St. Bridget of Kildare Parish, Parma Ohio
The week of April 23-29 is Heroin Awareness Week
• The heroin epidemic has reached crisis levels in our country and in our State.
• Ohio is at the epicenter of this crisis.
• They estimate that 900 people will die in Ohio this year because of heroin overdose....
• In 2016, Ohio had the most deaths related to heroin in the country: one in 9 heroin deaths across the US happened in Ohio. (Source: www.dispatch.com).
• A March 16th Washington Post story reported that Ohio is resorting to using cold-storage trailers as morgues because they can’t keep up with the number of drug deaths. (Source: www.washingtonpost.com.)
• Most people know someone who is addicted, or has a family member or co-worker who has suffered as the result of this crisis. • Most heroin addicts begin their path of addiction because of pain medication.
• We need to break the silence. So many hold their struggle and/or their pain to themselves out of fear or shame.
• Understanding both the crisis and pain of addiction is the first step to breaking the grip of this epidemic.
• Many recovery resources and opportunities are available to help in our region and state.
• We can all do a few things:
• Make certain that all Opiates prescribed to them by physicians are kept in a secure location away from children and the public.
• Safely dispose of opiates at your local County Sheriff’s office.
• Pray for those who struggle.
• Pray for those who are working to protect us.
• Learn more by going to www.GreaterthanHeroin.com
• Reach out to your minister/pastor/religious leader for guidance.
• Saturday, April 29 is Drug Take Back Day. Take a few minutes to clean out your old/unused pain medications and drop them off to the local police or sheriff’s department.
• All faith leaders in our region are being asked to bring attention and awareness to this painful and difficult issue.
• Together we are stronger than this epidemic. We can make a difference and bring help and hope to all in need.
THERE IS HOPE
Many in our region are struggling with the pain and devastation caused by the heroin epidemic. As you’ve read in the paper and on the internet, and seen on the news, it is a painful struggle that is gripping our region and our state. There is always hope and there are pathways to find help. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with addiction or needs help in supporting a family member, go to: GreaterthanHeroin.com. This website was prepared by civic and faith leaders across our region to help show the way to hope and recovery.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be held July 10-14.
The registration deadline is June 12.
Click here for the detailed Registration Form.
Weekly Mass Schedule
Monday thru Friday: 8:30AM
Saturday Vigils: 4:00PM, 5:30PM
Sunday: 8:00AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM
Holy Day Vigil: 4:30PM
Holy Day: 6:30AM, 9:00AM, 7:00PM
Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesdays: Chaplet at 6:30PM, Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00PM
Read about our pastor, Fr. Robert Wisniewski, who grows spiritually through gardening,
in the latest issue of the Diocese of Cleveland publication, Northeast Ohio Catholic Magazine.
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Welcome from our Pastor
Our warmest welcome to
St. Bridget of Kildare Parish.
We are a Roman Catholic church and elementary school. Our parish of over 1,650 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 that 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 60 years.
With prayers and blessings,
Rev. Robert W. Wisniewski, Jr.
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