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Mother's Morning Out!
We'll take 'em every Tuesday!

We are pleased to offer a Mother's (or Father's) Morning Out every week in our Nursery!

Every Tuesday from 9am to 1 pm our nursery is open and staffed with two to three (depending on the number of children) adult child care providers. We accept ages 16 months to 5. We do have a maximum number of children we are able to accept each week and can accept a max number of 16!

Please pack a lunch and snack for your child, no nuts. Please label all lunches, cups, and bags with your child's name.

Please also provide a change of clothes, as well as any diapering needs (diapers and wipes please). We are happy to assist with those in potty training!

 

Please register your child(ren) by clicking on the button below.  

  

Sundays and Holy Days

Due to safety concerns, we may need to enforce a maximum of children. Thank you for your understanding.

This important ministry needs every parent to volunteer on occasional Sundays. 


The Nursery is here when you are ready!

Children are an integral part of our community and are always welcome to be in the Church during Mass. If your family decides to remove younger children from the church, there are a few great options to care for your child and stay engaged in the liturgy.

  • A glassed-in vestibule under the organ loft at the back of the church is equipped with recently renovated speakers.
  • There is a tv broadcasting the Mass in the hallway near the bathrooms in the commons.  
  • The nursery is available for children three and under during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday.
The Nursery: Where little ones play, explore, and get introduced to the Mass!
  • Saint Bridget offers a professional staff to care for children 6 months up to age three during both 9 and 11 am Masses each Sunday.
  • The nursery is located behind the bathrooms across from the kitchen; any usher can help you find us. 
  • Mass is always live on the TV in the Nursery. 
  • For Nursery Alternatives see the bottom of this page 
Introducing your Child 

Let your children get comfortable with us by bringing them to play after the 9:00 Mass or before the 11:00 Mass.

Stay the first time or two and you are always welcome to bring them during the middle of Mass if they get restless!

Feel free to drop in as often as needed to let your child become comfortable with us before you make the decision to register.

If you decide to use the nursery on a regular basis, we will ask you to register your child and volunteer to help us in the nursery during one Mass every three months.

Note that we release the children back only to the person who brought them to the nursery until we get to know who all the family members are!

Inquire at the Nursery for Registration. 

Allergies

We want to know about any food allergies your child has so that we avoid buying any snacks that could be a problem. 

Sanitization
  • We do our best to keep the nursery as clean as possible.
  • Just before snack-time, we sanitize the tables where the children will eat, and they all get a squirt of hand sanitizer in their hands. If we see a child put a toy in his or her mouth, we gently take it away to wash and sanitize it.
  • Periodically everything in the nursery is sanitized, including every year during the parish day of service when a group comes in to give the nursery an extra good cleaning! 
Teen Help

In addition to the adult staff, we often have teen helpers in the nursery who can receive service hours for their time.
Teens interested in helping should stop by before or after the 9 am or 11 am Masses on Sunday or contact Maria Wilson.

Maria Wilson

Contact Us

For information about using the nursery please stop in to see us in before or after the 9 or 11 am Sunday morning Masses or contact Maria Wilson for questions or additional information.

 


Testimonials

“Having the nursery available during Mass is a huge blessing to our family. The women in charge of the nursery are caring and capable. Our children enjoy getting to see and play with their friends each week. The availability of the nursery gives our family an opportunity to focus on the Mass as well as serve during Mass. We look forward to including our children in the church when they are older.” – Chris and Shannon Jones

“The nursery has been an incredible gift to our family allowing us to more fully focus our faith every Sunday.  The caring nursery staff does an amazing job of creating a fun and loving environment for the children and truly adds to the St. Bridget community.  The excitement of the nursery provides a great alternative for those little Catholics not quite old enough to appreciate the solemnity of our beautiful Mass.”   -- Jon and Erica Stanley

Nursery Staff

All of our staff have been trained in the diocesan VIRTUS Protecting God's Children program. 

Ms. Wilson (Miss Maria) is our Nursery Manager. 

Ms. Stott (Miss Chrissy) 
 

Mrs. Kilpatrick (Miss Jamie) is our Nursery Assistant. She will be assisting our Mother's Morning Out Program.  

Mrs. Nauth (“Miss Colby”) works in the nursery every other Sunday and has many years of experience as a nanny and a babysitter. She worked as the lead teacher in St. Michael’s after-school program from 2014 to 2016 and currently works with children with autism. She has completed some coursework in early childhood education and is CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association.

 

Mrs. Garnett (“Miss Erin”) Typically works in the nursery one day a month. As a teenager, she worked as a babysitter, a camp counselor and a volunteer with children, and she has worked for the past 11 years as a certified public preschool teacher and in-home therapist in special and general education settings. She and her husband, Tom, have two daughters (ages five and 1 ½ years) with another daughter due in May. She also has CPR/AED certification.

 

 

 

Mrs. Dwyer (“Miss Jackie”) A retired grandmother who averages about one Sunday a month in the nursery. She has taken child psychology courses and was active as a Girl Scout volunteer during the 13 years her daughter was a Girl Scout. She and her husband, Dan, were foster parents to five young children when the Heal the Children program had a chapter here in Richmond. She successfully completed the CPR/AED class offered by the parish last year.

Contact Info

Saint Bridget Catholic Church
6006 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, Virginia 23226

Office: (804) 282-9511
Fax: (804) 285-7227
Priests' Residence: (804) 282-9318
parishmail@saintbridgetchurch.org

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mass Schedule

Saturday:
Reconciliation at 4:00pm and by appointment
Vigil Mass: 5:30pm

Sunday:
7:30am, 9:00am,11:00am, 5:00pm

Daily:
8:00am, except holidays as scheduled

 

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