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!

 

Update on Religious Education 2020-2021

August 10, 2020

Dear Parents,

The Church and her people continue to journey through this pandemic. The COVID-19 virus has changed the way we go about seemingly every aspect of life, and much has been asked of all of us as we try to reduce the spread and take care of each other.

We appreciate your patience as we developed the safest plan to share in catechizing your children at St. Brigid.

This year, we will be providing a Directed Faith Study program for Religious Education. Materials will be online through our traditional textbook publisher, Our Sunday Visitor. You will also be able to expect weekly emails detailing course topics and practical applications and tools to help in the journey of your child(ren)’s faith formation. In addition to weekly course emails, you will also be contacted monthly by phone. This will allow individual help and guidance for your family.

In terms of Sacramental preparation, we pray that we can join together in events preparing our children for these milestones on their faith journey. As a result, you will see the additional request for your child’s school on the 2020-2021 registrations. This information will be used to identify existing communities and therefore helping determine small groups for Sacramental events. Sacramental event dates TBD.

As a result of this necessary programming change, the tuition for the 2020-2021 Religious Education school year is $100/child. Tuition will cover textbook resources and some administrative costs.

Please follow the below links to register:

Returning Family Link
New Family Link

Registration Instructions:

  • When you click on the registration link, you first see the “Welcome” page, and at the bottom you will click on “Go”.  This will take you to the Member Profile Update.  That is where you will update pertinent family information.
  • When that is completed, you then need to click on the “Done” button, which will take you to the “Current Family Re-Registration 2020-2021” page.
  • Click on the blue “Next” button which will then start the registration process for your child(ren).
  • In summary, the information update and the registration are actually 2 separate items to complete.

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 uses SchoolSpeak as an online communication tool.  Parents can login to view class rosters, student progress reports and attendance.  If you are unsure of your SchoolSpeak login information, please contact the Religious Education Department at (614) 761-1176.

 

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.