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POP Knights Bless River Highlands Residents

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 7/02/20

The POP Knights recently delivered a variety of snacks, beverages, books, puzzle books, note cards and toiletries to the 100 residents of River Highlands assisted living facility.  Parishioners Coleen and Frank Johnson brought this outreach idea to the Knights because the residents have been isolated at the facility since ... Read More »

Blood Drive Success!

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 7/01/20

POP held a second successful blood drive for UAB Medicine  in response to the great need for blood and platelets in our community due to COVID-19.  The week-long event was executed by LifeSouth Blood Centers from June 22-26 at the church and yielded 426 units, averaging out to be ... Read More »

Sunday Men's Bible Study Resumes

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/30/20

The men’s Bible study group will resume its meetings in the St. Monica Room at 6:15 pm on the following dates, July 12, August 2, August 16, August 30 and September 13.  All men 16 years of age and older are welcome to attend to pray and share the ... Read More »

POP Helps "Food for our Journey" Feed Homeless

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/29/20

We packed 200 fried chicken lunches for the homeless on June 28 and can't wait to do it again in July!  As you may have heard, POP is partnering with Food for Our Journey food truck to provide a hot lunch for the homeless of Birmingham. In the past, ... Read More »

Scripture in Action Study Resumes

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/28/20

Scripture in Action, our Sunday morning Bible study of the day's readings and Gospel, has resumed at 9:45 am each Sunday.  Leaders Tom and Elsbeth Germanson facilitate this discussion in the St. Jude room.  If you prefer to attend remotely, a Zoom meeting connection is available.  Contact Tom Germanson ... Read More »

Parishioner Named Teacher of the Year!

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/23/20

Congratulations to POP parishioner Juan Vasquez who was named Pelham High School Teacher of the Year!  According to the Shelby County Reporter, Vasquez teaches language acquisition and sheltered English 9 and 10 at Pelham.  He has also taught sheltered biology and sheltered health. In addition to this class load, ... Read More »

Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/23/20

Congrats to parishioners Wade and Bib Northington on their 50th wedding anniversary! The couple was married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mayfield, KY on June 13, 1970. Wade is a retired veterinarian with 25 years in private mixed animal practice and 20 years at the Murray State University ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Joy

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/17/20

My dear parish family,

Very Rev. Fr. Bryan Jerabek, the Chancellor of our diocese, has informed me that I will be reassigned on October 8, 2020 to St. Mary of the Visitation, Huntsville, AL. Reflecting upon my life here at Prince of Peace, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank ... Read More »

Lunch for the Homeless Resumes!

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/16/20

We are excited to announce that beginning June 28 we will partner with Food for Our Journey food truck to provide a hot lunch for the homeless. In the past, we donated and served meals at Church of the Reconciler, but they are not serving meals right now. So, ... Read More »

Sock Collection for Homeless

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/12/20

Please help us provide socks to the homeless. We learned from Kelly Harden Greene and Christine Pappas Golab of Food For Our Journey food truck (which feeds the homeless 7 days a week) that there is a HUGE need for men's and women's socks among the homeless in Birmingham. So let's do it - ... Read More »


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