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 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 Glenn L. Varnell, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from May 28th until June 3rd. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Fr Bill Jones from June 4th until June 10th.
We will have our First Friday English Mass on June 2nd at 8:30 a.m. in the Rectory followed with Adoration and Benediction and a Latin Low Mass at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.
First Saturday Mass will be offered in Latin at 8:30 a.m. on June 3rd. Altar server training will follow Mass.
Next Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There will be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
DOMINICAN NUNS VOCATION RETREAT
The cloistered Dominican nuns in Marbury, Alabama invite young women age 16-26 to draw closer to Jesus and Mary and learn more about their hidden vocation at the heart of the Order of Preachers. The retreat will be from June 9th to June 11th. Visit: MarburyDominicanNuns.org/Vocation-Retreat-June23
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
“Come Drink the Water of Renewed Love.” Give your marriage the gift of attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend – a weekend-long retreat focusing on each other, find deeper intimacy, rekindle your romance, and revitalize your marriage – and leave with a marriage that is refreshed and full of energy. From June 24th to 25th at John Carroll Catholic High School. Meals are provided but overnight accommodations are not. You can get more information or register online at www.wwme.org.
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.
NOTE ON MASS INTENTIONS
There is about a 6-month backlog on Mass Intentions. Thus, requested Mass dates cannot always be honored.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Masses in the Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, May 27:||4:00 p.m.||†||Bob Bryant (by the Bryant Family)|
|Sun, May 28:||7:30 a.m.||†||Jennifer Rodriquez (by Richard & Barbara Juneau)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Robert, Colette, and Therese Rodriquez (by Richard & Barbara Juneau)|
|Mon, May 29:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Jimmy Hughes (by the Donellan Family)|
|Tues, May 30:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Jimmy Hughes (by the Donellan Family)|
|Wed, May 31:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Therese Gagnon (by the Donellan Family)|
|Thur, June 1:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Therese Gagnon (by the Donellan Family)|
|Fri, June 2:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Jennifer Rodriguez (by the Donellan Family)|
|6:30 p.m.||†||Agnes Zimmer (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sat, June 3:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention of the Andrew Hill Family (by the Donellan Family)|
|4:00 p.m.||Special Intention of the Valencia Family (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sun, June 4:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention of Lori Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention of Beth Mathews (by the Donellan Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Holy Trinity||Exo 34:4-6,8-9, 2Cor 13:11-13, Jn 3:16-18|
|7:30 a.m.||Holy Trinity||Rom 11:33-36, Mt 28:18-20|
|9:00 a.m.||Holy Trinity||Exo 34:4-6,8-9, 2Cor 13:11-13, Jn 3:16-18|
|10:45 a.m.||Holy Trinity||Rom 11:33-36, Mt 28:18-20|