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.”

ADDITIONAL NOTE ON CONFESSIONS

Beginning in Lent we will begin using a new formula for absolution that reads: “God, the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and poured out the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the ministry of the Church may God grant you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Changes in Bold).

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.

CHANGE IN DAILY MASS SCHEDULE

Beginning in the first week of January, we will have daily Mass at 8:30. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Mass will be offered in English and Mass will be offered in Latin on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The First Friday and First Saturday schedules will remain unchanged.

IN MEMORIAM

In memory of Chester Olson, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from January February 5th to February 11th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Alexander Salillas from February 12th until February 18th.

FIRST SUNDAY

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

SECOND COLLECTION

There will be a second collection this weekend for the Black and Indian Missions.

DISCERNMENT WEEKEND

The Office of Vocations is hosting a Priesthood Discernment Weekend from Friday, February 17th to Sunday, February 19th at Casa Maria. Fr Bazzel will lead this weekend of prayer, talks, and fellowship for men discerning a call to priesthood. Fr Vintson, Vocation Director, will be present to answer questions about discernment, the application process, and seminary life. This weekend experience is for men ages 18-35 years. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit www.bhmdiocese.org/vocations to register.

2022 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

2022 contribution statements have been mailed.

FIRST COMMUNION DATE

Sunday, April 23rd is the date for First Communion.

PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS

Please pray for our seminarians: Deacon 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.

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, Feb 4: 8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Thom Price (by the Donellan Family)
4:00 p.m. David Waligora (by Mary & Betty Mason)
Sun, Feb 5: 7:30 a.m. Special Intention for Mike Irwin (by the Donellan Family)
9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Charlie & Allison Rumore (by the Donellan Family)
Mon, Feb 6: *8:30 a.m. Pope Benedict XVI
Tues, Feb 7: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Ryan & Clarisa Guadet (by the Donellan Family)
Wed, Feb 8: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Peter Gagnon (by the Donellan Family)
Thur, Feb 9: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Jennifer Rodriguez (by the Donellan Family)
Fri, Feb 10: *8:30 a.m. Thomas Reccell (by Helen Brandley)
Sat, Feb 11: 4:00 p.m. Jerry Simmons (by Helen Brandley)
Sun, Feb 12: 7:30 a.m. Special Intention for Margaret Masney (by Monica Duvall)
9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Christopher Ducote (by the Duvall Family)

NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS

4:00 p.m. Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Sir 15:15-20, 1Cor 2:6-10, Mt 5:17-37
7:30 a.m. Sexagesima Sunday 2Cor 11:19-12:9, Lk 8:4-15
9:00 a.m. Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Sir 15:15-20, 1Cor 2:6-10, Mt 5:17-37
10:45 a.m. Sexagesima Sunday 2Cor 11:19-12:9, Lk 8:4-15

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND IN OUR PARISH