Weekly Update 8/31/17


St. Mary Parish Newsletter

106 Providence St. , Mobile, AL 36604

Family and Friends of St. Mary Parish
August 31,  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, 7:25, 8:10 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 Sunday, 10 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 Sunday of 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 Monday, 5 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 Mary, 10 a.m.
Rosary, 1 p.m. Chapel
Marriage Night: Called to Life in Love, 2nd Tuesday, 6 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 Tuesday, 7 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
RCIA, 7 p.m. St. Mary Sisters of Mercy Building (Sept thru Easter)
Knights of Columbus, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 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.

St. Mary Christmas Ornaments!
As we will be bringing our 150 Year Anniversary to a close in December of 2017, we invite you to commemorate this celebration with a St. Mary Parish Christmas Tree Ornament depicting our historic church.  Each ornament is $18 and comes in a felt sleeve, perfect for gift giving or receiving!
Order Yours Today! Deadline is September 18 with arrival in parish office for pick-up at beginning of December.

Friday, September 1
Masses, 6 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
Masses, 6 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. 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.
Wednesday, September 6
Masses, 6 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. 
Thursday, September 7
Masses, 6 and 7:25 a.m.
Deadline to bring in items for centerpieces to parish office for "What St. Mary Means to Me"
Evening for Married Couples to take place on September 12 .  See details under "Further Out" below.  
RCIA Begins at 7 p.m. in Sisters of Mercy Building. For all adults interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic Faith. To register for this year's program, contact the parish office, (251) 432-8678, ext. 1.
Friday, September 8
Our Blessed Mother's Birthday!
Masses 6 ,7:25 a.m. 
Deadline to make reservations for both dinner and childcare for the September 12 Evening for Married Couples.  See below for details under "Further Out". Contact Laurel Wallace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Saturday, September 9
Time and Talent Weekend! Sign up to Volunteer after Masses
Masses, 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Vigil
CCD Registration follows the 5 p.m. Mass
Sunday, September 10
Time and Talent Weekend! Sign up to Volunteer after Masses
Masses, 6, 9, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
CCD Registration follows the 9 and 11:30 a.m. Masses
Edge Kick-Off! 4 to 5:30 p.m., Seton Center. Edge is for parishioners in grades 6 to 8.  Click Here to RSVP to the Edge Kick-Off Event and receive Edge event updates
Welcome Party for Director of Youth Ministry, Melanie Karolenko! following the 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Masses on the Church Plaza
Further Out!
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 such as photos and small memorabilia to be placed as centerpieces representing what St. Mary means to them. Center pieces will be shared with 3 other couples.  St. Mary Staff and volunteers will arrange the center pieces. 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! NO WORRIES...This is completely optional.  We will have all tables completely set. Switching ours out for yours is up to you!
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.
Youth News!
Lifeteen Kick-Off is September 17th! Lifeteen is for parishioners in grades 9 to 12.  
 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!  
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. 
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Please see this link for options to give one time gifts, contribute to your current stewardship pledge, contribute to the building fund, the 150th Anniversary, and Easter and Christmas Flowers.  Gifts can also be made in honor or in memory of loved ones.