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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 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: 
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.  

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.  

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.”

Happy Thanksgiving from the Priests & Staff of St. Bridget of Kildare Parish! Special thanks to the kind and generous parishioners and friends who contributed to the Thanksgiving Day monetary collection for the Southwest Ozanam Food Pantry.  May God bless you for helping to feed the hungry this holiday season. 

The Good Samaritan Ministry is always seeking volunteers.  There is a special need right now for food pantry volunteers one Saturday a month at a local pantry.  If you or someone you know can lend a hand, please call the Good Samaritan Ministry at 440-886-4434, x112 and leave a detailed message.  Thank you for your kindness!  

If you are in need of food, gas, or monetary assistance and you reside within the immediate area of St. Bridget of Kildare Parish, please call and leave a detailed message for our Good Samaritan Ministry at (440) 886-4434, x112.  If you reside closer to another Catholic parish, please reach out to that parish office for assistance, or call our Good Samaritan Ministry and we can direct you to the proper parish to contact.  


Thanksgiving Prayer:  God our Father, Graciously accept from Your humble people a thankful heart and spirit.  Everything we have and are able to share with others ultimately comes from Your love of Your creations.  Often we think that everything we have is our own creation; we ask You this day to create in us a spirit of gratitude, that we may always know that all good gifts come from You.  Amen.

In celebration of Thanksgiving, the Parish Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25th & 26th.  Happy Thanksgiving!

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Wednesday, December 8th.  This is a holy day of obligation. 
Join us for one of the following Masses:

Tuesday, December 7th 
4:30PM Vigil 

Wednesday, December 8th 
6:30AM, 9:00AM, 7:00PM

Youth Group Evening at the Movies:  All High School and Junior High Students (grades 6–8) are invited to an Evening at the Movies on Saturday, December 11th from 6:00-8:30PM. The Registration Forms with complete details are located in the church narthex.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cindy Grogan, Youth Ministry Director at 440-886-1468, ext. 13 or stbridgetyouthgroup13@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, come to our planning meeting on Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30PM in Meeting Room #2.  Please contact Dana Steimle at (440) 886-1468, x17 or sbkpsr@gmail.com to let her know you're coming. 

2022 Wine Tasting Update ~ "Save the Date" becomes "Change of Plans. We all know that wine gets better with age.  Well, that’s a good thing because the Wine Tasting Event that everybody was asked to mark on their calendars, for February 12, 2022, can be erased until a new date is set. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic situation, it’s been hard to move forward with firm plans. At the present time, there are too many restrictions to take into consideration and this conflicts with the plan to organize a joyous, fun-filled evening for many.  Please stay tuned for updates.  There’s a good chance we will look to hold this event, possibly with a few new and exciting twists, in the Fall of 2022. Until then, stay well! We appreciate your interest, and we’ll make it worth the wait.

Warm Regards and Happy Holidays!
The Welcoming Committee 
sb.welcomingcommittee@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 the month (except November, December & February) after all Masses in the School Commons.  Enjoy a donut or two, coffee and juice, along with the company of fellow parishioners and friends!


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Are you, or is someone you know in need of prayers? The parish Prayer Chain welcomes your requests for people to pray for, and for your special intentions.  Call (440) 462-8950 or send an email to sbprayerchain@yahoo.com to add a name or an intention to the Prayer Chain. 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

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