Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church is a Catholic faith community, called by God the Father, centered in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim God's love and the Gospel message through word and action to all people.
-Our Lady of the Valley Parish Mission Statement
ANGEL TREE 2020
ANGEL TREE 2020 COVID EDITION
The OLV Altar Sodality ANGEL TREE will look a little different this year. Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be handing out individual gift requests. Instead, we will be collecting $25 Walmart and Target gift cards. We will also accept monetary donations (checks made payable to OLV Altar Sodality). Please bring your gift cards/donations to the Church on November 7/8 or November 14/15 and drop in the Angel Tree baskets at the entrances. Our Angel Tree will be helping OLV families and children served by Oak Mountain Missions. Our primary focus this year will be helping children who are 18 and under. If you have any questions about the Angel Tree or would like to make a donation, please contact Sharon Thompson (205-335-9707) or email [email protected].
2020 PSR Guidelines for Safety
- There will be no coffee and donuts offered at this time
- Drop off students in a carpool line at the front entrance of the school
- Temperatures will be taken, and must be <100.4 F to attend class
- All students will enter through the front entrance of the school
- Face coverings are required
- No parents may enter the school building
- Assistants will escort the students from the front entrance to the classroom
- Pick up students at the side door entrance to the parish center/school lunchroom
- If anyone in your family has been diagnosed or exposed to COVID, please keep your students home!
- The school is sprayed 3 times a week with a disinfectant chemical that kills COVID
- We have 1 classroom per grade this year, 5K-9th grade, and all classes will meet in the main school building
PSR Guidelines for Families Choosing At-Home Catechesis
- Books will be ordered this week and we will notify you when they are here in the parish office for you to come pick them up
- 2nd grade students who are being instructed at home MUST attend a monthly sacramental prep class. The dates are listed on the class schedule
- Please spend some time teaching your children to pray, and begin and end each class with prayer that is led by the student(s). These prayers can be spontaneous prayer and/or traditional prayers
- Please focus on traditional Catholic teaching and traditions
- Please set up a prayer place in your home for daily prayer
- Please read the Sunday readings with your students and help them find the scripture passages in the Bible
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Spiritual Communion prayer:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Prayer for Vocations
Gracious and Loving God, help the men and women of the Diocese of Birmingham hear your call to serve. Our needs are great and our people thirst for your presence. Open the hearts of many, raise up faithful servants of the Gospel, dedicated holy sisters, brothers, deacons and priests, who will give themselves for your people and their needs. Bless those who are serving now with courage and perseverance. Grant that many will be inspired by their example and faith. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
- Mary, Mother of Vocations
- Pray for us.
Sunday: 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, and 11:00 AM
Outdoor Holy Communion is available each Sunday from 10am - 10:30am under the portico at church.
Weekday Masses (in church)
Tuesday 7:45 AM
Wednesday 12 noon
Thursday 7:45 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 3pm in the church cry room.
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- Rev. Thomas Kelly, Pastor
- Rev. Dan Whitaker, Deacon
- Rev. Bob Martin, Deacon
- Rev. Robert Long, Deacon
- Mark Woodard, Director of Religious Education
- Mrs. Kathy Martin, DRE Secretary, Admin Assistant
- Mrs. Karen Portante, Office Manager, Admin Assistant
- Ms. Theresa Thienpont, Director of Music Ministry
- Kathleen Keelin, Middle School Youth Ministry
- Mrs. Carol Cahill, Website, Admin Assistant
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