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 Dennis G. Woods, the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of his soul from October 22nd to October 28th. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of Anna Mahan Ransom from October 29th until November 4th.
REST IN PEACE
Ella Mae Hale passed away on October 18th. The visitation will be at Sacred Heart Church in Cullman from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday the 24th followed by a rosary. The Funeral Mass be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday the 25th also at Sacred Heart. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace
There will be a second collection this 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 email@example.com
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 23:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Ken & Mary Agnew (by the Agnew Family)|
|Tues, Oct 24:||*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Ken & Mary Agnew (by the Agnew Family)|
|Wed, Oct 25:||*7:00 a.m.||†||Mrs. Stout (by the Rumore Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Christy Campbell (by the Runge Family)|
|Thur, Oct 26:||*8:30 a.m.||†||Fr James Macey|
|Fri, Oct 27:||*7:00 a.m.||Special Intention for Anna Pohorelsky (by the Hahn Family)|
|*8:30 a.m.||Special Intention for Delores Madden|
|Sat, Oct 28:||4:00 p.m.||†||Fr James Macey|
|Sun, Oct 29:||9:00 a.m.||Pro Populo|
|10:45 a.m.||Special Intention for Catherine Cook (by Dr. James Cover)|
NEXT WEEK’S MASS READINGS
|4:00 p.m.||30th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Exo 22:20-26, 1Thes 1:5-10, Mt 22:34-40|
|9:00 a.m.||30th Sunday in Ordinary Time||Exo 22:20-26, 1Thes 1:5-10, Mt 22:34-40|
|10:45 a.m.||Christ the King||Col 1:12-20, Jn 18:33-37|