Social Ministry / Social Justice

AED training – (Automated External Defibrillator)

Volunteers are trained and certified to administer CPR in emergency situations with the AED.

Contact: Sister Rosanne 910-616-2105

Friendly Visitors

Volunteers visit and call the sick, homebound, hospital and nursing home patients; these visits and calls keep persons connected to our parish family.

Time commitment – varies.

Rita Canfield 910-287-6649

Autumn Care Lunch Bunch

Visits residents of Autumn Care Nursing Home to play bingo and provide socialization and friendship.

Time Commitment: at least once a month. 

Pat Fredette 910-754-7454

Immigration and Citizenship

Assist with the immigration office completing forms and other clerical work, and tutor individuals for the Citizenship test. 

Time Commitment: 2 hours per week as often as schedule permits. 

Sister Rosanne 910-616-2105

Human Life & Dignity Ministry

Create and publish weekly (starting in July 2021 and ending June 2022) a new column in the bulletin and web site on what Jesus would think and do about several life and relationship issues.

It will delve into what Jesus means by loving God and neighbor in day to day relationship terms.

The topics include prejudice/religious tolerance; immigration; euthanasia/elder care issues and abuse; abortion; capital punishment; homelessness; poverty; unemployment; intellectual and physical disabilities and literacy; addictions; human trafficking/slavery; domestic and child abuse.

We are positioning this as Life Issues Faith Formation - Continuing Education.

Decorate the gathering space for Respect Life Month in October, and create an annual Human Life & Dignity "Fair or Expo" in conjunction with Respect Life Month, inviting several ministries and outside organizations related to the life topics presented during the year, to participate.

Encourage the adult and child faith formation ministry leaders to incorporate and adapt the life and relationships content when appropriate in their curricula.

Ed Beckley 252


Recognition of Servicemen/Women

Keeps current with parishioners or family members who are serving their country by maintaining a photo display in the Gathering Space. 

John McGinley

Bereavement Group

Attempts to bring comfort, support, counseling, and education to those suffering the death of a loved one or any other loss.

If the deceased is an immediate member of the family, the bereaved person receives four booklets, one every four months, to help them through a period of the grief process. Cards are also sent.

A volunteer first calls the bereaved person to inform them of the availability of both private and group counseling sessions. In the fall, there is a special session called “Grief During the Holidays.” Those who have died during the year are also remembered in a special way in the All Souls Day liturgy.

Through bulletin announcements, we also inform our parishioners of professional bereavement programs taking place in local churches or at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Time commitment: decided by the group. 

Sister Rosanne Caiazzo 910-616-2105
Jean Pelletier 910-754-9126

Gift Shop

Orders and stocks religious articles and books; helps with sales at gift shop before and after weekend Masses. 

Time Commitment:  on a rotating basis per the schedule. 

Kathy Cloutier 843-280-9836
Rosalie Heath 910-579-8497,
gift shop coordinator

Linking Lives

Volunteers provide temporary financial and emotional support to a parish family in crisis. 

Sister Mary Teresa 

Loaves and Fishes

Provide food for individuals and families in the county.  Tasks include collecting food from local food stores, organizing and monitoring inventory and assisting in distribution of food on assigned days. 

Time Commitment:  one half days as assigned. 

Bob 415-657-6315
Jane DeJoie 910-269-9280

Prison Ministry

Volunteers visit inmates at nearby correctional facilities at designated times, conduct Eucharist service, discuss scripture; provide spiritual comfort and assistance; help inmates grow in their relationship with God, creation & each other thus respecting all life.

Time commitment is 6 to 8 hours per month, involves travel to Tabor & Columbus facilities. The Dept. of Correction provides mandatory training.

For further information, please contact:
Rita Canfield

Fraternal groups:

Alcoholics Anonymous (Hispanic)

A fellowship and support group for those dealing with addictions; follows the 12 steps to recovery. 

Time Commitment:  three nights per week. 

Jose Luis Aguilar - 910-398-4964

Knights of Columbus/Squires

Charity is the first principle of these men of faith and action.  Every year they raise and donate tens of thousands of dollars for charitable projects and volunteer thousands of hours to organizations. 

Includes the squires for young men 12-17. 

Bob Blanchette


(Our Lady of the Rosary) are a vibrant group of ordinary Catholic women affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, who are willing to make a difference in our Church, community, and the world.

The benefits of membership are many, including spiritual, moral, charitable, educational, and social.

Sally Dambaugh - 910-287-7566

Franciscan Associates

Meets for the enhancement of Spirituality, service, and fellowship. 

Time Commitment:  meets the 3rd Saturday each month at 3:00 pm in the Maloney Room of Brendan Hall. 

Pam Socha

May we, like our patron, St. Brendan, trust joyfully in the guidance of our God and in the goodness of our fellow travelers.

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