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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 more than 40 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.  

Happy Easter from the Priests & Staff of St. Bridget of Kildare Parish!  

Heavenly Father and God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for He is alive and has become the Lord of Life.  From the waters of death you raise us with Him and renew your gift of life within us.  Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ and help us to grow as your people toward the fullness of eternal life with you.  Amen.

May is dedicated in a special way to honoring and seeking the intercession of Mary as the Mother of God and Mother of the Church.  

Recitation of the Rosary on Wednesdays in May:  The Ladies Guild is sponsoring the recitation of the Rosary in the church every Wednesday in May at 6:30PM, following Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.   All are welcome.

Blue & Yellow Rosaries are Available in the Narthex to Take Home and Pray the Rosary for Peace in Ukraine:  As the war in Ukraine continues, the St. Bridget of Kildare Parish Rosary Makers Group is focused on making enough blue and yellow rosaries (the colors of the Ukranian Flag) to supply them to anyone who wants one.  Since May is a Marian month, we encourage all to follow the suggestion of Pope Francis, who is urging us all to pray the Rosary for the people of Ukraine, and for peace.  
Click here to read an article from the Diocese of Cleveland about our Rosary Makers and their current endeavor.

Join us for Wednesday Morning Scripture Study:  There is an ongoing Bible study every Wednesday morning at 9:00am in School Meeting Room #1.  All are welcome to join us.  On May 18th we will be starting a new study on Luke Chapters 12-24. Consider exploring a deeper relationship with God through Scripture. Call Dana Steimle at (440) 886-1468, x17 if you have any questions.

Get Ready for the Rummage Sale (June 9th & 10th)!  Now is the time to clean out your cupboards and closets of gently-used clothing and household items to donate to the Ladies Guild Rummage Sale.  You are invited to drop-off item donations on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7th & 8th, between the hours of 9:00AM to 7:00PM in the Parish Hall.  The sale will take place on Thursday, June 9th from 9:00AM to 7:00PM, and the Bag Sale will be Friday, June 10th from 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon.  

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, June 12th from 1:00 to 3:00PM in School Meeting Room #1. To register, contact Dana Steimle at sbkpsr@gmail.com or 440-886-1468, x17.

Vacation Bible School,“Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness,” sponsored by the St. Bridget Youth Group, will be held Monday through Friday, July 18-22 from 9:00-11:30AM.  Cick here for the detailed Reservation Form.  

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.”

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Updates:
Bishop Malesic Updates the Parish Safety Guidelines Concerning Covid-19 ~ 2/28/22:  
Data indicates that the rates of infection of the COVID-19 virus are rapidly dropping in our area and will continue to drop. As a result, local health care systems are lessening operational restrictions. Consequently, after consultation with local medical experts and a review of the latest information from public health officials, I offer these revised guidelines. 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 that the situation seems to be ever changing. Please stay connected to information coming from medical and other experts, and to stay home and get tested for COVID when not feeling well. Following these recommendations will go a long way in helping to keep everyone safe.  Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady Help of the Sick, may God bless us and keep us free from all illness. I am grateful for your patience, understanding, and support throughout this pandemic, which we all pray is coming to an end. 
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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 Children’s Liturgy of the Word Program, for children of Preschool age thru 5th  grade, takes place each Sunday during the  10:00AM Mass. The children are dismissed from Mass to a school classroom to hear the Scripture readings proclaimed and explained on their level of understanding, then return to the main assembly for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Pre-registration is not required.  


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


Please note that on Wednesday, May 25th,
 Adoration will not begin until 11:00AM, as St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School will be celebrating their Baccalaureate Mass in the church after the 8:30AM morning Mass.


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 School of Religion (PSR) and 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 the month after all Masses in the School Commons.  Enjoy a donut or two, coffee and juice, along with the company of fellow parishioners and friends! {Donut Sunday is not held in June, July, August, November and December.}


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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

St. Bridget parishioners have FREE access to the "Catholic Netflix," FORMED.orgLearn 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.

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