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

  • Apr 30 2016 First Penance
  • May 1 2016 Ladies Guild Communion Breakfast
    Ladies Guild Communion Breakfast will follow the 10:00 am Mass on May 1, 2016. It will be held at Elaine’s Restaurant, 1841 Berlin Tpke, Wethersfield (860) 257-4191 beginning at 11:00 am. The cost is $25 and payment can be made at the Rectory or by contacting Sharraine at (860) 841-1711.    
  • May 2 2016 Ladies Guild Meeting
    Fr. M. David Dawson will speak to us about Blessed Mother Mary
  • May 3 2016 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.  
  • May 5 2016 The Ascension of the Lord--Holy Day of Obligation
    Today is a Holy Day of Obligation. In addition to our 8:00 am Mass, we will have Mass at 12:10 pm, and at 7:00 pm. There will also be a 10:00 am Mass at the st. Brigid Schoo. Masses at St. Helena will be at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.