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Msgr. Hay celebrates 100th birthday

Msgr. Theodore Hay can vividly recall his ordination to the priesthood like it was yesterday. “I was thoroughly and totally ordained,” he said. “Archbishop (Thomas J.) Toolen was a very large person and I knelt before him. He put his hands on my head and put all his weight on my head. I thought my knees would go through the marble. “I knew I was ordained. That memory does not fade.” The truth is, that ordination was

a few yesterdays ago.

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CHOOSE Act: Q&A with Superintendent Barwick

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the CHOOSE Act into law on March 7, making Alabama the 14th state in the nation to provide families with an education savings account option.

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Catholic Charities in Action—ACYC

Young people from throughout the Archdiocese of Mobile gathered together at the annual Archdiocesean Catholoic Youth Conference (ACYC) Feb. 23-25 in Orange Beach. Teens grew in fellowship and faith at the conference organized by the Archdiocese of Mobile Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. This department is funded by the Catholic Charities Appeal. This weekend is made possible through your generous donations and is another example of the Catholic Charities Appeal in action.

*Easter Sunday Mass will be aired from the Cathedral Rectory Chapel for our homebound Mass parishioners.

Easter Triduum liturgy schedules

The Catholic Week is looking to share Easter Triduum liturgy times throughout the Archdiocese. Please complete the form or email with these schedules.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick once again celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Mass at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, followed by a parade through downtown Mobile.

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A Growing Church- Largest group entering Church in Archdiocese since at least 2014

Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi greeted hundreds last month who are seeking entry into the Catholic Church, maybe more than he ever has.

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From the Archbishop

The opportunity to see so many blessings

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Pat Arensberg - Why did Jesus give us the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

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 Shannon Roh -Practicing good stewardship is a key part of our faith

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Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi Announces:

Deacon G. David Ray has been appointed director for Prison Ministry of the Archdiocese of Mobile, effective March 25. He will succeed Deacon Stephen A. Tidwell.


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