P/T Help Wanted - Parish Business Office

Immediate: Part-time 14 flexible hours per week position available in St. Brigid's Business Office. The "Business Office Assistant" will demonstrate competency in basic computing, GSuite, (especially Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive) and Microsoft Office. Clerical and office skills are helpful.

On the job training provided for a computer-oriented person. Great first time job. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 516-334-0021 x336

There's still time to Sponsor a Teen for this year's National Youth Conference

In a distinctly Catholic setting,
the National Catholic Youth Conference invites participants
to encounter Christ, experience church,
and be empowered for discipleship.

The National Catholic Youth Conference, frequently referred to as NCYC, is a three-day event for Roman Catholic youth held in the U.S. every two years. The next NCYC is scheduled for November 21-23 in Indianapolis.

The Conference is organized by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). During the conference, there is music, prayer, workshops, liturgy, and opportunities to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There are also concerts, dances, and a comedy club at NCYC. An area, known as the "thematic park", is set up with interactive educational and recreational activities, as well as traditional exhibits and vendor booths.

Teenagers from Youth@SaintBrigid, our parish Youth Ministry, have attended in 2015 and 2017. Participants have come back sharing how the conference was life-changing and faith-igniting.

Dear Friends,
        As we begin planning for the 2019 National Catholic Youth Conference, we ask you to consider sponsoring our Youth@SaintBrigid attendance. Registration is $245.00 per teen. Please pray about this opportunity to help build the young church.

God Bless You!

Vince Buzzeo, Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Brigid Church

 

Use the donation button below to make your secured donation to help support this great opportunity for our youth!  


 

(To the extent provided by law, your donation for this purpose may be tax deductible.  Please consult your tax advisor)

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima is Coming to our Parish 7/18

St. Brigid is hosting the world- famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima that has been traveling worldwide for
70+ years. The statue will be at our parish on Thursday, July 18th arriving for 12:10 Mass and will be with us until the close of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. It will be an extraordinary occasion of healing, hope and grace.

Please join us that day to hear the story of Fatima and venerate this beautiful statue that set out from Fatima in 1947 to bring the graces of Fatima to all who might not ever be able to make a pilgrimage to Fatima,

An Important Message from Father Tony

         A number of weeks ago, I had the occasion to write a rather lengthy two-page article in the bulletin comparing the present day Church with the parish of twenty-five years ago. As I had mentioned in that article, the significant decline in the number of newly ordained priests over years as well as the large number of priests who are now eligible for retirement has brought about a reduction in the number of priests who are available to serve as associate pastors in a parish. Over the years, almost all of the parishes in our diocese have had to respond to this downsizing trend in creative ways so that the spiritual needs of the people of God could still be reasonably met. And so, here we are at Saint Brigid’s, needing to respond to those same challenges at this present time in our history.

     At the end of June, Father Rony Fabien will be taking on his new assignment as pastor of Saint Martha’s Church in Uniondale. We will not be in a position to receive an associate pastor to replace him. We will, however, be able to offer hospitality to Father Eric Kasongo, a priest-chaplain for Stony Brook University Hospital who is also pursuing studies in a Masters Program at Saint John’s University. Between these two responsibilities, Father Eric will be able to find the time to help us with weekend Masses here at the parish. Father Eric will be taking up residence here at the end of this month.

     As I look ahead into the fall and winter months of 2019-2020, adjustments will need to be made to the weekday schedule of services offered here in the parish. Beginning September, the sacrament of reconciliation will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday immediately following the 12:10pm Mass (eliminating the confession-time that is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays). In addition, because of the number of funerals we celebrate here at the parish, we will no longer be able to offer a weekday Mass at 9:00am. Since our neighboring parishes do offer a 9am Mass (notably Our Lady of Hope and Holy Family), I am hoping that this change in our own Mass schedule will not place an undue burden on those who would attend Mass at that time. This change in the weekday Mass schedule will take place beginning in January of 2020. I will speak more about these changes as the time approaches when they will become effective.

     I am very grateful for the presence of Father Romulo and Father Nesly, each of whom serve so well the needs of the Hispanic and Haitian communities respectively. I am equally grateful for the assistance of Father Martin who, over these past five years, has so generously been present to the needs of the English speaking members of our parish family. Along with the help of our deacons, Jim, Manuel, Frank and Darrell, who assist so well in meeting the sacramental needs of our parish, I have been truly blessed! But most importantly, I feel blessed by the outpouring of the generous gift of time and talent offered by the members of our pastoral team along with the many volunteers of this parish. In the midst of all that changes in our Church, the resources offered by the members of this faith community will allow us to grow and thrive in the years to come.

     I truly want you to know that I feel a genuine sense of peace regarding the future of our parish community. I know that the spiritual needs of our parish will be met, and I am excited about the possibilities of a deepening engagement of those involved in lay ministries so that the mission of our parish will be able to meet the challenges that lie ahead. As we approach the great celebration of Pentecost, let us pray together for the outpouring of God’s Spirit that will empower us all to accomplish the work of God here in Westbury.

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For those interested - Here is a link to the article Father Tony mentions above.   A Look Towards the Past...A Look Into the Future - by Father Tony

Check this out if you Shop on Amazon

Did you know that St. Brigid's is a registered charity with Amazon Smile who will receive a donation from Amazon when you make online purchases through smile.amazon.com ?

Over 100 families at St. Brigid's have done this very thing!  And, to date, the parish has benefited to the tune of over $950.00 in cash from Amazon!

How do you register St. Brigid's with your Amazon account?  Click Here to obtain the link to Amazon Smile to set yourself up to have St. Brigid's registered as your charity of choice.

And to the 102 families who have already done so.... THANK YOU!  

A Spiritual Blog - "Fishers of Men"

The newly formed blog, “Fishers of Men” is meant not only for men, but for all who desire to know God more intimately.  The men involved with this blog have dedicated themselves to daily prayer, discernment & the writing of weekly reflections that will tie directly into the upcoming week’s Sunday Gospel.  The goals of this blog include; but are not limited to:

  • offering the men of our parish an opportunity to connect with other men who want to move closer to Christ,
  • developing relationships with others who share this desire know God more intimately,
  • and to promote active prayer, discernment of scripture and discipleship via the Holy Spirit. 

There are five men involved with this endeavor.  They have decided to use pen or pseudo names when they post their reflections.  The reason for this was to add an element of mystery & excitement to the blog.  After all, is not our God both of these things, mystery & excitement? Their pen names are as follows: Bernard of Clairvaux, The Older Brother, Theophilus, Anonymous & The Pilgrim.  In reading this, you are being invited to follow these men on the journeys each of us share.  Their simple request is that you try following the blog and to consider it as another tool to build your spiritual house.  

As Jesus offered an invitation to his first "Fishers of Men," when he simply said, "Come and see!" 

Click here to be brought to the blog!

What is this thing called, "FORMED"?...

Welcome to “Formed” - a Catholic website giving you the best in Catholic teaching and inspiration Imagine that you would have a resource in your home to access inspirational videos, instructive audios, downloadable books and articles, and even movies that would present good Catholic teaching.

Imagine that from your computer, tablet or smartphone you would be able to access in one place inspirational speakers such as Dr. Scott Hahn or even Bishop Fulton Sheen. Imagine a place where you could search out answers to your own particular questions about the faith. This resource is entitled FORMED.

As a member of Saint Brigid’s parish you are given FREE ACCESS to this website -- joining is simple.

1. On your web browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone type in the following address: https://saintbrigid.formed.org

2. Go to the tab “Register” and type in your name, email address and a special password that you will remember.

3. You will see a ton of resources at your fingertips.

Once you register, Fr. Tony will be able to send you links to some really great stuff that can help you in your own faith-formation journey, videos that can help you prepare for next week’s liturgies, resources for kids and teens and so much more. Spread the word to others -- registration is free and through our parish subscription you have access to so many great Catholic resources.

Follow St. Brigid on Twitter and Facebook

Click on the QR codes below, or click on the logos on the top right of this web page.

"Secret" Clicks on this Website...

From any page on this site, click the St. Brigid Cross in the upper left hand corner - or the name of the Parish on the top of any page - and, voila, you'll return to our home page!

Just for Laughs

From time to time, we'll be changing the cartoon that appears on our web home page.