"Faith is both a gift of God and an authentically human
response - a recognition of God's call in one's life and
a free decision to follow this call by accepting and living
the truth of the Gospel. As such, faith is living and active,
sharing many of the qualities of living things: it grows
and develops over time; it learns from experience; it adapts
to changing conditions while maintaining its essential identity;
it goes through seasons, some apparently dormant, others
fruitful, though wherever faith is present the Holy Spirit
is at work in the life of the disciple." (Our Hearts
Were Burning Within Us Page 50)
We are all called to see faith as a gift and to continue
to nurture that faith through reflection, prayer, involvement
in community life, and works of service. Our parish encourages
its members to participate in parish educational opportunities,
small faith sharing groups, and to take time as a household
to talk about God.
It is our goal to reach out to parishioners of all ages.
- Women IN God's Spirit
WINGS is a faith enrichment group for women of all ages who seek to grow in their relationship with God and deepen their faith. WINGS encourages its members to learn and grow in their Catholic faith and to be aware of their own unique spiritual gifts so as to benefit the wider Christian community and build up the Kingdom here on earth.
WINGS meets weekly on a weekday morning during the school year in three 5- or 6-week sessions. Each session features an outside speaker. Program topics are based on requests of WINGS membership and reflect the needs and interests of all members. The winter session is a study of scripture.
Each program consists of a welcoming hospitality; opening prayer and song; a presentation by the outside speaker; and small-group sharing including reflection on the presentation. Each program concludes with a prayer and petitions offered by the participants. Transportation as well as child care during the program are available.
Many volunteers, including a planning team and the small group leaders, facilitate WINGS. The Planning Team, comprised of 8-10 women including the Pastoral Associate who acts as the group’s spiritual advisor, work together to form the programs of study throughout the WINGS year.
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Spiritual Development Committee
meets once a month to plan programs to enhance the spiritual
growth of all parishioners. A variety of programs are planned
to take place throughout the year. From afternoon prayer
retreats to full Parish Missions, from speaker series to
book discussion, the committee tries to provide activities
to enrich our spiritual lives. Contact Jean and Dick Horigan
for more information at 781- 861 - 8052.
Known as the Rite of Christian Initiation, this program
introduces people to the Catholic faith. The RCIA team works
with those seeking to be part of the Church. At the Easter
Vigil, these people are initiated into the Catholic faith.
The three traditional rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and
Eucharist are all celebrated on this most solemn night.
Please contact Beverly Good at 781-863-0319 if you'd
like to be part of the Team or if you're interested in being
part of the Catholic Church.
Religious Education Grades 1 - 8
St Brigid Parish is committed to assist parents in the religious
development of their children. Following the curriculum
guidelines set by the Archdiocese of Boston, themes taught
across the grades focus on Creation, Trinity, Church, Sacraments,
Mary, Prayer, Morality, Liturgy, Scripture and Peace and
Our Religious Education Program begins the first week in
October and runs weekly until April vacation. One-hour classes
are held for Grades 1 - 6 on Tuesdays at 3:45 and 5:15 and
on Wednesdays at 3:45. Grades 7 - 8 meets on Wednesdays
In addition to weekly classes, grade level liturgies, penance
services, service projects, guest speakers, parent meetings,
and other planned activities are an integral part of the
We welcome and encourage all parents to service in our program
as catechists, substitutes, hall monitors, bakers, babysitters,
office helpers, service project coordinators, musicians,
artists, seamstress, or in anyway possible! Your service
provides our students with a visible sign of God's love
Please contact Sr. Janice Rooney at 781-862-8724 for additional
St Brigid's Confirmation program is open to high school
age youth who have completed middle school religious education
or attended a parochial school.
Our program's goal is to bring the religious education process,
which began in the elementary years and deepened in the
middle school years, to a maturity level of a
fully initiated Christian. An emphasis is placed on understanding
the past, living the present, and planning for the future,
as members of the Catholic Church.
Our Confirmation program is a two year commitment. Most
youth enter as freshmen and are confirmed the fall of their
junior year. Classes for freshmen and sophomores are held
on alternate Monday evenings between the hours of 7:00 PM
8:30 PM in the school. As final preparation, juniors meet
for several sessions to plan the liturgy, to prepare for
their adult ministries, and to contemplate the upcoming
The program is always in need of adults to help the students
discover their faith. Please consider sharing your experiences
with the youth of our parish, the future of our church.
For additional information, please contact Megan Chenaille
The purpose of St Brigid Sodality is to honor and praise
Jesus through Mary. Women and men are eligible to join our
The Saint Brigid Sodality meets once per month from September
to May -- usually on the third Wednesday of every month.
(please see the parish calendar for exact dates.) A typical
meeting begins with reciting the Rosary in the church at
7 pm followed by either Mass or a prayer service. Immediately
following, a collation is held downstairs in Keilty Hall
with refreshments, entertainment, and/or a guest speaker.
Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament are
also common to most of the monthly meetings.
During Lent, our monthly meetings move to the third Friday
of the month as we lead the parish community in "Mary's
Way of the Cross -- through the eyes of a Mother."
This is one of the more popular and much anticipated events
of the year.
Our primary fundraiser of the year is the Country Store
which takes place at the November meeting and is open to
all parishioners. Information is published in the parish
bulletin. It is a fun evening and provides many laughs and
souvenirs for all.
For more information, please contact Marie Hill at 781-862-6456.