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.
If you are new to the parish, your contribution envelopes are in the front vestibule on the shelf across from the television.
In memory of Dominick and Angela Montalbano, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of their souls from December 4th to December 10th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Molly Rossell from December 11th until December 17th.
This is the first Sunday of the month. There will be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
DECEMBER 8th, THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Thursday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. We will have Mass in English at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th and on Thursday, December 8th at 8:30 a.m. A Low Mass in Latin will be offered on December 8th at 6:00 p.m.
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 18th.
We will have a potluck Christmas Party on Sunday, December 11th immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Please bring a side dish or a dessert: meat, bread, and drinks will be provided. There will be a children’s Christmas play prior to the meal.
MASS & MARCH FOR LIFE
Bishop Baker will celebrate a Mass for Life at the Cathedral of St Paul on Saturday, January 14th 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.
Confirmation is scheduled for February 5th, 2017 at the 10:45 a.m. Mass. 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.
First Communion is scheduled for the 10:45 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 30th 2017. 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.
PRAYER FOR RAIN
O God, in Whom we live and move and have our being, grant us sufficient rain, so that, being supplied with what sustains us in this present life, we may seek more confidently what sustains us for eternity. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
2016 HIGH MASS DATES
December 11th (Gaudete Sunday); and Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve).
2017 HIGH MASS DATES
February 5th (Confirmation, 5th Sunday After Epiphany); March 26th (Laetare Sunday); April 16th (Easter Sunday); April 30th (First Communion, 2nd Sunday After Easter); Thursday, June 15th (Corpus Christi, Thursday 6:00 p.m. with procession); July 2nd (4th Sunday After Pentecost); Tuesday, August 15th (Assumption of the BVM, Tuesday 6:00 p.m.); September 3rd (13th Sunday After Pentecost); October 29th (Christ the King); December 17th (Gaudete Sunday); Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve, 8:00 p.m.)
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
|Sat, Dec 24:||3:30 p.m.||Carols|
|4:00 p.m.||Christmas Eve Mass in English|
|8:00 p.m.||Christmas Eve High Mass in Latin|
|Sun, Dec 25:||9:00 a.m.||Christmas Day Mass in English|
|10:45 a.m.||Christmas Day Low Mass in Latin|
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)
|Mon, Dec 5:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Janie Perry (by the Runge Family)|
|Tues, Dec 6:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Michael Rumore (by the Hahn Family)|
|Wed, Dec 7:||*8:30 a.m.||†||John A. Kitko (by the Jones Family)|
|6:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Nap Barranco & Family|
|Thur, Dec 8:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Kim Nemeth (by the Agnew Family)|
|6:00 p.m.||Special Intention for the Gagnon Family (by the Runge Family)|
|Fri, Dec 9:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Nemeth Family (by the Agnew Family)|
|Sat, Dec 10:||4:00 p.m.||Pro Populo|
|Sun, Dec 11:||9:00 a.m.||†||Joseph A. Russo (by Russo Family)|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Patricia Smith (by the Runge Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Third Sunday of Advent||Isa 35:1-6,10, James 5:7-10, Mt 11:2-11|
|9:00 a.m.||Third Sunday of Advent||Isa 35:1-6,10, James 5:7-10, Mt 11:2-11|
|10:45 a.m.||Third Sunday of Advent||Phil 4:4-7, Jn 1:19-28|