Parish Life Committees

Welcome Committee

The mission of the Welcome Committee is to carry out St. Brendan's spirit of inclusion and build the parish community by conveying a warm welcome to new parishioners. They contact all new parishioners to provide a warm welcome and answer any questions they may have about the parish and its ministries. The committee is also responsible for hosting the Annual Parish Dinner, held each November to honor and welcome new parishioners. In May, they welcome new parishioners at the 9:30am Mass on the Sunday closest to May 16 (the Feast of St. Brendan).

First Tuesday of every month (September - May), 7:00 PM

Maria Gonzalez-Eggert -
Deborah Nysather -

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee hosts donuts and coffee after the 9:30am and 11:30am Sunday masses. These weekly socials area popular event for parish families and are a wonderful to gather as a community after mass. Families interested in volunteering for the Hospitality Committee are assigned one weekend per month to host the social after either the 9:30am or 11:30am mass. During their designated weekend for 'donut duty,' our committee members set and unsure there is a sufficient supply of coffee and donuts throughout the social, mingle with parishioners and clean up the Parish Hall. Participation in the Hospitality Committee is a great way to meet other parishioners and is fun for the entire family, especially for our youngest parishioners who love to help!

9:30 AM Mass - Monica Montoya
11:30 AM Mass - Gus del Puerto

Mothers' Club

Instituted in 1947, the Mother's Club consists of all mothers who have a child attending St. Brendan School. The primary function of the Mother's club is to raise money to offset the difference of approximately $2,000 between the tuition charged and the actual cost to educate each child at the school. The Mother's Club sponsors many events open to the St. Brendan Community at large, including the Christmas Boutique, the Annual Auction and Dinner Dance, a Spring Fling, and other events.

Lisa Ikeda

Men's Club

St. Brendan's Men's Club's main purpose is to bring together all the men of the parish for better sharing in the parish community and to assist in establishing, promoting, and funding St. Brendan's Athletic Activities. Membership is open to all men of the parish. Annual dues are paid either through the school or directly to the Men's Club.

In addition to the Men's Club events (around 6 per year), the Men's Club also supports other parish events such as Parish Picnic and assisting with refreshments at many other events. In addition to their support of the Sports Program, they also contribute to the parish for specific needs such as audio visual equipment.

Jim McFadden

Respect Life Committee

The Respect Life ministry seeks to promote the Church's teaching on the dignity of all human life, and support efforts to assist those facing difficult decisions about life. Respect Life participates in local and regional events that promote life in all its forms, and informs the member of the faith community about opportunities to be involved.

Mary Ann Schwab -

Knitting Ministry

A group of persons getting together in a prayerful atmosphere to knit items that will express their loving care to people in need. These items have been: prayer shawls, scarves, baby clothes and toys, lap blankets, caps and others. Residents and clients of the St. Anthony Shelter, St. Elizabeth Home for the Mothers, St. Anne's Home, Laguna Honda, Retreat for Rachel Group, and individual home bound and hospital patients receive items. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't know how to knit and would like to learn! If you cannot attend the meeting, you can still be part of the group by knitting at home participating in the same projects.

Last Monday of each month at 7:30-9:00 PM

Sr. Catherine -

Women At The Well

All women of the parish, school and surrounding community are invited to be part of Women at the Well. WATW gathers to discuss topics of the day (e.g., elections) from a catholic faith based perspective, and is a great opportunity to gather for prayer and reflection as women. The group assists the parish and the school:help organize dinner for Lent, organize All Saints Day activities with 3rd graders, assist 8th graders to fulfill community service requirements as part of their Confirmation, help publicize Walk for Life among the community.

Typically once a month when convenient for the group

Marie Detweiler -

Experienced Navigators

This ministry seeks to serve members of the parish age 50 and above through participation in spiritual, social and cultural events.

A core team meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:30 PM in the convent conference room for planning and organizing activities that are open to all.

Tony Fernandez -
Betty Shanahan

Married Couples Club

The Married Couples Club is a parish based ministry for sacramentally married couples looking to enrich their marital and spiritual lives through fellowship and education. We also welcome legally married couples seeking sacramental marriage through convalidation in the Catholic Church. We host a "Couples' Night Out" social gathering in the church hall three times a year, where we present an educational program.

The ministry provides couples of all ages a unique opportunity to gather together to socialize in a casual setting and learn from one another. It supports marriage enrichment and connects couples, inspiring them to strive for a better marriage and reach it's full potential.

For more information, please contact:

Angela Riordan -

Elia Gonzalez -



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