Parish Administration Ministries are in place to ensure parish systems and processes are designed to give parishioners the best experience, and to demonstrate vision and leadership for the future.
The Parish Steering Committee serves as an advisory body to the pastor in his administration of the parish by assisting in the strategic planning for the future of the parish and the establishment of policies. Members represent all parish committees and organizations and ensure communication and coordination among the parish committees and ministries. There is an Executive Committee within the Steering Committee which sets the agenda and determines the focus and goals for the year.
The Finance Committee oversees many of the financial aspects of our parish including the analysis and review of the annual budget, monthly income, expenditure and liability requirements and coordination of all parish fundraising programs in accordance with Diocesan rules. Membership candidates must interview with the pastor.
Financial Peace University
The Finance Committee offers Financial Peace University a few times a year. Designed and instructed by author and syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University (FPU) is an education program that teaches families how to handle money using Biblical principles. The primary focus of Ramsey’s instruction is to teach you how to get rid of debt, manage money and spend, save and invest your money wisely. Watch the parish bulletin for session dates or contact Becky O’Connor at 614-761-3734 or boconnor@stbrigidofkildare. org for more information.
Tapestry Committee: “Many Strands, One Parish”
The Tapestry Program is our annual parish commitment program. Each September, we celebrate volunteerism and invite all parishioners to make a commitment of time, talent and treasure to St. Brigid for the coming year. As part of the Tapestry Program, we ask that you attend the Ministry Celebration Weekend in mid-September. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the individuals involved in the parish’s over 60 ministries and to ask questions and learn about becoming involved. The Tapestry Program also asks that parishioners make a financial commitment to the parish at this time. There are many options available for you to fulfill your yearly pledge to the parish.
Volunteers are currently needed with a variety of skills to serve on the Tapestry Program Committee. Please consider this important mission—helping others discover their calling to be involved in the life of our parish. To get involved, contact Sarah Moore at 614-761-3734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special People in Catholic Education (SPiCE)
Special People in Catholic Education (SPiCE) was founded to support the education of children with special learning needs in our parish and school. SPiCE assists our parish as we work to serve a broad range of students, including those who may be gifted as well as those who have roadblocks to successful learning. SPiCE was founded to provide financial support and a commitment to the belief that each child in our parish is a child of God and possesses his or her own unique spiritual and educational needs. There are a number of ways to become involved with SPiCE, including volunteering in the school, serving on the board, or getting involved our events, including the spring wine tasting and silent auction. To get involved, contact Sarah Moore at 614-761-3734 or email@example.com.
To learn more about SPiCE, visit the webpage here.
New Parishioner Welcome Committee
The goal of our welcoming committee is to give every new family or individual a sense of belonging and help them become an integral part of our faith community. We personally contact our newest members and invite them to participate in parish life. The committee is also available once a month after the 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Masses to register new parishioners and to answer questions about the parish. The committee hosts several welcome events during the year, which are great ways to get involved with the parish.