Councils and Commisions

Pastoral Council and Its Commisions

To support our community and our parish life, we follow an organizational structure common to most churches. We have 1 Parish Council which over sees the Education Commission, the Finance Committee, and Facilities and Grounds.  We also have the Liturgy Commission and the Social Justice Commission.

Parish Council

The Parish Council represents the people of the St. Brigid Parish community by making recommendations to the Pastor. Members are nominated and elected by the Parish community and serve three-year terms.

For more information contact:
Joe Koesters
Email jkoes0824@aol.com

The Parish Council oversees the following:

Education Commission

The Education Commission develops and defines the policies which govern the operation of the Parish’s educational programs. The commission provides counsel and advice in the operation of the educational programs when appropriate and is a coordination body for all educational programs for St. Brigid Parish.

For more information contact:
Chris Goecke
937-372-8808 / Home

Adult Faith Formation

The Adult Faith Formation Committee fosters and enriches Christian discipleship through various print and electronic media available in the Church lobbies (Careand Prayer Notes, and a lending library), as well as special inserts in the Sunday bulletin.

For more information contact 
Father John Krumm 

937-372-3193 / Parish Office
Email jetk76@ameritech.net

St. Brigid School

Our Parish grade school has been in continual operation for over 150 years and offers a Catholic education for children Preschool-age through Eighth grade.  We strive for the highest level of academic excellence in an educational environment that exemplifies Christian values.

For more information contact
Mr. Terry Adkins, Principal
937-372-3222 / School Office

Parish School of Religion 

The Parish School of Religion is a program of religious education for Parish students in the public school system. Classes vary by grade, begin in September. They are held each Sunday morning from  8:10 am-9:20

For more information contact
Janell Klippel
937-372-3193 / Parish Office
Email jklippel@stbrigidxenia.org
or
CLICK HERE Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Youth Ministry 

The overall goal of the St. Brigid Youth Ministry is to teach young Catholics to be disciples of Jesus. We focus on seasonal events, volunteering, leadership development, and other programs, outings and gatherings. We seek to foster a passion for justice and peace as well as church teachings on respecting life.

For more information contact
937-372-3193 / Parish Office
or
CLICK HERE Youth Ministry

Finance Commission 

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to consult with the Pastor in financial matters. They receive and approve all annual budgets for the Parish.  They prepare an annual Parish budget consistent with the Parish financial plan.

For more information contact 
Fr. John Krumm 
937-372-3193 / Parish Office
Email jetk76@ameritech.net

               

Liturgy Commission

This ministry makes recommendations and takes actions to provide quality worship in the Parish. The membership, which includes the Pastor as well as parishioners, fosters the growth of a living and authentic liturgical tradition in the Parish. 

For more information contact
Fr. John Krumm
937-372-3193 / Parish Office
Email jetk76@ameritech.net

 

The Liturgy Commission oversees: 

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Ministry of Lector: 

Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord at weekend liturgies. They are on a rotating schedule for Masses and may be requested to read at special liturgies throughout the year. New lectors must attend a training session.

For more information contact:
           Parish Office / 937-372-3193

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Eucharistic Minister
Eucharistic Ministers are called to serve the Parish community by offering the Body or Blood of the Lord to each person during the communion rite at Sunday liturgies. New ministers must attend a training session.

For more information contact
Deacon Dennis Kall
937-675-2452 / Home
937-372-3193 / Parish Office
Email denniskall@yahoo.com

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Ministry of Music

The St. Brigid Ministry of Music offers the opportunity for parishioners to enhance the liturgical celebration through the use of their musical, vocal, and instrumental talents. Musicians, choir members, and cantors assist the whole congregation in participating in the sung parts of the Mass, such as hymns, acclamations, and psalms.

Traditional Choir – Open to all adult and young adult parishioners, this choir leads the music at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on the weekend and for special liturgical celebrations. They perform a range of music.

For more information contact
Anna Colby  
937-372-3193 / Parish Office

Contemporary Choir – This instrumental and vocal ensemble leads the music at the 10:00 a.m. Mass and offers mostly contemporary and some traditional repertoire. Membership is open to all adult and young adult parishioners.

For more information contact 
Teresa Kohlhepp
937-376-3353 / Home

Junior Choir – This group leads the music at the 4:30 p.m. Mass once a month , at a Christmas Eve Mass, and sings for Parish funeral liturgies. Membership is open to St. Brigid School students grades 4-8.

For more information contact
Peggy Cook 
937-372-3193 / Parish Office
Email pcook@stbrigidxenia.org


Ministry of Sacristan

The Sacristans prepare vestments and vessels for specific seasons and liturgies. They also ensure that vestments, vessels, and other liturgical materials are maintained, cleaned, or replaced as necessary, and set up for each rite.

             Tina Gwin
             937-374-0953 / Home


Ministry of Server

Servers assist the priest and members of the congregation during the liturgy. They lead the entrance procession and hold the book for the priest when he lifts his hands to pray in our name. They help prepare the altar before the Eucharistic prayer and do various tasks on special occasions such as carrying incense or holy water. Children are eligible to become altar servers in 5th grade. Adults serve at morning Masses during the week.

               For more information contact 
               Parish Office / 937-372-3193 


Ministry of Usher

Ushers greet members of the congregation as they arrive for Mass and help in finding seating for parishioners. They arrange for individuals or families to take up the offertory and collection and assist with the Communion procession. Additionally, they are attentive to special needs during the Mass, such as ensuring Communion is brought to those unable to walk. Any man, woman or older youth is invited to become a member of the Ministry of Usher.

                 For more information contact  
                 Paul Burr
                 937-372-3292 / Home

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Social Justice Commission 

Members of the Social Justice Commission work to fulfill the parish mission of global and social outreach.  This Commission applies the Church’s Social Justice Teachings when adopting specific causes to aid the homeless, the hungry, and other needy people.  They  reflect on, study, support, participate in, and oversee parish involvement  in various social justice ministries within our community and throughout the region.

This Commission is called to be a catalyst of learning and living out Catholic social teaching in our lives, in our parish, and in the larger community.  Under the prayerful guidance of the Spirit, we remain open to growth in our own hearts and minds and seek to challenge our parish community to become more active in reaching out and working with others, to uphold the basic dignity of all people.

The Social Justice Commission meets every other month.  We strive to embrace the principles of Catholic social teaching and facilitate parish participation in worthy causes such as Habitat for Humanity and holiday giving to shut-ins or the less fortunate.  All are welcome to attend the meetings.  Check the bulletin or parish calendar for meeting dates.

For more information contact
Mary Martin
937-372-1755 / Home

or
Fr. John E. Krumm
937-372-3193 / Parish Office
Email jetk76@ameritech.net

St. Brigid Parish

Church

312 Fairground Road Xenia, OH 45385
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School

312 Fairground Road
Xenia, OH 45385
937-372-3222 phone
937-374-3622 fax
School Email
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Parish Office

258 Purcell Drive
Xenia, OH 45385
937-372-3193 phone