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 Eugene Mason, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from September 9th to September 15th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Ellen Daniel from September 16th until September 22nd.

SECOND COLLECTION

This weekend we will have a second collection to help the people of Kerala, India, who have suffered greatly from recent monsoonal flooding.

THIRD SUNDAY

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.

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.

ST GEORGE MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD FESTIVAL

The 37th Annual Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival will be held September on 27th, 28th, and 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 425 16th Avenue South. Drive through will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Traditional Middle Eastern entrees and desserts will be served. For menu and event details, please see http://saintgeorgeonline.org/food-festival

PARISH WORKDAY

A parish workday is scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd. The Knights of Columbus will be providing lunch. We will be dressing up the rectory grounds as well as the church grounds. Times are from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All are invited. A sign up sheet is available on the parish Facebook page.

POTLUCK DINNER DANCE

We will have a covered dish dinner dance in the Parish Hall on Saturday, September 29th following the 4:00 p.m. Mass. All are invited to dine and dance.

VOCATION RETREAT

The cloistered Dominican nuns of the Monastery of St Jude in Marbury, Alabama are inviting single Catholic women, high school juniors through age 27, who are interested in the contemplative life to a discernment retreat from October 19th to the 21st. Is Jesus drawing you to give yourself to Him through a common life of liturgical and personal prayer, study and daily work, pondering the Word in your heart in union with Mary so that it may bear fruit for God and souls? Learn more at MarburyDominicanNuns.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.

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.).

COAT DRIVE

The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Coat Drive for the Catholic Center of Concern through Sunday September 30th. The collection point is at the rear of the Church by the stairs.

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, and Luis Reyes. We need to fervently pray for those who are discerning a call to the priesthood. We will need 12-15 men to enter seminary by 2020 or we face the closing or consolidation of parishes.

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)

Sun, Sept 16: 9:00 a.m. Pro Populo
10:45 a.m. Special Intention for Paul Beason (by the Duryea Family)
Mon, Sept 17 *8:30 a.m. Sam Pilato (by the Bryant Family)
Tues, Sept 18: *8:30 a.m. Special Intention for Jeanne Dinan-Hale (by Bill and Marian Dinan)
Wed, Sept 19: *7:00 a.m. Special Intention for John Anthony Jimenez (by the Donellan Family)
*8:30 a.m. Private Intention
Thur, Sept 20: *8:30 a.m. Private Intention
Fri, Sept 21: *7:00 a.m. John E. Dudley (by Judy and Danny Rohling)
*8:30 a.m. Private Intention
Sat, Sept 22: 4:00 p.m. Rebecca Morris (by the Bryant Family)
Sun, Sept 23: 9:00 a.m. Special Intention for Sylvester Theriot (by Cathy Schauer)
10:45 a.m. Pro Populo

NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS

4:00 p.m. Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Wis 2:12,17-20, James 3:16-4:3, Mk 9:30-37
9:00 a.m. Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Wis 2:12,17-20, James 3:16-4:3, Mk 9:30-37
10:45 a.m. Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 1Cor 1:4-8, Mt 9:1-8

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND IN OUR PARISH