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2014 Christmas Mass Schedule

Veni, veni Emmánuel,
captívum solve Israel
qui gemit in exílio
privátus Dei Fílio.
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
nascétur pro te, Israel!

See below for the schedule of Traditional Latin Masses in our diocese this Christmas.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
1460 Pearson Avenue Southwest
Birmingham, AL 35211

  • December 24th – 8:00 p.m. – Vigil of the Nativity High Mass (Carols at 7:30 p.m.)
  • December 25th – 10:45 a.m. – Christmas Day Low Mass

Christ the King Monastery
5060 County Road 1635
Cullman, AL 35058

  • December 24th – 7:00 p.m. – Vigil of the Nativity Low Mass
  • December 25th – 12:00 a.m. Midnight – Christmas Midnight High Mass (Carols at 11:30 p.m.)
  • December 25th – 7:00 a.m. – Christmas Day Low Mass

Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish
1201 Kingsbury Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35807

  • December 25th – 12:00 a.m. Midnight – Christmas Midnight High Mass (Rosary at 11:30 p.m.)
  • December 25th – 10:00 a.m. – Christmas Day Low Mass

Seven Priests Trained
to Offer the Traditional Latin Mass

Our organization is often asked: “What does it take to get a Latin Mass started at my parish?”

Answer: A priest who is able and willing to make it happen.

In an effort to enable more priests, on November 10th and 11th of 2014, Una Voce Northern Alabama hosted a workshop to train priests from our diocese to offer the Traditional Latin Mass. Alex Begin of Extraordinary Faith conducted the training. Alex has remarkable experience training about fifty priests and several bishops to offer the Traditonal Latin Mass. Joseph Cheney of UVNA also facilitated. Joseph is a Ph.D. student at the University of Alabama and a dedicated officer and volunteer for UVNA who has trained many of the servers in our diocese. The training took place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Birmingham. Many thanks to Fr. Bryan W. Jerabek, J.C.L. for graciously lending us use of the church!

Seven priests from the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama attended our workshop. These priests came from parishes in four different counties. Only one of them had prior experience. They received individual and group instruction on the 1962 Missale Romanum, including its text, rubrics, and pertinent customs. UVNA and Extraordinary Faith gifted each priest a Benziger altar missal as well as additional supplemental training books and videos.

Obviously, this amounts to a significant chapter in the growth of the Traditional Latin Mass in our diocese, as it increased the number of diocesan priests in Alabama trained to offer the Traditional Latin Mass by roughly more than 300%. It also presented each of these priests with a unique and intimate exposure to Una Voce and our mission, as well as a small dose of Traditional Catholicism!

Moreover, we think this is a notable chapter in the overall resurgence of the Church’s traditional liturgy. This was Extraordinary Faith’s largest priest training session to date. It was accomplished merely by mailing a short invitation letter to every priest in our diocese. While there were certainly other planning details that had to be addressed, the first step was simply to extend the invitation. It is our belief and hope that this method could be replicated in other dioceses, and we would welcome and encourage other Latin Mass groups to contact us ( if they are interested in more details or assistance doing the same.

Again, the impact this short workshop will have on our diocese cannot be overstated. Congratulations to all the priests who attended. Lex orandi, lex credendi!

Latin Mass in Tuscaloosa:
Sunday, November 23rd, 5 p.m.

WHAT: Low Mass, Confessions
WHEN: Sunday, November 23rd, 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shelby Hall, Room 1093, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Father Paschal Mary, MFVA of EWTN will offer a Low Mass in Tuscaloosa at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23rd.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Father will hear Confessions before Mass beginning at about 4:15 p.m.

The Mass will be offered in Room 1093 of Shelby Hall at the University of Alabama. Confessions will be heard in a nearby room—please meet in Room 1093 first.

DIRECTIONS to Shelby Hall and Room 1093 can be found HERE.

Father Pascal Mary is a Franciscan Friar at the Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) in Irondale, AL.  Originally from Ohio, he made his final vows as a Franciscan in 2011, was ordained a deacon in 2012, and was ordained a priest in 2013.

Latin Mass in Tuscaloosa:
Sunday, October 19th, 5 p.m.

WHAT: Low Mass, Confessions
WHEN: Sunday, November 16th, 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (800 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. North, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401)

Father Alan Mackey will offer a Low Mass in Tuscaloosa at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16th.

Father will hear Confessions before Mass beginning at about 4:15 p.m.

The Mass will be offered at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.*  The church is located on the southwest corner of Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. North and 8th Street in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Father Alan Mackey is pastor of Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish in Huntsville, Alabama, the only parish in Alabama exclusively dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass.  Bishop Robert Baker dedicated the new parish at 1201 Kingsbury Avenue for this purpose in March 2013.  Fr. Mackey offers Sunday Mass at OLHOC at 8:00 a.m (Low Mass) and 10:00 a.m. (High Mass).  (Mass times updated as of November 2, 2014.)

Other upcoming Masses in Tuscaloosa:

  • Sunday, November 23, 5 p.m., Shelby Hall 1093, EWTN Priest

*Please note that the location for this November 16th Mass has been changed to St. John’s.  The November 23rd Mass is still scheduled to take place in Shelby Hall on campus.  Sorry for any confusion.