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Church Updates May 1, 2021

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Click here to view a video message from Monsignor Hendricks’s regarding the changes going into place May 1, 2021.
As we continue to monitor the changing environment caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, we are announcing the following changes that will take place beginning May 1, 2021:
  • Seating in the church will be open in every other pew (rather than every third pew as it is currently).
  • The church will be open for private prayer in the main sanctuary from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday. The tabernacle will remain in the main sanctuary.
  • There will be one cantor stationed in the choir loft, surrounded by a plexiglass barrier.
  • Our Baptism, Wedding and Funeral guidelines are being updated and the most recent versions will be available on the virtual resources webpage here.
Our protocols that will remain unchanged include:
  • Mass times remain the same (M-F 9:00 AM, Sat 5:00 PM, Sun 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM).
  • Masks are required to be worn at all times in the church.
  • Communion will be offered at the conclusion of Mass, as you exit the building.
  • The chapel and cry room remain closed (due to recommendations based on their ventilation systems and size).
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available upon entering the church (please use when you enter the church).
  • The church is cleaned daily following CDC guidelines.
  • Please do not enter any of the parish buildings if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • We will continue our daily livestream Masses available on our YouTube and Facebook pages.
We continue to constantly assess all of our protocols and take guidance from public health experts, local government, the Diocese of Columbus, as well as our own task force planning committee.
We appreciate your continued support and prayers as we work to provide the safest environment for our community. Please continue to keep those affected by this virus in innumerable ways in your prayers.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Joseph M. Hendricks

Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2021

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We kicked off the 2021 Bishop’s Annual Appeal April 24, 2021. The theme of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal is “Living the Joy of the Gospel,” which inspires us, as people of faith, to share joyfully the Good News of Christ to those who most need to feel His love as we continue His work on earth as faithful disciples.

Our parish’s participation in the BAA shows that we belong to the greater Church – not just our own parish, but in communion with our brothers and sisters in parishes across the Diocese of Columbus.

This year our parish share of the Appeal is $296,000. I know if we come together as a parish, we can achieve this goal. St. Brigid of Kildare Parish is able to keep any funds that exceed our goal.

We are encouraging you to consider supporting our parish goal by using the link below to make a secure pledge or gift:

Below is a video introducing the Bishop’s Annual Appeal from Rick Clemens, Parish Finance Committee member and chairperson for 2021 Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

Summer Camp for Young Children: Registration Open!

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Calling all parish children ages four to six! Join us this summer for TREASURED: a faith-based camp. Make new friends and discover that you are God’s greatest treasure through bible stories, music, crafts, outdoor games, and much more!

Space is limited! Each program pod will hold no more than 12 children of the same age group. Each pod will have two counselors to supervise children. The summer program will run Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the preschool arks on Saint Brigid of Kildare campus (located inside the units on the parking lot).

Please note that each week will be the same program so children should only attend one session. Children must be at least four years old by June 1, 2021 and have not completed first grade in order to register for the program.

Program Date Options:
Session 1- June 7-11
Session 2- June 14-18
Session 3- June 21-25
Session 4- July 26-30
Session 5- Aug 2-6
Session 6- Aug 9-13

Available sessions will be determined by registration numbers. In order to implement safe covid practices and offer a high-quality experience, the cost to attend the summer program is $100 per child.

We can’t wait for you to join us! For more information or questions, please contact Hillary Harper at mrs.harper@stbrigid-school.org

Registration opened Monday, April 26 at 10 AM and slots will be filled based on registration order. Click the link below to register.

June Pre-Cana Registration Open

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The June Pre Cana is on! After over a year of virtual Pre Cana programs, our parish returns to the in-person program with Covid-19 Safety protocols.

ENGAGED COUPLES… Attendance at Pre-Cana a minimum of four to six months in advance of your wedding date is recommended. Register now for St. Brigid’s Pre-Cana Retreat, Friday & Saturday, June 11-12.   Because Hendricks Hall has not reopened after COVID, we are hosting Pre Cana at St. John the Baptist Church in Italian Village, a gorgeous church built in the 1800’s.

Our Pre-Cana is a two-day program (Friday 7-9 pm and Saturday 9am-2 pm), cost is $35. Sessions are taught by married couples who volunteer to share their experience and insight about various aspects of married life.  To register, go to the parish website at www.stbrigidofkildare.org. Select “Get Involved”, “Weddings” and then select “Click here to register for the June 2021 St. Brigid Pre-Cana Class.”

Now Hiring Summer Program Counselors

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Saint Brigid of Kildare School, located at 7175 Avery Road in Dublin is seeking Summer Program Counselors to assist with the early childhood summer program.  Counselors will assist and supervise students ages four to six that are enrolled in the summer program.

This is a part-time position and would be a great experience for individuals pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. Hours are 8:30 am -12:00 pm, Monday – Friday from June 7-June 25, and July 26- August 13. Candidates must be available for all dates.

Requirements:

  • Catholic preferred, but not required
  • 16 years of age by January 1, 2021 (16 and 17-year-olds will need a work permit)
  • Previous childcare experience preferred
  • Recent satisfactory FBI and BCI background checks
  • Must participate in a VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training safe environment seminar
  • Provide two letters of reference from previous employers or teachers (will be asked to be presented at interview)

Application Instructions:

Questions? Contact preschool director, Hillary Harper, at mrs.harper@stbrigid-school.org or summer program director, Jackson Keister, at mr.keister@stbrigid-school.org

Mass Intentions for July through September 2021

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We will be taking Mass intention requests electronically through forms on the website for Masses in July, August and September 2021.  The form will go live on Monday, April 12.  To request Masses, select this link.  We will only be taking requests for July, August & September 2021 at this time.

In order to fairly accommodate all Mass Intentions requested, we ask that you request no more than two (2) Mass intentions per family per quarter and only one Mass intention per month.

*Because of COVID-19, Mass times may change.  You are only requesting a date for Mass intentions. There is no option to select a time for a Mass. If the date you request is not available, the Mass will be assigned on the closest available date.

https://giving.parishsoft.com/App/Form/78a1fe19-a4ac-4699-8fd8-0560148a5136

Please Support St. Brigid of Kildare this Easter

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Christ is risen! Throughout the season of Easter, in the prayers of the Liturgy and in the Word of God proclaimed in our midst, we will hear and celebrate the themes of passing from death to life, from darkness to light, from blindness to sight, and from alienation to restoration. Christ is risen from the dead and, with Him, we are offered the hope of resurrection, new life and new hope.

Please support St. Brigid of Kildare this Easter as we continue our mission to bring our parish family closer to Christ through the celebration of the resurrection.  Please give online at www.stbrigidofkildare.org/donate or mail your donation to St. Brigid of Kildare PO Box 3130 Dublin, Ohio 43016.  Thank you for your continued support!

Oak Society Scholarships Now Open

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Oak Society Scholarships Now Open, Deadline April 23
The Oak Society is possible thanks to the generosity of our parishioners. It is committed to helping families in our parish continue a Catholic education through parish-supported grants, scholarships, and tuition assistance. The Oak Society will provide scholarships to students with criteria set by the donor or organization. We will continue to build this scholarship program in order to expand the opportunities available to our students. If you are interested in donating or creating a scholarship, please contact Sarah Moore at sarahmoore00@hotmail.com or (614) 761-3734.
Next week we will open the application process for our Spring 2021 scholarships.
Current scholarship opportunities are:
  • The Brendan Foley Spirit Scholarship
  • The Home & School Association Scholarship
  • The Joyce O’Reilly Family Scholarship
  • The SPiCE Scholarship Program
  • Karen & William Nomina Faith & Service Scholarship
  • The Elizabeth Jane Zetzer Memorial Scholarship
  • The Babs Pulsfort Memorial Gift of Giving Scholarship (newly added)
The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Wednesday, April 23, 2021.
To read more about these scholarships and to apply, click the link below:
https://stbrigidofkildare.com/scholarships/

Father Matthew Morris Reassigned as Pastor at St. Catharine’s

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Father Matthew Morris, Parochial Vicar, has been appointed by Bishop Brennan to serve as the Pastor of St. Catharine Catholic Church in Bexley, Ohio, beginning July 6, 2021. He will oversee both the parish and St. Catharine School as part of his new assignment.

 

Father Morris has been Parochial Vicar at St. Brigid of Kildare for the last five years. He previously served as Parochial Vicar at St. Michael the Archangel in Worthington, OH. He holds a Bachelor in Business from Ohio University, a Master of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Arts in Theology from the Pontifical College Josephinum. Father Morris grew up in Lancaster, Ohio, and prior to joining the seminary, spent the beginning of his career as an accountant. 

 

At Saint Brigid of Kildare, Father Morris has been instrumental in taking our Masses online for our at-home audience. He also oversaw the liturgical ministries, the Parish Life Committee, and assisted Monsignor Hendricks as needed. We are very grateful for his service over the past five years at St. Brigid of Kildare, and he will be greatly missed!