Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, We are blessed by the dedicated ministry of our priests. Their priestly ministry blesses us in many ways. They have many responsibilities but first and foremost they must be men of prayer. Without the foundation of a prayer life and a relationship with the Lord, their ministry would become empty. In order to support their spiritual life, an annual three day priest’s retreat is conducted every year beginning on Memorial Day. It is held at Manresa Retreat House in Convent, Louisiana.
As summer approaches, I wish to take this moment to give thanks to people who worked so diligently during these past challenging months of pandemic and hurricanes to bring about, with God’s help, three accomplishments which are blessings for us all: The Generations of Faith Campaign, the Annual Catholic Charities Appeal and Holy Spirit Hall. Despite all the difficulties, the life of the Church in our Archdiocese went on as evidenced by these three accomplishments.
After graduating from college, Chelsea Allen worked for the U.S. Department of State. She’s now Sister Mary Rose of the Pure Heart, O.P., a cloistered Dominican nun at the Dominican Monastery of St. Jude in Marbury. First arriving at the monastery in 2015, Sister Mary Rose made her solemn profession on April 24 during a ceremony and Mass at the monastery celebrated by Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi.
I look at the news and I hear about all of the division and anger in our country. I know that is real for many people, but I sure don’t see it here. Even so, I have been pondering how I can be an agent for change. What can I do to foster harmony and community? This has been on my mind and heart for some time now.
Dating back to 1837, Catholic Social Services is the oldest privately licensed child-placing agency in the State of Alabama. Adoption practices have changed dramatically over the past 175 years, but CSS’s commitment to placing children in loving, approved homes, remains the same.
Around the Spring Hill College campus in Mobile, Sister Nelida is well-known and highly respected, though many on the outside may not be aware that the college has a Woman Religious heading the Department of Graduate Theology and Ministry.
On a whim, my wife bought me the Nintendo Switch game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, for my birthday last month. We have this game in other formats, but combined with our twins’ Christmas gift of their own controllers, we have been playing this game a lot more lately.
La cosecha es abundante, pero los trabajadores son pocos. Rueguen, pues, al dueño de la cosecha que envíe trabajadores a recoger su cosecha. Estas palabras de Jesús recogidas por San Mateo en su evangelio son tan ciertas hoy como lo fueron hace 2000 años. El número de Católicos hispanos es abundante en la Arquidiócesis de Mobile, pero el número de jornaleros, de ministros ordenados que hablen español y que puedan ir a la viña del señor a llevar la palabra, a ofrecer los sacramentos, a acompañar a un pueblo hambriento por escuchar el evangelio en su idioma, es pequeño.
Imagine one's mother suffering a stroke and unable to return to her prior functioning. One develops a plan to meet her needs, but it’s overwhelming. Will one have to move in with mom or quit a job to care for her? Friends suggest it would be easier to place mom in a nursing home. Help!
Thank you for reading this letter. As we begin this Season of Lent, I urge each of us to take to heart the message of Jesus as He began His public ministry: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” (Mk 1:15) If we believe the Gospel message, that God so loves us that He took flesh in order to die for our sins, we would want to repent, confess our sins, and accept the gift of eternal life He offers us.