Rev. Andrew Booms
989-835-7121 ext. 34
Fr. Andy Booms became the pastor of Saint Brigid of Kildare July 1, 2017. He is happy to be serving Midland’s oldest Catholic parish and school. Ordained June 8, 2007 he is now a middle aged priest in years of service and age he was 40 on June 24. He serves as the vocation director for the Diocese of Saginaw, and is looking forward to years of building on the strengths of the Saint Brigid community. In his down time he gardens, bikes and cross-country skies. Say hello and introduce yourself, even if you see him walking his dog, Bella.
Fr. Marc Hopps
Parish Business Manager
989-835-7121 ext. 36
Please be sure to welcome Jeannine to her new role as parish business manager.
Coordinator of Liturgical Ministries
989-835-7121 ext. 59
Fran Thiel’s primary responsibility is to produce a comprehensive ministry schedule for all liturgical functions at Saint Brigid Parish. This involves approximately 80 people per week. She also prepares the Presider Books for the Liturgies and maintain an inventory of the items needed (hosts, wine candles, etc.) for the liturgies. She is presently a staff liason for the Worship and Spiritual Life Commission and has been or is involved with several ministries including lectoring, Eucharistic Minister, funeral lunches, counting money, helping with baptisms and wedding rehearsals. She is currently finishing the four year Lay Ministry Program and will be commissioned in September.
Coordinator of Faith Formation
989-835-7121 ext. 51
Minister of Music
989-835-7121 ext. 32
989-835-7121 ext. 31
989-835-7121 ext. 31
Maintenance Supervisor/ Athletic Director
Coordinator of Technology
Sr. Maria José Perez
Director of Evangelization
My name is Sister Maria José Perez, RSM. I am a Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma, Michigan. I am one of eight children, originally from Nicaragua, and raised in Australia. I moved here to follow my vocation to religious life.
My vocation story illustrates how young people can help a person find their vocation. I was happily working as a teacher, completing a Masters in Theology, and helping out with youth ministry events when my younger sister asked me if had seen a vocations director because she thought that I had a vocation. I eventually listened to her, got a spiritual director and began discerning my vocation. Later in my discernment, it was a student of mine who encouraged me to reconnect with my present community. I did so and discovered that the Lord was calling me to the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma. Now the Lord is calling me to serve at Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church.
Professionally, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science, a Masters of Arts in Theology and am currently working towards a Masters in Educational Administration. I have worked in school settings for over ten years and served as a volunteer in my parish. The position of Director of Evangelization is new one for me and I look forward to using all of my gifts to serve the parish.
Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church
207 Ashman Street
Midland, MI 48640