St. Mark to host talk on Pope Pius XII, Jan. 29
On Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m., St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 7340 Cahaba Valley Rd. in Birmingham, is honored to host a guest speaker who has done definitive work on the cause for Pope Pius XII’s sainthood, Professor Ronald Rychlak. There is no charge for the presentation, and it will take place in the Parish Life Center. All are invited!
St. Rose Academy to kick off Catholic Schools Week with fine arts program
On Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2-5 p.m., St. Rose Academy will kick off Catholic Schools Week with a celebration of the fine arts. The school will be welcoming many local artists of song, dance, drama, music, and paint. From a trio representing the Alabama Symphony to a group of performers from Red Mountain Theater, St. Rose Academy is delighted to welcome professional performances as well as recent alumni.
Performers will present 15 minutes worth of song or dance. Local restaurants will be adding their culinary art to the event with samplers of a variety of appetizers. Come enjoy an afternoon of the arts and celebrate that which uplifts the soul.
Our Lady of the Valley Church to hold free concert
Our Lady of the Valley Church in Birmingham, invites everyone to enjoy a free concert by Christian singer John Angotti. The concert will be on Saturday evening, Jan. 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the church.
The church is located at 5514 Double Oak Ln.
Centering Prayer introductory retreat to be held
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. 24-26. 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. 24, and the program will end after the noon meal on Sunday. The cost for the weekend is $255 per person for a private room, which includes lodging, meals, and linens. For registration information, please contact the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at 256-734-8302 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
St. Francis Xavier Church to host senior adult activity on Jan. 23
St. Francis Xavier Church will host its monthly Senior Adult Activity for all Catholic senior adults in the Birmingham area on Thursday, Jan. 23. The day will begin with Mass in the chapel at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch and bingo in the parish hall and will conclude at 2:00 p.m. A $7.00 donation is asked to defray costs. The menu will be: hamburger steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee.
Reservations must be made by noon on Monday, Jan. 20, by calling the parish office at 205-871-1153.
The church is located at 2 Xavier Cir. in Birmingham.
John Carroll Class of 1962 to meet Jan. 15 for lunch
The members of John Carroll Class of 1962 will meet for lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 12:30 p.m.at Bonefish Grill.
For more information, contact Mary Liz Mackinaw Garzarek at 205-902-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonefish Grill is located at 2000 Riverchase Galleria in Hoover.
Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School (HFCR) is now accepting freshman and sophomore admission applications for 2020-2021 school year. HFCR offers a college prep curriculum combined with a unique Corporate Work Study program that enhances our scholars ability to excel and achieve success in college and beyond. The recruitment fee will be waived for Catholic families who submit an application before January 31, 2020. For more information on HFCR's admission process, please contact Toni Kidd at 205-263-0133 or email@example.com.
Annual Women's retreat to be held at Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat, Jan. 10-12
Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat in Fort Mitchell will be holding a retreat for women of all ages Jan. 10-12 titled "Blessed Beyond Belief."
The retreat will feature Anne Trufant. She is a wife, mother of 7, speaker, musician, and retreat leader both in the U.S. and abroad. Trufant weaves music, humor, and common life experiences together to engage and inspire faith alive.
Registration begins Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. (Eastern). The fee for the retreat is $180, which includes a $40 non-refundable deposit.
For more information or to register, please call 334-855-4474, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit msbt.org/btsr.
The retreat facility is located at 107 Holy Trinity Rd. in Fort Mitchell.
St. John's Knights in Madison to hold blood drive Dec. 21
The Knights of Columbus Assembly 2420, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Madison, is sponsoring its regular, bi-monthly, American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
It will be held in the church basement. For an appointment, please go to www.redcrossblood.org, enter zip code 35758, select the drive, and choose a time.
The need for blood in Alabama and the nation is constant, and especially so in the holiday season. Your participation is greatly appreciated by the Red Cross and St. John’s Knights of Columbus, but most of all by those who need blood because of accident or illness.
Please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and give the gift of life.
For further information, please call the church office at 256-722-0130, or John Horch at 256-772-3280.
The church is located at 1055 Hughes Rd. in Madison.
Turkey Shoot to be held in
St. Florian Dec. 14
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring two Turkey Shoots to be held at Langer Hall in St. Florian. The first event has already taken place; however, the second will be Saturday, Dec. 14. Starting time is 7 a.m., and the shooting will continue until all shooters have participated.
All ammunition is provided. Rounds include shotgun, .22cal rifle, and .22 pistol. The event is youth and family friendly. A concession stand will be open.
The Knights of Columbus Langer Hall is located at 4051 Co. Rd. 30.