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Centering Prayer introductory retreat to be held in Cullman.

Friday, January 18, 2019


Centering Prayer introductory retreat to be held in Cullman, Jan. 18-20
The Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman and Contemplative Outreach Birmingham are sponsoring an Introduction to Centering Prayer retreat to be held in Cullman Jan. 18-20. This retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer, a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. Private rooms and the ability to maintain silence are required. 
Registration will be from 6 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18 and the program will end after the noon meal on Sunday.  The cost for the weekend is $245/person for a private room; lodging, meals, and linens are included. 
For registration information, please contact the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at 256-734-8302 or retreats@shmon.org.

Ladies of the diocese invited to Confraternity of Christian Mothers meetings.

Monday, January 21, 2019


Ladies of the diocese invited to Confraternity of Christian Mothers meetings
 
All ladies of the diocese are invited to attend the meetings of the Birmingham Chapter of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers on the third Monday of each month at the Cathedral of St Paul. Adoration and Confession begin at 6 p.m. and Mass begins at 7 p.m.
followed by the meeting. The first meeting will take place Monday, Jan. 21. Father Vincent Bresowar is the spiritual director. 
Come join the meeting and bring a friend. You do not have to be a member of the Confraternity to attend. There will be no meeting in March. For more information contact Cathy Fehr at 205-586-4480
 

Cursillo School of Leaders.

Saturday, January 12, 2019


Cursillo School of Leaders to be held Jan. 12
The Cursillo School of Leaders will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall in Gardendale. Two remote locations will be held at St. John’s in Madison and Holy Spirit in Tuscaloosa. 
Meet and greet will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30. All Cursillistas are welcome.
On Feb. 10, the group will meet in Tuscaloosa in the Parish Hall of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
For more information, contact Lucy Arnold at lucy.arnold@rocketmail.com  or 205-529-0259.

Respect Life Mass and Birmingham March for Life.

Saturday, January 12, 2019


Respect Life Mass and Birmingham March for Life to take place Jan. 12 
Bishop Robert J. Baker will celebrate the Respect Life Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 9 a.m. on Jan. 12. The Birmingham March for Life will take place following the Mass at 10:45 a.m. at Brother Bryan Park, 22nd St. & 10th Ave. South in Birmingham. Both events offer the perfect opportunities to stand with Pope Francis and the Church in support of the dignity of human life and exposing the evil of abortion.  
Jim Pinto, Director of the Birmingham March for Life stated, “I encourage all of you to participate and spread the word about the Respect Life Mass celebrated by Bishop Baker, and to gather as many as possible to attend the Birmingham March for Life. Now is the time to stand up publicly and declare our solidarity with every human being and in particular the vulnerable pre-born, who bears the very image and likeness of God!"
More information is available at www.BirminghamMarchforLife.com.
 

Diocese to host Martin Luther King, Jr.  Diocesan Prayer Breakfast.

Saturday, January 12, 2019


Diocese to host Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Diocesan Prayer Breakfast, Jan. 12
The Diocese of Birmingham's Office of Black Catholic Ministry will present a Diocesan Prayer Breakfast in commemoration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Cathedral of St. Paul Life Center,  2120 3rd. Ave., N. in Birmingham.
During the breakfast, Therese Wilson Favors, professor, educator, catechist, and writer, will give a personal reflection and the Diocesan Gospel Choir, directed by Rev. Dr. Charles Diggins, will perform. 
Tickets for the breakfast are $20. To purchase, please call the Office of Black Ministry at 205-838-8313.
 

Casino Night to be held Feb. 9 in Bessemer.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Casino Night to be held Feb. 9 in Bessemer
The Italian American Heritage Society will host a Casino Night on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Bessemer Civic Center, 1130 9th Ave. SW in Bessemer.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and tables will be open from 6:30-9:30. Donation is $30 per person which includes food, blackjack tables, dice tables and slots. You may also purchase a chance to win up to $10,000 and there will be many items for silent auction. A cash bar will be available as well. 
For tickets and more information, please call Joe Lovoy at 205-230-1127 or 205-477-9443 or Leon Chiarella at 205-967-0143 or 205-999-8570.

Icon workshop to be held at St. Francis Xavier.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Icon workshop to be held at St. Francis Xavier
An Icon workshop in the Byzantine Style will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2 Xavier Circle in  Birmingham, Jan. 28 - Feb. 2. 
Renowned iconographer, Veronica Royal, returns to St. Francis to lead this fascinating, spirit-filled class.  Participants will paint, or “write,” an icon of Christ. Space is limited. 
For more information please contact Melinda McNamee at 205-862-3020 or Susan Curtin at 205-447-3333.

Cursillo School of Leaders to be held Jan. 12.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Cursillo School of Leaders to be held Jan. 12
The Cursillo School of Leaders will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall in Gardendale. Two remote locations will be held at St. John’s in Madison and Holy Spirit in Tuscaloosa. Meet and greet will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30. All Cursillistas are welcome.
On Feb. 10, the group will meet in Tuscaloosa in the Parish Hall of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
For more information, contact Lucy Arnold at lucy. arnold@rocketmail.com  or 205-529-0259.

Diocese to host Martin Luther King, Jr. Diocesan Prayer Breakfast.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Diocese to host Martin Luther King, Jr. Diocesan Prayer Breakfast, Jan. 12
Th e Diocese of Birmingham' Offi  ce of Black Catholic Ministry will present a Diocesan Prayer Breakfast in commemoration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Cathedral of St. Paul Life Center,  2120 3rd. Ave., N. in Birmingham.
During the breakfast, Therese Wilson Favors, professor, educator, catechist, and writer, will give a personal reflection and the Diocesan Gospel Choir, directed by Rev. Dr. Charles Diggins, will perform. 
Tickets for the breakfast are $20. To purchase, please call the Office of Black Ministry 205-838-8313. 

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman will offer an Epiphany Day.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Epiphany Reflection Day to be held
As busy-ness of the Christmas season begins to wind down and the New Year invites us forward, Epiphany is a perfect time to pause and reflect on the presence of Christ in our midst. To aid in this reflection, the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman will offer an Epiphany Day of Reflection on Saturday, Jan. 5, led by Sister Elisabeth Meadows, OSB. Th ere will be a particular focus on art and literature that illustrate or incorporate the themes of Epiphany as well as time for quiet reflection and prayer. The Day of Reflection will be held at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. The cost for the day is $30 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at 256-734-8302 or retreats@shmon.org.

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