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

  • Oct 23 2014 Knights of Columbus Open House
    Parishioners are invited to learn what the Knights of Columbus have to offer at an Open House Thursday October 23rd at 6:30 pm at St. Helena.  Men and their families are welcome to learn about this Catholic fraternal organization and how it can benefit you, your church, your family & the community.  For more information, call Chris Randall at 860 232-3315.    
  • Oct 24 2014 Ladies Guild Newsletter Deadline
    Please call Sheila at 860 232-6915 if you have anything to report. Thank you.
  • Oct 25 2014 Knights of Columbus Pasta Supper
    Come join the Knights for the first of their delicious home-cooked meals this season!  Enjoy spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and the fun you associate with a K of C dinner.
  • Nov 1 2014 Parish Memorial Mass
    Memorial Mass honoring those who have died from the Parish since November 2013.  Reception follows in McMahon Hall.
  • Nov 1 2014 All Saint's Day Mass
    This 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.