Upcoming Events Around the Diocese - February 2022
Tuesday, February 1
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison will be holding a job fair in the Parish Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for anyone seeking a new job. This event is being organized by the parish’s St. Joseph the Worker Job Networking Club and is open to all experience levels and backgrounds. The job fair is free to all employers and job seekers. The church is located at 1055 Hughes Rd. For more information, visit: http://sjwjobclub.weebly.com/calendar.html.
Thursday, February 3
Catholic Schools Week Mass for All Seventh-Graders
The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Birmingham will sponsor a Catholic Schools Week Mass for all seventh-graders at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Since last year’s Catholic Schools Week Mass, which is traditionally attended by sixth-graders, was cancelled, this will allow the children to have a Mass with the bishop. The Mass will begin at 10 a.m.
Friday, February 4
Catholic Schools Week Mass for All Sixth-Graders
The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Birmingham will sponsor a Catholic Schools Week Mass for all sixth-graders at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
The Mass will begin at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 8
Swamp Johns Fundraiser
Sacred Heart School in Cullman will be hosting a Swamp Johns Fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To reserve a plate, call 256-734-4563. The school is located at 112 2nd Ave., S.E.
Tuesday, February 8
Young Adult Book Club
The Young Adult Book Club at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be meeting at 7 p.m. in the parish library to begin a Bible Study that will take place over the course of multiple weeks, covering the Letter to the Hebrews. The Young Adult Book Club is open to all Catholic men and women in their 20s and 30s, married or single. More information is available at https://stjohnscatholic.wixsite.com/stjohnsch.../adult-faith.
Thursday, February 10
SWAP (Song, Witness, Adoration, and Prayer) Ministry Hosting Father Wyman Vintson
The SWAP (Song, Witness, Adoration, and Prayer) ministry at Most Merciful Jesus Catholic Church will be hosting Father Wyman Vintson, the Diocesan Vocations Director, at the church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. He will be discussing vocational discernment. You can expect music, Eucharistic Adoration, and contemplative prayer during the evening. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 10509 Segers Rd. in Madison.
Friday, February 11
Huntsville parish to mark World Day of the Sick
Father Joseph Lubrano, S.D.S., and the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama Council of Catholic Nurses (DBACCN) invite all in the diocese to St. Joseph Catholic Church for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Anointing of the Sick on World Day of the Sick at 6 p.m. for the intention of all the victims of the pandemic, its imminent cessation, and all health care workers and caregivers. A relic of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN, the first lay Catholic registered nurse to be beatified, will be introduced. Blessed Hanna started parish nursing in Krakow, Poland during WWII and a special relationship with the Salvatorians in that she instituted retreats for the handicapped and homebound. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, the furture Pope St. John Paul II, celebrated her funeral in 1973. As pope in 1992, St. John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to be celebrated on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The church is located at 2300 Beasley Ave. in Huntsville.
Saturday, February 12
Diocesan Confirmation Mass
The Diocese of Birmingham will hold a diocesan Confirmation Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 10 a.m. Persons not able to be confirmed at their parish or those wishing to be confirmed at the cathedral will receive the sacrament from Bishop Raica. For more information, contact the Office of Sacred Liturgy at email@example.com.
Saturday, February 19
JPII Silver Celebration Dinner and Silent Auction
The St. John Paul II Catholic High School (JPII) Silver Celebration will continue throughout the school year and will culminate with a special dinner and silent auction on Feb. 19. The dinner will feature "the cooking priest," Father Leo Patalinghug, founder of the Grace Before Meals movement. All funds raised will further JPII’s mission to encourage, challenge, and support each student to learn enthusiastically, lead honorably, and live responsibly. The dinner, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m., will be held at the school, 7301 Old Madison Pike NW in Huntsville. Tickets for the event will be available beginning Nov. 1 on the JPII website, www.jp2falcons.org.
Friday, February 25
Mardi Gras Masquerade Dance
The Cathedral of St. Paul will hold a Mardi Gras Masquerade dance for young adults (ages 18-35) from 7-9 p.m. in the Great Hall. Before the dance, lessons will start at 6 p.m. for all those interested. Please bring an appetizer to share. Attire is semiformal-formal. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The cathedral is located at 2120 3rd Ave., North.
Saturday, February 26
John Carroll Soccer Alumni Day
John Carroll Catholic High School (JCCHS) will be sponsoring a day full of food, fun, and soccer, beginning at 12:30 p.m. with the girls soccer team playing Altamont. After the girls finish their game, the boys will start their game against Altamont at 2:30 p.m., and then at 4:30 p.m., alumni are invited to play a friendly game. All JCCHS boys and girls soccer team alumni are invited and no registration is required. The games will take place on Pat Sullivan Field on the school’s campus. The school is located at 300 Lakeshore Pkwy. in Birmingham.
Friday, February 25- Sunday, February 27
Sister Servants of the Eternal Word “Come and See Retreat.”
The Sister Servants of the Eternal Word will be hosting a “Come and See Retreat.” The retreat is open to young women between the ages of 18 and 30 who are discerning a call to the religious life. This will take place at the Casa Maria Convent and Retreat House, located at 3721 Belmont Rd. in Irondale. The cost to attend is $20 per person. For more information, email email@example.com or call 205-317-8787.