The Community of St. Bridget
Meaningful liturgical worship is the foremost ministry of our faith community. Each liturgy is an inclusive catholic experience. This means our prayers, songs, and preaching use inclusive language. Our theology is creation-centered and based on the belief that we are an original blessing; there is no atonement theology. Members come together to create the liturgy – from planning, drafting, and editing to full participation, creating authentic liturgical prayer and sharing in the sacred space among us.
Ministries of the Community of St. Bridget reflect the charisms of Bridget of Kildare: hospitality, reverence for nature, healing, kindness, and gender equality. We seek the Divine Feminine through gatherings for dreamwork and discussion/prayer around topics including antiracism, the natural world, and Christian feminism. We seek healing through ministry to women, our LGBTQIA+ siblings, and the poor.
There’s room for everyone under the mantel of St. Bridget.
What are we supposed to do with dreams?
Could DREAMS be yet another way that Divine Mystery whispers to us…shouts to us…loves us? Could it be that there is yet another sacrament—a way to encounter the Living God?
Natural Dreamwork is one way to explore the richness that dreams bring. It is a process that assists dreamers in bringing to life the images, characters, and feelings in dreams.
Donna Mazzola is a certified practitioner of both Natural Dreamwork and Projective Dreamwork. She is a passionate advocate for the potency of dreams and their ability to transform one’s waking life experience.
Mantle of Wisdom
In the Mantle of Wisdom, we offer support, seeking a greater depth of understanding of our faith, the times we live in, and the Gospel call to love one another.
The Mantle of Wisdom is a reference to the blessed cloak of St. Bridget of Kildare. We gather “under this mantle,” seeking the guidance of the Divine Feminine during our time together.
The 5 films displayed below will be available for viewing from February 14 through March 15 (offered through The Work of the People). Two have racial equity themes and three have Lenten themes.
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Jacqui Lewis on how Christianity became such a willing host
to the parasite of white supremacy.
Jacqui Lewis on the Christian idea of liberation versus
the culture’s obsession with liberty.
Find more from Rev. Jacqui Lewis at jacquilewis.com.
A contemplative space for deep listening by Ben Thomas.
The ashes on the forehead mark the mind to remind us of
the person who we are.
Create in us clean hearts. Renew our spirits. We confess our weakness, not as a plea for punishment, but as a pathway to transformation. Inspired by Psalm 51.
Email Nancy Tondy for details about this ministry.
A Ministry of Compassion
Not all women who have procured an abortion have negative residual effects from their experience. But for those who do, for any woman who is experiencing lingering effects – no matter how long it has been – this ministry is offered for YOU.
Contrary to other post abortion ministries you may have encountered, you will not be asked to seek forgiveness, nor will guilt trips be laid upon you. You will be embraced with love and compassion so that you may discover your potential to live freely and enjoy the wholeness of your being.
To explore the life-giving benefits of this opportunity, contact Mary Eileen Collingwood at email@example.com. All responses are confidential.
Serving the LGBTQIA Community
The Community of St. Bridget is a community of DignityUSA. As a social justice organization, DignityUSA works toward full inclusion in the Catholic Church for all LGBTQIA and Ally Catholics, and full inclusion for women through the dismantling of the patriarchy.
Dignity/NE OH community is newly formed, and invites all to join them at future meetings and presentations.
Events: Online meeting with Marianne Duddy Burke, executive director of Dignity USA. Marianne just gave a wonderful keynote speech on the 50 years of the history of Dignity USA. Watch the video here.
For more information, please contact: Shawn Miller or Susan Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dignity NE Ohio
4029 Pearl Rd. #1045
Medina, OH 44256
Outreach and Donation Ministries
Malachi House serves terminally ill homeless individuals. Monetary donations are given by CSB quarterly.
Mail gift cards and other financial donations directly to:
at 2810 Clinton Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
For material donations, please contact Martha Cromleigh, Volunteer Coordinator: 216-621-8831 or email email@example.com.
2007 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
CSB also collects non-perishable food and household supplies for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Items for Edna House and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank can be dropped off at the Brecksville United Church of Christ only during our scheduled CSB in-person liturgies so that items can be collected and distributed. CSB does not store items at the BUCC.
All donations are appreciated!