We will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Mass Wednesday, December 8, at 5 pm in All Saints Chapel.
Carroll is honored and blessed host members of Bridget Kirby's family as they pray with us as we continue to grieve and support one another. Please note: In respect of her family's wishes, this mass will NOT be another memorial service for Bridget Kirby. After the mass, there will be a time to talk and share with one another and remember Bridget. Also, in the chapel's gathering space there is currently a basket where cards of encouragement or support can be dropped off. We'll be sure to give those to the family during their time on campus. Bridget's parents are Maureen and Pat and her brothers are Robert, Tim, Tom, and Michael. There are cards available in the gathering space or feel free to bring your own. I know that the family appreciates our words and especially our prayers as they grieve.
Bridget's parents and numerous other family members will be in attendance and are very thankful to have a chance to pray with the Carroll family and express their gratitude for the support they have received from so many here on campus. They have a great love for Our Lady and thought the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception would be a fitting day to come together. Please note, this Mass will take the place of our normal 9:30 pm Wednesday night Mass. Bishop Vetter will be the principal celebrant.
As part of the process of grieving and eventual healing, it is good to come together in worship and let the Lord continue to strengthen us with His faith, hope, and love.