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 Edward Von Hagel, Jr., the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from February 19th to February 25th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Howard Von Hagel from February 26th until March 4th.
This Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have vocations prayers and a potluck lunch following the 10:45 a.m. Mass.
AIR CONDITIONER REPLACEMENT
We have begun the replacement of our venerable air conditioner, which was installed in 1961 and has served us for 56 years. Quite frankly, it has been running on borrowed time and has struggled the last two summers to keep up with the heat. The project should be completed by early March and we will have a modern system that will be more capable, more reliable, and more efficient then the one we are replacing. Thank you for your patience in this endeavor.
ANNUAL LASAGNA DINNER
Our annual Lasagna Dinner will be on Saturday, February 25th 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.
ST PATRICK’S 2017 MARDI GRAS PARTY
St Patrick’s 2017 Mardi Gras party will be held Saturday, February 25th hosted by and benefitting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. The cost is $25.00 per person; must be over 21. Lots and lots of dancing music. For tickets contact Pat Roden at firstname.lastname@example.org. St Patrick Catholic Church is located at 301 Shamrock Trail, Adamsville 35005.
March 1st is Ash Wednesday. We will have an English Mass at 8:30 a.m., a Latin Mass at 5:00 p.m., and an English Mass at 7:00 p.m.
GENESIS AND EVOLUTION: WHAT DO CATHOLICS BELIEVE?
A conference will be held exploring questions such as 6 days of creation versus a universe billions of years old, and Adam and Eve versus evolution. Was it really 6 days? Can Catholics believe in evolution? Were Adam and Eve real people? The conference will be Monday and Tuesday, March 6th and 7th, 6:30 p.m. at Samford’s Wright Center. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved. For more information and to reserve tickets: www.tickets.samford.edu. Sponsored by the Samford Center for Science and Religion and the Diocese of Birmingham.
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.
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Please continue to pray for our men studying for the priesthood: Deacon Josh Altonji, Deacon Brad Jantz, Connor Chandler, Chris Green, Jonathan Howell, Justin Ward, Daniel Sessions, and Charles Deering.
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.
2017 HIGH MASS DATES
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.)
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)
|Mon, Feb 20:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Nighisti & Fnan Negassi|
|Tues, Feb 21:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Ross J. Rumore|
|Wed, Feb 22:||*8:30 a.m.||†||David Williams|
|Thur, Feb 23:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention the Hill Family (by the Runge Family)|
|Fri, Feb 24:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention the Martin Family (by the Runge Family)|
|Sat, Feb 25:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Eli Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|Sun, Feb 26:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Mary & Salvarore Riccardi (by Maria & Bernie Morin)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time||Isa 49:14-15, 1Cor 4:1-5, Mt 6:24-34|
|9:00 a.m.||Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time||Isa 49:14-15, 1Cor 4:1-5, Mt 6:24-34|
|10:45 a.m.||Quinquagesima Sunday||1Cor 13:1-13, Lk 18:31-43|