Gulf Pine Catholic

2 Gulf Pine Catholic • January 20, 2023 Diocese of Biloxi Bulletin Board PARISH EVENTS ► St. John the Evangelist Parish, Gulfport, Jan. 26, St. John Events ~ Couples date night for married and engaged couples, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. in parish hall. Meal and fellowship, no charge for this event. Grief support group, Feb. 7, 4 p.m. in parish office. This is open to anyone experiencing a loss. Not a class but a support group of others experiencing grief. ► St. Peter theApostle Parish, Pascagoula, hours, open for prayer and reflection. Rev. Joseph Uko, pastor at St. Joseph, will place the Blessed Sacrament into a Monstrance (a vessel used to display the Eucharist) following Mass at 7 a.m. so Catholics and others may come before the Lord and pray anytime throughout the day. “Christ is present, body, blood, soul and divinity in the Holy Eucharist,” said Father Uko. At 4 p.m. if a priest or deacon is available, the day of adoration will close with Benediction. The Christmas Season is a great time for us to start this practice! Christmas is all about the Word becoming flesh. So in the Eucharist, we believe the Word of God, who is Jesus, becomes flesh for us. Through the Holy Eucharist, this is the way He communicates Himself … to save us, to give us strength, to be our companion on the way to heaven. There is no better time for this emphasis and focus. Emphasis on Eucharistic Adoration is to inspire people to encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. It is part of the Catholic Church’s national “Eucharistic Revival” to last for three years. It is for Catholics and non-Catholics, with an aim of raising awareness of the Church’s beliefs and teachings. It is also to allow people to have an encounter in prayer with Jesus present in the Eucharist. These first Fri. hours of adoration are one of the avenues we are using to allow people to have encounters with the Lord. When we go to adoration, we are with Baby Jesus. We can go and be there just like those shepherds were that night. We can do that now today, because He is truly present in the Eucharist. ► Nativity BVM Cathedral, Biloxi, Feb. 9, A Healing encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist ~ In connection with Our Lady of Lourdes, which St. Pope John ► Nativity BVM Cathedral Catholic School, Jan. 29, School Open House ~ Nativity BVM Catholic School invites you to join us for our Annual Open House, Sun., Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We will be offering tours of our campus as well as information regarding our aca- demics, school clubs and organizations, and our faith-based curriculum. Faculty, students and families will be on-site to help answer questions. We look forward to welcoming you! For more info, please contact (228) 432-2269. ► St. Stanislaus College, Bay St. Louis, Feb. 7, St. Stanislaus hosts robot adven- tures ~ St. Stanislaus Robotics, Infinity Science Center, and U.S. Naval Research Labs present “Robot Adventures – Hands-On Learning Experience.” This educational and hands-on robotics expe- rience is open to students in grades K-6. St. Stanislaus will host the adventure on Tues.y, Feb. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Registration and more information: adventures/ SCHOOL EVENTS ► Catholic Charities of South Mississippi, Now Offering Counseling Services ~ There are times in life that we cannot overcome our problems alone. Sometimes these problems arise because of tension in the marriage relationship, behavioral issues with a child, depression, anxiety, or daily stressors that overwhelm us. How com- forting is it to know that we don’t have to walk these roads alone! Counseling will help clients under- stand their needs, focus on the cause of their problems and determine effective coping skills to deal with those issues. Catholic Charities Counseling Program is here to walk with you on your jour- ney! We will accept all clients regardless of his/her ability to pay. Fees will be determined on a sliding scale. We are currently accepting the following insur- ances: Blue Cross Blue Shield of MS, First Choice Health Plan of MS (SAS), Mississippi Physicians Care Network, & Cigna. To schedule an appointment: call (228) 701-0555 or email: meleuterius@ NEW SERVICES Jan. 22, Gospel Concert / Fest ~ St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Pascagoula will host a Gospel Concert / Fest on Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. in the church. The Gospel Concert / Fest will include choirs, soloists and praise teams. St. Peter the Apostle Gospel Choir is celebrating 44 years in the music ministry. For more info, please contact Marcia Stallworth, (228) 235-2322 or through email at stpeter- . ► Our Lady of the Gulf, Bay St. Louis, Jan. 26-28, Sacred music presentation and workshop ~ Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church will be hosting two great events by Dr. Jennifer Donelson- Nowicka in January 2023! You will not want to miss this opportunity to be uplifted and inspired! January 26: The Role of Beauty in the Spiritual Life: Understanding and Praying with the Church’s Sacred Music: Thursday, 7 p.m., in the Church at Our Lady of the Gulf. This presenta- tion is FREE and open to all! January 27-28: Sacred Music Workshop for Musicians, Cantors, Choir members, Music Directors, and Clergy: Fri.-Sat. workshop fee is $40 and includes all workshop materials, dinner on Fr., lunch on Sat., and coffee and snacks both days. There will be a special Friday morn- ing session for music directors! Register today! Discover more details and register today to reserve your seat!! ► St. Joseph Catholic Church, Gulfport, Feb. 3, First Friday Devotions ~ Starting Jan. 6, every first Fri. of the month, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12290 DePew Road, Gulfport, will hold adoration of the Eucharist -- which we Catholics believe is the embodiment of Jesus Christ through consecrated bread and wine. From 8 a.m.-4 p.m. will be quiet ► Jan. 21, Pro-Life Victory Prayer Vigil , Gulfport City Hall Steps, 2309 15th St. ~ Join Pro-Life Mississippi, Sat., Jan. 21, at 5 p.m., to celebrate answered prayers and pray for the work still left to do. PRAYER VIGIL Paul II designated as World Day of the Sick and in the Spirit of Eucharistic Revival, we will have Hour of Grace on the second Thurs. of Feb. (on the 9th) at 6 p.m. at Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral. Come, let us pray for healing for the sick from Jesus in the Eucharist. To submit your parish activities for Diocesan Briefs, email information to .