Inclement Weather Policy

Dear St Brendan’s Parishioners,

The following message is from the Knights of Columbus of our parish:

It is that time of the year for significant weather events for our area.

Currently, we are amid a tropical storm passing near our area. Your safety and the safety of your family and friends is important to us.

The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council has volunteered to assist parishioners with storm preparation before and after, like securing outdoor furniture, getting groceries and/or meds, etc. or checking on your home if you evacuate, help with minor storm damage like clearing debris, etc.

Parishioners in need of assistance may email stbrendan271@gmail.com or call 1-800-852-9481.
Please leave your name, address, and phone number.

Below are website links you may find useful:

Brunswick County Hurricane Preparedness
https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/emergency/hurricanes/

Columbus County Emergency Services
http://columbusco.org/Departments/Emergency-Services

Federal Emergency Management Agency
https://www.fema.gov/

NC Department of Public Safety
https://www.ncdps.gov/

WECT TV website
https://www.wect.com/

Jim Carmody
Grand Knight
Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039
Shallotte, NC

Also, the following is the Inclement Weather Policy of our parish:

Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement weather includes, but is not limited to:
Hurricane
Hazardous road conditions
Snowstorm
Severe rainstorm
Ice storm
Flooding
Hailstorm
The Apocalypse

In the event that inclement weather makes travel to and from church hazardous and causes you to ask yourself the following question …
“I wonder if “Mass” (or “a meeting”, or “classes”, or “any event”) will take place?”
then you are instructed not to come to the church property.

Emails and voicemails asking if a Mass or event is “still on” will not be responded to. You already have your response: “Do not come to the event because of an occurrence of inclement weather.”

All are excused from attending the event and will not go to Hell for missing Mass in the event of inclement weather.

Here are our pastor’s two most important priorities for all parishioners of St. Brendan’s:
1. Safety first (including Safe Environment).
2. Present spirituality and eternal salvation.

Thank you, and God bless and PROTECT you,
Fr. Mark J. Betti
Pastor

May we, like our patron, St. Brendan, trust joyfully in the guidance of our God and in the goodness of our fellow travelers.

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