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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…

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. 

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.

Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival set for September 9-10, 2017

Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival set for September 9-10, 2017

Cullman, AL  St. Bernard Prep School is adding the BERNARD BLUES AND BBQ FESTIVAL to the Cullman calendar of events for 2017. This arts, crafts, and music festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, 2017 on the beautiful campus of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School.

Due to the popularity of the school’s spring Bloomin’ Festival, many artisans and patrons have expressed a strong interest in a fall festival. “We have received numerous request for the school…

Catechist conference explores missionary discipleship:Registration open now for all parish religious

Catechist conference explores missionary discipleship:Registration open now for all parish religious

“Living As Missionary Disciples” is the challenge and call for all followers of Christ - it is also the theme of reflection for the annual diocesan catechist conference, Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. The conference is free to all parish religious educators, and includes lunch, catechetical materials, and childcare for participants’ children ages 5-12. All-day English and Spanish-language tracks are available for participants, and bilingual registration is available online now at…

Holy Infant has vendor booths available for Oktoberfest

Holy Infant has vendor booths available for Oktoberfest

Vendor booths are available for the Holy Infant of Prague Parish in Trussville Oktoberfest. This family-fun festival is on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendor booths are now available, both with and without electricity. The price for a 12’x12’ space starts at $50. Attendance is typically between 3000 to 5000.

Your booth will be exposed to these large crowds browsing while enjoying authentic German food, strudels, funnel cakes, hotdog plates, pizza, nachos, cotton candy, and other fun kid…

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