Pastoral Ministries

 

Ministry to the Sick and Homebound  

A minister to the sick and shut-ins offers services to those people who are hospitalized, in nursing homes, or confined to private homes. The purpose of this ministry is to provide the sick or shut-ins with an experience of the care and concern of their faith community and to provide an opportunity to pray with other, receive the Eucharist, and to experience the love of Christ. Training is provided by the Diocesan Lay Ministry Office and by the parish coordinator.

For more information about the Ministry to the Sick and Homebound  Ministry, please contact the parish office.

 

 

Bereavement Ministry

At the time of death, families are contacted by a parish representative to assist in the planning of the Funeral Mass and related matters. The loss of a loved one is often overwhelming.  You need not struggle with your grief alone.  A six session program is offered twice yearly offering prayer, discussion, and informative material to individuals dealing with loss of loved ones. Additionally, a support group meets monthly providing a setting where one can receive continuing encouragement, information, and assistance to those transitioning through the grieving process. Discover Christ accompanies those mourning through this painful period.

For more information about the Bereavement Ministry, please contact:

Deacon Gene – (H) 386-441-7115 / (C) 301-922-1361

Email:  geno262@comcast.net

 

Meals on Wheels

Meals On Wheels is a service of the Council On Aging (COA) an independent, not-for-profit organization providing services, information and support to Volusia County seniors for over 45 years.

Our three St. Brendan Catholic Church ministry teams are a part of the Adopt-A-Route program offered by COA that delivers meals to home bound seniors on three of the seven routes throughout Ormond Beach.  We deliver a hot nourishing meal along with a brief visit which many times is the only contact these seniors may have with someone that day.  Though meals are delivered out of the Ormond Beach Senior Center dining site every week day, being a part of the Adopt-A-Route programs means each member of one of St. Brendan’s volunteer teams is committed to making these meal deliveries to seniors only one to one and a half hours each month.

 

Prison Ministry

Our Prison Ministry team is primarily focused on support to the incredibly successful Horizon Faith Based and Character Based programs at the Tomoka Correctional Institute on International Speedway Boulevard in our community.  We support the program in four dormitories (totals about 300 inmates).  We don’t “teach”; we don’t “preach”…we listen  and participate in group discussions (lead by inmate peer facilitators)…a values-based transformation of inmates preparing them to live responsibly with others both in and after prison.

For more information about the Prison Ministry, please contact:

Bill Motzel – 386-676-7766

Email:  motzellw@earthlink.net

 

REACH – Religious Education and Activities for the Community Handicapped

REACH is a program designed to provide religious education, liturgies, and activities for handicapped individuals of all ages.  This program requires adult volunteers who are willing to make a weekly commitment to a very fulfilling and rewarding experience to serve these special children of God. Older teens are welcome to volunteer as aides.

For more information about the REACH Ministry, please contact:

Madge Weber – (H) 386-682-2913 / (C) 386-843-1738

email:  madge817@yahoo.com

 

Religious Articles Store

This shop, located in the main vestibule the church, carries a wide variety of gifts appropriate for worship and for seasonal and sacramental occasions.

For more information about the Religious Articles Store Ministry, please contact:

Denise D’Angelo – 386-673-8187

Email:  denzostuff@gmail.com

Kathy Mainiero

Email:  kathyandlenmanero@yahoo.com

 

Knights of Columbus – Father Eamonn Gill Council 13018

As part of the largest Catholic fraternal organization of the world Council 13018 performs various social services for a parish raises money for our favorite charities and organizes family activities for our members. The Knights meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM and our social meeting is the held on the forth Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.  All catholic men over 18 are invited to join.

For more information about the Knights of Columbus, please contact:

Paul Koneski, Grand Knight – 386-214-1442

Email:  pkoneski@me.com

   

St. Brendan’s Council of Catholic Women

The women’s club is a service and social organization for all women of the parish. Its purpose is to promote community among the women of the parish and to support its ongoing needs through outreach programs.

For more information about the St. Brendan’s Council of Catholic Women, please contact:

Cara O’Keefe – 386-441-3267

email  wro18cara@bellsouth.net

   

Welcome Ministry

The Welcome Ministry is dedicated to ensuring that all newly registered parishioners to St. Brendan Parish feel welcome to our parish community and are fully aware of all our wonderful community has to offer.  We provide all newly registered parishioners with a Welcome Booklet containing pertinent information about our parish and community as well as answer any questions they may have.   In addition, we organize and host welcome receptions throughout the year for all newly registered, as well as, perspective parishioners.

For more information about the Welcome Ministry, please contact:

Paul and Robin Koneski – 386-214-1442

Email:  pkoneski@me.com

 

Altar Guild 

As Martha waited on Jesus and prepared the home for His visit, so do these dedicated people maintain the cleanliness of God’s House.  Quietly, they gather to clean and organize.  Tuesdays and Thursdays after morning Mass, they clean the church and prepare it for our parishioners and visitors.

For more information about the Alter Guild Ministry, please contact:

Pat Gleichman – 386-441-8411

   

Hand Me Ups – Thrift Shop Ministry

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.

Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.

Our St. Brendan the Navigator Conference operates a thrift shop that covers the cost of rent and utilities for our food pantry and storage area. We attempt to assist people in need by providing food, shelter assistance, and assistance with various bills. We try to do whatever we can to keep families intact, and assist people in their attempt to get out of the cycle of poverty.

For more information about the St. Vincent dePaul Ministry, please contact:

Hand Me Ups  1100 Ocean Shore Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL 32176

386-256-4838

 

Young Vincentians

The year was 1833 and times were very difficult in Paris, France. There was a young, 20 year old college student named Frederic Ozanam who was studying at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. One day as he and his friends were engaged in discussion, another student challenged him to put his Catholic faith into action. And so it was that the Society of St. Vincent de Paul began. Along with five other students and the advice of an older friend, Emmanuel Bailly, and through the spiritual guidance and practical advice of Sister Rosalie Rendu, DC, Frederic and his friends began to visit the poor in the slums of Paris. They took Saint Vincent de Paul, a humble French Priest who served the poor during the mid 1600’s as their patron saint. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an organization that follows in his footsteps by praying and helping others in order to grow in holiness and closer to God. Members are called Vincentians and they volunteer to answer the call to help the poor and to pray.

Youth Vincentians are young members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul who also seek to grow closer to God by service to others. They participate spiritually through prayer as well as by participating in projects that assist the poor in some way. We are blessed to have a “Young Vincentians” chapter at St. Brendan the Navigator School. Established shortly after our adult conference was founded, our young members have regularly donated food on the first Wednesday of the month at Holy Mass. Following Mass, a designated class tours our food pantry and Thrift Store. The children have also participated in other fund raising activities to support our outreach into the community.