We are pleased to offer weekly livestreaming of one of our Sunday Masses (ordinarily at 8:30am Central Time) and of other special liturgies that take place in the Cathedral of Saint Paul throughout the year.
This service is offered especially for those who are homebound, hospitalized, or otherwise excused from their Mass obligation for a legitimate reason; please note that watching Mass online or on television does not fulfill one’s Sunday or Holy Day obligation for those who are not legitimately excused. We also hope that old friends of the Cathedral and others from beyond the Birmingham area will find this means helpful to connect or re-connect with us.
The livestream is available on both YouTube and on Facebook:
• To watch live on YouTube, visit our YouTube channel here.
Be sure to click the red “Subscribe” button on our YouTube channel and consider turning on notifications (the bell-shaped icon) also, so that you will be notified every time we go live.
• To watch live on Facebook, visit our Facebook page here.
If you have a Smart TV connected to the internet, there are various ways you may watch our livestream on it. Refer to your television’s user manual for more information on connecting to YouTube or Facebook using the TV’s own software or a utility like Google Chromecast in conjunction with your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The live feed will ordinarily begin about 5 minutes before the liturgy’s scheduled time.
Within a day or so after each livestream, the video will no longer be available.
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING LIVESTREAMED LITURGIES (updated 8/18/21)
Sunday, August 29, 2021 • 8:30am Central • Holy Mass for the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Bishop Steven J. Raica, Celebrant)
Sunday, September 5, 2021 • 8:30am Central • Holy Mass for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Bishop Steven J. Raica, Celebrant)
Sunday, September 12, 2021 • 8:30am Central • Holy Mass for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Bishop Steven J. Raica, Celebrant)
Sunday, September 19, 2021 • 8:30am Central • Holy Mass for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Bishop Steven J. Raica, Celebrant)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 • 8:30am Central • Holy Mass for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Bishop Steven J. Raica, Celebrant)
DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR LIVESTREAMING MINISTRY
If you have found this service beneficial, please consider donating to support it. We pay our technicians to run our cameras and other streaming equipment to produce a beautiful experience of the Cathedral’s sacred liturgy. This equipment also requires occasional maintenance or investment, so that it will meet our needs for years to come. To donate, use our WeShare Online Giving site: http://stpaulsbhm.churchgiving.com/livestream.
You may also mail a check to us at:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
2120 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
Please make the check payable to “Cathedral of Saint Paul” and write “Livestreaming” on the memo.
RESOURCES TO ACCOMPANY YOUR LIVESTREAMING EXPERIENCE
To download the order of worship for scheduled liturgies, visit our Orders of Worship/Music Lists page.
Spiritual Communion Prayer:
O my Jesus,
I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
STREAMING SERVICES FOR WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, and BAPTISMS
If you desire to have your wedding, funeral, or baptismal liturgy livestreamed for the sake of guests that cannot be physically present, please let our staff know and we will determine if we can accommodate your request. Contact Krista, Cathedral Secretary, and she will route your message appropriately.
Please note that this service is available for a fee of $150 for weddings and funerals and $100 for baptisms and depends upon the availability of streaming technicians. This fee is payable in advance to the Cathedral of Saint Paul by check or cash only. If advance payment is not received, no streaming will happen – no exceptions.
The video stream will be published to our YouTube Channel and Facebook page: it is not possible to request a private stream URL or the like; although, after the stream has concluded, we are happy to make the archival video private (direct link only) on YouTube and to delete it from our Facebook page. Streaming always happens on both sites simultaneously.
Video quality always depends on factors like local internet upload speeds at the time the broadcast takes place and your own internet speed where you are watching; videos will not necessarily be of professional quality. For example, our technicians may not know to zoom in on certain people or on specific moments that you hoped to capture, and we cannot accommodate special requests in this regard. Therefore, livestreaming video should not be sought as a substitute for professional videography services. Professional videography is governed by our wedding policy.
JOIN US IN PERSON!
We hope that you will join us in person when you are able! Please browse our site for more information our location and parking information, liturgy schedules, and more. Thank you for joining us at the Cathedral of Saint Paul!