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Reservation Link: Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil & Sunday

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Reservations are required to attend all Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Masses and services. To accommodate as many as possible, we will also be livestreaming some of these Masses in Hendricks Hall and in the Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium. These locations also require reservations.
Mass reservations will be live on our website beginning Monday, March 1 at 10 AM. Reservations will close on March 22. To make a reservation, visit www.stbrigidofkildare.org and click the “Lent 2021” link in the top black bar. You will be able to select the location (church, Hendricks Hall or gymnasium) for each Mass. Once the capacity for each location is full, that option will be closed out.
All Masses will be livestreamed at youtube.com/stbrigidofkildarechurch. Please consider this option for celebrating Holy Week and Easter safely at home.
Below is our Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday schedule of Masses and services. Please note we will now have a limited amount of seats available for the Easter Vigil Mass, where we will be welcoming new members of the church and honoring our 2020 and 2021 RCIA catechumens and candidates.
Reservation Notes:
  • Reservations are limited to groups of 6. If your immediate family has more than 6, make a reservation for 6 then contact the parish office at (614) 761-3734.
  • If you need to cancel or edit your reservation, you can do so in your confirmation email or by calling the parish office. Please do so before March 22 so that someone else can have your spot.
  • Masks are required to be worn in all parish buildings. Please do not come if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • After making a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive another email with more details prior to your reserved Mass(es).
  • Seats will be assigned in all buildings in order to accommodate the most people safely in the spaces. Check-in with a greeter upon arrival, who will seat your family when all members are present (no printed reservation is necessary). More details will be provided via email.
  • Reservations for all Masses listed below close Monday, March 22.

Palm Sunday & Holy Week Mass Schedule:

Palm Sunday, Saturday, March 27, 5:00 PM and Sunday, March 28, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Overflow seating with a livestream of the Mass from the church will be available in Hendricks Hall.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Thursday, April 1, 7:30 PM
Overflow seating with a livestream of the Mass from the church will be available in Hendricks Hall.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Friday, April 2, 3:00 PM
Overflow seating with a livestream of the Mass from the church will be available in Hendricks Hall.

Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday, April 3, 7:30 PM
Overflow seating with a livestream of the Mass from the church will be available in Hendricks Hall.

Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 4, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Overflow seating with a livestream of the Mass from the church will be available in Hendricks Hall and the Gymnasium.

All Masses will be livestreamed.

Announcement from Bishop Brennan

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This weekend Bishop Brennan is announcing a new and exciting initiative for the Dioceses of Columbus called “Real Presence, Real Future.” He has prepared a video to address you personally to tell you more about this. Every parish in the Diocese will be participating, including our parish, St. Brigid of Kildare. Let’s now listen to Bishop Brennan.

View video here

The Disciple Maker Index Survey is Open! 

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The Disciple Maker Index Survey is open and we are asking for your help!

Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute survey as soon as possible.  

  • Online: Go to https://portal.catholicleaders.org/dmi/survey/kkdyx221y6 (or find this link by visiting www.stbrigidofkildare.org and search “survey”)
  • Paper: If you prefer to complete a paper survey, you may pick up a copy at the parish office during regular business hours, 8:30 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday, or click here to print one.  Upon completion, the survey should be placed in a plain envelope, marked: ATTN: Survey, and either mailed to P.O. Box 3130, Dublin OH 43016 or dropped off at the parish office(to keep survey anonymous).

The survey will only be available from February 17, 2021 – March 21, 2021. This survey will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow.  All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole. 

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible.  This information will be invaluable to Monsignor Hendricks and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be.  We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.

 Thank you for helping with this important project!

Lenten Zoom Soup Suppers

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Tuesday Nights at 6:00 PM
February 23 – March 23, 2021

We will learn how to make a soup offered by one of our guest chefs. We will pray together and make a holy connection with each other. Olivia the Owl will take us to three different countries: Madagascar, El Salvador and Timor-Leste. Then you will eat at home with your family.

Join Zoom Meeting each week by clicking below or using the codes.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87567234152?pwd=SFRkOGxhUzZNd2VXbmFvbFVWakNLUT09

Meeting ID: 875 6723 4152
Passcode: SOUPSUPPER

Schedule of Guest Chefs:
February 23 – Nancy & Mark Poepplman
March 2 – Laura Ginikos
March 9 – Deb Obert and her daughter Maria
March 16 – Jackie Mack and her two grandchildren Liam and Madeline
March 23 – Jen McManus and her daughter Aileen


WHY BOTHER TO HAVE SOUP SUPPERS ON ZOOM?

Katherine and I asked the same question.  One thing that COVID-19 took from us was the freedom to share meals with each other.  It is important that we are able to invite people into our homes for dinner or meet friends for lunch.  Doing these two things not only nourish the body but also nourish our spirit.  We wanted to provide away to do that but knew we had to do it differently than we have in the past.

Strangely enough – ZOOM does that.  On Zoom we are invited into each other’s homes.  We don’t think of it as virtual.  You are real people, we are real people, we meet in real time and we are in a real place.  We gather with the intention of our heart to be together. In scripture when the word “home” is used or the story says that Jesus went to  a certain home for dinner or a meal, it is being used as a metaphor.  Jesus is entering into our heart.  He is coming into the place where the person lives.  When Jesus comes into our heart things happen.   We are transformed.

On our ZOOM SOUP SUPPERS, you are being invited into our home and you are letting us into your home.  We will also widen the space of our heart by taking advantage of the materials offered by Catholic Relief Services.  We will have a very wise guide.  Olivia the Owl will take us to three different countries to see how our sisters and brothers across the globe live.

Some our parishioners will also invite us into their kitchens (often called “the heart of the home”) and show us how to prepare a recipe that they use with their families.

Katherine and I hope that you will join us and that we will be nourished in body and spirit because we spent time together.  We gather on ZOOM at 6:00 PM on Tuesdays (for about 1/2hour (little more or little less).  February 23- March 23rd.  Each one is independent so join us when you can and bring your family- far and near.  – Katherine Florian and Sister Teresa


RECIPES

Bean Soup with Ham & Potatoes from Nancy and Mark Poeppelman

Crockpot Chili from Laura Ginikos

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Deb Obert

Ground Beef and Barley Soup from Jackie Mack

Spinach Soup from Jen McManus

Three Can Soup from Sister Joye

Sacrament of Reconciliation Lent 2021

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on four Mondays from 7-8 PM during Lent (March 8, 15, 22 and 29), in addition to the normal Saturday time of 4-4:30 PM. Parishioners may also call to schedule an individual appointment.

 

Sign up is required to attend the March 8, 15, 22 and 29 sessions.
Names on the sign up will be hidden and not seen by the confessor priests, only by the greeters to check for reservations.

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

 

COVID Safety Protocols:
In order to ensure the safety of our parishioners and clergy, the following COVID safety measures will be in place during these individual confession times:

  • Masks must be worn
  • Upon entrance, a greeter will ensure you are signed up
  • Confessors will be distanced at least six feet from clergy
  • Confessors will be seated behind a plexiglass barrier
  • Temperatures will be taken upon entry into the church due to the larger volume of people and the closer proximity required for Confessions

Lenten Video Message from Monsignor Hendricks

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February 12, 2021

Click here to watch a video message from Monsignor Hendricks regarding Lent 2021.

Dear Parishioners,

As we approach the start of the Lenten season, we may be feeling like we have already endured a year-long Lent because of the sacrifices and losses we have had from the coronavirus and its many effects on us all. However, this Lenten season, unlike any other, can give us the chance to pause and step back and reflect on this past year. Instead of focusing on what we don’t have and what we have lost, can we shift our focus? That is what Lent has always invited us to do — slow down, step back, and remember our truest identity as sons and daughters of God. What have you learned from this past year, and what blessings have you received? I think you may find that you have gained a lot.

As we prepare for Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season next week, I want to share what we will be offering at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish. We will continue to offer many ways for you to participate in the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, both virtually and in-person.

  • We will be offering two in-person Ash Wednesday prayer services with the distribution of ashes, as well as a traditional Mass with ash distribution at 9 AM. Reservations are required for these services and are available here. We will also have a virtual blessing of ashes and prayer service.
  • We will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in-person on Mondays during March. This also requires reservations.
  • We will again offer virtual options for Taize, Stations of the Cross, and Soup Suppers. These will be a combination of videos available to watch anytime and live virtual sessions.
  • Soup Suppers this year will be live via Zoom on Tuesday nights at 6 PM. They will feature guest chefs from our parish sharing with you a favorite recipe, followed by prayer together.
  • There will also be Lenten prayer services and adult faith formation opportunities led by Sister Teresa on Zoom.

More details of all of these offerings are available here. Our Holy Week schedule and reservation information is also listed on the Lent webpage.

All parishioners will be receiving a Lenten book mailed to their homes next week. This includes all of these offerings and some information about the traditional practices of Lent. I encourage you to read this book.

In addition, this Lent our parish will be participating in a parish-wide survey about discipleship conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute. This is a 10-15 minute survey that will be emailed to you next Wednesday with more details. Please look for that email and I encourage you to complete the survey which will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth.

As we look forward to this new season in our lives, we ask you to continue to remain vigilant in your responsibility to stop the spread of this virus. We may feel as though the end is near, but we cannot give up yet. Please continue to practice social distancing, mask-wearing and sanitation in order to care for all of our brothers and sisters, especially those most vulnerable, and please continue to pray for all those affected by this virus in innumerable ways.

Blessings,
Monsignor Hendricks

Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Reservations Live Mar 1 at 10 AM

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Reservations will be required to attend all Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday Masses and services.

To accommodate as many as possible, we will also be livestreaming some of these Masses in Hendricks Hall and in the Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium. These locations also require reservations. 

 

Mass reservations will be live on our website beginning Monday, March 1 at 10 AM. Reservations will close on March 22. To make a reservation, visit www.stbrigidofkildare.org and click the “Lent 2021” link in the top black bar. You will be able to select the location (church, Hendricks Hall or gymnasium) for each Mass. Once the capacity for each location is full, that option will be closed out.

 

All Masses will be livestreamed at youtube.com/stbrigidofkildarechurch. Please consider this option for celebrating the Holy Week and Easter safely at home. 

 

For Mass times and details, visit www.stbrigidofkildare.org/Lent

Parish-Wide Survey Coming Soon – Please Read

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St. Brigid of Kildare Parish will be participating in a parish survey about discipleship conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute.  We need your help!

 

Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute survey online.  The survey can be accessed through an online link from February 17, 2021 – March 21, 2021 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow.  All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole. We will share the link with you a bit closer to the launch of the survey.

 

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible.  This information will be invaluable to Monsignor Hendricks and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be.  We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.

 

If you prefer a paper copy you may pick up a paper copy of the survey in the parish office.  A printable version of the survey will also be available. To submit the completed paper survey, please drop off or mail to the parish office. 

 

Thank you for helping with this important project!

Ash Wednesday Mass Reservations Live

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Our Ash Wednesday Mass reservations are now live.

Click here to make reservations.

  • Reservation Notes:
    Reservations are limited to groups of 6. If your immediate family has more than 6, make a reservation for 6 then contact the parish office at (614) 761-3734.
  • If you need to cancel or edit your reservation, you can do so in your confirmation email or by calling the parish office.
  • Masks are required to be worn in all parish buildings. Please do not come if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Reservations are required to attend any of the Ash Wednesday prayer services or Mass. After making a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive another email with more details a few days prior to Ash Wednesday.
  • Seats will be assigned in all buildings in order to accommodate the most people safely in the spaces. Check-in with a greeter upon arrival, who will seat your family when all members are present (no printed reservation is necessary). More details will be provided via email.
  • Reservations for Ash Wednesday close Monday, February 15.

Thank you for your cooperation and care during this difficult time. Please continue to pray for all those affected by this virus in innumerable ways.

Ash Wednesday Schedule at St. Brigid of Kildare:

In-Person Offerings:
6:30 AM – Prayer service in the church with distribution of ashes
9:00 AM – Mass in the church with distribution of ashes
7:00 PM – Prayer service in the church with distribution of ashes

At Home Offerings:
Blessing of ashes by Monsignor Hendricks and virtual prayer service — available on YouTube page beginning Feb 17
9 AM – Livestream of Ash Wednesday Mass

Please remember Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

Note on Distribution of Ashes:
Vatican modifies distribution of ashes for Ash Wednesday
By Vatican News
The health situation caused by Covid-19 continues to force changes on daily life, which are also reflected in the Church’s sphere. Ahead of the beginning of Lent, on Wednesday, 17 February, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a note laying out the procedures Catholic priests around the world are to follow for the distribution of ashes at the start of Lent. The priest will bless the ashes, sprinkle them with holy water and distribute by sprinkling the ashes on each person’s head in silence.