Future Bishop Mark E. Brennan (right) is shown with a younger sibling. (Courtesy Brennan Family)
Paul and Patricia Brennan, parishioners of St. John the Evangelist in Frederick, enjoy old family snapshots. Paul Brennan is Bishop Mark E. Brennan’s brother. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)
Edward and Regina Brennan are shown with their sons Mark, standing, and Paul, circa 1951. (Courtesy Brennan Family)
The boys ran off steam with the Boy Scouts, played sports and rooted for the Redskins and Senators. (Their summer traditions include taking in a major league baseball game, with Bishop Brennan keeping score.) Paul describes his brother practicing on the grand piano that “took up half the living room,” and tinkering on an American Flyer train set in the bedroom they shared.
Then-Monsignor Mark E. Brennan officiates the 2012 wedding of his niece, Lyn, to Mike Spera. (Courtesy Brennan Family)