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 Anna Mahan, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from October 14th to October 20th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Dennis G. Woods from October 21st until October 27th.

REST IN PEACE

Dee Joseph, mother of Jan Joseph, passed away on October 13th. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

MOTHER’S MORNING WITH MARY

Mothers are invited to a morning of devotion next Saturday, October 21st. 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 potluck lunch following the 10:45 a.m. Mass.

SECOND COLLECTION

There will be a second collection next weekend for the World Mission Sunday, supporting mission churches throughout the world.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

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.

HER CHOICE FUNDRAISING BANQUET

The annual Her Choice Banquet will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. at The Club (1 Robert S. Smith Drive). The special guest speaker will be Theresa Bonopartis of Lumina Hope & Healing. Make your reservation now, consider hosting a table of eight or make a life saving donation. Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center exists to help women facing a crisis pregnancy to choose life, and to help support them with that decision. Her Choice also offers post abortion recovery services. To confirm your participation, 205-447-8796 or hcbanquet@herchoicebirmingham.org

CONFIRMATION

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.

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 franciscanspjcalabama@gmail.com

PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS

Please pray for our seminarians: Deacon Justin Ward, Daniel Sessions, Charles Deering, Doug Hess, Luis Reyes, Matthew Gubenski, and Cristian Padilla. We need to fervently pray for those who are discerning a call to the priesthood.

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.).

FIRST FRIDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Beginning in October, we are changing the First Friday Mass schedule. Instead of a 7:00 a.m. Latin Mass on First Friday, we will have a Latin Mass at 6:30 p.m. The first nine of these First Friday Masses will be offered as a novena for our next bishop since Bishop Baker is scheduled for retirement in June. The English Mass schedule will remain unchanged.

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)

Sat, Oct 13: 4:00 p.m. Sam Pilato (by Bill & Marian Dinan)
Sun, Oct 14: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Geraldine Ann McCahan (by the Rohling Family)
Mon, Oct 15 *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Scott Scroggins
Tues, Oct 16: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Valori Clemens
Wed, Oct 17: *7:00 a.m. Virginia Irwin (by the Rumore Family)
*8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Mrs. Oremus (by the Sampedro Family)
Thur, Oct 18: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Conner McGinty (by the Rumore Family)
Fri, Oct 19: *7:00 a.m. Edward Clark (by the Rumore Family)
*8:30 a.m. Margaret Clark (by the Rumore Family)
Sat, Oct 20: 8:30 a.m. Thomas Flemming (by the Rumore Family)
4:00 p.m. Rita Flemming (by the Rumore Family
Sun, Oct 21: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for the Rumore Family (by the Rohling Family)

NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS

4:00 p.m. 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 53:10-11, Heb 4:14-16, Mk 10:35-45
9:00 a.m. 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 53:10-11, Heb 4:14-16, Mk 10:35-45
10:45 a.m. 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Phil 1:6-11, Mt 22:15-21

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND IN OUR PARISH