Parish Staff

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03 Tracy Albrecht
04 Steve Schweinsberg
05 Anne Marie Graham
06 Deacon Al Oliver
07 Mary Ann Howard
08 Fran Thiel
09 Melissa Shields
10 Pat Wise
11 Gary Hollingshead
12 Raymond Anthony


Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church
207 Ashman Street
Midland, MI  48640


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Fr. Andy Booms         (989) 835-7121 ext 34                       


Tracy Albrecht                                      (989) 835-7121 ext 36

Steve Schweinsberg                             (989) 835-7121 ext 37

Deacon Al Oliver                                   (989) 835-7121 ext 32

Anne Marie Graham                               (989) 835-7121 ext 53


Born in Liverpool, England, Anne Marie completed a Bachelors degree in Theology and her post graduate teaching certification in Religious Education and taught in Catholic schools.  Anne Marie and her family, husband Stephen and 3 children, have been members of Saint Brigid parish since arriving in Midland, via Belgium, in 1995.Currently completing her Masters degree in Religious Studies, she is a commissioned Lay Minister for the diocese of Saginaw and is fully involved in the liturgical and social life of the parish. Her role as Director of Faith Formation includes the RCIA, adult faith formation and sacramental preparation.

Mary Ann Howard                                  (989) 835-7121 ext 32                       Bio

As Coordinator of Liturgical Preparation Mary Ann designs the Worship Aids for all liturgies, including funerals and weddings. This includes finding the materials, scanning in music when needed, placing the appropriate graphics and reporting all copyright information to licensing companies. Mary Ann has been an employee of Saint Brigid for three years in this capacity. For four years she has been a mentor for the school children who cantor at the school masses, working with and helping students prepare for any service they will be involved in. She has been a member of Saint Brigid Parish for 38 years. She is also a charter member of Saint Catherine’s Guild and has been a choir member for 21 years and a cantor for 19 years. Mary Ann is a staff liason for the Worship and Spiritual Life Commission and loves working with the Art and Environment Committee.

Fran Thiel                                               (989) 835-7121 ext 59                       Bio

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.

Melissa Shields                                                (989)  835-7121 ext 50

Pat Wise                                                 (989) 835-7121 ext 31             

Gary Hollingshead
Ray Anthony