Diocese of

Birmingham

USA USA

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Birmingham / Birminghamien(sis) in Alabama (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mobile

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Francis de Sales (January 24)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 1

Liturgical Calendar (National) πŸ“…

History

Contact Info

Address: 2121 3rd Ave. North, P.O. Box 12047, Birmingham, AL 35202-2047, USA

Phone: +1 (205) 838-8322

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.03.25 – ...):Bishop Steven John Raica (71)Bishop Steven John Raica (71)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Birmingham (Roman Rite)

Bishop Steven John Raica (71)Bishop Steven John Raica (71)
(2020.03.25 – ...)

Bishop of Birmingham (USA)

Sursum corda

Born:1952.11.08 (Munising, MI, USA)
Ordained Priest:1978.10.14
Consecrated Bishop:2014.08.28

Priest of Lansing (USA) (1978.10.14 – 2014.06.27)

Bishop of Gaylord (USA) (2014.06.27 – 2020.03.25)

Bishop of Birmingham (USA) (2020.03.25 – ...)

Bishop Robert Joseph Baker (79)Bishop Robert Joseph Baker (79)
(2007.08.14 – 2020.03.25)

Bishop emeritus of Birmingham (USA)

Rejoicing in hope

Born:1944.06.04 (Willard, OH, USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.03.21
Consecrated Bishop:1999.09.29

Priest of Saint Augustine (USA) (1970.03.21 – 1999.07.12)

Bishop of Charleston (USA) (1999.07.12 – 2007.08.14)

Bishop of Birmingham (USA) (2007.08.14 – 2020.03.25)

Bishop David Edward Foley
(Apostolic Administrator 2005.05.19 – 2007.08.14)

Bishop David Edward Foley
(1994.03.22 – 2005.05.10)

Sursum corda

Born:1930.02.03 (Worcester, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1952.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.27
Died:2018.04.17 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Octaba (1986.05.03 – 1994.03.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Richmond (USA) (1986.05.03 – 1994.03.22)

Bishop of Birmingham (USA) (1994.03.22 – 2005.05.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Birmingham (USA) (2005.05.19 – 2007.08.14)

Bishop Raymond James Boland
(1988.02.02 – 1993.06.22)

Euntes docete omnes gentes

Born:1932.02.08 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1957.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:1988.03.25
Died:2014.02.27 († 82)

Bishop of Birmingham (USA) (1988.02.02 – 1993.06.22)

Bishop of Kansas City–Saint Joseph (USA) (1993.06.22 – 2005.05.24)

Bishop Joseph Gregory Vath
(1969.09.29 – 1987.07.14)

Born:1918.03.12 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1941.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1966.05.26
Died:1987.07.14 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Novaliciana (1966.03.04 – 1969.09.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1966.03.04 – 1969.09.29)

Bishop of Birmingham (USA) (1969.09.29 – 1987.07.14)

Special Churches

Churches by City (81)

Jackson (←), Memphis (β†–), Nashville (↑), Knoxville (β†—), Atlanta (β†’), Mobile (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 72,728 kmΒ²

Population: 113,241 Catholics (3.6% of 3,187,797 total)

Pastoral Centres: 71 parishes

Personnel: 113 priests (84 diocesan, 29 religious), 76 deacons, 158 religious (54 brothers, 104 sisters), 14 seminarians

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