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.
COVID-19 RESPONSE – CONFESSIONS
Confessions have returned to the confessional. 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.
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.
2021 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 excluding December 26th with the addition of All Saints (Monday, November 1st), All Souls (Tuesday, November 2nd), Immaculate Conception (Wednesday, December 8th), and Christmas (Saturday, December 25th). ***Note, due to sundry circumstances, the Third Sunday of October will be a Low Mass while the 5th Sunday, October 31st, will be a High Mass***
In memory of Sam & Jennifer Buchanan, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of their souls from October 24th to October 30th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Dickey Montalbano from October 31st until November 6th.
REST IN PEACE
Jerry Bryant, brother of Julie, Lynn, and Chuck Bryant, passed away on October 20th. His funeral will be on Friday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
There will be a second collection this weekend for the World Mission Sunday, supporting mission churches throughout the world.
FR BOOTH ON RETREAT
Fr Booth will be on retreat from Monday, October 25th through Friday, October 29th. There will be no daily Masses during this week.
ALL SAINTS DAY
All Saints Day is Monday, November 1st. Since this feast falls on a Monday, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be an English Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the Church and a Latin High Mass at 6:00 p.m.
ALL SOULS DAY
All Souls Day is Monday, November 2nd. There will be an English Mass at 8:30 a.m. in the Church and a Latin High Mass at 6:00 p.m.
HER CHOICE FUNDRAISING BANQUET
The annual Her Choice Banquet will be held on Tuesday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. at The Club (1 Robert S. Smith Drive). The keynote speaker will be Patricia Sandoval, who was a former employee of Planned Parenthood. Make your reservation now, consider hosting a table of eight or make a life saving donation. Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center exists to help women facing a crisis pregnancy to choose life, and to help support them with that decision. Her Choice also offers post abortion recovery services. To confirm your participation, 205-447-8796 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
2021 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 excluding December 26th with the addition of Christ the King (Sunday, October 31st), All Saints (Monday, November 1st), All Souls (Tuesday, November 2nd), Immaculate Conception (Wednesday, December 8th), and Christmas (Saturday, December 25th).
NOTE ON MASS INTENTIONS
There is about a six-month backlog on Mass Intentions. Thus, requested Mass dates cannot always be honored.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, Oct 23||4:00 p.m.||†||Rick Phillips (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sun, Oct 24:||7:30 a.m.||†||Philip Rumore (by the Hahns)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Patricia Marie Penny (by the Hahns)|
|Mon, Oct 25:||Retreat||†||Sam & Marian Miranda (by Bill & Marian Dinan)|
|Tues, Oct 26:||Retreat||†||Souls in Purgatory (by Jillian Wernke)|
|Wed, Oct 27:||Retreat||†||Souls in Purgatory (by Jillian Wernke)|
|Thur, Oct 28:||Retreat||†||Souls in Purgatory (by Jillian Wernke)|
|Fri, Oct 29:||Retreat||†||Souls in Purgatory (by Jillian Wernke)|
|Sat, Oct 30||4:00 p.m.||†||Rick Phillips (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sun, Oct 31:||7:30 a.m.||†||Terry Lynch (by Cathy Schauer)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Terry Lynch (by Cathy Schauer)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||31st Sunday in Ordinary Time||Deut 6:2-6, Heb 7:23-28, Mk 12:28-34|
|7:30 a.m.||Christ the King||Col 1:12-20, Jn 18:33-37|
|9:00 a.m.||31st Sunday in Ordinary Time||Deut 6:2-6, Heb 7:23-28, Mk 12:28-34|
|10:45 a.m.||Christ the King||Col 1:12-20, Jn 18:33-37|