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 Betty & Theodore Curtis, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of their souls from April 24th to April 30th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Tevin Williams from May 1st until May 7th.
There will be a second collection this weekend for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.
We will crown a statue of Mary next Sunday, May 1st following the 9:00 a.m. and the 10:45 a.m. Masses.
May 1st is the first Sunday of the month. Since this is the day after the Lasagna Dinner, there will not be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
ANNUAL LASAGNA DINNER
Our annual Lasagna Dinner will be on Saturday, April 30th following the 4:00 p.m. Mass. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. You can eat with us in the Parish Hall, come in for take-out, or use our convenient drive-through. The dinner includes a beverage and dessert. Our Lasagna is legendary and prepared from an authentic generations-old recipe. Join us for Mass, great food, and great fellowship.
GOLF FORE LIFE
The Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center annual golf tournament – a scramble format – will be played on Friday, May 6th 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 $210 ($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
DOMINICAN NUNS VOCATION RETREAT
The cloistered Dominican nuns in Marbury, Alabama are holding a Vocation Retreat on the weekend of June 3rd – 5th for women age 16 (or who will be juniors in high school next fall) through age 27. Participants will learn about the nuns’ contemplative life of praise and intercession at the heart of the apostolic preaching of the Dominican Order for the salvation of souls, join in chanting the Divine Office in Latin and English, and share in the nuns’ special devotion to Eucharistic Adoration and Perpetual Rosary. Learn more at www.stjudemonastery.org/vocations/vocation-retreats.
Our annual Bingo Luncheon and Teacup Auction will be held Wednesday, June 15th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We will have good food, bingo, and a teacup auction. While you need not be present to win the gifts in the teacup auction, you must be present to enjoy the luncheon food and to play bingo. Please plan on attending and enjoying this fun fundraiser for the parish. Please contact Jan Joseph at 492-0310 with any questions.
The Blessed Sacrament Safety Team is sponsoring a CPR/1st-Aid/AED Training Course on Saturday, May 14th from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The class is free for registered Blessed Sacrament Parishioners. Class size is limited. Please watch for upcoming bulletin announcements or posted flyers for details.
2016 HIGH MASS DATES
May 1st (St Joseph); June 5th (Third Sunday After Pentecost); July 3rd (Seventh Sunday After Pentecost); Monday, August 15th (Assumption of the BVM); September 4th (Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost); October 30th (Christ the King); December 11th (Gaudete Sunday); and Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve).
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)
|Mon, Apr 25:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Timothy Sullivan (by the Beaumont Family)|
|Tues, Apr 26:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Alicia & Brigit Sampedro (by George & Madeline Sampedro)|
|Wed, Apr 27:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Benjamin Sampedro (by George & Madeline Sampedro)|
|Thur, Apr 28:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Jude & Claudia Tombrello (by Don & Mary Lynne Williams)|
|Fri, Apr 29:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Josephine Romano & Family (by Don & Mary Lynne Williams)|
|Sat, Apr 30:||4:00 p.m.||Pro Populo|
|Sun, May 1:||9:00 a.m.||†||Sidney Theriot (by Carolyn Roberson)|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Lillie Rumore & Family (by Don & Mary Lynne Williams)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Sixth Sunday of Easter||Acts 15:1-2,22-29, Rev 21:10-14,22-23, Jn 14:23-29|
|9:00 a.m.||Sixth Sunday of Easter||Acts 15:1-2,22-29, Rev 21:10-14,22-23, Jn 14:23-29|
|10:45 a.m.||Feast of St Joseph the Worker||Col 3:14-15,17,23-24, Mt 13:54-58|