Social Ministry

  • Volunteers are trained and certified to administer CPR in emergency situations with the AED.
  • Contact: Sister Rosanne 910-616-2105
  • Visits residents of Autumn Care Nursing Home to play bingo and provide socialization and friendship.
  • Time Commitment: at least once a month. 
  • Contact – Pat Fredette 910-754-7454
  • Attempts to bring comfort, support, counseling, and education to those suffering the death of a loved one or any other loss. If the deceased is an immediate member of the family, the bereaved person receives four booklets, one every four months, to help them through a period of the grief process. Cards are also sent. A volunteer first calls the bereaved person to inform them of the availability of both private and group counseling sessions. In the fall, there is a special session called “Grief During the Holidays.” Those who have died during the year are also remembered in a special way in the All Souls Day liturgy. Through bulletin announcements, we also inform our parishioners of professional bereavement programs taking place in local churches or at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
  • Time commitment: decided by the group. 
  • Contact – Sister Rosanne Caiazzo 910-616-2105 and Jean Pelletier 910-754-9126
  • Volunteers visit and call the sick, homebound, hospital and nursing home patients; these visits and calls keep persons connected to our parish family.
  • Time commitment – varies.
  • Contact – Rita Canfield 910-287-6649
  • Orders and stocks religious articles and books; helps with sales at gift shop before and after weekend Masses. 
  • Time Commitment:  on a rotating basis per the schedule. 
  • Contact – Kathy Cloutier 843-280-9836 or Rosalie Heath 910-579-8497, gift shop coordinator
  • Create and publish weekly (starting in July 2021 and ending June 2022) a new column in the bulletin and web site on what Jesus would think and do about several life and relationship issues. It will delve into what Jesus means by loving God and neighbor in day to day relationship terms. The topics include prejudice/religious tolerance; immigration; euthanasia/elder care issues and abuse; abortion; capital punishment; homelessness; poverty; unemployment; intellectual and physical disabilities and literacy; addictions; human trafficking/slavery; domestic and child abuse. We are positioning this as Life Issues Faith Formation – Continuing Education.
  • Decorate the gathering space for Respect Life Month in October, and create an annual Human Life & Dignity “Fair or Expo” in conjunction with Respect Life Month, inviting several ministries and outside organizations related to the life topics presented during the year, to participate.
  • Encourage the adult and child faith formation ministry leaders to incorporate and adapt the life and relationships content when appropriate in their curricula.
  • Contact:  Ed Beckley 252-256-1084
  • Assist with the immigration office completing forms and other clerical work, and tutor individuals for the Citizenship test. 
  • Time Commitment: 2 hours per week as often as schedule permits. 
  • Contact – Sister Rosanne 910-616-2105
  • Volunteers provide temporary financial and emotional support to a
  • Contact – Sister Mary Teresa 910-200-9209
  • Provide food for individuals and families in the county.  Tasks include collecting food from local food stores, organizing and monitoring inventory and assisting in distribution of food on assigned days. 
  • Time Commitment:  one half days as assigned. 
  • Contact – Bob 415-657-6315 and Jane DeJoie 910-269-9280
  • Volunteers visit inmates at nearby correctional facilities at designated times, conduct Eucharist service, discuss scripture; provide spiritual comfort and assistance; help inmates grow in their relationship with God, creation & each other thus respecting all life.
  • Time commitment is 6 to 8 hours per month, involves travel to Tabor & Columbus facilities.
  • The Dept. of Correction provides mandatory training.
  • For further information, please contact:
    Rita Canfield r.canfield@hotmail.com 910-612-1335
  • Keeps current with parishioners or family members who are serving their country by maintaining a photo display in the Gathering Space. 
  • Contact:  John McGinley 910-287-3960
  • Helps with minor home repairs, upkeep and/or yard work for the elderly, disabled, etc. 
  • Contact – Chappy Jones 910-575-0599

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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