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, 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 March 14th. No one, especially the vulnerable, should feel obliged to attend Mass. This is almost certainly the last extension for the Covid dispensation. Those who are not at risk are encouraged to return 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 Walter Roberts, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from January 17th to until January 23rd. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Maxine Olson from until January 24th until January 30th.
REST IN PEACE
Mina Keasler passed away on January 14th. Visitation will be at Patterson Forest Grove Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 19th from noon to 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following. 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.
This Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have vocations prayers following the 10:45 a.m. 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.
Contribution envelopes for 2021, arranged alphabetically, are in the vestibule at the back of the Church.
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 Palm Sunday (March 28th) and December 26th with the addition of the Annunciation (March 25th), Holy Thursday (April 1st), Easter Sunday (April 4th), Corpus Christi (June 3rd, Confirmation), All Saints (November 1st), All Souls (November 2nd), Immaculate Conception (December 8th), and Christmas (December 25th).
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, Jan 16:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Anna Pohorelsky (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sun, Jan 17:||7:30 a.m.||†||Alan Fricke (by Tom & Paula Pinter)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Charlie Rumore & Family (by Tom & Paula Pinter)|
|Mon, Jan 18:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Hahn Family (by the Pinter Family)|
|Tues, Jan 19:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Donellan Family (by the Pinters)|
|Wed, Jan 20:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Jose & Carilina Valencia (by Tom & Paula Pinter)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Miguel Valencia (by the Pinters)|
|Thur, Jan 21:||*8:30 p.m.||Special Intention for Ari Fogelman (by Tom Pinter)|
|Fri, Jan 22:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Pinter Memorials (by Paula Pinter)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jose Antonio & Emilia Valencia (by Tom & Paula Pinter)|
|Sat, Jan 23:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Frank & Elizabeth Pinter (by Tom & Paula Pinter)|
|Sun, Jan 24:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Pinter Children (by Tom & Paula Pinter)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Deacon & Mrs. Terry Rumore, Sr. (by the Hahn Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time||Jonah 3:1-5,10, 1Cor 7:29-31, Mk 1:14-20|
|7:30 a.m.||3rd Sunday After Epiphany||Rom 12:16-21, Mt 8:1-13|
|9:00 a.m.||3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time||Jonah 3:1-5,10, 1Cor 7:29-31, Mk 1:14-20|
|10:45 a.m.||3rd Sunday After Epiphany||Rom 12:16-21, Mt 8:1-13|