Roman Catholic Ordinariate Community for Southern Alabama
Pastor Emeritus, Priest-in-Residence
Fr. Matthew Venuti
Fr. Venuti is the founder and first Pastor of The Society of Saint Gregory the Great. A former priest in the Episcopal Church, he is a now a Roman Catholic priest of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter and currenty retired. Fr. Venuti assists at Sunday Mass on most Sundays.
Msgr. Laurence Gipson
A retired priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, and a former Episcopal priest, having served as Rector of the Birmingham(Episcopal) Cathedral, and St. Martin (Episcopal) Houston. Msgr. Gipson was ordained a Catholic priest and is now retired. He assists in celebrating Sunday Mass on the 4th week of each month and offers sacramental care for the parish as needed.
Fr. Leo Weishaar
A priest of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Fr. Weishaar, having first served as an Episcopal priest and being ordained in the Catholic Church via the Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul II, he assists on many Sundays and offers Sacramental care for the group. Fr. Weishaar was formerly the Director of Pastoral Care at Providence Hospital.
Pastoral Coordinator, Deacon-in-Formation
Mr. Andy Pitts
Mr. Pitts is the business administrator of the parish, assists in the liturgy, and arranges sacramental care and catechesis for the members.
St. Ignatius Catholic Parish, Chapel
3704 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL 36608
(the Chapel is behind the rectory on Tuthill Drive.)