The Year of Faith is here! We opened this special year with a beautiful Mass last Thursday evening. If you weren't able to attend, the free faith-building literature we distributed that night is still availabe on a table in the narthex–please stop and check it out!
The Archdicoese of Atlanta has a new Year of Faith website. Go to http://yof.archatl.com/en/default.aspx for daily prayers and other resources.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement responding to "an inaccurate statement of fact on HHS mandate during Vive-Presidential debate." To read this important statement, go to http://usccb.org/news/2012/12-163.cfm.
In anticipation of our celebration of the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, St. Brendan’s will have 24-hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Sebastian Chapel from 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 (All Saints Vigil Mass at 7 p.m.) Please join us in committing to spend an hour or more in Adoration during this time. Our theme: Praying for the Faithful Departed. Prayer literature will be provided. Signing up is easy and takes only 60 seconds! Go online to http://www.stbrendansatl.com/adoration-signup/ and choose your date and time.
Please join us in a Prayer Vigil for Our Nation with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church, from 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, through 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, the day of our national elections. All are invited to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration and silent prayer for our country’s future. To sign up for a specific hour, go online to http://www.stbrendansatl.com/adoration-signup/ and choose your date and time. If you can’t commit to a particular time, please come whenever you can.
The regular weekly AFF programs at St. Brendan's continue to meet this week, and Dr. Tony Palmer's twice-monthly series for men, Have Your Cake and Eat It Too, continues this Thursday evening at 7:30 in the parish social hall.
Lots of great saints' days this week: St. Teresa of Avila; St. Hedwig; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque; St. Ignatius of Antioch; St. Luke the Evangelist; Ss. John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and companions; and St. Paul of the Cross. Be sure to take a few moments to ask these elder brothers and sisters in the Faith to pray for you and help you to become a saint, too!