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WATER FOR LIFE UPDATE

WE DID IT! Two more wells for Kenya!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who contributed to our 2022 Lenten Water for Life project.  Thanks to the generosity of our faith community, we raise enough money again this year to provide TWO wells, meaning more than 4,400 of our Kenyan brothers and sisters will now have permanent access to fresh water.  You have quite literally given them “water for life!”

On behalf of Fr Fabian and project sponsor Cross Catholic Outreach, THANK YOU for your financial support.


IMPORTANT SACRAMENT INFORMATION

If you have a child preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation / Eucharist (2nd grade) and/or Confirmation (8th grade) this coming year, you should have received an important e-mail from us recently through Flocknote (Faith Formation Families) or FACTS (School Families). If you didn’t receive anything, please contact Bonnie Creeger at bcreeger@stbrendans.net

ATTENTION CRAFTERS!

Planning is underway for the return of a full 80 booth St Brendan Craft Show coming on Saturday, November 5. Crafters are encouraged to visit the Craft Show web page for vendor details at https://www.stbrendans.net/craftshow/ or contact Jim Cogan at stbcraftshow@gmail.com for more information.


PARKING LOT SPEED LIMIT NOW 10 MPR

Due to a couple recent “close call” incidents in our parking lot, the speed limit has been reduced from 15 mph to 10 mph in order to help keep everyone safe on our campus. Additional safety measures are forthcoming.


PUSHPAY

Moving forward, all new and recurring electronic donations will be processed through our new payment platform, Pushpay. Due to privacy and compliance laws, St Brendan is unable to transfer your giving automatically, from the old platform, without your consent. Soon, St Brendan will no longer processes any donations through Vanco, the old format. PLEASE take a moment to choose one of the following options to sign up for Pushpay: Click on the Pushpay link: pushpay.com/pay/saintbrendannavigatorcatholic OR Text SAINTBRENDAN to 77977 on your smart phone. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office, 614.876.1272 or accounting@stbrendan.net

ALL 55 & OLDER

The City of Hilliard offers a free transportation service for seniors from their homes to many destinations like shopping, dining, parks, and CHURCH! 7 days a week, select hours, just call 833-SHARE-33 or visit https://sharemobility.com/hilliard/ There is a list of destinations, but you can request others not on the list. Click here.

ANY CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE?

Have you moved recently? Have you switched from your landline to a cell phone as your primary phone? Have you baptized your baby somewhere other than St Brendan? Have you gotten married? Please let us know by contacting Dina Harder at dharder@stbrendans.net


THE REFUGE

The Refuge is:
  • Faith based ministry non-profit
  • There is no cost to the people we help
  • Insurance is not required
  • There is a 30 day discovery program (after 30 days they may decide to stay for the 12 month program)
  • There is a 12 month recovery program
  • Recovery housing available long term for graduates
Measurant Resources did a study of The Refuge from 2018 through 2020 and found that 66% of the men who graduated from the ministry went on to be sober and live productive lives over the next two years.
There are three ways we help someone suffering from addiction:
1. Online website prescreening at TheRefugeOhio.org
2. In-person visit.  See our website for times and locations or call 614-991-0131

Get Involved

ARE YOU CALLED TO CARE & CONSOLE?

We are expanding our consolation team to support our families in grief. Several different roles are needed: funeral coordinators who meet as a team with families to support and coordinate the funeral Mass, hospitality team who greet, guide and support families and guests the day of the funeral, and bereavement support who call or send cards to families at different times of the year following a loss. Training will be provided for each role.

Please contact Jennifer by phone or jrice@stbrendans.net for more information.


NURSERY HELP NEEDED

Robin Minette, our staff Nursery coordinator, needs ADULTS who are fun, child-loving & patient. Teens looking for service hours are also welcome! Sign-up here to help. If you have questions, email nursery@stbrendans.net
• Shifts for Mass: 8:30-10 AM and 10:30 AM -12 Noon every Sunday
• Shifts for Monthly Faith Formation Sessions: 2nd Sunday mornings 9:30-11:15 AM, and Monday evenings following 2nd Sundays 6:30-8:15 PM


HELP BRING COMMUNION TO OUR FACILITIES!

LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT WAY TO SERVE? We are in need of captains for each “region” of nursing facilities (no more than 4 each). These captains are in contact with facility staff and the assigned EMHC’s to be sure the needs are met and schedule is set. We are also in need of 1-2 bereavement ministers who can be trained to help families with funeral planning and putting the funerals together. Contact Jennifer, jrice@stbrendans.net or 614.876.1272 ext 227 for info and training.


ELIZABETH MINISTRY PLAYGROUP

Please join us for kids play group and fellowship for the moms. We will have plenty of toys and a small snack to share. We meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the Childcare Room / Davidson Rd Meeting Rooms. Questions: please contact Kelly Hansen at 513.317.2475 or kelly.hansen@wowway.com to join Flocknote.



MUSIC MINISTRY NEEDS YOU!

The St Brendan music ministry is currently looking for musicians of all musical styles for our various weekend liturgies and Wednesday evening adoration. No experience necessary, and no long-term commitment is required. If interested contact Ross Williams, Director of Music, rwilliams@stbrendans.net


MONEY COUNTERS NEEDED!

We are in need of additional money counters on Monday mornings at 9 AM. If you are able to volunteer, please respond to Tom Kollar, tkollar@stbrendans.net or call the parish office at 614.876.1272.


JOIN OUR HOSPITALITY MINISTRY!

As we see more and more of our parish family coming home to Mass, we need to keep in mind the importance of hospitality. If you have been a Eucharistic Minister, Lector,  Usher, if you were part of the former welcome ministry, MC, or altar servers… We need you back! If you are on the fence about whether to serve,  pray about it. You can also contact  Deacon Doug Yglesias.

CHURCH CLEANING VOLUNTEERS

We have a large parish and with the addition of our new adoration chapel, we need more help with cleaning. We clean every Monday morning at 9 AM with cleaning windows, pews, altar, sweeping and general house cleaning, nothing heavy. If you can give one hour a week or month (a great opportunity for all ages), contact Ann McChesney 614.284.2135 or ann369@wowway.com or simply show up on Monday, wearing a face cover and ask for Ann or Julie.