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Bereavement Ministry

Nancy Everdyke, coordinator, nacolino340 "at"

Committee members send cards and CareNotes to parishioners who have experienced the loss of a parent, spouse, child or sibling.  Sponsors an All Souls liturgy in November for babies who are stillborn or miscarried and for all children who have passed away. Plans grief workshops/presentations.

Healing Hearts:

Vicki Ladner, 228-229-9721, valadner "at"

Meets with individuals who are in the grieving process for the opportunity to share stories and experiences. Contact the church office to set up an appointment


Compassion and Cancer Support Ministry

Kim and Bill Richardson, 256-895-9009, kimberlyannrichardson "at"

Supports parish members diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illness by home visits, telephone calls and/or prayer. Offers a summarized list of practical help resources to those affected with/by cancer. 

Care & Compassion

Belinda Arnold, 256-655-6484, arnoldbelinda "at"

Provides home-cooked meals to families afflicted with illness, disability, or in grief.


Meals are scheduled using website.

Couple to Couple League

Chris & Alison Protz, instructors, 256-520-3874, nfpcouple "at"

Dedicated to promoting and teaching fertility awareness (Natural Family Planning) to married and engaged couples. The Main Series class teaches the Sympto-Thermal Method which can be used to avoid or help achieve pregnancy (3-Class Session). Pre-Menopause (1-Class Session) and Post-Partum (1-Class Session) classes are also offered.


Class Sessions are scheduled during the academic year: 1st Wednesday from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Church Library, Nursery Provided.

Register online for class sessions at

Hospitality Ministry

Leslie Harris, kitchen coordinator, lharris "at"

Light meals are provided for families following a funeral held at Saint John’s. Volunteers help to prepare food, set-up, serve, and clean-up. Volunteers help to prepare food, set-up, serve, and clean-up for other church events. 

Knit One Pray Two

Ann LeRoy, 256-217-0758, ann.leroy40 "at" (Daytime Group), Julie Blair, 256-722-9337, blairja0 "at" (Evening Group)

Knits/crochets prayer shawls, prayer angels, blankets, caps, and bookmarks for those suffering from cancer or other serious illnesses. Prays for the ill as well as reads scripture.

Daytime Group meets academic year: Monday at 1:00 p.m., All Purpose Room. 

Evening Group meets academic year: FirstThursday at 6:30 p.m., All Purpose Room.  

Married Fellowship

Gene Downs, 256-830-9425, gldowns "at"

Builds community among the married couples through small-group social gatherings centered on faith-oriented discussions. The typical format is Dinner – Discussion – Dessert. All married couples in the parish are welcome. Small Groups typically meet monthly at individual homes.

Ministry-wide events are scheduled throughout the year on the parish campus – please see weekly bulletin for schedule updates.

Mommy & Me

Church Office, 256-722-0130

Mommy & Me Playgroup is a chance for mothers of young children to get together and chat while their children play.


Natural Family Planning

Sarah Pitts, 901-826-2009, sarah.e.l.pitts "at"

Provides support, encouragement, and information regarding all methods of NFP. Welcomes couples currently practicing NFP and those seeking to learn to practice NFP. We work in conjunction with the Pro-Life & Pro-Family Ministry.


See bulletin and web for meeting times and location

Pro-Life & Pro-Family

Church Office, 256-722-0130

Focus is centered on the Catholic teachings of the sacredness of life, from conception to natural death, and the critical role of family as the domestic Church. We provide education events, community outreach activities, materials and resources on pro-life & pro-family topics We work in conjunction with the Natural Family Planning Ministry.


See bulletin and web for meeting times and location.

Quilting Ministry

Mechelle Armstrong, 256-464-6458, magnolialongarmquilting "at" and Mary Beth Dunlap, marybethdunlap "at"

Experienced and beginning quilters celebrate life by enjoying fellowship, learning quilting skills, and making baby quilts to be donated to the Life Choices Programs at Choose Life Group


Meets for Four Sessions (6 to 10 weeks each) throughout the year: Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., All Purpose Room. 

Prime Timers - Senior Fellowship

Ann Marie Crosswhite, lead, 256-726-9204, hillam "at" & Dorothy Kaliszak, 256-325-1567, ckaliszak "at"

Provides spiritual and social programs for all 50+ parishioners. Plans monthly social gatherings to include potlucks, luncheons, theater outings, day trips, etc. When possible, coordinates rides to senior events for those who request it.


Meets academic year: 1st Thursday at 1:00 p.m., Library 

Special Needs Ministry

Mary Kay & Bob Mahan, 256-461-6303, 35758al "at"

The goal of this ministry is to help all members become active parishioners.


If you or a family member has special needs, please let us know who we can help improve your parish experience.

Women's Ministry

Kora Davis, lead, 256-716-0646, kora33 "at" & Denise Schovel, 256-325-6338, dschovel "at"

Core team members plan quarterly dinner events and programs for women to grow in faith and fellowship. Events are typically scheduled on Saturday evening following the 5:30 p.m. Mass.


Meets as needed: usually 3 months prior to each scheduled event. 

Young Adult Fellowship

Vincent Brown, 931-993-5816, vdb255 "at" or Dustin Pieper, 636-358-3763, dfpkd2"at"

Young Adults in their 20's and 30's, both married and single, who meet regularly to socialize, grow in faith, and contribute to the community.

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Meets every other Sunday, 6:45 p.m., All Purpose Room

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