Bishop Brendan Cahill
Bishop, Diocese of Victoria, TX
Bishop Brendan Cahill S.T.D., was born in Coral Gables, Florida on November 28, 1963. He is the son of Joe and Joan Cahill and the fourth of five children. His family moved to Houston in 1971, and his parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephew all live in Houston today. After a year at Rice University he entered St. Mary Seminary in Houston in 1982. He has degrees from the University of St. Thomas in Houston- a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Divinity degree.
Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Galveston-Houston on May 19, 1990, he served as parochial vicar of St. Frances Cabrini Church, Houston from 1990 to 1992 and at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, Spring from 1992 to 1994. In 1994, he earned a Master of Theology degree with a specialization in African-American Catholic Studies from Xavier University, New Orleans, LA. Later that year he moved to the Casa Santa Maria (North American College) in Rome to pursue further academic studies. He earned a Licentiate degree in Dogmatic Theology in 1996 and a Doctorate in Fundamental Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1999. He speaks English, Spanish, and Italian, with a working knowledge of the Latin, French and German languages.
Upon his return from Rome, he moved to St. Mary Seminary in Houston where he served as formation director from 1998 to 2001, and as Rector from 2001 to 2010. During this time he taught at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology and ministered at the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart.
On June 29, 2015, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo ordained Bishop Brendan as the third Bishop of Victoria. Since becoming the Bishop of Victoria, Bishop Brendan has served as a Member of the United State Catholic Conference of Bishops’ (USCCB) Sub-committee on African-American Affairs and as a Consultor for the USCCB’s Pro-Life Committee. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas. He joined the Board of Directors of Catholic Rural Life and accepted to be the Associate State Chaplain for the Texas Knights of Columbus in 2016. Effective July 1, 2017, he began to serve as the Bishop Promoter for the Apostleship of the Sea in the United States.
He is a Magistral Chaplain of the Order of Malta. He is a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. He was the spiritual director of the Houston Senatus of the Legion of Mary, chaplain to the Houston Serra Club and chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Galveston-Houston Chapter. In addition, he was a monthly co-host on A Show of Faith radio show with a Baptist minister and a Rabbi on KNTH 1070 in Houston, a weekly celebrant of Mass for the Missionaries of Charity and a monthly celebrant for Casa Juan Diego during his ministry in Galveston-Houston.
Speaker and Ministry Leader
Jim Drake is a member of Christ the King Parish. He has been actively involved for over 30 years, serving as a lector and former President of the Parish Council. Jim is an active member of the Men of Faith. He and his wife Patti previously directed the Respect Life Committee, and were lay leaders in the formation of Perpetual Adoration at CTK in 2005. A father of 3, Jim has twin boys, Paul and Michael, who are 27 and a daughter, Mary, who is 24.
Jim is retired from the Information Management Industry. He is the President of a charitable organization he and Patti co-founded called Miracles for Mary Inc., formed specifically to perpetuate for others, the love and support they received when their daughter Mary was critically injured in an automobile accident.
Jim will share his experience, and how Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has impacted and influenced his life.