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Religious Education Registration and Schedule PDF Print E-mail

Registration Form             Religious Education Schedule

 
A Word from our Pastor PDF Print E-mail

We human beings make so many demands on life.  For example, when we seek to buy a product that is not perfect, though still very usable and in good condition, we reject it by saying:  “it has a defect.”  Taking this perfectionism to another level, when we see others and make comparisons, we often feel: “They are better off than I am;” or, “They are more beautiful or intelligent, etc.”  In other words we first tend to notice what is wrong with us or another, with what is not perfect, rather than noticing the total picture: The good aspects of people and things.  This happened in today’s Gospel as the people brought to Jesus a man with a speech impediment.  Do you notice how they described the man’s condition: As an “impediment.”  Like there was something wrong with the man; like he was less than human because he had trouble making his words sound like everybody else’s.  There was nothing really “wrong” with him, for every human person has something that makes them less than perfect.  But his biggest problem was that he couldn’t accept this about himself, for the scripture implied that he was closed to Jesus and to others; ashamed of whom he was; feeling “defective” and less good in the eyes of God.  So Jesus says a prayer:  “Ephphata!  Be opened!”  What was closed was the man’s heart; but Jesus opened it up to his love!   And now the man could speak!  In fact, the more he realized he could speak, the more he began to proclaim the good news of the gospel.  The point is this: what the man thought was his “defect,” his “impediment,” became the place of encounter with Jesus.  Jesus chose to call him to love and service in that very place that the man rejected himself.  Wow!!!  What a lesson we all must learn!  So if you see yourself having any defects or impediments, don’t beat yourself up with shame or denial; these are the places where Jesus meets us all and calls us to greater happiness and service!                 ~ Fr. John.

 
Safe Environment Training PDF Print E-mail

Liturgical Ministers, Parish Volunteers and Scout Volunteers that are need of completing the Safe Environment Training are encouraged to attend a training session on Saturday, September 12 at 3pm in the Church Hall.  This special session is scheduled for those who do not have access to a computer or the ability to take the class online.  Please call Lisa in the Parish Office (622-5445) by Thursday, September 10 to reserve your space.

 
Fall Festival News PDF Print E-mail

We are now accepting donations of NEW items for the Penny Sale and hand crafted items for the Parish Table. Items may be dropped off at the Parish Office Monday - Friday, 9am till 5pm.

Thank you.

The Fall Festival Committee

Volunteer Forms are available on the table in the back of the Church.   Please fill out and return in the collection basket.

 
Spirits Alive!/Prayer Shawl Ministries PDF Print E-mail

Spirits Alive! Ministry

The Spirits Alive! Ministry will resume on Monday, September 14 at 6:30pm.  The group meets at Our Lady of Mercy house to read scripture and discuss the readings.  If you would like more information, please call Sr. Joan at 622-7138.  New members are welcomed!

                                             Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will resume on Thursday, September 17 at 9:15am at Our Lady of Mercy House.  Come and join us as we pray and knit/crochet lap blankets to be given to those who are ill, going through treatments or in need of comfort.  The lap blanket assures them that they are not alone and that people are praying for them.  For more information, please call Sr. Joan at 622-7138.

 

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.

Confessions
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.

Bulletins and Inserts

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Bulletin Inserts 3 pages

 

Fall Festival Information

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Ministry
Schedule

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Coming Events

Monday, September 7, Labor Day

* Office Closed

* No Boy Scouts tonight

Tuesday, September 8              ,

* Devotion to St. Anthony following Mass

* Food Pantry Prep, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.,  Food Pantry

* Pastoral Council, 6:30 p.m., friary

Wednesday, September 9        

* St. Anne's Close, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

* Food Pantry, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., last names D - J

* Parish Nurse, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., church hall

Thursday, September 10

* Cub Scouts, 6 p.m., church hall

Saturday, September 12

* Protecting the Vulnerable training, 3 .m., church hall

Sunday, September 13

* Religion Education Parents Meeting, 11:30 a.m., church hall

8 Parish Picnic, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., behind the Food Pantry

 

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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.