PARISH LIFE

BOY SCOUTS & CUB SCOUTS

Contact:          Scoutmaster Norman Nix, 205-317-8752,nnix1949@gmail.com
Cubmaster Linda Park, 205-640-4066
Greg Mink, 253-2486,  cubscoutpack245@yahoo.com

Boy Scout Troop 245, for boys 11 years of age or have completed the 5th grade but not yet 18 years of age, provides “Fun with a purpose” for each Scout.  Each Boy Scout learns many new skills in leadership and many different tasks and adventures.  Troop 245 is blessed with many Adult Leaders and we together help guide the Scouts in the right  direction towards their Journey to Eagle.

The Scouts plan meetings and trips, plan and prepare their own meals on outings, select merit badges to complete, and much more.  The Adult Leaders make certain that in whatever they are doing, safety is first and foremost for the Scouts.  Trips for the Scouts have included:  Cycling, indoor climbing, backpacking, hiking and caving trips, saltwater fishing; spending 2 nights aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, BSA Camp Horne Summer Camp for a week, and whitewater rafting.  Troop 245 also does service projects:  serve food at the FireHouse Shelter; place Flags onto graves of Veterans; assist the Knights of  Columbus at Flag retirement ceremony; service projects at Summer Camp Food Drives for Holy Rosary in Gate City; and many more.

Cub Scout Pack 245 is family oriented that involves young boys from 1st grade-5th grade and their families.  In Cub Scouts, the boys are divided into Dens according to their grade level: Tigers-Gr. 1; Wolf-Gr. 2; Bear-Gr. 3; WEBELOS-Gr. 4; Arrow of Light-Gr. 5.  The boys in the Arrow of Light Den are allowed to participate in outings with the Boy Scout Troop 245.  Each Den has weekly activities that teach the boys how to do and make things.  There are periodic whole Pack meetings where achievement awards are given.  There are also trips for camping, visiting historic sites and service projects. Scouting is a great year long program for each young boy to have fun, help build character and skills for them to keep for a lifetime.The Cup Scout Pack 245 and Boy Scout Troop 245 meet every Monday night, 7:00-8:30pm.  The Cub Scouts close their meeting at 8:00pm.  The Boy Scouts do not meet the Monday following a weekend trip.

Eucharistic Adoration

The Eleventh Hour is an opportunity for private prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament while it is exposed on the altar. Parishioners usually pray for a maximum of one hour. The exposition takes place on Tuesdays from 8:00am until 7:00pm in the Chapel. The final hour (6-7:00pm) will include some form of communal prayer and Benediction. A new sign-up sheet will be posted semi-annually for parishioners to renew their weekly commitment.

The Confraternity of Mothers

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers meets every third Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm-8:30pm for Adoration, Benediction, Prayers of the Confraternity and Mass, followed by social time and/or a spiritual talk. Under the patronage of Our Lady of Sorrows, we follow in the footsteps of the Christian wives and mothers who began Confraternity in the nineteenth-century France by gathering together for prayer, for mutual encouragement and to pray for our husbands and children. For more information on Holy Infant's chapter 3534, contact Lori Donellan: blessedld@hushmail.com



Charismatic Prayer Group - Servants of the Holy Spirit

Contact: Colleen Key, (205) 683-0572
We meet Monday mornings at 11:00am, and all are welcome to join us as we praise our Lord, with prayer, song, deep groanings in tongues (prayer language), sacred scriptures, and in silent listening. It is through our singing, praying, scripture reflections and silent reflections that our Lord communicates with us. We may be a small group in numbers, but the Lord Himnself said, "Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20)

Rosary Group

Contact: Charlie Hallman, (205) 683-3918
The word rosary from the Latin word "rosarium" means a garland or bouquet of roses. Devotion to the Rosary is one of the most notable features of Catholic spirituality. Saint Pope John Paul II placed the Rosary at the very center of Christian spirituality and called it "among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation." The spirit of the exercise lies in the meditation upon the fundamental mysteries of our faith. Everyone is welcome. Our Rosary Group is looking for parishioners that would like to lead the recitation of the Rosary before the 5:00pm Saturday Mass and the 8:15am Sunday Mass.

The Garden

Contact: Pam Bell, (205) 629-7338
This group is made up of parishioners who tend garden plots on our property. They grow vegetables, herbs and plants. The sale of these items goes to T.E.A.M. and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. The growing and selling happens during the spring and summer months.