Welcome Fr. Anthony Ciorra

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Asst. VP for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT will be visiting us this weekend, November 1 and 2! He will be offering the Homily at all Masses and speak specifically about the Second Vatican Council at a parish-wide presentation on Saturday evening, following the 5:30pm Mass.  Fr. Ciorra will also be visiting with the Sunday Morning Adult Education class on Sunday morning at 10:00am.  All presentations will be held in the Parish Hall


November - A Month of Remembrance

We invite you to remember your loved ones with us throughout the upcoming month of November.  


40th Anniversary Pictorial Directory

<<===Did you Miss Out Last Summer? Good News… It’s not too late!
Lifetouch will be back at our church on November 13-14-15 for Update Photography. An Addendum to our beautiful 40th Anniversary Directory will be printed for every book! With only 3 days, appointment times will fill up fast! Click on the Lifetouch Sign Up Link on the left to schedule your appointment from home, or call the church office for assistance! For More Details, click HERE.


St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Drive
Begins THIS Weekend!
Food Bag Distribution & Shopping Lists:
November 1, 2, 8, & 9 after all Masses
Food Bag Collection:
November 15 & 16 before and after all Masses

Family Halloween Activity

Trunk or Treat:  Thursday October 30  Upper Parking Lot

5:30pm:  Trunk Decoration Set up begins!
6:00pm:  Costume Parade in parking lot (circular drive)
6:00 to 7:00pm:  Trunk or Treat!
6:30pm:  Trunk Decoration Awards (Prizes to the top 5 trunk designs!)
Don’t Forget…Please bring a bag of candy to share!     
Coat/Blanket Drive:  We're collecting for local missions!


Women's Ministry Dinner & Presentation

All are invited to our next Women’s Ministry Dinner & Presentation - Saturday, November 8th after the 5:30 mass in the Parish Hall. Our speaker will be Ms. Fran Fluhler, the founder of Manna House.  Please plan to join us for this evening of faith and fellowship. Registration forms available in the vestibule and parish office.


Pro-Life and Pro-Family

In preparation for Advent, please join us for a family style pot luck dinner on Thursday, November 6 at 6:30pm in the Scout’s Room.  After fellowship we will discuss the first chapter of Love is our Mission:  The Family Fully Alive A Preparatory Catechesis for the World Meeting of Families.  The book may be purchased from the church office for $7.00.  Books will be available during the meeting for those who do not have one.  [Last name A – N, side dish; O - Z, dessert].  Contact Michelle Southerland for more information (michelle.southerland@adtran.com)


Yoga!

The Married Fellowship ministry invites all adults in the parish to participate in a free six week series of yoga classes taught by certified yoga instructor and St. John's parishioner, Kathy Knowles. Classes will be held in the Parish Hall at 6:30PM Tuesdays through November 18 (November 4 in the basement) and focus on strength, flexibility and balance.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  For more information please contact Kathy Knowles at 256-527-3588.


Nursery News UPDATED

Please note, for the 8:30 and 11:30 Masses, children aged 3-5 will be dropped off and picked up in the new PreK wing of St. John’s School. Use the doors in the lower level parking lot. Children will read stories, work on a craft and be given a snack during this time.  Children 6 months through 2 years will remain in the nursery.  We hope this will alleviate over-crowding and provide a safe, fun environment for all of the children who use the parish nursery during weekend Masses. 


Liturgy Commission News

To all who are interested in serving as an Lector or Eucharistic Minister, please take note of our monthly training schedule:

Lector Training
November 9th at 10:00am in the Church