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 Howard Von Hagel, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from February 26th to March 4th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Robert C. Bryant from March 5th until March 11th.
REST IN PEACE
Louis Kulovitz passed away on February 24th. Visitation will be this Sunday at Elmwood Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary. The funeral will be at Blessed Sacrament on Monday, February 27th at 10:00 a.m. 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.
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.
We will have our First Friday Mass on March 3rd at 8:30 a.m. in the Rectory. Mass will be followed with Adoration and Benediction.
First Saturday Mass will be offered in Latin at 8:30 a.m. on March 4th. Altar server training, choir practice will follow, and Martha and Mary Band following Mass.
March 5th is the first Sunday of the month. There will be coffee and donuts following the 9:00 Mass.
There will be a second collection next weekend for the Black and Indian Missions.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
We will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. during the Fridays of Lent (2:30 p.m. on Good Friday) followed by a Lenten potluck meal. We will also have confessions following Stations. All are invited and encouraged to join us for stations, a Lenten meal, and confessions.
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.
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.
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.
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 27:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Bill Colley (by Deacon Terry & Rita Rumore)|
|Tues, Feb 28:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Msgr Michael Sexton (by Deacon Terry & Rita Rumore)|
|Wed, Mar 1:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Msgr Michael Sexton (by Deacon Terry & Rita Rumore)|
|5:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Jean Auble (by the Botta Family)|
|7:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Lena Donellan (by the Donellan Family)|
|Thur, Mar 2:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Julia Estes (by the Sampedros)|
|Fri, Mar 3:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Julia Estes (by the Sampedros)|
|Sat, Mar 4:||8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Julia Estes (by the Sampedros)|
|4:00 p.m.||†||Albert C. Walsh (by the Agnew Family)|
|Sun, Mar 5:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Zelf Williamson (by the Donellan Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||First Sunday of Lent||Gen 2:7-9,3:1-7, Rom 5:12-19, Mt 4:1-11|
|9:00 a.m.||First Sunday of Lent||Gen 2:7-9,3:1-7, Rom 5:12-19, Mt 4:1-11|
|10:45 a.m.||First Sunday of Lent||2Cor 6:1-10, Mt 4:1-11|