WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS!
June 18, 2014
Registering in a parish is a declaration of your desire to be part of a Catholic faith community and a commitment to the life of the parish family. To so clearly state your Catholic commitment in all its dimensions brings you advantages, recognition, and responsibilities of many kinds. Being a registered parishioner makes things much easier when it comes time for an infant baptism, school registration, weddings, when asked to be a baptismal or confirmation sponsor, and even funerals.
The Parish is often asked to provide affidavits for baptismal and confirmation sponsors. They can only do this if a person is a registered, active and contributing member in our parish. How does the Diocese of Columbus define "active"? An "active" member of the Parish is an individual who celebrates weekly Mass at their church, volunteers their time/talent and gives financial support to the parish. These are the fundamental aspects of St. Brigid of Kildare's Tapestry Program. Being active is not about giving a specific amount of money or time -- it is about regular participation. Each parishioner has different financial and time constraints in their life, but St. Brigid of Kildare has a wide range of opportunities that enable individuals to give as much or as little back to the Parish as they are able. In fact, the purpose of the Tapestry Program is to provide each of our parishioners with the opportunity to discover their own gifts and how they can share them with our parish community.
To register at St. Brigid of Kildare, visit the parish office Monday through Friday (8:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm). Registration forms are also available on the kiosk in the Gathering Area of the Church and can be returned via the collection basket or mailed to the office.
St. Brigid's Welcome and Tapestry Committees invite all New Parishioners to our Welcome Table in the Gathering Area of the Church June after the 9:00 & 10:45 am Masses. It will be an opportunity to learn about your new parish community and to meet other parishioners. If you have not yet joined the parish there will be opportunities to register as well. We hope that you can join us. For more information, please contact Sarah Moore in the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 761-3734.