Volunteer at St. Mary!

We need your help! Please click the link to sign up for the areas you feel called to volunteer at St. Mary!

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For a description of committees and activities for which to volunteer please click here.

 

Notes from Millie Dixon, Volunteer Coordinator

Notes from Millie Dixon, Volunteer Coordinator

St. Mary volunteers who signed up to share their talents, but have not been contacted, please call the Development Office at 432-9678, ext. 2.

Did not have a chance to sign up in the census to volunteer? Please see volunteer opportunities in St. Mary’s Directory or log on to www.stmarymobile.org for descriptions of the committees of the parish.

Calling all Ladies: St. Mary Parish is beginning a Women’s Social Club where adult women of all ages gather monthly to plan social and service projects within the parish. Call 432-8678, ext. 2 to inquire.

Knights of Columbus

St. Mary's Knights of Columbus (KofC)

Who We Are

Founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney and a small band of dedicated Catholic men at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and now the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization, the Knights of Columbus have over 1.8 million members in twelve countries.

The St. Mary Parish Knights Council was founded in 2002 largely through the efforts of Past District Deputy Ray Carney and Past Grand Knight Edmond Naman. The Council actively supports our priests, our fellow parishioners, our school teachers and staff, our youth, and the community at large.

The Knights of Columbus provide members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, communities, families and young people. The Knights offer mutual aid and assistance to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. The Knights promote social and intellectual fellowship among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, and relief works.

Any member in good standing who has been a Knight for at least six months since his First Degree and has also attained the Third Degree is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.

 

Join Us!

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. To become a member of the Knights in the First Degree, an applicant must complete a short written application and undergo an initiation. We also welcome men who are already Knights and want to transfer to our council.

To obtain information about joining the Knights at Saint Mary Parish, contact Grand Knight Sean Dudley ((251) 458-8071) or Past Grand Knight Edmond Naman ((251) 978-0206)), or mail us a letter at P.O. Box 1348, Mobile, AL 36633, or send a fax to (251) 650-2060.

As a member of the Knights of Columbus, you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine and eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program.

Meetings and Dues

The St. Mary Knights Council usually meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We have a business meeting followed by fellowship "for the good of the Order."  Annual dues per fraternal year (July 1 to June 30) are $30, and are assessed each August.

Members may pay council dues online through our secure PayPal account:

Saint Michael the Archangel, Pray For Us

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and
snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.

Canticle Music Ministry

Founders (1973):  

Gerald Vrazel, Shelley (Finnorn) Vrazel, and Allen Reimer

Canticle is the music group who sings at the 11:30 AM Mass every Sunday.

Canticle History

Somewhere in the winter of 1973 a small group of people with a common love of music came together to make a “joyful noise” for the Lord. None were musical virtuosos, nor did any of them have phenomenal singing voices… but their common bond and enthusiasm, coupled with the grace of God enabled them to present a musical message of His love to the apparent pleasure of millions … , maybe thousands - well, at least a couple of dozen of their closest friends. But as time passed, their fledgling ministry began to attract new members. All came with good hearts, a love of the Lord and sometimes (even) with musical talents. It appears that God blessed their efforts with a type of ‘gift of tongues’… no matter how the group actually sounded, the congregation always seemed to hear beautiful melodies. No amount of frustrations, equipment malfunctions, wrong turns, flat tires, hurricanes or other devilish deeds could dim their joyous presentations.

As the weeks and months turned into years and decades CANTICLE grew, adding members, losing some, but always gaining something positive from each member’s emotional investment. Sometimes they sing with only 2 or 3 musicians ("…where 2 or 3 are gathered in My Name, I am there amongst them…"), other times with as many as 15, but always with joy in their hearts, peace in their souls and the love of Jesus Christ as expressed in their continuing ministry, A Song of God.