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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  



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.  

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 that cover both the nose and mouth 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 sanitize their hands before distributing the Host. 

Cleaning of the Church:  A general cleaning of the church and other public places continues 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: Confessions continue to be heard in School Meeting Room #3 (instead of the church confessionals) on Saturdays at 3:00PM.  

October is the Month of the Rosary and Respect Life Month:

Recitation of the Rosary on Wednesdays in October:
  The Ladies Guild is sponsoring the recitation of the Rosary in the church each Wednesday in October at 6:30PM, following Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as October is the Month of the Rosary and dedicated to our Blessed Mother.  All are welcome.  

Birthright Baby Bottle Fundraiser: The Outreach Commission is sponsoring a baby bottle fundraiser in October for Birthright Pregnancy Center. Empty bottles are available in the narthex. To participate, please take a baby bottle home and fill it with spare change, then bring it back the weekend of October 30th & 31st.  Help make a change in a young woman's life with your spare change!

“All human life is precious, fragile and given directly to us as a gift by God. As such, we are brothers and sisters in our human family, made in the image and likeness of God. We are all called to live out our responsibility to care for, protect and defend the lives of our brothers and sisters.”  ~ Bishop Edward Malesic

All Saints Day Mass Schedule:  All Saints Day is Monday, November 1st.  It is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year since it falls on a Monday, but it is a Holy Day.  Join us for Mass at 8:30AM.    

All Souls Day Mass for the Deceased:  The Church remembers in prayer and ritual all the deceased who have gone before us in wait of the day of final resurrection. This is especially true on All Souls Day and the entire month of November. Parishioners of Saint Bridget of Kildare Parish are cordially invited to attend and profess our faith and hope in the eternal life at a special Mass on the Vigil of All Souls Day, Monday, November 1st at 6:30PM.   Our pastor, Fr. Rob will celebrate Mass, assisted by Deacon Jim Armstrong.  Families who have lost a loved one through death over the past year are especially encouraged to attend so that, in praying together, all may gain strength and consolation. A special remembrance will be made of your loved one by name during the liturgy.

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.”

Youth Group Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Party: St. Bridget parishioners in Jr. High (6th to 8th grade) and High School, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 23rd for a Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Party, from 6:30PM-8:00PM in Blair Hall. If you’re interested in coming, pick up a Registration Form in the narthex with complete details of the activity. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cindy Grogan, Youth Ministry Director at 440-886-1468, ext. 13 or stbridgetyouthgroug13@gmail.com.  

Youth Group Cluster Activity at St. John Bosco Parish:  St. Bridget Jr. High (7th-8th) and High School Students mark your calendars for Saturday, October 30th for a Halloween Nerf Party, from 6:00PM-10:00PM at St. John Bosco.  If you’re interested in coming, pick up a Registration Form in the Narthex with complete details of the activity. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cindy Grogan, Youth Ministry Director at 440.886.1468 ext. 13 or stbridgetyouthgroug13@gmail.com

Diocesan Youth Conference: Parishioners in High School (grades 9-12), mark your calendars for the Diocesan Youth Conference, being held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at John Carroll University from 10:00AM to 9:00PM. Speakers will be David Calavitta, Fr. Ryan Mann, Fr. Patrick Schultz, and Monica and Aaron Richards. Emcee’s for the day will be Sr. Natalia and Sean Neville. It will be a day of community, music, Adoration, Mass and so much more. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Cindy Grogan, Youth Ministry Director at 440-886-1468, ext. 13 or stbridgetyouthgroup13@gmail.com.

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! 

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 at 6:30pm at St Bridget of Kildare Parish in the Church
(Happy Hour after the talk)

The Seniors’ Social Club cordially invites all St. Bridget parishioners age 55 and older to a special New Years Eve “eve” luncheon on Thursday, December 30th.  We will begin with benediction in the church at 11:00am, then proceed to the School Commons for a delicious meal of roast pork loin, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, glazed carrots, salad, rolls, hot and cold beverages, with cheesecake for dessert. There will be a DJ spinning your favorite tunes from the 40's to the 70's with a few polkas and line dances thrown in!  And our own Fr. Bob Kraig promises to entertain us with his accordion, too! Come and see what other surprises are planned for you. 

There will be only four people seated per table to provide social distancing. If two couples/four friends wish to be seated together, please write all four names on the luncheon reservation form, along with just one designated person’s phone number, and return it, along with payment for all four people, via the collection basket at Mass, or to the Parish Office, and a table will be reserved for you.  

The cost is $25.00 per person.  If you are paying with a check, please make it payable to St. Bridget Parish.  Click here for the Reservation Form. Please return your completed form, along with payment, in an envelope marked "Seniors New Years Eve Luncheon," via the collection basket at Mass or to the Parish Office by Monday, December 20th. 

We hope you will join us to say adieu to 2021 and welcome in the 2022 New Year at this sure-to-be entertaining, enjoyable and fun-filled event!  If you have any questions, call Betty Lou Dembkowski at 440-888-5896. 

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

* The Children’s Liturgy of the Word, for children of Preschool age through grade 5, takes place during the Sunday 10:00AM Mass. The children are dismissed during Mass to a school classroom with their leaders, 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.  Volunteer Leaders are always welcome.  If you want to become a leader or have any questions, call Therese McCall at 440-667-1831.


Eucharistic Adoration
each 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)

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 

9AM to Noon and from 1-3PM.

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


Monthly Donut Sundays
Join us for Donut Sunday on the last Sunday of each month (except December & February) after all Masses in the Parish Commons.  Enjoy a delicious donut, coffee and juice, along with the company of fellow parishioners and friends!


Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Free blood pressure screenings are offered on the last weekend of each month (December and July) after the Saturday, 4:00PM Mass and the Sunday, 8:00AM and 10:00AM Masses in Meeting Room #3.


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Learn more about our Catholic faith through fascinating 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.


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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