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.”

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 Shack Pruitt, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from September September 25th to October 1st. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Kimson Woods from October 2nd until October 8th.

FIRST SATURDAY

First Saturday Mass will be offered in Latin at 8:30 a.m. on October 1st. Altar server training, choir practice, and Martha and Mary Altar Sodality will follow the Mass.

FIRST SUNDAY

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

HER CHOICE FUNDRAISING BANQUET

The annual Her Choice Banquet will be held on Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. at The Club (1 Robert S. Smith Drive). The special guest speaker will be Eric Johnston, a local pro-life attorney. Make your reservation now, consider hosting a table of eight or make a life saving donation. Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center exists to help women facing a crisis pregnancy to choose life, and to help support them with that decision. Her Choice also offers post abortion recovery services. To confirm your participation, 205-447-8796 or hcbanquet@herchoicebirmingham.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

You should have received or soon receive a letter and a pledge card from the diocese. Our pledge goal this year is $20,000. Almost all money raised through this annual appeal remains within the diocese.

PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS

Please pray for our seminarians: Daniel Sessions, Patrick DePew, Max Gallegos, John Gardiner, Collins Hess, John Paul Stepnowski, Andrew Vickery, Hunter Limbaugh, Adam Sellers, Francisco Rodgriguez, Justin Brouillette, Cameron Huhlein, Patrick Letterle, Wilson Moin, 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).

LOW MASS ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 16th

The 10:45 Mass on October 16th will be a Low Mass due to a projected shortage of altar servers.

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 24: 4:00 p.m. Special Intention for the Patrick Rumore Family (by the Donellan Family)
Sun, Sept 25: 7:30 a.m. Special Intention for Philomena Guadet (by the Donellan Family)
9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Birmingham Fraternus Chapter (by the Donellan Family)
Mon, Sept 26: 8:30 a.m. Private Intention
Tues, Sept 27: 8:30 a.m. Private Intention
Wed, Sept 28: 7:00 a.m. Private Intention
8:30 a.m. Special Intention for the Green Family (by Sophie Henderson)
Thur, Sept 29: 8:30 a.m. Special Intention for the Fehr Family (by Diane Penney)
Fri, Sept 30: 7:00 a.m. Special Intention for John Paul Hahn
8:30 a.m. Special Intention for John Paul Hahn
Sat, Oct 1: 8:30 a.m. Special Intention for John Paul Hahn
4:00 p.m. Jerry Bryant (by Helen Brandley)
Sun, Oct 2: 7:30 a.m. Special Intention for John Paul Hahn
9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for John Paul Hahn

NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS

4:00 p.m. 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time Hab 1:2-3;2:2-4, 2Tim 1:6-8,13-14, Lk 17:5-10
7:30 a.m. 17th Sunday After Pentecost Eph 4:1-6, Mt 22:34-46
9:00 a.m. 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time Hab 1:2-3;2:2-4, 2Tim 1:6-8,13-14, Lk 17:5-10
10:45 a.m. 17th Sunday After Pentecost Eph 4:1-6, Mt 22:34-46

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND IN OUR PARISH