Respect Life Ministries
St. Brigid provides and participates in ministries that reflect our Catholic belief that life is sacred.
If you are interested in becoming involved any of these ministries, please contact our Social Services Ministry Coordinator at 210-696-0896, ext. 205.
Generally, held twice a year, those parishioners who are able, are asked to give a unit of blood. These drives help individuals in our parish, as well as those in the greater community. Giving is made convenient by the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, who sends their medical technicians to St. Brigid Parish, so that parishioners may be able to donate after any of the weekend Masses on the designated weekend.
The primary focus of this group is to protect the right to life of every human being, with particular focus on the plight of the unborn. Also of concern are the death penalty, euthanasia, and research. This is done through prayer, education, and promoting awareness in others. Each year on Mothers’ Day Weekend, a baby shower is held. Parishioners are encouraged to bring a new item for a new baby. These items are then donated to St. Vincent de Paul Society and Providence House. A special Mass advocating life and the end to abortion is held on the anniversary of Woe vs. Wade, with the Knights of Columbus leading the event.
If you are interested in promoting pro-life movement information to St. Brigid parishioners and surrounding community parishes, please contact Mike Buecher at 210-696-0896, ext. 205, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding pro-life events or programs in the wider community, visit our the Pro-Life page under Parish Life.
Rosary Prayer Groups
The Rosary familiarizes the hearts and minds of the faithful with the Mysteries of Christ.
A Weekly Rosary Prayer Group meets in the Day Chapel, Monday through Friday, to pray the Rosary after the 8:00 am Mass or Communion service. The Monday Night Rosary Group comes together in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on most Monday evenings at 7:00 pm to pray for vocations to the priesthood and an end to abortion.
The Knights of Columbus also hold a Rosary on the first Tuesday evening of the month at 7:00 pm, either at the Monument of the Unborn or in the Day Chapel during inclement weather. They also sponsor a ‘Rosary for the Unborn’ at various times during the year.
The wider community comes together in a Right to Life Rosary at 8600 Wurzbach. The Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited every Saturday morning at 9:00 am. Come join us and pray for life, especially for the unborn!
Rosary Repair: Bring your broken rosary to the parish office in an envelope with your name and phone # on it. We’ll give you a call when it’s ready.
Please consider donating any partial or broken rosaries that cannot be mended so that other rosaries may be repaired. Thank you.
Issues of concern include education, advocacy, and social action concerning injustices in the home, workplace, school, church, neighborhood, city, state, country, and world. School supplies and Christmas gifts are collected for the needy in our parish and larger community.
If anyone is interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Mike Buecher, Coordinator of Social Services, at 210-696-0896, ext. 205.