Parish News & Events

Catholic Church Teachings:

With the upcoming election, you are encouraged to become familiar with sound Catholic teachings as published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The second page of the parish bulletin for the last several weeks has highlighted these teachings.


Abortion

Project Rachael -A Journey of Post Abortive Healing

God loves each human life from the instant of his or her conception and entrusts this gift to the protection of a mother and father. Abortion ends a human life and offends God. It also deeply wounds the women and men involved.


Safeguarding Peace and Avoiding War

Pope Francis: “We ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world.” – Urbi et Orbi message, 3/31/13


Racisim

Read what the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) teaches about individual and systemic racism and the impact on voting.

Catholic Church Teachings on Other Related Issues

  • Politics and Political Issues
  • The Environment
  • Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration

To read about these Catholic Church Teachings, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Activities

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

  • Meatball Sub Sandwich Dinner, Heavenly Bread Sale Saturday October 31 1-6 PM
  • Christmas Card Sale Starting Saturday October 31
  • Blood Drive – November 24th 11:00 – 3:30
  • Novena Prayer for the Canonization of Fr. McGivney and a Call to ALL Catholic Men

All Souls

All Souls Masses

A Mass in Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) will be celebrated here at St. Brendan on Monday, November 2 – at 9:00 am.

Also, Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama will celebrate an All Souls Mass (outdoors in the cemetery, weather permitting, otherwise in the church) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Newton Grove on Friday, November 6th at 11:00 am. All are welcome to attend.

(Note: There will be no 9 am Mass here at St. Brendan that morning.)

Address:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
211 Irwin Dr. Newton Grove, NC 28366

All Souls Collection

All parishioners are encouraged to bring their All Souls envelopes to church on the weekend of 24/25 October and place them in the collection baskets at the entrances of the church, or during that coming week, or mail them into our parish office. Please write the names (legibly!) of all deceased loved ones and friends who are to be prayed for during the month of November. Please use additional paper if necessary. Fr. Mark will once again trace the Sign of the Cross with blest oil on each envelope/paper and place them near the tabernacle in the sanctuary for the month of November.

Mass for Parents Who Lost Children

On Thursday, November 12th at 9 am, there will be a Mass “For Parents Who Lost Children.” Everyone is invited to attend, whether or not you are a parent and whether or not you have lost a child (including in utero).

This Mass will be live-streamed on YouTube starting at 9:00 am.

Parents are invited to bring a picture of the child, even if there are other people in the picture, and place the picture in the sanctuary in front of the altar or on the steps before Mass that morning.

Immediately following Mass there will be a pot-luck reception in our parish hall. Everyone is invited to bring something to share: favorite snacks/food of the child, as well as cherished memories. No RSVP is needed, and non-parishioner friends and neighbors are invited.

October is Respect for Life Month

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chair Launches Respect Life Month and Invites Catholics to “Live the Gospel of Life”

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued a statement encouraging Catholics to allow “the Gospel of Christ to touch and transform our own hearts and the decisions we make.”

50/50 Raffle

Dear friends, after having to postpone the 50/50 raffle we are delighted to announce that we need to sell only 140 tickets to complete the 500. We are eager to announce the date of the raffle as soon as possible.

First prize: $12,500
Second prize: $7,500
Third prize: $5,000

To get your chance to be the BIG winner, please print and complete the form below. It is very important that we sell all the tickets before the end of this year. We would like the winners to get the full prize.

October is Respect for Life Month

During October the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes will lead the parish activities in support for the dignity and sanctity of life from conception to death. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate in the scheduled activities. As Pope Francis has expressed his support for our efforts observing that if we fail to protect life, no other rights matter.


U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chair Launches Respect Life Month and Invites Catholics to “Live the Gospel of Life”

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued a statement encouraging Catholics to allow “the Gospel of Christ to touch and transform our own hearts and the decisions we make.” To view the whole statement, click here.

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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