Father Booth’s Weekly Reflection
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 memory of Kimson Woods, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from September October 2nd to October 8th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Eugene Mason from October 3rd until October 15th.
This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There will be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
We will have our First Friday English Mass on October 7th 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.
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 email@example.com
You should have received 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, 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|
|Mon, Oct 3:||8:30 a.m.||†||Helen Mooney (by Jacob & Stacie Hiserman)|
|Tues, Oct 4:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Marc Ayers, Jr. (by the Hahn Family)|
|Wed, Oct 5:||7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Nathan Wright, Jr. (by the Hahn Family)|
|8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jordan Burke (by the Hahn Family)|
|Thur, Oct 6:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Mr. & Mrs. Dan Burke (by the Hahn Family)|
|Fri, Oct 7:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Fernandes Family (by the Jones Family)|
|6:30 p.m.||†||Eugene Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sat, Oct 8:||4:00 p.m.||†||Eugene Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sun, Oct 9:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Laura Ducote (by the Duvall Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Michelle Smith (by Monica Duvall)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||28th Sunday of Ordinary Time||2Kings 5:14-17, 2Tim 2:8-13, Lk 17:11-19|
|7:30 a.m.||18th Sunday After Pentecost||1Cor 1:4-8, Mt 9:1-8|
|9:00 a.m.||28th Sunday of Ordinary Time||2Kings 5:14-17, 2Tim 2:8-13, Lk 17:11-19|
|10:45 a.m.||18th Sunday After Pentecost||1Cor 1:4-8, Mt 9:1-8|