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A Word from our Pastor PDF Print E-mail

Fr. John J. Bucchino, ofm

 

 In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus announces that he is the “Good Shepherd” who knows us (his beloved sheep) as intimately as he knows God his father. And so he is willing to lay down his life because he loves us so deeply.  He also says something about there being “one flock” made up of many peoples and cultures that will follow him.  It brought to mind the wonderful celebration we had last Saturday: International Food Night!!!  There were certainly many people representing the many cultures that are present in our parish: Mexican, Polish, French, Canadian, Haitian, Italian, Irish, Philippine, Greek, American, Latvian, Vietnamese and others as well.  Yet everyone felt being part of one family.  How did this happen?  Isn’t it so unusual in our world today where so much nationalism and ethnic repression exist side by side?  The reason we could feel this great sense of unity is because of the love of the Good Shepherd, in whom we believe.  He holds us close to his heart, keeps us close to one another, and sends his holy spirit within us to build up the body of Christ of which each of us is a part.  I wish the leaders of the world could have been with us last Saturday evening: we certainly could have witnessed to them what it means to be an international community.  It wasn’t just the delicious variety of foods that brought us together.  It wasn’t just because it was a parish building event. The real reason is because “Good Shepherd,” Jesus Christ our risen Savior, has found a friendly home at Blessed Sacrament parish. May we continue His spirit and mission by taking the time each Sunday to say hello to someone that we don’t know in our church.  I have heard a young catholic say that he belonged to a parish for 5 years, and didn’t know anybody.  And during that time not a single person went out of their way to say hello to him at mass. How sad. Surely we are not like that at Blessed Sacrament.   Through our love for Jesus the Good Shepherd, let us turn our international food event, into an international friend event.  Make someone feel at home!!!                     ~ Fr. John

 

 
Beer & Hymns ~ Monday, April 20, 7 p.m. PDF Print E-mail

Blessed Sacrament Parish will be partnering with Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Church of the Good Shepherd, both in Nashua, to enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun together!  We will gather together at the Peddler’s Daughter at 48 Main St. in Nashua.  We will be singing hymns and toasting our God at the restaurant to give thanks for the wonders of this beautiful season of Easter!!!  If you are interested in joining us, contact Fr. John for details.

 
St. Anthony's Food Pantry PDF Print E-mail

Purpose: To provide food for eligible families. Canned, dry and frozen food is collected from parishioners and other agencies and distributed free of charge to persons and families in need. Offering food to those in need is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy and is a practical way of fulfilling the Gospel mandate to feed the poor.

 

We have made some changes at the Food Pantry. There are now several opportunities for people to share their time and talent by helping at the Food Pantry. If you are interested in learning more about the Food Pantry and how you can help, please call Collen Heyward at 935-9949. Listed below is the current schedule:

 

Mondays, 9am-11am: -Sort donations on shelf - currently in need of 2 more volunteers

 

Tuesdays, 9am-11am: - Food pick up; unload truck; general help   -  Currently in need of a driver with a pickup truck or willing to drive a Uhaul,

to pick up food from the NH Food Bank.

 

Tuesdays, 6-8pm:              - Pack the boxes & bags of food to be given to the clients on Wednesdays

 

Wednesdays, 1:30-4pm:                 - Help clients carry food to their cars

 

Saturdays: 8:30am:          - Volunteer needed to pick up donated food at Sam’s Club (will fit in your car)

 

Sundays, 8:30am:              - Volunteer needed to pick up donated food at Sam’s Club (will fit in your car)

 

Your convenience:            - Two volunteers needed to clean the Pantry, Based on time convenient for you, but avoiding above times.

 

 
Adorers Needed! Make Adoration part of your Lenten Journey PDF Print E-mail

The above listed Open Hours are in need of permanent filling. However,

the Chapel on a weekly basis has 15‐20 open hours!!! These hours

are people that are sick, on vacation, snowbirds or may have a Dr. appointment.

It’s getting difficult to find people to fill those open hours

each week. Lent is a wonderful time to spend time in prayer at the

Chapel. Do you have one hour you can give to Jesus this Lent? Please

see the sign up board with open hours in the back of the church or stop

by the Chapel and sign up there. If you have questions, please call Irene

at the number listed above.

 
Homeless Ministry/Food Pantry Request PDF Print E-mail

The homeless require special foods from the pantry since they are unable to cook food. The pantry is asking for help to supply the following items in the homeless bags:

- pork & beans      - ravoli/canned pasta

- canned veggies  - canned meat

- small jars or individual size of peanut butter

 
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Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule

Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday    
8:30 a.m.
Saturday Vigil        
4:00 p.m.
Sunday 
7:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Holy Days
Vigil Mass

6:00 p.m.
Holy Day Mass
8:30 a.m.

Reconciliation
Saturday (Church)
3:00 p.m. 

Sacramental Programs   
Marriage:  Arrangements need to be made at least six months in advance.  Call for an appointment.

Baptism: Is celebrated the last Sunday of each month.  Call to make arrangements.

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Coming Events

Sunday, April 26

* Secular Franciscans, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., church hall

Monday, April 27

* Spirits Alive! 6:30 p.m., OLOM House

* Boy Scouts, 6:30 p.m., church hall

Tuesday, April 28

* Devotion to St. Anthony following Mass

* Food Pantry Prep, 6‐8pm, Food Pantry

Wednesday, April 29

* NO St. Anne’s Closet today

* NO Food Pantry today

* NO Parish Nurse today

Thursday, April 30

* Prayer Shawl Ministry, 9:15 a.m., OLOM House

* Cub Scouts, 6 p.m., church hall

Sunday, May 2

* First Communion Rehearsal, 8:30 a.m., church

* Protecting God's Children Workshop, 10:30 a.m., church hall

 

 

 

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Bulletins

Please access our bulletins from previous Sundays. They contain important temporal information about our church, not necessarily available on this web site.

New Roman Missal

Changes are coming this fall with the new Roman Missal. In order to prepare for the changes, each week we will be including a handout in the bulletin to help explain these changes. Also, Fr. John and Br. Charles will also give us updates from the pulpit.

Mission Statement

Blessed Sacrament Parish is a Roman Catholic Faith Community.  We gather in Eucharistic celebration and prayer, living and sharing the gospel with faith, hope and love.  As disciples of Jesus Christ, we place ourselves at the service of all.