Welcome to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church! We look forward to sharing our faith, activities, and fellowship with you. We also look forward to getting to know you and your many gifts that will hopefully be shared with us! If you have not done so already, we invite you to complete our new parishioner registration form. Registration forms are available on the cabinet by the front doors.
If you have been attending Mass and consider yourself a member of Blessed Sacrament, 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.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
6400 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505
Office: (757) 423-8305
Residence: (757) 489-9636
Appeal Announcement Weekend, 25/26 February After All Masses
Mary’s Joy Baby Shower Drive
Most needed items are diapers, wipes, new bibs, new baby washcloths, new infant clothing. Collection bags with wish lists will be available through Sunday, 19 February after all Masses. We thank our generous parishioners for remembering Mary’s Joy all year ‘round. Recipients include many area women’s shelters, hospitals and visiting nurses.
Kathryn Thro, Obl. S.B.
Wednesday, 1 March, Ash Wednesday Masses (with distribution of Ashes): 8:00 am, Noon, 6:00 pm
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Through discussions, teachings and sharing of personal stories, participants will discover the traditions and lifestyles of the Catholic Religion. Involvement is done in a thoughtful, gradual approach without any pressure to commit. As you follow your faith journey with other inquirers, and a team of committed Catholics, you determine whether Catholicism is right for you. RCIA is for persons who have or have not been baptized as Christians and who have had little or no previous religious formation. If you are interested in finding out more about our RCIA process, please contact Rev. Mr. Derek Turrietta, email@example.com. Please join us on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. RCIA is for all who are interested in learning more about our Catholic faith.
Spring 2017- Advance Announcement - Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Adult Faith Formation Committee announces its winter/spring 2017 offering: Join Blessed Sacrament’s Adult Faith Formation on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (one hour); it continues for the next several weeks. We incorporate directed video samples, lively small group discussion, and fruit of the vine libations. The class sessions are one hour and free child care is provided.
2016 - 2017 CONCERT SERIES
Click on link for the complete schedule of upcoming free concerts.
Blessed Sacrament's LIVING OUR MISSION capital campaign to benefit Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Diocese of Richmond was a tremendous success! Our parish goal was $ 511,000. Due to the generosity of the parishioners, we raised $ 920,133.75! Thank you to everyone who made a pledge to this most important capital campaign.
Religious Ed. (Grades K-5)
Sessions on Sundays, 9:00 am.
Religious Ed. (Grades 6-8)
Sessions on Sundays, 9:00 am.
Religious Ed. (Grades 9-12)
Sessions on Sundays, 6:00 pm.
Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried… But our efforts have been in vain.
Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: “Never again war!”; “With war everything is lost”. Instil in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!
Monday: No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am Mass (First Wednesday Mass at 9:30 am, Province Place, Granby Street, Norfolk)
Thursday: Noon Mass at DePaul's chapel
Saturday Reconciliation: 4:00 pm
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:30 am
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm), Fridays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The church is open at 8:00 am Monday - Friday. The office opens at 9:00 am Monday - Friday.
ELECTRONIC DONATIONS AT BLESSED SACRAMENT
A simple and convenient way to give! Consider automating your regular donations with our secured electronic giving program, We Share. Blessed Sacrament relies on the financial support of the congregation and electronic giving offers an easy way to give on a recurring basis. Click the link above to sign up or visit the church office for more information. Thank you!