Pastor's Corner

2018 07-14 Invite Your Neighbors and Friends to Our Saint Brigid Community

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

Each quarter, or at least semi-annually, we sponsor a “Newcomers Social” at the Saint Brigid Parish rectory.  We welcome all those who are new to the Parish to join us for food and fellowship.  It is a way to welcome newcomers into our faith community.  They are invited to meet our priests and deacons, and…

2019 06-30 We Celebrate Independence Day

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

This Monday, we officially say goodbye to Fr. Peter Ha and welcome Fr. Michael Bremer to our Parish.   We have scheduled a farewell gathering for Fr. Peter for this weekend.  We also intend to have a reception for Fr. Michael in the near future. This Thursday we celebrate the Fourth of July, Independence Day.  On…

2019 07-07 We Welcome our New Parochial Vicar, Fr. Michael Bremer

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

We welcome Fr. Michael Bremer to Saint Brigid as our new parochial vicar.  Fr. Michael was ordained to the priesthood last year for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and completed his principal theological studies at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary (Mundelein), in…

2019 06-23 Soul of Christ, Sanctify Me

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

This weekend, on Friday and Saturday, the Archdiocese of Atlanta sponsored its Eucharistic Congress as we continue to focus on our devotion to the Eucharist.  This Sunday, we celebrate the solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Body of Christ.  We as Catholics, on this feast of Corpus Christi, are blessed to have such high regard for…

2019 06-16 Our Love For Our Fathers Should Reflect the Trinitarian Love That God Has For Us.

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. In many ways, this feast is a mystery concerning God’s unconditional love for us.  God the Father loved us so much that He sent His Son into the world to save us. God the Son loved us so much that He died for us. God the Holy Spirit loved us…

2019 06-09 Keep Your Focus on the Lord During the Summer Months

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

This Sunday we celebrate the feast of Pentecost.  We remember that the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and transformed their lives.  These frightened men who abandoned Jesus during His Passion became bold disciples who endured persecution, suffering, ridicule and other forms of trial as they preach His Good News.  They clearly kept their focus…

2019 06-02 The 2019 Archdiocese of Atlanta Eucharistic Congress

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

The 2019 Archdiocese of Atlanta Eucharistic Congress will take place on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA.   The Congress is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  The theme of this year’s Congress is “THIS IS MY BODY GIVEN UP FOR YOU” (Luke 22:19).  At…

2019 05-26 We Are Reminded to Never Take for Granted our Precious Faith and Freedom

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

This Monday we celebrate Memorial Day and we remember in a special way those men and women in the armed forces who have made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation.  We pray for the repose of their souls, and for the consolation of those who mourn their passing from this world.  Many of…

2019 05-19 Mary, the Mother of our Church

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

During the month of May, we honor Mary in a special way.  As we know, in our faith tradition, we refer to her as Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fatima.  We call her Queen of Peace and Queen of the Rosary and bestow on her many other titles.  Mary is worthy of…

2019 05-12 Happy Mother’s Day

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

This Sunday is Mother’s Day and we remember our moms in a special way.  During an address in Rome, Pope Francis professed his great admiration for the vocation of motherhood.  He stated that a mother is concerned “above all about the health of her children” and thus she cares for them “with great love and…

2019 05-5 Bless the Children Coming Forward to Receive Holy Communion for the First Time. 

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

Next Saturday, approximately one hundred and fifty children will experience a very special day in their lives.  It is the day on which they will be making their First Holy Communion (Eucharist) at Saint Brigid.  Our Catechism teaches that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith.  When we receive the Lord in…

2019 04-28 Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have Mercy on Us and On the Whole World.

Written by: Father Neil Herlihy

Today we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  This great day is associated with Sr. Faustina.  She was a Catholic nun and mystic from Poland who experienced apparitions of Jesus which inspired the devotion of Divine Mercy and earned her the title of “Apostle of Divine Mercy.” The Church reminds us that, “During the Church’s millennium celebration…