Ordination to Holy Priesthood of Deacon Justin Ward
June 1, 2019
Cathedral of St. Paul
Reception and First Blessings in the Cathedral Life Center.
John Carroll High School
Class of 1959 to hold reunion, June 2
The John Carroll High School Class of 1959 will celebrate their 60th Class Reunion with a pot luck dinner to be held at the Hand “Old House” in Gardendale. All classmates are asked to bring one of the following: appetizer, salad, casserole or dessert. In addition, a $10 fee is asked of all attendees to cover the cost of meat, tea/coffee, and paper goods. This BYOB reunion will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. Mark your calendar as our reunion promises to be a fun time for all.
The Hand “Old House” is located at 4749 Hand Lane in Gardendale. For more information, call Mary Ann Hand at 205-631-5592, Mary Ann Tudisco at 205-441-8642, or Joe Flemming at 205-985-0603.
Our Lady of the Lake Church to hold yard sale, May 17 & 18
Our Lady of the Lake Church will hold a parish yard sale on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, inside the parish hall with overflow in the parking lot. Each day the sale will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.
Items available include purses, shoes, jewelry, furniture, baby items, linens, furniture, electronics, housewares, toys, games, DVDs, holiday decorations, yard equipment, small appliances, large appliances, tools, books, and more.
All proceeds from the sale will go to the Our Lady of the Lake Social Concerns for the Poor Christmas Giving Tree project. Close to 60 families are served annually with proceeds from this sale. Any extra goes to feed the poor.
Donations and volunteers needed. Organizers announce there will be no early bird option and request no adult clothing be donated as well as large tube televisions.
For more information, please contact either Sharon Stice at 205-613-1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Brenda Rochford at 423-242-5029 or email@example.com.
The church is located at 4609 Martin Street South in Cropwell.
Prince of Peace to hold sensory friendly Mass, May 11
Prince of Peace (POP) will hold a sensory friendly Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, dedicated to those with special needs and their families, caregivers, teachers and friends. This Mass is being coordinated by the POP Knights of Columbus Council #11537 and demonstrates their devotion to our faith and to those with special needs. This Mass will offer sensory adaptations in sound and lighting. All are welcome to attend.
This Mass welcomes individual or families who might not normally feel comfortable participating at Mass due to physical, emotional, mental or cognitive conditions. Celebrating a sensory friendly Mass is our way of welcoming all of God’s children to Mass and letting them know that every person is an integral part of our parish family.
Divine Mercy Sunday in Huntsville
Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated at two parishes on April 28 in Huntsville. At Holy Spirit Church on Airport Rd., Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Confession will be available.
At St. Joseph’s Church on Beasley Rd., there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 2 - 4 p.m. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be at 3 p.m., concluding with Benediction. Confession will be available.
OLS School to host PTO fundraiser, April 27
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School will host its major fundraiser of the year on Saturday, April 27, in the church parking lot. This year the PTO has planned a Crawfish Boil in addition to other delicious food selections. The music group Pharmhand and Tommy Terrell will set the atmosphere for the event as a variety of exciting items will be auctioned off. Some of the live Auction items include a four-night beach stay in Fort Morgan, skybox tickets to an Alabama, Auburn or UAB football game, a Chattanooga family getaway package with a hotel stay and fun adventures, and much more!
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 by ordering them online at olsschool.com or by purchasing them at the door for $35. The money raised from the event will benefit school playground upgrades and also provide supplemental funds to help with additional school security.
Silent Ignatian directed retreats at
Spring Hill College beginning June 7
As part of the Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality, Spring Hill College will offer individually directed silent retreats following the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius on our 380-acre campus in Mobile.
Participants may register for either three, five or eight full days of retreat. The eight-day retreat begins with a short orientation on Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and ends after lunch on Saturday, June 15. Eight-day retreatants will begin their first full retreat day on June 8. Five and three-day retreats may be taken for any five or three consecutive days during this time period; retreatants should arrive for the orientation session on the previous evening at 7 p.m.
Retreatants will be housed in single occupancy rooms; 3 meals are provided each full day of the retreat.
Visit www.shc.edu/sics for registration information.
ARISE Worship Ministry to hold
Night of Healing at OLS, April 25
Are you carrying heavy burdens in your personal life? In need of physical, emotional or spiritual healing? Overwhelmed from the many pressures and responsibilities you bear?
Come be refreshed and encounter the Lord in a beautiful evening of prayer, led by Father Frankline Fomukong, at this month's ARISE night!
All are welcome to gather in the Family Life Center of Our Lady of Sorrows Church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be music, Eucharistic Adoration & benediction, confessions and intercessory prayer teams available to pray with
you. This is a family-friendly event. Bring a friend!
Our Lady of Sorrows Church is located at 1728 Oxmoor Rd. in Homewood.
For more information, contact Laney Gagnon at 205-994-0700.
Blessing of the Baskets to be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul, April 20
Swieconka (sh-vee-en-soon-kah) is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sampling of Easter foods are brought to church to be blessed on Holy Saturday. The basket is traditionally lined with a white linen or lace napkin and decorated with sprigs of boxwood (bukszpan), the typical Easter evergreen. This food is shared on Easter morning in a ritual breaking of the fast. Observing the beautiful foods and creations of other parishioners is one of the special joys of the event.
The blessing will take place at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Holy Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. All are welcome!