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 23 2014 SAC School Supplies Drive Continues
    The Social Action Committee of our Parish Council will be having a School Supplies Drive from 8/16/14 through 9/21/14 in conjunction with West Hartford Parishes Outreach, which coordinates different events as a group effort of the West Hartford parishes to enhance the social outreach.  The drive will benefit local elementary schools, including St. Brigid School, and some Hartford elementary schools.  There will be a box in the vestibule for donating school supplies, such as pencils, pens, spiral subject notebooks, small boxes of crayons, glue sticks, highlighters, construction paper, markers, rulers, erasers, calculators, and solid color backpacks.  Contact Steve at 860-236-1475 with any questions   
  • Aug 23 2014 Stand Down Collection
     The Knights of Columbus continue 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, many of whom are returning injured from overseas. All items must be new; no trial sizes please. The following items will be collected the weekend(s) of August 16, 17 & August 23, 24: International Phone Cards (AT&T/Sprint/Verizon), flip-flops (shower shoes), socks, Chapstick, Q-tips, nail clippers, Bandaids, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, tissues 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 further information.            
  • Aug 30 2014 SAC School Supplies Drive Continues
    The Social Action Committee of our Parish Council will be having a School Supplies Drive from 8/16/14 through 9/21/14 in conjunction with West Hartford Parishes Outreach, which coordinates different events as a group effort of the West Hartford parishes to enhance the social outreach.  The drive will benefit local elementary schools, including St. Brigid School, and some Hartford elementary schools.  There will be a box in the vestibule for donating school supplies, such as pencils, pens, spiral subject notebooks, small boxes of crayons, glue sticks, highlighters, construction paper, markers, rulers, erasers, calculators, and solid color backpacks.  Contact Steve at 860-236-1475 with any questions   
  • Sep 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.  
  • Sep 6 2014 SAC School Supplies Drive Continues
    Don’t forget to put school supplies into the box in the vestibule.  It will be there until Sunday, September 21st at 11:15 am.  Contact Steve at 860-236-1475 for more information.  Thank you.