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UPCOMING EVENTS

Livestreamed Masses for Holy Week and Triduum

  • Due to the COVID-19 virus, public Masses in the Diocese (including the Cathedral) have been suspended. However, Bishop Baker and the priests of the Diocese continue to celebrate Mass for the faithful. Fr. Jerabek’s daily Masses may be viewed on the Cathedral Facebook page (see link below).
  • This Holy Week and Triduum, Bishop Baker’s liturgies will be livestreamed at www.bhmdiocese.org, or at the Cathedral’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/stpaulsbhm). The schedule of Masses is as follows:
  • The Director of Music, Assistant Organist, and Cathedral Choir staff singers will provide musical support for these liturgies. Please check the Orders of Worship page for a PDF copy of each liturgy’s leaflet.
  • If you are interested in viewing these archived livestream Masses, they are available on the Diocesan Discipleship & Mission YouTube channel or at the links for each day above.

Easter Sunday 2020 (April 12) *POSTPONED*

  • Cathedral Choir will present Charles-Marie Widor’s Messe, Op. 36, for Double Choir at the 11AM Easter Sunday Mass. This Mass is very unique, as the “choirs” are an SATB choir and a choir of unison men (or, in the case of St. Sulpice, for which the Mass was composed, a choir of seminarians—since the Society of St. Sulpice administered seminaries all around the world from this, their home base!) This Mass will be the last occasion the Möller organ will be used for a large-scale, choral and organ Mass ordinary. It will be removed in early 2021 to make room for the Anna Catherine Grace Memorial Organ.
  • More information may be found by contacting the Cathedral Director of Music, Bruce Ludwick, Jr., at ludwick@stpaulsbhm.org or 205.251.1279×107.

Weekly and Holy Day Liturgies

Sundays (11:00AM, late August-late June) of the Year and all Solemnities

  • Each Sunday of the liturgical year and all Solemnities in the Church calendar feature fitting music to give glory to God. Within the choral year, Cathedral Choir is present at each 11:00AM Mass.
  • On Sundays, this frequently means polyphonic (or choral) settings of the Mass Ordinary and other pieces from the “treasury of sacred music”. Please check the links below for Music Lists and representative repertoire from past seasons.

In the “Sacred Music” section you can learn about the following sub-topics (also accessible through the menus):