Below are the 2023 St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Lenten activities.

For a printable one-page overview, click here.

Ash Wednesday Mass Times

February 22, 2023
6:30 AM – Ash Service
9:00 AM – Mass (Saint Brigid of Kildare School children will be in attendance)
7:00 PM – Mass

Ash Wednesday Food Drive

As in years past, the Social Action Committee will again be collecting non-perishable food and personal items on Ash Wednesday (Feb 22) and the following weekend of February 25 and 26. 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 Resource Center. This facility serves approximately 200 families every week.

Vespers & Penance Service

Vespers and Parish Penance Service will be held Sunday, April 2 at 5:00 pm in the Church. Visiting diocesan priests will serve as confessors. 
Individual confessions will be heard Monday, April 3, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Church.

Vespers will be held on Sundays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5 PM in the Church.

Easter Egg Hunt

The 23rd Annual St. Brigid’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 8th 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.


Soup Suppers & Stations of the Cross

As a parish community, we celebrate at 6 PM in Hendricks Hall on the following Tuesdays (bring bread to share).

Stations of the Cross begin at 7 PM in the Church.

February 28, March 7, 14, 21, and 28

Lenten Family Rosary

Family First and the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a family rosary on Sunday, March 19th at 7 PM.  Please join using the following link:

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81339398625?pwd=T2Vwcm14b3lJK1pBeU9JVEl1cFRqdz09

Meeting ID: 813 3939 8625

Passcode: pray

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 and personal items on Ash Wednesday (Feb 22) and the following weekend of February 25 and 26. Donations can be dropped off at Hendricks Hall around the Masses on those days for Bishop Griffin Resource Center.  While all items are greatly appreciated, the following are of greater need: canned tuna, vegetable oil, canned spaghetti sauce, deodorant, body lotion. 

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

The Chosen Lenten Series
Join us on the Wednesdays of Lent to watch and discuss the acclaimed series: The Chosen. It is a series that invites us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him. It is scripturally based with added backstories. We will view each episode of Season 1 and have sharing afterward. In order to finish before Holy Week there will be two evenings when we will watch two episodes but will still finish no later than 9:00.

It would be helpful to buy the guide What Does It Mean to Be Chosen?: An Interactive Bible Study (Volume 1) (The Chosen Bible Study Series) Paperback – January 21, 2021  by Amanda Jenkins , Dallas Jenkins and Dr. Douglas S. Huffman . Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle).

Wednesdays: February 22- March 29 Berry Room from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

February 22: Episodes 1 and 2
March 1: Episodes 3 and 4
March 8: Episode 5
March 15: Episode 6
March 22: Episode 7
March 29: Episode 8

“HeBrews A Better Blend”
Join with others on Tuesday mornings (after the 9 AM Mass) to explore the Letter to the Hebrews. We will be using the book HeBrews – A Better Blend by Leah Adams. Hebrews was written (63-64 AD) at a time when everything in society seemed to be shaking and people of faith were wondering, “what are we to do?” That sounds very much like our own time of 2023 AD. The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews speaks to those whose faith was faltering. We will see the faith journeys of regular people that we now consider to be heroes of the faith. As we move through Leah Adams’ book and the Letter to the Hebrews, we find encouragement in our own faith journey to help us through those times when our faith falters. This is an eight-week study that includes five days of lessons that you can do on your own at home. This is a good Letter to study as part of your Lenten journey.

Hendricks Hall: Berry Room. 9:30 – 11:00 AM. Tuesdays from February 28- March 28 then finishing on April 18 and 25.

The books can be purchased from Amazon (Kindle version available) or Christianbook.com. No registration necessary and everyone is welcome! —Sister Teresa

Family First Lenten Activities

This Lent, Mom to Mom will be listening to the Abiding Together Podcast/book study of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.  

Journey with us into this wonderful story, which will help us reflect more deeply on our relationship with Christ, our own story of faith and redemption, and the invitation to adventure with God. This study will include discussion topics such as, the battle of light and darkness, what it means to be restored and reconciled and making space for childlike wonder. 

Schedule

February 28th – S05 E03: TLTWATW Book Study Part 1 (Ch.1-4)
March 7th – S05 E04: TLTWATW Book Study Part 2 (Ch. 5-8)
March 14th – No Meeting Spring Break (St. Brigid) 
March 21st – No Meeting Spring Break (DCS)
March 28th – S05 E05: TLTWATW Book Study Part 3 (Ch. 9-12)
April 4th – S05 E06: TLTWATW Book Study Part 4 (13-18)

Mom to Mom meets on Tuesdays in the Church Basement from 9:45am to 11:00 am. You do not need to listen/read ahead to participate, join when you can. Childcare available sign up here!  

Please feel free to contact Erin Heise at erinjolene@hotmail.com or Gracie Dziewiatkowski marygracedzski@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

This Lent, Sisters in Christ will be watching and discussing a Bible Study on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary with Dr. Ben Akers and other professors from the Augustine Institute. 

Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them. We will also pray the corresponding decade at each meeting.  We hope to see you there. 

Schedule

February 22nd– Bible Study- Sorrowful Mysteries – The Agony in the Garden
March 1st – Bible Study- Sorrowful Mysteries – The Scourging at the Pillar
March 8th –   Bible Study- Sorrowful Mysteries – The Crowning of the Thorns
March 15th  – No Meeting Spring Break (St. Brigid) 
March 22nd – No Meeting Spring Break (Dublin City Schools)
March 29th –   Bible Study- Sorrowful Mysteries – The Carrying of the Cross
April 5th – Bible Study- Sorrowful Mysteries –  The Crucifixion

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 free to contact Cheryl Hohlefelder hohleinone@gmail.com or Shannon Norkin shannon.norkin@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Taize Prayer

Date TBD 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 6, 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 7, 3:00 PM in the Church

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

Blessing of Easter Food
Saturday, April 8, 12:00 PM in the Chapel

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 1:00 PM at Brigid’s Green

Easter Vigil Mass & Reception
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM

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