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About Us

The Community of St. Bridget
About Us

Our Mission

In the welcoming spirit of Saint Bridget of Kildare, our mission is to nurture a member-led, inclusive, Eucharistic community rooted in the teachings and ministry of Jesus, and the emergent energy of Spirit Sophia


  • St. Bridget emanated a spirit of radical hospitality and community. She empowered women to lead and bring the feminine voice to spiritual practices that embrace care for the earth, and promote justice, equality, peace and reconciliation.

  • As a member-led community guided by the Spirit, the community members lead our prayer, outreach, governance and the evolving vision of this community.

  • As an inclusive community, we welcome all people, embracing social, educational, political, and economic diversity. Our members are single, married, widowed, or divorced and are people of any gender, sexual orientation, age, race, national origin and religion.


  • All are welcome each time we celebrate the Open Table, proclaimed by Jesus our liberator and our friend. It is a Table of abundant life, inclusive love, and liberation, from which no one is to be excluded. We embrace the Eucharist together, giving thanks for our many blessings.

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"Our Community reminds me that God chose to come to us through Mary,  a woman.  It is healing and hopeful to be with women leading our Celebrations of Liturgy."

- Maryann Picard, Brecksville, Ohio

Our Leadership Team

As a member-led community, our governance comes through volunteer leaders who share the passion for our unique style of worship and embody the values of our mission and vision.

Members: Pam Carson, Mary Eileen Collingwood, Ann Farah, Rose Gordyan, Donna Mazzola, Gary Meister, Donna Nagel, Maryann Picard, Tom Sear, Nancyanne Sinclair, Susan Russell and Nancy Tondy. 

Emeritus members: Dagmar Celeste, Susan Guzik and Joan Zinn

Meet our current officers

Our Priests

The ordained catholic women serving the Community of St. Bridget are

Mary Eileen Collingwood, ARCWP

Rose M. Gordyan, ARCWP

Susan M. Russell, RCWP
Dagmar Celeste, RCWP

Susan M. Guzik, ARCWP

Meet our priests


Join us in worship, get involved in our ministries, read more about our history, and why we are named after St. Bridget of Kildare.

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