40th Anniversary Banquet

In celebration of the Feast Day of the Passion of St. John the Baptist you are cordially invited to attend our 40th Anniversary Banquet: Friday, August 29 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Our honored guest is Msgr. Michael Sexton. Dinner will be catered by CynShea’s and includes Dinner, Drinks & Dessert. Tickets are $30 per person. Click HERE for the RSVP form.


RCIA Classes Begin in September

 

Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Were you Baptized as a Catholic but never Confirmed? Should you invite someone into the Church? Our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program will begin Wednesday evening, September 10.

 


Married and in Love...Most of the Time?

Save the date to make a date with your spouse for Saturday, August 9. Join Dave & Lucy Snyder of Worldwide Marriage Encounter from 9:00-4:00pm at the St. Paul Cathedral Life Center for Diocesan Marriage Enrichment Day! There is no cost to attend with continental breakfast & lunch provided. Register with Michele Haynie by phone at 205-776-7179 or by email mhaynie@bhmdiocese.org.


R.E. Teachers and Aides Needed!
We are in need of volunteers for the following in our Religious Education program:
Sunday:10-11:15 AM
Catechists for grades: Kindergarten, Grades K, 1, 5, Aides for grades: 3, 5, 6, 7
Wednesday: 5:30-6:45
Catechists: for Special Education Class, Aides: Grades 1, 4, 5, 8
Confirmation I: Theology of the Body for Grade 9
Sunday 1-2:30              (2 sessions a month Sept. - March)
Wednesday 5:30-7PM     (2 sessions a month Sept. - March)
Please contact Kathleen Butler at kbutler@stjohnbchurch.org or 256-722-7929 x109 if you are interested in volunteering.

Ministry Fair August 9/10

Please join us for our upcoming Ministry Fair the weekend of 9/10 August.   The Ministry Fair will be held in the Parish Hall and will follow each of the weekend Masses.  All of our active Councils, Commissions, and Ministries will have information boards set up that highlight thier organizations.   For those who have been looking for ways to get more involved in the Parish this will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about and/or sign up for one of the many Ministries that make up our dynamic and growing Parish family.


Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study

The Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study will begin on Aug 26th with an 8 week video series entitled, “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother.” Dr. Edward Sri will lead us on a journey through the biblical narrative of Mary’s life. Please consider joining us for this great opportunity to allow our Blessed Mother to gently draw us closer to Christ. We meet Tuesdays from 9:15am- 11:15am in the Church Basement. Study materials will be available for pick up on Tues. Aug 19th (same time and place). Please call or email Teri Nelson at 256-457-3706 or bamanelsons@yahoo.com so we can determine how many study sets to order.


Fr. James E. Coyle Memorial Mass

You are Invited to the Father James E. Coyle Memorial Mass and Reception with Relatives of Fr. Coyle on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 12:10PM.  Mass will be said at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 2120 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham Alabama 35203.  There will be a special address by Judge William H. Pryor, Jr.  For more information, please call 205.705.9158.  "Father Coyle was a martyr to duty"  ~Rt. Rev. Edward Allen, Bishop of Mobile - August 12, 1921  Visit www.fathercoyle.org to learn more about Father Coyle.


Couple-To-Couple League NFP Class Scheduled

The Couple to Couple League will begin a new class series to teach the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning (NFP) to married and engaged couples. The next class series will be September 4, October 2, and November 6 at 6:00pm in the All-purpose Room. $140 fee covers registration and course materials. Register online at www.ccli.org or for more information contact Chris & Alison Protz, CCL Teaching Couple, at NFPcouple@outlook.com or 256-520-3874


Our Prayer

We've lots to pray for... Share your prayer intentions with us here!  We are praying for and with you each and every day, knowing that with God, all things are possible!

Our Prayer for Vocations... This coming year, St. John's will make a special effort to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  Pray this prayer with us.