Baptism Preparation Class 7:00 PM, August 10, 2016

A Baptism Preparation Class for parents and godparents will be held at 7:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Please remember a Christian name is required!  Please call the parish office to make a reservation so we can plan for you!  256-881-4781 “0”

Parish Ministry Fair, August 22-23

Parish Ministry Fair August 20th-21st in the Parish Life Center:

Please come to the Parish Hall after Mass to view the many different Ministries that our Parish has to offer. Get involved and share your gifts and talents with the parish. You will be amazed at all of the Ministries we have to offer you and your children. This is where your children can sign up to be Altar Servers and get involved in Youth Group. This is where you sign up for Religious Education Classes for children and adults alike. Come join one of our choirs, become an usher, help feed the poor, or join the Knights of Columbus. We have something to offer every person. People who get involved in their parish become dynamic and engaged Catholics. Our world needs more dynamic Catholics. All of the positions for unengaged Catholics have been taken. So come get involved in your Parish! We need your gifts and talents. Let them shine before the Lord.

** If you are currently involved and plan to continue, you may need to sign up again for the new year! Please check with each Ministry coordinator!



Youth Protection 1, for adults working with parish youth

“Youth Protection 1” Locations and Dates:

All adults who work with children in our diocese are required to take the class “Youth Protection 1.” Below is a list of locations and dates for this class in our area. To see a complete list of locations and dates go to www.bhmdiocese.org. Click on “Child and Youth Protection Information” at the top of the column. Then click on the link to download the current schedule of Youth Protection Training.

In Order To take a Youth Protection class at a Parish you must register online:

Go to www.bhmse.weebly.com  and click on “Schedule of Youth Protection Training.” Next to the class you want to register for is a green “Register” Button. Click that to register. (You can also go to www.bhmdiocese.org)

    • Thursday, August 18th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Huntsville.
    • Wednesday, August 24th from 7:00-9:00 pm at Sacred Heart School in Cullman.
    • Tuesday, September 13th from 6:00-8:00 pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison.


St. Nicholas Children’s Choir Rehearsal on Thursdays, 3:10-4:30, in the A/B Room of the PLC beginning August 25th

This Choir is for children in first and second grade.  There is NO Choir fee!

St. Cecilia Children’s Choir rehearsals on Thursday afternoons, 3:10-4:30, in the Choir Room, beginning August 25th

St. Cecilia’s Choir is for children in grades 3 through 6.  There is NO Choir fee!

Children’s Handbell Choirs meets Wednesdays beginning August 24th

St. Cecilia Handbell Choir – for students in grades 1 through 5, from 4-5:00

St. Gregory Handbell Choir – for students in grades 6 through High School, from 5-6:00

Instrumental Music Ensemble meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 7-8:00 pm, September through May

This ensemble is not for beginners.  It is for those who are fairly proficient in their chosen instrument.  Our goal is to develop our skills and ensemble to be available whenever instrumental music is required for Mass accompaniment.  Please contact the Music Ministry Office if you are interested: 256-881-4781 ext. 220  musicministry@holyspirithsv.com