By Bishop Robert J. Baker
Bishop David E. Foley’s death on Tuesday, April 17th, at 7:0l p.m. culminated a life totally given over in service to God and the People of God. One could say that he literally died with his boots on! He had been in active ministry, celebrating Masses right up to the end.
The beginning of the end came for him with a phone call from Bishop Foley to me on Sunday, February 25th, after he had…
Bishop Foley’s body will be received at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, 2120 3rd Avenue, North, in Birmingham on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.
Following reception of the body, prayers will be held on the hour until 6:30 p.m. A Rosary will begin at 4 p.m., led by Father Kevin Bazzel. At 6:30 p.m., Bishop Robert J. Baker, current bishop of the Birmingham diocese, will preside over the Vesper service.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday,…
My Dear Family in Christ:
Our Lord Jesus Christ has blessed me through you in the outpouring of love: cards, Mass cards, enrollments in Mass Associations, spiritual bouquets, visits, phone calls, and other kinds of gifts, messages, and greetings.
I feel a great desire to respond individually to you. This is just not possible.
My illness progresses with some suffering and inconvenience. I am grateful for the loving and skillful care I receive. Memories of my years…
In the March 2nd issue of the One Voice look for Christina Semmens' article about Bishop Baker and diocesan representatives attending the Southeast Regional gathering for V Encuentro.
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.