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
Dec 12 2013 K of C Council Meeting
Dec 12 2013 K of C First Degree MeetingThis meeting will be held at St. Mark's Church
Dec 12 2013 Christmas Bulletin Deadline
Dec 14 2013 St. Brigid BoutiqueAre you looking for the perfect gift to give to the person who has everything? Wish you could pick that gift up on your way out of church? Well look no more! The many talented ladies of the St. Brigid's Ladies Guild have been working hard to bring to you the perfect handmade gifts that will make great stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. Stop by the St. Brigid Boutique located in the vestibule of St. Brigid Church before or after mass during this weekend. If you see something you like but want to think about it, don't worry! The Boutique will re-open in McMahon Hall before and after masses next weekend. If you have any questions about the St. Brigid Boutique, please contact Lynn Ryan at (860) 233-4612.
Dec 14 2013 Toy DriveThe Social Action Committee is holding a Toy Drive this weekend. Please drop off new or used toys in good condition at our usual drop off spot in front of the Church on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 7:15 to 11:15 a.m. These unwrapped toys should be suitable for children ages birth to 12 years of age and will be donated to the San Juan Center who will distribute them to Hartford families in time for Christmas. Please do not leave any toys in the Church.