Below are the 2024 St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Lenten activities.

For a printable one page overview of these activities, click here.

Ash Wednesday Mass Times

February 14, 2024
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

Social Action Committee and Cub Scouts will be collecting non-perishable food and personal items for Bishop Griffin Resource Center on Ash Wednesday and the following weekend of February 17 and 18. 

Donations can be dropped off at Hendricks Hall around the Masses on those days.

This year, Bishop Griffin Resource Center will be the recipient of the collection. This food pantry located in Columbus, serves over 300 families each week. In the last reporting period (2022), 34,900 people were served throughout the year with 311 families provided Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. While all items are appreciated, the following are of greater need:

-Canned soup
-Muffin, bread, cookie and cake mixes
-Cooking oil
-Canned fruit
-Canned corn
-Pancake mix

Thank you for your generosity. For more information or to help, please contact Jean Zhou at

Rosary, Vespers & Penance Service

Parish Rosary
Sundays, Feb 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 4:30 PM in the Church

Sunday Evening Prayer
Sundays, Feb 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 5:00 PM in the Church

Penance Service
Sunday, March 24
Beginning with Vespers in the Church. Visiting Diocesan priests will serve as confessors.

Individual Confessions
Monday, March 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Church

Easter Egg Hunt

The 24nd Annual St. Brigid’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 2024 at 1:00pm on Brigid’s Green (located at 7210 Avery Road, directly across the street from the church on Avery Road).

Please note: the event will start promptly at 1:00pm, 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 for a message as to whether or not the event will be held.

Soup Suppers & Stations of the Cross

We will gather in Hendricks Hall to share a simple meal of soup and bread at 6 PM. All are invited to attend. RSVP is not required – just come as you are and enjoy a variety of soups prepared for you by the Host Committee Members. Please bring bread to share. Dinner will end in time for everyone who wishes to attend Stations of the Cross at 7 PM.

Tuesday, February 20th (hosted by Family First)

Tuesday, February 27th – (hosted by Religious Education)

Tuesday, March 5th – (hosted by Knights of Columbus and That Man Is You)

Tuesday, March 12th – (hosted by the 55+ Club)

Tuesday, March 19th – (hosted by RCIA and Music Ministries)

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 14) and the following weekend of February 17 and 18. 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 soup, muffin, bread, cookie and cake mixes, cooking oil, canned fruit, canned corn, pancake mix.

Religious Education

Lenten Family Service Event – March 25, 4:30 and 6 PM

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

A Lent to Remember

Join us for this four-week Lenten study!

A Lent to Remember explores the ways God reaches out to each of us with his mercy. This four-week series makes a step-by-step examination of the Rite of Confession and communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love this Lent.  Through Christ’s suffering on the cross in the Paschal Mystery and his perpetual reception of his people in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God makes his love, his very self, present to us in the world.

Feb 14/Feb 15  Augustine Institute Forgiven — Where Are You?
Feb 21/Feb 22  Augustine Institute Forgiven —  An Encounter with Mercy
Feb 28/Feb 29  Augustine Institute Forgiven — Embraced in Mercy: The Rite Explained
Mar 6/Mar 7       Augustine Institute Symbolon — The Paschal Mystery:  Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

There are three ways to participate:

Wednesday Evening Group: Join other parishioners in this study/small groups on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM in the Berry Room.

Thursday Morning Group: Join other parishioners in this study/small groups on Thursdays, 10—11:30 AM in the Berry Room.

Individual Small Groups: Create your own small group in your home and receive study materials free of charge from the parish!

Sign up at the link below. For more information, contact Kim VanHuffel at

Sisters in Christ: Jesus & the Eucharist

Sisters in Christ will begin the Jesus and the Eucharist study during Lent.  This seven-session series will immerse participants in the gospel proclamation and unveil God’s saving work in the Eucharist.  These women meet Wednesday afternoons from 1:15 – 2:45 pm in the Deacon Room. 

Feb 14: What’s Our Story?
Feb 21: Who Is Jesus?
Feb 28: Am I Saved?
Mar 6: Why a Church?
Mar 27: God Is With Us
Apr 3: The Story of the Eucharist
Apr 10: Bread for the Journey

For more information contact Cheryl Hohlefelder at

Family First Lenten Activities

Mom to Mom is a vibrant, faith sharing group focused on motherhood, spirituality, and Catholic parenting.  Whether you’re a rookie or veteran, join us to support, share and gain wisdom from each other.

Meetings: Wednesday; February 7th to March 27th

Time: 9:45-11 am                                                                        

Location: Church Basement

Child Care Sign up: Here

Prepare for Easter this Lent with Mom to Mom!  This Lenten season we will listen to Father Mike Schmitz’s Homily series, Learning to Lose.   

From his Homily; “The world sees life as being about winning. And to win is to gain power and influence. If a person wins they get power, and with that power they can re-shape the world as they see fit. But a Christian view of winning is different.” – Father Mike Schmitz

Join us as we discuss losing, sacrifice and more! 

2/7/2024Father Mike Schmitz: Life is about Losing Part 1
2/14/2024No Meeting Ash Wednesday 
2/21/2024Father Mike Schmitz: Life is about Losing Part 2
2/28/2024Father Mike Schmitz: Life is about Losing Part 3
3/6/2024Father Mike Schmitz: Life is about Losing Part 4
3/13/2024No Meeting Spring Break St. Brigid School
3/20/2024No Meeting Spring Break Dublin City School
3/27/2024Holy Week Discussion

Taize Prayer

Thursday, February 29, 7 PM

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

Easter Triduum Mass Times

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Thursday, March 28, 7:30 PM
Adoration in the Chapel following Mass
 concluding with Night Prayer at 9:30 PM

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Friday, March 29, 3:00 PM in the Church

Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 29, 7:30 PM in the Church

Blessing of Easter Food
Saturday, March 30, 12:00 PM in the Chapel

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30, 1:00 PM at Brigid’s Green

Easter Vigil Mass & Reception
Saturday, March 30, 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday
Sunday, March 31, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM