Inside this Edition:

  • Welcome Message
  • Live Streaming Information
  • Message Series for Easter
  • When The Church Will Re-Open
  • Funeral of Eldon Jesse
  • Voyagers Program in SF News!
  • Donate Online
  • Resources


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Saint Brendan E-News




ASCENSION SUNDAY!

Happy Ascension Day! Today, we remember that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, given all power in heaven and on earth, and took his seat at the right hand of God the Father in heaven.

But Jesus does not issue orders from on high like a dictator. Rather, he has handed the baton of leadership to us. Join us online at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday for the last week of our message series on Christian leadership called, Take the Lead!

Tune in at 9:30 Sunday morning to our Voyagers children's program, recently featured in the Catholic San Francisco newspaper as a creative redesign of religious education to remind children that Jesus and his church are close to them even in lockdown! See for yourself what everyone is talking about!

To access any of our online streamed services and programs, click below! You can watch on demand all day at your convenience.
Online Streaming Schedule:

Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. PST

Voyagers Program - Sunday 9:30 a.m. PST

Daily Mass Monday - Saturday 12 p.m. PST
MESSAGE SERIES FOR EASTER!
Jesus raised up leaders like you to continue his work on earth. Join us for the final episode of our message series to discover the one critical quality that the most effective leaders at the top of every leadership pinnacle possess. The answer is sure to surprise you!
WHEN WILL THE
CHURCH RE-OPEN?
The question on the minds of most Christians lately is when will churches re-open? While parishes in many states already are celebrating public Masses on Sundays, the Archdiocese of San Francisco is committed to a process of collaborating with state officials to ensure the health and safety of all people. As Archbishop Cordileone recently wrote in a letter to his priests, "This is no time to let up. It is critical that we continue to be vigilant in protecting the public health; this is our obligation both in charity and as citizens."

Nevertheless anticipating the imminent re-opening of churches in California, the Archbishop recently promulgated safety protocols that he developed with a committee formed for that purpose. The staff at St. Brendan has already been hard at work making preparations for re-opening even before receiving these protocols. Rest assured that we will be ready when the time comes.

But we need your help. It will be impossible to re-open the church until we have a sufficient number of trained safety volunteers to assist staff members in implementing these protocols and ensuring that those attending Mass abide by them. If you are willing to serve as a safety volunteer when public Masses resume, please click on the button below and choose the "safety volunteer" option to sign up.

We look forward to the day when we can be reunited as One Body in Christ worshiping God together, and we believe that day will come very soon!
FUNERALS
Please remember in your prayers two recent Saint Brendan parishioners who passed away recently:

Marlene Callejas, May 4, 2020

Eldon Jesse, May 15, 2020

"M ay the choirs of angels come to greet you. May they speed you to paradise. May the Lord enfold you in his mercy. May you find eternal life."
VOYAGERS PROGRAM GETS TOP BILLING IN CATHOLIC SF!
Open up the most recent edition of the Catholic San Francisco to page 4 and read all about our Sunday morning faith enrichment program for children 3-6 years old. Billed as a "creative redesigning of religious education," the article spotlights the program as a bright spot during the COVID-19 pandemic, "assuring preschoolers that in good times and in bad God is always by their side." As our children's faith formation coordinator, Carol Grewal, put it: "We want to inspire awe and wonder, knowledge and appreciation of God from the earliest age, and we don't want the shutdown to shut down our efforts."

We are so proud of our dedicated staff!
SIGN UP FOR ONLINE GIVING TO SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH
We are so grateful for your ongoing support as we continue our mission to help others find their way in Christ even on lockdown.

Our weekly collections have declined by more than 30 percent. Please help us by remembering your Sunday offering. Giving online is fast, easy, and safe. You can also mail or drop off your donation.
EVENTS AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE
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Here are a few resources to help you navigate your experience at Saint Brendan!