75th Anniversary Celebration
Our parish came into existence when Mass was celebrated for the first time on Sunday, August 15, 1946. In order to celebrate this significant anniversary, we have planned some prayerful and celebratory events for our entire parish community. Bishop Malloy will be at St. Bridget to celebrate our 11:30am Mass on August 15th, which is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr. Jon Bakkelund and Fr. Bobby Blood, who both grew up at our parish, will be here for the celebration. Also joining us will be Msgr. Dan Deutsch, Fr. Burt Absalon, Fr. Chris DiTomo, Fr. John McNamara, and Fr. Ryan Browning. We are hoping Msgr. Arquimedes Vallejo and Fr. Keith Romke will also be able to attend.
After Mass, we will be having an outdoor celebration from 12:45-4:00pm behind the school. We have a nice area for some tents, tables, and chairs. We have three food trucks: Olivo Taco, Savor BBQ, and Veebo’s Woodfire Grill, that will be part of our day with meals and beverages for purchase. There will also be some child-friendly food items available for purchase. We are also happy to announce that “Three Good Men,” a local live act, will be providing musical entertainment. Children will also have access to a great playground and a field for games. We will have a traditional Cake Walk and “backyard games” for all to enjoy. The parish will supply scoops of Culver’s frozen custard in our “Ice cream Social” tradition to top off the day!
We are asking people to sign up in advance for the Outdoor Celebration so we can get a rough number for people attending. We want to make sure the food trucks are prepared and we have enough ice cream for everyone in attendance. If you have any questions, please call Lynn at the Parish Office (815) 633-6311.
Use the following links to sign up or see more details: