The Friends of St. Bridget-Nolan Settlement is a 501.3(c) non-profit organization that was formed by former parishioners to maintain the church when it was official closed as a Catholic church in 1996.  There are special events throughout the year and the church is sometimes rented for private events, but the majority of financial support comes from individuals and families.  Some of our major projects we’ve completed include:

>Endowed St. Bridget Cemetery in the amount of $60,000
>Replaced old septic system
>Repaired and painted the church steeple
>Put on a new roof on the church
>Trimmed the trees
>Built and furnished a small gathering building with restrooms, seating, mini-kitchen, and bridal dressing area.

People often ask how they can support and help preserve this historic and beautiful church which was built in 1894. Your financial donation helps with every aspect in the care and maintenance of St. Bridget’s Church and property. It’s also a wonderful way to honor a friend or family member with a donation for a cause that they love.  We are a 501.3(c) non-profit and your donation may be tax deductible.


Donations can be mailed to:
Friends of St. Bridget-Nolan Settlement
c/o Mike O’Donnell
24 Barrington Pl.
Iowa City, IA 52245

You will become a Friend of St. Bridget’s when you make an annual donation of $20 or more and receive notice of upcoming events at St. Bridget’s activities and our annual newsletter. 

Another way you can support this beautiful church and organization is through planned giving. Have you considered including us in your will or estate planning? When a donor makes a planned gift, they create a lasting legacy for future generations. Talk to your financial or legal advisor for more guidance and provide them with the following information:

Legal name:                        Friends of St. Bridget-Nolan Settlement
Tax ID Number:                 39-1910755

Thank you for your prayers and support!