Dedications are a way we can honor and remember our loved ones. Dedications can be made for family members when signing up for Altar Flower donations, Mass Intentions, or the weekly Presence Lamp.
To celebrate your loved one, whether a birthday, anniversary, baptism or in memory of, please call the parish office to reserve your date.
Families can sign up for Altar Flower donations by calling the parish office during business hours.
Altar Flower Donations are available for sign-up during Ordinary Times* (not during Advent or Lent). Altar Flowers can be scheduled during office hours and may be purchased at any local flower shop. You may call the office for suggestions on where to get your flower arrangements.
*Ordinary Time for 2017 is through February 25/26 and from April 22/23 through November 25/26. Weekends fill up fast, so don’t miss out on reserving your special weekend! To reserve your weekend, contact Virg at the parish office at ext. 200.
Flowers need to be delivered to the church no later than 12noon on Saturday.
In the lighting of candles, we remember and truly live the words of Our Lord:
“I am the Light of the World.” In the lighting of candles, we not only pray, but our prayers become smaller symbols of the One Light of Christ. In the burning of candles, our prayers rise up to Heaven day and night. Prayers for the intercession of Mother Mary and/or the saints are common because of their relationship with God in Heaven. Mother Mary, in particular, and the Saints are powerful intercessors. An old Catholic custom is to pray “Jesus is the Light of the world, a Light which never knows darkness” when lighting candles.
Blessed Sacrament Candles
Candles inserted in a plastic container, best fit the red sanctuary globes and are safer for usage. The cost is $5 each and are available from the Parish Office during regular office hours.
Marian Chapel Candles
Our Lady of Guadalupe candles in glass containers are available on most Sundays after each Mass in the Narthex. These recommended, high quality, beeswax candles, last for approximately seven days and are best for the Chapel’s environment. Thank you for your consideration.
Cost of each Our Lady of Guadalupe candle is $5.00, and proceeds help to support our Youth Ministry programs.
Candles for the Marian Chapel & Blessed Sacrament are available after any Mass at the display case in the Narthex or in the Parish Office during normal business hours. Use of candles other than those sold at St. Brigid can damage our artwork.
The Presence Lamp is located in the window of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The candle in this lamp burns for one week beginning on Friday. The lamp burns constantly as a sign of honor shown to the Lord.
We offer you the opportunity to dedicate the candle in this lamp to the memory of a loved one, etc. The cost is $10.00 and can be reserved by contacting Cathy Tucker at ext. 207.
The tradition of offering Masses for others originates in the very early Church.
A Mass can be requested for several reasons: in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (as a birthday), or, more commonly, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. During this time, we clearly recognize the importance of a mass intention when we face the death of someone we love, even a person who was not Catholic. To have a Mass and our own prayers offered up is most beneficial and comforting.
When a priest offers Holy Mass, he has three intentions: 1) to offer the Mass reverently and validly in accord with the norms of the Church, 2) to offer the Mass in union with the whole Church and for the good of the whole Church, and 3) to offer the Mass for a particular intention.
Mass Intentions at St. Brigid must be requested in person by coming to the parish office during business hours. Catholic tradition is one intention/person per Mass with a $5.00 donation per intention. Up to three (3) Mass Intentions per individual/family (again, one intention or person per Mass) can be made per year.