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Upcoming Events Around the Diocese - December 2022


Thursday, December 1

Fellowship and fundraising

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church will host a fundraising banquet from 7-9 p.m. in the social hall for the Poor of Jesus Christ (PJC), a Franciscan religious order serving the Birmingham Diocese since 2018. The friars and sisters bring Jesus to the homeless, drug addicted, and trafficked on the streets of Birmingham. Come meet them and learn more about their apostolate. The evening will feature raffle prizes: two original artwork pieces, tour and tasting for 6 at Dread River Distillery (value $150), professional photography session (value $300), $1,000 cash, and one week on Lake Martin in a beautiful lake house (sleeps 20 - value $7,000). There is no cost to attend, but an appeal for donations will be given. Each person attending must register by Nov. 23. To register, call or text the word “Banquet” to 205-913-3776. The church is located at 5514 Double Oak Lane in Birmingham.

Friday, December 2

Do this in remembrance of Me

The Office of Sacred Liturgy and the Office of Evangelization are sponsoring a luncheon on December 2 at the Vestavia Country Club, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The luncheon will feature a dialogue, "Do This in Remembrance of Me," between Rabbi Adam Wright of Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham and Father Ryan Muldoon, a priest at St. Patrick's parish in Yorktown Heights, NY. The two will discuss Passover and the Eucharist. The cost is $25 per person. To register for the luncheon, visit

Saturday, December 10

Annual Advent reflection

St. James Catholic Church will host a day of reflection starting at 9 a.m. The day will begin with reflection followed by confessions. Ten priests from around the diocese will be available to hear confessions in both English and Spanish. The church is located at 622 Chestnut Street in Gadsden. For more information, please contact the church at 256-546-2975.

Wednesday, December 14

Christmas at Carroll

Current families, alumni, and friends of John Carroll Catholic are invited to Christmas at Carroll - A celebration of the JCCHS Fine Arts Department. The event, part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the school, will feature the students of the JCCHS band, choir, theatre, and visual arts programs. No registration is required. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m. The school is located at 300 Lakeshore Parkway in Birmingham.