St. Aloysius Parish News
The Youth Ministry selection committee recently interviewed the three finalists for the new Director of Youth Ministry (Life Teen) Program. The committee selected Samantha Elam and she will begin on January 17, 2016. She is scheduled to graduate from Ave Maria University in December with a B.A. in Catholic Studies. We are in need of several new CORE team members for the Life Teen Program, so please contact me if you are... [Read more...]
We are excited to host an Advent Concert event featuring Internationally known Catholic recording artists Sarah Hart and Steve Angrisano! The concert is on Friday, December 11th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale now in the church office.
Then on Saturday, Dec. 12th, Sarah Hart will lead us in an Advent Mini-Retreat called, “Waiting for the Light” from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. There is... [Read more...]
Catholic Scripture Study has openings for the Tuesday night Bible Study of Isaiah from 6:45-8:15 PM in the Video Room. Cost is $47.00 for the class which includes a workbook, discussion and video. Classes started September 22nd, and we are only on the 7th lesson. Please join us! Call Bob Smith for information at 855-0404.
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The immeasurable sacrifice that our Lord JESUS did, dying on the cross to save the world, cannot compare to any! How can we give back a little? Maybe by becoming one of GOD’s Prayer Warriors at the Adoration Chapel, spending one holy hour a week. If you feel you are being called, please contact Dave and Melanie King at 828-638-0462, email email@example.com, or go to our parish website to sign up —- http://www.staloysiushickory.org/parishioners/forms. The... [Read more...]
This weekend we have decorated two trees with Angels specifying gifts to be given to area children and residents of area nursing homes. Please take an Angel from the tree and get an item for the recipient. Note whether the gift should be wrapped, then bring it to the designated drop-off spot by the date given on the Angel. Perhaps two families could join together to get more expensive items. Please note that Lutheran... [Read more...]
FAITH FORMATION PARENTS, PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
NO Faith Formation classes on Wednesday, November 25th (Kindergarten through 8th Grade)
or Sunday, November 29th – Thanksgiving Break.
Faith Formation Inclement Weather Policy Wednesday classes: If Hickory City Schools cancel school or after school activities because of inclement weather, we will not have Faith Formation.Sunday & Wednesday classes: Class cancellations... [Read more...]
The 8th Commandment: The Law of Speech is the focus of today’s class – “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:16. This commandment confronts us with these two questions: 1. How is it that a traditional regard for truth seems to be in danger? 2. What are we teaching about the nature of success in this culture? These are two historical dimensions that underlie the 8th... [Read more...]
If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, either to become a member, or as a Catholic to deepen and enrich your knowledge, RCIA classes continue on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Parlor. There is no session this Wednesday, November 25, because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our next session will be on December 2 when the topic will be, Advent and the Liturgical Year.”
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Beginning in January, 2016, St. Aloysius will offer a biblically based curriculum that teaches us how to handle money God’s way. This nine-week course, developed by Dave Ramsey, will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and more. Classes begin Sunday, January 10th 3-5:00 PM in the Video Room for nine weeks. Questions? Call Fred Stevens at 446-0567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Our next Blood Drive will be Tuesday, January 12, 2016!
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Sharing God’s Gifts is the theme of the 2015 Diocesan Support Appeal. Your contribution is a way of serving our brothers and sisters throughout the diocese and continuing the saving work begun by Jesus. As of August 24th, $97,755.26 has been paid and $15,367.02 has been pledged by 409 (27%) of our families toward our goal of $117,291.00. Our current shortfall is $4,168.72. If you have not yet made your contribution,... [Read more...]
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