Additional Information Sessions Announced for the Next Permanent Diaconate Formation Program
In response to demand, two additional sessions to outline requirements for the Inquiry period of the next formation program for the permanent diaconate have been scheduled
for July 29, 2018.
Deacon Christopher J. Rosko, M.D. (205-306-0522), will lead an information session immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. John the Apostle Church in Alexander City. Deacon J. S. Anzalone, Ph.D. (205-776-7005), will lead a session beginning at 10:00 a.m. that same day in the Cathedral Life Center (upstairs) at the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Birmingham.
All Catholic men in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama who may be interested in the vocation of the permanent deacons, and their wives, are invited to attend. No registration is necessary.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Birmingham
18th Annual Conference on July 27 and 28
The 18th Annual CCROB Conference will be held on July 27 and July 28, 2018 in the Family Life Center at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1728 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209. The conference theme is “Receive the Father’s Love.” The speakers will be: Fr. Greg Bramlage, Anders Thompson and Lisa Henderson, along with Mass celebrants, Father Paul Asih and Father James Hedderman.
The registration fee for individuals is $20 and $50 for a family of 3 or more. To register, visit: www.catholiccharismaticrenewal.org or mail registration to: CCROB, P.O. Box 550335, Birmingham, AL 35255. For further information contact Ray Makofsky at 205-999-8947 or Dolores Hicks at 205-328-7112.
The Hispanic Ministry Office is organizing the Second Annual Prayer Vigil for Migrants, Refugees and to pray for world peace. It will be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Friday, July 13, from 7pm-7am. This is an opportunity for all to gather as one, united in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are suffering, and to pray for world peace.
The prayer vigil will be bilingual and it will include: Holy Mass at 7pm and 7am (celebrated by Fr. James Hederman), prayer of the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, confessions, and prayer reflections at the top of each hour.
We are asking everyone's support in helping promote this prayer vigil and to make every effort to join us on July 13.
2018 Prayer Vigil for Migrants, Refugees and World Peace.
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.