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.
In memory of Robin Melendez, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from September 12th until September 18th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Ellen Daniel from September 19th until September 25th.
MORNING WITH MARY
All ladies are invited to a morning of devotion next Saturday, September 18th. Adoration will begin at 8:30 a.m., there will be confession during adoration, followed by benediction at about 9:10 a.m., and concluding with a low Latin Mass at about 9:15 a.m.
Next Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have vocations prayers and a potluck lunch following the 10:45 a.m. Mass.
ST GEORGE MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD FESTIVAL
The 39th Annual Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival will be held September on 23rd, 24th, and 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 425 16th Avenue South. Traditional Middle Eastern entrees and desserts will be served. For menu and event details, please see saintgeorgeonline.org/food-festival
In response to Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio letter on the Latin Mass, Bishop Raica has graciously authorized and approved the continuation of the Latin Mass here at Blessed Sacrament.
Gail McMahon, our organist for 20 years, has retired due to health considerations. Get Well and Thank You cards can be sent c/o Ann Rodgers, 5031 Stratford Rd, Birmingham AL 35242.
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 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, Sept 11||4:00 p.m.||†||Eugene Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sun, Sept 12:||7:30 a.m.||†||Eugene Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Mary Allison Jimenez (by Scott & Lori Donellan)|
|Mon, Sept 13:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Sam & Jennifer Buchanan (by Marian & Bill Dinan)|
|Tues, Sept 14:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Tom Davis (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Wed, Sept 15:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for John Anthony Jimenez (by the Donellans)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Tom Davis (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Thur, Sept 16:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Lena Clare Cook (by the Donellans)|
|Fri, Sept 17:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Max Cook (by the Donellans)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Ronnie Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sat, Sept 18||9:15 a.m.||Special Intention for Jacie Donellan (by the Donellans)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Ronnie Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sun, Sept 19:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Joseph Donellan (by the Donellans)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for John Paul Hahn (by Hahn Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||25th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Wis 2:12,17-20, James 3:16-4:3, Mk 9:30-37|
|7:30 a.m.||17th Sunday after Pentecost||Eph 4:1-6, Mt 22:34-46|
|9:00 a.m.||25th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Wis 2:12,17-20, James 3:16-4:3, Mk 9:30-37|
|10:45 a.m.||17th Sunday after Pentecost||Eph 4:1-6, Mt 22:34-46|