Opportunities for Youth to Minister
At St. Brigid, there are many ministries in which youth can minister and serve the Lord’s people, both youth and adults. From liturgies to youth events and faith formation, our youth can use their talents, skills and gifts as they grow in God’s grace and in their search to make a difference in this world.
We are blessed in our St. Brigid community with a very active youth ministry.
It is said that our youth are the future of the Church; and at St. Brigid, we offer several ministries in our worship life and social life, in which our youth can participate.
Altar Servers assist the priest at the Altar during Mass. Altar servers are trained to serve with grace and reverence. This ministry is open to persons from 10 years of age to adults.
Greeters are called to be ministers of hospitality to all who come through the church doors. They welcome everyone assisting with seating, special needs, and Offertory and Communion processions. Greeters also distribute handouts and bulletins. This is an important and rewarding ministry with the special opportunity for families to minister together.
Lectors are called to proclaim the Word of God during Mass and other liturgical services. This ministry requires a strong belief in and devotion to the truth proclaimed in Scripture. Scheduled lectors participate in Bible study and practice prior to their assigned Mass. This ministry is open to all Baptized adults and teenagers.
To minister as an altar server or greeter,
please contact Cathy Tucker at 210-696-0896, ext. 207.
Legacy Hand Bells members learn to play bells in coordination with each other to bring forth beautiful music. Members must be 12 or older and be willing to learn to read music. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:45 pm. Regular attendance is a must. The group ministers throughout the year, especially for special feast days.
St. Brigid Community Christmas Evening are achieved when members of the St. Brigid Community team up to produce musicals based upon the Christmas story, utilizing their talents of acting, music, dance, and all the behind-the-scenes activity. This special presentation helps the community focus on “the reason for the season” in a very unique and enjoyable way. St. Brigid Community Christmas Evening is held on the first weekend in December, with preparations beginning in late summer.
The St. Brigid Easter Musical, through music and drama, brings to life the story of Jesus, His adult life, His passion and death, and His glorious resurrection. Parishioners of all ages are able to participate in this presentation, utilizing talents on stage or behind-the-scenes. This event is usually held on a weekend prior to Easter, with preparations and rehearsals beginning in January.
Our St. Brigid Orchestra is open to those with at least intermediate skills in playing orchestral instruments (strings, winds, percussion). This is a great group for those who have played in years past and would like to resume playing. This group ministers throughout the year at Masses and serves as the foundation for the orchestral requirements of our parish Christmas and Easter musicals. Regular rehearsals are Mondays, 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Other rehearsals particular to the musicals are arranged as needed.
Our St. Brigid Performing Arts Ministry is a special way for people of all ages to become involved in evangelizing the Word through involvement in our parish musicals, either on stage or behind the scenes. Speaking and singing roles are auditioned in August for the Christmas musical and in late December or early January for the Easter musical. Rehearsals are typically held on Sunday afternoons, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday evenings and are scheduled to fit the demands of the productions.
Our youth choir, Young Voices, is open to children, at least six years of age, through youth age 18 years old. This group ministers once a month on the first Sunday at the 12:30 pm Mass, special Mass times, the Performing Arts musicals, and the Christmas Eve Children’s Mass. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings at 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
To minister in the Music or Performing Arts ministries,
please contact Dorothy Ybarra at 210-696-0896, ext. 215.
The Feast of St. Brigid, the patroness of our parish, is celebrated on the Saturday nearest her feast day (February 1). Our program begins with the 5:00 pm Saturday Mass where we recall her life and legends. Following the Mass, we gather in the parish hall for a potluck dinner and fellowship.
In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, St. Brigid helps to eliminate substandard housing one family at a time, replacing it with a modest, decent, affordable dwelling. Our annual build usually begins in September.
The St. Brigid Homecoming is the anniversary of our first Mass as a parish in 1972, usually celebrated on the first Sunday of October. We remember and give thanks for our past and our present, and ask God’s blessings on our future. We celebrate together through liturgy and fellowship. As a total parish function, everyone is encouraged to give a little of their time and talent to make this special day a success.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast & Celebration takes place annually on December 12, with a Mass that is offered commemorating Our Lady of Guadalupe miraculous apparitions. This Mass is rich in indigenous traditions and intermingled with present rituals of the church, reminding us that she appeared to one of the inhabitants of the Americas (Mexico) in 1531 leaving her image miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma – a cloth made of cactus fibers. At St. Brigid, ater the liturgical celebration, a Mexican Dinner follows with music and entertainment.
To minister within the Social Ministries,
please contact Mary Ann Skilling at 210-696-0896, ext. 205.