Dear CREDO of the Catholic Laity Friends,
It is with great sadness, I tell you Howard Brandt, one of CREDO’s founder’s, has just lost his dear wife, Loretta. Loretta passed on Monday, August 9, 2021. Loretta, along with her dear husband, Howard, was a cornerstone of CREDO. We have now been able to gather good information to forward to you.
From its inception in 1995, until the last 6 years – as long as she was able – Loretta, working tirelessly, helped the CREDO Board with each and every CREDO newsletter and CREDO event with meticulous detail and perseverance. Loretta most lovingly hand printed the nametags for all CREDO events and often helped welcome CREDO guests!
One of their main goals was to have the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) liturgy be brought back to life in our St. Louis Archdiocese and even taking hold at the Holy Family Log Church in their Belleville Diocese as well. Loretta often directed others to the TLM, as far back as 1985 at St. Agatha’s! She lived to see her work come to fruition in a miraculous way.
Loretta was a joy to those around her, if only through her kindly demeanor, even during her last days on earth. Requiescat in pace, our dear Loretta!
Visitation is at Assumption Catholic Church, 4725 Mattis Rd., St. Louis 63128 on Friday, from 10 until the Holy Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt Caramel Cemetery, Bellville, 12:30. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Assn. appreciated. Funeral services are being provided by Kutis South County.
N.B.: It is our understanding Loretta’s Holy Mass offered will be in the Novus Ordo form.