Catholic Education * Lifelong Formation

Dr. David Anders, Ph.D., Director
2121 3rd Avenue North
P O Box 12047 (35202-2047)
Birmingham, AL 35203

Jasmine Densmore, Secretary
2121 3rd Avenue North 
P.O.Box 12047 (35202-2047)
Birmingham, AL 35203

Office of Religious Education
The Diocesan Catechetical office is a collaborative community of faith commissioned to serve the mission of the Diocese and authorized by the Bishop to give direction and support to the Catechetical ministry.  The office assists all Catholic people, youth and children to develop a conscious, living active faith through the light of instruction.  Contact the Office of Religious Education at (205) 838-8312 or by email at

Office of Campus Ministry 
The Catholic Campus Ministry exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the arena of higher education. It addresses the needs of the students, faculty and staff at the 29 institutions of higher learning in the diocese. Contact: Dr. David Anders, Director, 205-838-8303, or by e-mail at

Office of Lay Ministry
The office of Lay Ministry exists to establish a program that recognizes, calls forth, affirms and supports the giftedness of adults in continuing the mission of Jesus Christ by providing opportunities for enriching their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic tradition, growth in the spiritual life and development of skills necessary for effective leadership in ministry. Contact Lay Ministry at 205-838-8300, or by e-mail at

Office for Youth
The Office for Youth assists parishes as they minister to and with young people. The Office stands ready to support the Catholic Community's ourtreach to adolescents wherever and whenever it happens. Special focus includes Catholic Scouting, CROSS Retreats and training events for parish youth coordinators.Contact Donald Schwarzhoff, Director of the Office for Youth at 205-838-8301, or by e-mail at

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local diocese news

  • Feb
    Statement from Bishop Baker regarding Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day
    February 14, 2018 - 1:41 pm
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  • Feb
    Lenten Retreat will be held Feb. 17 at Hanceville Shrine
    February 17, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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  • Feb
    Diocese to celebrate World Day of Marriage
    February 11, 2018 - 1:43 pm
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  • Feb
    Stand Tall Retreat to be held Feb. 9-11 at St. Bernard Abbey
    February 9, 2018 - 1:39 pm
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  • Jan
    Centering Prayer Workshop Jan. 27 at Prince of Peace Church
    January 27, 2018 - 1:33 pm
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