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 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.
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 May 23rd. This is almost certainly the last extension for the Covid dispensation. Those who are not at risk, who have already had Covid, who have been vaccinated, and who have otherwise returned to a more normal life are encouraged to return to Mass.
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 Tony Melendez, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from May 2nd to until May 8th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Glenn A. Varnell from May 9th until May 15th.
REST IN PEACE
Julie Jelly, sister-in-law of Mary Jane Kelly, passed away on April 22nd. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
First Friday English Mass will be on May 7th at 8:30 a.m. and followed with Adoration and Benediction and a Latin Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.
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.
This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There will be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
Confirmation will be on Thursday, June 3rd. There will be three classes offered for the confirmandi scheduled for May 2nd, May 16th, and May 30th.
2021 HIGH MASS SCHEDULE
The High Mass schedule for the 10:45 a.m. Mass will be as follows: Every second, third, and fourth Sunday of the month excluding December 26th with the addition of Corpus Christi (June 3rd, Confirmation), All Saints (November 1st), All Souls (November 2nd), Immaculate Conception (December 8th), and Christmas (December 25th).
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.
HOMESCHOOL CLASS OF 2021 GRADS
The diocese of Birmingham will be hosting a baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremony for all graduating homeschool seniors at the Cathedral of St Paul. Please contact Mary Shields (email@example.com) or Misti Yaeger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the date and time. Please RSVP by April 30th.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, May 1||8:30 a.m.||Special Int. for the Phillips Family (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Robert C. Bryant (by the Bryant Family|
|Sun, May 2:||7:30 a.m.||†||Lillie Mae Rumore (by Hahn Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||John Moorehouse (by Hahn Family)|
|Mon, May 3:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Int. for the Phillips Family (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Tues, May 4:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Isabella Auer (by Allen Bull)|
|Wed, May 5:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Joyce McGovern (by Allen Bull)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Wayne Bullock (by Allen Bull)|
|Thur, May 6:||*8:30 a.m.||†||David Bull (by Allen Bull)|
|Fri, May 7:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Mark Porter (by Allen Bull)|
|6:30 p.m.||†||Avis Booth (by Allen Bull)|
|Sat, May 8||4:00 p.m.||†||Julia Bryant|
|Sun, May 9:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Fr Booth (by Allen Bull)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Souls in Purgatory (by Allen Bull)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||6th Sunday of Easter||Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48, 1Jn 4:7-10, Jn 15:9-17|
|7:30 a.m.||5th Sunday After Easter||James 1:22-27, Jn 16:23-30|
|9:00 a.m.||6th Sunday of Easter||Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48, 1Jn 4:7-10, Jn 15:9-17|
|10:45 a.m.||5th Sunday After Easter||James 1:22-27, Jn 16:23-30|