First Friday Adoration
The light of Christ
The Blessing of the Throats
Dominican Sister talking to the school children about Consecrated Religious Life.
St. Brigid has been a wonderful Catholic Parish community for the last 170 years. Founded in 1849, it has sought to serve the needs of our own parish community, to respond to the many needs of the larger community of Xenia, and continues to reach out even beyond our parish and city boundaries. We are now part of a pastoral region with St. Augustine in Jamestown and St. Paul in Yellow Springs. We rejoice that you have taken the time to check us out. Whether you are a long-standing member of the Parish, or of more recent vintage, or just happened to check us out today – WELCOME!
You are most welcome to explore this website which seeks to help you familiarize yourselves to the life of our community, connect you to specific ministries. and to other connected sites. If you have any questions, simply call the Office (937-372-3193), talk to the Pastor, or any one of the staff or contacts listed for each area of ministry.
What a great community! We are a parish of about 1000 households who remain committed to being present to parishioners and others alike, to bringing the word, light, compassion, love and care of the Lord to all who connect with us.
So, come and make yourself “at home” with us, and learn with us to listen to the Lord, care for his people, and walk together in faith and hope.
As we reopen the church for Masses we have put some procedures in place. We are cleaning and disinfecting the church, pews, and restrooms after every Mass. This includes between 8 am and 9:30 am Mass on Sunday. Pews have been marked off with different colors that will be used at different Masses. please use social distancing between families. Ushers will help direct you and be available for any questions.
We live in unprecedented times. As you have probably heard, Archbishop Schnurr has decreed that all masses through Easter are cancelled. To my knowledge, this has never happened before, but I am confident that we will get through this, and we will get through this if we continue to pray and keep a positive attitude. Though our parishioners cannot be physically at mass right now, Fr. John and I are going to record mass every day and broadcast it on Facebook live and upload it to YouTube. You can “livestream” these masses at home. We also will be recording some spiritual talks. You can watch these on YouTube and there is a link for watching our videos on the St. Brigid Facebook page and the St. Paul website. Simply search “Fr. Andrew Cordonnier” on YouTube or @StBrigidXenia on Facebook and our videos will come up. Fr. John and I are committed to doing our part to help people during this difficult time. As such, Fr. John and I will be offering more times for confession and more Holy Hours. We are here for you. Please don’t be afraid to get a hold of us at (937) 372-3193. Now more than ever, we must unite all of our prayers on behalf of our sick and suffering brothers and sisters in Christ. St. Paul Church will be open for private prayer on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00am-1:00pm. There will be confessions available at St. Paul from 10:00-10:30am on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as 3:00-3:30pm on Saturday. The Chapel at St. Brigid Church will be open for private prayer from 10:00am-4:00pm MondayFriday. We are offering Confessions at St. Brigid on Wednesday at 7:00pm, on Friday at 9:30am and on Saturday at 3:30pm. St. Brigid will have a Holy Hour on all Fridays at 9:30am. The Chapel door is near the handicap parking spaces. All masses, including Sunday mass will be recorded at the Chapel at St. Brigid. We will often have Adoration after mass. We plan on blessing palms on Palm Sunday and people can pick up their blessed palms outside church after mass. We also plan to record Holy Week masses. This way everyone can tune in and be a part of our church. This will definitely be a memorable Holy Week. There are some good things going on for our churches right now and it’s very important for us to stay positive. Adam Lewis, a seminarian, will be staying with me for the next several weeks. We’re really happy to have him! At St. Paul, our mural in the sanctuary is currently being cleaned and restored. I can’t wait to see it in all its original glory! Since Fr. John, Dr. O’Neill and I have some down time right now, we started painting the St. Brigid parish office. We just started, but I know it will look great! After all this is over with, you’ll have to stop in and see it. Please continue to pray and don’t forget to keep a positive attitude. St. Roch (Rock) is the patron saint of illness. St. Roch was marked with a red cross on his chest at birth. When his parents died, he inherited great wealth which he gave to the poor and devoted his life to helping the plague-stricken and sick. His miraculous powers were known to have cured many with the “Sign of the Cross”. I would ask, in your charity, if you would join me in praying the following prayers for our world. St. Roch was known to perform many miraculous healings during his lifetime, and we can pray for his intercession now. “O Blessed St Roch, Patron of the sick, have pity on those who lie upon a bed of suffering. Your power was so great when you were in this world, that by the sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases. Now that you are in heaven, your power is no less. Offer to God our sighs and tears and obtain for us the physical and spiritual health we seek: (Share your request…) This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. St Roch: Pray for us, that we may be relieved from all diseases of body and soul. (Repeat 3 times) Lord Jesus, may thy will be done. Say: Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…” In Christ, Fr. Andrew Cordonnier Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19, 2020
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Sunday: 8:00 am and 9:30 am
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Prayer for Vocations
Almighty Father, you have created us for some definite purpose. Grant us the grace to know the path you have planned for us in this life and to respond with a generous “Yes.” Make our archdiocese, parishes, homes and hearts fruitful ground for Your gift of vocations. May our young people respond to Your call with courage and zeal. Stir among our men a desire and the strength to be good and holy priests. Bless us with consecrated religious and those called to a chaste single life, permanent deacons, and faithful husbands and wives, who are a sign of Christ’s love for His Church. We commend our prayer for vocations to You, Father, through the intercession of Mary our Mother, in the Holy Spirit, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Michael Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
St. Brigid Parish is a welcoming Catholic community which brings Christ to all through life-giving worship, faith-based and academic education, local and global outreach, and service to others through a variety of ministries. We are a Catholic faith-filled community that celebrates a sacramental life to bring the love of God to all.