FAMILY FUN DAY AT SUNSHINE FARM: The
St. Theresa Hispanic Ministry is hosting 5th Annual "Family
Fun Day" on Saturday, July 29 from 9:00AM-4:00PM at the beautiful
Sunshine Farm in Sterrett, Alabama. There will be hamburgers and
hot dogs for everyone. Events will include horse rides, pinatas,
water slide, paddle boats, fishing, soccer and volleyball. Everyone
- A Catholic "Vacation Bible School"
for Grade-school age children: Monday, July 24 to Friday,
July 28. Drop off at 9am and pickup at 2:30pm. No cost -
kid-friendly lunches and snacks served each day - includes
Bible lessons, skits, music, games, prayers, and Mass. Friday
is "water fun day."
Evenings for Middle and
High School teens: Sunday, July 23 through Thursday,
July 28. A great time of fellowship, deepening of their
faith and learning the prayers and traditions of the Church
(we also need teen volunteers to help with the day program).
Contact Samantha Wadsworth by email
at email@example.com if you can help. The Totus Tuus
program is given by Catholic college students from our Diocese
(who have been thoroughly vetted and trained). Parish staff
will be present during the entire program. Register online
Bishop Baker announces
the Marian Year for the Diocese of Birmingham, beginning
on May 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Mary
to the three shepherd children at Fatima inPortugal. Click
for his announcement. Here are some of the upcoming events
in our Parish related to this celebration period:
- Wednesday, August 9: "Mary and the Bible"
We welcome Diocesan Office of Evangelization Director John
Martignoni for a reflection on this important topic. Sandwiches
will be served at 6:00PM followed by a Rosary with Fr. Bean.
John will give his talk and have a Q&A at 7:00PM
of Mary - We are pleased to annonce that we
are now an official Praesidium (permanent members) at St. Theresa.
The Legion of Mary - "Terror of Demons Praesidium" are
called to serve our fellow Parishioners. We meet each Tuesday
following the 9 am Daily Mass in the Library / Meeting Room 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 for more information on this powerful ministry.."The
harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." Call the Parish
office for more information.
Fr. Bean is happy
to announce - This Summer the parish will be hosting
a seminarian, Br. Matthew Mary, MFVA. Br. Matthew is a member
of the Franciscan Friars of the Eternal Word in Irondale, Alabama,
and made his perpetual vows in 2014. He studies at Mt. Saint Mary's
Seminary in Emmetsburg, Maryland.
New Lecture Series with
Fr. Bean: "Exploring Christian Mysticism"
Each Wednesday in the Parish Life Center Hall,
from 10;00 am - 11:30 am. Check the weekly
bulletin for each week's specific topic.
Adult Education / Formation
- Sundays at 9:00 am in the Parish Life Center Meeting Room.
Various topics each week - see the latest bulletin for each week's
Text / E-Mail Updates - Ocassionally
we send announcements or reminders of events happening at our
Parish. If you would like to be sent these announcements, 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.
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)
Maria Goretti Prayer Group - Mondays
in the Parish Hall starting September 12. 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. Monday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30. Check the current
Bulletin for changes in venue.
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
Protection 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
Breakfast & Friendships
- Enjoy breakfast with your church friends after the Wednesday
morning mass at Laney's Restaurant. No requirements, call
for directions: Laney's Restaurant (205) 699-7179 7601
YOUTH GROUP EVENTS FOR
- July 12- Cullman Aquatic Center
meet at 5:00--$5 we will eat plus food money
- July 15- Sack Lunches for the homeless
meet at 9:00-$5 for supplies
- July 19-
meeting at the church- wear play clothes--@ 6:00
- July 22-
Girl Youth day- meet at 11:00-- sips n strokes in Trussville-$15.00-
only have 10 spots.
- July 29-
Family Hispanic picnic
- July 30- Knockerball at Grand River-time
and cost TBA.
Please contact Andrea Mitchell- 914-7884---
If your child will be going to any of these events or with questions.
The K of C 7th ANNUAL
YARD SALE will be held on September 15-16 from 7:30 am-2:00
pm. Please save your donations this year for drop off on September
11-14. Clothing donations denim only please.
Saturday, August 19 - Mark your calendar
for our All-day trip to the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
and the St. John Paul II Eucharistic Center in Hanceville, Alabama.
We will be chartering a bus for this trip. Cost will be $10.00
per person to offset the cost of the bus. Lunch will be provided
at the Shrine. Don't miss out on seeing this amazing Catholic
- Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus,
every 1st and 3rd Friday of the
month starting July 7. Cards on
sale at 6pm. There will be a total of 6 games played. Snacks and
refreshments available for sale. No alcohol permitted. Must be
18 or older to play per city ordinance. Proceeds to benefit the
Parish Life Center. See the bulletin for details.
to IRELAND with Fr. Gray Bean
- September 10th to 22nd, 2017. Click for the information brochure.
and "Coffee Corner" - Opening soon. Details
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
- Each week, the church bulletin
lists Births, Baptisms, Birthdays, Parishioner Shut-Ins and Sick,
and Deaths. We rely on your help in making sure these lists
are accurate. Contact the Parish
Office if you have any information that should be listed -
and to schedule any Mass Intentions for the deceased and
those in need of prayer.
Fraternus - A Catholic
organization 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.
for information about our building campaign... and click
Here to see pictures of the construction progress!
Baker blesses the new Parish Life Center
- St. Theresa needs your help in each of these holy
ministries! Proclaim God's Word; assist in warmly greeting
and seating fellow parishioners and visitors; distribute the Eucharistic
Sacraments during Communion. Prayerfully consider each of
these ministries, and contact the following persons for more information
and to volunteer:
Cleaners - sign up for a one-month commitment as a family
or as an individual to clean the church. We need at least
3 people to volunteer for each month. A sign-up sheet is
located in the vestibule for 2016.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and
Altar Servers - Deacon Rubio (577-0366)
Linen Team Member - Special
Cleaning and Ironing of the Linens used at Mass.
Lectors - Emily Lunsford (699-2023) or Marcie
Ushers/Greeters - Yolanda Chasteen (814-1216)
Sacristan - Set up the books and Sacred
Vessels for the Liturgy. Adrianne Price (542-9313)
Palms - 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
- click here.