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
Aug 4 2015 Meat Loaves DueThe 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.
Aug 8 2015 K of C Food DriveOur Knights of Columbus Council is holding a food drive August 8 & 9. It will benefit the West Hartford Food Pantry. The pantry will distribute the food to those in most need. Please donate nonperishable food in plastic bags at our drop-off spot in front of the church. The drive is Saturday from 3:15 pm to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 7:15 am to 10:15 am. There is a special need for small jars of peanut butter and jelly, regular size boxes of cereals, canned fruit, corn, baked beans, rice and rice mixes. (Please do not leave any food in the church.)
Aug 13 2015 K of C Council Meeting
Aug 15 2015 St. Gerard's Center for Life Bottle Drop OffSt. Gerard's Center for Life is very grateful to be welcomed into St. Brigid’s Parish for the weekend of August 15th & 16th.. A representative from St. Gerard's will briefly speak about the center and launch the annual Baby Bottle Drive. Bottles and pledge cards will be distributed after all weekend Masses and collected after the weekend of August 29th & 30th. Thank you for your generosity as we partner together to keep this pro-life mission alive in the greater Hartford area!
Aug 20 2015 K of C Assembly Meeting