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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

Iftar Dinner

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IFTAR DINNER

Tuesday, May 28

7:30 p.m.

Hendricks Hall

You are invited to join us for an Iftar dinner. Iftar is the meal that comes at the end of each day of Ramadan. You and our interfaith guests (especially from Turkish American Society of Ohio – TASO) will enjoy the experience of Iftar and fast breaking with our Muslim neighbors. If you have a
neighbor, co-worker or friend who is a Muslim, please invite them to come with you.

Ramadan is the month in which Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk, and it can last from 29-30 days. It is a time to empathize with those who are less fortunate and to appreciate what one has. It is a time of personal restraint and renewed focus on moral conduct and spirituality. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. As part of the evening Msgr. Joseph Hendricks will present fasting as it is understood in the Christian tradition and one of Muslim guests will share what it means in the Islamic tradition. We begin at 7:30 PM and should end about 9:00. There is no charge, but we do need to know how many are coming so we have enough food. (The food is being provided by our Muslim friends from TASO. If you would like to give a free will offering that is fine but your presence is what is most important.) Please register online or call the Parish Office by May 21, 2019.

Register: https://forms.ministryforms.net/viewForm.aspx?formId=c9ba67c0-3df1-46fd-8bd0-19294590801e

Summer Book Series: Everybody Always (By Bob Goff) 

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Summer Book Series: Everybody Always (By Bob Goff) 
Thursdays, May 23-June 20 from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall 

 
In this five-week series, we explore what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loves them – without fear, insecurity, or restriction. This begins by loving people right where you are through serving and helping the neighbors God has placed into your world. Above all, it means not just agreeing with Jesus but actually stepping out and doing what Jesus said. 
 
This series is open to all 2019-20 high school students as well as anyone 18 and older in the parish. We will use the book Everybody Always by Bob Goff, which can be purchased on Amazon or through other vendors. Participation is free but sign up is required. 
 
Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/Ngc9dD0L3k6VqRz62 or by calling the parish office by May 13, 2019.  
 

Read the prologue through chapter 3 before our first gathering and bring your book to our first gathering on May 23, 2019. 

 

Coordinated by Laura Ginikos (lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org) and Sr. Teresa Tuite (ttuite@stbrigidofkildare.org) 

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 begin at St. Brigid of Kildare Saturday, September 7, 2019 and will be held in Hendricks Halls from 7-8:00 a.m.

  • TMIY will take place on Saturday mornings for 13 weeks in the fall (then another session will start in the winter).
  • 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.

Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron

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Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and you’ll be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.  This seven week Study Program is one way to immerse yourself fully into the beauty and mystery of the principal act of Catholic worship and faith.
Sessions will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:30 p.m. in the Immke Room on January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14 and 21.
Each session, after the introductory session, includes a video featuring Bishop Barron, questions for individual preparation at home and is followed by small group discussion and sharing.
Please register online by January 3, 2019 so study guide books may be ordered.  The $30.00 fee includes the cost of the Study Guide.

Click here to register.