Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Mass and Confession Schedule

Sunday
7:30 a.m.⎪9 a.m. (ASL Interpreted)⎪10:30 a.m.⎪
10:30 a.m. gym⎪12:30 p.m.⎪5:30 p.m. 
Filipino Mass every 4th Sunday 3:30 p.m.
Weekdays
6:30 a.m. (Except Federal Holidays)⎪8 a.m.⎪
11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m.⎪11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m. (Fulfills Sunday Obligation)
Holy Days of Obligation
Eve before Feast Day  - 5:30 p.m.
Feast Day - 6:30 a.m.⎪8 a.m.⎪11 a.m.⎪5:30 p.m.
Sacrament Of Reconciliation (Confession)
Friday and Saturday after 11 a.m. Mass (if no funeral)
Saturday: 4-5 p.m. & after 5:30 p.m. Mass
OR anytime by appointment

Pastor's Column

October 15, 2017

Attention Parishioners,

Our roof restoration project for the Church is scheduled to begin Thursday, September 21. The project will last about two months.  The project will require scaffolding which should not interfere with any of the church services or parking.  During the week days, there may be limited parking on Quesada Street and some sidewalk areas may be temporarily blocked for safety reasons.  However, all church entrances should remain open.

If you have any questions, please email John Navolio at jnavolio@blessedsacramentdc.org.

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Dear Parish Family:

Deeply embedded in the human soul is a longing for God. We often obscure that fundamental desire with things that simply do not satisfy. We share this orientation towards God with one another. God, on the other hand, does not need us but pursues us relentlessly. Could it be that some of our failures and sufferings are wake-up calls reminding us of our need and of God’s love? The parable of the wedding banquet serves as a reminder of an ancient image of heaven. At that eternal feast, the veil that obscures our vision will be lifted. We are called not simply as individuals but as a community. Sunday is our gathering day as that community of faith. The whole day is meant to be holy. What occupies your time on an average Sunday? Leisure is not the same as laziness. Leisure is a mode of being that opens one more completely to the love of God that is to be revealed in prayer, in nature, and in one another. When we do come together for Eucharist, the real “taste” of heaven, we need to be clothed with the proper garment of righteousness. That is why confession is made available every Saturday! As you reflect today on your busy-ness, plan also for a healthy day of leisure!

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Bill Foley