Father Booth’s Weekly Reflection
Franciscan Sisters of the Poor of Jesus Christ
We have a wonderful group of Franciscan Sisters living next door to the church. These joyful sisters tirelessly serve the poor of Birmingham. In their efforts to conform to the charism of their namesake, Saint Francis, they take a vow of poverty and live by Divine providence. If you would like to know how you can help them, and the poor, a sign-up sheet is available. They will be extremely grateful for your support!
COVID-19 RESPONSE – MASS & DEVOTIONS
We have an additional Sunday Latin Mass at 7:30, which is intended to aid in the social distancing, and will continue on a provisional basis.
COVID-19 RESPONSE – CONFESSIONS
Given our very confined confessionals, confessions will continue to be held behind the Church 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. Confessions will likely remain outside throughout the month of June, perhaps into July.
EXPIRATION OF THE DISPENSATION FOR SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION
Per Bishop Raica, all Roman Catholics residing or visiting and present in the Diocese of Birmingham are once again subject to the precept physically attending Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, notwithstanding the ordinary and serious reasons why one’s obligation may be excused, including being at high risk, being advised by a doctor to avoid exposure to other people, or having an illness or Covid symptoms.
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 Mary & Sam Montalbano, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of their souls from June 20th to June 26th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Julia V. Woods from June 27th until July 3rd.
This Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have vocations prayers and a potluck lunch following the 10:45 a.m. Mass.
Next Sunday there will be a second collection for the Mission Cooperative Appeal. This collection brings much needed help to specific dioceses and ministries in India, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Nicaragua.
Gail McMahon, our organist for 20 years, has retired due to health considerations. Get Well and Thank You cards can be sent c/o Ann Rodgers, 5031 Stratford Rd, B’ham 35242.
LATIN MASS EMAIL LIST
If you would like to be added to the Blessed Sacrament Latin Mass Community email list then please send your name and email address to email@example.com
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Please pray for our seminarians: Daniel Sessions, Charles Deering, Matthew Gubenski, Patrick DePew, Max Gallegos, John Gardiner, Andrew Vickery, John Paul Stepnowski, Collins Hess, and Dominic Rumore. Pease pray for more good men to answer God’s call to the priesthood.
2021 HIGH MASS SCHEDULE
The High Mass schedule for the 10:45 a.m. Mass is as follows: Every second, third, and fourth Sunday of the month excluding December 26th with the addition of All Saints (Monday, November 1st), All Souls (Tuesday, November 2nd), Immaculate Conception (Wednesday, December 8th), and Christmas (Saturday, December 25th).
NOTE ON MASS INTENTIONS
There is about a five-month backlog on Mass Intentions. Thus, requested Mass dates cannot always be honored.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, June 19||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Nicole & Joseph Zaucha (by Mary Claire Mathews)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Ronnie Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sun, June 20:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Randy & Stephanie LaBauve (by Mary Claire Mathews)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Robert Stopp (by Alan & Pan Olson)|
|Mon, June 21:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Ethel L. Joyce (by the Rickert Family)|
|Tues, June 22:||*8:30 a.m.||Private Intention|
|Wed, June 23:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Lula Gaudet (by J.A. & Mary Jimenez)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Chet Pepe (by the Donellan Family)|
|Thur, June 24:||*8:30 a.m.||†||J.C. Cooper, Jr. (by the Donellan Family)|
|Fri, June 25:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Bill Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Max & Lena Cook (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sat, June 26||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for John Morgan (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sun, June 27:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Janay Deering (by the Donellan Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Jonathan Zaucha (by the Hahn Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||13th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Wis 1:13-15,2:23-24, 2Cor 8:7,9,13-15, Mk 5:21-43|
|7:30 a.m.||5th Sunday after Pentecost||1Pet 3:8-15, Mt 5:20-24|
|9:00 a.m.||13th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Wis 1:13-15,2:23-24, 2Cor 8:7,9,13-15, Mk 5:21-43|
|10:45 a.m.||5th Sunday after Pentecost||1Pet 3:8-15, Mt 5:20-24|