​These ministries consist of parishioners who are interested in being more involved in the up-building of our parish and local communities. If you are feeling called to find out more information or join one of these ministries, do not hesitate to send an email or call the Parish Office today!


Good Samaritan Ministry

We always have hard times in life.  It is a blessing when there is a helping hand to assist us. St. Bridget of Sweden is offering that help through our Good Samaritan Ministry.


We will provide short-term help by providing meals to families who have a family member in the hospital or recuperating at home. If you or someone you know could use this help, please call the rectory at 203-272-3531.  Your confidentiality will be respected.

Bedrolls for the Homeless

Join other parishioners in creating mats for the homeless in Waterbury out of plarn (plastic yarn). No special skills necessary, just a desire to help those in need. Mats are made from recycled plastic bags transformed into yarn. Mats are comfortable and provide an insulated moisture barrier between ground and body. They also repel insects (bedbugs and lice don't like plastic) and dry easily. Each mat keeps 500-700 plastic bags out of the landfill. 

Health Care Ministry

Once-a-month assist parishioners in monitoring their individual blood pressure to help maintain their health.

Ministry of Hope and Healing

This ministry provides support for those who have lost a loved one.  Initially the members make contact with the family to express sympathy and comfort and offer assistance.  The Father Frisbie Hall at Saint Thomas Becket Church can be reserved for a gathering after any funeral Mass. 

The parish also provides two nine week seminars (Fall and Spring) and a program during the difficult holiday season to help the grieving at this time.  Each year on November 2, All Souls Day, the parish holds a Memorial Mass and a reception for the families of those who have died during the year.

Ministry of Hospitality

This ministry helps make our parish a more welcoming community through serving as greeters & collectors at weekend Masses, by providing a parish monthly “Coffee And’ for fellowship opportunities, and by assisting with occasional parish receptions.  Many families and individuals are needed for service in this ministry on both a scheduled and “as needed” basis.  

Ministry of Praying Hands

A community of knitters and crocheters who meet once a month (first Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Father Frisbee Hall and the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Bridget Parish Hall to pray and create prayer shawls for those suffering in any way.  These shawls "...wrap, enfold, comfort, covet, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify." (Bristow, 1998).

The ministry has also expanded to provide new mothers with a shawl at the time of their baby's baptism, a baby coverlet for the newly baptized baby as well as providing handmade scarves for those in need at the Pregnancy Care Center, Carolyn's Place in Waterbury.  All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome to be a part of this ministry. Consider sharing your prayer time and creative talents with us.

Parish Visiting Program

The Parish Visitors provide a caring presence for our parish members who are homebound or in a nursing facility.  This not only connects them with our parish but lets them know that they are an important part of our parish family.  Parish Visitors have a training session and attend quarterly meetings where they receive input on topics that aid them in this ministry.  The meetings also enable them to meet and share with other Parish Visitors.   Not only are the persons they visit enriched but they are blessed in the friendship they make.

Parish Social Ministry

The Parish Social Ministry is a group of dedicated parishioners who desire to serve the Church and society and in particular to have concern for those most in need in our community.  Here is a brief overview of most of the projects our Social Ministry is currently involved in: 

Harvest Garden (St Thomas Becket grounds) - Produce to Cheshire Community Food Pantry.

Advent Giving Trees – gifts and gift cards are collected for Cheshire Community Food Pantry and local nursing home, St Vincent DePaul, Cheshire Dept. of Human Services, Carolyn’s Place.

Food Collections – Monthly at St Thomas Becket campus, ongoing at St Bridget of Sweden

Sunday Shelter Supper –provided once per month to St Vincent DePaul Shelter in Waterbury

Shelter Sandwiches – weekly provision of 150 (made in home) sandwiches (Thursdays) delivered to local drop off point and taken to above shelter

Friends Feeding Friends – On site provision, preparation and serving of noon meals (2nd, 3rd & 5th Saturday of each month as they occur) at St Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen on Baldwin St in Waterbury

Other “Drives & Collections” – A) Back to School Uniforms & Supplies, B) Clothing & Household items (October), C) Pajama Project, D) Coats & Hats/gloves/scarves, E) Prison Ministry needs

Pro-Life Ministry

Our Pro-Life ministry works to teach respect for all human life from conception to natural death.  We do this in these focus areas: 1) Support – assist causes or groups that work on pro-life issues; 2) Education – raise consciousness of the sacredness of human life and pro-life values; 3) Advocacy - promote laws that protect life; and, 4) Prayer – place pro-life concerns in relationship with God from Whom the gift of life comes.

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There are so many ministries here at St. Bridget of Sweden Parish. If you are not finding what you are looking for please be sure to explore our Liturgical ministries here and our organizations here.

If you see a gap in our community and are feeling called to fill that need, please get in touch with us so we can discern any new ministries for our parish!


Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish is a Catholic community in the heart of Cheshire. Together we can discover your path to a deeper, more fulfilling spiritual life.

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175 Main Street

Cheshire, CT 06410

North Campus

St. Bridget Church

175 Main Street 

Cheshire, CT 06410

South Campus

St. Thomas Becket Church

435 North Brooksvale Road

Cheshire, CT 06410

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