Welcome to the Community of St. Bridget!
We are a lay led, inclusive, Roman Catholic eucharistic community seeking truth and justice. We support Catholic women who have been called to the priesthood by God and their communities. In the Cleveland area we have four priests and a deacon. In 2014, two of these women, Ann Klonowski and Mary Eileen Collingwood, organized a worshiping community known as the Community of St. Bridget: an inclusive Catholic community. Housed in the Brecksville United Church of Christ, the community celebrates weekly masses.
“Inclusive” is important to the Community of St. Bridget. We like James Joyce’s famous sentiment: “Catholic means: here comes everybody.” When we say that all are welcome, we mean that all are welcome! No matter your marital status, sex or sexual orientation or identity, your age, race, national origin or religion, we would love to have you come worship with us!
In addition to regular liturgies, our priests are also available to preside at home masses, weddings, funerals, and provide the sacrament of the sick. Please contact them to make arrangements.
The Community of St. Bridget: an inclusive Catholic community
worshiping at the Brecksville United Church of Christ
Please join in our joy and come celebrate with us!
Inspired by the words of Pope Francis,
we are a community that builds bridges, NOT walls.
Holy Week at CSB, April 8-16
Palm Sunday (Saturday, April 8), 5:00 pm
Holy Thursday (April 13),
5:00 pm mass & foot washing
6:30 pm BUCC soup supper and Tenebrae
Good Friday (April 14), 7 pm
The Great Vigil (April 15), 8:30 pm
BUCC service Easter morning, 10 am
Community of St. Bridget - Cleveland
Read most recent Homily - Fourth Sunday of Lent
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Whew! That’s a lot of scripture! First Samuel reminds us to look past the obvious and to see what is within. The writer to the Ephesians reminds us that we are no longer in darkness so let’s act like people of light. In the gospel, the theme of sight and light continues.
Some of you may want to check this book out...
Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother - by Kate Hennessy
The life and work of Dorothy Day—the iconic, celebrated, and controversial Catholic whom Pope Francis called a “great American”—told with illuminating detail by her granddaughter.
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was a prominent Catholic, writer, social activist, and co-founder of a movement dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. Her life has been revealed through her own writings as well as the work of historians, theologians, and academics. What has been missing until now is a more personal account from the point of view of someone who knew her well. Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty is a frank and reflective, heartfelt and humorous portrayal as written by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy. The book is available on Amazon
There is a Book review at Fresh Air on NPR
Catholic Women Preach: Don't miss the wisdom, encouragement and challenge presented by Catholic women preachers during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Our line up began with Sr. Simone Campbell on Ash Wednesday and will rise on Easter morning with Sr. Margaret Farley.
Holy Spirit Catholic Community - Toledo
Read most recent Homily - Fourth Sunday of Lent
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Still another transfiguration this week,
A PRAYER for WOMEN'S ORDINATION on the FEAST of the ANNUNCIATION
God of the Universe, long ago you spoke through an angel to your servant, Mary, who opened her entire being in response to your creative Word. In the gift of that Word, she carried Christ in her womb and into the world. Today you are speaking through your Spirit to the hearts of women around the world, inviting them to be Christ bearers to serve in the Sacramental Priesthood of the Church. They have heard you; and, like Mary, they hunger to respond with their entire being. Give courage and freedom to them and to the citizens of your church, both women and men, to open and embrace the sacred space that will make their priesthood a living reality in today's world, which waits in need of the gifts they are called to bring to your table. Amen.
~Women's Ordination Worldwide
The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
La Asociación de Presbíteras Católicas Romanas
joyfully invites you
les invita con júbilo
to the / a la
SILVIA ANTONIA GUILLERMINA BRANDON PÉREZ
Ordaining Bishop/ La obispa que ordena:
Olga Lucía Álvarez Benjumea
April 8, 2017 – el 8 de abril de 2017
11:00 AM / a las 11 a.m.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
en la Iglesia Presbiteriana de San Juan
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705
All clergy are invited to wear stoles with the color of their choice.
Se invita al clero a ponerse estolas del color que quieran.
Water does not resist.
When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.
Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.
But water always goes where it wants to go,
and nothing in the end can stand against it.
Water is patient.
Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child.
Remember you are half water.
If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it.
is airing this week as part of the America ReFramed series
On the World Channel
In 2012, The Vatican censured American nuns, putting them under the supervision of conservative bishops. Radical Grace follows three U.S. nuns, sisters Simone Campbell, Chris Schenk, and Jean Hughes, who refused to back down and continued to challenge the patriarchal system. The nuns’ advocacy puts their lives at stake, at a tense time in the Church as a new Pope is being selected. However, they’re willing to lose it all and risk their place within the Catholic Church for their devotion to social justice and to meet their higher calling - to apply their faith to action. Continue reading.
In Cleveland watch on WVIZ World Channel (25.3)
Mar. 14 at 08:00 pm
Mar. 15 at 12:00 am
Mar. 15 at 08:00 am
Mar. 15 at 02:00 pm
Mar. 18 at 10:00 pm
Mar. 19 at 02:00 am
Mar. 19 at 09:00 am
Mar. 19 at 05:00 pm
The new heavens and the new earth
are not replacements for the old ones;
they are transfigurations of them.
The redeemed order is not
the created order forsaken;
it is the created order - all of it -
raised and glorified.
~ Robert Farrar Capon
We should every night call ourselves to an account:
What infirmity have I mastered today?
What passions opposed?
What temptation resisted?
What virtue acquired?
Our vices will abate of themselves
if they be brought every day to the shrift.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Wednesday March 1st is Ash Wednesday
The Community of St. Bridget will celebrate with the Brecksville United Church of Christ at 7 pm. The service is preceded by a soup supper at 6:30. [If you plan to attend the supper, please RSVP so that all may be accommodated. Thanks!]
If you are in Toledo Holy Spirit Catholic Community will celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass with Sacrament of Reconciliation and General Absolution: March 1 at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel at 3925 W. Central
Avenue, Toledo. ALL are welcome at the table.
Trump's proposed budget announced:
On Monday the White House announced he will seek a $54bn hike in spending on tanks, ships and weapons systems while cutting foreign aid, environmental programmes and domestic agencies by the same amount. The US already spends more on the military than the next eight countries combined.
Is this how we should spend 54 BILLION DOLLARS??
We already have the worlds' largest military by far. Do we really need more massive weaponry?
Wouldn't our money be better spent on the sick, the poor, the disabled -- or even on our crumbling infrastructure? Perhaps we could even repair our roads, bridges, subways, mass transit systems, water systems, electrical grids etc.
It's your money we're talking about here. Please tell your Congressional Representative and your Senator what you think.
When We Rise, a new docudrama airing on ABC, tells the epic story of the modern gay rights movement, from its infancy in the mid 20th Century thru today. To our knowledge, this is the most comprehensive television treatment of LGBT rights history attempted to date.
The series will air on ABC tonight, February 27, at 9 p.m. The remaining three episodes air from March 1st to March 3rd at (9 P.M.).
Also, at 8PM on Thursday ABC will air When We Rise: The People Behind the Story, which will feature interviews with the real life people that the characters are based on.
We highly recommend watching.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.
It empties today of its strength.
~Corrie Ten Boom
The Eastern Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests
invites you to share our joy at the ordination of
Marilyn Elizabeth Rondeau, Ed.D.
to the Priesthood
Saturday, April 29, 2017
at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon
St. John’s United Church of Christ
1000 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Officiating, Bishop Andrea Michele Johnson
RCWP-USA, Eastern Region
Community of St. Bridget
Saturday 5:00 PM
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All are warmly welcomed
Our sister community in Toledo, Ohio is Holy Spirit Catholic Community.
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