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!
All Souls’ Remembrance
The names of the deceased faithful being remembered this month can be found here. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Requiescant in pace.
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.
UPDATED DISPENSATION FOR SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION
Per Bishop Raica, all Roman Catholics who reside in the diocese are dispensed from the Sunday Mass obligation through January 10th. 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 Lois Pruitt, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from November 29th to December 5th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Dominick & Angela Montalbano from December 6th until December 12th.
ADVENT ANGEL TREE
We have an Advent Angel Tree this year that will benefit a number of truly needy families in our local communality. Please bring the wrapped gift items back with the angel tag attached by Sunday, December 20th.
We will have our First Friday English Mass on December 4th at 8:30 a.m. in the Rectory followed with Adoration and Benediction and a Latin Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.
First Saturday Mass will be offered in Latin at 8:30 a.m. on December 5th.
Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There will be no coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
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.
FIRST COMMUNION DATE
For 2021, 1st Communion will be on Sunday, April 18th.
For 2021, Confirmation will be on Thursday, June 3rd.
2020 HIGH MASS SCHEDULE
Nov 29th (1st Sunday of Advent); Tuesday, Dec 8th (Immaculate Conception); Dec 13th (3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday); Christmas Day.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, Nov 28:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Mary Beth Yaeger (by Sophie Duvall)|
|Sun, Nov 29:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Mark Bolinger (by Sophie Duvall)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Doug & Monica Duvall (by the Duvall Girls)|
|Mon, Nov 30:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Johnny Cooper (by the Donellan Family)|
|Tues, Dec 1:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Mamie Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|Wed, Dec 2:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for the Valencia Family (by the Donellan Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Mary Jimenez (by the Donellan Family)|
|Thur, Dec 3:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for John Anthony Jimenez (by the Donellan Family)|
|Fri, Dec 4:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Schlenker Family (by the Donellan Family)|
|6:30 p.m.||Special Intention for Pohorelsky Family (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sat, Dec 5:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Anthony Stanley (by the Donellan Family)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Julia Bryant (by Jan & Pete Ransom)|
|Sun, Dec 6:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Bill & Judy Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Eddie Mathews (by Scott Donellan)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Second Sunday of Advent||Isa 40:1-5,9-11, 2Pet 3:8-14, Mk 1:1-8|
|7:30 a.m.||Second Sunday of Advent||Rom 15:4-13, Mt 11:2-10|
|9:00 a.m.||Second Sunday of Advent||Isa 40:1-5,9-11, 2Pet 3:8-14, Mk 1:1-8|
|10:45 a.m.||Second Sunday of Advent||Rom 15:4-13, Mt 11:2-10|