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keeping the faith
Keeping the Faith

 Dear Parish Families of both St. Brendan and St. Richard, 

“No matter how much it has done for your mind, 

your education has been a failure if it has failed to open your heart.”  

St. Francis de Sales, Patron Saint of Catholic Educators 

28 December 2022; 400th Anniversary 

Ever since entering into a friendship with Incarnate Word Academy, since they are known for their giftedness  in the Catholic spirituality of the Incarnation (God with us, in the person of Jesus Christ) and for their academic  excellence, our St. Brendan heart has certainly been opened, enriched and blessed in so many ways. I want to  thank Mr. Michael Wisnor and also our school principal, Miss Julie Onacila, and the whole faculty and staff for  the time and work spent in enhancing who we are as the Catholic School in North Olmsted.  

As true Navigators, along with our patron, St. Brendan, we are fearless in stepping out and sailing into  unexplored waters. Along with the Diocesan initiative called, “Keeping the Faith,” and now my additional  parish assignment at St. Richard, this is a great opportunity for all of us to look at the bigger picture of Catholic  education. This should happen not just in one parish community, but along with the parish communities of St.  Richard and St. Clarence, within the wider North Olmsted community as well. Going forward, we will make  sure that this is a reality.  

St. Brendan School is dedicated to educating minds, to make healthy the human person God has created us to  be, and to foster souls that are committed to God who guides us in every way. Mind, body, and soul – this is at  the heart of Catholic education! If you would like to know more about what is happening at St. Brendan School  please go to our school website. I think all will be elated to know how we integrate what we pray at every  Eucharist, at every Mass, “At the Savior’s command, and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say…” And  from that divine teaching we pass on to our children that they can call upon God… not as someone stuck in  the cosmos, but as God who is so near to us as to call upon Him as Father. As He calls to us, His sons and  daughters, as His Beloved.  

During this time of increased friendship with IWA, working more collaboratively as North Olmsted Catholic  parishes, and working intentionally with the Diocese on the “Keeping the Faith” initiative, please pray for us  – the priests, the administration, faculty, and staff. With a great legacy and tradition that has been handed on  to us, may we become a school that is even better by opening our hearts wider to God and our neighbors.  

I live for Jesus Christ, 

Rev. Thomas Woost 

Keeping the Faith

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Patriot Athletics
Registration is now open to all students and PSR students of St. Brendan, St. Clarence and St. Richard for the 2023 Fall sports season.  Grades listed below are those in which a child will be entering in the Fall.  Please make sure that the correct Grade in the Fall is listed when registering.  Please note the below sports being offered:

Girls - Grades 2-8 - $160.00 - Deadline: Thursday, June 8
Please use this link to sign up:  www.patriotathletic.org/registration
Flag Football - Boys, Grades 1-4 - $140 - Deadline: Thursday, June 8
Tackle Football (7 vs 7) - Boys, Grades 5 & 6 - $195 - Deadline: Thursday, June 8
Tackle Football (11 vs 11) -Boys Grades 7 & 8 - $195 - Deadline: Thursday, June 8
Please use this link to sign up:  www.patriotathletic.org/registration
For football, registration must be done under the Patriot Athletic link.  
There will be no payment required at this time of registration.  
We will be playing with St. Bernadette.  More info to follow after you sign up under the Patriot Athletic link.  
 Cross Country
Boys and Girls - Grades 1-8 - $90.00 - Deadline: Thursday, July 13
For cross country, we will be running with St. Bernadette.  Please use this link to sign up:  https://reg.sportspilot.com/106084/leagues
Girls - Grades 3-8 - $110.00 - Deadline:  Thursday, July 13
For cheerleading, we will be participating with St. Bernadette.  Please use this link to sign up:  https://reg.sportspilot.com/106084/leagues

                                     Sports Physical/Preparticipation Form
A current sports physical/preparticipation form is required to participate in any and all CYO sports.  Sports physicals are good for all CYO sports for 13 months from the date of exam.  If unsure whether or not a sports physical is current or on file, please feel free to contact Bill Kosmac. 
Bill Kosmac, Athletic Director                         
(440) 777-9368 
"Kids First, Winning Second" 
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Lifeworks Ohio Art Contest
Each year the Jr. High grades 5-8 participate in the Lifeworks Ohio "Respect Life" Art, Essay and Poetry Contest. This competition allows students to express their commitment to LIFE through art, essay, or poetry using a Biblical theme. This year the theme was: “So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all….”  Galatians 6:10. 

Congratulations to 8th grader Molly for her essay, and 7th grader Meg for placing in the city wide contest (pictured below).


CYO Grade School Girls Volleyball - Coaches Needed
A message from the Athletic Director

Hi Parents, Friends and Coaches, 

For this coming Fall, CYO will be allowing 2nd graders to participate in volleyball.  Therefore, we will be having both 2nd graders and 3rd graders participating in CYO volleyball for the first time.  Depending on interest, there could possibly be a team or teams of only 2nd graders, only 3rd graders, a combination of 2nd and 3rd graders or a combination of 3rd and 4th graders.   

Before we can field a team or teams, we need to have coaches in place.  If you are interested or have questions concerning coaching volleyball, please contact Bill Kosmac at [email protected] or (440) 777-9368.  Experience helpful, but not required.  

Bill Kosmac
Athletic Director 
"Kids First, Winning Second"  
School Welcomes Bishop Woost

Northeast Ohio Catholic Magazine
Did you see our St. Brendan Sewing Club was featured in the latest issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic Magazine? 
and watch video below

Watch Northeast Ohio Catholic Video Edition
See our own Mrs. Onacila's interview

PTU Winter 2022-23 Newsletter

Visit our Club page to read about specific club descriptions
Virtual Open House


The St. Brendan School Virtual Open House is now available Visit us virtually to learn about all that St. Brendan School has to offer and share the link with your family, friends, and neighbors.  If you or someone you know would like to learn more about St. Brendan School, call the school office (440-777-8433) to schedule your personal tour.
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Upcoming Events

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Monday, May 29, 2023
Spirit Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
8th Grade Graduation

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Last day/Awards Assembly

Friday, June 2, 2023
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