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



Click here to watch Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2021 (This Mass recording will become viewable at 6:00AM on Saturday, February 27th)

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The Stations of the Cross are prayed in the church on the Fridays of Lent at 7:00PM.   If you cannot join us in person, we invite you to view a recording of the Stations by clicking here.  

The weekly Chaplet of Divine Mercy & recitation of the Rosary are not taking place due to COVID-19.  Please check back for updates to the schedule.   Click here to watch a recording of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  The church remains open for Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 9:00AM to 6:30PM.  Please come wearing a mask that covers both your mouth and nose and maintain social distancing guidelines.  

St. Bridget of Kildare Parish is participating in an online parish survey about discipleship conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute!   We need the help of our parishioners!  Please participate in this 10-15 minute survey, which is available from February 20th through March 21st  at: https://portal.catholicleaders.org/dmi/survey/d9atc1tatc.  The survey will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and will enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow.  All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole.  We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be helpful as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be.  We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.  Thank you for helping with this important project!

Senior Adult Virtual Magic Show:  Fr. Bob Kraig and Michael Mage invite all senior adults to a Virtual Magic Show Zoom meeting on Thursday, March 18 at 1:00pm.  Please have with you a deck of cards (if you have one), and a marker and a piece of paper to write a number on.  Fr. Bob writes, “Michael is a friend of mine from St. John Neumann where I was pastor from 1990-2018 before retiring.  He is great at what he does – very interactive and I know and believe the senior adults of St. Bridget Parish will find him very interactive, entertaining and be grateful they took 45 minutes to view his show.  I have seen him perform virtually over the Christmas holidays and he is just fantastic, funny, creative and very enjoyable to watch and be a part of his performance.”  

So, St. Bridget seniors, please join us.  Seniors who have given us their email address in the past will receive an email invitation with the Zoom link.  If you are not on our email list and would like to participate, please email Betty Lou at bliz4750@aol.com to request the Magic Show Zoom link.  We hope you will all join us for this sure-to-be fun event! 

Annual Cluster Lenten Speaker Series:  The annual Lenten Speaker Series for the cluster parishes of St. Bridget of Kildare, St. John Bosco and Mary Queen of the Apostles will be different this year due to COVID-19.  There will not be a soup meal offered, and all 3 talks will take place at St. John Bosco in the church building (6480 Pearl Rd., Parma Hts.), as it is the largest in our cluster for social distancing.  The talks will also be live-streamed so you can watch them at home on the St. John Bosco Facebook page.  Each evening, the doors will open at 6:45PM, the speaker's talk will begin at 7:00PM and the evening will conclude with Night Prayer, ending by 8:30PM.  You must have a ticket to enter.  Each cluster parish has 50 tickets to give away. The tickets are available in the narthex before the weekend Masses, on a first come, first served basis.  Please see one of our  greeters to obtain your tickets. The tickets are free, but please do not request one unless you are certain you will use it.  The dates, speakers and topics are as follows:  

~Tuesday, March 9th: Bishop Edward Malesic will speak on the topic, “You Are Not Without a Shepherd.”  

~Tuesday, March 16th: Fr. Bill Thaden will speak on “Becoming an Uncomfortable Missionary - The Life-Altering Experience of Meeting People Where They Are.”  

~Tuesday, March 23rd: Sr. Natalia will speak about “Finding Hope in the Desert.”   

Hippity Hop! Hop! Hippity Hop! Hop Easter’s on its way! We all know what that means, it’s time for the Easter Bunny.  Come and join us on Sunday March 28th on Bunny Lane in Blair Hall to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and take home an Activity Bag filled with many surprise, as well as a Goodie Bag, plus be entered in to win an Easter Basket!  

To make sure we have enough Activity/Goodie Bags for children age 9 and under, please be sure to complete and return the Registration Form, that has complete details of the event. Click here for the Registration Form This event is being sponsored by the St. Bridget Youth Group.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cindy Grogan, Youth Ministry Director at 440.886.1468, ext. 13 or send an email to stbridgetyouthgroup13@gmail.com.

St. Bridget of Kildare Parish offers Online Giving. We provide this service so that you have the option to manage your contributions online or with your offering envelopes. It is safe, secure and convenient for you and for our parish staff.  Click here to sign up for Online Giving.

Online Giving offers many benefits: 
~You can set up your own contributions
~You can change your contributions at any time
~There is no need to write checks
~ Contributions are scheduled; there is no need to make up missed contributions 

Please consider this option of giving, or continue to use the offertory envelopes you currently receive.  If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 440-886-4434.  The Parish Office remains open Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon and from 1:00-3:00PM.

 
Thank you for financially supporting our parish during the pandemic.  Your generosity has kept us afloat during this troubling time in history.  Your commitment and support will always be remembered.

 

COVID-19 Updates:  All who visit the church, rectory and school are required to wear a mask or facial covering that covers both the nose and mouth in order to enter.  A mask will be provided if you do not have one.  Click here for a list of our guidelines and procedures to ensure the continued health and safety of  all who  attend Mass. Click here for examples of social distancing in the pews.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our very best to protect your health and safety, and our priests, staff and volunteers. 
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The Diocese of Cleveland has received a number of inquiries regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, relative to moral and ethical concerns of the manner in which the various vaccines are created.  Please click here for more information on this important issue.  The Diocese continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they are available.  Let us continue to pray for an end to the pandemic, for all those who are sick and suffering from the virus and for those who have died. May they rest in the Peace of Christ.
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Parish Nurse Update Regarding Vaccine Availability and Scheduling an Appointment to be Vaccinated:  Those interested in being vaccinated for the Coronavirus are asked to please visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Health website for detailed information and to register to receive the vaccine, at http://www.ccbh.net/vax/You will receive two notifications when clinics open up: 
-A voicemail message telling you to check your email for a link to register 
-An email message that has a link that allows you to register for the next open clinic

For improved functionality, the CCBH recommends that you register for a vaccination time slot using your computer instead of your phone. After you click on the link to register, you will receive a second email message that will have the date and time of your appointment. Be sure to bring the registration form with you when you come to receive your vaccination.  The form can be found at 
Registration-Intake-Consent-Form-2-2-2021.pdf (ccbh.net)

Welcome from our Pastor: 
Our warmest welcome to Saint Bridget of Kildare Parish, a Roman Catholic church and elementary school. Our parish of over 1,500 families is located in Parma, Ohio and is 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.

Parish Office
(Located in the Rectory Building, 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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PSR & Catechetical Office
(Located in the School Building)


Mrs. Dana Steimle
PSR Principal/Parish Catechetical Leader

Phone:  440-886-1468, x17

Fax:  440-886-5121
Email: sbkpsr@gmail.com
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School Office
Office Hours
: Monday thru Friday from 8:00AM to 3:00PM

Phone: 
440-886-1468


Fax: 
440-886-5121


Email: 
sch_stbridget@dioceseofcleveland.org

Are you in need of prayers? The confidential parish Prayer Chain always welcomes your prayer requests for people to pray for and for your special intentions.  To add a name or special intention to the Prayer Chain, call 440-462-8950 or send an email to sbprayerchain@yahoo.com.  All these 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.  Do you wish to develop a stronger prayer life?  New members of the Prayer Chain are always welcome.  Contact the Prayer Chain Leader at the phone number or email address above. "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,"
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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.


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