7:30 a.m Mass resumes November 2, 2014
We come together as the Church of St. Brendan's to hear the story that God loves us with a love that surpasses all understanding; to break the bread of the Eucharist, so we might be broken as bread in service to others; that through our belief in Jesus we might joyfully go forth knowing that our lives have purpose and we will live forever.
St. Brendan's Catholic Church
245 Dory Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 443-5485 | Fax: (727) 442-5896
Welcome to St. Brendan's Catholic Church located in lovely Clearwater, FL.
We hope you find spiritual refreshment and a faith home here in our community. We are a vibrant, active parish focused on growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ and helping others know the love and mercy of our Savior.
New to Clearwater or St. Brendan's? Please pick up a new parishioner registration form at the entrances to the church or from our parish office. We look forward to getting to know you. Community is a gift - relationships create a connection and spiritual nourishment through unity in the Body of Christ. We need your contribution of unique gifts and talents to help us grow and live as disciples of Christ.
Are you a visitor or seasonal resident? We welcome and strongly encourage your participation in every facet of parish life: faith formation, ministries, and social activities. We can benefit from your prayers, talents, and charisms as well.
Explore this website and get to know the thriving community of St. Brendan's. May the peace of Christ be with you, whether this is a visit or relocation to our beaches and parish.
Pope Francis quote of the week:
Homily of October 31, 2014
Quoting from St Paul, Pope Francis said that the path towards being faithful to the laws, without neglecting justice and love is the opposite one: from love to integrity, from love to discernment, from love to the laws.
“This is the path that Jesus teaches us, totally opposite to that of the doctors of law. And it’s this path from love and justice that leads to God. Instead, the other path, of being attached only to the laws, to the letter of the laws, leads to closure, leads to egoism. The path that leads from love to knowledge and discernment, to total fulfilment, leads to holiness, salvation and the encounter with Jesus. Instead, the other path leads to egoism, the arrogance of considering oneself to be in the right, to that so-called holiness of appearances, right? Jesus said to these people: You like to be seen by the people as men of prayer and of fasting…:’ To be seen, right? And it’s for this reason that Jesus tells the people: “do what they tell you but do not do what they do.’
These are the two different paths and Jesus shows us the right one.
Jesus draws close to us: his closeness is the real proof that we are proceeding along the true path. That’s because it’s the path which God has chosen to save us: through his closeness. He draws close to us and was made man. His flesh, the flesh of God is the sign; God’s flesh is the sign of true justice. God was made man like one of us and we must make ourselves like the others, like the needy, like those who need our help.”