Religious Education is “not just for children.” Everyone is on a lifelong journey of faith. The parish mission prayer commits everyone to “know and share the truths of our faith.”
The religious education of children must occur at every age with systematic and age-appropriate lessons based on the Diocese of Columbus Graded Course of Study for Religion and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the history and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.
St. Brigid Religious Education program runs from the week after Labor Day through the middle of May. Classes are available from K-8 as well as a Pre-School program on Sunday morning.
Diocesan Catechist Certification Program
Primarily designed to satisfy Diocesan requirements for religion-teacher certification, these series of two hour classes are taught by Diocesan instructors and are offered throughout the year at St. Brigid. We encourage anyone interested in learning about our rich Catholic history and current beliefs to attend these excellent classes. They may be taken for credit or personal enrichment. To register for these courses, please complete the forms and return them to the Religious Education Department, or call 614-761-1176. The courses being offered this year are:
- Echoes of Faith (Introductory Catechist Certification Course)
- Scripture (Catechist Certification -Course Two)
- Christ and the Church (Catechist Certification-Course Three)
- Liturgy and Sacraments (Catechist Certification -Course Four)
- Morality (Catechist Certification-Course Five)
Family Gathering: Reconciliation--It's a Family Matter
Come as a family to the annual Family Gathering on Palm Sunday in Hendricks Hall. Each family will be seated together for a presentation, followed by shared activities within your family, all meant to better prepare participants to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation. The gathering is facilitated by Mary Fran Cassidy.
Religious Ed Teachers & Volunteers
We have an experienced staff of catechists. Opportunities for ongoing enrichment and classes for Diocesan Certification provided throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact Mary Fran Cassidy. Volunteer opportunities: In addition to Catechists/Teachers; during each class time Teacher Aides, Hall Monitors, Babysitters and Office Aides needed each week. Volunteers need not have children in program to participate, but all volunteers must take Protecting God’s Children and be fingerprinted according to Diocesan guidelines. Volunteers also needed for special events including but not limited to Operation Cookie Storm, the Hunt for Treasure Sale, The Religious Articles Sale, First Communion Workshop and Confirmation Retreat. To volunteer your time and talent, call the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
The Parish Educational Center comes alive with our annual VBS. Children ages 4 through the fifth grade celebrate our Lord with learning, crafts, songs and play. A different theme is offered each year. Watch for more information in the Parish Bulletin or contact the Religious Education Office at 614-761-1176.
SPICE (Special People in Catholic Education)
Special People in Catholic Education (SPICE) supports the education of children with special learning needs in our parish and school. SPICE assists our parish as we work to serve a broad range of students, including those who may be gifted and those who have roadblocks to successful learning. We believe that each child in our parish is a child of God and possesses his or her own unique spiritual and educational needs.
To view the calendar of SPICE Community Events and to learn more, visit: http://stbrigidofkildare.com/get-involved/parent-programs/spice