ABOVE: 1980’s photo of Sister Mary Catherine Brennan who was the Music Director at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando for many years.
Sister Mary Catherine Brennan served as Director of Music for Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando for many years. She brilliantly suggested the Cathedral invest in a Wicks Pipe Organ which they now have to the benefit of our downtown community.
She is celebrated for her work as an excellent musician and her caring service to our community through Hospice. Her years as friend and educator of Perry Como and his children along with her work as Head of the Music Department at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach add to her accomplishments.
Her love of music, people, and life has brought much to our community through the years and she will be remembered by many for her contributions and service.
ABOVE: Photo of Sister Mary Catherine Brennan with Frank and Mary Jane Sevick at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando.
ABOVE: October 1985 photo of Sister Mary Catherine Brennan, center, Director of Music at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, with St. James parishioners Glenette and Mario Mesa.
ABOVE: October 1979 photo of festivities and fun at the Saint James Cathedral School Festival in downtown Orlando. Saint James Cathedral Music Director Sister Mary Catherine Brennan in her hoedown costume is pictured on the right seated next to Saint James Art & Environment Director Betsy Walders.
ABOVE: Saint James Cathedral Religious Education Director Frank Sevick points in fun with fellow parishioners at the hoedown at Saint James Cathedral School in downtown Orlando, October 1979. Sister Mary Catherine Brennan, Director of Religious Education at Saint James Cathedral, is pictured on the far right enjoying the fun in her hoedown bandanna.
ABOVE: December 1978, St. James Jubilee, vol. 6, no. 2, page 3. “Music and People – Hand in Hand” by Fran Krehl on the work on Sister Mary Catherine Brennan in our community.
ABOVE: May 1979, St. James Jubilee, vol. 6, no. 5. First Annual St. James Parish Town Hall Meeting.
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