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Pray for our Currently Serving Military Members
and all Current Reservists
Dear Parishioners, 

Many updated and new pictures of relatives who are currently serving on active duty or reservists in our military have come in, but there is still room for more! 

All parishioners are invited to submit a picture of your currently serving active-duty or reservist military service member relative for inclusion on our Prayer Board according to the following format: 

1. Size: 4” x 6” and clearly show the “service ribbons” and “rank” in dress uniform. 
2. There should be only one service member in the picture. 
3. Please include the full name, rank, and branch of service, and submit to John McGinley at jemb1@atmc.net or bring the picture to church and give to Fr. Mark. 

Also, here is a list of Service Members who formerly were on the board, but their pictures have not been claimed. Family members are asked to see Fr. Mark to pick up the picture in the sacristy. 

Accardi, SGT. Vincent, USMC
Chapman, SGT. Ryan, USMC
Conrad, SGT. Benjamin V., ARMY
Foley, ETI, Jennifer, USCG
Fulmer, LSS, William Preston, USN
Hayes, S/SGT. Eric, USAF
Massicotte, Jr., LT. Michael J., USAF
Morales, Angel, USAF
Powers, LT. Matt, USN
Powers, S/SGT. Tim, USAF
Serafin, LT. COL., Adam, USAF
Silva, Noelia, USAF
Smith, S.R. Charles, USN
Trexler, LTC. David, USAF
Waryas, S/SGT. Michael, USA
Donations for the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Tabernacle $ 10,000 / Main Altar $ 9,000
Pulpit $ 8,000 / Baptismal Font $ 7,000
Presider’s Chair $ 6,000 / Deacon's Chair $ 5,000
Altar Server Chair $ 4,000 / Sanctuary Lamp $ 3,000
Credence Table $ 2,500/ Pews $2,000

Recognition will be given for donating a Chapel Appointment, such as in whose Memory the donation is made, as well as the donor’s name (unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous).

For more information on donating a Chapel Appointment, please contact our pastor, Fr. Mark, mjbetti@yahoo.com, or 910-754-8544, Ext 3.

(Note: There may be more than one donor for the same Appointment. For example, the Sanctuary Lamp will need year-round candle refills. Appointments made of wood will need upkeep and cleaning. Multiple donors for the same Appointment will greatly benefit our parish!)
New St. Brendan Columbarium Addition

All through life, the Catholic Church is present to the living by baptizing their young, celebrating their growth and development, blessing their marriages and praying for them during times of illness. Since death is a natural part of life, it is only fitting that the Catholic community be present at the time of death. Burial in a Catholic cemetery or columbarium is a statement of continued belief in that everlasting life, even in death.

The Saint Brendan Columbarium is a sacred space, a prayerful place of reverence, and a place to remember and honor the devout. Catholic cemetery grounds are consecrated. These sacred grounds are an extension of the Catholic Church. We have begun building our new phase. If you would like to purchase a Columbarium niche please call Rusty in the office at 910-754-8544 ext. 6.

Please remember there should not be decorations on the stones, i.e., stickers, rosaries, flowers (real or artificial), or any kind of tape as the glue may ruin the stone. Also no statues should be placed inside the columbarium. These guidelines are so the entire Columbarium will look neat, clean, and uniform.
Important Information About
Family-Centered Faith Formation

We are very happy to say that Family-Centered Faith Formation will begin again in October. ALL children from Grades Pre to 8th for this new school year, MUST complete a Registration Form to participate in the program.

Registration will take place on Sunday August 14th or August 21st in Brendan Hall after the 9:30 Mass. On these dates, the Columbiettes are sponsoring a Backpack Program for students who are enrolled in Children’s Faith Formation.

For more information, please contact Diane and Tom Nagle (287-6189) carolinaerin@aol.com 
Searchers of Scripture

The long awaited return of SEARCHERS OF SCRIPTURE is in sight! We will meet after the morning Mass on THURSDAY, JULY 28th for the first time since COVID-19 derailed our weekly sessions. The room choice will be based on the size of the group.

For those who are new to the parish or have not heard about SEARCHERS OF SCRIPTURE, we read, discuss, and pray with the readings for the upcoming Sunday Mass in order to be better prepared for the wonder of each Eucharist.

This group of men and women has a long history at St. Brendan parish, having begun at the request of parishioners in 1985. However, members are not exclusively St. Brendan parishioners. All are welcome to join. Although our discussions are usually lively, no one is required to offer comments. Silence is respected. Pondering is encouraged. Confidentiality is maintained. Most of all, Wisdom is enjoyed.

As facilitator of the group, I eagerly await our new beginning....an ongoing journey into the unveiling of God’s word for us as we live it each day.

Fran Salone-Pelletier, Shalom
The Book of Revelation

If it’s not the magical mystery tour held up by some religions, what is it, really? Find out the Catholic truth about the last book of the New Testament – the end times. St. Brendan’s Little Rock Scripture study group engages the Holy Spirit in a seven-week spiritual dive into Revelation every Tuesday morning starting September 13 to October 26, immediately following daily Mass. We meet in classroom 1 off the Parish Hall from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

To join, email Ed Beckley at ejbeckleyjr@yahoo.com with your complete contact information and he will tell you how to order your study guide. Cost is about $23. The deadline for signup is August 12. 
Monday Night Football Books!!

You don’t need to know anything about football to win money and help local charities. Up to $10,000 will be given away by the Knights of Columbus. If you are football fan, these books are a must have. Winners automatically receive their $50 check each week in the mail. Contact Ralph Ebert lawman072@msn.com or any Knight you have received them from before.
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