Upcoming Events

Father Booth’s Weekly Reflection

Fr. Booth’s weekly reflection can be read online here. You can also download the entire bulletin for this week in PDF format here.

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.”

NOTE ON PARISH EMAIL

If an email is sent to the church through the parish website, it is more than likely to be considered as spam by the parish email. It is recommended that emails should be sent from your own email account. You may have to resend recent emails.

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 MEMORIAM

In memory of Eileen Schauer, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from August 7th to August 13th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Beverly Grisham from August 14th until August 20th.

SUNDAY AUGUST 7th

Per the direction of Bishop Raica, Sunday August 7th will be celebrated for St John Vianney instead of the normal Sunday Masses. St John Vianney is one of the patron saints of the Diocese of Birmingham, along with St Paul, and he is also the patron of diocesan priests. The purpose of moving the celebration of St John Vianney to Sunday is to promote vocations to the priesthood and as a reminder that without priests, there is no Eucharist.

FIRST SUNDAY

This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There will be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.

FR BOOTH ON VACATION

Father Booth will be on vacation from Monday, August 8th until Friday, August 12th. There will be no daily Masses during the week.

PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS

Please pray for our seminarians: Daniel Sessions, 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 Sunday with the addition of All Saints Day (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, Aug 6: 8:30 a.m. Fr Henry McDaid
4:00 p.m. Tom Davis (by Mary & Betty Mason)
Sun, Aug 7: 7:30 a.m. Dr. Michael Rowland (by the Donellan Family)
9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Janay Deering (by the Donellan Family)
Mon, Aug 8: Private Mass
Tues, Aug 9: Private Mass
Wed, Aug 10: Private Mass
Thur, Aug 11: Private Mass
Fri, Aug 12: Private Mass
Sat, Aug 13: 4:00 p.m. Special Intention for Eli Donellan (by the Donellan Family)
Sun, Aug 14: 7:30 a.m. Julie Wang Kelly (by Kevin Kelly)
9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for John Morgan (by the Donellan Family)

NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS

4:00 p.m. 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Jer 38:4-6, 8-10, Heb 12:1-4, Lk 12:49-53
7:30 a.m. 10th Sunday After Pentecost 1Cor 12:2-11, Lk 18:9-14
9:00 a.m. 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Jer 38:4-6, 8-10, Heb 12:1-4, Lk 12:49-53
10:45 a.m. 10th Sunday After Pentecost 1Cor 12:2-11, Lk 18:9-14

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND IN OUR PARISH