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Entries for February 2018

Catholic Schoolhouse, a local homeschool program, is currently registering students for the 2018/2019 academic year in Madison, AL. More than an academic co-op, Catholic Schoolhouse is a structured program meeting weekly for homeschoolers that includes chorus, two hours of classroom instruction, hands-on science, art projects, and oppo...

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The Spain Pilgrimage with Fatima and Lourdes (October 30 - November 9, 2018) is filling up fast!  We will be visiting Lisbon, Fatima, Salamanca, Madrid, Lourdes, Montserrat and Barcelona.  We will be flying in and out of the Huntsville airport. ​Friday, March 2, was the last day that Saint Joseph parishioners had&nb...

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St. Vincent de Paul will have its monthly food collection to stock the pantry before all Masses next weekend, March 3 and 4. ​Items of particular need include Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper type meals, pasta sauce, canned fruit and canned Ravioli-type pasta for the little ones.

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We prayed, fasted and gave alms - and now we celebrate Easter Joy!  Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice bowl ends as we encounter our Risen Lord.  We reflect on the brothers and sisters we have walked with, and we commit to bringing Easter joy to each persoon we meet in our daily lives. Rice Bowls are due back on April 8.  ...

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The Adult Education group has begun a new series titled Seven Deadly Sins,  Seven Lively Virtues. The Sunday group  meets at 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Hall large meeting room (enter through the gym).      

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Lenten fast and abstinence is a call to a deeper spirit of penitential conversion. Ideally, this personal penance should reach out to the rest of the world through acts of charity and mercy. The real purpose of the fast and abstinence is “to develop the inner freedom to resist.” Abstinence means not eating meat (beast or fo...

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BISHOP ROBERT BAKER has issued the following statement about Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday:  “For the first time since 1945, Valentine’s Day this year falls on Ash Wednesday.  Some have wondered whether a dispensation from the standard laws of fast and abstinence would be granted.  Out of respect for t...

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