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 10:00 am Mass, join one of our groups and make St. Brigid your parish home.
Upcoming parish events
Sep 30 2016 SBS Golf Tournament
Oct 1 2016 K of C Membership Drive
Oct 1 2016 Hats, Gloves & Socks DriveThe Social Action Committee is continuing its Hats, Gloves & White Athletic Socks Drive through the month of October. September was too warm--no one wanted to think about hats and gloves so they didn't collect enough! Please help them out! The drive will benefit local shelters and elementary schools, including St. Brigid/St. Augustine School. There is a box in the vestibule for donating new hats, gloves & white athletic socks. The drive will run through the weekend of October 29/30. Please contact Steve at 860-236-1475 or Rick at 860-236-4210 if you have questions.
Oct 2 2016 Children's Mass
Oct 2 2016 Movie Night--For Greater GloryThe movie "For Greater Glory" will be shown at St. Brigid's in McMahon hall at 7 pm. This film is about the persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico in the early 1900s. One of the primary figures is the young martyr Jose Sanchez del Rio who is to be canonized on October 16th! This young martyr was only 14 when he freely gave up his life for the faith! Warning: this film is rated R and there is a fair amount of violence.