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.
NOTE ON CONFESSIONS
If there is a significant line for confession, Fr Booth might say part of the formula of absolution while the penitent recites the act of contrition. The full formula of absolution is always said, but the first part might be said softly during the act of contrition. Thus, you might only hear “and I absolve you from your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
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 Edward Von Hagel, Sr., the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of their souls from May 22nd to May 28th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Glenn A. Varnell from May 29th until June 4th.
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION
For the Latin Mass, the Feast of the Ascension occurs on Thursday, May 26th. For English, it occurs on Sunday, May 29th. Since the English Mass has been transferred to the following Sunday, the Ascension is not a Holy Day of Obligation. Nevertheless, we will have a Latin Low Mass on Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 p.m.
BEWARE OF TREE
An old and very large tree behind and to the east of the church has split and is poised to split again. This tree is scheduled to be cut down in early June. In the mean time, please keep away from this tree for the sake of safety. Trees will likely be planted in its stead.
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, Hunter Limbaugh, Francisco Rodriguez, Adam Sellers, and Dominic Rumore. May more good men to answer God’s call to the priesthood.
2022 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 with the addition of Corpus Christi (Thursday, June 16th), All Saints (Tuesday, November 1st), and Immaculate Conception (Thursday, December 8th).
NOTE ON MASS INTENTIONS
There is about a seven-month backlog on Mass Intentions. Thus, requested Mass dates cannot always be honored.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, May 21:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for all BSC Altar Servers (by the Sampedros)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Jerry Bryant (by Chuck Bryant)|
|Sun, May 22:||7:30 a.m.||†||Jerry Bryant (by the Noblitt Family & Ginny Daniel)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Jerry Bryant (by Cathy Schauer)|
|Mon, May 23:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Brigid Bascon (by the Lang Family)|
|Tues, May 24:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Elizabeth Hatten (by the Lang Family)|
|Wed, May 25:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Samuel Chrisman (by the Lang Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Nicolas Hardin (by the Lang Family)|
|Thur, May 26:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Nathan Bishop (by the Lang Family)|
|6:30 p.m.||Special Intention for Leonard Walsh (by the Lang Family)|
|Fri, May 27:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Aloysius Lang (by the Lang Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Aurora Hardin (by the Lang Family)|
|Sat, May 28:||4:00 p.m.||†||Jerry Bryant (by Julia Bryant)|
|Sun, May 29:||7:30 a.m.||†||Jerry Bryant (by Lynn Bryant)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Marc Ross Payte (by the Lang Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Ascension||Acts 1:1-11, Eph 1:17-23, Lk 24:46-53|
|7:30 a.m.||Sunday after Ascension||1Pet 4:7-11, Jn 15:26-16:4|
|9:00 a.m.||Ascension||Acts 1:1-11, Eph 1:17-23, Lk 24:46-53|
|10:45 a.m.||Sunday after Ascension||1Pet 4:7-11, Jn 15:26-16:4|