Below are the 2022 St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Lenten activities.

For a printable one-page overview, click here.

Ash Wednesday Mass Times

March 2, 2022
6:30 AM – Ash Service
9:00 AM – Mass (Saint Brigid of Kildare School children will be in attendance)
12 Noon – Mass
7:00 PM – Mass

Ash Wednesday Food Drive

As in years past, the Social Action Committee will again be collecting non-perishable food items on Ash Wednesday (March 2) and the following weekend of March 5 and 6. Donations can be dropped off at Hendricks Hall around the Masses on those days.

The recipient of the Ash Wednesday food drive is Bishop Griffin Center Food Pantry. This facility serves approximately 200 families every week. While all items are greatly appreciated, the following are of greater need: canned tuna, vegetable oil, canned spaghetti sauce, deodorant, body lotion.

Vespers & Penance Service

Vespers and Parish Penance Service will be held Sunday, April 10 at 5:00 pm in the Church. Visiting diocesan priests will serve as confessors. 
Individual confessions will be heard Monday, April 11, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Church.

Vespers will be held on Sundays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 at 5 PM in the Church.


Reconciliation Monday

Monday, April 11, 7-8 PM

Easter Egg Hunt

The 22nd Annual St. Brigid’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 1:00 pm on Brigid’s Green (located at 7210 Avery Road, directly across the street from the church on Avery Road). The hunt will begin following the Blessing of Easter Food, which is scheduled at 12 pm in the church. 
Please note: the event will start promptly at 1:00 pm, plan to arrive a little early to park and make your way to the field.

All children ages 8 years and younger are invited. The children will be grouped in 3 age groups; ages 3 & under, ages 4-6, and ages 7-8. Each age group will have its own egg hunt area, and one grand prize will be provided for each age group.

Advanced registration or signup is not required. In the event of inclement weather, please check our website www.stbrigidkofc.org for a message as to whether or not the event will be held. If you have questions, or would like additional information, please contact Matt Blouir at Mattblouir@gmail.com .


Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross begin at 7 PM in the Church on the following Tuesdays: March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 

Collection Drives

Operation Rice Bowl: Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls promote human dignity and foster solidarity with the poor around the world. Return Rice Bowl donations to the containers in the Gathering Area of the Church on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

Click here to learn more or donate to the CRS Rice Bowl.


Ash Wednesday Food Drive: The Social Action Committee will again be collecting non-perishable food items on Ash Wednesday (March 2) and the following weekend of March 5 and 6. Donations can be dropped off at Hendricks Hall around the Masses on those days for Bishop Griffin Center Food Pantry.  While all items are greatly appreciated, the following are of greater need:canned tuna, vegetable oil, canned spaghetti sauce, deodorant, body lotion. 

Lenten Bible Study: High School Youth Group

Lent is an important season in the Church’s liturgical year — it is the time when we take stock of where we are in our faith to prepare for the death and resurrection of our Savior.  Often, we lose sight of the point of this season because we get caught up in ourselves: how hard it is to fast, how we fail at fasting, and just waiting for the season to be over at Easter.

Because of this we often arrive at Easter with our lives no more changed than they were on Ash Wednesday.  
Change it up and make a plan for this upcoming Lent! 

Join your peers this Lent as we prepare for Jesus and experience true transformation in our lives in this powerful season by engaging in daily personal prayer, weekly bible study, and weekly Mass.

Spend Lent following the Gospels for each upcoming Sunday so we can better prepare for Mass and grow closer to Jesus each day.  

High School bible study will meet on Wednesdays, March 9 – April 6 in the Massey Teen Room from 7:15-8:30 PM. 
*The HSYM Lenten bible study will be run by a team of HSYM’s dedicated adult volunteers while Laura Ginikos is on maternity leave.

Reach out to Laura Ginikos at lginikos@stbrigidofkildare.org if you have any questions.

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

Open Our Hearts
Lent is a time to take stock of where we are on our spiritual journey. It is a moment to check our spiritual bearings and take any action that will keep us moving in the right direction.

Take time this Lent to engage with scripture and reflect on different aspects of your spiritual life with Open Our Hearts. Look at how you live out your faith at home, in your parish, and in the world. Connect at a deeper level with the Sunday gospels and take time every day to reflect and pray.
– TUESDAY MORNINGS after 9 AM MASS beginning March 8, 2022 through April 14, 2022 in the Berry Room of Hendricks Hall.
– TUESDAY AFTERNOONS (Women’s Little Rock Scripture Group) at 1:00 beginning March 8, 2022 through April 14, 2022 in the Carr Room of Hendricks Hall

Each weekly small-group session includes scripture, prayer and reflections along with concrete ways to live out that faith. The book also provides a meditation and reflection question for each weekday of Lent. Please register by emailing Sister Teresa (ttuite@stbrigidofkildare.org) no later than February 28 so she knows how many books to order (approximately $10 per book).

Journey to Jerusalem
Jesus begins his public ministry after his baptism by John the Baptist. Jesus will go to the desert for forty days (a number always referring to a period of preparation for what is to come). In each of the synoptic gospels, but especially the Gospel of Luke, Jesus has now set His face to go to Jerusalem. This will be His final journey, and in that city, He will meet opposition, betrayal, trial, death and, ultimately, resurrection. Chapters 10-19 in Luke are full of statements about “going,” “following,” and being “along the road.” These chapters record more than just Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Certainly, “the road” (v. 57) refers to the road Jesus walked on, but it is also a metaphor for Christian discipleship. That’s why, as He walks along the road, Jesus is continually teaching about discipleship. He was preparing them and us to take up the mission.  Indeed, followers of Jesus were initially called followers of “the Way” (Acts 9:2). The Journey to Jerusalem is also our journey. We will meet many on the road (including ourselves) as we follow Jesus as his disciples. Thursday Afternoons: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 at 2:00 PM via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 818 0305 9675   Passcode: LENT22)  


We Remember
When someone we love dies we gather as family and friends and have a wake, calling hours or visitation. It is a time when family and friends gather to offer support to each other, to tell stories and share memories about the person who has died. I feel certain that the disciples gathered the night Jesus died to do the very same things that we now do more than 2000 years later. Join me and others, via ZOOM, to hear the words poke from the cross, recall the stories and memories of his time on earth and relate them to our own lives. Tuesday evenings: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 at 7:00 PM via ZOOM(Meeting ID: 838 3728 3814  Passcode: JESUS)

Family First Lenten Activities

Mom to Mom
This Lent, Mom to Mom will be listening to the Abiding Together Podcast/Lenten study of This Present Paradise by Claire Dwyer.

This study will challenge you with spiritual inspiration and practical wisdom, revealing how to live in union with God right now, during everyday life.

March 1st – S09 E08: This Present Paradise Part 1 (Ch.1-5)
March 8th – S09 E09: This Present Paradise Part 2 (Ch. 6-12)
March 15th – No Meeting Spring Break
March 22nd – S09 E10: This Present Paradise Part 3 (Ch. 13-19)
March 29th – S09 E11: This Present Paradise Part 4 (Ch. 20-26)
April 5th – S09 E12: This Present Paradise Part 5 (Ch. 27-33)
April 12th – S09 E13: This Present Paradise Part 6 (Ch. 34-38)

Mom to Mom meets on Tuesdays in the Church Basement from 9:45am to 11:15 am. You do not need to listen/read ahead to participate, join when you can. Childcare available! Childcare sign up here!

You can find links to the podcast, reading plan and where to buy the book here.

Please feel free to contact Erin Heise at erinjolene@hotmail.com or Anne Davis davis.anne81@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Sisters in Christ
This Lent, Sisters in Christ will watch and discuss the video series “No Greater Love, A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion,” by Edward Sri. Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus.

March 2nd- No meeting- Ash Wednesday
March 9th – The Prayer of the Agony.
March 16th – Are you the Christ?
March 23rd- Are you the Christ? (repeats spring break)
March 30th – The Trial before Pilate.
April 6th – The Death of the Messiah.
April 13th – The Seven Last Words.

Sisters in Christ meets on Wednesdays in the Deacon’s Room from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm. You do not need to prepare to participate, join when you can!

Please feel free to contact Cheryl Hohlefelder hohleinone@gmail.com or Mandy Skinner amandaskinner2@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Check out 40 Lenten Activities for Catholic Families
https://www.reallifeathome.com/40-lenten-activities-for-catholic-families/

Taize Prayer

Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 PM in the Church

Spend a quiet hour together as a family with prayer, reflection and music. 

Easter Triduum Mass Times

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Thursday, April 14, 7:30 PM
Adoration in the Chapel following Mass
 concluding with Night Prayer at 9:30 PM

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Friday, April 15, 3:00 PM in the Church

Stations of the Cross
Friday, April 15, 7:30 PM in the Church

Blessing of Easter Food
Saturday, April 16, 12:00 PM in the Chapel

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16, 1:00 PM at Brigid’s Green

Easter Vigil Mass & Reception
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 PM

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 17, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM