Parish News & Events

Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Click here to read how the Bishop’s Annual Appeal directly affects St. Brendan’s.

Pledge cards have arrived at the parish and are available on the table by the baptismal font. Those wishing to donate online may click on the following link: Give to the Diocese of Raleigh.

Be sure to scroll down and select Saint Brendan’s from the “Please select a Parish …” dropdown menu (see screenshot below).

Brownbaggers and Bingo!

Brownbaggers are meeting in Brendan Hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Bring your lunch and enjoy the Bingo. Call Janet 910-754-4378 for information.

Message from Father Mark

February 1, 2022
Dear Parishioners,
Fr. Paul is tending to a family emergency in West Virginia for possibly the next few weeks. Fr. Mark will teach the class on the Sacrament of Reconciliation scheduled for this Friday, 4 February, after the 9:00 am First Friday Mass.
Please pray for safe travels for Fr. Paul and God’s blessings on his family at this time.


Family-Centered Faith Formation

Our next session for Children’s Faith Formation for Children and Adultsis Sunday, February 6 from 9:30-10:45 am for children in grades Pre-K to 7. Children arrive at 9:15 am and go directly to your classroom. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Adults, please proceed to the Church Library. For more information contact Diane and Tom Nagle 287-6189.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Habitual Sin

Friday, February 4, 9:30 am, in the Church Sanctuary following 9:00 am First Friday Mass

The Sacrament of Reconciliation a/k/a Confession has gone from being perhaps the most frequently celebrated sacraments to one of the most seldom. Two primary reasons are: 1) failure to understand why we need this sacrament; and 2) failure to appreciate what this sacrament is all about.
Father Paul will explore both the cause and hope- filled suggestions for dealing with this unfortunate part of our spiritual journey.
The presentation will take about 75 minutes and will include time for questions, answers, and discussion.
PLEASE REGISTER by signing up at the desk in the Gathering Space or by emailing Fr. Paul at You may also text or phone him and leave a message at (304) 433-7472. It helps us with preparing handouts.

Groundbreaking Ceremony!

There will be a Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new Office Building / Eucharistic Adoration Chapel on Sunday February 13, 2022 after the 11 am Mass. More information to follow!

Our Parish is Growing! This article originally appeared in our bulletin in March of 2019, and is still pertinent today.

The Legion of Mary Invites You

  • Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith?
  • Do you want to enrich your prayer life?
  • Do you want to develop close Catholic friendships?
  • Do you want to grow closer to Jesus and His Mother?

The Legion of Mary is a lay catholic organization whose members are giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country. A new praesidium is being formed here at St. Brendan’s!
Meetings are held every Monday at 9:30 am after daily Mass.
The meetings consist of prayer, the Rosary, faith instruction, good discussion and friendship/fellowship. Men and women are invited.

If you are interested in an after-work-hours group, let us know.
For more information about the Legion at St. Brendan’s
contact Kelly Holthaus ( or check out for general information on the Legion of Mary.

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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