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 Beverly Grisham the sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of her soul from August 17th to August 23rd. The sanctuary lamp will burn for the repose of the soul of Helen Von Hagel from August 24th until August 30th.
This Sunday is the Third Sunday of the month. We will have a potluck lunch following the 10:45 a.m. Mass. We will also have our prayers for vocations at the Mary Altar prior to the potluck lunch.
It is that time of the year again for some great BBQ from Knights of Columbus Council 635, benefiting area churches including Blessed Sacrament. The price of the BBQ Butt is $30.00. Janice Ransom will be at all Masses this weekend to take your orders. Please make any checks to Knights of Columbus Council #635. The BBQ Butts will be ready for you on August 23rd and 24th at the church.
The Parish Council will meet on Thursday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory.
Saint Vincent’s Health System will be hosting their 2nd Annual Medicine and Spirituality Forum on August 21st, 2014 at the Bruno Conference Center on the St. Vincent’s Birmingham Hospital campus. The forum seeks to transform healthcare through innovative programs that integrate medicine and spirituality. This forum is intended for physicians, nurses, chaplains, and other caregivers. The keynote speaker is Mark Repenshek, PhD, the Senior Director of Ethics Integration and Education for Ascension Health. Dr. Repenshek is a renowned speaker in the field of ethics and will focus on “Engaging Community Resources for Person Centered Care.” Lunch will be provided and seating is limited. RSVP by August 18th at (205) 939-7023.
Natural Family Planning classes will begin on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Gardendale. Discover a natural way to postpone or achieve a pregnancy. NFP is based on an awareness of a woman’s fertility. It’s medically safe, 99% effective in postponing pregnancy, very low cost, often has a positive effect on the couple’s marriage, and is morally acceptable according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. For additional information contact Harold or Kathy Gray at 205-631-0568, or
firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail. Registration is online at www.ccli.org
Beginning on Monday, August 18th most daily Masses will be held in the Rectory Chapel. Sunday Masses, Holy Day Masses, First Friday, and First Saturday Masses will continue to be offered in the Church.
PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS: Please pray for our seminarians: Wyman Vintson, Beau McMinn, Jim Handerhan, Brad Jantz, Grant Mealer, Jonathan Howell, Josh Altonji, Martin Francisco, Pedro Francisco, Daniel Sessions, and Br Matthew Bartow.
- Sunday, September 7th
- Sunday, October 5th
- Sunday, November 2nd
- Monday, December 8th (Immaculate Conception)
- Wednesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve).
All Sunday Masses will be at 10:45 a.m. and all weekday Masses will be at 6:00 p.m. except for Christmas Eve which will be at 8:00 p.m.