At St. Brigid, we offer several ministries that reach out to the physical and spiritual well-being of our parishioners. These ministries are open to registered members, as well as the wider community.
As Community, we reach out to those in need and try always to provide ministries to meet the needs of the entire community. Please contact the parish office for more information about these opportunities or any ministry you would like to see made available.
(AA) meets on a regular basis at 8:00 pm on Monday nights. For more information on either group, please contact Mary Ann Skilling, Coordinator of Social Services, at 210-696-0896, ext. 205.
As the need and opportunity arise, a bereavement education and support program is set up and held at St. Brigid. Both daytime and evening meetings can be available.
A service of family, individual, family and group counseling by a licensed professional counselor is available to parishioners. Services may be accessed by self-referral or a referral by the pastor or parish staff.
Career Transformation Ministry
Transform your career in light of scripture. Career Transformation Ministry provides practical guidance with the use of scripture to support job seekers in finding and transitioning to a new position. Examples of topics include: resume assistance, networking best practices and interviewing skill development. You are invited to join anytime. Meetings are on Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on DeZavala Road in the St. Anthony Room of the San Damiano building. Scripture is discussed as it pertains to those looking for their next career. This ministry is open to anyone regardless of faith or job needs. For more information, please visit us at: www.crossroadscareer.org.
Disability Advocacy Ministry (Special Needs)
In their “1978 Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities,” the United States Catholic Bishops state that “catechesis for individuals with disabilities should be integrated with the normal catechetical programs of the parish.” Therefore, children who have disabilities are encouraged to participate as much as possible in the regular classroom setting, the liturgical setting and social settings.
Presently, our Disability Advocacy Ministry is in need of members. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mary Ann Skilling, Coordinator of Social Services, at 210-696-0896, ext. 205.
Mental Health Groups
Our St. Brigid Faith-based Mental Health Family Support Group meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The most important part of a loved one’s recovery from mental illness is to have the support of a healthy and functional family who sincerely and faithfully believes in their future. A Support Group offers the confidence, tools (education/resources) and spirituality to make it a positive journey for all. For more information regarding this ministry, please contact Carmen Ortiz at 210-521-9161.
Also, in alliance with our support group, a NAMI Family-to-Family Educational Program takes place during the months of January through March. This is a 12-week course, with trained instructors, designed to educate family members who care for, or participate in the life of, an adult diagnosed with a severe mental illness. For more information about this educational program, please contact our Coordinator of Adult Faith, Debra Schneider, at 210-696-0896, ext. 209.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with diagnosed mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Peer-to-Peer is designed to encourage growth, healing, wellness and recovery. For questions about this program, please contact Veronica at 210-772-0898. This course is also offered in Spanish.