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

Our warmest welcome to Saint Bridget of Kildare Parish, a Roman Catholic church 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 many vibrant ministries and parish groups.  I hope the information contained in this website is helpful to you.  I encourage you to visit our church and experience the welcoming community that has had a presence here in the Parma area for almost 70 years.  

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


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Act of Spiritual Communion Before Viewing the Mass:  
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  

Click here to view our recording and pray of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy 
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.  

St. Bridget parishioners have FREE access to the "Catholic Netflix," FORMED.org!  Learn more about our Catholic faith through documentaries, movies, bible studies and more.  To obtain our parish code, grab a brochure in the narthex or contact Dana Steimle at sbkpsr@gmail.com/440-886-1468, x17. 
See what's on FORMED this week at: https://watch.formed.org/this-week-on-formed

Join us for Wednesday Morning Scripture Study:  There is an ongoing Bible study every Wednesday morning at 9:00am in School Meeting Room #1.  Everyone is welcome to join us at anytime, even if you have never attended a session before. Consider exploring a deeper relationship with God through Scripture.  Call Dana Steimle at (440) 886-1468, x17 if you have any questions.  

Parish School of Religion (PSR):  All students in grades 1-8 who attend public schools are invited to participate in religious education and faith formation at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish. Registration for the 2022-2023 Parish School of Religion program is underway. PSR classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:45AM, beginning from September through May. Click here for the Registration Form.  Forma are also available in the church narthex at the Information Center.  Completed forms and fees are due to the Parish Office via the collection basket at Mass, by mail or in person by August 15th.  Families who are new to the program and have not enrolled their children are asked to please contact Dana Steimle at 440-886-1468, x17 or sbkpsr@gmail.com.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) program is for children the age of 7 and older who have not received the Sacrament of Baptism, or for those who have been baptized Catholic or another Christian denomination, but have not celebrated First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation and have not been enrolled in a Parish School of Religion (PSR).  Children and teenagers in the RCIC program will attend classes that are geared towards their age group and participate in the Sacraments of Initiation with the adults in the RCIA program at the Easter Vigil. Classes begin in September.  

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program (RCIA) is for people who wish to inquire about the Catholic Faith and may be interested in joining the Catholic Church, or for those who are already baptized but have not yet celebrated the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation and are seeking to complete their initiation into the Catholic Faith. The program begins in September and ends shortly after Easter. Sessions are held each Monday evening at 7:00PM in the school building.  

To register for either program or for more information, please contact Dana Steimle in the Parish Catechetical Office at 440-886-1468, x17 or sbkpsr@gmail.com.

Seniors' Social Club Upcoming Activities:

The Seniors' Club invites all parishioners 55 and older to see the FOREVER YOUNG TAPPERS on Tuesday, September 13th at 1:00pm in the Parish Hall.
  This group of middle-age and senior women perform a variety of dances, accompanied by a mistress of ceremonies and a singer.  Their 45-minute performance includes costume changes for each number to enhance their routine. This is a free event!  Registration by September 5th is requested to ensure adequate seating for everyone.  Click here for the Registration Form.

Join the Seniors Social Club for a Sanctuary Museum Tour and Luncheon Bus Trip on Thursday, October 13th.  The cost is $35.00 per person which includes bus transportation, entrance fee to the museum, and lunch.   Lou McClung, restoration artist and owner of the Museum, has rescued and restored many religious statues that have come from decommissioned churches in the Cleveland Catholic Diocese.   His mission is to display these ecclesiastical statues and artifacts in a reflective and respectful museum setting.  After the tour, we will travel to the Olive Garden Restaurant in Parma for lunch. Ordering will be your choice from the selections on the Luncheon Menu and any non-alcoholic beverage.  The bus will leave St. Bridget promptly at 9:30 a.m. and return to St. Bridget around 3:00 p.m.  Please park closer to the church and not near the school building, which will interfere with St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School student dismissal.  Click here for the Reservation Form.  Complete and return the form, along with payment of $35.00, via the collection basket at Mass or to the Parish Office by Monday, September 26th.  Please make checks payable to St. Bridget Parish.  The bus capacity is 56 and reservations are on a first come basis.  A wait-list will be started once the bus is filled.  Please call Joann Thompson for more information at 216-362-0002. 

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.”

Diocese of Cleveland Updates:
Bishop Malesic's Revised Covid Guidelines (2/28/22):  
1) Signs may be removed from the church regarding the request to wear masks; 2) The mandate requiring masks to be worn during the distribution of Holy Communion is lifted; 3) Distribution of the Precious Blood to the congregation remains prohibited until further notice.  While there is no mask mandate or recommendation now in in place in our parishes, if you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or if you have serious health issues, please follow your doctor’s advice regarding wearing a mask and other ways to help protect yourself and others.  Those parishioners 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.  Remember to stay connected to information coming from medical and other experts, and to stay home and get tested for COVID when not feeling well. 


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Mass & Confession Schedule


Weekday Mass   
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 Masses  
8:00AM
10:00AM
 
12:00 Noon


The Sacrament of  Reconciliation
Saturdays at 3:00PM
in School Meeting Room #3 
{Enter the school building through the silver breezeway doors between the church and school}


Eucharistic Adoration
on Wednesdays 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
Monday-Thursday: 

9AM-12:00 Noon and 1:00-3:00PM
Friday: 
9AM-12:00 Noon and 1:00-2:00PM

Phone: 
440-886-4434


Email: 
bridgetparma@dioceseofcleveland.org
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Parish School of Religion (PSR) and Catechetical Office
(Located in the school building)

Dana Steimle
PSR Principal/Catechetical Leader
440-886-1468, x17

sbkpsr@gmail.com


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"Growing in Faith." 

The parish Prayer Chain welcomes your requests for people to pray for, and for your special intentions.  To add a prayer intention, call (440) 462-8950 or send an email to sbprayerchain@yahoo.com. Your prayer requests will remain 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


Blue & Yellow Rosaries are available in the Narthex and at the Parish Office to take home and pray for peace in Ukraine.  The St. Bridget Rosary Makers Group is focused on making enough blue and yellow rosaries to supply them to anyone who wants one.  We encourage all to follow the suggestion of Pope Francis and pray the Rosary for the people of Ukraine and for peace.  
Click here to read an article about our Rosary Makers and this endeavor.

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