Father Booth’s Weekly Reflection
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 continues 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.
For Edward Von Hagel, Jr., the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from December 10th to December 16th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Mary & Bill Dinan from December 17th until December 23rd.
In lieu of usual Morning with Mary events, there will be a Rorate Mass, a Latin Mass in honor of Our Lady, on Saturday December 16th at 6:30 a.m.
Next Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have vocations prayers and a potluck lunch following the 10:45 a.m. Mass.
ADVENT ANGEL TREE
We have an Advent Angel Tree this year that will benefit a number of truly needy families in our local community. Please bring the wrapped gift items back with the angel tag attached by next Sunday, December 17th.
We will be collecting new blankets and comforters for the Catholic Center of Concern all through Advent until Epiphany.
MEMORIAL SANCTUARY LAMP
Memorial sanctuary lamp sign-up sheets for 2024, 2025, and 2026 are at the religious goods counter in the vestibule at the back of the Church.
We continue with the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Catholic Charities 2024 campaign. You also can enter your annual pledge or recurring gift any time at catholiccharitiesbhm.org. Our pledge goal for this year is $20,000.
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Please pray for our seminarians: 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, Joshua Callahan, Michael Masny, Ross Gilliland, Franz Mercado, Thomas Rogers, Nick Smith, and Dominic Rumore. May more good men to answer God’s call to the priesthood.
NOTE ON MASS INTENTIONS
There is about a 7-month backlog on Mass Intentions. Thus, requested Mass dates cannot always be honored.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, Dec 9:||4:00 p.m.||†||Bob Bryant (by the Bryant Family)|
|Sun, Dec 10:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jeff Brown (by the Donellan Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Linda Cooper (by the Donellan Family)|
|Mon, Dec 11:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Grace Kirby (by the Hall Family)|
|Tues, Dec 12:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Blaise Beaumont (by the Hall Family)|
|Wed, Dec 13:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Michael Renna (by Doug & Monica Duvall)|
|Thur, Dec 14:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Maddie Duvall (by the Duvall Family)|
|Fri, Dec 15:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Mary Shields (by Monica Duvall)|
|Sat, Dec 16:||6:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Paris Duvall (by the Duvall Family)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Julia V. Bryant (by the Bryant Family)|
|Sun, Dec 17:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Joseph Ducote (by the Duvall Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for John Luke Bruegan (by the Duvall Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Third Sunday of Advent||Isa 61:1-2,10-11, 1Thes 5:16-24, Jn 1:6-8,19-28|
|7:30 a.m.||Third Sunday of Advent||Phil 4:4-7, Jn 1:19-28|
|9:00 a.m.||Third Sunday of Advent||Isa 61:1-2,10-11, 1Thes 5:16-24, Jn 1:6-8,19-28|
|10:45 a.m.||Third Sunday of Advent||Phil 4:4-7, Jn 1:19-28|