Father Booth’s Weekly Reflection
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 November 22nd. 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 Dennis G. Woods, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from October 18th to October 24th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Sam & Jennifer Buchanan from October 25th until October 31st.
There will be a second collection this weekend for the World Mission Sunday, supporting mission churches throughout the world.
HER CHOICE BANQUET
This year, in place of the traditional banquet, Her Choice invites you to an inspiring on-line Gospel of Life Event on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Over the past year, and throughout the Covid Pandemic, Her Choice has demonstrated heroic love to those in crisis pregnancies. Through their dedication, at least 90 abortion-minded mothers choose life. They have also continued their ongoing support of mothers and rendered post abortion healing. Please go to HerChoiceBirmingham.org/HeroicLove to learn more, donate, and invite others to participate or call at 205-447-8796.
You should have received a Catholic Charities letter and a pledge card from the diocese. Our pledge goal this year is $16,000. All money raised through this annual appeal remains within the diocese.
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
October 25th (Christ the King); Sunday, November 1st (All Saints); November 29th (1st Sunday of Advent); Tuesday, December 8th (Immaculate Conception); December 13th (3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday); Christmas.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, Oct 17:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Mark Anthony & Mary Therese Jimenez (by Sophie Duvall)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Jeremy Noblitt (by Ann Noblitt)|
|Sun, Oct 18:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Emily Williams (by Mary Margaret Rumore)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for the Williams Family (by Mary Margaret Rumore)|
|Mon, Oct 19:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Joe Osment (by Bill & Marian Dinan)|
|Tues, Oct 20:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jackie Borowski (by Bill & Marian Dinan)|
|Wed, Oct 21:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Mikhail & Irena Dimov (by George & Madeline Sampedro)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Rea Family (by the Sampedros)|
|Thur, Oct 22:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Freppon Family (by George & Madeline Sampedro)|
|Fri, Oct 23:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Mary Margaret Rumore (by Mary Claire Mathews)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Andrew Walther (by Grace Gagnon)|
|Sat, Oct 24:||4:00 p.m.||†||Edward Joseph Thornton, Jr. (by the Hahns)|
|Sun, Oct 25:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Charles Anthony Rumore (by the Hahns)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Allison Rumore (by the Hahns)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||309th Sunday of Ordinary Time||Exo 22:20-26, 1Thes 1:5-10, Mt 22:34-40|
|7:30 a.m.||Christ the King||Col 1:12-20, Jn 18:33-37|
|9:00 a.m.||30th Sunday of Ordinary Time||Exo 22:20-26, 1Thes 1:5-10, Mt 22:34-40|
|10:45 a.m.||Christ the King||Col 1:12-20, Jn 18:33-37|