As stewards of Christ, we are called to share our time, talent, and treasure in love of God and neighbor out of gratitude for what we ourselves have received. Although that sometimes can feel like a daunting task, two great saints offer us an encouraging example of how stewardship can be as simple as just listening to other people.
Saint John Vianney (1786-1859), the patron saint of parish priests, heard confessions for eleven to twelve hours every day. During the summer, it often became sixteen hours, and he refused to rest. By the time of his passing, it’s estimated he welcomed up to 20,000 pilgrims every year. He realized many people were either ignorant or indifferent to religion because of the French Revolution and often preached against excessive revelry, working on Sundays, and blasphemy. He lived an impoverished life, denying himself food, sleep, and personal belongings, and was considered a champion of the poor.
Saint Padre Pio (1887-1968), a Capuchin friar, received the five wounds Jesus suffered on the cross, making him the first stigmatized priest in the Church’s history. Countless people entered his confessional, and many more received his counsel and guidance. He often told people to pray, hope, and not worry. He prayed for hours, and, though he experienced physical and spiritual suffering throughout his life, he felt a deep connection with God and devotion both to the Eucharist and Our Blessed Mother. He developed a network of prayer groups to support the Home for Relief of Suffering (“Casa”), a ministry that continues today. He is the patron saint of civil defense volunteers, adolescents, and stress relief.
When we follow the example of John Vianney and Padre Pio by listening to others with love and compassion, we imitate God himself, who is our ultimate friend and confidant.
--Jim Wollak, Parishioner
St. Brendan the Navigator
29 Rockaway Ave.
San Francisco CA 94127
In the Archdiocese of San Francisco
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
The rectory office is closed on Independence Day,
Labor Day, and other official holidays.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday-Friday 6:30 am & 8:15 am
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 8:15 am & 5:00 pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 5:00 PM
Holy Days of Obligation and Ash Wednesday
6:30 am, 8:15 am, 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Saturday 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sunday 7-7:30, 8:30-9:30, 10:30-11:30 am
By appointment with any priest.
Every 3rd Saturday at 10 a.m.
4th Sunday of January, April, August & December (during Mass)
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:00pm
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