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2 Gulf Pine Catholic • August 4, 2023 Diocese of Biloxi Bulletin Board PARISH EVENTS EMPLOYMENT ► Nativity BVM Cathedral, Biloxi, “Gloria in Excelsis” -- The Music and Fine Arts Ministry of Nativity BVM Cathedral announces the beginning of the sixth season of their Community Chorale: “Gloria In Excelsis.” The Community Choir program is open to any interested singer in the Diocese of Biloxi and the Greater Gulf Coast Area. The Chorale will begin its sixth season on Tues., Aug. 8, at 6:45 p.m. in the Youth Ministry Hall of the Sacred Heart Academy Center directly behind the Cathedral. Plans for the 2023-2024 sea- son include: John Rutter’s “Requiem,” the annual Advent concert-service, the annual Christmas Concert, John Stainer’s “Crucifixion,” the annual Patriotic Concert and Randal Thompson’s “Testament of Freedom.” For more info, contact Terry Maddox at (251) 406-1454 &/or . ► NewWine, Lay Ministry Formation Program -- New Wine classes will begin sometime in August. The program is a 3-year lay ministry formation pro- gram for anyone who wants a basic OTHER EVENTS ► St. Mary Parish, Woolmarket, Aug. 4, First Saturday Devotion ~ All are invited to attend our First Saturday Devotion at St. Mary in Woolmarket on Aug. 5. We will begin the Devotion with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 9:45 a.m. Then we will pray the scrip- foundation in theology and pastoral skills or who seek to be leaders in minis- try. For more info, contact Leo Trahan, Office of Faith Formation, at (228) 702- 2131 or email him at Leotrahan1@ ► Diocesan Pastoral Center, Biloxi, Tuesdays with Tammy & Theresa at 10 -- The Finance Office will begin offering short training classes called “Tuesdays with Tammy and Theresa at 10” through Zoom. The first class will be Tues., Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. to run approximately 15 to 20 minutes and will be held weekly. The classes will be recorded and placed on the diocesan web-site for reference. We won’t be answering questions during the class, but those attending will have the opportunity to send questions through the “chat” mode on Zoom or by e-mail. The ques- tions and answers will be e-mailed back to the parishes or schools for all to refer- ence. The Finance Office will send out a link on Mon. along with any documents that the person attending can use for ref- erence. Some classes will be pertinent to parishes, some to schools and some to both. E-mail invites will be sent out accordingly. Topics to be covered will include: Diocesan Support, Worker’s Comp- ensation Insurance, Property Insurance, Claims forms, Records retention, School Support, Priests and Payroll, Payroll for Order Priests, Christian Brothers, Sales Tax, Medical Benefits, Priests over 65, Property Sales and Purchases, Parish Finance Councils, Investments, Building Projects, Disability Insurance, Annual Reports, How to Prepare a Budget, Second collections, How to read your Foundation Trust Report, and Special Events Insurance Coverage. If you have a topic that you would like to have discussed during a class, please send it to Tammy DiLorenzo -- ► Diocese of Biloxi -- The Diocese of Biloxi is seeking a full-time administra- tive assistant to support the Offices of Mission Advancement, Evangelization, Lay Personnel, and the Catholic Foundation. Please scan the QR code below to link to the job description and forms needed to apply for this position. Applications will only be accepted elec- tronically through the diocesan website. The Catholic Diocese of Biloxi’s Pastoral Center will be closed Tuesday, August 15, in observance of the Assumption of Mary. tural rosary at 10 a.m. There will also be the hearing of confessions, meditation on the mysteries of the rosary as request- ed by Our Lady of Fatima, and Holy Mass at 11 a.m., followed by a proces- sion carrying a statue of Our Lady and a banner to honor Mary from the Church to Murray Hall where we will then have a potluck lunch. All are welcome! For more infor, please contact Sharon Poulette at (443) 699-8281/aloha7290@ or Keith Lyle at (228) 224- 6970 / ► St. Joseph Parish, Gulfport, Aug. 12, Drawdown & Silent Auction ~ St. Joseph Parish, 12290 DePew Rd., Gulfport, is hosting a drawdown and silent auction. Tickets may be purchased on our parish website www.stjosephcc. com, in the parish office & after Mass. A $100 donation admits two for a Hawaiian luau dinner and silent auction. Give your ticket a second chance to win by pur- chasing $20 insurance. A $50 ticket admits one. New or gently used items are needed for the silent auction & qual- ity bottles of liquor are needed for the tailgate cooler raffle & may be dropped off at the parish office. If you know of a business that would donate gift cards, services, etc., please let us know. Contact the parish office for more infor- mation (228) 832-3244. ► St. Michael Parish, Biloxi, Aug. 17, Ultreya ~ An Ultreya will be held on August 17 at 7 p.m. n the Parish Life Center at St. Michael Parish in Biloxi. ► Our Mother of Mercy Parish, Pass Christian, Aug. 18, Healing Mass ~ Our Mother of Mercy will host a Healing Mass on Fri., Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. The church is located at 216 Saucier Ave. Pass Christian. ► Christ the King Mission, Latimer, Aug. 19, Drawdown ~ Mark Your Calendars! Christ the King Drawdown Fundraiser is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 19, at the Latimer Community Center. Cocktails & buffet starting at 6 p.m., drawdown starts at 7 p.m. $2,500 grand prize, $50 per ticket admits 2 Adults. First ticket & every 20th ticket receives a prize. Please share this with your friends, family, and neighbors. Thank you for your participation. ► Blessed Seelos Parish, Biloxi, Aug. 20, “Save the Date” for Fr. Steve Wilson’s Celebration of Life Memorial Mass ~ Blessed Seelos and Our Mother of Sorrows Parishes will have a Celebration of Life Mass for Fr. Steve Wilson, CSsR, Sun., Aug. 20, at 2 p.m.. The Mass will be at Blessed Seelos Church. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. For more info, please call the parish office at (228) 435-0007. ► Our Mother of Mercy Parish, Pass Christian, Aug. 26, Line Dancing with the Lord ~ The SVD Laity of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church is hosting Line Dancing with the Lord Scriptural Dance Party on Sat., Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in our parish hall. Come and hear when the Bible danced and help us Praise God through fellow- ship, fun, and dance! $10 minimum donation at the door. ► Most Holy Trinity Parish, Pass Christian, Sept. 15-17, Rummage Sale ~ Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church is having their annual rummage sale Sept. 15, 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 9062 Kiln Delisle Rd., Pass Christian . Any questions please contact Chuck or LouAnn Heim (334) 207-3371. We want to print your news! Please send your parish, student and school news items to: or mail to: Gulf Pine Catholic, 1790 Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39532. 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