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 Pete Dichiara, Jr., the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from October 15th to October 21st. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Dennis G. Woods from October 22nd until October 28th.
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.
There will be a second collection next weekend for the World Mission Sunday, supporting mission churches throughout the world.
You should have received a letter and a pledge card from the diocese. If not, you can make a pledge through Blessed Sacrament (make checks payable to Catholic Charities) or online at http://www.catholiccharitiesbhm.org/make-a-pledge.html. Our pledge goal this year is $21,615. All money raised through this annual appeal remains within the diocese.
Blessed Sacrament’s Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a winter coat drive beginning this Sunday. If you have men’s, lady’s or children’s coats that you no longer need, please consider donating them to the poor, or new coats would certainly be welcome. Coats may be left in the shopping carts near the holy water font at the back of the Church. The coats will be given the Catholic Center of Concern for distribution.
HER CHOICE FUNDRAISING BANQUET
The annual Her Choice Banquet will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. at The Club. The special guest speaker will be Dr. Haywood Robinson, who was an abortionist prior to his conversion. Make your reservation now, consider hosting a table of eight, or make a life saving donation. Her Choice Birmingham Women’s Center exists to help women facing a crisis pregnancy to choose life, and to help support them with that decision. Her Choice also offers post abortion recovery services. To confirm your participation, call 205-447-8796 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org
PRELIMINARY DATE FOR FIRST COMMUNION
We are planning for First Communion on Sunday, April 15th 2018 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.
2017 HIGH MASS DATES
October 29th (Christ the King); December 17th (Gaudete Sunday); Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve, 8:00 p.m.)
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.
MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS (*Mass in Rectory Chapel)
|Mon, Oct 16:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Andrea Botta (by the Botta Family)|
|Tues, Oct 17:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Margaret Ann Peterson (by Don Peterson)|
|Wed, Oct 18:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Victor Rumore (by the Hahn Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Walter Hungerpiller (by Don Peterson)|
|Thur, Oct 19:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Victor Rumore (by the Gagnon Family)|
|Fri, Oct 20:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Sonya LaRussa (by the Duryea Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||†||Stephen Farley|
|Sat, Oct 21:||4:00 p.m.||Special Intention for Sam & Ann Montalbano (by the Dinan Family)|
|Sun, Oct 22:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||†||Victor Rumore (by the Gagnon Family)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||29th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Isa 45:1,4-6, 1 Thes 1:1-5, Mt 22:15-21|
|9:00 a.m.||29th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Isa 45:1,4-6, 1 Thes 1:1-5, Mt 22:15-21|
|10:45 a.m.||20th Sunday After Pentecost||Eph 5:15-21, Jn 4:46-53|