Year of Prayer

2023 Year of Prayer

We have designated 2023 as the Year of Prayer for St Brendan Parish. On this page you will find helpful resources, parish events and information regarding prayer and the important role it plays in each of our lives. As Catholics, we recognize that prayer is of the utmost importance, an invaluable contribution to helping others and ourselves to grow in faith and support our parish family. It guides our actions, it binds us in solidarity to one another and connects us more deeply with the grace that flows from God

February Events

2/3 – 7 PM – First Friday Evening Prayer – Adoration Chapel

2/8 – 6 PM – Anchored in Adoration

2/18 – 8 AM – Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference – Ohio Expo Center – Info and Registration HERE

2/22 – 7 AM – NOON – 5:30 PM – Ash Wednesday Mass

2/23 – 9 AM and 6:30 PM – The Rescue Project – Davidson Rooms – Info and Registration HERE

2/25 – 8 AM – Columbus Catholic Men’s Conference – Ohio Expo Center – Info and Registration HERE

2/27 – 10 AM and 7 PM – Lord Teach Us Series: Prayer with Scripture and Art – Wellnitz

Hallow + is still available for all parishioners free until Easter! Go to https://hallow.com/holydaypackage/ and enter “St. Brendan the Navigator”, then either sign up or login if you already have the free account. Pray the rosary, hear Gospel reflections, meditations, music, night prayer and so much more!

We continue to offer Formed, a platform of audio books, videos and studies for all ages, free to our parishioners. Go to https://formed.org/ to sign up for a subscription by putting in our parish name, then your name and email.

Top Resources to Go Deeper in Prayer

New Year’s Resolutions for Joyful Missionary Disciples

Will you spend an hour with Jesus?

Our Adoration chapel is a quiet, peaceful place to spend time with our Lord in prayer. There are so many ways to use this time: silent prayer, the rosary, spiritual reading, even listen to the Hallow app (with headphones, of course!).

Tuesdays: 9 AM – 9 PM – Wednesdays: 7 AM – 5 PM, then 6 – 7 PM in church – Thursdays: 9 AM – 9 PM – Fridays: 9 AM – 9 PM – Saturdays: 9 AM to 1 PM

Please sign up to commit to an hour at https://stbrendan.weadorehim.com/, sign up down below or just show up during the hours listed above and tap in as a guest on the kiosk!

Visit our adoration website

Please join us for adoration following Mass at 6-7:15 PM in the Church. Anchored in Adoration includes silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confession available, witness talk, praise and worship music…plus, a prayer team will be available to pray individually with you.

 We recognize the heartache when our loved ones have drifted away from their faith.  St. Monica knew this pain so well and is a model for us to persevere in prayer for those we desire to return.

Dear St. Monica,

Troubled wife and mother, many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime. Yet you never despaired or lost faith. With confidence, persistence and profound faith, you prayed daily for the conversion of your beloved husband, Patricius, and your beloved son, Augustine. Grant me that same fortitude, patience and trust in the Lord. Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, for (mention your petition here) and grant me the grace to accept his will in all things, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

SAINT MONICA – Your prayers, pilgrimages, fasts and words were fruitful, but only after many tears. Help us to be as concerned as you for the immortal souls of those close to us. ST. MONICA, PRAY FOR US.

“And remember: you and I alone cannot open people’s hearts. Only the Holy Spirit can open people’s hearts. God loves the people for whom we pray, even more than we do. We may not see results today or tomorrow, or even in our lifetimes. But seeing results isn’t up to us. Praying with trust and perseverance, as St Monica did, is up to us. The rest is in the hands of God. And there is no better or safer place to be than in the hands of the God who is love.” ~ Fr Joseph Marcello

Do you know someone who you would like our parish family to pray for? You can submit your general or specific requests with your name or anonymously. All requests are moderated then posted to the page. You can pray for others and if they have asked, an email will be sent to them each time someone prays. To add a prayer to our prayer wall, please click on the “Share Your Prayer Request” button below. To let someone know you prayed for them, click on the “I Prayed for This” button.

You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!


Cris Carrera

Please pray for my friend, Mary Smith, who is in her final stage with ALS, that she is pain-free & finds peace.

Please pray for her family that they may find strength during this difficult time. Amen.

Received: January 25, 2023

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Terrie

Please pray that my therapy will finally help my neck and back pain and that I can handle the stress of my job. Thank you and God Bless!!

Received: January 23, 2023

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Anonymous

Please pray for my mother Edna suffering from mental illness. Pray that the chains of oppression be released from her mind and body and that she be totally healed mind body soul and spirit. Pray for restoration in every area of her life and to be delivered from addiction to alcohol and smoking. God grant her peace and deliverance in Jesus name. Also please pray for my brother Michael Bryan Jr that he be healed from drug addiction and sexual immorality. Pray for salvation for my entire family in Jesus Name Amen

Received: January 23, 2023

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David Hawkins

Please pray for me that I am offered a permanent job to pay my bills and help other people that are less fortunate than myself Amen

Received: January 23, 2023

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Prayed for 12 times.

Anonymous

For someone to buy my husband's business and for his health to sustain during this stressful time.

Received: January 19, 2023

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Prayed for 13 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for healing and speedy recovery for my entire family; for God's guidance and blessings so I may do something I love while earning better income, benefits, and flexibility so that I eventually can resign my main job, be my own boss, & have the time to care & support for my parents as well. Thank you, Amen!

Received: January 19, 2023

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Christine Szczesny

Please pray for my husband Ron. He has been in and out of the hospital since April 1, 2022 and he is back in again as of Jan 5, 2024.

Please pray for his mental and physical healing.

Received: January 16, 2023

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Prayed for 23 times.

Jenny

Please pray for the soul of my father who went to meet Our Lord on Tuesday the 10th, after a brutal bout with kidney disease. His name was Robert Watson, and he grew up here in Columbus in the Clintonville area and attended Whetstone HS. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Received: January 12, 2023

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Anonymous

Please pray for my mom, who is in emergency room, for her heart to be ok. I live far away and have no idea what's going and not able to help. Please pray for income and health for me so that I can take care of my mom and my family; for things to go more smoothly. Thank you!

Received: January 11, 2023

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Jenny

Please pray for my Dad's soul, as we lost him to kidney disease and renal failure yesterday. (January 10) He was mostly secular himself, but encouraged me enthusiastically when I converted here a few years ago and told me he was "full of admiration" for my decision to convert. I want to believe that God will give him a chance and take care of him, as he was a good man. Thank you and God Bless you and keep you all.

Received: January 11, 2023

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Anonymous

Please pray for these people who suffer with illness and their caregivers: Mike & Pat; Joe, Rosie & Ed; Barry & Eileen; Lloyd & Donnette; Gene & Elizabeth.

Received: January 7, 2023

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Mark Joseph Gillotti

Please pray for Mark and Nancy, Joe and Kara, Mike and Paula Gillotti who lost their father and uncle on New Year's eve day. Thank you.

Received: January 4, 2023

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Prayed for 30 times.

Madison Stewart

For a healthy pregnancy and birth of our baby! Thanksgiving for my husbands new job and our home.

Received: January 4, 2023

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Prayed for 31 times.

Michael E Gagel

For the soul of my sister Ann Gagel Buchanan, services Jan 6, 2023.

Thank you,

Mike Gagel

Received: January 4, 2023

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Prayed for 41 times.

JENNIFER

Please help me pray for God to heal Gene's double mindedness. 2 Tim 1:7 say God gave Gene a sound mind but he asks for 1 thing & means another he's unstable in all his ways; he's confused in his mind; restless in his thoughts, unsettled in his intentions, always changing & never at a point, but at a continual uncertainty, both in a way of thinking & doing.

Received: December 29, 2022

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Anonymous

Thank you so much for your prayers! I know I am very blessed and thankful for this forum. When seeing all the things happening around this world, my problems are very minor. However, please pray for my family, for our child to sleep through the night so that we may sleep well at night too. I'm dealing with an unfortunate situation. Please pray for God to lift me up and out of this situation safely and with dignity and for God to put me in a position to help others in similar situations.

Thank you again, God Bless!

Received: December 28, 2022

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