Prayer Service for St. Brigid’s Day (February 1st) for Infant Classes – Third

St. Brigid’s Day 1st February

Prayer Service for the Infant Classes -Third


St Brigid of Kildare
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Good morning & welcome.


We are all here today in the school hall with new friends

and old friends and our kind teachers and helpers.

We know that Jesus is our friend too and so we sing our first song; 



Yes Jesus is our friend.

He has lots of friends.

Saints are very special friends of Jesus indeed.


Do you know any saints?

Lots of us are called after holy people in the bible

like Sarah or Hannah or Rebecca, Aaron, Stephen, Daniel.


Lots of people are called after saints like

Patrick, Kevin, James, and Elizabeth, Bernadette and Brigid.


Now it is a long time since there was any little girl called Brigid in the school,

but this year we are in luck and have a new girl here called Brigid.


Does anyone have a friend or a Mum or an Auntie or Granny called Brigid?

And of course our school is called St. Brigid’s.


A new month started today – what month is it.

Yes it is the 1st day of February.

The day many people say is the first day of Spring.

And it is St.Brigid’s Day!


So let us sing ‘We’ll sing a song to Brigid!’

Now we will say the Sign of the Cross

in the three ways we know how

(In the name of the Father… As Gaeilge …

and finally;

God came down from heaven to earth,

to remind us to love people

on this side and this side

and not to forget ourselves. Amen … )


Candle Prayer;

‘Chase away the darkness.

Fill the world with light,

be a little candle flame

and shine out bright’.


Why do we light a candle?

To remind us that God our Father in Heaven

is always with us.


*Song; This little light of mine


Now it is time to say GOOD MORNING

to God our Father in Heaven.

Father in Heaven, you love me,

You are with me night and day

I want to love you always,

in all I do and say.

I’ll try to please you Father,

Please help me during the day



I’ll try to please you Father.

That is not easy.

But if we are truly sorry in our hearts,

then God our Father in Heaven will always forgive us.


So let’s say SORRY to God

O my God I thank you for loving me.

I am sorry for all my sins,

for not loving others and not loving you.

Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again.



Yes today celebrating St. Brigid’s Day.

She loved the poor, the sick and the old.


Because it is St. Brigid’s Day

Sister says there is to be no homework

for good children to celebrate 🙂


Now I know some of your teachers

have been talking to you about St. Brigid.

What do you know about St. Brigid?


Legend has it that when Brigid was born,

angels sang in the sky over the place she was born.


St. Brigid – father was a pagan chief.

He didn’t believe in God. Brigid’s mother was a servant

who knew about God and believed in God.


Brigid was born near Faughart,

a village a few miles north of Dundalk.


Brigid was minded by a foster mother

because her mother worked

in Connaught, far away from where Brigid lived


When Brigid was about your age,

she helped her foster mother around the house.


Any free time she had was spent in the nearby forest

with the wild animals living there.


Just like Saint Francis of Assisi,

she was very fond of animals.

Legends tell us she tamed a wild boar (pig)

and she loved nature and the beautiful world

God has made for us to live in:




She was very kind to the poor people

that called to the door

and was always giving away her father’s things.


When she was about twelve,  

Brigid was waiting outside

the King of Leinster’s fort

for her Dad when she met a poor man.


He was covered in rags and mud.

What do you think St. Brigid did?

Yes she just had to help him. 


There was nothing else in the chariot,

so she took her Dad’s sword

and gave it to the poor man.

How do you think her Dad felt about that?


He was furious.

Luckily the King of Leinster was there

and he believed in God like Brigid did

and understood why Brigid had done what she had done,

so the King gave her Dad an even better sword

and told her Dad to forgive her.


St. Brigid was told she couldn’t visit

her Mum in Connaught,

so do you know what she did?

Yes that’s right!


She visited her Mum in Connaught!

Her Mum had a job looking after

the druid’s cows at the druid’s farm.


*Time for a song


St Brigid worked with her Mum helping her,

making cheese and butter. 


And guess what happened

when poor people called to the door?


Yes, you are right,

she gave away food at the door.


How do you think the Druid felt about that?


Well a very surprising thing happened.

No matter how much food Brigid gave away

there always seemed to be more food there.

The Druid realised that

there was something special about Brigid,

so he tried to give her all his cows.


She said she didn’t want that.

What do you think she wanted.

Yes for her Mum to come home with her!


Brigid believed in God, Our Father in Heaven.

She saw God in everyone and in everything.

She saw God everywhere.

So this story has a happy ending.

Brigid’s family was back together again.



Now we are going to say a special prayer

to keep us and our families safe:


Repeat after me!

St. Brigid’s Blessing

May no fire, no flame burn us.

May no lake, no sea drown us

May no sword, no spear wound us.

May no king, no chief insult us.

May all the birds sing for us

May all the cattle low for us

May all the insects buzz for us

May the angels of God always protect us


And we are going to sing a song to Brigid, one last time!

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