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Saint Bridget Sunday Nursery & Volunteers

We have been so happy to be able to offer nursery care for the children of our Saint Bridget families, however soon the nursery will be run by volunteers, and we need your help to keep our nursery available to the parish community. We encourage all Saint Bridget families who use the nursery to please volunteer to support this wonderful ministry.

If there are not two adult volunteers signed up for a scheduled nursery hour, the nursery will be closed during that time. 

To be an adult volunteer within the Catholic Church and school, you must complete a background screening (if you haven't already, withint the last five years), and be VIRTUS trained. Please visit the following website to schedule your training:

http://www.saintbridgetchurch.org/Resources/VIRTUS-Safe-Environment

If you have already received VIRTUS training, we simply need your first and last name, and the email address you provided to receive your monthly training articles.

We appreciate your help and wish many blessings to you all!!!

Click here to volunteer during Nursery hours:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0948acad29a7fc1-aug2017oct 

Nursery Procedures

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Sundays and Holy Days

Please provide the following items labeled:

*Diapers, wipes, diaper cream, change of clothes, etc. - We are happy to assist children who are potty training! 


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 age four  and under or of a maturity level to attend Children’s Litergy or the Word during the 9 AM and 11 AM masses on Sunday.
The Nursery: Where little ones play, explore, and get introduced to the Mass!  
  • 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.  
Introducing your Child 
  • Please feel free to stay and/or drop in as often as needed to allow your child(ren) to become comfortable with the nursery.
  • You are always welcome to bring your child(ren) to the nursery during the middle of mass if they get restless!
  • If you decide to use the nursery on a regular basis, we ask that you please volunteer to help us during mass to allow all of our families to take advantage of this ministry and share in the responsibility.
  • Note that we release the children back only to the person who brought them to the nursery until we get to know your family! 
Allergies

We want to know about any food allergies your child(ren) have. 

Sanitization

Everything in the Nursery is sanitized after each classroom use!

Teen Volunteers

In addition to the adult volunteers, we often have teen volunteers in the nursery, who may receive service hours for their time.  Teens interested in helping should contact Maria Wilson or Erin Garnett for questions or additional information.

Contact Us

For information about using the nursery, contact Maria Wilson and/or Erin Garnett with questions or additional information at mwilson@saintbridgetchurch.org

 


Testimonials

“Having the nursery available during Mass is a huge blessing to our family...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 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. 

Mrs. Wilson (Miss Maria) is our Nursery Manager and Co-Teacher in the Mother’s Morning Out program. She has B.A. in Early Childhood Education and is an Air Force Veteran.  She has had a lot of experience babysitting and worked in a local early childhood education center for several years.  She and her husband, Derek, have three daughters and a son.  

 

Mrs. Garnett (“Miss Erin”) is our Nursery Manager and Co-Teacher in the MMO program.  As a teenager, she worked as a babysitter, a camp counselor, and a volunteer with children.  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 three daughters.  She also has CPR/AED certification.

Contact Info

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

Office: (804) 282-9511
Fax: (804) 285-7227
Priests' Residence:
Monsignor Carr (804) 551-0473
Fr. John Christian (804) 551-0592
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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