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A Word from our Pastor PDF Print E-mail

Fr. John J. Bucchino, ofm

 

 One of the most precious memories I have from my childhood is watching the women of my family make crosses out of the palm branches we received in church on Palm Sunday.  They made the most beautiful and intricate patterns and designs with these branches that could easily have been part of an art display. I remember asking my mother one time why they were doing this?  She answered by saying that it was our chance to bless Jesus in return for giving his life for us and opening up eternal life to us.  I think of her answer every year as we celebrate this beautiful feast which begins Holy Week.  In today’s reading of the passion narrative from Mark’s Gospel, we hear of the woman who came with an alabaster jar of perfumed, costly oil, and poured it on the head of Jesus.  What she was doing was anointing Jesus for the events that were about to occur:  His passion and death on the cross.  She gave Jesus a true blessing which he loved, and said in gratitude that “Wherever the Gospel is proclaimed to the whole world, what she had done will be told in memory of her.”  We don’t even know her name, but we know that what she did is so pleasing to Jesus that he takes her memory into eternity and wants us to imitate her action.  So during Holy Week we are called to “Bless the Lord o my soul,” for all his mercy and goodness.  We are also called to bless one another: family, friends, parishioners, and strangers. Has anyone blessed you recently? Have you blessed your own children, friends or coworkers with your love and good deeds? Resolve to spend this last week of Lent as an “anointer”, in memory of the woman who so lavishly anointed Jesus.  Why not give a palm branch to them as a sign and seal of your blessing.  Happy Holy Week!     ~ Fr. John

 

 
Lenten Outreach Program PDF Print E-mail

Each week during Lent we will collect specific items for the Food Pantry. Donations may be left in the back of the Church.

  Week 6, March 29th: Cereal & Oatmeal

 
Holy Week Schedule PDF Print E-mail

March 31, Holy Tuesday: Chrism Mass, 6pm, Cathedral

April 2, Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7pm

April 3, Good Friday: Stations of the Cross, 3pm

                                      Passion of Our Lord, 7pm

April 4, Holy Saturday: Vigil Mass, 7pm

April 5, Easter Sunday: 7am & 10:30am Masses

                                          Annual Easter Egg Hunt  for children in Grades 4 and under

                                          following the 10:30am Mass

 
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.

 

Mass Schedule

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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.

Bulletins and Inserts

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Ministry
Schedule

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Coming Events

Sunday, March 29

* Religious Education, Grades 1‐7, 9 a.m., church Hall

* RCIA, 9:15 a.m., Friary basement

* Secular Franciscans, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., church hall

Monday, March 30

* Confessions, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., church

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

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

* Liturgical Ministers Meeting, 6:30 p.m., church

Tuesday, March 31

* Devotion to St. Anthony following Mass

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

* Chrism Mass, 6 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral

Wednesday, April 1

* St. Anne’s Closet, Last Names A - L, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

* Food Pantry, Last Names A - C, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Thursday, April 2

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

* No Cub Scouts

* Mass of the Lord's Supper, 7 p.m.

* Easter Egg STuffing, 8 p.m., church hall

Friday, April 3

* Stations of the Cross, 9 a.m., Church

* Veneration of the Cross, 7 p.m., church

Saturday, April 4

* Easter Vigil Mass, 7 p.m., church

Sunday, April 5/Easter Sunday

* No Religious Education Today

* Easter Egg hut followint the 10:30 a.m. Mass

 

Coming Events

International Food Tasting Night

Blessed Sacrament parish cultures will come together for an evening of International Food Tasting. Good food and fun! Free. Save the date: April 18th after the 4pm Mass

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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.