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 Austin Thomas, Jr., the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from February 11th to February 17th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Edward Von Hagel, Jr. from February 18th until February 24th.
MEMORIAL SANCTUARY LAMP
Sign-up sheets for 2018, 2019, and 2020 are at the religious goods counter in the vestibule at the back of the Church.
Contribution statements for 2017 are in the vestibule at the back of the Church.
POTLUCK DINNER DANCE
We will have a covered dish dinner dance in the Parish Hall this Saturday following the 4:00 p.m. Mass. All are invited to dine and dance.
Our Knight of Columbus will have their regular monthly meeting this coming Tuesday, February 13th in the parish hall. The social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
February 14th is Ash Wednesday. We will have a Latin Mass at 7:00 a.m., an English Mass at 8:30 a.m., and a Latin Mass at 6:00 p.m.
There will be a second collection next weekend for the Black and Indian Missions.
STATEMENT ON VALENTINES DAY
Valentines Day falls on Ash Wednesday this year. Per the directive of the bishop, we are still required to observe the fasting and abstinence requirements for Ash Wednesday. The bishop recommends that those who celebrate Valentines Day do so on another day so as to maintain the requirements of the Lenten discipline.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
We will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. during the Fridays of Lent (no Stations on Friday, February 23rd and Stations on Good Friday, March 30th it will be at 2:30 p.m.) followed by a Lenten potluck meal. We will also have confessions following Stations.
PARISH LENTEN PROJECT
This year we will again collect various non-perishable items for the men in the Cenacolo addiction recovery center in Hanceville. For the first Sunday of Lent, we will collect breakfast cereals such as grits, oatmeal, breakfast bars, etc.
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.
HOMECOMING LASAGNA DINNER
The annual Blessed Sacrament Homecoming Lasagna Dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held on February 24th following the 4:00 p.m. Mass. All are invited and all will be welcome. Please invite your families and friends to this event to share this special time with your fellow parishioners.
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS
Please pray for our seminarians: Deacon Jonathan Howell, Connor Chandler, Chris Green, Justin Ward, Daniel Sessions, Charles Deering, Doug Hess, Juan Perez, 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.
2018 HIGH MASS DATES
Sunday, March 11th (Laetare Sunday), Thursday, March 29th (Holy Thursday), Sunday, April 1st (Easter Sunday), Sunday, April 15th (First Communion, Second Sunday After Easter), Thursday, May 31st (Corpus Christi, Thursday 6:00 p.m.), Sunday, July 1st (Precious Blood), Wednesday, August 15th (Assumption, Wednesday 6:00 p.m.), Sunday, September 2nd (Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost), Sunday, October 28th (Christ the King), Sunday, December 16th (Gaudete Sunday), Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve, 8:00 p.m.).
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)
|Sun, Feb 11:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Frances Jane Pohorelsky (by the Rumore Family)|
|Mon, Feb 12||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Mary Agnew (by the Agnew Family)|
|Tues, Feb 13:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Pearline Curry (by Helen Brandley)|
|Wed, Feb 14:||7:00 a.m.||†||Roberta Kemper Buste (by Mary Jane Kelly)|
|8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for John Agnew (by the Agnew Family)|
|6:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Janay Deering (by the Donellan Family)|
|Thur, Feb 15:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Curtis Davis|
|Fri, Feb 16:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Cathy Rock Lee (by Mary Jane Kelly)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Bill Mara (by Ann Noblitt & Ginny Daniel)|
|Sat, Feb 17:||4:00 p.m.||†||Steve Melendez (by Ann Noblitt)|
|Sun, Feb 18:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for John Morgan (by the Donellan Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||First Sunday of Lent||Gen 9:8-15, 1Pet 3:18-22, Mk 1:12-15|
|9:00 a.m.||First Sunday of Lent||Gen 9:8-15, 1Pet 3:18-22, Mk 1:12-15|
|10:45 a.m.||First Sunday of Lent||2Cor 6:1-10, Mt 4:1-11|