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St. Joseph Guild of St. Peter’s the Apostle Catholic Church to host Advent Meditation.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


St. Joseph Guild of St. Peter's  the Apostle Catholic Church to host Advent Meditation
The St. Joseph Guild is hosting an Advent Mediation presented by Sister Rita of the Servant Sisters of Eternal Word. The Guild would like to invite all to come to listen to Sister Rita’s inspirational talk. Refreshment will be served. The program begins at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the parish hall.
The church is located at 2061 Patton Chapel Rd., Hoover 36216
 

Our Lady of Fatima Parish to hold Advent Revival.

Monday, December 09, 2019


Our Lady of Fatima Parish to hold Advent Revival, Dec. 9-10
Our Lady of Fatima Church in Birmingham will hold an Advent Revival on Dec. 9-10 at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Father Anthony Bozeman, SSJ, pastor of St. Raymond/St. Leo Catholic Church in New Orleans, LA.
For more information, please contact Father Godwin Ani at 205-322-1205.
The church is located at 708 1st Street South in Birmingham.
 

Diocesan Choir forming and holding rehearsals.

Sunday, December 08, 2019


 

      O, sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things!  Psalm 98:1

Diocesan Choir is Forming!  - A new opportunity to meet other singers in our diocese and to participate in special Diocesan Liturgies, special Events, especially in the New Bishop Installation Mass!

Interested? Contact us now -  The Office of Sacred Liturgy, sacredliturgy@bhmdiocese.org or call
Father Justin Ward or Christine Cox,  205-838-8322.


Purpose of the Diocesan Choir: to sing at liturgical times when the Bishop is the celebrant, such as
Chrism Mass, Ordination Mass, Special Liturgies (Blue, Red, White Masses) and when there is a special Concert.

Vision:  The Diocesan Choir Ensemble will be representative of all our parishes, singing a repertoire of music that includes songs and hymns suggested by parish music directors, sung both in English and in other languages.


 Logistics: Regional rehearsals will be in Birmingham and in Hunstville, select a location near you. We will provide music and planning mini-workshops, rehearsal tracks, and mini-group rehearsals.

 

Requirement: Commitment to excellence and available! – Simply, looking for adults (over 18) who love to sing! No auditions, but you must be able to ‘carry a tune’ and maintain a standard of excellence. Though we realize that you may not be able to participate in all the Opportunities, we would like to have a good level of participation.

 

Upcoming Rehearsal times:

** In Birmingham Region: at Cathedral of Saint Paul, Cathedral Life Center in the Great Hall, 2nd floor
Sunday, December 8 and January 12 (2pm)

** In Huntsville Region: at Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Thursday, December 12 and Sunday, January 12 (6:30pm)

St. Theresa to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Sunday, December 08, 2019


St. Theresa to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 8
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus invites the faithful of the diocese to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. 
The celebration will include a procession, Mass, mariachi, Indian dancers from St. Joseph Church, and tacos. 
For more information, please call 205-352-3741 or visit sttheresaleeds.org.
St. Theresa is located at 1394 Ashville Court in Leeds. 
 

Advent Reflection Day to focus on early monastic women.

Saturday, December 07, 2019


Advent Reflection Day to focus on early monastic women
The Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman will offer an Advent Day of Reflection on Saturday, Dec. 7. Entitled "An Advent Journey with Early Monastic Women," the retreat will be led by Sister Elisabeth Meadows, O.S.B.  On this Reflection Day, we will take an introductory look at the lives of several early monastic women and "desert mothers" and the wisdom they can share with us in the context of our Advent journeys today. Along with presentations the day will include time for prayer and private reflection.    
The day of reflection will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. The cost is $30 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at 256-734-8302 or retreats@shmon.org.
 

Centering Prayer weekend retreat to be held The Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman.

Friday, November 15, 2019


Centering Prayer weekend retreat to be held 
The Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman and Contemplative Outreach Birmingham are sponsoring an Intensive Centering Prayer weekend retreat to be held in Cullman Nov. 15-17. The weekend, designed for those experienced in Centering Prayer, will develop further the discipline of Centering Prayer and deepen your relationship with God. There will be extended periods of Centering Prayer and shared Lectio Divina. The weekend will be spent in silence. 
Registration will be from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, and the program will end after the noon meal on Sunday. The cost for the weekend is $255/person for a private room and includes lodging, meals, and linens. 
For registration information, please contact the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at 256-734-8302 or by e-mail at retreats@shmon.org. Previous attendance at an Introduction to Centering Prayer retreat is a prerequisite for this retreat.
 

Catholic Charismatic Mass to be celebrated monthly at Our Lady of Sorrows.

Thursday, November 14, 2019


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 Nov. 14. 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 7:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Ray Makofsky at 205-999-8947Cursillo 
 

Fort Payne’s Our Lady of the Valley to celebrate 60 years.

Saturday, November 23, 2019


Fort Payne's Our Lady of the Valley to celebrate 60 years
Our Lady of the Valley Church (OLV) in Fort Payne will celebrate their 60th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 23. Festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day in the parish hall, which will include multicultural food, dances and music to reflect the various ethnicities that comprise the membership of the parish. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Baker at 6:00 p.m. During Mass Father Rick Chenault will be installed as the new pastor of OLV.
Father Rick said, “The purpose of this celebration is in thanksgiving to the countless people who have made this mission possible and to give thanks to God for the blessing of having a church in Fort Payne for these 60 years. We entrust our parish to His providential care.”
 

Our Lady of Lourdes to celebrate Diamond Jubilee.

Sunday, November 17, 2019


Our Lady of Lourdes to celebrate Diamond Jubilee
Our Lady of Lourdes, located at 980 Huffman Rd., will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee on Sunday, Nov. 17, with a Mass at 3 p.m., followed by a reception in the Family Life Center. Bishop Robert Baker will be the celebrant.
All former and current parishioners are invited to attend. Please R.S.V.P. no later than Nov. 12 by emailing ololc@bham.rr.com or by calling 205-836-2274.
 

Cursillo School of Leaders to meet Nov. 9.

Saturday, November 09, 2019


Cursillo School of Leaders to meet Nov. 9
All Cursillistas are invited to the next School of Leaders to be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish hall in Gardendale. A remote broadcast will be offered in Madison at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish hall.
The group will continue with the Study of the Charism. Kevin Sutton and Deacon Tim Vaughn are presenting Chapter 12, Secretariat and School of Leaders.
For more information about the School of Leaders, contact Lucy Arnold at lucy.arnold@rocketmail.com or 205-529-0259.
 

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  • Dec
    10
    St. Joseph Guild of St. Peter’s the Apostle Catholic Church to host Advent Meditation.
    December 10, 2019 - 2:51 pm
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  • Dec
    9
    Our Lady of Fatima Parish to hold Advent Revival.
    December 9, 2019 - 2:50 pm
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  • Dec
    8
    Diocesan Choir forming and holding rehearsals.
    December 8, 2019 - 2:50 pm
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  • Dec
    8
    St. Theresa to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
    December 8, 2019 - 2:49 pm
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    7
    Advent Reflection Day to focus on early monastic women.
    December 7, 2019 - 2:45 pm
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