Upcoming Events

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 MEMORIAM

In memory of Chester Olson, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from April 22nd to April 28th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Alexander Salillas from April 29th until May 5th.

MEMORIAL SANCTUARY

Memorial sanctuary LAMP SIGN-UP SHEETS for 2018, 2019, and 2020 are at the religious goods counter in the vestibule at the back of the Church.

REST IN PEACE

Bishop David E. Foley, retired bishop of our diocese, passed away on April 17th. His body will be received at the Cathedral of St Paul this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. A Rosary will be said at 4:00 p.m., led by Fr Kevin Bazzel, former rector of the Cathedral, and at 6:30 p.m. Bishop Baker will preside over solemn vespers sung by the monks of St Bernard Abbey. The funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23rd with Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile presiding. Bishop Foley will be interred in the Cathedral courtyard next to Bishops Vath and Boland immediately after the funeral Mass. Seating in the Cathedral for the funeral Mass is by invitation only but seating in the Cathedral Life Center will be open to all. The funeral Mass will be broadcast live by EWTN TV, Queen of Heaven Radio (AM 1480), and EWTN online and it will be rebroadcast on EWTN TV Monday at 11:00 p.m. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

SECOND COLLECTION

There will be a second collection next weekend for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.

BBQ FUNDRAISER

This weekend the Knights of Columbus Council 931 will be taking orders at each Mass for Whole Smoked Pork Butts, Smoked Turkey Breasts, and delicious Smoked Loin Back Ribs. Pick up will be on Sunday, May 20th in the Social Hall between Masses. Prices are Butts $35.00, Turkey Breasts $40.00, and Ribs $25.00. Funds raised will benefit Blessed Sacrament, St Stephen’s, and St Elias.

GOLF FORE LIFE

The Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center annual golf tournament – a scramble format – will be played on Friday, May 11th at Highland Park Golf Course. Highland Golf Course is a great course and fun for golfers of all skill levels. Please come play golf and help raise money for Her Choice, a pro-life pregnancy resource center. Lunch will be provided beginning at 12:00 p.m. and tee-off will be at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $250 ($125 of which is tax deductible) per individual golfer and prizes will be awarded immediately following the tournament. Questions can be directed to Jim Pinto at (205) 447-8796 or Her Choice at (205) 252-0706. Please register at http://www.herchoicebirmingham.org/gfl/form.htm

FRIDAY ADORATION AT THE CATHEDRAL OF ST PAUL

All are invited each Friday for adoration in the Cathedral chapel from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. concluding with Benediction. There is also a Children’s Hour from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. each Friday. Please call Krista in the Cathedral office for details at 251-1279.

2018 HIGH MASS DATES

Thursday, May 31st (Corpus Christi, Thursday 6:00 p.m.), Sunday, July 1st (To Be Rescheduled), Wednesday, August 15th (Assumption, Wednesday 6:00 p.m.), Sunday, September 2nd (Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost), Sunday, October 28th (Christ the King), Sunday, December 16th (Gaudete Sunday), Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve, 8:00 p.m.).

PRIESTLY ORDINATIONS

Deacons Jonathan Howell and Brother Matthew Mary Bartow, M.F.V.A. will be ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of St Paul on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS: (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)

Sat, Apr 21: 4:00 p.m. Bishop Foley (by the Dinans)
Sun, Apr 22: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Judy Rohling (by the Hahn and Rumore Families)
Mon, Apr 23 *8:30 a.m. Annie Diergo
Tues, Apr 24: *8:30 a.m. Annie Diergo
Wed, Apr 25: *7:00 a.m. Bishop Foley
*8:30 a.m. Annie Diergo
Thur, Apr 26: *8:30 a.m. Bishop Foley
Fri, Apr 27: *7:00 a.m. Bishop Foley
*8:30 a.m. Bishop Foley
Sat, Apr 28: 4:00 p.m. Lowell Rushing (by the Dinans)
Sun, Apr 29: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Judy Rohling (by the Hahn and Rumore Families)

NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS

4:00 p.m. Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:26-31, 1Jn 3:18-24, 1 Jn 3:18-24
9:00 a.m. Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:26-31, 1Jn 3:18-24, 1 Jn 3:18-24
10:45 a.m. Fourth Sunday After Easter James 1:17-21, Jn 16:5-14

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND IN OUR PARISH