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New Bishop for the Diocese of Columbus

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We have been notified that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center, New York, as the 12th Bishop of Columbus.  He succeeds Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, whose resignation and retirement, has been accepted by the Holy Father.

 The following You Tube link is a great introduction to Bishop Brennan.  It was produced by the Diocese of Rockville Centre and is titled, “Sending Forth a Shepherd.” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=mw6l0BJlzHA 

Bishop Brennan will be installed as Bishop of Columbus during a Mass on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Campbell as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Columbus, and he will continue to lead the Diocese until the Mass of Installation.

Please keep both Bishops in your prayers as they prepare for the transition.

Diocese Tuition Assistance Application – Deadline March 15, 2019

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factsApplications for Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance for the 2019-20 school year must be submitted and verified by March 15, 2019.

To be considered for the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Program:

  1. You must be registered in one of the Diocesan schools by March 15, 2019.
  2. The Diocese will only accept ONLINE APPLICATIONS (www.factstuitionaid.com), the application must be submitted and verified by March 15, 2019 and supporting documentation must be postmarked by March 15, 2019. (Please file early in case additional documentation is requested by FACTS.)
  3. Payment of the $35.00 application fee must accompany the application.
  4. Only one application per family is required.
  5. Please note there is no tuition assistance available for preschool.

Fall Book Fair

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The Fall Book Fair Is Coming!
Sunday Sept. 30th 10:00am – 2:00pm (after Mass!)
Monday Oct. 1st 8:00am – 3:30pm
Tuesday Oct. 2nd 8:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday Oct. 3rd 8:00am – 3:30pm
Thursday Oct.4th 8:00am – 6:30 (open late!)
Friday April 27th 8:00am – noon (closes early)
We are excited to welcome our first Follett Book Fair!
Families can expect quality literature for every reading level… preschool through middle school!
Questions?
Mrs. Bridget DeSocio
Looking for Book Fair Volunteers! Click here for Sign-Up:

Gifts of Gratitude

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Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of gratitude was established by the Home and School Association as a united effort to provide a generous monetary gift to every school and parish teacher and staff member at Christmas and the end of the year to thank them for all they do for our children.

Why participate?
This is a convenient way for families to make sure that each teacher, aide, and staff member who touches your child’s life is recognized for all they do at St. Brigid.  Instead of several small gifts from each student, each teacher and staff member will receive a monetary gift that they choose how to use–whether they want to splurge on themselves or help with their own family’s expenses.

Will my family be recognized for participating?
Yes — the teachers and staff will receive a list of families who participate in this program.  You may also let the teachers and staff know that you participated in the program by marking “G.O.G” inside your Christmas card.

How much do I give?
The suggested annual gift amount is $25 per child once a year, however any given amount is graciously accepted!

SPICE “Get Moving” Summer Fitness

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The “Get Moving” SPiCE fitness program is returning this summer to help children get moving and into shape!
The summer fitness program will take place twice a week beginning June 12th and continuing through August 9th. Sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings from 9-10:30 and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30.
All 1st-4th grade students in St. Brigid School and parish are welcome to participate. The program will be especially sensitive to kids with special needs.
The following forms must be completed and turned in at your child’s first session:

Celebration of Learning

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Celebration of Learning

Thursday, May 24, 6:30-8 PM

Join our Celebration of Learning as student demonstrations and work will be displayed highlighting STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics). There will be a blessing of the garden and mosaic by Monsignor Hendricks with a choir performance, an parent Phys Ed challenge, 3D printing demonstrations, a drone challenge, STREAM lab displays and many more student projects and presentations on display.

New 529 Savings Opportunities for Catholic School Tuition

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New 529 Savings Opportunities

Savings for Catholic School Tuition

The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act expanded 529 savings plans to allow families to invest funds for K12 tuition (including costs to attend St. Brigid of Kildare School) in addition to higher education expenses.
This means families can now take advantage of 529 plans (which have tax advantages) to help save and pay for costs of St. Brigid of Kildare School tuition.
Learn More at the Celebration of Learning, May 24
Richard Clemens, CFA CPA, a member of our parish Finance Committee, will be available at a table at the Celebration of Learning on May 24 from 6:30 – 8 PM to answer questions about the tax advantages of using your 529 plan to pay for St. Brigid of Kildare tuition.
More Details
Below are additional resources explaining these changes. To enroll in a 529 or for specific advice, please discuss with your financial advisor.
Tax Reform Helps St. Brigid Families – by Richard Clemens

Summer Camps

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Summer Camps

Below is a list of local summer camp opportunities.