Military Ministry at St. B's!
The Capodanno (Cap) Society serves Catholic military members—active and retired—and their families here at St. B’s. The ministry started after several Navy Officers met on a Saint Brigid Parish Young Adult retreat late last year and talked about the unique professional and spiritual challenges that they faced in their jobs. After the retreat, they slowly realized just how many military folks there are at St. B's, and wanted to share the benefits they experienced by having a network of military Catholics within a larger group; in that, Cap was born.
Fr. Vincent Capadanno
The Cap Society is named after Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a US Navy Chaplain who served with infantry Marines in Vietnam. Beloved by his men for volunteering to join them on the front lines, Fr. Capodanno was killed in combat while administering last rites to his men in 1967. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor and in 2002, his official cause for canonization was opened by the Vatican. Thus, the St. B’s Cap Society looks to their namesake as they seek to serve the men and women of the Armed Forces here in our community through social events, prayer, and intentional Catholic Military community. Learn more about this ministry and see some of our Veteran's.
- The Deployment Cycle - how to cope with the three phases of the deployment cycle as a Navy family