Welcome to the Church of Saint Brigid
St. Bridget's Church (as it was originally spelled) was founded in 1917 as the first Catholic church in West Hartford. The wooden church no longer stands; the brick building which is our current worship home replaced it in 1951.
From its beginning St. Brigid's (as it became legally known in 1960) welcomed worshippers from four different parishes to make up its own. Today it still welcomes parishioners from all over West Hartford and beyond to the warm interior and friendly Masses.
A capital campaign led to the building of our lovely brick church, along with its school and a convent which originally staffed it on Mayflower Street. The Sisters of the Cross and Passion moved into the building at 104 Mayflower Street which now houses St. Agnes Home (a residential home for pregnant and parenting adolescents and their infants) in August of 1960. In September of that same year, St. Brigid's school opened with four classrooms. The school continued to add rooms until a full curriculum was reached in 1966. For a short time the school taught students up to grade 9. It now proudly houses Pre-K through Grade 8 and an active school and CCD community.
St Brigid Parish welcomes you to our vibrant, active congregation. Come worship with us, stay for coffee & donuts after our 9:00 am Mass, join one of our groups and make St. Brigid your parish home.
Upcoming parish events
Apr 24 2014 Ladies Guild Monte Carlo Whist Party
Apr 27 2014 Knights of Columbus Pancake BreakfastJoin the Knights for pancakes, sausage, coffee & tea and more after the 7:30 and 9:00 am Masses
Apr 27 2014 Divine Mercy ChapletPrior to Eucharistic Adoration, prayers in honor of Divine Mercy Sunday will be offered.
May 3 2014 Homefront DayHomefront Day is an event where volunteers come together to rehabilitate the home of someone who is unable to do the work themselves, in order to make their home safe and habitable. Once again St. Brigid parishioners will team with parishioners from St. Josephs Cathedral of Hartford on a joint project. We need both skilled and unskilled workers. If anyone is interested in participating in an event that is truly a rewarding experience, please call Brian West at 860-233-4926.
May 3 2014 Birthrite Baby Bottle CollectionBIRTHRIGHT BABY BOTTLE COLLECTION Birthright of Newington/New Britain is grateful for your support. Please take a bottle home and insert coins, currency or your check and return it to a Birthright volunteer before Mass in two weeks (May 17th & 18th ). If your donation is in honor or in memory of someone, Birthright will acknowledge it. Checks should be made to Birthright. Heartfelt thanks from all who will benefit from your generosity.