For the first time since 1945, Valentine’s Day falls this year on Ash Wednesday. Some have wondered whether a dispensation from the standard laws of fast and abstinence would be granted.
Out of respect for the importance of Ash Wednesday in the lives of so many – including our non-Catholic brethren – and the way this custom underlines the importance of the Lenten season at its outset, a dispensation will not be given.
Happy Catholic Schools Week! Let's continue supporting our schools in their mission to Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed!
Look for Bishop Baker's Catholic Schools Week homily and some extras from the diocesan Schools office in the Feb. 2 issue of the One Voice.
Following the Church’s tradition of many centuries, candidates for Holy Orders are instituted into the ministry of Acolyte as they continue their studies toward ordination. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal indicates “the acolyte is instituted for service at the altar and to assist the priest and deacon. It is his place principally to prepare the altar and the sacred vessels and, . . . to distribute the Eucharist to the faithful as an extraordinary minister. In the ministry…
In the Dec. 15 issue of the One Voice, Bishop Baker publishes his homily from the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Also featured are photographs from the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Bishop Baker writes for the second week of Advent: Preparing our Hearts. See his article in the Dec. 8 issue of the One Voice.
Look for Bishop Baker's Thanksgiving message in the Nov. 24 issue of the One Voice.
Our Lady, Queen of the Universe Church in Huntsville celebrated its Golden Jubilee with Bishop Baker and Bishop Emeritus David Foley, Nov. 9. Please see coverage in Nov. 17 issue of the One Voice.
Birmingham, AL – St. Vincent’s Health System (STVHS) will add Ascension to its name as part of a national effort to make it clearer and easier for patients to access the care they need and to navigate their health. In moving toward a unified name, St. Vincent’s will change its name to Ascension St. Vincent’s and adopt the Ascension logo.
By creating more consistent names for its facilities and services across the country, Ascension will better connect every aspect of…