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 Sam and Mary Montalbano, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of their souls from March 31st to April 6th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Walter Roberts from April 7th until April 13th.
There will be a second collection next weekend for the Burse Club. The Burse Club helps fund the education of our seminarians.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
We will have Stations at 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 29th followed by a Lenten potluck meal. We will also have confessions following Stations.
PARISH LENTEN PROJECT
We will continue to collect various non-perishable items for the men in the Cenacolo addiction recovery center in Hanceville. For the fourth Sunday of Lent, we will collect various toiletries such as bar soap, disposable razors, shave cream, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. No mouthwash or hand sanitizer, please.
GOLF FORE LIFE
The Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center annual golf tournament – a scramble format – will be played on Friday, April 5th 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) 447-8796. Please register at http://www.herchoicebirmingham.org
ST ELIAS ANNUAL LEBANESE FOOD FESTIVAL
The 21st annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival will be Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. A wide variety of traditional Lebanese entrees and desserts will be sold. Admission is free. For more details see www.stelias.org/festival.htm
2019 HIGH MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday, March 31st (Laetare Sunday); Thursday, April 18th (Holy Thursday); Sunday, April 21st (Easter); Sunday, May 26th (1st Communion); Sunday, June 9th (Pentecost); Thursday, June 20th (Corpus Christi); Thursday, August 15th (Assumption of BVM); Sunday, September 8th (Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost); Sunday, October 27th (Christ the King); Sunday, December 8th (Immaculate Conception); Sunday, December 15th (Gaudete Sunday); and Tuesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve).
DATE FOR FIRST COMMUNION
We are planning for First Communion on Sunday, May 26th 2019 at the 10:45 a.m. Mass. If you have a child that will be receiving First Communion, please contact Fr Booth. If you are not members of Blessed Sacrament, you must obtain the permission of your pastor for your child to receive First Communion here. Opportunities for first confessions will be offered prior to First Communion.
THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS
The Franciscan Friars have relocated to Our Lady of Fatima’s convent, 44 16th Avenue South, which affords them much more room to store materials for their mission. Later this year, perhaps in July, sisters of the same order will occupy the house just west of our rectory.
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Please pray for our seminarians: Deacon Justin Ward, Daniel Sessions, Charles Deering, Doug Hess, Luis Reyes, Matthew Gubenski, Cristian Padilla, and Patrick DePew. Pray for those who are discerning a call to the priesthood.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)
|Sat, Mar 23:||4:00 p.m.||†||Pete Lamberty (by Lynn Bryant)|
|Sun, Mar 24:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Fr Kieran Neilson, OSB (by the Hahn Family)|
|Mon, Mar 25||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Clifton Robertson (by Mary Claire Matthews)|
|Tues, Mar 26:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Scott Scroggins|
|Wed, Mar 27:||*7:00 a.m.||Private Intention|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Fr Lambert Greenan, OP|
|Thur, Mar 28:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Anna Scroggins|
|Fri, Mar 29:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Jacob Baker (by George & Madeline Sampedro)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Fr Lambert Greenan, OP|
|Sat, Mar 30:||4:00 p.m.||†||Aneen Feenker (by Bill & Marian Dinan)|
|Sun, Mar 31:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Mary Ella Cockerham (by Mary Claire Matthews)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Fourth Sunday of Lent||Josh 5:9,10-12, 2Cor 5:17-21, Lk 15:1-3,11-32|
|9:00 a.m.||Fourth Sunday of Lent||Josh 5:9,10-12, 2Cor 5:17-21, Lk 15:1-3,11-32|
|10:45 a.m.||Fourth Sunday of Lent||Gal 4:22-31, Jn 6:1-15|