Father Booth’s Weekly Reflection
COVID-19 RESPONSE – MASS & DEVOTIONS
Beginning this Saturday, May 16th, we will return to an approximation of our normal weekend schedule with Mass inside the Church. We will have our 4:00 p.m. Saturday English Mass, 9:00 a.m. Sunday English Mass, 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 of parishioners, which will be 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. Next Saturday will be the last time for confessions from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. This week and henceforth, confessions being offered prior to Mass: 3:30-3:55 p.m. on Saturdays, as well as 7:00-7:25 a.m., 8:30-8:55 a.m., and 10:15-10:40 a.m. on Sundays.
DISPENSATION FOR SUNDAY MASS OBLIGATION
Per Bishop Baker, all Roman Catholics who reside in the diocese are dispensed from the Sunday Mass obligation until June 30th. No one, especially the vulnerable, should feel obliged to attend Mass.
CHANGES TO THE MASS
We will continue to forgo the distribution of the Precious Blood, reception of which is ordinarily optional anyway, 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 Earnest A. Nettleman, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from May 24th to May 30th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Fr Bill Jones from May 31st until June 6th.
DATE FOR FIRST COMMUNION
First Communion is currently scheduled for Thursday, June 11th (Corpus Christi) unless this epidemic forces another postponement. Rehearsal for First Communion will be on Sunday, June 7th following the 10:45 a.m. Latin Mass. Opportunities for first confession will also be provided after rehearsal.
2020 HIGH MASS SCHEDULE
May 31st (Pentecost); Thursday, June 11th (Corpus Christi); June 21st (3rd Sunday of Pentecost); June 28th (4th Sunday of Pentecost); July 12th (6th Sunday after Pentecost); July 19th (7th Sunday of Pentecost); August 9th (10th Sunday after Pentecost); August 30th (13th Sunday of Pentecost); September 13th (15th Sunday after Pentecost); September 27th (17th Sunday after Pentecost); October 4th (18th Sunday of Pentecost); October 11th (19th Sunday of Pentecost); October 25th (Christ the King); Sunday, November 1st (All Saints); November 29th (1st Sunday of Advent); Tuesday, Tuesday, December 8th (Immaculate Conception); December 13th (3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday); Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Please pray for our seminarians: Daniel Sessions, Charles Deering, Doug Hess, Matthew Gubenski, Patrick DePew, Max Gallegos, John Gardiner, Andrew Vickery, and John Paul Stepnowski. Pease pray for more good men to answer God’s call to the priesthood.
Please feel free to mail your contributions in or save them up for when we return to having public Mass.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, May 23:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Mr. Charles Birri (by Ryan Penney)|
|Sun, May 24:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Ms. Debra Rice (by Ryan Penney)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Dr. & Mrs. Michael Irwin (by the Hahn Family)|
|Mon, May 25:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Rosa Jimenez (by the Gagnon Family)|
|Tues, May 26:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Mrs. Terry Keck (by the Hahn Family)|
|Wed, May 27:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for William Fernandes (by the Hahn Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Cedric Fernandes (by the Hahn Family)|
|Thur, May 28:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Renee Boltz (by the Matthews Family)|
|Fri, May 29:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Pat Sullivan (by the Matthews Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Carol Lindsay (by the Rumore Family)|
|Sat, May 30:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Suzanne Bell (by the Rumore Family)|
|Sun, May 31:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jeremy & Dana Henning (by George & Madeline Sampedro)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Vanessa Muñoz (by George & Madeline Sampedro)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Vigil of Pentecost||Gn 11:1-9, Rom 8:22-27, Jn 7:37-39|
|7:30 a.m.||Pentecost||Acts 2:1-11, Jn 14:23-31|
|9:00 a.m.||Pentecost||Acts 2:1-11, 1Cor 12:3-7,12-13, Jn 20:19-23|
|10:45 a.m.||Pentecost||Acts 2:1-11, Jn 14:23-31|