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    Saturday, April 13, 11:00 a.m Memorial Mass for Fr. Bob Crossmyer at Holy Family

     

    Saturday April 20, 11:00 am Holy Family Academy Scholarship Jazz Brunch

    Holy Family Community Entertainment Center (formally HF gym)

    tickets $75. tax deductable support catholic education

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    Holy Week/ Easter Schedule

    March 24 --- Palm Sunday

    March 28 --- Holy Thursday Joint Mass 6:00 pm St. Mary's

    March 29 ----Good friday Joit Mass Holy Family 6:30 pm

    March 30 ----Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Joint Mass Holy Family 7:00 pm

    March 31 --- Easter, Mass 9:00 am (children's Easter program)

     

     

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    Christmas Schedule

    . Dec. 23, No Saturday Mass

    . Dec. 24, 9:15 am Mass & Youth Christmas Program

    Christmas Eve

    . Dec 24, Saturday, Vigil Mass at St. Mary's 4:00 pm

    Midnight Mass will be at Holy Family 12 am

    Christmas Day

    . Dec. 25, Mass at 9:15 am

     

    . New Year's Day Mass at 9:00 am

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    Celebrating All Saints and All Souls in November All Saints Mass Nov.1, at St. Mary's 6:30

     

    We've Come This far by Faith

     

    The Passionist Community of Alabama will celebrate over 8 decades October 21, 2023, 3-6 pm., with a banquet. Holy Family Entertainment Center (former HF gym).  Tickets are $50, tables $400. Only 240 tickets will be sold: get your ticket(s) now. Don't miss this historic event. Deadline for ticket sales is October 15th.

     

    The 80th Anniversary Banquet of St. Mary's, and 85th anniversary of Holy Family Catholic Churches in conjunction with St. Paul of the Cross; Banquet is Saturday, October 21. We celebrate the history and legacy of the Passionist and their contributions to the Birmingham area and Ensley Communities. We pay honor to all the priests (past and current), nurses, teachers and others who have served and continue to serve the communities of Ensley and Fairfield.

    Please contact co-chairs Monica Hatcher, St. Mary's, or Annette Davis, Holy Family.

    For tickets see Donita White or Jackie McTerry

     

     

    Green Mass

    The Third Annual Green Mass honoring the Feast Day of St. Francis Assisi patron saint of animals and the earth will take place Wednesday, October 4, at 6:00 P.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1910 -19th Street Ensley.

    The Mass will also honor Environmental Groups for their Advocacy in protecting the earth. Public is invited. For more information contact Holy Family (205)780-3440 or (205)-616-3027.
     

     

     

    Holy Family Alabama Historical Commission Designation

    Holy Cross Providence Passionist Community of Alabama (Holy Family) is now registered and listed in the Alabama Register of Historic Landmarks and Heritage. The enitre campus of Holy Family including the hospital is listed. These are the footprints of the Passionists and the lgeacy which has endured through the ages. NOTE: All buildings are still in use with exception of the hospital.

     

    Holy Family Academy Principal Search

     

    Holy Family Pre K-4 is searching for a new principal. Small school population, fewer than 75 students. If you are interested contact Sharon Brewer, Holy FamilyAcademy Board Chair, 205-541-7120

    school: (205) 780-5858 for more information.  

     

     

    New Heating and Air Unit Drive Still Going

    If you have not contributed, please give whatever you can. Parishioners are asked to donate toward the new units. Please contribute to St. Mary's Building Fund. IPlease give whatever you can.   Be Blessed

     

     

    VIP Senior Mass/ Luncheon resumes. 

     

    thru May 2024, at noon, St. Mary's parish hall. the meetings will alternate every other month between St. Marys and Holy Family. Come be spiritually fed, socialize with friends and meet new friends and enjoy informative speakers.

     

     

     

  • Get Involved With Your Church

    There's a Place for You (Church ministries' meetings)

    Parish Council: 1st Saturday (Linda Coleman-Madison)

    Finance Committee: 4th Saturday (Tammy Rogers)

    Liturgy/Altar Society: 3rd Sunday after Mass (Att. Monica Hatcher)

    Choir: every Wednesday 6:30 (Donita White)

    Fundraising Committee: 3rd Saturday (TBA) chair vacant

    Men's Club: 4th Sunday after Mass (Philip Palmer)

    Repast Committee: 2nd Saturday 11:00 am, every other month (Bessy Williams)

    Social Action: call of Chair (John Meehan)

     

     

    Passionist Community Outreach Days

    Holy Family, Saturday, May 20

    St. Mary, Saturday (Postponed TBA)

     

     

    Adult Catechism (RCIA) refresher classes -Mondays, 12 noon, and 6:30 pm

    St. Mary's large meeting room (one hour).

    Deacon Peter Smith & Wade White, facilitators

     

     

    Parish Council Members and Officers:

    LaQuita Harris, Att. Monica Hatcher, John Meehan, Linda Coleman-Madison, Jackie McTerry, Philip Palmer, Patricia Rodgers, and Bessie Williams.

    Darryl McCall has agreed to serve as parish council advisor.

    Officers: Linda Coleman-Madison, Chair,

    Vice, Chair, Jacqueline McTerry, Sec., Att. Monica Hatcher

     

    NOTE: The Parish Council meets the First Saturday in each month at 12:00 am. Meetings are open to all parishioner.

     

    Support Holy Family Academy by becoming a member of Holy Family 100. All it takes is a commitment to donate $100/Yr. to help with scholarships for deserving needy students. Call Holy Family Academy 205-780-5858 and say yes, count me in! Holy Family is the only catholic school open in the western area for Catholic Education. Tell others, parents do have a choice for their children to receive a uniquely quality education, small classes where family values and Catholic religion is taught.

     

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    Eucharistic Training Saturday Aug. 12,

    10:00-1:00 Social Hall

    All are invited if you are interested in being a Eucharistic Minister or Lecturer

     

    *Elizabeth Davis Service Award, 2023

    The recipients were honored for the following dedicated volunteer service:

    Bessy Williams - Office Manager

    Philip Palmer - Church Maintenence and Repairs

    Cheryl Richardson - Liturgy and Repast / Hospitality

    Kim Smith - Office Assistant

    Cheryl Murray - Overall Volunteer is all areas

    DeNell Bell - Afrocentric Art Donations (Church, and school)

    Deacon Walter Henderson - Communitywide "Stop the Violence" campaign

     

    Father's Day is June 18th

    Father's Day Brunch after Mass (hosted by the ladies of St. Mary's

     

    Holy Family Community Outreach Day, May 20 Sat. 12-4 (public invited)

     

    St. Mary's Fashion Show & Dinner

    "A Taste of Elegance"

    May 13, 7pm -9pm

    Donation $20

    see Jackie McTerry

     

    Holy Family Academy Scholarship annul fundraiser is April 22, 2023. It will be a brunch held at Birmingham City Club downtown. Tickets are $75. (Tax deductable)

    Help us educate our children while instilling Christian values.

     

    How the Eucharist Changed My Life

    A mini retreat for adult men and boys for St. Mary's and Holy Family

    St. Mary's Catholic Church

    6101 Dr. MArtin Luther King Blvd

    Saturday April 16, 2023

    10 am until 1

    contact Deacon Walter Henderson

     

    Earth Day Month for April *  

    Topic: Energy & New Inflation Reduction Law

    speaker: Shree Martin Deputy Energy Alabama

    April 23, Sunday after 9:15 Mass

    Movie: What About Our Drinking Water sponspred By Southern Exposure                     Refreshments will be served

     

     

    Holy Week Schedule 2023

     

    Palm Sunday April 2, Mass starts at 9:00 am

    Holy Thursday St Mary's 6:30 (Footwashing)

    Good Friday (Joint Liturgy) Holy Family 6:30 pm

    Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil- St. Mary's 7:00 pm

    *Easter Sunday Mass 9:15 am

    Ressurection Sunday!!

     

    * The Holy Family Academy needs our support. St. Mary's is collecting school supplies thru April 15. School Supply Needs: 

    ABC tablets (Cornbread tablets), large writing pencils, erasers, crayons, boxes of tissue, Kids' masks, copy paper, regular pencils, construction paper. Thank you for your continous support of Holy Family Catholic Academy

     

    Lenten Events: St. Mary's Fish Fry dates

    Saturday, April 1, 10 am til 4 pm

     

    Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent 6:00 pm 

    * March 19, 3:00- 5:00PM , Celebrating

    Pat Wilson's 30th Anniversary

    St. Mary's Parish Hall.

     

     

    * March 12, Church Anniversary Breakfast

    after Mass

     

    Joint Parish Council meets with Fr. Joe Moons, Provential Superior of the Passionist Community) Saturday January 21, 11:00 am St. Mary

     

    St. Mary's is collecting in "SOCKS for the HOMELESS" in cooperation with the Franciscan friars. The socks are for homeless outreach and are one of the main items needed. A donation bin is in the church vestibule. This drive will end February 5, 2023.

     

    Passionist Community VIP (Senior Luncheon) will be every month on the second Tuesday, at 12 Noon with Mass. The joint activity for seniors will be November 8. This effort is to bring our seniors together for fellowship, worship and social interaction. The luncheon will alternate with Holy Family and St. Mary's.

    Stop the Gun Violence Vigil

    December 30, 11:00 am St. Mary's

    join us for lunch afterwards

     

    Collecting Christmas Gift cards $25. from Walmart and Target for needy families. these cards will be given to the Catholic Center of Concern for distribution. please have cards turned in By December 6 to the church or Deacon Henderson. We collected $600. Thank you for your generosity

     

    Black Catholic Day of Reflection --November 5, 2022

    Holy Family 9:00-3:00 lunch provided
    hosted by Office of Black Ministries.
    To register contact James Watts, Dir. 205-838-8313

    November 8th is Election Day, don't forget to VOTE

     

    November 6, is Fr. Phil's Birthday, and Church Town Hall Meeting.

    The church will celebrate Fr. Phil's birthday after Mass with a repast. Gifts and donations welcomed. Also, during the celebration there will be a short 45 min. update on the status of the church, our progress, opportunities, and barriers. It will also be an opportunity for members to ask questions. Please, mark your calendar to attend November 6.

     

    St. Mary's Community Outreach Day October 22, from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm

    Over 25 community service agencies and providers will be there. Everything from free medical screenings (free COVID and flu shots), information on pharmacy prescriptions, senior citizen services, housing, jobs and job training, an attorney will answer questions on how to prepare a will, and a banker to help with financial planning. The Lakeshore Foundation, Alabama Regional Medical Services, Salvation Army, The Urban League, and food trucks. There will be a KIDZ zone with fun bounces so bring the entire family, prize drawings and free food. FREE and open to the public.

     

    The Passionist Community will celebrate Green Mass October 4, 2022, 6:30PM, at St. Mary's. Let's celebrate and honor the Mother Earth which God entrusted to us, our common home. For more information see John Meehan. Public is invited.

    Joint Parish Council meeting and workshop, Holy Family and St. Mary's scheduled for Sept. 24, 11:00 am-2:00 pm at St. Mary's. thanks to all who attended almost 100% great start for new parish council.

     

    Praying for an "End to Gun Violence: Join us every Tuesday through August 31, for Rosary and prayers. Light lunch provided afterward. (thank you to all: continue to pray) Honoring the Fathers of St. Mary. Father's Day Brunch was sponsored and hosted by the women of the parish. Plenty of good food and great fellowship. Ladies, thank you for an outstanding job.

     

    St. Mary's Prison Outreach: Thanks to everyone who donated clothing to the prison outreach. This is a partnership with the State Department of Pardons and Parole and St. Mary's. The clothes are donated to parolees to go on job interviews. July was our second drive for 2022 and the last one for the year. We will announce when our outreach drive kicks off for the 2023 year. For more information see Linda Coleman-Madison.

     

    Mother's Day brunch prepared by the men of the parish, brunch is served immediately after Mass. We thank the men for honoring the ladies on Mother's Day.

     

    Mark your calendar to attend May 21, 2022, at 10:00 am as part of the Synod.

    The Office of Black Catholics will meet with all Black Catholics at Our Lady of Fatima for an important meeting in conjunction with the Diocese; don't forget. Lunch will be served so please call Mr. James Watts OBC, to let him know if you plan on attending.

     

    2022 St. Mary's is participating in "SOCKS for the HOMELESS" in cooperation with the Ladies Court of St. Cecelia #140 and the Franciscan friars. The socks will be given to the catholic friers who do homeless outreach on the streets of Birmingham. Socks are one of the main items needed. Please leave your donation in the bin in the church vestibule. This is an ongoing drive.

     

    HOLY WEEK Activities 2022:

    April 10, Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday)9:15 am

    April 14, Holy Thursday 6:00 pm, joint Mass (St. Mary's)

    April 15, Friday 12 noon 'Stations of the Cross' (St. Mary's)

    April 16th Holy Saturday/ Easter Vigil (joint Mass) Holy Family 7:00 pm

    April 17th Easter Mass 9:15 St Mary's

     

    First Sunday after Easter "Mercy Sunday"

    (Take time to go to confession)

    Thanks to all who came out April 9, from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM - to support the Church Spring clean-up. We got a lot done. Special thanks to the volunteers at Alabama's Pardons and Parole whose help was invaluable. thank you!

     

    Training for Eucharistic Ministers: St. Mary's parishioners are you interested in becoming an extraordinary minister or Eucharistic minister? If you are interested in attending the training, contact Deacon Peter Smith.

     

    St. Mary's site for Community Action Agency (CAA) to assist citizens with heating utility is now closed. If you know of someone needing assistance, advise them to call 256-638-4430. Also, they can dial 211 (United Way- just dial 211), or The Salvation Army, who can also assist with rent. Salvation Army on Finley Ave does food giveaway to anyone in need, no form to complete. Call to find out days of distribution.