NOVENA TO ST PIO FOR THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS
Please pray to Padre Pio for the preservation of the Traditional Latin Mass: March 29th to April 6th. You can find the prayer here.
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.
In memory of Steve Melendez, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from March 26th to April 1st. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of David Waligora from April 2nd until April 8th.
First Saturday Mass will be offered in Latin at 8:30 a.m. on April 1st. Altar server training, choir practice, and Martha and Mary Altar Sodality will follow Mass.
next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There will be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
Due to time constraints, for the 7:30 a.m. Mass on Palm Sunday the abbreviated Gospel will be used, the palms will be previously blessed, and there will be no procession. Also, the 10:45 will be a Low Mass.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
We will have Stations of the Cross at 6:00 p.m. during the Fridays of Lent (Stations on Good Friday, April 7th it will be at 2:30 p.m.).
FIRST COMMUNION DATE
Sunday, April 23rd is the date for First Communion. Sunday, March 19th is the scheduled date for First Communion.
NOTE ON MASS INTENTIONS
There is about a seven-month backlog on Mass Intentions. Thus, requested Mass dates cannot always be honored.
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 Rodriguez, Justin Brouillette, Cameron Huhlein, Patrick Letterle, Wilson Moin, and Dominic Rumore. May more good men to answer God’s call to the priesthood.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, Mar 25:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Jimenez Family (by the Hahn Family)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Dr. James Bonner (by the Byant Family)|
|Sun, Mar 26:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Still Family (by the Hahn Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for the Zaucha Family (by the Hahn Family)|
|Mon, Mar 27:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for George & Madeline Sampedro (by the Hahn Family)|
|Tues, Mar 28:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Virginia Renta (by Cathy Schauer)|
|Wed, Mar 29:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Joy Martin (by Scott & Lori Donellan)|
|Thur, Mar 30:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Charlene Cooper (by Scott & Lori Donellan)|
|Fri, Mar 31:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Denise Cerice (by Scott & Lori Donellan)|
|Sat, Apr 1:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for John Anthony Jimenez (by Scott & Lori Donellan)|
|4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Peter & Sharon Gagnon (by Scott & Lori Donellan)|
|Sun, Apr 2:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Philip Cook (by Scott & Lori Donellan)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Jill Caudle (by Scott & Lori Donellan)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Palm Sunday||Is 50:4-7, Phil 2:6-11, Mt 26:14-27:66|
|7:30 a.m.||Palm Sunday||Phil 2:5-11, Mt 27:45-52|
|9:00 a.m.||Palm Sunday||Is 50:4-7, Phil 2:6-11, Mt 26:14-27:66|
|10:45 a.m.||Palm Sunday||Phil 2:5-11, Mt 26:36-27:60|