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 Bessie K. Lawrence, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from March 17th to March 23rd. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Sam and Mary Montalbano from March 31st until April 6th.
There will be a second collection this weekend for the victims of the recent Lee County tornadoes.
The Parish Council will meet on Thursday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the Rectory.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
We will have Stations at 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 22nd followed by a Lenten potluck meal. We will also have confessions following Stations.
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.
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 third Sunday of Lent, we will collect paper goods & cleaning supplies such as napkins, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, liquid dishwashing soap, dishtowels, scouring pads, floor cleaner, etc.
ST JOSEPH ALTAR
St Rose Academy is hosting a St Joseph Altar. It will be held on Tuesday, March 19th starting with Mass in the gym at 9:40 a.m. followed by the blessing of the altar and the food and a celebratory meal. All are invited to participate and to bring their favorite Sicilian dish, cookies or pastries to share with the community.
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
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 16:||4:00 p.m.||†||Eugene Mason (by Mary & Betty Mason)|
|Sun, Mar 17:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Raymond Gagnon (by the Gagnon Family)|
|Mon, Mar 18||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Marian Strahan|
|Tues, Mar 19:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Terry Rumore, Jr. (by the Donellans)|
|Wed, Mar 20:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Danny Rohling (by the Rumore Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Lena Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|Thur, Mar 21:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Zelf Williamson (by the Donellan Family)|
|Fri, Mar 22:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for the Scroggins Family|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Nancy Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|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)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||Third Sunday of Lent||Exo 3:1-8,13-15, 1Cor 10:1-6,10-12, Lk 13:1-9|
|9:00 a.m.||Third Sunday of Lent||Exo 3:1-8,13-15, 1Cor 10:1-6,10-12, Lk 13:1-9|
|10:45 a.m.||Third Sunday of Lent||Eph 5:1-9, Lk 11:14-28|