Lent 2021 at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish

Reservations will be required to attend some of the Lenten & Easter Masses. Check back for reservation information and Lenten activities at St. Brigid of Kildare.

Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2021

Reservations required for all in-person services. Reservations open on this page on Monday, February 8 at 9 AM and close on February 15.

St. Brigid of Kildare will be celebrating Ash Wednesday (February 17) with the following schedule.

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.

Parish Holy Week information will be available here soon.

Palm Sunday – March 28, 2021

Holy Thursday – April 1, 2021

Good Friday – April 2, 2021

Holy Saturday – April 3, 2021

Easter Sunday – April 4, 2021

Lenten Soup Suppers (via Zoom)

Join us for Zoom Lenten Soup Suppers at your place!

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

Olivia the Owl will take us to three different countries: Madagascar, El Salvador and Timor-Leste.

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. Then you will eat at home with your family.

Join Zoom Meeting each week by clicking below or using the codes.

Meeting ID: 875 6723 4152


Lenten Prayer

A Lenten Prayer will be available on this webpage on Ash Wednesday. Msgr. Hendricks will bless the ashes and we will proceed with the prayer from there.  It can be used at your convenience. It is a good prayer to use with your family, with another or alone, as we prepare for Lent.  It is also a good way to enter into the ritual of receiving ashes, when you cannot physically receive them.  

In addition, join us live for prayer on Zoom each Wednesday from February 24 until March 24 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Each will have a Lenten theme.

Register in advance for this meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwofuCsqjgtG9TYgw3aGgpvFxshw4dFpPmU

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Pause for Prayer

Join us in taking a pause for prayer on Monday nights. This series is a visual and audio presentation of “Be still and know that I am God” Ps 46:10. We begin at 7:00 PM and close by 7:20. This Pause for Prayer invites you into a short period of quiet mindfulness using inspiration text, which is broken open with imagery and music and a blessing. Each is independent of the other so join in as your schedule allows. Monday evenings at 7:00 PM through March 29, 2021. – Sister Teresa

Join Zoom Meeting (no need to register in advance):
Meeting ID: 825 3385 6351
Passcode: PAUSE


Lenten Study & Share

Book Discussion combining See No Stranger, A memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love by Valerie Kaur (available on Amazon or through other booksellers) and Pope Francis’ encyclical: Fratelli Tutti (this can be download through the internet.) This series lasts for eight weeks. In order to be finished before Holy Week we need to start early.

Thursday from February 4 until March 24th via ZOOM at 7:00 PM. Registration Required.

Register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErfuupqDksH9DGpK_35AiTw3Xcg7OAcUlr

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Celebrating Lent Together at Home: Give Alms

• Operation Rice Bowl Collection
• Food Collection
• How will you do this through Lent?