Tuesday, August 26, 2008

St. Brigid, Ridgewood

St. Brigid's parish, at St. Nicholas Avenue and Linden Street, Ridgewood or Bushwick, served Catholics a hundred years ago, mainly Irish and German. Frescoes depict Irish saints, but some of the stained glass windows bear German memorial names. At present, the parish celebrates many ancestries with a collection of flags from the Caribbean and Latin America.
The mailing address of St. Brigid's church is 409 Linden St., Brooklyn NY 11237, telephone 718-821-1690. The parish website is linked HERE.
---St. Brigid Catholic Academy, seen at the right, has the mailing address 438 Grove Street, Brooklyn NY 11237, telephone 718-821-1477.  The school's website is linked here.

Now, in October of  2017, a Queens website has republished a history of St. Brigid that appeared in the Ridgewood Times in 1988. The link is HERE.


  1. I was baptized here at St. Brigid's and am trying to get a copy of my certificate so I can get married. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I could get in touch with the church. Unfortunately the number above for the church is no longer in service.
    Thanks in advance!

  2. Went to St. Brigid's around 1949 - 1955. Gee, the outside hasn't changed any. :)

  3. It has been nearly 25 years since I've stepped foot in the parish that I so dearly loved. I miss you, St. Brigid!

  4. My memories of St. Brigid's are still alive and wonderful. It was my childhood Parish and school until 6th grade. It stays alive in my heart reminding me of when I loved being Catholic.