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.
EXPIRATION OF THE DISPENSATION FOR SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION
Per Bishop Raica, all Roman Catholics residing or visiting and present in the Diocese of Birmingham are once again subject to the precept physically attending Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, notwithstanding the ordinary and serious reasons why one’s obligation may be excused, including being at high risk, being advised by a doctor to avoid exposure to other people, or having an illness or Covid symptoms.
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 Beverly Grisham, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from July 25th to July 31st. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Howard Von Hagel from August 1st until August 7th.
The bishop, and bishops throughout the world, are studying Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio letter on the Latin Mass. Until a definitive response can be formulated, Bishop Raica has authorized the continuation of scheduled Latin Masses until further notice.
Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There will be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
Join Fr Bryan Jerabek of the Cathedral of St Paul on a pilgrimage this November 13th to 23rd through the south of France. This trip features visits to some of the most incredible places and the holiest shrines found in France, including Toulouse, Lourdes, Rocamadour, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Cotignac, Sainte-Baume, Carcassonne and Nice. Space is limited to forty pilgrims total. For more information please visit the trip webpage at prorometours.com/france
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 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, and Dominic Rumore. Please pray for 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).
LATIN MASS EMAIL LIST
If you would like to be added to the Blessed Sacrament Latin Mass Community email list then please send your name and email address to email@example.com
NOTE ON MASS INTENTIONS
There is about a five-month backlog on Mass Intentions. Thus, requested Mass dates cannot always be honored.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, July 24||4:00 p.m.||†||Eugene Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sun, July 25:||7:30 a.m.||†||Hannah Ford (by the Olson Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Mary Ann Webster (by the Olson Family)|
|Mon, July 26:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Nichole Zaucha (by the Hahn Family)|
|Tues, July 27:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Zaucha Family (by the Hahn Family)|
|Wed, July 28:||*7:00 a.m.||†||William Lang (by the Hahn Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Ruby Kuykendall (by the Hahn Family)|
|Thur, July 29:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Dolores Sampedro (by the Sampedro Family)|
|Fri, July 30:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Sophie Duvall (by the Duvall Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Megan McReynolds (by the Duvall Family)|
|Sat, July 31||4:00 p.m.||†||William Lang (by the Jones Family)|
|Sun, Aug 1:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Carrie Duryea (by Monica Duvall)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for the Lang Family(by the Clemens Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||18th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Exo 16:2-4,12-15, Eph 4:17,20-24, Jn 6:24-35|
|7:30 a.m.||10th Sunday after Pentecost||1Cor 12:2-11, Lk 18:9-14|
|9:00 a.m.||18th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Exo 16:2-4,12-15, Eph 4:17,20-24, Jn 6:24-35|
|10:45 a.m.||10th Sunday after Pentecost||1Cor 12:2-11, Lk 18:9-14|