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 27 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday
    The Rectory will be closed for Thursday and Friday to observe Thanksgiving.
  • Dec 1 2014 Ladies Guild Christmas Party
  • Dec 2 2014 Meat Loaves Due
    The 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.  
  • Dec 6 2014 Ladies Guild Caring Hearts Drive
      Caring Hearts is having a Christmas Drive for their adopted families. Items needed include: food, toiletries, gift cards to supermarkets, drug stores and department stores; holiday candy and nuts; paper towels, Kleenex and toilet tissue; children’s books (ages 4-6); small gifts; or whatever else you care to donate. Items may be left on the collection tables in McMahon Hall. Thanks for whatever you can do to help.      
  • Dec 6 2014 Ladies Guild--Take Orders For The Great Cookie Deal
    Members of the Ladies Guild will be in the vestibule of the church following all Masses this weekend and next to take cookie orders. Each one pound package is only $7 with payment due at the time you place your order.  All orders will be available for pickup on December 21 and 22 following the Masses. They make a great holiday gift for family, friends, neighbors or yourself! .