Parishes Mission Statement
As Members of the St. Bridget and St. Stanislaus Kostka parishes of West Rutland, we reach out to our community through faith, prayer and service, and respond with compassion to the spiritual and corporal needs of all.
About Our Parishes
St. Bridget and St. Stanislaus Kostka churches are nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Green Mountains. Located in the quaint town of West Rutland, Vermont, these churches have served area Catholics for over 150 years. An area once rich in Marble deposits, West Rutland became home to many people of diverse cultures.
These cultures gave rise to the rich histories of St. Bridget and St. Stanislaus Kostka Parishes. We invite you to come and experience our parishes as we join together as one Catholic family in worship of our Father.
Thanksgiving Eve Mass
Since many will be busy preparing their homes for the Thanksgiving holiday, a Vigil Candle Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov 26 at 5:30 pm at St. Stanislaus Kostka.
SSK and St. Bridget Christmas Basket Raffle
The vestibule of our churches have been transformed with a beautiful array of gift baskets for Christmas. Raffle tickets for the baskets may be purchased for $2 a ticket or 3 for $5. Please take an envelope of tickets home to sell. Tickets that are sold must state for which raffle they are purchased and may be placed in the collection basket during Mass along with payment. We will make sure they are placed in the appropriate raffles. Thank you for your support of the fundraiser and good luck! To visit our Basket Raffle Page click here.
Change in Daily Mass Schedule
Thursday, December 4th, 8:30 am Mass will be celebrated in SSK Hall instead of St. Bridget Hall.
Wednesday, December 10th, 8:30 am Mass will be celebrated in St. Bridget Hall instead of SSK Hall
St Bridget Annual Christmas Bazaar
The St. Bridget Christmas Bazaar will take place at St. Bridget Hall on Saturday, December 6th from 9 am—2:30 pm. For more information please see our St. Bridget Christmas Bazaar page.
SSK Holiday Wreath Raffle
Three beautifully decorated wreaths will be raffled off after Mass at SSK on December 13, 2014. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and may be purchased before and after Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Stanislaus Kostka. Please return tickets and payment by December 8, 2014.
Journey to Bethlehem
Prepare for the miracle of Christmas and join us for a musical “Journey to Bethlehem.” On Sunday, December 14 at 3:00pm at St. Bridget Church, the choirs and religious educations classes of St. Bridget and St. Stanislaus Kostka Churches will present a Christmas concert and pageant, recalling the joy of Christ’s birth through song. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend.
Presentation on Our Lady of Medjugorje
As we begin the season of Advent where our focus is on the Lord coming among us at the end of time and in his Nativity, our hearts are also drawn to the Blessed Mother, another dominant figure in Advent.
On Tuesday, Dec 2, Fr. Jim Lawrence of Loretto Home will present a talk on Medjugorje at St. Bridget parish hall at 6:30 pm.
Many have come to know Fr. Jim as a spiritual, kind, and compassionate priest. In his years of priesthood, Fr. Jim has traveled to Medjugorje several times and is enthusiastic about sharing his experience.
A short video is planned along with Fr. Jim’s presentation. There will be a time for reflection and questions and answers. The presentation will last 90 minutes. We hope you can join us!