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.

CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES

If you have requested contribution envelopes, they are in the front vestibule on the shelf across from the television.

IN MEMORIAM

In memory of Beverly Grisham, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from August 13th to August 19th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Helen Von Hagel from August 20th until August 26th.

REST IN PEACE

Eugene Mason, husband of Mary Mason, passed away on July 30th and was laid to rest on August 2nd. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

Tuesday, August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will have Masses in English on Monday, August 14th at 6:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 15th at 8:30 a.m. There will be a Latin High Mass on the 15th at 6:00 p.m.

KoC MEETING

The Knights of Columbus will meet this Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

AMY WELBORN TALK

The Catholic Women of the Diocese of Birmingham are sponsoring a presentation by Amy Welborn at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church on Saturday, August 19th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. In her renowned presentation “Tell us, Mary, what did you see along the way,” Amy will focus on Mary’s journey as the Holy Mother of God. She will share reflections on the spiritual journey, framed with stories from her own life and the lives and writings of the saints. Cost is $5.

HOMESCHOOL MASS

All Catholic Homeschoolers are invited to a Beginning of the Year Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Friday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow; please bring a dish to share. Come join other Catholic homeschoolers to begin the school year in prayer and fellowship! For more information, please contact Susan Fay at staabhm@gmail.com

SEMINARY VISIT

Young men aged 16-18 are invited to learn more about seminary life and enjoy a nice weekend in New Orleans. Fr Jerabek will lead a group from October 26th to 29th. Please email fatherjerabek@outlook.com to reserve your spot or call (205) 251-1279 x 103. The group will leave after school (i.e. late afternoon) on Thursday, October 26th and return in the evening of Sunday, October 29th. There is no cost. An “excuse letter” can be provided for those in public or private schools. Deadline for reservation is September 15th.

ADDITIONAL LATIN MASSES

We are planning on adding two Latin Masses during the week starting this fall. These will be in addition to our English Masses and will not impact the 8:30 a.m. daily Mass at all. The time will probably be 7:00 a.m., and days will probably be Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we will begin these Masses in mid to late September.

2017 HIGH MASS DATES

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); Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve, 8:00 p.m.)

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS: (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)

Mon, August 14: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Neal Agnew and Family (by the Agnew Family)
6:00 p.m. Gloria Azar (by Allison & Charlie Rumore)
Tues, August 15: 8:30 a.m. Pro Populo
6:00 p.m. Special Intention for Deacon Jonathan Howell (by Allison & Charlie Rumore)
Wed, August 16: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Mr. & Mrs. Miller (by the Hahn Family)
Thur, August 17: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Johanna Thompson (by the Hahn Family)
Fri, August 18: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Kathy Morse (by the Sampedro Family)
Sat, August 19: 4:00 p.m. Special Intention for Kathy Morse (by the Sampedro Family)
Sun, August 20: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Kathy Morse (by the Sampedro Family)

NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS

4:00 p.m. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 56:1,6-7, Rom 11:13-15,29-32, Mt 15:21-28
9:00 a.m. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 56:1,6-7, Rom 11:13-15,29-32, Mt 15:21-28
10:45 a.m. Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost 1 Cor 15:1-10, Mk 7:31-37

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND IN OUR PARISH