Father Booth’s Weekly Reflection
COVID-19 RESPONSE – MASS & DEVOTIONS
We have returned to an approximation of our normal weekend schedule with Mass inside the Church. We will have a 4:00 p.m. Saturday English Mass, a 9:00 a.m. Sunday English Mass, a 10:45 a.m. Sunday Latin Mass, and an additional Sunday Latin Mass at 7:30 a.m. The additional Latin Mass is intended to aid in the social distancing, which is the responsibility of those attending Mass. Please be considerate. This additional Mass will continue as long as social distancing is necessary.
COVID-19 RESPONSE – CONFESSIONS
Until further notice, confessions will be done in the Church parking lot with Fr Booth in his car. Those wishing to confess can walk up individually maintaining a six-foot distance. Confessions will be offered at 3:30-3:55 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday at 7:00-7:25 a.m., 8:30-8:55 a.m., and 10:15-10:40 a.m.
DISPENSATION FOR SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION
Per Bishop Raica, all Roman Catholics who reside in the diocese are dispensed from the Sunday Mass obligation through September 6th. No one, especially the vulnerable, should feel obliged to attend Mass.
A REMINDER FROM BISHOP RAICA
Those individuals who have a fever, feel sick, are in a high-risk group, are of a more advanced age, or who live with someone in one of these categories, are urged to avail themselves of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass for all Roman Catholics living in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.
REMINDER FROM FR BOOTH
If you have Covid symptoms, DO NOT COME TO MASS!
CHANGES TO THE MASS
We will forgo the distribution of the Precious Blood, reception of which is ordinarily optional, and the sign of peace, the omission of which is also optional.
WELCOME to all of our visitors
We are glad you have attended Mass with us. If you wish to join Blessed Sacrament, please pick up a parish census form at the Religious Goods Counter located in the vestibule of the front entrance.
In memory of Beverly Grisham, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from August 9th to August 15th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Helen Von Hagel from August 16th until August 22nd.
REST IN PEACE
Robert Brandley, brother of Helen Brandley, passed away on August 2nd. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m. Both events will be at the Davenport-Harris Funeral Home. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
MEMORIAL SANCTUARY LAMP
Sign-up sheets for 2021, 2022, and 2023 are at the religious goods counter in the vestibule at the back of the Church.
MORNING WITH MARY
All ladies are invited to a morning of devotion next Saturday, August 15th. Adoration will begin at 8:30 a.m., there will be confession during adoration, followed by benediction at about 9:10 a.m., and concluding with a Latin Mass at about 9:15 a.m.
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION
August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since this Feast falls on a Saturday, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation.
Next Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have vocations prayers following the 10:45 a.m. Mass but no potluck.
All Catholic Homeschoolers are invited to a Beginning of the Year Mass at the Cathedral of St Paul on Thursday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Susan Fay firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection for last weekend was $6137 and $900 was offered for the Preservation Fund. Please feel free to mail your contributions in or save them up for when things return to normal.
2020 HIGH MASS SCHEDULE
August 9th (10th Sunday after Pentecost); August 30th (13th Sunday after Pentecost); September 13th (15th Sunday after Pentecost); September 27th (17th Sunday after Pentecost); October 4th (18th Sunday after Pentecost); October 11th (19th Sunday after Pentecost); October 25th (Christ the King); Sunday, November 1st (All Saints); November 29th (1st Sunday of Advent); Tuesday, December 8th (Immaculate Conception); December 13th (3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday); Christmas.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, Aug 8:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Clement Muck, Sr. (by the Duvall Family)|
|Sun, Aug 9:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Susan Muck (by the Duvall Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Michael Renna (by the Duvall Family)|
|Mon, Aug 10:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Ross Rumore (by the Rumore Family)|
|Tues, Aug 11:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Rita Flemming (by the Rumore Family)|
|Wed, Aug 12:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Tom Flemming (by the Rumore Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Luke Gagnon (by the Rumore Family)|
|Thur, Aug 13:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Anna Rumore (by the Rumore Family)|
|Fri, Aug 14:||7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Margaret Ann Allen (by the Rumore Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Lily Rohling (by the Rumore Family)|
|Sat, Aug 15:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Allison Rumore (by the Hahn Family)|
|4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Andrew Tate (by the Rumore Family)|
|Sun, Aug 16:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Miriam Newman (by the Rumore Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Mary Claire Clemens (by the Rumore Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||20th Sunday of Ordinary Time||Isa 56:1,6-7, Rom 11:13-15,29-32, Mt 15:21-28|
|7:30 a.m.||11th Sunday after Pentecost||1Cor 15:1-10, Mk 7:31-37|
|9:00 a.m.||20th Sunday of Ordinary Time||Isa 56:1,6-7, Rom 11:13-15,29-32, Mt 15:21-28|
|10:45 a.m.||11th Sunday after Pentecost||1Cor 15:1-10, Mk 7:31-37|