Parish News & Events

Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Click here to read how the Bishop’s Annual Appeal directly affects St. Brendan’s. The BAA pledge cards have not yet arrived at the parish, however you can give online. The “Donate Online” screen can be found at this link:

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Funeral Mass for Anne Rita Betti

For St. Brendan parishioners and all others wishing to attend, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Mark on Friday January 14, 2022 at 10:00 am here at St. Brendan’s Parish. Those attending this Mass are encouraged NOT to go to Newton Grove on January 18.
This mass will be live-streamed and, in the potential event of a glitch, will be recorded for later viewing. Access the live-stream here: St Brendan Shallotte Livestream
Father Mark thanks everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy.
ANNE RITA BETTI, age 94, of Parma Ohio, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday 28 December 2021. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on 27 July 1927, to the late Maria Libera (Nee Cristino) and Michael Tullio. She was the loving mother of Reverend Mark J. Betti of North Carolina and Michelle (Kent) Gardner of Dayton, Ohio, and proud grandmother of Maria (Paul) Niehaus and Nicole Gardner. Anne is survived by her dear sister Ann Marie (Jack, dec.) Riendeau, sister in-law Glenda Tullio and many caring nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Joseph Angelo Betti, her stepmother, Mary (nee Timperio), and the following siblings: Jean T. (Chuck, dec.) Bryson, Mike Tullio, Lucy (Michael Paponetti, dec., Frank Brodnik, dec., Frank Recko, dec.) Tullio Brodnik, John (Pat, dec.) Zaffle, Santo “Sonny” (Yolanda, dec.) Zaffo, and her pre-born first great-grandchild, Mary Niehaus. 
In addition to all the dear family and good friends who looked in on Anne, the family thanks Anne’s wonderful caregivers at Park Creek Center, and the entire parish community of St. Charles in Parma, OH, for tending to her spiritual needs. In lieu of flowers, donations and Mass Intentions in Anne’s memory may be sent to: 
St. Brendan Catholic Church 
5101 Ocean Hwy W 
Shallotte, NC 28470 
For clergy, religious and former parishioners from Fr. Mark’s previous parish assignments: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Mark J. Betti on Tuesday 18 January 2022 at 11:00 AM, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Newton Grove, NC, with burial immediately to follow in the parish cemetery. 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Unwrap the gifts in your marriage on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter. It is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage

Encounter Experiences:

  • Jan 28th-30th in North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • May 6th-8th in Hickory, NC.

Early sign up is recommended.

For more information visit our website at:
or contact us at (704) 315-2144.

Friendly Visitor Ministry

Nearly everyone has been a “friendly visitor” to someone. It does not require going to meetings, giving reports &/or being on a roster. When you missed someone at Mass and checked on them, heard someone needed help and you helped, called someone to chat and let them know they are thought of & missed, you are communicating that that person is still a valued member of the church family and thus, you are being a “friendly visitor”!

If you are or know someone needing to be reconnected to church family by a phone call, occasional visit or bringing to church you can call Rita Canfield @ 910-287-6649.and she can refer them to someone in their area. If you’re willing to be a visitor, let Rita know & she will refer you as needed. Since Covid changes, it is harder to know who needs a visitor & some visitors are unavailable. Please let Rita know if you are available or need this ministry. This does not include bring communion, for that, one needs to call Pat McLaughlin @ 910-287- 5479.

Eucharist Source and Summit of the Christian Life

  • What: A teaching on the most important thing we Catholics ever do
  • When: Friday January 7, 9:30 am following 9:00 am First Friday Mass
  • Where: St. Brendan Church Sanctuary in Shallotte, North Carolina
  • Why: To explore, learn, and love what we believe and do at Mass
  • How: PLEASE REGISTER by signing up at the desk in the Gathering Space or by emailing Fr. Paul at It helps us with preparing handouts. Estimated time is one hour including time for questions and answers
  • Who: Fr. Paul Wharton, is a diocesan priest from Wheeling- Charleston on Sabbatical, and Priest-in-Residence at Saint Brendan. He has been a Priest (39 years), Prison Chaplain, Dean, Vicar, Teacher, Presbyteral Council Chairman, and a Consulter for his Bishop.

Fr. Paul will help us explore a little bit of history of the Mass, some theology of the Eucharist, and a few practical suggestions on how to “get more out of Mass” or make our worship a more enriching experience for ourselves and others.

Columbiettes Soup-to-Go

The Columbiettes will hold their annual Soup-to-Go sale after the 5:00 mass on the following Saturdays: January 8, 15, 22, & 29. The delicious homemade soups will be hot and ready to take home. Enjoy your soup with a slice of “Heavenly Bread” made by the Knights of Columbus.

Pray & March Here to End Roe v. Wade

Join the Knights of Columbus in praying the Nine Days for Life Novena and Rosary 45 minutes before all weekday Masses from Jan. 7 to 15, to end Roe v. Wade. Meet in the church library weekdays, and in the church before weekend Masses. And please participate in the Knights’ Parish Life Chain silent vigil to end abortion in front of the Church on Saturday Jan. 15 (the same day as the NC Right to Life March in Raleigh). Meet in front of the parking area at 2:45 p.m. and hold pro-life signs along Rt. 17 until 4:00 p.m. (Bring a chair and water if you need it.) Also mark your calendars to pray at home on Jan. 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.

Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator
"Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You.

Christ of the mysteries, I trust You to be stronger than each storm within me. I will trust in the darkness and know that my times, even now, are in Your hand. Tune my spirit to the music of heaven, and somehow, make my obedience count for You." ... Amen
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