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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  

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

Our 89 Day Parish Gospel Challenge Starts January 18th!  Many of us at one time or another have sat down with a Bible in our hands, randomly flipping through the pages wondering, “Where in the world do I begin?”  Have you ever read all the Gospels? 

There are four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  All together they total 89 chapters of the bible (Matthew has 28, Mark has 16, Luke has 24 and John has 21).  Can you challenge yourself to read just ONE chapter of the Gospel every day for 89 days?  Take the 89 Day Parish Gospel Challenge!  Clear your mind, quiet your heart, rest your soul and walk with Jesus as you read one chapter a day.  Taking the time to read and study God’s Word is one of the greatest investments you will ever make. 

Here are some useful tips for the challenge: 

1. Set aside time.  Purposely dedicate a time to spend with God each day.  Put it on your calendar and treat it like an appointment you simply cannot miss. 

2. Find your reading spot.  Choose a comfortable place to read where you can be away from distractions. 

3. Prepare your heart, mind and soul.  Begin with a prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you as you read and study. 

4. Determine to be focused.  Silence your phone and wait until you are finished to respond to emails and texts. 

5.  Stick with it.  Consistency is the key.  It is only a chapter a day.  

We will begin the challenge on January 18th.  Your 89th day will take you to Holy Saturday, April 16th.  What a triumphal way to celebrate Easter Sunday this year.  

89 Day Parish Gospel Challenge Faith Formation Session #1:  Consider attending a special one hour faith formation session on Wednesday, January 26th at 1:00 PM in School Meeting Room #1.  In addition to reading the Scriptures let’s take some time to also study them.  We will look through Matthew’s eyes and gain a deeper meaning and understanding of Mary’s fiat, Joseph’s strong character of excellence and integrity and truly witness the birth of Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, the Savior of the world.  Please bring your Bible.  Light refreshments will be provided.  No registration is required.  If you have any questions or for more information, contact Dana Steimle at 440-886-1468, x17 or sbkpsr@gmail.com. 

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.  

All young adults ages 18 to 40 are invited to join us for our next parish cluster gathering on Friday, January 21st from 6:30-8:00pm at St. John Bosco Parish in the Bell Tower. We will host "Game Night" so please feel free to bring any card or board games, as well as snacks to share! Looking forward to seeing you there!  For additional information on our cluster young adult ministry, .please contact Dana Steimle at 440-886-1468, x17 or sbkpsr@gmail.com.

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.”

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

Cluster Women's Day of Reflection is Postponed:  At this time we will be postponing the Women's Day of Reflection that was originally scheduled for February 19, 2022.  With the rising Covid numbers we feel it is better to lean on the side of caution.  As the cases decline we will look at a new date.  If you have any questions please contact Dana Steimle at (440) 886-1468, x17 or sbkpsr@gmail.com.

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.

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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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 week during the  Sunday 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 is celebrated on
Saturdays at 3:00PM
in School Meeting Room #3 

{See the Sunday bulletin for additional opportunities for Confession during Lent & Advent.}


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 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 (with the exception of 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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