Information Sessions Scheduled for the Next Permanent Diaconate Formation Program
Dates and locations for a series of information sessions to open the Inquiry phase for the next permanent diaconate formation program have been announced by the Office of the Permanent Diaconate. All Catholic men in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama who may be interested in the vocation of the permanent deacon, and their wives, are invited to attend. No registration is necessary.
The sessions will be held at St. Francis University Church in Tuscaloosa at 10:00 a.m. on June 30; St. Peter the Apostle Church in Hoover at 4:00 p.m. on June 30; Our Lady of Fatima Church in Birmingham at 10:00 a.m. on July 1; St. James Church in Gadsden at 9:30 a.m. on July 8; St. John the Baptist Church in Madison at 10:00 a.m. on July 14; St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Birmingham at 9:00 a.m. on July 15; and at Holy Spirit Church in Winfield at 10:00 a.m. on July 15.
Additional details are available by contacting Deacon J. S. Anzalone, Ph.D., Director of Diaconate Formation, at the Chancery Office (205-776-7005) or Deacon Christopher J. Rosko, M.D. (205-306-0522).
Anniversary Mass for St. Josemaria Esciva
set for June 30 at the Cathedral of St. Paul
Everyone is invited to celebrate the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei and the “Saint of Ordinary Life,” on Saturday, June 30, at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Life Center. Learn more about the “Saint of Ordinary Life” at www.josemariaescriva.info.
Catholic Scripture Study to be held
in North Alabama June 21
Join Dr. Ken Muenstermann for a Scripture Study on Second Peter. These studies will be held on three consecutive Thursday nights (June 7, 14, and 21), 6:30 p.m. at the Research Park location at 410 Jan Davis Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35806.
Look for the DeSales Forum signs when you enter the parking lot. There is no cost, and these studies are open to everyone. www.desalesforum.org
St. Elias Maronite Church
Parish Mission set June 20-22
St. Elias Maronite Church, 836 8th Street South, Birmingham, invites you to take part in our upcoming “Surge of the Heart” Parish Mission featuring international Catholic speaker and author Jon Leonetti. The talks will be in the church from 7-8:10 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20, “Who is God and Why that Matters”; June 21, “God’s Dream for Your Life”; Friday, June 22, “Living God’s Dream”
Refreshments will be served following the talks on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Join us for a life-changing experience with nationally known Catholic speaker, best-selling author and radio host, Jon Leonetti. He will give practical and effective ways to live, know and grow in our Catholic faith.
Charismatic Mass celebrated
monthly at Our Lady of Sorrows
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama announces the celebration of monthly Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Family Life Center beginning June 14. Come worship and praise and enjoy coming together to give glory to God. Confessions before Mass and individual prayer after Mass are available.
Everyone is invited to attend the Mass on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Ray Makofsky at 205-999-8947.
'I Love America' patriotic concert
set for June 22 at St. Aloysius Church
St. Aloysius Church will host the 6th annual “I Love America” concert on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Members of the St. Aloysius choir, along with others from surrounding churches, will lead the audience in songs that form the foundation of the United States of America --“The Star Bangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America,” “God Bless the U.S.A.,” and many more!
Joining the choir in song will be The Waylighters Gospel Quartet and Voices of the South Barbershop Chorus. Come see a touching tribute to our armed forces as the Lake View American Legion Post 2011 presents the Colors and Service Flags from each branch of the military, including the P.O.W. Please accept this invitation to honor our country and our service men and women. All are welcome! St. Aloysius Church is located at 751 Academy Drive in Bessemer.
Catholic Charismatic Mass to be celebrated
monthly at Our Lady of Sorrows
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama announces the celebration of monthly Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Family Life Center on March 8. Come worship and praise and enjoy coming together to give glory to God. Confessions before Mass and individual prayer after Mass are available. Everyone is invited to attend Mass every second Thursday at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Ray Makofsky at 205-999-8947.
Confraternity of Christian Mothers
to meet at Cathedral of St. Paul
The Confraternity of Christian Mothers will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 8, at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Adoration and Confession begin at 6 p.m., followed by Holy Mass at 7 with a social following in the Cathedral Life Center. The meeting is open to all Catholic women who are striving to grow in holiness and help lead their families to Heaven! For more information, contact Lori Donellan at firstname.lastname@example.org.