CULLMAN — St. Vincent dePaul Society of Sacred Heart Church in Cullman sponsored a “Coats For Kids” project, collecting and providing coats to children in the Cullman area. Parishioners were asked to donate new or gently used coats for youths 12 and younger. Some 50 coats were donated in varying sizes. The Society’s office is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11:45 a.m. to offer food and assistance to those in need in the Cullman County area, regardless of religious affiliation. Shown are, from left: St. Vincent dePaul Society Director Charlotte Kreps with fellow members, Nell Loegler and Mary Frances Fink.
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.
Operation Christmas Child: Missionary Marla Cain to speak tonight at East Side Baptist Church
Marla Cain’s vocabulary is rich with adjectives describing her journey. After all, she had been waiting for 16 years to arrive at this place.
Religious family survives being lost at sea
A northern Arizona family has survived being lost at sea for weeks after an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion.
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