Latin Mass Schedule

Father Jerry Byrd has announced the Lent and Easter Schedule for the Oratory of Our Lady of Providence. Please note the Mass will now begin at 6 p.m. and not 6:30 p.m.  Confessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. Download the PDF Here.   

5 FoolProof Ways to Live Lent Like A Christian

One Lent Fr. Jerry Byrd decided to go big. He slept on the floor and gave up coffee, and meat. It all lasted about 14 hours. “We have to be reasonable in our penances and prayer,” said Fr. Byrd. He learned this in seminary when he was growing in his love of God and wanted to do more for God. … Read More

Holy Face Novena: Please Pray with Us!

The Holy Face Novena is a deep devotion that leads us into Lent. We will finish the Novena on The Feast of the Holy Face on February 13th –“Shrove Tuesday” — the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The Devotion The devotion was first spread by the efforts of Venerable Leo Dupont (also known as the Apostle of the Holy Face) who … Read More

The Light of Candlemas! February 2

Celebrate Candlemas with us on February 2, right before the 6 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph. A table will be set up for you to bring your candles for a blessing. This is also our First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart. What is Candlemas? Celebrated on February 2, Candlemas is a significant day in the liturgical calendar for Catholics. … Read More

Pilgrimage with Fr. Byrd: An Inspiring Journey to Alabama!

Are you seeking inspiration, deepening faith, or simply a break from the ordinary? Do you want to deepen your love and knowledge of the Eucharist? If so this pilgrimage journey might be for you! We are organizing a pilgrimage with Fr. Byrd, from March 18-21, 2024. This spiritual journey to the Blessed Sacrament Shrine in Hanceville, Alabama is not just … Read More

Ash Wednesday Schedule & It’s a Fasting Day!

Heads Up! Ash Wednesday falls on St. Valentine’s Day this year! However, it is still an obligatory day of fasting! That means a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals  that together does not equal a full meal. We do not eat meat on Ash Wednesday. Catholics also do not eat meat any … Read More

Want To Go With Us? Pilgrimage to the Blessed Sacrament Shrine

It’s a great time to go to the Blessed Sacrament Shrine in Hanceville, Alabama. We will also be in the studio audience of one of the ETWN shows, have a special luncheon together at the Shrine, and have many opportunities for spiritual renewal, reflection, and community with our fellow pilgrims! Call Jane at the parish office for more information and … Read More

New! Liturgical Living Calendar!

Here’s an easy way to keep track of the Catholic Liturgical Year for each month. You can get the PDF print out here! Our Catholic faith has so many saints who intercede for us. Each month the saints have a special feast day. While you can pray to any saint for anything you need, some saints are known for answering … Read More

Happy New Year on this Feast of the Mother of God

New Year’s Day falls on the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, our Lady’s greatest title. “Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time. For the first time in the plan of salvation and because his Spirit had prepared her, the Father … Read More