Blessed Sacrament Church Dedication

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

Location: Blessed Sacrament Church - Jonesboro
Contact: Fr. Alphonse Gollapalli
Phone: (870) 932-2529

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will preside at the 11 a.m. dedication ceremony of the new Blessed Sacrament Church at 1101 E. Highland Dr. in Jonesboro. The public is invited to attend the service, which will be bilingual. A Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. in the church for those unable to attend the dedication. The new church has a seating capacity of 550. The new altar, which depicts the last supper, the lectern, and the baptismal font are all made of marble. The grand altar was refinished and was brought, along with the two side altars, from the old church. Prominent new features on the south elevation are the bell tower and the new rose window. The bells from the old church were added to the new tower. The rose window is divided into six separate windows and a centerpiece, representing the Blessed Sacrament. The six outer windows represent the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.