St Barnabas Catholic Church

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St Barnabas Catholic Church is a Catholic church in the Diocese of Birmingham located at 7921 1st Avenue North in the Roebuck-South East Lake community.

St Barnabas began as a mission of St Paul's Parish in downtown Birmingham. Reverend John A. Bratton was missioner when Cumberland Presbyterian Church was purchased in 1908 and subsequently remodeled for Catholic services. Right Reverend Edward P. Allen formally dedicated the remodeled building on October 18, 1908.

After seven chaplains had served the mission church, it was raised to a parish in September 1918 with Father Walter J. Tobin as resident pastor. In 1938 the congregation purchased the church's current property at 1st Avenue and 80th Street North under pastor George W. Keys. A new church was dedicated at the site on January 10, 1954, exactly two years after ground had been broken for it.

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References

  • Lody, Father Joseph, ed. (2009). History of the Diocese of Birmingham. Strasbourg, France: Éditions du Signe.

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