Christ the King
In the new calendar, this, the last Sunday in the liturgical year, is the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King. On this day, the Church offers a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, for the public recitation of the Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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 Hazel Melendez, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from November 26th to December 2nd. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Lois Pruitt from December 3rd until December 9th.
We will have our First Friday English Mass on December 1st 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 December 2nd. Altar server training and Martha and Mary Altar Sodality will follow Mass.
Next Sunday there will be a potluck brunch following the 9:00 a.m. Mass in lieu of the usual coffee and donuts.
WOMEN’S ADVENT EVENT
There will be an event open to all women and young women to be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at Our Lady of Sorrows in Homewood. The event, entitled ‘Advent Journey to Grace – Bringing Jesus to the World,’ will feature speaker, author, and founder of Women of Grace, Johnnette Williams. Prepare your heart this Advent for the coming of the Christ Child and learn more about your authentic femininity. The event is open to all junior high, high school, and adult ladies. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Frankline Fomukong. The event is free but please RSVP with your name, phone number, and number planning to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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, Nov 25:||4:00 p.m.||†||Marietta Sunga Guevara (by the Hahn Family)|
|Sun, Nov 26:||7:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Andrew Rumore (by the Hahn Family)|
|9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Rick DiPiazza (by the DiPiazza Family)|
|Mon, Nov 27:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Michael Rumore (by the Hahn Family)|
|Tues, Nov 28:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Dr. Del Hahn (by the Hahn Family)|
|Wed, Nov 29:||*8:30 a.m.||†||James Cuddy (by Charlotte & Terry Rumore)|
|Thur, Nov 30:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Sarah Catherine Rumore (by Charlotte & Terry Rumore)|
|Fri, Nov 1:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for the John Pyileski Family (by Mark P. Simpson)|
|6:30 p.m.||Special Intention for the Robert Klein Family (by Mark P. Simpson)|
|Sat, Nov 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, Nov 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)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||First Sunday of Advent||Isa 63:16-17,19;64:2-7, 1Cor 1:3-9, Mk 13:33-37|
|7:30 a.m.||First Sunday of Advent||Rom 13:11-14, Lk 21:25-33|
|9:00 a.m.||First Sunday of Advent||Isa 63:16-17,19;64:2-7, 1Cor 1:3-9, Mk 13:33-37|
|10:45 a.m.||First Sunday of Advent||Rom 13:11-14, Lk 21:25-33|