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Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Diocese of Birmingham

Annunciation of the Lord (Decatur)

(English & en español) Monday, 6:10 - 6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Wednesday, 6:10 - 6:45 p.m.; Thursday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Friday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Saturday, 4-4:45 p.m. & 6-6:45 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. &12:30-1:15 p.m.

 

Blessed Sacrament (Birmingham)

Thirty minutes before Weekend Masses and by appointment

 

Cathedral of St. Paul (Birmingham)

Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 noon; Saturday, 3-4 p.m. or by appointment

 

Chapel of the Holy Cross (Albertville)

Saturday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. or by appointment

Incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney to visit the Cathedral of St. Paul

The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests and co-patron of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, will be venerated at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Thursday, Dec. 6. The Cathedral will receive the relic at 8:30 a.m. the morning of the Dec. 6. At 11:15 a.m., Confessions will be heard, and at 12:10 p.m., Father Hedderman will celebrate Mass. Bishop Baker, accompanied by priests of the diocese, will hold Solemn Vespers from 5:15-5:45 p.m. The…

Office of the Bishop releases statement

November 9, 2018 

 

The Archdiocese of Mobile will publish the names of clergy and religious who were removed from ministry due to an accusation of abuse of a minor.  

Each of the four Catholic dioceses in Alabama and Mississippi (Archdiocese of Mobile, Diocese of Biloxi, Diocese of Birmingham, and the Diocese of Jackson) will issue its own list. 

The Diocese of Birmingham will soon publish the names of clergy and religious who were  credibly accused of abuse of…

Sister Servants of the Eternal Word elect new superior

Bishop Baker releases statement

Founder of Diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry dies at age 75

Founder of Diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry dies at age 75

Sister Rita Washington, SFCC July 1, 1943 – August 13, 2018

Sister Rita Washington, a native of Mobile, Alabama, and a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, died at a local hospital in Montgomery on Monday, Aug. 13. Sister Rita served in the Diocese of Birmingham at St. Martin de Porres Church and School in Gadsden for three years and in Birmingham as the founder and Diocesan Director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministry for eight years. 

While in Birmingham she served…

St. Stephen the Martyr University Chapel announces new Mass times

The new Mass times for 2018-1019 school year will be  Sundays at 10 a.m., 8 p.m. (previously 5 p.m.). Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. (previously Wednesdays). New schedule is effective Sunday, Aug. 26.

All new and returning students of UAB, Samford, and BSC, please visit stsbhm.org/hello before school begins. 

If you have already finished college and would like a chance to connect with fellow alumni and to support Catholic formation for students, consider joining the Alumni Association online at www.stsbhm.org/alumni.

St.…

Learning to see as God sees

Learning to see as God sees

By Christina Semmens

It’s summer, and the “Summer Reading Lists” are making their rounds. For me, I am always excited to see what is on the various reading lists, because I am a reader. A voracious one, in fact. I know this may seem a bit archaic in our movie, TV, and YouTube video dominated world, but I have never found anything more deeply satisfying than a good book. 

Now the words of a great book linger with me for…

Year of St. Joseph Plenary Indulgence

Year of St. Joseph Plenary Indulgence

We have now received the details of the Plenary Indulgence for the Year of St. Joseph that the Holy Father has granted to the Diocese. Like with the foregoing Marian year, shrines for gaining this indulgence may be designated throughout the diocese by Bishop Baker. The initial list of approved shrines is: St. Joseph Church in Huntsville, St. Joseph Church in Florence, St. Joseph Church in Ensley (Birmingham), the Cathedral of St. Paul, the chapel of St. John Vianney Residence…

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