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We have added a special video link for Fr. Joe's recorded Palm Sunday Mass.  The link will be activated late Saturday evening and you can access the video on Sunday, April 5.  We also plan to add links for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday Masses.  Please check back on those days to gain access to these videos. 

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We need your help.  In addition to the uncertainty created by Covid-19, some students attending Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Birmingham face even more stress. They have been told their tax-credit donation funded AAA scholarships from other organizations might not be renewed next year. We need your tax-credit donation or pledge as soon as possible to make sure this doesn’t happen. Business and individual income taxes will still be paid this year in Alabama. Can we count on you to direct up to 50% of your liability to support scholarships for income-eligible kids who want a Catholic education? How can ...

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Today, I bring you an announcement of great joy!  You have a new bishop! The Holy Father, Pope Francis has named Bishop Steven John Raica of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan as my successor.  His installation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  More information will be available soon concerning his installation and any other special events leading up to it. There will be a press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in the Chancery.  We will post the press conference video on the diocesan web site at www.bhmdiocese.org. Pope Francis has named me Apostolic Admi...

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A Message from Fr. Joe

Posted on March 23, 2020 in: Parish Events

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Here is a clever Q&A that I think will give you some perspective on what is going on around us today.   A Conversation between Society and God Society: What about my plans?! God: My plans for you are always better than your own. Don't worry. I'm going to work this all out for your good. Society: We're not going to get anything done! God: That's the point. You know how you keep spinning your wheels—always working, moving, doing—but never feeling satisfied? I've given you permission to stop. I've cleared your calendars for you! Your ...

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Resources for Home Worship

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

* Worship@Home Liturgy of the Word : Dynamic Family Services... Until We Gather Again - at http://worship.pastoral.center

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A Message from Fr. Joe

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

Dear Brothers and Sisters: As we observe the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization recommendations for social distancing, and in light of Bishop Baker’s suspension of public Mass, we need to be creative about our time for prayer and spiritual reflection.  Here are some suggestions and resources to help: Watch daily Mass online or on television.  Among the many options available are EWTN online  at www.ewtn.com or use the site’s channel finder for your local television outlet, or Bishop Barron’s daily Mass at www.wordonfire.org (under the Resources tab). Read ...

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