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Catholic Charities Appeal: Vision2019

Catholic Charities Appeal: Vision2019

The annual Catholic Charities Appeal will get underway this weekend with Catholics around the diocese asked to pledge $4,305,000.00.

Pledge cards with brochure, letters and a return envelope have been mailed to every parishioner.

The number of people who depend on the work and services of the agencies funded through the appeal continues to increase each year. These agencies are the Centers of Concern in Birmingham, Huntsville, Gadsden, Anniston, Tuscaloosa, Catholic Family Services in Birmingham, Florence, Gadsden, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa,…

A weekend for your marriage

A weekend for your marriage

For over four decades, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been a leading movement in offering married couples the gift of a weekend experience to enrich their relationship.

If you have been married for many years, the weekend can help you enhance communication, renew commitment, and rekindle romance.

If you have been married for a short time, you can learn new skills you will need to stay close through the ups and downs of life.

“Our Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is the…

Benedictine Brother Augustine Campion dies at 74

Benedictine Brother Augustine Campion dies at 74

It is with heavy hearts that Abbot Cletus and the monks of St. Bernard Abbey announce the death of our confrere, Brother Augustine "Gus" Campion, O.S.B. on Friday, September 8.
Brother Gus professed his vows as a monk of St. Bernard Abbey on March 19, 1964. Serving the abbey and our schools in a variety of roles over the years, he enjoyed many lasting friendships among alumni and others who are dear to St. Bernard. He was a exemplary…

St. George Melkite Church annual festival

St. George Melkite Church annual festival

St. George Melkite Catholic Church, 425 16th Avenue So., in Birmingham, will hold its annual festival Sept. 14-16. For 36 parishioners have prepared and served homemade Middle Eastern food to thousands of visitors from Birmingham and its surrounding areas.

Falafel chair Hilweh Shunnarah said, “We use 100 pounds of dry chick peas for the falafel.” The family recipe for falafel includes a whole lot of ingredients which make a spicy vegetarian delicacy, a popular choice of food among many festival…

Charismatic Mass to be celebrated monthly at Our Lady of Sorrows

Charismatic Mass to be 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 on Sept. 14. Come worship and praise and enjoy coming together to give glory to God. Confessions before Mass and individual prayer available after Mass. 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. 

Deacon Carmelo ‘Skip’ Graffagnini dies at age 90

Loving husband, father and grandfather, Carmelo Graffagnini, served his country in the United States Army and the FBI, served God as a Deacon in the Catholic Church, and served his community as the founder of St. Tammamy (Covington, La) Food Bank. Preceded in death by his wife Beryl Conway and survived by daughters Joan Graffagnini and Jean Graffagnini (spouse Michael Newchurch); his grandchildren Joseph, Beryl and Aaron Newchurch; his…

Father James Macey dies at age 76

Reverend James Regis Macey, a priest of the Diocese of Birmingham, passed away at the age of 76. He was born in Greensburg, PA to Andrew and Mary Macey. He is preceded in death by his parents and his dear wife of 37 years, Juanita. He is survived by his brother John F. Macey, his son Christopher, his daughters Lydia Ann Macey-Adkinson and Judith Macey, and his grandson Grey…

Bishop Baker makes call for hurricane relief

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

The devastating hurricane that continues to cause havoc among families and destruction of property in the areas in and around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is overwhelming. We thank all those who will personally respond to assist those in the path of this storm and the flooding that has occurred. 

I invite you to consider making a donation to assist the recovery efforts by making a check to: Diocese of Birmingham (Texas Hurricane Relief…

Sister Servants of the Eternal Word final profession

Sister Marie Therese made her Final Profession August 22. Coverage will be featured in the Septemer 1 issue of the One Voice.

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