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
Mar 6 2015 Stations of the CrossAs in past years, the Town-wide Stations of the Cross will move from parish to parish during Lent. This evening's stations will be held at St. Brigid Parish on New Britain Avenue.
Mar 6 2015 World Day of PrayerSt. James's Episcopal Church, Kennedy Chapel, 19 Walden St, West Hartford. Join us for an informal reading of the World Day of Prayer written by the Women of the Bahamas. A "Bring Your Own Lunch" will follow in the Parish Room. Do come and help keep the tradition alive with our prayers.
Mar 7 2015 K of C Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Mar 9 2015 Parish Council Meeting
Mar 9 2015 Lenten ConfessionIf you have gotten caught up in the busyness of life and have fallen away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation, you can change that. This Lenten season, the Archdiocese of Hartford is again continuing the Archdiocesan-wide effort to inspire Catholics to experience God’s love and mercy offered in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Every church in the Archdiocese will be open on Mondays from 6 to 7 pm during Lent for Confessions. To help you prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, visit www.Light4you.info.