St. Brigid’s seeks to be a community following Christ in living lives of integrity, compassion and love. We are committed to supporting gender equality and justice in our own community, in the Catholic Church, and in the broader world. We strive to conduct ourselves in a way that fosters community and inclusion of all, with a particular concern for those who are marginalized in our world.
St. Brigid’s is committed to being a faith community of care, courage and creativity. We also address, through reflective consideration and prophetic action, the current issues in today’s Roman Catholic Church. As we develop as a community, we are continuing to discern who we are and what we are working toward.
The following are some of the main principles and aspects of our identity to which we are committed, philosophically and practically:
We Advocate for
The renewal of the Roman Catholic church from within
The capacity for prophetic witness by all the people of the church
An open communal table
(all are welcome to receive Eucharist)
The ordination and priestly ministry of all God’s people, women and men, married and unmarried, regardless of their sexual orientation
Living out, to the best of our human ability, Jesus’ gospel message of radical love and inclusivity
Participation of all community members in liturgy, committees and other activities, according to each person’s gifts and desires
A discipleship of equals
Courageous explorations of faith in a 21st century context
Creative worship and ritual
A non-hierarchical model of priesthood and of church
Vigorous engagement in growing
and developing as individuals
and as a community
Inclusive and emancipatory liturgical language and naming of the divine
The deepening and widening of sacramental theology and practice
LGBTQ+ rights and justice
Transparency and fairness in all matters, including finances and decision-making
Reclaiming our voice as the people of the church — the Sensus Fidelium, the Sensus Ecclesiæ
Awareness, concern and action regarding social justice issues, especially locally
An ecumenical orientation, along with spiritual openness and interfaith friendship
Re-affirmation, in word and deed, of the principles and spirit of Vatican II reforms
The Calgary Food Bank -
We accept cash donations at every mass; we have supported the Food Bank since the first year of our existence!
Reliance on the Spirit of the living God as our source of guidance, inspiration, strength, and compassionate action.
Oh Brigid, Mary of the Gael,
may your protection never fail.
Spread your mantle over me,
where ‘ere I am, where ‘ere I be.
Cover me with God’s joy and peace,
let my faith and hope never cease.