CULLMAN — The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus took part in a memorial service for Annie Friedrich at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Cullman recently. Mrs. Friedrich was the mother of Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator Kenneth Friedrich. Members of the honor guard are from various parishes in the Birmingham area and gathered at Sacred Heart to honor Mrs. Friedrich, 98, a lifelong member of the Cullman church. She had 12 children and was an active member in the parish all during her life.
Sacred Heart Church's Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration
Hispanic members of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Cullman enter church dressed in ceremonial garments of their native homeland and carrying mosaics of their patroness, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Huntsville Collegium Musicum Christmas Program at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Eight members of The Huntsville Collegium Musicum presented an acapella concert at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church recently featuring a musical depiction of the Christmas story. Using music dating back to 1420, the program featured works by Cristobal Morales, Jean Mouton, Gustav Holst and Johann Walther as well as the words of American poet Joshua Smith from the eighteenth century.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry
Another record has been broken by local contributors of gift filled shoeboxes to the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry Project. The OCC Collection Center for Cullman County at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church collected 6,352 shoeboxes, breaking the previous record of 5,335 shoeboxes collected last year.
Processional cross returned to Christ Lutheran Church
When the tornado tore through Cullman April 27, 2011, one of the many buildings destroyed was Christ Lutheran Church. Stunned residents throughout the city came out of shelters moments after the tornado hit and were awed by the destruction.
Thanksgiving service held at St. Bernard
Students at St. Bernard Prep School celebrated Mass recently during the school’s Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service. Traditionally each year St. Bernard students and staff are given the opportunity to invite clergy representing their various congregations and religious traditions.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church members collect for food pantry
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church members help load Ken Kreps trailer with bags of canned and non-perishable food goods for the St. Vincent dePaul Society's food pantry.
St. Bernard Preparatory seniors honored at dedication mass
Twenty-seven seniors at St. Bernard Prep School were honored recently during a dedication mass in the Abbey Church. The ceremony was concelebrated by Abbot Cletus Meagher, chairman of the board; Father Joel Martin, president; and Father Bede Marcy, school chaplain.
Dotson recent graduate of seminary
Christopher Dotson has recently completed studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville, Ky., where he obtained a master of divinity degree.
Robinson recently returned from mission work in Utah
Sim Robinson recently returned from the Utah, Salt Lake City East Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sim is the son of Mark and Lynn Robinson of Addison and a member of the Cullman Ward.
NATION: Churches changing bylaws after gay marriage ruling
Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.
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