Sunday, August 25th at 1:00 p.m.
Fr. Den Irwin will be celebrating a

Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form

at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Parish
725 Highway 87 (and Highway 167)
Troy, AL 36079

Directions: From Hwy 231, We are located ½ mile south on Hwy 87/167
(turn toward the Walgreens & Wells Fargo Bank).
The church is on the left side of the road. 

- Everyone is welcome -

The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name referring to the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this devotion we can meditate on the joys and sorrows Mary held silently in her heart, the virtues and hidden perfections of Mary, and, above all, her virginal love for God the Father, her maternal love for her son Jesus, and her compassionate love for all people - August 15th, Solemnity, the church celebrates the Assumption of Mary into heaven.

Living a consecration could be described as following three attitudes or spirits:
Union — Imitation of Jesus and Mary, so as to become like them, and trying to develop as constant as possible a realization of His and her presence.
Dependence — Give to Jesus and Mary the right to dispose of everything we have, temporal and spiritual.
Obedience — Jesus and Mary have the right to ask us to do anything at all, even without reward. In consecration, we recognize that right, give it on a basis of love, and plan to carry it out with fullest generosity.

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of August 2019

Families, Schools of Human Growth: That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.

Feasts of August

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of August are:
August 1 - Alphonsus Liguori, Memorial
August 2 - Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard, Optional Memorial
August 4 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 5 - Dedication of St. Mary Major, Optional Memorial
August 6 - Transfiguration, Feast
August 7 - Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan, Optional Memorial
August 8 - Dominic, Memorial
August 9 - Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Optional Memorial
August 10 - Lawrence, Feast
August 11 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 13 - Pontian and Hippolytus, Optional Memorial
August 14 - Maximilian Kolbe, Memorial
August 15 - Assumption, Solemnity
August 16 - Stephen of Hungary, Optional Memorial
August 18 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 19 - John Eudes; St. Bernard Tolomei, Optional Memorial
August 20 - Bernard, Memorial
August 21 - Pius X, Sunday
August 22 - Queenship of Mary, Memorial
August 23 - Rose of Lima, Optional Memorial
August 24 - Bartholomew, Feast
August 25 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 27 - Monica, Memorial
August 28 - Augustine, Memorial
August 29 - Passion of Saint John the Baptist , Memorial

 OLOG Knights of Columbus and Our Lady’s Guild 2019 Scholarship Award recipients are Anna-Kate Janes, who received $750 and Emily Talbot, who received $500. 

The KOC Annual Draw Down Dinner, as well as purchases from Our Lady’s Guild store provide funds for the scholarship award.  OLOG graduating seniors compete in an essay contest; the best essayists are the winners. 

Pictured are Chris Ducote, Grand Knight, Lois Pribulick, President of Our Lady’s Guild, Anna-Kate Janes and Emily Talbot.

Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the 9:30 a.m. Mass, Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi formally installed Father Dennis Irwin as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.

The Holy Mass and Installation ceremony began with altar servers, extraordinary ministers, parish office staff, financial and parish council members, parish ministry leaders, representatives of the Knights of Columbus, lector, Father Den Irwin and Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi in the entrance procession.

After the Gospel Archbishop Rodi preached the homily then presided over the formal installation.  In the ceremony, he introduced Father Irwin as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish; the parish office staff, financial and parish council members were also introduced and each was invited to extend a welcome to Father Irwin.  Archbishop Rodi acknowledged Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Irwin the parents of Father Irwin, then requested that Father Irwin be presented with the symbols of OLOG church.  Parishioners presented Father Irwin with the keys to the church and tabernacle, the Elijah Cup, the parish records registry and a three legged stool which represents the parish mission of spreading the Good News, sharing in the Holy Eucharist, enriching the community through our talents, treasure and time, and transforming the community by prayer and action.

Our Lady of Guadalupe parishioners receive Father Irwin with a warm welcome and give thanks for the gift of his priesthood, as he brings Christ in the sacraments to each of us and to our families.  We pray that Father Irwin will find blessings and fulfillment here at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.

Words from Father Irwin

Greetings parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  I am looking forward to meeting you all.  Allow me to tell you a little bit about myself.  I grew up in Montgomery. I attended St. Bede Catholic School for my first eight years and graduated from Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School in 1988.  I studied Civil Engineering at Auburn University and graduated in 1993.  A few years after college I began formal training for the priesthood at St. Joseph’s Seminary College near Covington, LA.  Finally, I was sent to Rome for five years of major seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in June of 2001.  I have been a priest for 18 years and have been assigned to parishes in Dothan, Mobile, Andalusia and Troy.  My hobbies include hiking, rafting, and camping.  At one time I was an avid water-skier up at Lake Martin as well.  I am looking forward to my time at OLOG and ask for God's blessings upon all of us.  -- Fr. Den Irwin

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and special guests celebrated Father Albert Kelly’s many years of faithful ministry on the occasion of his retirement and the forty-seventh anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Friday, June 7th, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

Attend Sunday Mass with us; there is no better way to begin your week.

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