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Fr. Adam Gonzales to lead Carmelite retreat in October
MOBILE — The local community of Secular Carmelites will be hosting its annual Carmelite retreat Oct. 5-7. The retreat master will be Fr. Adam Gonzales, a discalced Carmelite priest. This silent retreat will provide an opportunity to spend time in peace and quiet.
It begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday and will end Sunday after lunch.
The theme will be “Getting Back to the Basics of Carmelite Spirituality, with an emphasis on the Holy Father’s newest document — ‘Gaudete et Exsultae.’”
Meals are provided and all are welcome. Cost is $125, with a $40 down payment.
— To register, contact Paul Schubert at 251-605-7299 or tradeup@greers.com.

Legion of Mary accepting new members
The Legion of Mary Immaculate Conception Curia of Mobile is inviting all to become part of an international lay apostolate with more than 3 million members.
The Legion of Mary provides a system to live a life of holiness and to become an apostle in today’s world. All of us are called to go out and spread the kingdom of God.
One might not be sure how to do that, but has the desire to serve the Church in a positive way. The world, which is often filled with darkness, needs the light and hope that one can bring others through the Legion of Mary. As one involves himself or herself in the meetings, Rosary and prayers, and the discipline of service to nursing homes, hospitals and the homebound in parishes, one is given the grace to be in union with our Blessed Mother and to share her son with others. Opportunities are available for evangelization as well.
— For more information, ask the parish office for the contact person at the following parishes or call Patti Millette at 251-665-5187: St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph, Most Pure Heart of Mary, St. Pius X, Holy Family, Little Flower and St. Dominic.

Training offered on Ministry of Compassion and Consolation
St. Ann Parish and Our Lady of Assumption Mission in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee are renewing their Ministry of Compassion and Consolation, which currently includes liturgical support and hospitality.
In cooperation with the diocese, all are invited to a two-day training opportunity on Sept. 14-15 at the diocesan Pastoral Center at 11 North B Street in Pensacola. The training will explore how to develop the ministry and how to enhance an already active ministry.
The training runs from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 and from 9-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
The $25 registration fee includes material and meals. Register online at www.ptdiocese.com/registration.
— For more information, contact Joan Moore at maryjoanprouty@gmail.com

Resurrection’s Petty published in worship hymnal
Resurrection Catholic Church Pastoral Musician and Artist in Residence W. Clifford Petty recently had two of his works added to the GIA Publications “One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: An African American Ecumenical Hymnal.”
Petty’s songs “Psalm 51: Have Mercy On Us” and “Psalm 67: O God, Let All The Nations Praise You” were included among 696 others in the hymnal, which will be used for worship and reference in Black churches across the country.
During his 25 years at Resurrection, Petty has written and composed hundreds of original songs, has planned and curated music for dozens of national conferences annually, and has taught music basics and lessons to nearly 2,000 Resurrection Catholic School students. Prior to his time at Resurrection, Petty taught for a decade at the historic St. Jude Educational Institute.
Petty has been a musical mainstay at churches across the state since the young age of 10. His musical expertise has also allowed him to release four albums: “In Spirit and Truth” (2006), “Touch Jesus” (2009), “The Mass of New Beginnings” (2013), and “We Are Filled With Joy!” (2016).
Petty is a two-time graduate of Alabama State University, and is a member of The Good Ground Ensemble, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), Alabama Vocal Association (AVA), National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He also serves as Grand Knight of Knights of Peter Claver, Father Manuel Williams Council #345.

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