Upcoming events around the Diocese - August 2024

Sunday, August 4

Feast of St. John Vianney

The Diocese of Birmingham will mark the feast of St. John Vianney, co-patron of the diocese. St. John Vianny, pray for us.  

Thursday, August 8

Remembering Father James Coyle

The memorial Mass marking the 103rd anniversary of Father James E. Coyle’s death for the faith will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 10 a.m. A reception will follow. For more information, please visit fathercoyle.org or call 205.447.8796. The cathedral is located at 2120 3rd Avenue, North, in Birmingham. 

Sunday, August 11

Parish marks 50th anniversary

Our Lady of the Shoals Catholic Church in Tuscmbia will mark the parish’s 50th anniversary with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Raica at 10 a.m. After the Mass, parishioners and guests are invited to a meal, entertainment, an art display, and sharing of history in the Holy Family Parish Hall. The church is located at 200 East Commons Street, North. For more information, please call 256-383-7207. 

Saturday, August 17

Apostolate to hold training workshops

Nazareth House is seeking Catholic high school youth to volunteer as teachers for the 2024-2025 school year and will hold a training and orientation workshop from 9 a.m. until noon at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Birmingham. Nazareth House provides religious education, sacrament preparation, and liturgy to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program holds classes most Saturday mornings at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, 2 Xavier Circle. For more information please contact Sarah Houser at sawisely@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 22

'Fishers of Men' Dinner

The Guadalupe Radio Network in Alabama will hold its 6th annual “Fishers of Men” Dinner at the Harbert Center in Downtown Birmingham. Doors open at 6 p.m., starting with a social hour. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. Nationally recognized author and conference speaker, Father Donald Calloway, Vicar General and Vocations Director for the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, will be the keynote speaker. Father Calloway, a well-known convert and conference speaker, is the author of 15 books, including Consecration to St. Joseph. This year’s honoree for the “Fishers of Men” Catholic Award is Father Jose Chacko for his indefatigable efforts in evangelization through ministry at his parish of St. James, Hispanic ministry, and St. James Catholic School, and his faithful support of the Guadalupe Radio Network. For further information or to register, contact Marty Matulia at Marty@GRNonline.com or at 832-971-9240. Registration and tickets are also available at www.GRNonline.com.

Sunday, Aug. 28 

Ordination anniversary

Bishop Steven J. Raica will mark the ninth anniversary of his episcopal ordination.