Our Community-St Brendan's by the Sea

Our Faith Community

        Faith Formation
christ_teacherFaith Formation 
We have many different opportunties to learn about your faith and hcat2ow you relate to the world at St Brendan's.

Bible Study Groups
All year - the next study is Distilling Wisdom from the Daily

The Catechumenate - a fancy word for learning about God!
For those seeking confirmation, re-affirmation and adult baptism 

Is your child asking to recieve First Communion? 
Regular First Communion Services are held at St Brendan's.



The Catechumenate
Presenter: David Lord

Are you interested in being baptised or confirmed? Is it a while (or perhaps never) since you have thought much about your faith? Was the last time you really did any studies on your faith at Sunday School? If you have answered yes to any of those questions and you would like the opportunity to look at your faith from a very basic startingpoint, to look at the basics and perhaps have a tune up. There is the opportunity to run a Catechumenate, if there are sufficient numbers, at a time and day that will suit the majority of people. If you are interested or want further information, contact David.

A Wonderful experience of Christian living held over a weekend.

4th day meetings 
Cursillo weekends for Men and Women are held several times a year. 

2019 - Cursillo might be just what you are searching for!
contact Paul or Leanne Doyle for further details - admin@stbrendans.com.au

We have regular Study groups that meet either on a Thursday morning or a Wednesday evening.

contact admin@stbrendans.com.au to see what is happening this term.

EFM: Education for Ministry 

EfM “Taster” Program
Mentors: David Lord and Jan McNamara Cost: $20.00 for the “Taster” Program
February 6, 13, 20, 27
(4 sessions) on Wednesday Evenings 6.30pm to 9.00pm
This is an introduction to the EfM programme. EfM can be summed up as Exploring faith Matters.
EfMhelps us to interpret the richness of the church’s faith in our complex world and to express it with confidence, in both words and actions, in our day-to-day lives and in our own communities.

Many people come to EfM wanting more understanding of the Bible and the Church, as well as support in day-to-day ministry. Some want skills training to be better listeners, or to help others to faith or to support those in need. Some want to make connections between their faith and their everyday experience.
Visit the EfM National Website for a comprehensive overview www.efmaustralia.org

At the end of this short program there will be an opportunity to sign up for EfM Year One which will commence at our parish on Wednesday Evenings from March 20 - 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Lent Study Groups

Lent Book Study: Let Me Go There The Spirit of Lent 
Presenter: Paulene Tibbits               Book Cost $20-00
March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 & 11 (6 sessions) Thursdays – 10.15am to 11.45am

Bestselling author Paula Gooder continues her popular series on the seasons of the Christian year with this daily companion for the six weeks of Lent. Paula invites us to experience Lent not as a season of restriction, but a wide-open spaciousness in which to learn new lessons, to grow in faith, and to give God the chance to meet us in new ways. In forty short sections suitable for daily reading, Paula reflects on a theme associated with the season, including: Wilderness, Journey, Fasting, Taking up your cross, Discipleship, Prayer and Temptation. 

Lent DVD Movie Study: Broken
Presenter: David Lord

March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 & 11 (6 sessions) Thursdays – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Broken is a six-part British television drama series, created by screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, that first broadcast on BBC One on 30 May 2017. The series focuses on Michael Kerrigan (Sean Bean), the priest of a Roman Catholic parish in a northern English city, who despite suffering from his own troubles stemming from a traumatic childhood, tries to guide several of his most vulnerable parishioners through the trials and tribulations of everyday life.                                              

In this study we will watch an episode of the series and then discuss it afterwards, no reading will be required.


Contact Fr David for further information
rector@stbrendans.com  mob: 0427 921 342