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
Aug 2 2014 Mission Co-Op WeekendThis year we will be visited by Fr. Andrew Kukla of the Prelature of Esquel in Patagonia, Argentina. This mission was created in 2009 and covers more than 30,000 square miles (that is not a typo!). It has a population of 70,000 inhabitants. There are 6 diocesan priests and ten religious to serve in the 11 parishes of the prelatures. The people of the prelature are very poor and unable to support their parishes. Without funds collected during the mission outreach, the prelature cannot sustain its pastoral work (evangelization, catechetical programs, lay ministry training), and help for the poor and it can't continue to construct new churches for the young Catholic communities. Saint John Paul II reminds us in his encyclic "Rich in Mercy:" Jesus Christ taught that man not only receives and experiences the mercy of God, but that he is called to practice mercy towards others. Dear parishioners of St. Brigid, thank you for your generous support to help the Perlature of Esquel in Argentina. God bless you and your loved ones!
Aug 5 2014 Meat Loaves DueThe meat loaves for the House of Bread are due Tuesday and Wednesday. The usual other items are needed as well. The Kid’s Café and the Day Care Center also need the usual items or any items that you might want to donate.
Aug 14 2014 K of C Council Meeting
Aug 15 2014 The Assumption of MaryToday is a Holy Day of Obligation. In addition to our usual 8:00 am Mass, we will have Mass at 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm.
Aug 16 2014 Stand Down CollectionThe Knights of Columbus continue the support of our troops by collecting toiletry and other items. This year our collected items will be brought to the Walter Reed National Medical Center to be distributed to troops. All items must be new, no trial sizes please. The following items will be collected the weekend(s) of August 17, 18 & August 24, 25: international Phone Cards (AT&T/Sprint/Verizon), flip-flops (shower shoes), socks, Chapstick, q-tips, Nail clippers, Band aids, Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Boxes of Kleenex or something else soft, Bleach markers or Shout sticks, Crossword puzzle and sudoku books and feminine hygiene products. All cash donations will be used to purchase most needed items, please make checks to Knights of Columbus, memo: Toiletry collection. Please contact Chris Randall at 860-232-3315 for any further information.