Monthly Archives: September 2014

Latin Mass in Tuscaloosa:
Sunday, September 28th, 5 p.m.


WHAT: Low Mass, Confessions, Inspirational Talk
WHEN: Sunday, September 28th, 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shelby Hall, Room 1093, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Father José Viola of Christ the King Monastery will offer a Low Mass in Tuscaloosa at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28th.

Father will hear Confessions before Mass beginning at about 4:15 p.m. Father will also give an inspirational talk following Mass.

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 José Viola is the superior of the Contemplatives of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary at Christ the King Monastery in Cullman, AL. Christ the King Monastery remains exclusively dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass, which is offered there every Sunday at 7 a.m. (Low Mass) and 10 a.m. (High Mass / Missa Cantata).

Other upcoming Masses in Tuscaloosa:

  • Sunday, October 19, 5 p.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Father Alan Mackey
  • Sunday, November 16, 5 p.m., Shelby Hall 1093, Father Alan Mackey
  • Sunday, November 23, 5 p.m., Shelby Hall 1093, EWTN Priest

Rosary for Priests

Una Voce Northern Alabama currently has several important intentions that we are requesting our members and supporters to remember in their prayers.

We are specifically asking that prayers be offered 1) for the priests of our diocese and 2) for the continued growth of the Traditional Latin Mass in cities and parishes in our diocese where it may not be presently available.

We are therefore requesting that a Rosary for Priests and Prayer for Priests be said for these intentions. A copy of these prayers can be found HERE.

For those who might find it more convenient, we have also made a SPECIAL WEBPAGE for reading these prayers.

High Mass Schedule at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Birmingham

We have received several inquiries about the High Mass schedule at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Birmingham. The 10:45 a.m. Mass at Blessed Sacrament is typically a Low Mass. Occasionally a High Mass will be offered during the Sunday Mass time or on a Feast Day. For the rest of 2014, the High Mass schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, October 5 (10:45 a.m.)
  • Sunday, November 2 (10:45 a.m.)
  • Monday, December 8 (6:00 p.m.) – Immaculate Conception
  • Wednesday, December 24 (8:00 p.m.) – Christmas Eve

The High Mass schedule can always be referenced at the Latin Mass section of the parish website (see link in left column):

Children’s Schola Cantorum

The Cathedral of St. Paul is organizing their Children’s Schola Cantorum for 2014-15.  The Children’s Schola Cantorum is open to all families throughout the diocese—you do not need to be a parishioner of St. Paul’s in order for you child to participate.  Please see the following announcement from the choir director:

If you have a child (or children) grade 3 or older who loves to sing, please consider signing them up for the cathedral Children’s Schola Cantorum. The schola (literally “singing school”) teaches the basics of music and singing, as well as how music relates to and is an integral part of the sacred liturgy. The healthy continuance of this choir, supported by your generosity, will help ensure the health of the entire cathedral music program for years to come. Rehearsal is but an hour a week (Wednesdays 4-5PM), so while time commitment is minimal, the learning and fun is priceless! While the schola teaches about the liturgy in a solidly Catholic setting, it is open to children of every parish as well as to non-Catholics and non-Christians, so please invite friends! Anyone interested should contact the Director of Music at, 205.251.1279×107, or simply visit in the organ gallery after the 5PM or 11AM Masses for more information. We hope you will make this ensemble part of your child’s essential spiritual, cultural, and musical formation as a Catholic! Rehearsal begins this Wednesday, September 10, so do not delay: we hope to see you child there this week!

Bruce Ludwick, Jr.
Director of Music and Organist