Our first Parish Christmas Mass held back in 1987 may have been celebrated in a barn, but we now worship in a beautiful church that has become a landmark in our Dublin community and the pride of its members.
Our St. Brigid of Kildare Parish Education Center, which began as the dream of Bishop James A. Griffin and a handful of parishioners is now home to an outstanding preschool-eighth grade elementary school and our religious education program.
The original stable now known as Msgr. Paul Enke Hall, has been renovated into a dedicated education space, the Frauenberg-Connelley Center for Children, which houses our performing arts space for music and band, a language lab, speech and hearing therapy room, and individualized instructional space, as well as a multipurpose interdisciplinary instructional area for student assemblies and activities.
Brigid’s Green, located at 7210 Avery Road, (East side of Avery Road, across from the church) is home to the football field, baseball/softball diamond, and concession/storage building. The Athletic Association through coaches, parents and field volunteers maintain this beautiful park for St. Brigid athletes. Brigid’s Green also provides additional parking for weekend Masses.
Our growth in both membership and facilities has been impressive, but even more important is the ever-growing involvement and commitment of our parishioners. However, the parishioners of St. Brigid of Kildare have not remained content—we have continued to grow, to excel. Msgr. Joseph M. Hendricks Hall was dedicated in September, 2007, and now houses our many Parish ministries and committees; the Carr Family Child Care Room, a large gathering area; the Kelty Library, Parish Gift Shop, Youth Group offices and Massey Teen Room; catering kitchen and the Parish Administration Center and offices.
On May 10, 2009, the Parish dedicated the Robert D. Walter Family Gymnasium. The facility includes a full-sized gym with a wood floor. Bleacher seating for 500 and an enlarged and updated performance stage that allows us to host a wide variety of athletic events, guest speakers, and performances.
Because St. Brigid of Kildare Parish is a vibrant and large community with over 58 active boards and committees, our facilities host only church, school, and religious education-sponsored events.