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
Nov 1 2014 Parish Memorial MassMemorial Mass honoring those who have died from the Parish since November 2013. Reception follows in McMahon Hall.
Nov 1 2014 All Saint's Day MassThis year, All Saint’s Day—November 1—falls on a Saturday. It is still a holy day, but the obligation has been abrogated, meaning that there is no requirement to attend Mass (although it is still a nice thing to do). Therefore, we will only have our usual 8 am Mass Saturday morning. Our 4 pm Mass on Saturday will be the usual Vigil Mass for Sunday.
Nov 1 2014 Food & Coat DriveThe Social Action Committee is holding a Food and Coat Drive this weekend, 11/2 through 11/3. It will benefit St. Ann/Immaculate Conception Church and Catholic Charities Refugee Services. Both will distribute the food and coats to those in most need. Please donate nonperishable food and coats/jackets in plastic bags at our drop-off spot at the front of the church. The drive starts on Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday from 7:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Flour, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tuna, sardines, coffee, tea, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta and sauce are greatly needed. Coats and jackets in good condition for any age are also greatly needed. (Please do not leave any donations in the church.)
Nov 2 2014 Children's Mass
Nov 3 2014 Ladies Guild Membership Tea