Please Donate to ERD
Please contribute to Episcopal Relief and Development, if you are able. Support is needed for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana and Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic and southeast United States. Contributions may be made online. In addition, paper forms will be available Sunday morning in your worship bulletin.
Beans and Rice Pantry Tomorrow
Our monthly Beans and Rice Pantry will be open tomorrow morning, Saturday, September 16, from 9:00-11:00. If you would like to help with this important ministry, we could use your help! No sign up required. Simply come to the church prepared to greet and help our guests.
Habitat for Humanity Sign Up
Online registration is now open for our upcoming Episcopal Convocation Habitat for Humanity Build. To sign up to volunteer, CLICK HERE, and follow the directions on the website. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Habitat build will be held on Saturday, September 23.
Rector on Vacation
Father Eric will be on vacation Monday, September 18, through Monday, September 25. He will return to the office on Tuesday, September 26. Father Frank Young, our Priest Associate, will be celebrating and preaching at the 8:00 and 10:30 services on Sunday, September 24, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. If you have a pastoral need during Father Eric’s time away, please contact the Parish Office directly. Please note that there will be no Morning Prayer from September 19 through September 22.
Parish Retreat at Camp McDowell
Registration is now open for our Parish Retreat, which will be held Friday, October 13, through Sunday, October 15, at Wonderful, Wonderful Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL. Paper copies of the registration form can be found in the Parish Office. Or, you may CLICK HERE to register online. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting weekend at camp!
Blessing of the Animals
Every year, on October 4, the Church commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi, who is most famously known as the patron saint of animals. To commemorate the Feast of St. Francis, we will have a special Blessing of the Animals service at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 4, at St. Catherine’s. You’re invited to bring your pets and animals to receive a blessing from Father Eric. Feel free to invite your friends!
Parish Luncheon and Building Presentation
Mark your calendars now for Sunday, October 8, when the architects from CTSM Architects of Birmingham will be at St. Catherine’s to present the Master Plan and conceptual drawing for Phase 1 of our new building! There will be one service at 10:30 am on October 8, followed by lunch and a presentation from the architects. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of lunch. All are invited and encouraged to attend!
Sign Up Now for Mosaic Workshop
In November, St. Catherine’s will offer a two- day mosaic workshop with local glass artist and instructor, Linda Muñoz. The first half will run from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Friday, November 10, and the second half will run from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 11. During the two-day event, participants will have the opportunity to design and create their own mosaic stepping stone. Registration is limited to twelve participants. Please sign up as soon as possible in the Annex. The cost for the two-day workshop (which includes instruction, materials, and food on Friday and Saturday) is $28.00. Payment may be made directly to Beth Young, who is coordinating the event. Please be advised that this fee is non-refundable.
Registration Open for Turkey Trot
Registration is now open for St. Catherine’s first annual “Turkey Trot for Hunger” 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run to support our Beans and Rice Pantry. The race will be held at 8:30 am on Saturday, November 18- the Saturday before Thanksgiving. For more details and to register to participate, please visit the parish website. Please share this information with your friends!
“Couch to 5K” Training Continues
Our “Couch to 5K” training got off to a great start this past week. We will continue next Monday, September 18, at the Westover Park (located directly behind Westover Town Hall), beginning at 6:00 pm. All are welcome!
Parish Prayer List
If you would like to place someone on the Parish Prayer List, including yourself, please contact the Parish Office. Names will be included weekly in Sunday service bulletins and Weekly e-News.