Special Masses Coming Up

Stations of the Cross: Friday Evenings from March 3 through April 7th at 5:15pm
Palm Sunday: April 9th Vigil on Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday Morning 8am and 10:30am
Chrism Mass: April 11th at 11:00am (There will be no 12:10pm Mass)
Holy Thursday (Mass of the Lord’s Supper) : April 13th at 5:15pm (There will be no 12:10pm Mass) The Cathedral will remain open until 8pm
Good Friday: April 14th Stations of the Cross 2:30pm, Passion of the Lord 3:00pm and confessions following service (There will be no 12:10pm Mass)
Holy Saturday: April 15th Easter Vigil 8:00pm. (There will be no 8:00am or 4:30pm Mass)
Easter Sunday: April 16th 8:00am & 10:30am
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The first Catholic Parish on the Gulf coast was established at Mobile in 1703, one year after the founding of Mobile. In 1704, Father Henri Roulleaux De la Vente was canonically installed as the first pastor of the Church of Fort Louis de la Louisiane (Mobile). When the City of Mobile was relocated to its present site in 1711, the Parish Church was rebuilt on the West side of Royal street just North of Conti Street, under the patronage of Our Lady of Mobile. It was in 1781, in Mobile's Spanish period, that the parish received its present title “Church of the Immaculate Conception.”

When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name.

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