Sacraments

Baptism 

Infant baptisms are celebrated throughout the year. Baptismal Preparation Classes are required of all first-time parents prior to their child’s Baptism. The class is normally held on the second Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please contact the Parish Office (by emailing Molly Knerl or by phone 205-803-5417) to register for the class. Adults are baptized at the Easter Vigil as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA). For more information about baptism, click here.

 

Eucharist 

The Eucharist is central to our faith as Catholics. To receive the Eucharist with the people of our parish, please see our Mass Schedule for times and locations. Ministers are available to bring communion to the sick, elderly, and home-bound of our parish. If you would like to receive communion at home, please reach us (by emailing Sr. Sara Burress or by phone at 205-803-5414) to arrange a visit.

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on each First Friday, from 8:30am - 6:00pm and other Fridays from 7:00am - 8:00am, in the Chapel. 

 

For information on First Communion for children, please click here to visit the Religious Education pages. Adults receive their First Communion at the Easter Vigil as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA). 

 

For more information about Eucharist, click here .

 

Confirmation 

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. 

 

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is done during 7th and 8th grade with reception of the Sacrament in 8th grade. Our school and Parish School of Religion work together with our families to prepare students to be sealed with the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation engages students in Sunday evening sessions and a weekend retreat. For information on sacramental preparation, please click here to visit our Religious Education pages. 

 

Adults are Confirmed at the Easter Vigil as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA).

 

For more information about the Sacrament of Confirmation, click here.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available each Saturday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:15 pm and also by appointment. Please call the Parish Office at 205-871-1153 . Outside office hours, please leave a message as directed. A communal celebration of the sacrament is offered during Advent and Lent.

 

For information on First Reconciliation for children, please click here to visit the Religious Education pages. 

 

Adults receive their First Reconciliation in connection with their preparation for coming into the Church at the Easter Vigil as part of the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA).

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For more information about Reconciliation, click here.

Anointing of the Sick

Please call the parish office at 205-871-1153, if there is an emergency or if you or a loved one are about to have surgery, are in the hospital or nursing home, or have become home bound. The Anointing of the Sick is a healing sacrament available to the young and old, the chronically or terminally ill, and also offered prior to surgery.

 

For more information about Anointing of the Sick, click here

 

 

Marriage 

Couples desiring to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony should contact one of our Priests through the Parish Office at 205-871-1153 at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding date. Couples should make contact with the parish at the very beginning of their engagement to ensure an orderly and reflective preparation process. Parish membership and attendance at an Engaged Encounter weekend are required. No weddings will be added to the parish calendar prior to the couple’s meeting with a priest. Weddings are normally not celebrated during Lent.

 

For more information, please consult our Wedding Guidelines booklet. Please also consult this guide for information regarding the recent change in Marriage Law & Diocesan Procedures. 

 

For more information regarding the Sacrament of Marriage, click here.

 

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. For information specific to the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, please visit the Vocations page of the Diocesan website

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Church Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm
Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Address

2 Xavier Circle

Birmingham, AL 35213

Phone

205-871-1153