Two Former St. Ignatius Pastors Retire

Reverend Monsignors Patrick Gallagher (above left) and Warren Wall among three retiring archdiocesan priests. By The Catholic Week MOBILE — Three Archdiocese of Mobile priests, Msgr. Warren Wall, Msgr. Patrick Gallagher and Fr. Philip McKenna, retired effective June 27. Msgr. Wall most recently served as pastor at St. Mary Parish...

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Wisdom of the Saints about God (part 2)

“While men, indeed, cannot make anything out of nothing, but only out of matter already existing, yet God is in this point preeminently superior to men, that He Himself called into being the substance of His creation, when previously it had no existence.” St. Irenaeus (2nd-3rd centuries) “For God, being...

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‘God chose to call us’: The story of two brothers ordained Catholic priests on the same day

By Jonah McKeown Catholic News Agency Peyton and Connor Plessala are brothers from Mobile, Alabama. They’re 18 months— one school grade— apart. Despite the occasional competitiveness and squabbles that many brothers experience growing up, they’ve always been best buds. “We’re closer than best friends,” Connor, 25, told CNA. As young...

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Meet Philip Ison, RCIA Candidate

Our candidates will finally be received into full communion this Sunday at 12 noon. Please continue to pray for all of our new families. Philip Ison Confirmation Saint: Saint Francis of Assisi Connection to Saint Ignatius: I was baptized by Father Shields at St. Ignatius 32 years ago, and Father...

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Meet Stacy Cummings, RCIA Candidate

Pray for our RCIA candidates! Stacy Cummings Fun Fact: Stacy’s sons, Miles and Marshall, will also receive their First Holy Communion and be received into the church, along with their mom! Please pray for the whole family! Confirmation Saint: St. Christopher Connection to St. Ignatius: My husband, Marl, went to...

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