Welcome to the Church of Saint Brigid
St. Bridget's Church (as it was originally spelled) was founded in 1917 as the first Catholic church in West Hartford. The wooden church no longer stands; the brick building which is our current worship home replaced it in 1951.
From its beginning St. Brigid's (as it became legally known in 1960) welcomed worshippers from four different parishes to make up its own. Today it still welcomes parishioners from all over West Hartford and beyond to the warm interior and friendly Masses.
A capital campaign led to the building of our lovely brick church, along with its school and a convent which originally staffed it on Mayflower Street. The Sisters of the Cross and Passion moved into the building at 104 Mayflower Street which now houses St. Agnes Home (a residential home for pregnant and parenting adolescents and their infants) in August of 1960. In September of that same year, St. Brigid's school opened with four classrooms. The school continued to add rooms until a full curriculum was reached in 1966. For a short time the school taught students up to grade 9. It now proudly houses Pre-K through Grade 8 and an active school and CCD community.
St Brigid Parish welcomes you to our vibrant, active congregation. Come worship with us, stay for coffee & donuts after our 10:00 am Mass, join one of our groups and make St. Brigid your parish home.
Upcoming parish events
Oct 29 2016 K of C Christmas Card SalesBefore we know it, it will be time to mail those Christmas cards! The Knights of Columbus will be selling religious themed Christmas cards after all the Masses the weekends of October 29 & 30 and November 5 & 6. Save yourself a shopping trip and purchase cards from the Knights! It will be one fewer worry as the busy Christmas season approaches!
Oct 29 2016 Food & Coat DriveThe Social Action Committee is holding a Food and Coat Drive this weekend, 10/29 and 10/30. The drive will benefit St. Ann/Immaculate Conception Church and Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services. St. Ann/Immaculate Conception will be receiving the food and Catholic Charities will be receiving the coats. Each will distribute the food or coats to those in most need. Please donate nonperishable food and coats/jackets in plastic bags at our drop-off spot at the front of the church. The drive starts on Saturday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday from 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Flour, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tuna, sardines, coffee, tea, canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta and sauce are greatly needed. Coats and jackets in good condition for any age are also greatly needed. (Please do not leave any donations in the church.)
Oct 29 2016 Hats, Gloves & Socks DriveThe Social Action Committee is continuing its Hats, Gloves & White Athletic Socks Drive through the month of October. September was too warm--no one wanted to think about hats and gloves so they didn't collect enough! Please help them out! The drive will benefit local shelters and elementary schools, including St. Brigid/St. Augustine School. There is a box in the vestibule for donating new hats, gloves & white athletic socks. The drive will run through the weekend of October 29/30. Please contact Steve at 860-236-1475 or Rick at 860-236-4210 if you have questions.
Nov 1 2016 Meat Loaves Due for the House of Bread
Nov 1 2016 Soup Kitchen