To All of The Men of St. Brigid: You are invited to join us for the 11th annual St. Brigid of Kildare Men’s Retreat. The retreat is being held at St. Therese’s Retreat Center. The retreat runs from Friday January 31, 2020 at 6 PM and ends mid-day Sunday February 2. Take some time to invest in your personal and spiritual growth. Activities will include talks by clergy and men of our parish along with time for personal reflection and fellowship with other men of the parish. This retreat is for all men regardless of where you are in your faith journey. Each man will get his own room, and meals and snacks are provided. Registration for the retreat will open online on Monday December 2 at 9AM. Last year’s retreat filled up quickly, so don’t wait to register. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Matt Niemiec at 614-352-1131 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to Stephan Dober at email@example.com.
Cookies with Santa
Saturday, December 14
Online registration and more info:
Reservations must be reserved by December 1.
The Women’s club is in need of a few women who are interested in volunteering for the Cookies with Santa event for the women’s group. Anyone who is interested can email Barb Velasco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dublin Food Pantry is now preparing for its annual Harvest of Hope food collection drive. This will provide over 350 families with all of the traditional fare necessary for a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. Parishioners can participate in one of two ways:
Option One: Provide an entire Thanksgiving dinner
The Social Action Committee and Knights of Columbus invite parishioners to donate the ingredients for an entire Thanksgiving meal (no cooking is necessary) for a family in need. The food will be delivered by the Knights of Columbus directly to the homes of families served by the Dublin Food Pantry on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We have arranged with the Food Pantry to deliver approximately 120 meals this year, which will allow them to keep more food on their shelves through the winter months. Parishioners would provide everything from the list below in a sturdy box (approximate cost of the entire meal is $50) to be dropped off in the St. Brigid parking lot on Sunday November 24 between 1:30 and 2:00. Volunteers will unload the box from your vehicle and reload it into the driver vehicle for immediate delivery.
The items to be provided are: $15 store gift card which will enable the family to purchase the meat or fish item of choice, boxed potatoes, canned or boxed gravy (NO GLASS PLEASE), boxed stuffing, canned corn, canned green beans, assorted fresh fruit (bananas, apples, oranges), frozen pumpkin pie, reddi whip and rolls. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE FROM A FROZEN TURKEY BREAST TO A STORE GIFT CARD DUE TO FOOD SAFETY ISSUES.
Sign up genius has been set up for parishioners to sign up for this option. The link can be found at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4DACAE2AA57-stbrigid1
Alternative drop off arrangements can be made by contacting Karen at the email or phone number below.
Option Two: Provide boxed potatoes and gravy
If you would prefer to donate on a smaller scale, the St. Brigid Social Action Committee invites parishioners to donate any boxed potatoes (i.e., mashed, au gratin, scalloped etc.) and packaged/canned gravy (NO GLASS PLEASE) for inclusion in the remainder of the Thanksgiving meals provided to client families of the Food Pantry. Collection of the donations will be before all Masses on November 9-10 and November 16-17. Please deliver the donated food to Hendricks Hall and place the items in the designated boxes. Donations can also be placed in the Collection Closet in Hendricks Hall during the week.
For assistance or questions, please contact Karen at email@example.com or text/call at 614-271-4086.
Advent is such a beautiful season, but often we get very busy and our lives a bit hectic. I invite you to pause for an hour and come to uncover the beauty of the Waiting Season and give your heart some room to get ready.
During this two session Advent preparation we will sit by the Advent Wreath and hear from Isaiah. We will sit by the manger and listen to Mary and Joseph, a shepherd and one of the magi. We will look at the scripture to see what they continue to say to us in our day and in our time. Bring your Bible at 7:00-8:00 PM in the Berry Room on Tuesdays Dec. 3 and 10 and on Dec. 17 we will be free to go to pray at the Taize Service. No registration required. –Sister Teresa
Come join us on Wednesday evening, November 20th from 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM in the Carr Room of Hendricks Hall. We will spend time with the Sunday readings for the month of December. It is helpful to see them all together to detect patterns and to have a sense of the
context of the readings.
There is no fee but if you would call the Parish Office (614-761-3734) to let me know how many to prepare for, it would be very helpful, and I would appreciate your effort in this matter. —Sr. Teresa
Have you been wondering what Financial Peace University is all about? Have you ever heard Dave Ramsey on the radio talking getting out of debt and living “like no one else”? Wanted to sign up for the 9-week course but just can’t commit to that kind of time? Well, you are in luck!
Dave Ramsey and his team are presenting a one-time only event that covers the baby steps that have led thousands of people out of debt and into financial peace and wealth. This scriptural-based program will transform your thinking about money and empower you to live the way you want to live. It is for everyone, young and old!
Sign up on the Parish website to join us in Hendricks Hall on Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-9:30 pm. It is free and refreshments will be provided.
If you prefer to watch at home with your family, visit Dave Ramsey’s website and sign up to host!