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

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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.


Synod on Families
The U.S. bishops have joined Pope Francis and the office for the bishops’ synod in inviting all the Catholic faithful, including dioceses, parishes, religious communities and families to pray for the upcoming Synod on Family Life being held at the Vatican on October 5-19. Throughout the days of the synod, please consider praying the following prayer. To learn more visit the USCCB website.

Religious Education Notes

Religious Education Classes for Youth and Adults are off during Fall Break!   Youth and Adult classes resume Sunday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 22.  RCIA classes resume on Wednesday, October 15.  Enjoy your time off!


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.


New Pastoral Council Candidates

Pastoral Council Commission interest forms are due by October 17th. If you would like to be considered for a position on the commission, please download a form from the parish website. For more information or questions, please email: pastoralcouncil@stjohnbchurch.org.


Thank You for Your Support of Catholic Charities!

Thanks for the support of Catholic Charities this past weekend. An online giving option is available through the Diocese of Birmingham Website. Your tax deductible gift assists many ministries in North Alabama. From helping the poor, assisting those affected by disaster, engaging our youth in religious education and scouting programs, to offering support to those with intellectual and developmental disablilites and educating our seminarians...every dollar counts.


Natural Family Planning

The Natural Family Planning Support Group will meet Thursday, October 16th at 6:30pm in the All Purpose Room. Providentialism?  What's that?  How does it apply to family planning?  Also, did you know that some very fervent Catholics actively discourage the use of NFP?  Join the Natural Family Planning Support Group for a video that is sure to spark some interesting discussion.  All are welcome and nursery is provided.


Knights of Columbus / American Red Cross blood Drive

Saturday, October 18 from 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM. Look for us in the Red Cross Bloodmobile outside the Church Basement. The need for blood in Northern Alabama is constant, especially as the holidays approach. Your participation is greatly appreciated by the Red Cross and St. John’s Knights of Columbus, but most of all by those who need blood because of accident or illness. Please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and give the gift of life. For further information call John Horch at 256-772-3280.


Senior Ministries Pot Luck

All senior parishioners are invited to join us for our Harvest Pot Luck in the Church Basement on Saturday, October 18, 2014, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Please bring a dish to share that serves 10-12 people. After dinner, we will have a Cake Walk; but, we will be giving mini pumpkin, zucchini, and banana bread loaves as prizes instead of cake. We hope you will be able to join us for some good food and fellowship. Please contact Ann Marie Crosswhite at 256-726-9204 or by email at hillam@knology.net for more information and/or to sign up. If you’d like to come to Mass and Pot Luck but need a ride, please call Blanche Irby at 256-461-0399 and she will try to arrange one for you.