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
Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Church opens Monday- Friday at 8:00 am
All Saints Day Mass, Tuesday, 1 November, Noon
All Souls Day Mass, Wednesday, 2 November, 9 am
Please Pray for Rev. Robert F. Ruth
Reverend Robert F. Ruth, a retired priest of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond living at Marion Manor in Virginia Beach, died on Monday, 3 October 2016, at the age of 82.
Born on 10 July 1934, in Phoebus, Virginia, Father Ruth was educated at Phoebus Elementary and at Hampton High School. He attended St. Francis College and Seminary in Loretta, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1960. He was ordained to the priesthood on 5 May 1960, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia.
A faithful priest of the Diocese of Richmond for 56 years, Father Ruth served in the following parishes: Saint Thomas More, Arlington (1960-61); Saint Patrick, Richmond (1962-63); Assumption, Geyser, West Virginia (1963-65); Sacred Heart of Jesus, Winchester (1965-1970); Church of the Holy Angels, Portsmouth (1970-76); Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville (1976-1980); Saint Paschal Baylon, South Boston (1980-1991); Sacred Heart, Danville (1991-94); and Saint Vincent de Paul, Newport News (2000-2008).
Funeral Mass was held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.Please remember Father Ruth and his family in your prayers.
We are currently accepting donations for our Annual Harvest Bazaar which will take place the first weekend in November, 4-6 November.
Friday, 4 November, 7 am - 3 pm
Saturday, 5 November, 8 am - 2 pm
Sunday, 6 November, After All Masses
Election Day is Tuesday, 8 November
NEW PARISHIONERS WELCOME RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY, 16 NOVEMBER, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
If you are a newly registered parishioner since May ‘16, please join other new parishioners & our staff and pastoral council for refreshments & fellowship. The pass thru style reception is from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet our staff and other new parishioners. Childcare available.
MASS OF THANKSGIVING
Tuesday, 22 November at 6:00 pm
Adult Faith Formation
Wednesdays in October and November, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(Book: Fr. Richard Rohr's "Falling Upward," not required)
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.
N.E.S.T. (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team)
Blessed Sacrament will host, NEST, our homeless brothers and sisters from Wednesday, 30 November - Wednesday, 7 December. Please call the office after Monday, 14 November, if you can help, 757-423-8305.
PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS
Make me an instrument of your peace.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
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 $870,134! 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.
A PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY
Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like our Heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees God. Show us your face and we will be saved. You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy; let the Church be your visible face in the world. Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord and your church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind. Amen. Pope Francis
Mondays, No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9 am Mass (First Wednesday Mass at Province Place, Granby Street, Norfolk)
Noon at DePaul's Chapel
4:00 pm Reconciliation
5:00 pm Mass
10:30 am (nursery available)
The church is open at 8:00 am every weekday. The office opens at 9:00 am every weekday.