Weekly Bulletin

Even a well-pruned branch cannot bear grapes unless it abides in the vine, drawing water and minerals from the main trunk and transporting food prepared in the leaves to the main trunk and to the roots. In today's Gospel Jesus reminds us that likewise, we cannot bear fruit unless we abide in him just as he abides in us.   Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches.”  What Jesus means is that by abiding in him we will bear much fruit, and that apart from him we can do nothing.  Abiding in Christ means that God has to be inside us and we have to be inside God. We abide in Christ by drawing near to God in the Liturgy and by by living every moment as He has commanded us to do, with the radiant presence of Christ all around us.  


COLLECTION RESULTS: Regular Collection: $3,480.00 Maintenance and Repairs: $1,283.00

THE SECOND COLLECTION this weekend is for Catholic Week subscriptions. An envelope for your $17.00 payment can be found in the boxed sets. If you do not use envelopes, please note Catholic Week on the bottom of the check.

Our Prayer List

Chip Andrus, Rick Arguelo, Thomas Bennett, Theresa Brannon, Samuel Branum, Frances Bridges, Gaylord Brinnon, Lelia Burkes, Cullen Calametti, Mary Ann Calametti, Malcolm Calametti, Gene Carney, Sandi Clark, Pete Cobb, Michael Lambert Collins, Garrett Colvin, Ella Comer, Art Conlon, Deacon Joe Connick, Kevin Connick, Mary Connick, Anthony (Tony) Constantine, Kathy Conwell, Teddy Covington, Ken Crane, Jeff Crawford, Frances Crist, Bobbie Dansley, Dr. Debbie Davis, Duncan Family, Charlie Elliott, Jim Ellis, Carolyn Fairey, Susan Naman Fillers, Linda Fobs, Howard Fowler, Maureen Frost, Spencer Frost, Joe Gable, Dell Garner, Shay Schjott Gautreaux, Ann Geisenheimer, Flora Gilbert, Sheila Green, Patsy Brown Habeeb, Dee Dee Hand, Midge Harden, Christine Harrison, Mat Hartley, Mark Haynes, Katie Henley, Amanda Herring, Blakely Herring, Willie Hill, Parker Hollinghead, Slade Hooks, Claudette Howard, Mary Howell, Robert Howell, Michael Hudson, Kim Hughes, Jerry Ingle, Nelson Iturbe, Sharon Jemison, Shelley Judd, Fred Karkowski, Coy Kirkland, Judy Knowles, Michael J. Knowles, Paul Knowles, Emma Koppersmith, Logan Kynes, Sam Love, Floyd Laurendine, Angie Leon, Patsy Conn Lilley, Frances Luckie, Marcia Luckie, Sage Lyon III, Betsy Mabry, Joanne Maceluch, Mary Martin, Joyce Masters, Christine Mayhall, Brian McArdle, Herbert McClamy, Shirley Cayton McDonald, Geraldine McGlasker, Butch McPherson, Kelly McPhillips, Woodie McPhillips, Bender Middlekauff, Franklin Millette, K. P. Mixon, Edna Moffett, Tom Murray, Kate Myers, Gerard Neely, Sue Neely, Trinity Neno, Will Nichols, Ginny Noletto, Tony Odom, Lee Pace, Ross Partridge, Betty Patrick, Larry Patterson, Wilford Paul, Emma Perkins, Marie Perkins, Neil Pouliot, Fringella Preston, Walter Haywood Prine, Louise Pruitt, Carolyn Pryor, Sheri Reddington, Barbara and Tommy Repoll, Mary Rooney, Davis Saratt, Lucille Scott, Mary S. Seibert, Dell Sharbrough, Carol Shepherd, Phil Smith, Eric Speas, Toodie Spikes, Allison Repoll Spillman, Caroline Stapleton, Rose Story, Nita Sutton, David Taylor, Anita Toole, Penny Townsend, Irene Troy, Abbie Vaughn, Margie McKay Wadsworth, Bert Wainwright, David Wainwright, Artemise N. Walker, Eddie Watson, Eliana Watson, Bill Watkins, Johnny Watts, Michael Watts, Darlene Pennington Wilson, Michael Wilson, John Paul Wilson, Ralph Wilson, Jr., Taylor Wright.

MASS INTENTIONS:

Saturday, May 1 Mike Watts (L) Wednesday, May 5 Mike Watts (L)
Sunday, May 2 Mike Watts (L) Thursday, May 6 John Carney (D)
Monday, May 3 Mike Watts (L) Friday, May 7 Ramona McNab (D)
Tuesday, May 4 Mike Watts (L) Saturday, May 8 John Carney (D)

 AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE

“Servant of the South – The Life of Bishop Michael Portier” Visit mobarch.org or the Archdiocese of Mobile Religious Education Office YouTube page to watch “Servant of the South - The Life of Bishop Michael Portier.” The 50-minute documentary produced by 4PMedia highlights the amazing life of the first bishop of Mobile. Volunteer opportunities are available at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile both assisting staff in daily tasks and providing needed companionship to the residents. For more information or to set up an orientation, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Kathleen Brandau, at (251) 476-6335. The Spring Quarterly Meeting of the ACCW will take place Wednesday, May 28, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul. The meeting begins at 9:45 A.M. followed by the Mass and Luncheon. To make a reservation please contact Carlee Russell at (251)533-4771 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 26.

 

 Updated Covid-19 provisions for churches in the Archdiocese of Mobile: Since so many parishioners are knowledgeable about Covid-19 and so many have been vaccinated, the Archbishop has given greater latitude regarding participation at Mass.

 Masks are still urged for all attending Mass.

One half of the seating in the church is still designated for social distancing. If you have not been vaccinated or feel more comfortable distancing, please sit in the marked pews.

Holy water is returned to the fonts.

Congregational singing is no longer limited.

The venerable Sign of Peace is to resume. People may still choose to give a non physical sign to others.

2021 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

January 10 Living Faith Booklets July 4 Peter's Pence
January 31 Maintenance and Repairs July 11 Missionary Co-op
February 21 Black & Indian Missions July 25 Maintenance and Repairs
February 28 Maintenance and Repairs August 1 Church in Latin America
March 7 Easter Flowers August 15 Home Missions
March 14 Catholic Relief August 29 Maintenance and Repairs
March 28 Maintenance and Repairs September 19 Catholic University
April 2 Holy Land September 26 Maintenance and Repair
April 4 Church in Central/Eastern Europe October 10 All Souls Offering
April 25 Maintenance and Repairs October 24 Propagation of the Faith
May 2 Catholic Week October 31 Maintenance and Repairs
May 23 Catholic Communications November 21 Campaign for Human Dev.
May 30 Maintenance and Repairs November 28 Maintenance and Repairs
June 20 Seminarians December 5 Christmas Flowers
June 27 Maintenance and Repairs December 12 Retired Religious
December 26 Maintenance and Repairs