The Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama was formed on 9 December 1969 from the Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham. The first bishop, the Most Rev. Joseph G. Vath, served until his death in 1987. His grave is in the courtyard on the west side of the Cathedral. He was succeeded by the Most Rev. Raymond J. Boland from 1988-1993. Bishop Robert Baker, our current bishop, was installed on October 2, 2007.
"Great venue to have our reception! The Catholic Life Center has 2 story ceilings which created a very elegant and romantic atmosphere for our reception. They let us come the day before to set up the hall which was very helpful!"