CCD Grades K-12

The combined programs of catechesis at St. Mary and St. Joan of Arc parishes will begin Sunday, September 14th with Registration/Orientation in the Sisters of Mercy building at 10:15 a.m.

The first class will commence the following Sunday, September 11th at 10:15 in the Sisters of Mercy building. All must attend the Registration/Orientation—even if you are a returning student.

Want to better know your faith? The best way is to teach it to others! And, we have a real need in our 2016‐2017 year CCD program. Don’t let fear hold you back if you have it in your heart to teach CCD. You can be paired with an experienced Catechist for your first year. Your love of Christ is the only requirement and the rewards are bountiful. The harvest is plenty, the laborers are few. Can we count on you? Please call the Parish Catechetical Leader, Teresa Gill with inquiries: (251) 408‐7851.

We are excited about the many volunteer teachers and teaching assistants who have been hard at work to make this a truly rewarding experience. Our teachers include:


The fee is 25.00 per child with a 75.00 family maximum and covers the textbook and all learning materials. If the cost is beyond your means, do not let it stop you from registering your child.


Contact Teresa Gill, the Parish Catechetical Leader, at (251) 408-7851 any time for further information or to register your youth.


The following individuals are just a few of our parish family who love their Catholic faith and have answered the call to share it with the plentiful harvest. In addition, each teacher will be assisted by a McGill-Toolen High School student who also loves their faith and will add an element of youthful enthusiasm.

Beth Burgess Cornelson

Raised in St. Mary parish, Beth is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and iserved as the Respect Life Director for the Archdiocese of Mobile for several years.

Hattie Alexander

Ms. Alexander has graciously taught CCD for St. Mary parish for over 25 years. We are so grateful to her and her daughter Dr. Walkitria Alexander who will be co-teaching our 3 & 4th graders this year. “Miss Hattie” as her students fondly refer to her, is Principal of Council Traditional School in Mobile.

Melanie Wells

Parishioner of St. Mary’s for 41 years, she is a graduate of Bishop Toolen High School and the University of South Alabama. She currently serves on the Parish Council and is a dedicated member of St. Mary’s Chapel of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration since 1993. You also know her as an Extraordinary Minister at the 9:00a.m. Mass.

Extraordinary Minister, Lector, Communion to the Sick, and Altar Server Schedule

September Ministry Schedule

Email Laurel Wallace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to volunteer.

Volunteers Are Always Welcome


Lectors proclaim the Word of God at weekend Masses and special celebrations. Lectors are scheduled for each liturgy. Skills required are an ability to read in public, and to proclaim the Word with enthusiasm, strength, and conviction. You must be confirmed to fulfill this ministry. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Communion to the Sick

Holy Communion is offered under both species of bread and wine at weekend liturgies. Eucharistic ministers assist the priest and deacon in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Training is provided. Scheduling is based on need and availability. Volunteers who would like to bring Communion to the Sick take the Holy Eucharist to shut-ins who can not make Mass. Training is provided and scheduling is based on need and availablitly.

Altar Servers

Open to boys and girls of all ages after completing the 3rd grade. Altar servers are scheduled on a rotating basis to serve the worshiping community at weekend Masses as well as for special feasts and seasons in the liturgical year. They may also serve at weddings and other special celebrations on a rotating basis. Training is provided.

To get involved with any of these ministries or if you have any questions, contact the Church Office at (251)432-8678 ext. 1.  Schedules are subject to change; check back periodically for updates.

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Mother's Day Out

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For any questions, please contact Laurel Dolan at (251)380-8760 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.