40 Cans for 40 Days, sponsored by the Knights of
Columbus. All canned goods will be given to the Holy Rosary
Food Pantry in Gate City. Last year we collected over 1,000
pounds of canned goods! Please drop off your cans in either
foyer; and thank you for your generosity and support.
March 9 - 10 (3pm-3pm): 24
Hour Pro-Life Rosary, praying for an end to abortion
and the triumph of the culture of life! Sign-up sheet in
the front foyer. Come spend a half an hour with Jesus.
March 18, Sunday: Altar
of St. Joseph in the Parish Life Center. There will
be a Rosary at 12 pm with the "Mysteries of St. Joseph"
followed by prayers for your intentions and blessing of
the food. Lunch will begin at 1 pm. In keeping with this
very old Sicilian tradition, we ask that you bring a meatless
dish, salad, and/or dessert. Sign up sheet in the foyer.
See bulletin for further details.
March 22, Thursday, (6:30 pm): Altar
Server Training. Current and New Altar Servers.
Meet in the church.
March 17/18 and 24/25, (at weekend Masses): The
Ladies Auxiliary is offering chances to win one of several
Easter Baskets. Drawing on March
25. Proceeds to benefit the Scholarship Fund and summer
March 24, Saturday (8:00 am - 4:30 pm): "New
Life in the Spirit" One day seminar
presented by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Birmingham
Diocese. Learn about God's loving plan for your life and
encounter His gifts for you. No fee and all are welcomed.
CHILD CARE IS AVAILABLE. Lunch will be provided. Pre-register
by March 19. Bring a Bible and receive the Sacrament of
Reconciliation prior to the day of the seminar. See bulletin
for further details.
April 10 - 12 (6:30-8:30pm), Evangelization
Workshop, "Becoming a Missionary Disciple"
with Mr. Alex Kubic of the Diocese of Birmingham.
E-mail Notice - The weekly bulletin is published on this
web site - usually on the Friday or Saturday before the weekend
masses. If you would like to receive an e-mail with a direct
link to the bulletin after it has been published, send your Name
and E-mail address using the links provided on the Forms
Fraternus - A Cathtion for boys, their
fathers, and other spiritual men with a desire to mentor boys
in virtue; and in learning how to live a true Christian life.
Click here for more information and
how to join the Birmingham chapter based at St. Paul Cathedral.
1 is mandated for any adult who “works with minors on a
regular basis or has a reasonable chance of being alone with a
minor.” The seminar schedule is updated on a regular basis (click
here for the Diocese web site and click on "Child and
Youth Protection Information). Please note that advanced
sign-up for each workshop is a must. Contact the Office for Youth
for more information call 838-8301 or
Formed.org - Our
Parish is subscribed to this exciting new online platform to receive
informative teaching about the Catholic faith from renowned speakers.
This platform can be used on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Go to theFormed.org website and enter our Parish Code on the homepage:
"QHGBQM" and create a personal account with your user
name, e-mail, and password. Start enjoying the best Catholic content
on demand. Questions - contact Theresa Brown (577-7723).
Text Updates - Ocassionally
we send announcements or reminders of events happening at our
Parish. If you would like to be sent these announcements to your
smart phone, simply text "ADD" to 84576. You will only
receive announcements for those events that are relevant to you.
For instance, if there is an upcoming Youth Meeting, and you are
not a youth or parent of a youth, you will not receive the announcement.
for information about our building campaign... and click
Here to see pictures of the construction progress!
Baker blesses the new Parish Life Center
Check the bulletin
for specific topics, changes in venue, and other details
Sundays - RCIA /
Adult Formation - 9:00 am in the Parish Life
Center. The text for this year's class is "Catholicism
for Dummies" by Rev. John Trigilio. You may purchase
a copy at a bookstore; or at the first meeting for $15.00.
Fr. Bean is the instructor. Everyone is welcome!
Mondays - Maria Goretti Prayer
Group - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the home of Eileen Vacheresse
(check the bulletin for address). All girls ages 13 to 20
are welcomed to visit, pray the Rosary, and discuss the
difficult issues facing girls today: dating, purity, temptations,
Catholic identity, etc.
Tuesdays - Legion of Mary - following the
9:00 am Daily Mass in the Parish Hall Meeting Room. We are
pleased to annonce that we are now an official Praesidium
(permanent members) at St. Theresa. The "Terror of
Demons Praesidium" are called to serve our fellow Parishioners.
with Fr. Bean as our Spiritual Leader. If you feel you are
being called to serve, then the Legion of Mary is the perfect
group for you. Click here or
call the Parish office for more information "The harvest
is plentiful but the workers are few."
am - 11:30 am - Lecture
Series with Fr. Bean in the Parish Hall.
- 6:00 pm - Holy Hour
of Ecuharistic Adoration
Fridays - Holy
Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
- following the 9 am Mass
during Lent) - 1st and 3rd only - BINGO!
- Purchase cards at 5:30 pm, Games start at 6:00 pm in the
Parish Hall, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. SIX GAMES
will be played. Snacks and refreshments for sale. No alcohol
permitted. Must be 18 or older to play per city ordinance.
Proceeds to benefit the Parish Life Center building fund.
Bishops' Letter Regarding
HHS Contraception Ruling - Click
for the letter regarding Religious Liberty from Alabama's
two Diocese (Birmingham and Mobile). Also see the UCCB
If you have blessed palms from past years, you may bring them
to church for us to dispose of. You may also dispose of
them in a natural way - - such as burning or cutting into small
pieces and burying in your garden. For those who would like
to fold their new palms into a cross -