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 Lois Pruitt, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from December 3rd to December 9th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Edward Von Hagel, Jr. from December 10th until December 16th.
This Sunday there will be a potluck brunch following the 9:00 a.m. Mass in lieu of the usual coffee and donuts.
DECEMBER 8th, THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Friday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. We will have Masses in English at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7th and on Friday, December 8th at 8:30 a.m. A High Latin Mass will be offered on December 8th at 10:45 a.m. and a Low Mass at 6:30 p.m.
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 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 2:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the Matthew Simpson Family (by Mark P. Simpson)|
|4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Kara Pepe (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sun, Dec 3:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jacie Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Adrian Jimenez (by the Donellan Family)|
|Mon, Dec 4:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Max Cook (by the Donellan Family)|
|Tues, Dec 5:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Charlie Rumore (by the Donellan Family)|
|Wed, Dec 6:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Juan & Denise Jimenez (by the Donellan Family)|
|Thur, Dec 7:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jonah Renda (by the Donellan Family)|
|6:00 p.m.||†||Jerry Bryant (by the Bryant Family)|
|Fri, Dec 8:||8:30 a.m.||†||Tom Davis (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Kay Deering (by the Donellan Family)|
|6:30 p.m.||Pro Populo|
|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)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Second Sunday of Advent||Isa 40:1-5,9-11, 2Pet 3:8-14, Mk 1:1-8|
|7:30 a.m.||Second Sunday of Advent||Rom 15:4-13, Mt 11:2-10|
|9:00 a.m.||Second Sunday of Advent||Isa 40:1-5,9-11, 2Pet 3:8-14, Mk 1:1-8|
|10:45 a.m.||Second Sunday of Advent||Rom 15:4-13, Mt 11:2-10|