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 Eugene Mason, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from September 9th to September 15th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Ellen Daniel from September 16th until September 22nd.
This weekend we will have a second collection to help the people of Kerala, India, who have suffered greatly from recent monsoonal flooding.
This Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have vocations prayers and a potluck lunch following the 10:45 a.m. Mass.
You should have received a letter and a pledge card from the diocese. Our pledge goal this year is $17,000. All money raised through this annual appeal remains within the diocese.
ST GEORGE MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD FESTIVAL
The 37th Annual Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival will be held September on 27th, 28th, and 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 425 16th Avenue South. Drive through will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Traditional Middle Eastern entrees and desserts will be served. For menu and event details, please see http://saintgeorgeonline.org/food-festival
A parish workday is scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd. The Knights of Columbus will be providing lunch. We will be dressing up the rectory grounds as well as the church grounds. Times are from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All are invited. A sign up sheet is available on the parish Facebook page.
POTLUCK DINNER DANCE
We will have a covered dish dinner dance in the Parish Hall on Saturday, September 29th following the 4:00 p.m. Mass. All are invited to dine and dance.
The cloistered Dominican nuns of the Monastery of St Jude in Marbury, Alabama are inviting single Catholic women, high school juniors through age 27, who are interested in the contemplative life to a discernment retreat from October 19th to the 21st. Is Jesus drawing you to give yourself to Him through a common life of liturgical and personal prayer, study and daily work, pondering the Word in your heart in union with Mary so that it may bear fruit for God and souls? Learn more at MarburyDominicanNuns.org
Bishop Baker will offer the sacrament of Confirmation at the 10:45 a.m. High Mass on Sunday, December 16th. If you have a child to be confirmed, please provide a copy of their baptismal certificate to Fr Booth. If you are not members of Blessed Sacrament, you must obtain the permission of your pastor for your child to receive confirmation here.
2018 HIGH MASS DATES
Sunday, October 28th (Christ the King), Sunday, December 16th (Gaudete Sunday, Confirmation), Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve, 8:00 p.m.).
The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Coat Drive for the Catholic Center of Concern through Sunday September 30th. The collection point is at the rear of the Church by the stairs.
CONTACTING THE FRANCISCANS
the Franciscans of the Fraternity Poor of Jesus Christ can be contacted at (205) 578-2988, on facepage @poorofjesuschristalabama, and via e-mail at email@example.com
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Please pray for our seminarians: Deacon Justin Ward, Daniel Sessions, Charles Deering, Doug Hess, and Luis Reyes. We need to fervently pray for those who are discerning a call to the priesthood. We will need 12-15 men to enter seminary by 2020 or we face the closing or consolidation of parishes.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)
|Sun, Sept 16:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Paul Beason (by the Duryea Family)|
|Mon, Sept 17||*8:30 a.m.||†||Sam Pilato (by the Bryant Family)|
|Tues, Sept 18:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jeanne Dinan-Hale (by Bill and Marian Dinan)|
|Wed, Sept 19:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for John Anthony Jimenez (by the Donellan Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Private Intention|
|Thur, Sept 20:||*8:30 a.m.||Private Intention|
|Fri, Sept 21:||*7:00 a.m.||†||John E. Dudley (by Judy and Danny Rohling)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Private Intention|
|Sat, Sept 22:||4:00 p.m.||†||Rebecca Morris (by the Bryant Family)|
|Sun, Sept 23:||9:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Sylvester Theriot (by Cathy Schauer)|
|10:45 a.m.||Pro Populo|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time||Wis 2:12,17-20, James 3:16-4:3, Mk 9:30-37|
|9:00 a.m.||Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time||Wis 2:12,17-20, James 3:16-4:3, Mk 9:30-37|
|10:45 a.m.||Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost||1Cor 1:4-8, Mt 9:1-8|