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New York Times Bestselling Author Matthew Kelly to Speak at St. Brigid!

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We are excited to announce that, for the first time in ten years, author and speaker Matthew Kelly has created a new event titled Amazing Possibilities. And, our community
will be one of the first to experience it! We are so excited to bring this life-changing event to St. Brigid on December 2!
Our community has an opportunity to purchase tickets for a few days before the general public. Tickets are available on DynamicCatholic.com starting January 31. This event will
be publicly announced on Tuesday, February 4th, and we expect an early sell out. Mark your calendar now and take advantage of this early access to tickets (Jan 31 – Feb 3)! This is an event you do not want to miss!
Incredible things happen when you collaborate with God. Come join us. Visit
DynamicCatholic.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
For more information, contact Andrea Komenda at akomenda@stbrigidofkildare.org or
Kim VanHuffel at kvanhuff@alumni.nd.edu

EPIC February Food Drive

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EPIC Middle School Youth Ministry

EPIC Youth Ministry is open to all 6-8th grade students in area public, private, & parochial schools.This February, EPIC Middle School Youth Ministry will be hosting a food drive (collecting specific food items before 9 AM, 10:45 AM, and 12:15 PM masses on Sunday, Feb. 2) to support the Family Mentor Foundation.

Family Mentor Foundation is a nonprofit charity established to connect community resources and children who need them most. They seek to help meet the unmet needs of children in our community through a variety of programs and resources that will help them to reach their full potential.

As we prepare to enter the liturgical season of Lent and share in the parish-wide initiative of Catholic Relief Service’s Rice Bowl opportunity, we are aware of the local and global hunger. In our awareness, EPIC is getting a jump start by partnering with the Family Mentor Foundation to impact local hunger. After our service-learning food drive, EPIC students will be encouraged to participate in the CRS Rice Bowl throughout Lent to continue to give back through prayer and almsgiving to support local and global needs.

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/c3udkEkF6tCkWwx86

All EPIC students and their families are invited to attend 12:15 PM Mass on Sunday, February 2 followed by a light lunch in Hendricks Hall.

Foods EPIC will be collecting at the food drive:

  • Individual raisin packs
  • Meat sticks – anything shelf-stable and under 12”
  • Cheese Dip ‘N’ Pretzel Sticks or Crackers
  • Mac and cheese cups or Kraft Easy Mac sleeves
  • Apple sauce cups
  • Sunflower seed sleeves
  • Granola bars
  • Individual serving veggie cups
  • Individual serving fruit cups

EPIC co-coordinators: Laura Ginikos (lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org) and Andrea Komenda (akomenda@stbrigidofkildare.org)

Men’s Retreat 2020

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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 theme this year is Brotherhood…Stronger Together. 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 0803msn@gmail.com or to Stephan Dober at doberste8@gmail.com.

Register Here

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition 2020

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition 2020

All girls and boys ages 9 to 14 (as of 1/1/20) are invited to participate in the St. Brigid local competition for the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Sunday, January 26th, at the St. Brigid grade school gymnasium.

Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.  The free throw competition will be preceded by an exhibition game between the St. Brigid Wolfhound coaches and the Knights of Columbus, which will begin at 2:15.   All participants must be registered and checked in by 2:30 to participate in the contest.

All contestants will be recognized for their participation in the event. The prize this year for each of the 12 group champions will be a regulation Knights of Columbus basketball, a winner’s certificate and the right to move on to the district and potentially state competition.

Please note participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.  The entry form includes the parental consent sign off. The proof of age may be presented on the night of the competition.  Parents are required to stay for the duration of the event, which should be completed by 4:30.

To register:

  1.  Pre-register online here:  https://forms.gle/uHxoaukF3irqs6Zh9
  2. In addition, download and complete the official registration form, and bring it with you to the competition:  http://www.kofc.org/un/en/resources/service/youth/freethrow/1598_Print.pdf

 

For additional information contact Michael Flock at 614-757-6764 or michael.flock@gmail.com.

Make it a Date! Feb 8

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Make It a Date! 
Valentine’s Day Edition
Married and engaged couples are invited to the Valentine’s Make It a Date! night out. 
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
Hendrick’s Hall at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish
 
Your evening begins with light appetizers and a chance to socialize
with other St. Brigid couples. 
 
Then join Monsignor Hendricks as he offers a reflection on marriage.
 
Spouses leave on their own date at a venue of their choice
around 7:15 to privately discuss the evening’s topic together.  
Please RSVP to Christine Drab at christinedrab@sbcglobal.net or 614-256-9065 by Feb. 6
Sponsored by Family First and the St. Brigid School of Adult Faith Formation

 

Women’s Bible Study: Living the Word of God

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WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

LIVING THE WORD OF GOD

Why is it so hard to accept that God is passionately in love with each of us? Often, we have little trouble saying and believing “God loves us” but to look in the mirror and say – “God loves me” is often very difficult. As part of our Women’s Bible Study we are going to take that most awesome gift of God’s love and reflect and share how God’s love lives in and through us. It reinforces that it is not enough to study or sing about God’s word.  We must, with great and bold deliberateness, live the Word we profess. We are using Love Lives Here by Maria Goff as a springboard for sharing in small groups. A supplementary book will be Love Does by Bob Goff.

We meet in Berry Room of Hendricks Hall 7:00- 8:15 PM.
January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020. February 5, 12,19, 2020.
Registration is required. Once you register on our parish
website, you will receive a letter regarding the books.
Registration are due, at the latest, by January 3 but the
earlier the better.  – Sr. Teresa Tuite, OP

REGISTER HERE