Upcoming Events Around the Diocese - November 2021
Grandparenting with Dr. Dale Wisely
Being a grandparent can be a source of tremendous joy. And yet, grandparents find themselves in different situations, ranging from having an active and direct role in raising their grandchildren, to being separated by distance and other circumstances. Dr. Dale Wisely, MTS, PhD, will discuss the roles of grandparents and ways in which they can build healthy and supportive relationships with their grandchildren.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church will be hosting the event, which will be held at 6:15 p.m. in Deasy Hall. Registration is required for this event and can be completed by visiting popcatholic.org. The church is located at 4600 Preserve Parkway in Hoover.
KofC Tootsie Roll 5K Run/Walk
Knights of Columbus Council 10232 and Council 17519 of Madison are holding a KofC Tootsie Roll 5K Run/Walk benefiting students with special learning needs as part of a nation-wide campaign put on by the Knights of Columbus. 100 percent of the proceeds goes to Madison City Schools. The entry fee is $30 and the run/walk will take place at 211 Celtic Dr. in Madison from 8-10 a.m. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Madison/KofCTootsieRoll5K to register by Nov. 3.
Local church to celebrate 75th anniversary
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Steven Raica at 9 a.m. The church is located at 454 N. Central Ave. in Alexander City.
Parenting the Teen Driver
Motor vehicle crashes remain a top cause of death among teenagers. In addition, they are the leading cause of severe injuries such as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Motor vehicle crashes are also a source of serious legal problems when teenagers are responsible for accidents. Many of these crashes are preventable. Dr. Dale Wisely will provide an overview of the problems associated with teen driving and, most importantly, concrete steps parents can take to help their teenagers stay safe during this dangerous period.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church will be hosting the event, which will begin at 6:15 p.m. in Deasy Hall. Registration is required for this event and can be completed by visiting popcatholic.org. The church is located at 4600 Preserve Parkway in Hoover.
Gold Mass for STEM Professionals
A Gold Mass for STEM professionals, academics and students will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Cathedral of St. Paul, with Bishop Raica presiding. A reception will follow. Please spread the word to all Catholics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and encourage them to attend. This Gold Mass is sponsored by the Society of Catholic Scientists and the Diocese of Birmingham. To learn more about the Society of Catholic Scientists please visit catholicscientists.org or email Paul Wiget at email@example.com.
John Carroll Catholic High School reunion
On Friday, Nov. 12, the John Carroll Catholic High School Class of 2001 will hold their 20th reunion at Cahaba Brewing from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, payable by check or Venmo. The RSVP will be sent via Evite. Cahaba Brewing is located at 4500 5th Ave., S., Building C in Birmingham. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amy Peterson O’Brien at 205-335-3889.
The Catholic Business + Professional Network Luncheon
The Catholic Business + Professional Network will be holding a luncheon at the Vestavia Country Club on Nov. 16. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon begins an hour later. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Francis Beckwith who caused one of the largest scandals in Evangelicalism in the 21st century when, as President of the Evangelical Theological Society, he converted to the Catholic Church. He will be sharing his conversion. The luncheon is open to all. Registration is required by Nov. 10, and the cost is $35 for non-members and $25 for members. To register visit, https://cbapn24.wildapricot.org/event4534748/Registration. The country club is located at 400 Beaumont Drive in Vestavia.
Advent Craft Fair
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison is holding an Advent craft fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., offering handmade items that are not readily available in the Huntsville area. All vendors are required to have at least some Christian or Catholic items available at their booth. All proceeds will benefit The Riley Center, a non-profit behavioral and education center with a mission to provide gold-standard services to children and families in Huntsville and North Alabama affected by autism. The fair will take place at the church’s parish hall located at 1055 Hughes Rd. in Madison. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus 54th Annual Turkey Shoots
This year the Knights of Columbus in St. Florian will be holding their 54th annual turkey shoots on Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. Each event will start at 7 a.m. and run until there are no more participants. The event is youth friendly. Rounds available include shotgun, .22 cal rifle, and .22 pistol. All ammunition will be provided. Ham rounds are also available. Breakfast and lunch concessions will be offered. Please contact Blair White for any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will take place at Langer Hall located at 4051 Co. Rd. 30.
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church Fundraising Dinner
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church is hosting a fundraising dinner on Dec. 2 at 6:15 p.m. for the Poor of Jesus Christ (PJC), a Franciscan religious order serving the Birmingham Diocese since 2018. These friars and sisters bring Jesus to those on our streets; the homeless, drug addicted, trafficked and unemployed. They live in solidarity with those they serve with humility and immense joy! There is no cost to attend, but an appeal for donations will be given. Also during the dinner, a raffle will be held for three prizes: original artwork by Sister Clara, $1,000 cash, and one week on Lake Martin in a beautiful lake house (sleeps 20 - value $3,000). Banquet registration required by Nov. 24. Register at https://forms.gle/fNiosaBeJq67pZ558. The church is located at 5514 Double Oak Lane in Birmingham.