Day of Reconciliation - Monday, 12/17

Come celebrate the Sacrament of God's Mercy!

On Monday, December 17th, the priests of the parish will offer the opportunity for reconciliation from 3pm through 9pm in the Church. As we hear in the gospel, “Make straight the way of the Lord,” reconciliation becomes a wonderful opportunity to receive that special gift from Jesus - the liberating knowledge that there is nothing that separates me from my Lord. Below is the detailed schedule concerning the availability of individual priests and the language in which the sacrament can be celebrated. Advent is a time to open our hearts to the fabulous gift of the Father’s love. What better way to receive that love than to hear those words, “All is forgiven. . . all is forgotten!”

Monday, December 17th:

3:00 - 4:15 pm
Fr. Rony (E,K); Fr. Tony (E, I)

4:15 - 5:30 pm
Fr. Nesly (E,K); Fr. Romulo (S); Fr. Martin (E)

5:30 - 6:45 pm
Fr. Rony (E,K); Fr. Tony (E,I)

6:45 - 7:30 pm
Fr. Martin (E); Fr. Romulo (S)

7:30 - 9:00 pm
All the priests will be available for confessions in English, Spanish, Kreyol and Italian.

Christmas and New Year's Mass Schedule

Here is the schedule of Masses for Christmas and New Year's
at St. Brigid's Parish
(The Church is located at 66 Post Ave., Westbury.
Our Lady's Chapel is located in St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School
at 101 Maple Ave., Westbury)

Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24, 2018

Evening Masses in celebration of Christmas

4:00pm - Church - English
4:00pm - Chapel - English
6:30pm - Church - English
8:00pm - Code Auditorium - Spanish

Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Midnight Masses
12:00am - Church - English
12:00am - Chapel - English
12:00am - Code Auditorium - Kreyol

Masses During the Day
7:00am - Church - English
8:30am - Church - Italian
9:15am - Chapel - English
10:00am - Church - English
10:45am - Church - Spanish
11:30am - Church - English
1:30pm - Church - Kreyol

Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Tuesday, January 1, 2019

9:00am - Church - English
11:00am - Church - Multi-lingual Concelebrated Mass

Capital Campaign Update

It has been over two-and-a-half years ago that we began "For the Love of Mercy" campaign - a campaign that aimed to raise two million dollars in order to accomplish some very needed projects on our Church. As the money from the campaign came in, we were able to tend to the renovation of the Church bathroom, the installation of a new heating system in the Church, the construction of new offices on the second floor of Saint Anthony's Hall, the renovation of the first floor of Saint Anthony's with a new reception area, the refurbishing of the Schaefer Outreach Center to now house the food pantry as well as the "Well" and the Casa Mary Johanna services of the parish, the painting of the Church, restored pews and sanctuary and side altar reconfiguration of the Church, and finally the removal and restoration of our fifty-nine stained glass windows! Wow! None of this could have happened without the generosity of you, our parishioners.

Some people have paid their pledges - and we are so grateful. Others may have anywhere from a half-a-year to a full year to complete their promised pledges. So, while we are coming down to the home stretch, it would be good to get a snapshot of where we are (regarding the campaign) and what still needs to be done:

May God who has begin this good work for us bring it to fulfilment 

It's Presepio Time Again

Our presepio is in the process of being put together and we are looking for talented volunteers to help complete decorating and make the presepio come alive! Volunterers are needed especially for the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 23rd, from
10:00 - 5:00. anyone interested in helping can contact Jay Bush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

One of the great traditions of Saint Brigid's, is that our Church hosts a magnificent presepio. Each year we look at it, and while it is a familiar part of our Advent-Christmas display in the Church, we may not quite know what it is all about.

The tradition of the presepio (as it appears in our church) comes from southern Italy where the traditional scene of Bethlehem is really immersed in an Italian village. In our presepio, Joseph and Mary make their way to Bethlehem, beginning their journey at a model of Saint Brigid's Church. In their journey, they pass through the "village" composed of shops, homes and eating places typical of an Italian village. Then, by Christmas Eve, Joseph and Mary have made their way to the place of birth. Surrounding the area of Christ's birth are not only the shepherds and the magi but people from across the globe (and animals as well) signifying that all creation has been affected by the Word made flesh.

The idea of the presepio tells us that the message of hope (the message of Advent) transforms our Church and our village as we come alive in anticipation again of the celebration of the great promise of God's faithful love to all of us. As Joseph and Mary make their way throughout our village, may we come alive in that hope that God, once again, renews his covenant of love with each one of us.

 

Help Support a Child in our Religious Education Program-Scholarship Opportunity

Do you want to help make a difference in the life of a child? If you said "yes," consider making a donation to our parish's Religious Education Scholarship Fund.

To learn more about this fund, please click HERE.

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.

Have some spare time to offer? Consider St. Brigid's Attic...

Can you spare a couple of hours each week? If your answer is yes...

...then St. Brigid’s Attic Thrift Shop would love to have you join our dedicated, fun loving volunteers to help make a difference for the less fortunate. The Attic is open Monday thru Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

There are volunteer opportunities available Tuesday through Saturday. When you volunteer, you help make a difference in our community.

Working together, we can help those who shop in our store and contribute to the support of Parish Outreach. Please call Millie at 516-455-3556 to learn more about how you can help. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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 down below on our web home page.  Scroll down to check out the most recent one.