Gulf Pine Catholic

2 Gulf Pine Catholic • August 18, 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 OTHER EVENTS ► 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. ► 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. ► St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Long Beach, Aug. 22, Deo Gloria ~ Please join us for Deo Gloria , Tues., Aug. 22, at 7 p.m., at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Beach Blvd. E, Long Beach. It will be a beauti- ful evening of the Word, ancient hymns & chants, Adoration of our Lord in the most Blessed Sacrament. Free to attend! ► Sacred Heart Parish, Pass Christian, Aug. 24, Healing Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi ~ A night of healing with Adoration, prayers of deliverance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, and one-on-one pastoral counseling, 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 ► 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 -- . ► St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, Bay St. Louis, Sociable SeniorMinistry ~ The sociable Senior Ministry of St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church held its ► 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. Thurs., Aug. 24, 6 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 14595 Vidalia Rd., Pass Christian. ► 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. ► Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, Biloxi, Sept. 7, Hour of Grace ~ Hour of Grace is a time of encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ present to us in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar; an opportunity to lift our voices and hearts to Christ in worship as He pours His graces upon us. This Hour of Grace will be on Thurs., Sept. 7, at 6 p.m at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, 870 Howard Avenue. Come and be renewed by the Lord! ► 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 & 17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 9062 Kiln Delisle Rd., Pass Christian. Any ques- tions please contact Chuck or LouAnn Heim (334) 207-3371. ► St. Vincent de Paul Elementary, Long Beach, Sept. 16, Presentation by Dr. Alan Schreck ~ All are invited to a special presentation by Dr. Alan Schreck Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in St. Vincent de Paul gym, Long Beach. Dr. Schreck is the professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and author of many books, including Your Life in the Holy Spirit. A light breakfast of coffee and donuts and lunch will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. to the Holy Family Parish Office at (228) 452- 4686 if you plan to attend. ► Sacred Heart Parish, D’Iberville, Oct. 13-15, Sacred Heart 97th Annual Bazaar ~ Sacred Heart will host the 97th Annual Bazaar on Oct. 13, 14, and 15. It runs 6-10 p.m. on Sun. Coastal favorite homemade food items, great bands, games for kids and adults! Raffle and amazing auction. More info to come. first meeting on July 13. The meeting opened with a prayer by Father Anil Thomas and a welcome to the 37 mem- bers in attendance was extended by the committee coordinators, Wanda Heath, Bobbie Tate and Sandra Price. Members were asked to forget all their problems, their aches and pains for 90 minutes and enjoy themselves at the “HAPPY PLACE”. The main agenda topic for discussion was Advanced Directives. Wanda Heath explained what an Advanced Directive is, the importance of having an advanced directive and who should have copies of their properly signed advanced directive. Blank copies of the Mississippi Advanced Directive form were distributed to all members. All seniors 60 years and over are invited to attend. For next meeting, contact the office at St. Rose de Lima (228) 467- 7347. DEACON FORMATION ► Diocese of Biloxi, Men, could God be calling you to the diaconate? -- If so, the Biloxi Diocese plans to begin a new Formation Class for the diaconate in the Fall of 2024. Pre-selection informa- tion sessions will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-noon on the following days: Sept. 23 at St. Thomas Parish, Long Beach; Sept. 30 at St. Thomas Parish, Hattiesburg; and Oct. 14 at St. Mary Parish, Gautier. For interested men who think they might have a calling, atten- dance at one of these sessions is manda- tory with your wife. Please see your pastor, or call Deacon CalvinAuthement, (601) 520-0906 or Deacon Mike Harris, (228) 342-1536.