News/Blog :: Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:29:09 GMT Choir News Choir rehearsals will resume Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the choir loft. All are welcome. Call Music Director Ed Grotkowski at 228-493-9010 if you have any questions. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss74 Blanket Group Resumes Meeting in September The group will resume meeting next month and will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Next meeting dates are September 10th and September 24th, 1-3 p.m. NOTE: The September meetings will be in the Parish Community Center but after that will take place in the Catholic Life Center. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss73 2014 Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass Sunday, October 5th at 2:00 p.m. ~ Nativity BVM in Biloxi Couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 years of marriage or more are invited to attend this event. Deadline for registration by mail only is September 19th. Registration forms are available at the parish office upon request. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss72 Permanent Diaconate Formation Classes The Biloxi Diocese has announced plans for a new Formation Class for the Permanent Diaconate to begin in 2015. Pre-selection information sessions will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.—Noon on the following days: Saturday, 9/13, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Hattiesburg; Saturday, 9/20, Most Holy Trinity Parish, Delisle; Saturday, 9/27 at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Ocean Springs. For interested men, attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory, and your wife is required to attend. Please see your pastor, and for further information, call the Diocesan Office of the Diaconate at 228-702-2107. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss70 Diaper Donations Needed! St. Gerard Outreach is in dire need of baby diapers sizes 3, 4, and 5. If you are able to make a donation of diapers, or a monetary donation, please contact Brent Woodfill at 228-463-1238. You may also drop off donations to the parish office. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss69 NEW SESSION OF R.C.I.A. ABOUT TO BEGIN! The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is one way to learn more about the Catholic faith.  R.C.I.A. meets on a weekly basis to explore the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.  During that time, participants prayerfully discern how the Lord is at work in their lives and how He might be leading them toward the Catholic faith. There are no strings attached.  It is, as with Jesus’ invitation to his followers, "come and see". Our R.C.I.A. will begin in September and is directed by Deacon Mike Harris. We will publish the start date as soon as it has been confirmed. Please contact Deacon Mike at or the parish office at 467-6509 for more information or if you have any questions. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss67 Catholic Gifts & Books at St. Clare in Waveland The St. Clare (Waveland) Altar Society is pleased to announce their new gift shop is open. They have a variety of Catholic gifts for all occasions—greeting cards, Mass cards, jewelry, rosaries, bibles, prayer books, and much more. The shop is open Wednesdays 3-6 p.m., Saturdays before and after the 4 p.m. Mass, and Sundays before and after masses at 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. Call Rhonda at 342-0873 or Sandy at 304-1952 for more information or inquiries. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT rss65