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.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon En Español
(AA) meets on a regular basis at 8:00 pm on Monday nights, while Al Anon En Español meets at 5:00 pm on Wednesday evenings. For more information on either group, please contact the 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.
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 our Social Services Coordinator, Mike Buecher, at 210-696-0896, ext. 205.
Faith-based Mental Health Family Support Group
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.
During the months of January through March, this ministry sponsors the NAMI Family-to-Family Educational Program. 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 regarding this ministry and any programs offered, please contact Carmen Ortiz at 210-521-9161.