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
Aug 2 2016 Meat Loaves Due for the House of Bread
Aug 6 2016 Mission Appeal WeekendMISSION CO-OP WEEKEND Dear Parishioners of St. Brigid West Hartford, CT August 6/7, 2016 – is a Mission Appeal Sunday in your parish. This year I invite you to support the missionary work of Prelature of Esquel (Patagonia) in the country of our Pope Francis, Argentina. This mission was created in 2009 and covers more than 30,000 square miles and has a population of about 70,000 habitants. Presently six diocesan priests and 7 religious (seven Polish Redemptorists) serve in eleven parishes in the new Prelature. The people in these communities are very poor and unable to support their parishes. Without funds collected during Mission Appeal Prelature of Esquel cannot sustain its pastoral work e.g. evangelization activities, children and youth catechetical programs, lay ministry training, help for the poor and can't continue construction of new churches for the young catholic communities. Your Mission Cooperative Preacher will be Fr. Grzegorz Ruszaj who works for the Prelature of Esquel. Blessed Pope John Paul II reminded us in his encyclical 'Rich in Mercy': "Jesus Christ taught that man not only receives and experiences the mercy of God, but that he is also called to practice mercy towards others." Dear Parishioners of St. Brigid Church thank you for your generous support to help the Prelature of Esquel in Argentina. God bless you and your loved-ones! Most Rev. Joseph Slaby Bishop of Prelature of Esquel
Aug 11 2016 K of C McGiveny Mass/Installation of Officers
Aug 13 2016 K of C Stand Down Collection for Veterans