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4735 Cass St.

San Diego, CA 92109

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Mass & Reconciliation

 

Weekday Mass:

7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday

 

Saturday Vigil:

5:30 p.m. ( 'Revelation' - contemporary)

 

Sunday Mass:

7:30 a.m. (Traditional Cantor and Organ)

9:00 a.m. ( 'Morning Praise' - contemporary)

11:00 a.m. ( 'St. Brigid Choir' - traditional)

5:30 p.m. ( 'Ordinary Time' - contemporary)

 

Reconciliation:

Saturdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm or by appointment.

 

Saint Brigid Parish

Our Mission

 

Saint Brigid Parish is a welcoming community of faithful disciples of Jesus Christ centered on the celebration of the Eucharist and committed to encountering Christ in others by teaching as Jesus did, loving as Jesus loved, and serving as Jesus served.

 

Seasonal Message

Ordinary Time

The term “Ordinary Time,” means ordered, or numbered, time. In this sense, the weeks of this liturgical season are simply numbered, and in them, we celebrate the entire Paschal Mystery, that is, the impact of the life, death and resurrection, of our Lord, in its entirety, in contrast to the celebration of specific aspects of the Paschal Mystery, celebrated during Advent/Christmas, Lent/Triduum/Easter.

 

The season of Ordinary Time is the largest season of the Liturgical Year, and it is characterized by the color green, the symbolic color for new life and growth. It is observed from the Monday following the Baptism of Our Lord up to Ash Wednesday; and from the Monday following Pentecost to the First Sunday of Advent.

 

In a way, similar to the seasons of the year, the liturgical seasons reflect a constant rhythm or cycle which has a beginning, middle and an end, and in which we celebrate and contemplate the temporal events in the life of our Lord. With seasonal regularity, we observe these events with new eyes, we experience them differently each time, in the same way we might experience a birthday or anniversary in a unique way because time has passed, the content of our life has changed and hopefully we have grown and matured.

 

The life of faith, and the passage of time, both call us to proactively enter into this process of personal growth, maturation and spiritual formation. The formation of the human person happens whether we are deliberate about it or not. If we neglect our body, it will grow weak, if we neglect our mind, we will grow ignorant, so to with our spirit. When we neglect our spirit, we take for granted the gift of life, we lose our humility, seeing ourselves as the center of our world, and we develop an unhealthy pre-occupation with the self that leads us into isolation and death. To combat this in the spiritual life, we enter into a program of spiritual exercise. The liturgical seasons of Advent/Christmas, Lent/Triduum/Easter call us to exercise particular spiritual disciplines. Ordinary Time calls us to apply the disciplines we have exercised and mastered in a balanced way, which leads to spiritual health and maturity.

 

The Church is in the world, but not of it. We are pilgrims on a journey with a world view that has as its center, God the Father, who sent the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit to be a message of salvation. Ordinary Time represents that part of our pilgrim journey where we celebrate this mystery. As we take care of the day-to-day business of life, we work to provide for our physical needs, we study to strengthen our minds and inform ourselves about right and wrong and we pray to know our Lord, to converse with him familiarly as a friend does with a friend.

 

The season of Ordinary Time calls us to be present to the reality that the Kingdom of God is at hand, and that Christ has won for us the reward of eternal life. It calls us to respond to that reality by sharing the “Good News,” with everyone we meet, and using the talents, which we each have been uniquely given, to share in Christ’s mission of salvation.