Upcoming Events Around the Diocese - June 2022

Saturday, June 11

Tattered U.S. Flags to be collected

In preparation for Flag Day and a summer of patriotism, the members of the Msgr. Frank J. Wade, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (OLS) will be holding a flag retirement ceremony. Older U.S. flags can be dropped off between noon and 6 p.m. at the parking deck behind the church. A limited number of replacement flags will be available for sale. The tattered U.S. flags collected will be properly retired at 6:30 p.m. in a patriotic ceremony with local scouts. The public is invited to the ceremony on top of the OLS parking deck. The church is located at 1728 Oxmoor Rd. in Homewood.

Saturday, June 18

Catholic Youth on Mission Day of Service

Catholic Youth on Mission is an opportunity for teens (6-12th grades) and their families to participate in a local service mission as disciples in the Catholic Church. This year’s event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with youth gathering at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church for opening prayer and light breakfast. Service will be done at Firehouse Shelter with lunch, snacks, and water provided. The 4 p.m. Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Father Kevin Bazzel  at St. Stephen's followed by dinner. There is no cost associated with this event. Please contact Carol Wiget at cwiget@bhmdiocese.org for more information. To register, click here. St. Stephens is located at 1515 12th Ave. in Birmingham.

Friday, June 24

Mass and prayer vigil for immigrants and refugees

Bishop Steven Raica will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul for immigrants and refugees, marking the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Mass will be followed by confession and adoration until 11 p.m. For more information, call 205-838-8304.

Sunday, June 26

Missionary Cooperative Plan

The diocesan Missionary Cooperative Plan (MCP) appeal second collection will be held on Sunday, June 26, this year. The donations go directly to poor mission dioceses around the world. Your generous contributions in the past have helped thousands of men, women, and children to have the necessities in life such as water, food, education, and medical services. If you would like to learn more about this appeal or to donate online please visit our website, www.bhmdiocese.org and click on the tab at the top which will direct you to our page, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Sunday, June 26

‘What do you want from your parish?’

The Office of Black Catholic Ministry is sponsoring a brunch to talk, listen, and learn from the community, sharing experiences and expressing opinions on the Church. The event is for ages 18-35 and will take place at Holy Family Catholic Church. For more information, contact Tosca Sims at 205-798-9368 or 205-413-9064. The church is located at 1910 19th Street in Ensley.