Adult Faith Formation
Growing together in our faith, our Catholicism, and our love of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Adult Faith Formation at Saint Bridget Parish helps to bring the Gospel message to every aspect of our daily lives. Opportunities for life-long faith formation include Scripture Study, small faith-sharing groups, parish missions, and seasonal events.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a ministry for those who are not baptized or who were baptized in another Christian faith tradition and wish to enter the Catholic Church. Baptized Catholics who seek First Eucharist and Confirmation are also included in the RCIA process.Children in 3rd grade or older who have not been baptized or were baptized in another Christian denomination will participate in the RCIA program in a modified way. Children who participate in this process will receive Eucharist and Confirmation as soon as they are ready.Contact Teresa Lee or call 804-525-7896 for more information.
What is Alpha? Alpha is a 10-week course that meets once a week in the evening and focuses on your relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We gather for dinner, watch a video and have small group discussions. Maybe you have a friend or loved one who has been away from the church for a while and would be perfect to get involved with Alpha? Hundreds of St. Bridget’s parishioners have been through the program with great success! It is a great way to meet other parishioners or find a smaller faith group!
Contact Michael Siewersfor more information
The Mission of St. Bridget’s Men’s Ministry of Faith and Fellowship is to build a stronger relationship with Christ, and a deeper love for family and friends through spiritual growth and Christian fellowship. The ministry is open to all men of the parish. Our goal is to simply deepen our faith as men, husbands and/or fathers. The group represents the average guy at St. Bridget; there are no theologians or PhD's in the crowd (at least not Doctors of Theology!!). The Men’s Ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 6:30-8 a.m. in the Parish Meeting Room. We read the weekend's Liturgy of the Word and discuss. We typically have an accompanying book to enrich the discussion. There are currently two standing social functions for fellowship with spouses: the Oktoberfest and a Christmas party. We serve the parish through the Men's Ministry Choir (The Gentlemen of St. Bridget). It is a very relaxed and welcoming group; simple and straight forward, as you'd expect with a bunch of men.
Contact Leon Shadowen for more information.
Divine Mercy Cenacle
The Divine Mercy Cenacle meets every Friday at 8:30 a.m. to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy after daily Mass. After that we meet and follow along in a Cenacle Manual that guides us in better understanding of Divine Mercy by focusing on a weekly segment of St. Faustina's Diary, how the Gospel and Catechism back up St. Faustina's words and finally how we can take this message out into the world through the way we live our own life. We finish at 12 noon. All are welcome!
Contact Brooke Bell for more information.
Every Monday following daily Mass the Rosary Study group meets to pray the Rosary. On the first Monday of each month Amanda Keller leads an in-depth study of the prayers of the Rosary.
Saint Bridget Moms Ministry
Better Moms make a better world! The Moms ministry program exists to encourage, equip and develop mothers of young children to realize their potential as women, mothers, and leaders in the name of Jesus Christ. The SBMoM group at Saint Bridget Church meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for fellowship, faith sharing, and encouragement for the “daily-ness” of being a mom. One of our goals is to give back to the community. Since starting the group we have participated in Christmas Sharing, Operation Christmas Shoebox, donated to local food pantries, Halloween trick or treating at local nursing homes - and much more! The women in our SBMoM group experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth, and spiritual hope, all to help them be the best moms possible!
An off-shoot of this ministry is the Friday morning playgroup where mothers and their children can enjoy time together in a relaxing and faithful environment. The playgroup meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month in the Church Hall from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Contact Maria Brown if you are interested in joining SBMoM or the Playgroup at Saint Bridget.
Saints and Sinners
Saints and Sinners is a group of Saint Bridget parishioners who get together for socializing, enjoying wonderful programs of interest to both men and women, and sharing our time and talents. There is no special membership to join, all you have to do is come to our programs. Programs are held the 2nd Thursday of each month, September thru June, in the Commons except for special events. Everyone is invited and bring a guest if you wish. Upcoming program information is placed on the Saints and Sinners Bulletin Board and is published in the Bulletin and may be seen on the Parish website-www.saintbridgetchurch.org We do ask that you sign up on the “sign-up sheets” on the Bulletin Board if you wish to attend and sometimes we ask for volunteers to help with the set up, clean up, and if you would like to bring a dessert.
For further information about Saints and Sinners email Gwen Glasser
Scripture Study Groups
All are welcome to attend any of the scripture study groups that meet at Saint Bridget. Even if you cannot come to every meeting, join the group when you can. Contact Teresa Lee with questions about any of the groups or contact the facilitator for the group you are interested in.
Acts of the Apostles
The Monday Morning Scripture Group will continue their journey through the Bible with Acts:The Spread of the Kingdom. This 20-week study tells the story of the earliest days of the Church and shows you how Christ's work continues through us in the Church today. Learn how the other parts of the New Testament fit into the narrative told in Acts and the connection to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This study will begin on September 12 and will meet in Church Hall from 9-11 a.m. weekly. The registration fee of $29 covers the cost of all materials.
Contact Teresa Lee to register or for more information.
The Tuesday morning scripture group is a non-denominational men’s Bible Study focusing on incorporating the Word into their daily faith life. All are welcome each Tuesday morning from 7-8 a.m. in the Church Hall.
Contact Frank deVenoge for more information.
The Gospel of Mark
The Tuesday eveing study group will use the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture to explore the richness of this first Gospel to be written. Mark's Gospel is overflowing with joy, bursting with the good news that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Come discover how you can encounter Jesus in Mark's writing.
Join us in the large nursery from 6-7 p.m. beginning May 31st. The $20 registration fee covers the cost of all materials.
Contact Henry Liscio for more information.
The Women's Ministry Bible Study will not meet during the summer months. Check back for details about fall studies.
Folow Me:Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than a believer-He wants you to be his disciple and friend. Join us on Thursday mornings as we learn what it takes to follow Christ and discover the joy of divine friendship.
This study will begin on September 15th and will meet for 9 weeks. We will meet from 9 -11 a.m. in Church Hall. The $17 registration fee covers the cost of all materials. Contact Teresa Lee to register or for more information.
The Thursday evening Bible Study group will begin the study of Revelation, one of the most intriguing books of the Bible. We will explore the book of Revelation and how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven, especially through the celebration of Mass. We will also learn what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, what has already happened, what is happening now in salvation history, and what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ.
Deacon Bob Giovenco will facilitate this study from 7-8:30 on Thursday evenings in Church Hall. The study will begin on September 8 and continue until November 17th. The registration fee of $24 covers the cost of all materials.
Contact Deacon Bob Giovenco to register or for more information.