My mother’s favorite Christmas song was “The Little Drummer Boy,” about a poor child who makes the infant Jesus smile when he plays his drum. The little drummer boy went along with others to see Jesus and played for him because he had no other gift to bring. Though a fictional character, his story is similar to the Wisemen in the story of the
Just like the Magi, the little drummer boy sought out Jesus, the newborn king, and gave him all he had – the gift of his talent. That’s a powerful example of stewardship for us, just like the pledges we are considering for the new year, in addition to all the ways we already serve our parish community and others.
Epiphany is a wonderful feast because it’s for everyone. We are all daughters and sons of God. Epiphany also reminds us that there are no foreigners or outsiders with God. Everyone can pray to him; there are no exceptions. And if God is everyone’s Father, then every person is our sister or brother. This is a gift from God we can share with everyone.
In today’s first reading, God gives Moses this beautiful blessing: “The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).
Let’s be thankful then for our wonderful holidays, as well as the opportunities to share our time, talent, and treasure with others. Finally, let us be grateful for today’s reminder to seek out our Lord, and offer him our best gifts. God continues to smile at us, and shower us with blessings of all kinds.
--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
(OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19)
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 (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19)
Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:00pm
(CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19)
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