Social Ministry / Social Justice Ministries


AED Training

(Automated External Defibrillator) volunteers are trained and certified to administer CPR in emergency situations with the AED.

Sister Rosanne

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

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

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

Linking Lives

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

Sister Mary Teresa

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

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-Soul’s 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
Jean Pelletier

Christmas Giving Tree

Diane Nagle

Human Life & Dignity Ministry

Participates in Deanery and community pro-life events and advocacy; focuses on increasing the awareness of the dignity and sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death; encourages adult and child faith formation ministry leaders to incorporate and adapt the life and relationships content when appropriate in their curricula; ensures regular bulletin updates for the parish; decorate the gathering space for Respect Life Month in October; create an annual Human life & Dignity “Fair or Expo’ in conjunction with Respect Life Month.

Contact: Chris Simonetti

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. 

Jane DeJoie

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

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

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.

Dee Bumbera

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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