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Lent 2020 February 26 – April 12

During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to practice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to practice self-discipline and fast in other ways throughout the season. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection. In addition, the giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. As St. John Chrysostom reminds us: “Not to enable the poor to share in our goods is to steal from them and deprive them of life. The goods we possess are not ours, but theirs.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2446).

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm

Parish Lenten Mission:

Fr. Pat Arensberg was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Mobile in 2012.  A graduate of McGill-Toolen (‘02) and Spring Hill College (’06) Fr. Pat spent 1 ½ years studying philosophy at St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana and 4 years studying theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.  For 4 years he served as the Parochial Vicar for St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Montgomery, AL.  In 2016 he was named Pastor for Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Semmes, AL. where he currently serves

Mission Schedule:

Saturday, March 7

4:00 p.m. Confessions / 4:30 p.m. Mass

Sunday, March 8

8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Mass

Monday, March 9

8:00 a.m. Mass, 8:30 a.m. Morning Session 6:00 p.m. Evening Session

Tuesday, March 10

8:00 a.m. Mass, 8:30 a.m. Morning Session, 6:00 p.m. Evening Session

Wednesday, March 11

8:00 a.m. Mass, 8:30 a.m. Morning Session, 4:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration/Confessions, 5:15 p.m. Mass, 6:00 p.m. Evening Session

Hospitality volunteers are needed to facilitate refreshments after each session.  Please Call Suzette in the Parish Office to volunteer.

Lenten Fish Frys

Don’t forget! Youth group for all High School students begins tonight at 6:00! Bring a friend! RSVP to this text for a headcount to plan for food

Bereavement Request

As many of you know, parishioner David DeMeyer passed away on August 17. A funeral Mass will be celebrated here at OLG on Monday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception AT 12:00 for family and friends in our parish…

As many of you know, parishioner David DeMeyer passed away on August 17. A funeral Mass will be celebrated here at OLG on Monday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception AT 12:00 for family and friends in our parish hall. The parish will provide a tray of sandwiches to be served at the reception. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean up as well as provide side dishes and sweets. A sign-up genius has been created to help coordinate reception. You can view it and sign up here or contact Laura Pfizenmayer 803-571-4920. Thank you

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Parish E-Newsletter – Updates

Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15 Special Collection: Catholic University 8:00 a.m. Mass 9:05 a.m. Family of Faith Lesson 2: What is a Sacrament? 10:30 a.m. Mass 12:30 p.m. Mass 7:00 p.m. Mass Tuesday, September…

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Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15
Special Collection: Catholic University

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass
  • 9:05 a.m. Family of Faith Lesson 2: What is a Sacrament?
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass
  • 12:30 p.m. Mass
  • 7:00 p.m. Mass

Tuesday, September 17

  • 5:00 p.m. Kof C Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. K of C Meeting

Wednesday, September 18

  • 4:30 p.m. Adoration/Confessions
  • 5:15 p.m. Healing Mass
  • 6:00 p.m. OLGTeen KICKOFF NIGHT

Thursday, September 19

  • 7:00 p.m. Catholics Returning Home at St. Patrick

Saturday, September 21
Sunday, September 22

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass
  • 9:05 a.m. Family of Faith – St. Therese of Lisieux
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass
  • 12:30 p.m. Mass
  • 7:00 p.m. Mass
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OLGTeen is BACK!
Sundays
9:05 a.m. – Family of Faith
Wednesdays
6:00 p.m. – YOUTH Group!

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Family of Faith
JOIN ANYTIME!
EVERYONE WELCOME!

REMINDER: Family Night Tonight!  6:00 Pizza Dinner in the Parish Hall – Families of ALL AGES!  K-12 ( Confessions & Adoration at 4:30, Mass at 5:15)

Parish E-Newsletter – Updates

COMING UP: Saturday August 31 4:00 p.m. Confessions 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass Sunday September 1 Special Collection: Mary’s Shelter 8:00 a.m. Mass 10:30 a.m. Mass 12:30 p.m. Mass 7:00 p.m. Mass Monday September 2 Labor Day (Office…

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COMING UP:
Saturday August 31

  • 4:00 p.m. Confessions
  • 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday September 1 Special Collection: Mary’s Shelter

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass
  • 12:30 p.m. Mass
  • 7:00 p.m. Mass

Monday September 2 Labor Day (Office closed)

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass

Tuesday September 3

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass

Wednesday September 4

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass
  • 4:30 p.m. Adoration/Confessions
  • 5:15 p.m. Healing Mass
  • 6:00 p.m. Family Night

Thursday, September 5

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass
  • 7:00 p.m. Catholics Returning Home at St. Patrick

Friday, September 6

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass

Saturday, September 7

  • 4:00 p.m. Confessions
  • 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday, September 8 Special Collection: Burse Club

  • 8:00 a.m. Mass
  • 9:05 a.m. Family of Faith
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass
  • 12:30 p.m. Mass
  • 7:00 p.m. Mass

YOUTH MINISTRY/CONFIRMATION NEWS:
WELCOME Alex Hunt, our new Youth Ministry Coordinator!

Come meet Alex this Wednedsay at 6:00 at the Family Night Pizza Dinner!

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  • REGISTER THIS WEEKEND AFTER MASS!
  • September 4: 6:00 pm Family Night in the Parish Hall
  • September 8 9:05 A.M. CLASSES BEGIN

Parish Family Formation Mornings
On Sundays, we will be hosting Parish Family Formation gatherings starting at 9:05 am. These weekly gatherings will include refreshments and a short catechesis session, followed by family small group time to reinforce the lesson.
First Reconciliation/First Communion Program
First Communion preparation will take place within the Family of Faith Program with additional opportunities for instruction and retreats throughout the year.

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CRH Autumn Season 2019
Open to all baptized Catholics who have been away from the Sacraments.
Catholics Returning Home (CRH) is a time-tested program that helps inactive Catholics reconnect with the Church and get a fresh start. Our Parish is co-sponsoring Autumn sessions starting Thursday September 5th at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick Parish in Robertsdale. The weekly meetings last six weeks, are free, informal and there’s never any pressure to participate further. Our Lord asks each of us to do our part in re-planting the seeds of faith. CRH provides the water. We trust that God provides the growth.
For more information and to pre-register, contact Lynn Rowe at (251) 947-4574 or lynndrowe, OR Deacon Charles at (251) 947-5054.

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Kay Trattles, Mary’s Shelter Director, will be at each Mass sharing information about how you can support women who have chosen life and their children by becoming a Guardian Angel.

Burse Club Sunday is September 8

The Burse Club was founded by Archbishop Toolen in 1953. The dues were set at $12.00 annually and have not been raised in 64 years. Membership is open to everyone! There are no meetings to attend; no committees to serve on; just your prayers for vocations and your financial support.

Please join the Priests Burse Club to help our seminarians studying for the priesthood.

Update on Fr. Carucci’s Health

Over the last year, many of you have asked how to help Fr. Carucci. Please begin by continuing to pray for him. If you are willing to donate a kidney, YOU CAN HELP EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A MATCH FOR FATHER. UAB works with three different types of donors: deceased donors, live donors and donor pairs. If you would like more information regarding the living donor and paired donor processes, please visit www.uabmedicine.org/transplant/living-donor-program or call 888-822-7892.

Learn more about Kidney donor screening

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Maybe next year…

Unfortunately we did not have enough interest to form a softball team this year. Please keep it in mind for next year and recruit a friend or 2!!!

Unfortunately we did not have enough interest to form a softball team this year. Please keep it in mind for next year and recruit a friend or 2!!!

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Religious Education Registration!

Registration begins this weekend – look for the Registration table outside the church after each Mass. Families of all ages!

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Registration begins this weekend – look for the Registration table outside the church after each Mass.

Families of all ages!

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Father C

Fr. Carucci is so appreciative of all your phone calls and emails to check on him. He is doing very well. His foot is progressing and he has been added to the transplant list in Mississippi now, in addition to the Alabama and…

Fr. Carucci is so appreciative of all your phone calls and emails to check on him. He is doing very well. His foot is progressing and he has been added to the transplant list in Mississippi now, in addition to the Alabama and Florida lists.

For more information on the Living Donor Program visit this website: https://www.uabmedicine.org/transplant/living-donor-program

Thank you for your continued prayers. May God bless you all.

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Welcome to Softball Team

Welcome to Softball Team

Welcome to Hospitality Team

Dinner invitation – THIS Thursday

Pasta Dinner this Thursday night! We will have to wait another month or so to welcome Fr. Justin but that doesnt mean we cant eat! Everyone’s invited to Thursday’s Pasta Dinner in lieu of Holy Spirits this month – Penne Pasta…

Pasta Dinner this Thursday night!

We will have to wait another month or so to welcome Fr. Justin but that doesnt mean we cant eat! Everyone’s invited to Thursday’s Pasta Dinner in lieu of Holy Spirits this month –

Penne Pasta with Meat sauce, Salad, Bread, Soft Drinks and Wine

Suggested Donation: $10 – at the door.

JUN
27
Pasta Dinner
6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

Are you going?
Yes No Maybe
Nothing brings a family together like a good meal! We often like to have dinner as a Parish Family and this is one time when too many cooks DON’T spoil the soup! If you’d like to share your culinary talents (or learn some – haha) please join our Hospitality Team – Help is always needed for setting up, cooking, serving, cleaning and decorating. Join Hospitality Team
Join Softball Team Join the “Softball Team” message group if you’re interested in a men’s or coed softball team this fall! No commitment – just info…
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“The Family That Plays Together, Prays Together”

August 2-3, 2019
Daphne Civic Center

Register Here!

2 Day Conference: $75 per family, $40 for individual.
Saturday Only: $60 per family, $30 for individual

VBS: Birthday Blast

This Catholic VBS called Birthday Blast is an exciting PRO-LIFE themed program where kids will learn to DISCOVER, RESPECT, PROTECT, SERVE, and CELEBRATE life.

JUNE 3-7, 2019

  • Monday thru Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
  • On Friday we will have a Closing Celebration at 11:30 with lunch served in our parish hall flowed by a Field trip to share our songs with the residents of a local Assisted Living Facility.

REGISTER TODAY!

2019 LENT & HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:

2019 LENT & HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS

8:00 am, 12:00 Noon, 5:15 pm

WEEKEND MASSES:

Saturday:   4:30 pm Vigil Mass

Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 Noon, 7:00 pm

 WEEKDAY MASSES AND DEVOTIONALS:

Monday – Friday: Rosary 7:30 am    

Monday – Friday: Mass 8:00 am

Wednesdays: Confession/Adoration 4:00 p.m. Mass 5:15 pm

First Friday Adoration: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  

Fridays: 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

CONFESSION:

Daily 7:30 am

Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:00

Saturdays 4:00 pm

HOLY THURSDAY

No 8:00 AM Mass

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Confession

6:00 PM Mass of the Lords Supper

7:00 to 8:00 PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (in the Hall)

GOOD FRIDAY

No 8:00 AM Mass

2:00 – 3:00 Confessions

3:00 Stations of the Cross

5 o’clock to 6:00 PM Confession

6:00 PM Veneration of the Cross

HOLY SATURDAY

No 8:00 AM Mass, No 4:30 PM Mass, No confessions.

Easter Vigil Mass 7:30 PM

EASTER SUNDAY MASS

8:00 AM (Church & Hall), 10:30 AM (Church & Hall), 12:30 PM

Stations of the Cross Fridays at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

stationscross700.jpgThe Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.

The Stations of the Cross are commonly found in churches as a series of 14 small icons or images. They can also appear in church yards arranged along paths. The stations are most commonly prayed during Lent on Wednesdays and Fridays, and especially on Good Friday, the day of the year upon which the events actually occurred.

At OLG, The  Stations of the Cross are prayed on Fridays during Lent at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (after Fish Fry) and on Good Friday at 3:00 p.m.

 

Lenten Fish Fry! Friday March 29 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fish Fry

Lenten Lunch: March 28, 2019 12:00pm

Join us tomorrow at 12:00pm in the Parish Hall for a Lenten Lunch –

  • Lunch will consist of Soup, Bread and Tea/Water
  • A brief devotional will be presented by Fr. David Carucci

Register Now for Catholic VBS: June 3-7

Birthday Blast Invite

June 3-7, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Birthday Blast

A Celebration of Life!

Register Now!

E Newsletter

Good afternoon OLG families,
Fr. Carucci’s Surgery has been delayed.  He stepped on a piece of glass a couple of weeks ago and they cant do the surgery until that wound is healed. Once that happens, he’ll be put back on the transplant list.  Please keep him in your prayers.

There will be a Lenten Fish Fry Tonight

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. $10
LENTEN AND HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
To view our Lenten and Holy Week Schedule, visit
http://olgal.org/mass-schedule/lent-easter-worship-schedule/
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent
at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. pm in the Church
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JUNE 3-7 REGISTRATION OPEN SOON
Station Leaders needed for Snacks, Games, Crafts, Faith Lessons
please contact Suzette

On March 28, we will host a Lenten Luncheon – our Christian brothers and sisters from all area are invited to come and hear a brief devotional and have a bowl of soup.  Please plan to join us if you can and if you’d like to bring some soup, bread, salad or dessert, please contact Laura Pfizenmayer at PFizplays@gmail.com or 803-517-4920.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the intentions of: Lyle Brown Steve Soroko Flora Gilbert Laura Pfizenmayer Charlotte Hanley Peter Ganucheau Loving Father, let your mercy be upon us as we place our trust in you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen…

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Please pray for the intentions of:

  • Lyle Brown
  • Steve Soroko
  • Flora Gilbert
  • Laura Pfizenmayer
  • Charlotte Hanley
  • Peter Ganucheau
Loving Father, let your mercy be upon us as we place our trust in you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Amen

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