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 Angela and Dominick Montalbano, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of their souls from December 9th to December 15th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Eugene Mason from December 16th until December 22nd.

MORNING WITH MARY

All ladies are invited to a morning of devotion next Saturday, December 15th. Adoration will begin at 8:30 a.m., there will be confession during adoration, followed by benediction at about 9:10 a.m., and concluding with a Latin Mass at about 9:15 a.m.

THIRD SUNDAY

Next Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have vocations prayers and a reception for the confirmandi following the 10:45 a.m. Mass.

MASS & MARCH FOR LIFE

Bishop Baker will celebrate a Mass for Life at the Cathedral of St Paul on Saturday, January 12th at 9:00 a.m. Following the Mass, there will be a peaceful and prayerful rally and march at Brother Bryan Park at 10:45 a.m. Please come and speak out on behalf of innocent babies and others who can’t speak for themselves against the culture of death.

POTLUCK DINNER DANCE

We will have a covered dish dinner dance in the Parish Hall this Saturday, March 2nd following the 4:00 p.m. Mass. All are invited to dine and dance.

ADVENT ANGEL TREE

We have an Advent Angel Tree this year that will benefit a number of truly needy families in our local communality. Please bring the gift items back with the angel tag attached by Sunday, December 16th.

ADVENT OUTREACH TO THE CATHOLIC CENTER OF CONCERN

All through the season of Advent we will collect non-perishable food items as well as other basic necessities such as toiletries, diapers, paper goods, and the like for the Catholic Center for Concern. Please help those in need have a better Christmas by meeting their most basic needs.

PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS

Please pray for our seminarians: Deacon Jonathan Howell, Connor Chandler, Chris Green, Justin Ward, Daniel Sessions, Charles Deering, Doug Hess, Juan Perez, 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.

CONTACTING THE FRANCISCANS

the Franciscans of the Fraternity Poor of Jesus Christ, Friar Gabriel, Friar Rafael, and Friar Leticio, can be contacted at (205) 578-2988, on facepage @poorofjesuschristalabama, and via e-mail at franciscanspjcalabama@gmail.com

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)

Sat, Dec 8: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Charlie Rumore (by Scott Donellan)
4:00 p.m. Sylvester Theriot (by Bill & Marian Dinan)
Sun, Dec 9: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Therese, Damian, & James Labauve (by Richard & Barbara Juneau)
Mon, Dec 10 *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Dr. Lydia & Dr. Thomas Beaumont (by the Hahn Family)
Tues, Dec 11: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Mary Jo Fernandes (by the Hahn Family)
Wed, Dec 12: *7:00 a.m. Special Intention for Mary Margaret Rumore (by Mary Claire Matthews)
*8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Rosemarie Laque (by the Hahn Family)
Thur, Dec 13: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Michael Rumore (by the Hahn Family)
Fri, Dec 14: *7:00 a.m. Special Intention for Mike Donellan (by Mary Donellan)
*8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Deacon Terry & Rita Rumore (by the Hahn Family)
Sat, Dec 15: 9:15 a.m. Special Intention for Aric Pohorelsky (by the Hahn Family)
4:00 p.m. Sylvester Theriot (by the Bryant Family)
Sun, Dec 16: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Mary Claire Matthews (by Richard & Barbara Juneau)

NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS

4:00 p.m. Third Sunday of Advent Zep 3:14-18, Phil 4:4-7, Lk 3:10-18
9:00 a.m. Third Sunday of Advent Zep 3:14-18, Phil 4:4-7, Lk 3:10-18
10:45 a.m. Third Sunday of Advent Phil 4:4-7, Jn 1:19-28

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND IN OUR PARISH