P-8 Religious Ed

“One Faith, One Family”

Catholic faith formation is a lifelong process of spiritual growth, increased understanding, and commitment to the faith and traditions of the Catholic Church. Our desire at Saint Brigid of Kildare is to share as a community in the ministry of Christ, living as One Family and sharing in our One Faith. We hold dear the vital sacramental life of the Church, given to us by Christ, calling each of us to act justly, with love and mercy, living in communion with one another. Following Christ is a lifelong journey and we invite you join us. Catechesis at Saint Brigid is for all- children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. Welcome home to Saint Brigid!

Religious Education 2021-2022

21-22 Religious Education Registration Form

Please contact us at 614-761-1176 with any questions. We are available by phone, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.- 12 noon.

Religious Education Update July 1, 2021:

Dear St. Brigid Religious Education Families,
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open beginning today, July 1, 2021. You will be able to register by going to the Religious Education page of our parish website, or click the registration form link below. Class placement will begin August 1, 2021 and students will be placed in a first come, first serve manner. Class assignment will be communicated to you by August 31, 2021. Classes will begin September 13, 2021.
We are excited to share with you the changes to our Religious Education Program here at St. Brigid as we reopen, post-COVID. Thank you for your feedback in our recent religious education survey. Knowing our families have different needs and comfort levels, now more than ever, we are happy to offer both an in-person faith formation program on Monday evenings as well as a directed home faith formation program. We are also excited to share with you that the parish will be sharing in the cost of faith formation, allowing our tuition rate to be reduced to $100 for home faith formation and $200 for in-person faith formation per child. This is largely due to the generosity of our parish community and the ability St. Brigid has had to recently pay off all our building debt. Non-parishioners will also be welcomed into our program, but at the non-subsidized rate of $450.
It has been shown that religious education must be linked to experience for it to have meaning. It has also been shown that meaningful experience will allow for a person to take ownership of their faith. Knowing these components of religious education has propelled us to an experiential model of faith formation. We want our children to be Catholic in all that they do. Their Catholic identity is not just a part of who they are, it is the very fabric of how they will connect with the world. Therefore, regardless of the program you select, you will be invited to optional monthly events to reconnect you to your St. Brigid family.
Finally, the Religious Education program at St. Brigid runs on the generosity of our volunteers. We require over 100 volunteers to run our Monday night programming. Please reach out to the Religious Education Office or mark the selection on your registration form of how you would like to serve your St. Brigid community.
We are looking forward to seeing you this fall,
Andrea Komenda

2021-22 Calendars

Coming soon!

 

Service Hour Form

To download a service hour form, follow the link:  service hour form.

Offices

The Religious Education is located at:
7175 Avery Road, Dublin, OH  43017

Telephone:  614-761-1176
Fax: 614-761-1106

Diocesan Catechist Certification Program

Primarily designed to satisfy Diocesan requirements for religion-teacher certification, these series of two hour classes are taught by Diocesan instructors and are offered throughout the year at St. Brigid. We encourage anyone interested in learning about our rich Catholic history and current beliefs to attend these excellent classes. They may be taken for credit or personal enrichment. To register for these courses, please complete the forms and return them to the Religious Education Department, or call 614-761-1176.

Religious Ed Teachers & Volunteers

We have an experienced staff of catechists. Opportunities for ongoing enrichment and classes for Diocesan Certification provided throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact Andrea Komenda. Volunteer opportunities: In addition to Catechists/Teachers; during each class time Teacher Aides, Hall Monitors and Childcare needed each week. Volunteers need not have children in the program to participate, but all volunteers must take Protecting God’s Children and be fingerprinted according to Diocesan guidelines. Volunteers are also needed for special events. To volunteer your time and talent, call the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176.

Click here to download the Religious Ed Volunteer Handbook.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

The Parish Educational Center comes alive with our annual VBS. Children ages 4 through the sixth grade celebrate our Lord with learning, crafts, songs and play. A different theme is offered each year. Click here to visit the Vacation Bible School page.

SPiCE (Special People in Catholic Education)

Special People in Catholic Education (SPICE) supports 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 and those who have roadblocks to successful learning. We believe that each child in our parish is a child of God and possesses his or her own unique spiritual and educational needs.

To learn more about SPiCE, visit the school’s website.