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Upcoming Events Around the Diocese - February 2023

britton.robert@hfscatholic.com


Saturday, February 4

Pre-Valentine's Half-Day Marriage Retreat, Birmingham

The Diocese of Birmingham and Worldwide Marriage Encounter will sponsor a free, fun, and engaging retreat for married and engaged couples from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham. To register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/CatholicMarriage. For more information contact Frank and Kathryn Wessling at 205-530-3607 or frank.kathryn.w@gmail.com. The cathedral is located at 2120 3rd Avenue, North.


Sunday, February 5

Installation Mass for Father Jon Chalmers

Bishop Steven J. Raica will install Father Jon Chalmers as pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church at the 11 a.m. Mass. A reception in Deasy Hall will follow. The church is located at 4600 Preserve Parkway in Hoover.


Saturday, February 11

Pre-Valentine's Half-Day Marriage Retreat, Huntsville

The Diocese of Birmingham and Worldwide Marriage Encounter will sponsor a free, fun, and engaging retreat for married and engaged couples from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Our Lady, Queen of the Universe in Huntsville. To register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/CatholicMarriage. For more information contact Frank and Kathryn Wessling at 205-530-3607 or frank.kathryn.w@gmail.com. The church is located at 2421 Shady Lane Drive.


Saturday, February 11

Diocesan Women’s Conference

The Diocese of Birmingham will host the 2023 Diocesan Women's Conference - Mary: The Gate to Heaven at Prince of Peace Catholic Church from 8:30 a.m. – noon.  Kitty Cleveland and Emily Wilson will be the guest speakers. Admission is free; however, registration is required to attend.  To register, simply send an email with your name to John Martignoni at jmartignoni@bhmdiocese.org.


Saturday, February 11

Diocesan Confirmation

The diocese will hold a diocesan confirmation at the Cathedral of St. Paul, starting 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 at Sacred Liturgy at sacredliturgy@bhmdiocese.org.


Saturday, Feb. 11

Holy Family Soiree

Holy Family Regional Catholic School in Huntsville will hold their biggest fundraiser of the year from 6-10 p.m. The newly named Holy Family Soiree is a silent auction event and provides an opportunity for many to support the school. Tickets for the event are $85 each or $125 for a couple. Tickets include dinner, beverages, live entertainment, and a raffle entry. To purchase tickets, contact Britton Robert at britton.robert@hfscatholic.com.


Saturday, Feb. 11

Cursillo School of Leaders

The diocesan Cursillo movement will host its monthly School of Leaders meeting from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This month's meeting will be held in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Parish Hall. The Cursillo School of Leaders (SoL) is for cursillistas who wish to serve and strengthen the movement. The school is currently studying and discussing various chapters of the Leaders’ Manual. Please contact your local Cursillo Ultreya facilitator or John Kutsor at jdkutsor@yahoo.com or 256-658-2425 for additional information. The church is located at 334 Main Street in Gardendale.


Saturday, Feb. 11

Pre-Lenten Prayer Service

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bessemer will host a Pre-Lenten Rosary Prayer Service for an end to gun violence in our communities starting at 11 a.m. Guest speakers will be Daniel McCormick, diocesan director of religious education, and Rev. Calvin Bell, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church. For more information, please contact Deacon Walter Henderson at 205-222-2010. The church is located at 2400 7th Avenue, North. 


Friday, February 17-Sunday, February 19

Priesthood Discernment Weekend

The Office of Vocations will host a Priesthood Discernment Weekend at Casa Maria Retreat Center in Birmingham. Father Kevin Bazzel will lead this weekend of prayer, talks, and fellowship for men discerning a call to priesthood. Father Wyman Vintson, vocation director, will be present to answer questions about discernment, the application process, and seminary life. This weekend experience is for men ages 18-35 years. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, please visit www.bhmdiocese.org/vocations.


Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19

A weekend of rest and rejuvenation

All parish catechetical leaders, directors of religious education, and youth ministers are invited to come together for a weekend of rest and rejuvenation spent in prayer and fellowship. Cost is $100 per person, with scholarships available. For more information, contact Carol Wiget at cwiget@bhmdiocese.org.


Sunday, February 19

Mass for Consecrated Life

A Mass honoring all consecrated religious will be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul, starting at 11 a.m.


Friday, February 24

Lenten Fish Frys

The Prince of Peace Catholic Church Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Friday fish fry from Feb. 24 through March 31 at the church in Deasy Hall from 6-7:30-p.m. There is no charge; however, a free will offering is appreciated. Plan to stay after dinner to play Bingo!


Saturday, February 25

Men’s Lenten Retreat

All men of the Diocese of Birmingham are invited to St. Mark the Evangelist’s 5th annual Men’s Lenten Retreat in the Parish Social Hall, starting at 8 a.m. with a Continental breakfast. Father Kevin Bazzel will be the speaker and facilitator. Lunch will be provided, and the retreat will conclude at 2 p.m. Come and jump start your Lenten journey to Easter. Cost is $10 to help defray the cost of the meals. To register, visit st-marks-kofc.square.site.


Saturday, February 25

Rite of Election, Huntsville

The diocese will hold the Rite of Election at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Huntsville, starting at 10 a.m. During the Rite of Election, catechumens indicate their desire to join the Church by signing the Book of the Elect. For more information, contact the Office at Sacred Liturgy at sa-credliturgy@bhmdiocese.org. The church is located at 625 Airport Road, Southwest.


Sunday, February 26

Rite of Election, Birmingham

The diocese will hold the Rite of Election for those in central Alabama at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Office at Sacred Liturgy at sacredliturgy@bhmdiocese.org.