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 November 22nd. 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.
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 Kedra Curtis, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from September 27th to October 3rd. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Kimmy Woods from October 4th until October 10th.
We will have our 1st Friday English Mass on October 2nd at 8:30 a.m. in the Rectory followed with Adoration and Benediction and a Latin Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.
First Saturday Mass will be offered in Latin at 8:30 a.m. on October 3rd. Altar server training, choir practice, and Martha and Mary Altar Sodality will follow Mass.
Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There will not be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
You should have received a Catholic Charities letter and a pledge card from the diocese. Our pledge goal this year is $16,000. All money raised through this annual appeal remains within the diocese.
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.
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.
2020 HIGH MASS SCHEDULE
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, Sept 26:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Kara Pepe (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sun, Sept 27:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Linda Cooper (by the Donellan Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Bill & Judy Donellan (by the Donellans)|
|Mon, Sept 28:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Dominic Rumore (by the Donellans)|
|Tues, Sept 29:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Allison Rumore (by the Donellans)|
|Wed, Sept 30:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for the Schlenker Family (by the Donellans)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Max Cook (by the Donellans)|
|Thur, Oct 1:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Pinter Family (by the Donellans)|
|Fri, Oct 2:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Fr Henry Thorsen|
|6:30 p.m.||Special Intention for the Botta Family (by the Donellans)|
|Sat, Oct 3:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Tyler Family (by the Donellans)|
|4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Jimenez Family (by the Donellans)|
|Sun, Oct 4:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Dr. & Mrs. Hahn (by the Hahns)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Mr. & Mrs. Scott Donellan (by the Hahns)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||27th Sunday of Ordinary Time||Isa 5:1-7, Phil 4:6-9, Mt 21:33-43|
|7:30 a.m.||18th Sunday after Pentecost||1Cor 1:4-8, Mt 9:1-8|
|9:00 a.m.||27th Sunday of Ordinary Time||Isa 5:1-7, Phil 4:6-9, Mt 21:33-43|
|10:45 a.m.||18th Sunday after Pentecost||1Cor 1:4-8, Mt 9:1-8|