The Irish roots of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School can be traced to Irish immigrants who first populated both St. Mary and St. Vincent parishes. This legacy continues today in the hearts and minds of the "Fighting Irish" of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. St. Brigid was known throughout Ireland for her dedication to, her love for and, her tireless efforts on behalf of the poor and oppressed. She stands today, as she did in the 5th century, as a beacon of hope for those whose lives are consumed by hopelessness. As long as her fire burned on the hillside of Kildare, people knew that Brigid would do whatever was possible for them. Hope spread among a people when they saw the light of St. Brigid's Fire. Inspired by the fire of St. Brigid's love and empowered by the Light of Christ, we, the members of St. Brigid's Fire Service and Justice Service Club, strive to be a beacon of hope to the hopeless, reaching out with love to embrace the vulnerable among us today. We seek opportunities to make a difference through direct service and indirect action on behalf of the poor, the marginalized, the lonely, the ill, the aged, and the oppressed members of God's family. We know we cannot do everything, but we can do something. We strive to reflect the light and power of Christ to change lives and build the Kingdom of God on earth.
Activity Components of St. Brigid's Fire Club
40 Days of Prayer
Cleveland March for Life
Baby Shower for Barberton Pregnancy Care
Outreach to Those In Need
Socks & Hats for the Homeless
Polar Express Party (for Adopt a Family & Alumni)
*Right to Life: Incorporated into St. Brigid’s Fire and does not work outside of this club.
*Justice: Incorporated into St. Brigid’s Fire and does not work outside of this club.
Prayer to St. Brigid
Brigid, you were a woman of peace
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace
Cover those who are troubled and anxious,
And May it be rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.
Brigid, you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak in us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness,
In body, mind, and spirit, Amen.
Advisor: Mrs. Lorrie Haddox
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