2016 Homeschool Mass

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All Catholic homeschoolers from the Diocese of Birmingham – from anywhere in the diocese, using any cover schools –  are invited to a Beginning of the Year Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham. Mark your calendars for the Mass , to  be celebrated, along with the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Thursday, September 8 at 10 AM.  Come join other Catholic homeschoolers to begin the school year in prayer and fellowship!
Bishop Robert J. Baker will be the celebrant, with other priests of the diocese concelebrating. We are very grateful for their support and for the support of the Cathedral and diocesan staff!
There will be very light refreshments after the Mass.  No organized programming is planned, but there will be time and space to network with other homeschoolers and exchange ideas in your particular area of interest – homeschooling high school;special needs; curriculum chat; arts lessons, and so on.
So come, pray, fellowship and then make plans with friends to enjoy some of the wonderful resources Birmingham has to offer – go to the (free) Birmingham Museum of Art or the (free) Birmingham Botanical Gardens, hit McWane, the Vulcan, play at Railroad Park or go visit EWTN!

Please spread the word!

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St. Thomas Academy

Spring registration is happening!

Go here for more information on these great classes – my 10 year old son LOVED both the drama and History of Science classes.

 

 

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Volleyball at St. Rose

This just in:

Do you know of any homeschool families that might be interested in having their daughters or sons participate in sports at St Rose?They have just completed volleyball registration but their flea team (3rd and 4th grade) could use a few more players. Boys and girls are welcome to play 3-6 grades and girls in 7-8. They would have to be attending a PSR program at one of the parishes to participate.

St. Rose Academy website

Contact St. Rose at 933-0549

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Deo Gratias!

It was a great celebration of Mass today –  I didn’t count, but at least two hundred homeschoolers and their families came for a prayerful beginning of the school year.  At least! 

Many thanks to Father Bazzel and the concelebrating priests – Fr. Jerabek of St. Barnabas and Holy Rosary, Fr. Booth of Blessed Sacrament, and Fr. Vu of St. Stephen’s Catholic Center at UAB.  Servers, cantor and lectors were all homeschoolers.

Thank you, too, to Bruce Ludwick, Cathedral Music Director. 

I didn’t enlists anyone to take photos, but thank goodness Fr. Vu was prepared!

Look for a similar event during Advent. We’ll start planning soon, but we hope that in addition to Mass, we’ll have an opportunity to break the children up into age groups and have them do Advent-related crafts (with perhaps something a bit different for the older kids).

If anyone is interested in helping, please contact me!

Watch this space for news on that score.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

New this fall!  

St. Thomas Aquinas Academy is a Catholic co-op designed to supplement and support Birmingham, Alabama homeschooling families in the pursuit of beauty, truth, and knowledge.

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For class listings go here. 

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Homeschool Tutor

Laurie will be at the Homeschool Mass on Augusts 26, so you’ll have a chance to meet and talk with her there:

My name is Laurie Hill, and I am a retired K-6 teacher from Prince of Peace Catholic School. I am available to the Homeschooling community for individual or small group tutoring. I have 18+ years of teaching experience and have done individual tutoring for at least ten years. I live in the city of Helena but am able to travel. If you have any questions please call or email me at: 205-383-5553, laurieannehill@gmail.com

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Birmingham Diocese Homeschool Mass – Updated!

Birmingham Homeschool Mass

All Catholic homeschoolers from the Diocese of Birmingham – from anywhere in the diocese, using any cover schools –  are invited to a Beginning of the Year Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham. Mark your calendars for the Mass , to  be celebrated on Wednesday, August 26 at 10 AM.  Come join other Catholic homeschoolers to begin the school year in prayer and fellowship!

There will be very light refreshments after the Mass.  No organized programming is planned, but there will be time and space to network with other homeschoolers and exchange ideas in your particular area of interest – homeschooling high school;special needs; curriculum chat; arts lessons, geographic regions of the diocese, and so on.  There will be a few information tables, as well.

So come, pray, fellowship and then make plans with friends to enjoy some of the wonderful resources Birmingham has to offer – go to the (free) Birmingham Museum of Art or the (free) Birmingham Botanical Gardens, hit McWane, the Vulcan, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, play at Railroad Park or go visit EWTN!

Parking Information:  

There is a free lot next to the Cathedral (to the right in the photo above).  There are no Chancery meetings that day, so there should be some spaces.  There is possible street parking availability, particularly to the east of the Cathedral. In addition, there is a parking deck on the corner of 4th Ave N and 22nd Street. The VA uses the first few floors. The top floors are available for public parking. at a low fee.  The entrance is on 4th.

For more information, please contact Amy Welborn at BirminghamCatholicHomeschool@gmail.com.

Please spread the word!

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