Centering Prayer weekend retreat to be held in Cullman, Nov. 16-18
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. 16-18. The weekend, designed for those experienced in Centering Prayer, will include instruction on the Forgiveness Prayer. The cost for the weekend is $245/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous attendance at an Introduction to Centering Prayer retreat is a prerequisite for this retreat.
Padre Pio Prayer Group to meet Nov. 17
The Padre Pio Prayer Group will meet on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Please note that during this month and the month of December, the meeting will take place on the third Saturday - as the fourth Saturdays fall near Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Come join the group for an hour of prayer, Rosary, Adoration and Mass. What a great month to come and pray to our patron saint, Padre Pio, in this the month of saints! For more information about the group, call Angela Kolar at 991-9554.
Ladies Auxiliary to sponsor annual Fall Bake Sale at St. Patrick's, Nov. 17 & 18
St. Patrick Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary is once again sponsoring its annual Fall Bake Sale. This is the Auxiliary's largest annual fundraiser. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Choose from a wide selection of goodies such as a variety of homemade cakes, cookies, pies and breads, along with some very special Czech treats such as kolache (pecan rolls) and pagachi (a flat cheese bread). This year will also feature one-pound bags of pecan halves (pre-order prior to the sale available) for your own holiday baking needs.
New to the sale will be a selection of handmade crafts such as holiday table wreaths, candy dishes and other assorted craft items. These will be handmade by members of our organization and will be unique items to purchase for yourself or to give as gifts to family and loved ones.
The sale will be held after the weekend Masses on Nov. 17 and 18. All proceeds benefit the mission of the Auxiliary.
For more information, visit our website at www.saintpatrickcc.com/LadiesAuxiliary.
Society will meet on Nov. 11
The Italian-American Heritage Society will have its next meeting on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the parish hall. Everyone of Italian heritage is encouraged to join. Meetings are normally on the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows.
The goal of the IAHS is to increase awareness of the sacrifice our ancestors made in immigrating to this country and to preserve their memory and honor them and their contribution to this area and the nation.
For questions or more information, please call Mary Jo Fritts 205-222-3443.
Cursillo School of Leaders to meet
at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Nov. 10
Cursillo School of Leaders will meet at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Gardendale with two remote locations on Saturday, Nov. 10. The remote locations will be held at St. John’s in Madison and Holy Spirit in Tuscaloosa. Meet and greet at 9:15 a.m. followed by the meeting at 9:30.
All Cursillistas are welcome. For more information, contact Lucy Arnold at email@example.com or 205-529-0259.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa to hold Spiritual Reflection Retreat, Jan. 26
Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa is hosting its inaugural Spiritual Reflection Retreat on Jan. 26, 2019, with special guest speaker Dr. Ray Guarendi of EWTN’s “Living Right with Dr. Ray." The retreat theme is “Spiritual Battle.”
Events for the day will include a welcome reception starting at 8 a.m., lecture from Dr. Ray with Q&A, lunch, breakout small group sessions, adoration and reconciliation, and Holy Mass closing the retreat at 5:30 p.m.
The registration fee is $20. To register, visit www.bit.ly/hs2019retreat or for questions call 205-210-9210.
Florence Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary to sponsor bake and craft sale, Nov. 17-18
The Florence Knights of Columbus Council 3989 Ladies’ Auxiliary is sponsoring a Fall Bake/Craft Sale Saturday, Nov. 17, from 4-7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Fall Bake/Craft Sale will be held in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall, 203 Plum St., in Florence, after all the Masses. Proceeds from the sale will go to Christmas Charities.
This Fall Bake/Craft Sale will feature sweet and savory items for your Thanksgiving festivities. Our crafts include handmade rosaries and jewelry, hats, aprons, quilts, Christmas tree skirts, knitted and crocheted items, Christmas ornaments and hand stitched cards (Christmas and every day). Please plan to stop by after all the Masses to support the ladies and their good works.
Any crafter in our Catholic parishes is welcome to display their crafts. To reserve a table contact Patti Nicholas at 256-766-4828 or Jeannie DePriest at 256-702-6862.