The Dublin Food Pantry is now preparing for its annual Thanksgiving food collection drive. This year has been a challenge with the pantry continuing to provide drive-through services to 100-150 families per week. This Thanksgiving, the pantry hopes to provide Thanksgiving food boxes for 450-500 families during the month of November. Many churches throughout Dublin will be providing food items for the boxes. Once again, the Social Action Committee is spearheading this project with the support of the parishioners of St. Brigid. This year we offer three options for giving.
Option One: Provide an entire Thanksgiving dinner
Parishioners can donate the ingredients for an entire Thanksgiving meal (no cooking is necessary) for a family in need. Parishioners would provide everything from the list below in a sturdy box or bags to be dropped off at the Dublin Food Pantry (81 W. Bridge St., Dublin) on Wednesday November 3 between 6-8pm or Saturday November 6 between 1-3pm. Volunteers will unload the box from your vehicle and take it into the food pantry. All safety procedures will take place, including social distancing and face masks.
The following items are to be included in the Thanksgiving box: $25 gift card from a local grocery store, 2 cans of fruit, 2 cans of corn, 2 cans of green beans, 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese, 2 regular boxes (or one large box) potatoes, 2 boxes of stuffing, 2 cans or packets of gravy (no glass jars please), 2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread, 1 can of cranberry sauce.
We are not asking for perishable items (fruit, pies, rolls, reddi whip) as fruit, produce, bread and dessert will be provided to the families when they come to the pantry on the regular shopping days.
Option Two: Provide a gift card(s)
Parishioners can provide gift card(s) from local grocery stores (Kroger, Giant Eagle, Walmart, Meijer) in $25 denominations. These gift cards will be used at the discretion of the Dublin Food Pantry for families in need during the holiday season. The gift cards can be dropped off before and after Masses on October 23-24 in Hendricks Hall; or between 6-8pm on November 3 or 1-3pm on November 6 at the Dublin Food Pantry; or to the St. Brigid Parish office in an envelope marked “Thanksgiving Food Collection”. Please do not place gift cards in the parish mailbox.
Option Three: Provide boxed potatoes and gravy
Parishioners who prefer to donate on a smaller scale can provide boxed potatoes and boxed/canned gravy for inclusion in the remainder of the Thanksgiving meals provided to client families of the Food Pantry. Collection of the donations will be before and after Masses on October 23-24, in Hendricks Hall in the designated boxes.
Sign up genius has been set up for parishioners to sign up for option one.
The link can be found at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dacae2aa57-2021
Alternative drop off arrangements can be made by contacting Karen at the email or phone number below.
For assistance or questions, please contact Karen at email@example.com or text/call at 614-271-4086. This has truly been a challenging year and now more than ever, our neighbors in Dublin need help. Thank you for always meeting their needs. God bless you and keep you safe.
Romans 12:13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them.
In this time of uncertainty and challenge, the need to bring Christmas cheer and hope to others is more important than ever. The Giving Tree Project is a wonderful opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of others and our community. If you are able, please join us in supporting those in need.
Due to the success of the program last year, we will again be using SignUpGenius for the Giving Tree Project, and will not be using paper ornaments. All gift requests will be listed on the SignUpGenius site https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094BABAF28A2F85-giving
where you will have the opportunity to choose a requested gift or make a monetary donation. Please click on the “sign up” tab next to the item you wish to donate. You will receive an email confirming your selection and reminding you of the due date. There will be a representative in the church Gathering Area the weekend of November 6 and 7 to answer questions about accessing Sign-up Genius.
Gift Drop-off – Donated gifts can be dropped off in Hendricks Hall on:
• Saturday, 12/4 from 4 – 6pm and
• Sunday, 12/5 from 8:30am – 2:00pm
If you have a conflict with the drop-off dates, please contact Deb Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 580-6622, to make other arrangements. There will not be a collection closet or area at St. Brigid to collect donations in advance of these dates or after these dates.
Monetary Donations – You will also have the opportunity to make monetary donations through the SignUpGenius site. Details are available on the site.
Please Note – All gifts / donations must be received by Sunday, 12/5.
We will be collecting gifts for the following organizations:
• Kentucky Mission: The Kentucky Mission is located in Booneville, KY, a rural area of high unemployment and low incomes. The Sisters of St. Francis minister to the needs of local residents and are requesting cash donations for emergency needs.
• Heinzerling Community: Located on the west side of Columbus, Heinzerling serves a community of non-ambulatory residents with severe or profound developmental disabilities. Gift donations include toys, games and personal care items.
• Stephen’s Community House: St. Stephen’s serves residents in the Greater Linden Community. Services include elderly and youth programs, childcare, and emergency needs, along with a food pantry. We are collecting monetary donations and Kroger gift cards for their food pantry.
• St. Brigid of Kildare Emergency Fund: St. Brigid Parish often receives requests to help families with financial needs such as rent assistance, medical care, car repairs, transportation, etc. Small grants of money help those who are facing a financial crisis.
• St. Lawrence Haven: Volunteers from parishes throughout the diocese make sandwiches and serve hot meals to about 250 people each day at St. Lawrence Haven, which is operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Toy donations are requested for the children supported by this organization.
• Gladden Community House: Gladden Community House is located in Franklinton and provides services to the community such as education and recreation programs, meals for low-income residents, emergency assistance, and advocacy and support for individuals and families. Toy donations are requested for children served by their programs.
• Susan Corcoran regarding SignUpGenius: email@example.com or (614) 832-2762
• Deb Foley with all other questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 580-6622
Thank you for your generosity and support.
Men and the Nun is back!
We will meet on the Tuesdays of November in Carr Room from 7:00 until about 8:15 PM (masks required). Our book will be The Whole Language by Greg Boyle, SJ. Available through most vendors and it is on kindle.
Over the past thirty years, Gregory Boyle, SJ has transformed thousands of lives through his work as the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful gang-intervention program in the world. We will be using Fr. Boyle’s new book, The Whole Language, The Power of Extravagant Tenderness. In a community struggling to overcome systemic poverty and violence, The Whole Language shows how those at Homeboy Industries fight despair and remain generous, hopeful, and tender. Fr. Boyle’s moving stories challenge our ideas about God and about people, providing a window into a world filled with fellowship, compassion, and fewer barriers. Bursting with encouragement, humor, and hope, The Whole Language invites us to treat others—and ourselves—with acceptance and tenderness.
To have a good discussion we need at least 8 men. Please register here. Registration closes on October 28th.
The Knights of Columbus and the Respect Life Committee part of the Social Action Committee of St. Brigid of Kildare are jointly sponsoring a virtual diaper collection from through November 6, 2021 to benefit Pregnancy Decision Health Care and Women’s Care Center, both of Columbus. By following the link for either or both Pregnancy Decision Health Center or Women’s Care Center and making a purchase from their respective lists, you will be contributing to their life saving efforts.
- To support Women’s Care Center and view their list, please use this link https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/wcc-november-2021-columbus/2P3AL88X4VM2Q
- To support Pregnancy Decision Health Care and view their list, please use this linkCOMING SOON
If you have questions please contact Program Chairman, Nick Little: Little.email@example.com
COVID-19 Vaccines: Individual Freedom and the Common Good
September 15, 2021 at 7 p.m, FREE Livestream Event
Join Dominican Priest Austriaco for a discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine, the common good, and Catholic bioethics underlying it. Rev Austriaco holds a Ph.D. degree in biology from MIT and a S.Th.D. degree from University of Fribourg. In theology, his essays have appeared in The Thomist, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and Nova et Vetera on bioethics and on the relationship between science and religion. He is the author of Biomedicine & Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics. He has recently written and spoken in a variety of public forums on bioethical issues related to COVID-19.
This event is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orlando-biomedical-ethics-and-catholic-social-teaching-lecture-tickets-168267493603