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EMMAUS ROAD SCHOLARSHIP

Help make an authentically Catholic education accessible and affordable for all! In late 2021, the Ohio Legislature passed a law creating a tax credit for qualified donations to scholarship granting organizations certified by the Ohio Attorney General. The Diocese of Columbus considers affordable access to a Catholic education a philanthropic priority so the Diocesan Education Corporation (dba Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund) was formed and certified as the first Scholarship Granting Organization in the state. To learn more or to make a gift, scan the QR code below or visit www.emmausroadscholarship.org


TRINITY PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Trinity Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2023-2024 school year. If you have a child 3-5 years old (age 3 by Sept 30) and are looking for a preschool that shares your Catholic values, look no further than Trinity Preschool. As an affiliate of St Brendan School, Trinity is a highly recommended choice located nearby at St Margaret of Cortona (1600 N Hague Ave). Trinity graduates are likely to see familiar faces once they enter kindergarten at St Brendan! If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, please contact Director Andrea Boyd at aboyd@cdeducation.org


NEW BAPTISM PREP CLASS

A new Baptism Prep program (CLAIM) is coming to St Brendan in January:
• Classes are held the 1st Sunday of most months, 12-1 PM and consist of two separate sessions with materials to be completed in between them.
• Program is CLAIM and is from Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministries
• Registration is required! To register, contact the parish office by phone, email baptism@stbrendans.net, or fill out the Request a Baptism form, available online at www.stbrendans.net/baptism. Note: At least one parent must attend the classes before the date they choose for the Baptism!
• Parents must attend the new Baptism Prep classes if they have not attended a Baptism course in the last two years.

BAPTISM PREP CLASS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Please help us to run our new Baptism program or provide hospitality to the families attending, please contact Deacon Jim Morris at deaconmorris@stbrendans.net


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. Speed bumps were installed. Please slow down to keep our campus safe!

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

DINNER CLUB REGISTER NOW!

The mission of St Brendan’s Dinner Club is to bring people closer to one another as members of the Body of Christ. Bonds are created as we break bread together and swap stories, creating real friendships as we share 4 meals in six months. To register and find out more information for the Winter/Spring season of The Dinner Club, see our webpage: www.stbrendans.net/the-dinner-club/


JOIN THE WELCOME MINISTRY!

“Holy Spirit You are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere. Your Glory God is what our hearts long for. To be overcome by Your Presence, Lord.”

If this song or these words stirs something inside you, ask the Holy Spirit if you can share your time and talent with the St Brendan Welcome Ministry! We are looking for Welcomers – individuals, couples or families who can greet and share a moment, a smile, a wave, and open doors to our fellow parishioners before mass begins.  To join, please email Sheri Raitz at welcoming@stbrendans.net


ST VINCENT DE PAUL PRAYER MINISTRY

The St Brendan SVDP conference has created a Prayer Ministry that taps into this mission. We pray daily not only for our benefactors (you), but also for those who we serve, and for those in our conference who do the groundwork and speak directly with those in our community who ask for our assistance. May your Advent and Christmas be blessed with many opportunities to see the Body of Christ at work. Thank you for joining your prayers with ours so we can all raise our eyes to Heaven with worthy satisfaction and confidently say, “Thy will be done.” If you feel the call to pray with us, please contact Heather Carrier at heathercsvdp@gmail.com to get directly connected with this ministry.


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 kashansen06@gmail.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.


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.