Weekly Update 8/25/17


St. Mary Parish Newsletter

106 Providence St. , Mobile, AL 36604

Family and Friends of St. Mary Parish
August 25,  2017
In This Issue
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Weekly Mass Schedule 

Monday 6 and 7:25 a.m. 
6 and 7:25 a.m.. 
6, 7:258:10 a.m. (school year) 
7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Vigil  
6, 9, 11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Morning Prayer:
Daily, 15 minutes before Mass
Saturdays, 4 to 4:50 p.m., and
Fridays Adoration in Chapel, 6 a.m. 
to 7 p.m.
Sunday Coffees
1st Sunday after 9 a.m. Mass sponsored by the Dudley Family
3rd Sunday after 11:30 a.m. Mass sponsored by the Montague Family
CCD: Each week, 10:15 a.m (Sept - May) 
Ladies Sodality, 4th Sunday10 a.m.(Sept-May)
Cub Pack Meeting
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., 3rd Sunday of the month, SOM Building
for middle school students every Sundayof month, 4 to 5:30 p.m. 
(Sept - May)
for high school every Sunday following 6 p.m. Mass 
(Sept - May)
Bible Study, 11:45 a.m., Sisters of Mercy Building
St. Vincent De Paul, 2nd and 4th Monday5 p.m.
Men's Prayer Group, St. Mary Rectory 6:30 a.m.
Midtown Men of St. Joseph, 
St. Joan of Arc, 7 a.m.
Legion of Mary10 a.m.
Rosary, 1 p.m. Chapel
Marriage Night: Called to Life in Love, 2nd Tuesday6 to 8 p.m. 
Den Scouts Meeting, 7 p.m., 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, SOM Bldg.
Junior Legion of Mary, 
3 to 4:30 p.m., weekly 
Be Prepared! New Apologetics Program, 4th Tuesday7 to 8 p.m. 
Bear Den Scouts, 2:45 p.m., 2nd and 4th Weds, SOM Bldg. 
Canticle Choir Practice, 7 p.m. weekly, St. Mary Church
St. Mary Catholic School Advisory Committee: 3rd Weds, 5:30 p.m.
Parish Council: 2nd Weds of month,  6 p.m.
Confirmation Class, First Weds. 6 p.m.Seton Center
Finance Council, 3rd Thurs., 6:30 a.m., Rectory
RCIA7 p.m. St. Mary Sisters of Mercy Building (Sept thru Easter)
Knights of Columbus, 2nd Thursday6:30 p.m., SOM Bldg.
24 Hour Adoration, Chapel
Needed!: Volunteers to take communion to sick and homebound: Please contact Laurel Wallace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.
St. Mary Spirit Wear!
Spirit-wear for parishioners, school parents, students, and alumni.  
10% of proceeds benefits 
St. Mary Catholic School
Visitors at Mass
Welcome to St. Mary Parish 
Please fill out a visitor card in the vestibule if you are interested in joining the parish. You may also click on the link above to join our email newsletter list.
If you or a family member are in Mass and cannot walk up to receive communion, please let the priest know before Mass begins so that he can bring to communion to you in your pew.
Mass of The Holy Spirit
St. Mary Catholic School students attended their first school Mass of the year, The Mass of The Holy Spirit!  
CCD and RCIA Registration in Progress!
CCD Registration takes place August 26 following the 5 p.m.Vigil Mass and August 27 following the 9 and 11:30 a.m.Masses. Registration also takes place September 9 following the 5 p.m. Vigil and September 10 following the 9 and 11:30 a.m. Masses.  CCD Classes begin Sunday, September 17 at 10:15 a.m. in the St. Mary Catholic School Building. This program is parishioners in kindergarten through 8th grade currently not attending Catholic School.   For more information, contact Parish Catechetical Director, Teresa Gill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (251) 432-8678, ext. 1
For all adults interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic Faith.  Classes begin Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m. 
For more information or to register for this year's program, contact the parish office at (251) 432-8678, ext. 1
Carmel Health Donations
Carmel Heath Network, a pediatric clinic in Mobile, is requesting school supply donations for its tutorial program in working with less fortunate. Containers are in the vestibules of the church for donations.    

Saturday, August 26
Masses, 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Vigil
Special  Collection for Latin America at all Masses
CCD Registration following the 5 p.m. Mass

Sunday, August 27
Masses, 6, 9, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Special Collection for Latin America at all Masses
CCD Registration following the 9 and 11:30 a.m. Masses
Monday, August 28
Masses, 6 a.m. and 7:25 a.m.

Tuesday, August 29
Masses,  6 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. 
Wednesday, August 30
Masses, 6 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. 
St. Mary P.T.O. Meeting, 6 p.m. 
Thursday, August 31
Masses6 and 7:25 a.m. 
Friday, September 1
Masses6 and 7:25 a.m.  
and 8:10 a.m. 
Saturday, September 2
Masses, 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Vigil
Sunday, September 3
Masses, 6, 9, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday Coffee Following the 9 a.m. Mass sponsored by the Dudley Family
Monday, September 4
Labor Day, No Classes St. Mary Catholic School
Parish Offices Closed
Masses, 6 a.m. and 7:25 a.m.
Tuesday, September 5
Child Protection Training 
 at 6 p.m. in the St. Mary Gym
Required for all parish and school staff and volunteers working with or around children.
Further Out!
Youth News! 
Parish Welcome for Melanie Karolenko!
Sunday September 10 following the 9 am. and 6 p.m.Masses
Edge begins September 10!
Lifeteen begins September 17th!
 Melanie Karolenko, St. Mary's New Director of Youth Ministry is pleased to announce the upcoming kick off and calendar dates for Edge and Lifeteen.   
Meals and Snacks Needed for Weekly Meetings!  Each Sunday our Edge Middle School Group meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and our Lifeteen High School Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Seton Center.  Edge is in need of snacks and beverages and Lifeteen is in need of meals and beverages. Suggested meals are lasagnas, casseroles, pizza, soups, sandwiches,  etc....be creative and bring on your cooking talent! Beverages like tea, water, lemonade and soft drinks, and snacks including fruits, vegetables, chips, cheeses, etc. are welcome!  Whether you are a parent of one of the participants or a parishioner who wants to support this important ministry, your meals are welcome!  You can also partner with others on the meal. Plan for approximately 20 participants in each group week.  
Be sure to like St. Mary's New Youth Facebook Pages!:
Edge Facebook Link
And Follow St. Mary Youth on Instagram:
Edge - @stmary_mobile_edge
Life Teen - @stmary_mobile_lifeteen
All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are asked to register for The Sacrament of Confirmation.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is available to all those entering 11th grade. There will be monthly gatherings starting the first Tuesday in October for students to attend in preparation for the gift of this Sacrament. The Sacrament of Confirmation will then be ministered in Spring 2018 (date TBA). More information and a calendar will be provided for you after you register and the program is planned.
Please click this link to register for Confirmation at St. Mary Parish.Please fill out this basic questionnaire so we can keep you on file as we continue to prepare for this year's program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Melanie Karolenko, the Director of Youth Ministry, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will be happy to work with you and get you the information you need. For more information, contact Melanie Karolenko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
First Evening for Married Couples of the Year!
Tuesday, September 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
What St. Mary Means to Me! 
Presented by the Montague and Naman Families
As our 150 year celebration continues, we are asking each couple to bring items to be placed as centerpieces representing what St. Mary means to them. Items for center pieces are need by September 7. Feel free to bring two place settings of your china, special wine glasses, flatware and anything that makes you feel at home! 
Event takes place in St. Mary Sisters of Mercy Builidng.
$25 per couple.  Bring a bottle of wine to share!
For reservations or more information, contact Laurel Wallace at (251) 432-8678, ext. 4 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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