VISITATION includes visiting ill, elderly, shut-ins and nursing homes. Cheery notes and greeting cards are mailed out.
BEREAVEMENT visits the funeral home, attends the funeral Mass, sends sympathy cards and attends a Memorial/ Mass.
HATS OF HOPE sews or knits hats or turbans for the sick who have hair loss. Come to the parish office.
PRAYER LINE accepts requests for prayers and relays that information to all who have indicated a willingness to pray for others.
ELIZABETH MINISTRY visits with gifts for new babies of our parish, supports the Pregnancy Center and is involved in Pro-life activities.
RESPECT LIFE supports respect of ALL life from birth thru natural death by activities including the March for Life held each January.
WELCOMING invites new members to become involved in parish activities and provides them with information about St. Brigid groups & activities.
Visitation ~ Volunteers visit homebound parishioners and those in hospitals and in nursing homes. Phone calls are made to those living along. Cheery greeting cards, including Valentines, are mailed to them on special occasions. At Christmas time, plants are delivered. Twice a year a luncheon with entertainment is held for those parishioners who are 60 & older and are alone.
Bereavement ~ “Ministers of Mercy” volunteers reach out to the bereaved following the death of a loved one, including visits to the funeral home, attendance at the funeral Mass, sympathy cards being sent, and follow-up visits and contacts in the weeks following the death. A service on All Soul’s Day is provided for the family of those who have lost loved ones during the year. A memento is given out.
Hats of Hope ~ A group of church women come together to sew, crochet, or knit hats for those who have lost their hair due to chemical treatment. As the head coverings are being made a prayer is said for the patient asking the Lord to give them many blessing, courage, strength, faith and hope and to restore them to good health. Many hands are needed. If you are interested in joining this ministry please call the parish office at (814) 336-4459. The head coverings are free and are available at St. Brigid Office. Donations of yarn or material are always welcome.
Prayer Line ~ This is a network of volunteers who pray for special intentions such as physical, spiritual, and other needs. Anyone can make a request. Intentions are not limited to parishioners. Requests can be made by calling the Prayer Line (814) 724-5174.
Elizabeth Ministry ~ Elizabeth Ministry responds to the joys and sorrows of a woman's life during the childbearing years. This outreach includes pregnancy and pregnancy complications, birth, infant or child crisis, fertility and infertility concerns, miscarriage and infant or child death, and grandparenting issues. Volunteers are needed to visit new mothers, send greeting cards, knit/crochet bonnets, booties, and blankets for the newborns. For more information, OR if you know of any woman who would benefit from this ministry please contact (814) 336-4459.
Respect Life Group ~ Come and show your support for the respect of ALL life from birth thru natural death. Consistent with the Catholic Church’s ethic of respect for all human life, Saint Brigid Church has been active in promoting pro-life activities locally and nationally such as visiting parents of newborns, collecting baby items for the Pregnancy Center, and fundraiser sales of carnations.. In addition to working to end abortions in this country, the group has also worked on efforts to stop the spread of euthanasia as a health care “alternative.” The group is always looking for volunteers to do paperwork, phone calling and other activities as needed. For more information, please contact (814) 336-4459.
Welcoming Committee ~ Please call the parish office at (814) 336-4459.