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Annual Blessing of Animals, Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00PM
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is October 4th. To celebrate this beloved saint, there will be a Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00PM in the handicapped lot next to the church carport.  Please bring your pets (or a photo, if your pets are aggressive or very ill). We will begin with a short prayer service, followed by individual pet blessings for those who wish to participate.
A special prayer will also be offered for sick animals.
A light reception will follow with refreshments for all to enjoy.  

3rd Annual Fall Festival, Sunday, October 9th from 1:00-5:00PM

Join us on Sunday, October 9th for the 3rd Annual Fall Festival!
There will be music, raffles, sideboards, contests, pony rides, children's and adult games,
food and beverages, entertainment and fun for all ages!  

  For the detailed Festival flyer, click here. 

 Pre-order a clam or chicken bake (served from 2:00-4:00PM).
Click here for the order form. 
Orders are due by September 30th.

Main Raffle Tickets are available in the church narthex and at the parish office,
or purchase tickets at the Festival fom 1:00-4:00PM.
Tickets are $5.00 each, or purchase 5 tickets for $20.00.
The drawing will be held at the Festival at 4:15PM.  Winners need not be present!

The Grand Prize is $2,016.00
2nd Prize is $1,016.00
3rd Prize is $216.00

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.

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

Confession Schedule
Saturdays: 3:00-3:30PM

Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesdays:  Chaplet at 6:30PM, Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00PM

Parish School of Religion (PSR)
All students in grades 1-8 who attend public schools are invited to participate in religious education and faith formation at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish.  Our PSR classes meet on Monday evenings from 6:45-8:00PM from September 12, 2016 thru May 8, 2017.  Please return your completed Registration Form and tuition to the School Office by Monday, August 1st.  Families who are new to our parish or have not enrolled their children in our program in the past are asked to please call Betsy Knestrick at the Office of Religious Education at 440-886-1468, Ext. 17 or email  
Our ministry staff looks forward to seeing everybody here on Monday, September 12th!
Click here for the Registration Form.   

St. Bridget Youth Group News
All 7th & 8th grade and high school students are invited to an Interparish Spooky Nerf Night and Bonfire, hosted by St. John Bosco Parish on Sunday, October 23rd.   Click here for the Registration Flyer. 
If you have any questions, contact Cindy Grogan, Youth Ministry Director at 440.886.1468 ext. 13 or

On Saturday, December 3rd, high school teens from all over the Diocese of Cleveland
will gather on the campus of John Carroll University to celebrate
God’s RELENTLESS love, power and grace!!  Click here for the details!

Save the Dates
We are pleased to announce the dates of the following events for the 2016-2017 year. 
All are welcome to join us.  Check the bulletin for details as we get closer to these events.

Blessing of Animals:
Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00PM in the side parking lot next to the church carport

Fall Family Festival:
Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 1:00-5:00PM in Blair Hall and the side lot along Queen's Highway

Annual Parish Wine Tasting:
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00PM in Blair Hall

Cluster Women’s Day of Reflection at Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish:
(Speaker – Jeanne Kun): 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 (Times TBA)

Shroud Talk with David Onysko:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 9:30AM and again at 7:00PM in the church

Cluster Men’s Day of Reflection here at St. Bridget (Speaker-Greg Wasinski): 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM in Blair Hall

Parish Lenten Mission with Greg Wasinski:
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, April 2 - 4, 2017 at 7:00PM in the church

Ladies Guild Rummage Sale in Blair Hall:
Thursday, April 20, 20017 from 9:00AM-7:00PM
Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9:00AM-12:00PM (Bag Sale)
Item donations will be accepted on Wednesday, April 19th
from 9:00AM to 7:00PM.  Please bring your items to Blair Hall. 
Thank you for your generosity! 




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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Prayer Before an Election
Lord God, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community. We ask for eyes that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity, especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty. We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned, men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender. We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom. We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word,
live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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