Parish News & Events

Bishop’s Annual Appeal

For those who may have missed this article in last year’s bulletin CLICK HERE to learn how Bishop’s Annual Appeal directly affects St. Brendan Parish. All parishioners are asked to fill out their pledge cards before coming to church and simply place them in the collection baskets or mail them in to the office as we have been doing with our offertory envelopes.

Thank you in advance for your support to this vital Appeal.


Lower Cape Fear LifeCare

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare offers multi-week, no-cost, virtual grief care programs for those coping with the death of a spouse or other family members. The groups will be held in a secure virtual environment.

To get My Parish App

Go to your App Store (Android or iPhone), search for My Parish App and install it on your phone.

This app provides up-to-the-minute updates from our parish and many resources and features to complement your daily faith life, such as, daily Mass readings, a calendar of parish events, and many more. You can click on MASS VIDEOS and you will see a listing of all the YouTube completed videos and future live streamed Masses. Simply click on your choice.

Change in Streaming Times

  • The 8:00 Mass on Sunday was streamed due to problems with the sound at the 5:00 Mass Saturday and is available on YouTube this week.
  • Next weekend the 8:00 Mass will be live-streamed to include the choir and the homily.
  • On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 9:00AM Mass will be livestreamed.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus ~ The Nine First Fridays

The “12 Promises” of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary to encourage all Catholics to know and understand the benefit of practicing the Devotion.

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
  2. I will give peace in their families and will unite families that are divided.
  3. I will console them in all their troubles.
  4. I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.
  5. I will bestow the blessings of Heaven on all their enterprises.
  6. Sinners shall find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
  7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
  8. Fervent souls shall rise quickly to great perfection.
  9. I will bless those places wherein the image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored and will imprint My love on the hearts of those who would wear this image on their person. I will also destroy in them all disordered movements.
  10. I will give to priests who are animated by a tender devotion to my Divine Heart the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
  11. Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart, never to be effaced.
  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all- powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the First Friday in nine consecutive months, the grace of final penitence: they will not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their Sacraments. My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

The Nine Fridays must be made in honor of His Sacred Heart, meaning, practicing the devotion and having a great love of His Sacred Heart. They must be on the first Friday of the month for nine consecutive months, and Communion must be received.

Father Ippolito, former pastor of St. Brendan, reassigned

Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama expresses his sincere appreciation to Reverend Robert Ippolito, M.S., Pastor of Saint Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sanford, for his faithful and generous priestly ministry. Father Ippolito has been assigned to priestly ministry in another diocese by his Provincial Superior.

Gratitude to the Enhancement Committee

Gratitude to the Enhancement Committee who make the church look so beautiful by sharing their time and skill!

The Enhancement Committee tries to compliment the liturgy by creating an atmosphere conducive to worship. We begin our work in November with Advent and end our work in April/May with Easter. Volunteers on this committee only work when they are available. Because of this, we are always looking for additional people to join the group. If you would like to join us, please contact either Sandy Nelson (; Nancy Anstock (; or Rita McLean (

Thanking you in advance
The Enhancement Committee

The Enhancement Committee members pictured clockwise left to right are: Mary Conlon, Joe Nazzario, Kathy Carmody, Lucille Nazzario, Nancy Anstock, Pat Davin, Valerie Olin, Jon Olin, Kate Felmly, Mary DeVine, and Sandy Nelson. The committee members not pictured are: Ralph Carmody, Pattie Carmody, Jackie Gromadski, Heidi DeMuro, Paul Dashbach, Harold Nelson, Deet Carden, Rita McLean, Marge Gresham, and Phyllis LaClair.
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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