- approximately noon.  You need to register for this class.  Registration link available on the St. Brigid website, or click here to register.  Once you register you will receive a  confirmation letter directing you to register on ZOOM for the necessary codes.

Two suggested books:  Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story by Joan Mitchell, CSJ ( recommended)   Parables for Preachers Year B: The Gospel of Mark Barbara Reid, OP (optional) – Sister Teresa

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

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.

 

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.

That Man is You! will resume at St. Brigid of Kildare Saturday, January 11, 2020 and will be held in Hendricks Halls with coffee, light breakfast, and socializing at 6:30 a.m. and the program from 7-8:00 a.m.

  • TMIY will take place on Saturday mornings for 13 weeks in the winter/spring (then another session will start in the fall).
  • The program is supported by an app, with videos that can be watched if you miss a session.
  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Optional social time is offered before and after.

To register, click the button below. You will need to click Register, and then Sign Up to create an account.

Video: The Door

 

Men and the Nun

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Men and the Nun

In his first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Fr. Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the worldNow, after the successful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with Barking to the Choirto reveal how compassion is transforming the lives of gang members.  In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins. Sergio, arrested at nine, in a gang by twelve, and serving time shortly thereafter, now works with the substance-abuse team at Homeboy to help others find sobriety. Jamal, abandoned by his family when he tried to attend school at age seven, gradually finds forgiveness for his schizophrenic mother. New father Cuco, who never knew his own dad, thinks of a daily adventure on which to take his four-year-old son. These former gang members uplift the soul and reveal how bright life can be when filled with unconditional love and kindness. 

Join with other men to reflect on, study and discuss this book. 

October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 7-8:15 PM in Carr Room.

There is no fee, but registration is required because we need a minimum of ten men for a good discussion.  Registration deadline is September 24.  You will be notified if we have to cancel the group.  Books available at most bookstores or library. Please read Intro and chapters 1 & 2 for first session. – Sister Teresa

Women’s Bible Study: Love Does

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Women’s Bible Study: Love Does

All of us have seasons of life when our relationship with God is really humming — those times where our faith and life sync up in all the right ways and everything just works. We also have the other kind of season.  The times where faith and life seem to butt heads. Life gets hard, faith seems stale, and we feel stuck. If you’ve ever felt like that, then don’t go anywhere — this Love Does study is for you!  It is a study about God’s love… and the most amazing thing about God’s love is that it is a gift that is freely given.  It is a gift that is meant to be given away.

Love Does is a six-week Bible Study and Reflection Program offered to women on Wednesday Evenings. 7-8:30 PM In Hendricks Hall (Immke Room). September 25 through October 30.  Each session is followed by your personal study and reflection throughout the week (about 30-60 minutes a day). We will be using three books. Love Does Book and Study Guide by Bob Goff and Love Lives HereFinding what you need in a world telling you what you want by Maria Goff.  The cost (includes the  3 books) is $30.00.—Sister Teresa Tuite, OP

DATES

September 25 – Introduction (books will be available)

October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

PLACE AND TIME                                   COST

Hendricks Hall -Immke Room             $30.00 (includes the book)

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Make It A Date! Aug 24

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Make It a Date!
A Night Out to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, August 24, 2019
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 18th Make It A Date! event. 
 

Your evening begins with light appetizers and
a chance to socialize with other St. Brigid couples.  
 

Then join us for a panel discussion on marriage featuring Melanie and Joe Pizzino, and Fred and Susie Smith. The Pizzinos have been married for 8 years and are the parents of three children. The Smiths have been married for 25 years and have two daughters. Both couples have long been parishioners at St. Brigid.

Couples 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 August 22. 

 

Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation