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The Eucharist & Missionary Discipleship


Pastoral Letter

Bishop Baker has promulgated his pastoral letter "Called. Formed. Sent..." as a way for us to prepare for the Eucharistic Congress with our focus on Missionary Discipleship. The letter encourages us to examine how our parish communities call people to Jesus, make disciples, and how we are each sent to be missionaries of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Bishop Baker has asked parishes to set up three sessions where we study one of the three sections of the letter in each session. Beautifully designed and printed copies are available to use in your parish study for a free-will offering by contacting the Diocesan Office of the Chancellor at (205)838-8322. The books are printed both in English and Spanish in one piece.

When finished, provide all the names of those who joined in the study to Alex Kubik in the Office of Discipleship and Mission at (205)776-7186 or at akubik@bhmdiocese.org. At the Eucharistic Congress, Bishop Baker will have a special commissioning as missionary disciples for all of those who are named.

The English version of the letter can be read by clicking the link below.

Bishop Baker on Retirement, EC 2019

AL.COM - Catholic Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham turned 75 on June 4, reaching mandatory retirement age, so he sent a letter this month to Pope Francis asking for his successor to be appointed.

Baker said he would expect an appointment in six months to a year.

“It’s gone fast,” Baker said of his 12 years leading the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. “I’ve been blessed. It’s a great diocese. Even though it’s small, it has a big impact because of Mother Angelica establishing EWTN here. It’s the largest religious network in the world.”

Baker said he plans to stay in Birmingham in retirement.

“I’ll help out where needed,” he said. “I did what I set out to do. I’m satisfied the diocese is ready for a new man to take over.”

Baker has scheduled a big celebration called a Eucharistic Congress on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Legacy Arena to mark the 50th anniversary of the Diocese of Birmingham.


Archbishop Cristophe Pierre
Bishop Felipe Estevez
Fr Pedro Nuñez
Dr Scott Hahn
Curtis Martin
Sr Bethany Madonna, S.V.
Damon and Melanie Owens
Andrés & Kathia Arango
F. DeKarlos Blackmon

Children's Track

The Children's Track is the only track that needs pre-registration.

Download the Children's Track schedule here.

Descarga el horario para niños aquí.


Youth Track for Teens 6th-12th Grades

Schedule and Information

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Youth Track 6th - 12th grade

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Youth Track 6th - 12th grade

Contact your parish youth program or confirmation coordinator about joining them for the youth track.

Parents who are present for the whole day Saturday can bring their teens who are not with a group.

Descarga el horario para adolescentes aquí.

Descarga el formulario de consentimiento para los Youth Track Information aquí.

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