The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time • 12 October 2014 RECONCILIATION

Office Phone: 757-423-8305
Office Fax: 757-451-3335
Residence Phone: 757-489-9636
Website: www.blessed-sacrament.com
Email: [email protected]
The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time • 12 October 2014
6400 NEWPORT AVENUE
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 23505
OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The church is open at
8:00 am weekdays.
MASS SCHEDULE
Weekday
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
9:00 am
Thursday: 12:00 pm
(DePaul Medical Center Chapel)
Weekend
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am and 10:30 am
(Nursery available September — May)
RECONCILIATION
Individual confessions are heard Saturdays at 4:00 pm, at seasonal
Reconciliation Services, and by appointment.
MARRIAGE
Active registered members need to contact the parish office at least six months
prior to the intended date for the pre-nuptial inquiry and to enroll for the
preparation classes.
BAPTISM
Active registered parents or adult individuals need to call the office to enroll for
the preparation classes.
MINISTRY TO SICK
Ministers may bring the Eucharist to sick and homebound parishioners. Please
arrange for this facility by calling the parish office. Anointing of the Sick is
encouraged by appointment.
R.C.I.A.
PARISH STAFF
Father Joseph H. Metzger III, STB, STL
Pastor
Gregg Marino, Director of Music
Ministries/Admin. Assistant
[email protected]
A program to assist adults to prepare for the Sacraments of Initiation. Please
contact Sr. Regina to enroll in the program. Classes are held Tuesdays at
7:00 pm, September–May; baby sitting provided.
Lisa Diaz
Coordinator of Religious Education
[email protected]
CHAIRMEN
Sr. Regina Stupak, I.H.M.
Receptionist
[email protected]
Barbara Vasko
Bookkeeper/Office Assistant
[email protected]
Chris Colclough
Coordinator of Youth Ministries and
Young Adult Ministries
[email protected]
REGISTRATION
Please complete the registration form if you desire to join the parish. By
completing this form, you are put on our records for all pastoral services.
Christianna Hilovsky, Mary Collis, Parish Community Life
Karen Jackson, Advocate for Persons with Disabilities
Julie Keesling, Parish Pastoral Council • [email protected]
Gerald Kevorkian, Finance Council
Patricia Yeiser, Justice & Peace • [email protected]
ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL
757-440-5500 • www.stpcs.org
BISHOP SULLIVAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
757-467-2881 • www.chsvb.org
SAVE THE DATE: THIS FRIDAY, 17 OCTOBER
OUR 7TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
DETAILS INSIDE
BLESSED SACRAMENT ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Readings for the Week of 12 October 2014
Sunday: Is 25:6-10a/Phil 4:12-14, 19-20
Mt 22:1-14 or 22:1-10
Monday: Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31--5:1/Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday: Gal 5:1-6/Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday: Gal 5:18-25/Lk 11:42-46
Thursday: Eph 1:1-10/Lk 11:47-54
Friday: Eph 1:11-14/Lk 12:1-7
Saturday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b/Lk 10:1-9
Next Sunday: Is 45:1, 4-6/1 Thes 1:1-5b/Mt 22:15-21
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Welcome to the beautiful season of Autumn.
A few important items to pass along to you:
* thank you for having pledged for the Diocesan
Appeal during Mass last weekend. The Appeal is
very important for the many ministries in the
diocese and in our own parish. Again, thank you.
*our parish Golf Tournament is THIS FRIDAY.
The tournament is to raise money for many of the
youth of our parish to go on a summer Mission Trip,
where they spend a week with hundreds of other
Catholic youth, helping those living in
poverty-stricken areas. Next summer, they will be
in Dover, Delaware. If you haven’t yet signed up to
play or sponsor, it is not too late. All forms are on
the table next to the office door. Please return the
forms to the office tomorrow, 13 October, as we
need to forward the information to the golf course
*Thank you for welcoming Fr. Robert Ruth this
weekend at the Masses, as I am out-of-town with
family.
Pax,
Fr. Joe
PRAYER FOR THE UNBORN - Heavenly
Father, You created us in Your own image,
and You desire that not even the least
among us should perish. In Your love for
us, You entrusted Your only Son to the Holy Virgin
Mary. Now in Your love, protect against the wickedness of
the devil, those little ones to whom You have given the gift
of life. I ask that you help those considering abortion, and
by Your Grace, change their hearts and protect the unborn.
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Monday, 13 October
Fr. Joe’s Day Off
8:00 am Church Opens (Monday—Friday)
9:00 am Office Opens (Monday—Friday)
Tuesday, 14 October
9:00 am Mass
12:00 pm Peanut Butter & Jesus w/ Sr. Regina
7:00 pm RCIA
Wednesday, 15 October
9:00 am Mass
Thursday, 16 October
12:00 pm Mass (at DePaul’s Chapel)
7:00 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal
Friday, 17 October
9:00 am Mass offered for
Cecile (+) & Joseph Trudeau (+)
11:00 am Office Closes
Our 7th Annual Golf Tournament
11:00 am Registration/Free Driving Range
12:00 pm Florida Best Ball-Start
THIS WEEKEND
FOOD DRIVE BEGINS
PARISHIONER ART SHOW
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Saturday, 18 October
4:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:00 pm Vigil Mass offered for John Falls III (+)
Sunday, 19 October
8:00 am Mass offered for Parishioners (+)
9:00 am Religious Ed. (Grades K-5)
9:00 am Edge (Grades 6-8)
9:00 am Adult Religious Ed.
10:30 am Mass offered for Steve Prevost (+)
(w/ Baptisms)
2:00 pm Girl Scouts Meeting
4:00 pm Mosaic Steel Orchestra Free Concert
6:00 pm Life Teen (Grades 9-12)
CELEBRATE
AN ANNIVERSARY, birthday, or
the memory of a loved one and add
joy and beauty to our liturgy by
donating $80 or more for flowers for
the Altar. Call the office, 423-8305,
for more information.
12 OCTOBER 2014
PRAY FOR PEACE
HARVEST
BAZAAR
HANDMADE ART WORK, GENTLY USED ITEMS, PLANTS,
CRAFTS, BAKED GOODS, CERAMICS, SEASONAL DÉCOR,
SMALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, LINENS, LAMPS
Friday, 7 November 7:00 am—2:00 pm
Saturday, 8 November 8:00 am—2:00 pm
Sunday, 9 November—After All Masses
DONATIONS CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE CHURCH ANY
TIME DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.
PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED TO DONATE THEIR
HOMEMADE CRAFTS, GENTLY USED ITEMS. WE ARE
ACCEPTING BAKED GOODS 4 & 5 NOVEMBER. PLEASE CALL
THE OFFICE, 423-8305, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
UPCOMING
FREE CONCERTS
NEXT SUNDAY, 19 OCTOBER, 4;00 PM
MOSAIC STEEL ORCHESTER
SUNDAY, 16 NOVEMBER, 4:00 PM
OLD DOMINION SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA &
CONCERT CHOIR
SUNDAY, 14 DECEMBER, 4:00 PM
THE STROLLING SILVER STRINGS
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BULLETIN ADVERTISERS: We
Thank You. We thank our current bulletin
advertisers, and we are always eager to welcome new
advertisers. Did you know that our bulletin is read by
over 1500 people? It is thanks to our advertisers that
our bulletin is printed free of charge. Liturgical
Publications, our bulletin publisher, has sales representative, Brian Williams, available to renew current
advertisers and to arrange new ads. Please contact
Brian Williams with questions and to reserve ad space,
800-477-4574 ext. 6310, or [email protected] or
423-8305.
PARISHIONER’S ART SHOW
18/19 & 25/26 OCTOBER
Fall
CANNED Food Drive
18 October—2 November
To Benefit The Food Pantries of
St Mary’s, St Pius and Holy Trinity
Did you get your grocery bag with the
canned food list?? The list includes canned:
vegetables, stews, pasta sauces, juices, tuna,
meats, peanut butter & jelly, etc. Thank you
for your help! Please continue to pray for an
end to world hunger.
Sponsored by Justice and Peace
____________________________________________________
MY GRANDMA’S COFFEE CAKE SALE
25/26 OCTOBER—AFTER ALL MASSES
____________________________________________________
Bus drivers are desperately needed for the
NEST,
ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS!!
Are you an artist either by hobby or profession?
Your fellow artists are putting on a Blessed
Sacrament Parish Art Show 18/19 & 25/26 October.
If you are interested in showing a few of your
pieces -please contact either
*Jim McGough: e-mail: [email protected] or
*Jacqueline Camire: e-mail: [email protected] We
are looking for a variety of styles and
mediums. Let's show the parish what we do and
grow closer through some beautiful art!
BAPTISMAL INFO
The next Baptism class is scheduled for Sunday,
26 October. The next celebration of the Sacrament of
Baptism is scheduled for next Sunday, 19 October.
Active members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic parish
who wish to have a child baptized will need to
complete a Baptismal form and attend the preparation
class. Please call Lisa Diaz, 423-8305,
Monday – Thursday to register.
Baptism Class (11:30 am): 26 October
Sacrament of Baptism: 19 October (10:30 am);
8 November (5 pm); 13 December (5 pm)
( Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team )
program. NEST runs from early December
through April. If interested, please call
Sr. Regina, 423-8305.
Thank you and God Bless You.
VOTER REGISTRATION
REMINDER
The Virginia Catholic Conference
reminds Virginians: Election Day is
approaching on Tuesday,
4 November. Virginia voters will elect one of their
two U.S. Senators and their U.S. Representative.
Your vote is important. Have you registered to
vote? The deadline to register and make changes to
current voter registration is THIS Tuesday,
14 October. Register to vote, change your registration,
or find out what are the new voter identification
requirements for in-person voting at
www.sbe.virginia.gov.
ALL SAINTS DAY
MASS
SATURDAY,
1 NOVEMBER
10:00 AM
12 OCTOBER 2014
THE TWENTY -EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Please remember our sick and shut-ins with your
prayers, calls, cards, and presence:
OUR PARISHIONERS: Dan Batkin, Barbara Brady,
Richard Collins, Jim Dellaripa, Karen Frederick, Betty Guille,
Madeline & Jack Hahn, Henry Heck, Samantha Jackson,
Denise McCue, Arthur & Josie Murtz, Joe Pajuf, Ronald
Prescott, Dorothy Sink, Helen Smallwood, Geneva Smith,
Mary Grace Thompson, Ron Zoby
FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OF PARISHIONERS:
Robert Currie, Drew George, Kara Hennelly Cusano,
Sr. Katherine Durney, John Duffy, Lupe Escolante, Sheila
Farr, Margaret Gangewere, Concetta Herbert, Robert &
Isabelle Hutchinson, Rosalie Johnson, Fr. Dan Klem,
Cardinal Jorge Mejia, Jeff Schmid, Dorothy Shannon, Estelle
Sherman, and Bette Spaugh
Last chance to
purchase tickets!!
$ 10.00
RAFFLE TO BENEFIT
OUR YOUTH
MISSION TRIP
INSIGNIA TV
42” Class LE
DRAWING THIS FRIDAY, 17 OCTOBER
If you have never received your offertory envelopes
mailed from the parish, you are not registered at
Blessed Sacrament. If you have considered yourself
a member, please ensure that you are registered, for
only then can Blessed Sacrament write on your
behalf to other parishes authorizing you to be a
sponsor at a Baptism, or a witness at a wedding or
even have the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation,
and Marriage conferred on yourself or members of
your family. Registration forms are available on the
cabinet by the front doors.
Did you know that we spent
$ 1,900 on Postage and Shipping Expenses
last year. Thank you
for your stewardship of finance.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
OCTOBER
12, 19, 26—Girl Scouts ································2:00 pm
12—Youth Choir Rehearsal ·························4:30 pm
12—NO LIFE TEEN ···················································
14,21,28—Peanut Butter & Jesus ··········· 12:00 pm
14,21,28—RCIA ·············································7:00 pm
16, 23, 30—Adult Ed. Choir Reh················7:00 pm
17—Office Closed (Golf Tournament) ··· 11:00 am
17—Our 7th Annual Golf Tournament ···················
Registration/Free Driving Range ············ 11:00 am
Florida Best Ball Start ······························ 12:00 pm
18 October—Food Drive Begins ······························
18/19—Blood Pressure Screenings ·························
18/19, 25/26—FREE Art Show (in Social Hall) ···
19,26—Religious Ed (Grades K-5) ·············9:00 am
(meet in church)
19,26—Edge (Grades 6—8) ························9:00 am
(meet in social hall)
19,26—Adult Religious Ed ···························9:00 am
19—Baptisms ················································ 10:30 am
19—Mosaic Steel FREE Concert ···············4:00 pm
19,26—Life Teen···········································6:00 pm
20—23—Fr. Joe at Mandatory Convocation·········
21-23—NO DAILY MASS ········································
21—Women of Faith····································· 1:00 pm
24—Daily Mass at St. Pius X ·····················9:30 am
25—Pathways Training ············· 8:00 am—4:00 pm
25/26—My Grandma’s Coffee Cake Fundraiser
(after all Masses)
26—Baptism Class ······································ 11:30 am
26—Young Musicians Reh.···························4:30 pm
NOVEMBER
1—All Saints’ Day Mass ····························· 10:00 am
1—Daylight Savings Time Ends-change your clocks
1/2—All Souls’ Day Masses ······································
Saturday ·························································5:00 pm
Sunday ······································· 8:00 am & 10:30 am
26—Thanksgiving Day Mass ·······················6:00 pm
PRAY FOR PEACE