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~ Welcome to St. Bridget of Kildare Parish, Parma Ohio ~

Welcome from our Pastor:  Our warmest welcome to Saint Bridget of Kildare Parish, a Roman Catholic church made up of approximately 1,500 families in Parma, Ohio, and named after our patroness, Bridget of Kildare, from Ireland.  We are dedicated to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, prayer and worship, sacramental life, sharing the Gospel, education, and supporting each other and our community through our more than 40 vibrant ministries and parish groups.  I hope the information about St. Bridget of Kildare Parish contained in this website will be helpful to you.  We encourage you to visit our church and experience the welcoming community that has had a presence in the Parma community for almost 70 years.  

With prayers and blessings,
Rev. Robert W. Wisniewski, Jr.
Pastor


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Act of Spiritual Communion: 
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.  
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  
I embrace You as if You were already there, and I unite myself wholly to You.  
Never permit me to be separated from You. 
~St. Alphonsus Liguori  



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Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion —
inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us,
that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent,
but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your Holy Will,
which is love and mercy itself.  Amen.  

August 27, 2021
A message from Bishop Malesic on keeping people safe during the pandemic: 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: 

The latest information from federal, state and local public health agencies informs us that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is surging in our area, causing increased illness and hospitalizations at levels not seen since the spring. For the safety of all who worship at Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Cleveland, I strongly encourage you -- whether vaccinated or not vaccinated -- to wear a face mask while attending Mass indoors.  All who want to attend Mass, and who are otherwise vulnerable, should feel safe and welcome inside our sacred spaces. Please use charity and patience with those who do not wish to comply with this strongly stated request. You also might want to consider wearing a face mask for other indoor gatherings, especially for those not yet fully vaccinated. Wearing masks outdoors is not generally required except for activities involving close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.   

Those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is immune-compromised or ill, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety about contracting the coronavirus in a large group of persons are not obliged to attend Mass.  

Pope Francis recently offered a message of hope and unity to the world in an effort to continue increasing confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines, specifically in communities disproportionately affected by the virus. “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19,” the pope said. “Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or her own small gesture of love; no matter how small, love is always grand.”  

I am fully vaccinated and recommend the same for my family and friends. In consideration of others, I also am wearing a mask during the distribution of holy Communion and I strongly encourage those distributing holy Communion at Mass to wear a mask while distributing as well.  

Remember that the situation seems to be ever changing. This request to wear face masks is temporary and will be changed once this current level of increased coronavirus cases is over. Stay connected to information coming from national, state and local health authorities, and stay home and get tested for COVID when you are not feeling well. Following these recommendations will go a long way in helping to keep you and others around you safe.  

We are all tired of this pandemic, but we must not forget that we are called to care for the health of others in times of crisis and must continue to protect our healthcare system and medical workers.   

May God bless and watch over us in our time of need. 

Bishop Edward C. Malesic 

COVID-19 Protocol Reminders at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish: 

As the number of Coronavirus cases continue to rise and new variants emerge, we want to remind everyone that the back, left-hand section of the church remains roped off, every other pew, to better allow for social distancing.  Please leave the ropes in place where they are located. 

Face Masks:  It is strongly recommended that face masks be worn by all while indoors in public settings. 

Holy Water:  Touchless Holy Water fonts are at the church entrances. 

Offertory Collection: The ushers take up the offertory collection at the normal time (after the general intercessions).

The Sign of Peace: The Sign of Peace should be exchanged without  physical contact between persons who are not of the same household or family.  

Holy Communion: The distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended until further notice. Eucharistic Ministers will sanitize their hands before distributing the Host. 

Cleaning of the Church:  A general cleaning of the church and other public places will continue to take place on a regular schedule, with special attention given to frequently used surfaces such as door handles, bathroom fixtures, etc…

Entrance Hand Sanitizers: Touchless hand sanitizers are at the church entrances. 

Confessions: For the immediate future, Confessions will continue to be heard in School Meeting Room #1 (instead of the church confessionals) on Saturdays at 3:00PM.  

Please continue to pray for a complete end to the pandemic, for all those who died from the pandemic and for those who have lost loved ones, employment or have been adversely impacted by the virus. 

The Parma/Parma Heights Parishes offer the monthly opportunity to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.   

All are welcome to attend Mass and be Anointed. 

The schedule is as follows: 
1st Monday each month - St. Charles at 7:00PM
1st Friday each month - St. Anthony of Padua at 8:00AM
2nd Thursday each month - St. Bridget of Kildare at 8:30AM
3rd Tuesday each month - St. John Bosco at 7:30AM
3rd Thursday each month - St. Columbkille at 7:00AM
3rd Thursday each month - St. Columbkille at 8:15AM
4th Wednesday each month - St. Francis de Sales at 8:45AM
4th Friday each month - Holy Family at 8:30AM

“Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit.  May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.”

The weekly Children’s Liturgy of the Word program takes place on Sundays during the 10:00AM Mass.  This program is for children of preschool age thru grade 5. The children are dismissed during Mass to a school classroom where they hear the Scripture readings proclaimed and explained on their level of understanding. They return to the main assembly for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Pre-registration is not required. Parents of younger children are welcome to attend the sessions.  If you have any questions, please call Therese McCall at 440-667-1831.

Upcoming Events for Young Adults: 
If you are between the ages of 18-40 years old,  
the Young Adult Ministry would like to invite you to save the dates for a few upcoming events! 

St. Bridget Young Adult Fellowship and Bible Study
Monday, September 27th 
6:00pm
St. Bridget Parish in the Catechetical Office 

Parish Cluster Young Adult Fall Fest 
(Hosted along with Mary Queen of the Apostles and St. John Bosco Parish)
Saturday, October 2nd 
6:30-8pm
St. Bridget Parish in the Grove 

Parish Cluster Young Adult Speaker & Happy Hour
(Hosted along with Mary Queen of the Apostles and St. John Bosco Parish)
Speaker:  Our Pastor, Fr. Rob Wisniewski
Friday, October 15th
6:30pm
St Bridget Parish in the Church
(Location of Happy Hour after the talk TBD)

Pre-Baptism Class:  The Sacrament of Baptism is the foundation of our Christian faith and the “door to the Church.” Parents are asked to attend an information and faith enrichment session before scheduling the baptism of their first child.  Our next session will take place on Sunday, October 3rd following the 12:00 Noon Mass, from 1:00-3:00PM in Meeting Room #1. To register, contact Dana Steimle at 440-886-1468, x17 or sbkpsr@gmail.com by Thursday, September 30th.

Save the Date ~ Savor the Grapes: The St. Bridget Welcoming Committee is excited to share the news that plans are moving forward for the next parish wine tasting event on Saturday, February  12, 2022!  The committee, along with Fr. Rob and the parish staff could not be happier to include this event amongst those that will show off what will be the new Parish Hall. The evening is sure to be filled with pleasant conversation, good food, and great drink!  The 2022 wine tasting event may be taking on a bit of a different look and format, but it will also include a few familiar things as well. The committee will be spending the next several months finalizing the event theme and everything that goes along with it. Continue to watch the bulletin for updates and, eventually, details on ticket purchases. We are expecting a lot of interest in the event and want to see you there!  For information about the Welcoming Committee, or if you have an interest in joining, please email Roberta Kacenjar and Steve Kovacik at sb.welcomingcommittee@gmail.com.  

2022 Cluster Women's Day of Reflection:  Women of the parish, please plan on attending the cluster Women’s Day of Reflection, being held here at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 9:30AM to 2:30PM.  We are in the planning stages and are excited to once again have the opportunity to host this event for the women of our parish cluster, St. Bridget of Kildare, Mary Queen of the Apostles and St. John Bosco.  If you would like to be part of the planning team, please contact Dana Steimle at (440) 886-1468, x17 or sbkpsr@gmail.com.  

 


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Mass Schedule


Weekdays   
Monday thru Friday at 8:30AM

2nd Thursday of the Month
Mass with the Sacrament of the
Anointing of the Sick at 8:30AM 

 Saturday Vigils    
4:00PM
5:30PM

Sunday  
8:00AM
10:00AM
12:00 Noon


Eucharistic Adoration
Every Wednesday in the Church

9:00AM-6:30PM

Parish Office
(Located in the Rectory, on the right when you first pull into the parking lot off of Hauserman Rd)


Summer Office Hours
(May 28th - September 3rd)


Monday-Thursday: 

9AM to Noon and from 1-3PM.

Friday: 

9AM to Noon and from 1-2PM.  

Phone: 
440-886-4434


Email: 
bridgetparma@dioceseofcleveland.org

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Parish Catechetical Office
(Located in the school building)

Mrs. Dana Steimle
PSR Principal/Catechetical Leader

Phone:  
440-886-1468, x17


Email: 
sbkpsr@gmail.com


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Spend time learning more about our Catholic faith through the fascinating documentaries, movies, bible studies and more that are available to watch.  To obtain our parish code, contact Dana Steimle in the Parish Catechetical Office at sbkpsr@gmail.com or 440-886-1468, x17.


Are you in need of prayers? The parish Prayer Chain welcomes your requests for people to pray for, and for your special intentions.  To add a name or an intention to the Prayer Chain, call (440) 462-8950 or send an email to sbprayerchain@yahoo.com. All requests are confidential.  You only need to provide the first name and first initial of the last name of the person you want us to remember in prayer.  New members of the Prayer Chain are always welcome.  Contact the Prayer Chain Leader at the number or email address above if you are interested in joining the chain. 

"Whatever you ask in prayer,
you will receive, if you have faith."
~Matthew 21:22

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