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A Word from our Pastor PDF Print E-mail

This 2nd week of Lent brings intensity and mystery into

the scriptures, and into our lives. In the 1st Reading from

Genesis, God tests Abraham’s fidelity to Him by commanding

him to sacrifice his son Isaac. Isaac, filled with

grief over having to offer his beloved son, nonetheless

follows God’s Will and is ready to sacrifice him. But God intervenes telling

Abraham it was only a test to see if Abraham really loved God. Then

we come to the Gospel where Jesus is transfigured before the disciples

as His clothes become dazzling white, a sign of the Resurrection to come.

But this great appearance is also a test as well to the faith of the disciples.

If they wanted the glory of the Resurrection, would they be willing

to follow Jesus to embrace the Cross? We know that when Jesus went to

the cross, the disciples ran away. So it seems that God tests the people

who claim to love and follow Him. God does not test to see how much

endurance people have, but to see how much love they possess. Let’s

face it, we all know how easy it is to say the words “I love you..” without

having to make much sacrifice. Too often people will want to help out

others by giving their “spare” time, their “extra” resources, when these

come easy. But this charity may not be given with a true spirit of love;

the sacrificial love that the scriptures call us to! St. Paul reminds us what

this sacrificial love looks like: “Love is patient; love is kind; love is never

rude; it only seeks the well being of the other.” So Abraham was willing

to sacrifice his son; the disciples were willing to sacrifice their lives; let

us ask ourselves this Lent what we are willing to sacrifice for the sake of

loving Jesus even more? ~ Fr. John

 
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

 
Donations PDF Print E-mail

We are having a problem with people dropping off donated items. Please note: We ONLY accept in-season (fall/winter) CHILDREN’S CLOTHING. We do not accept household items, furniture, books, games or adult clothes (except warm goods collected at Christmas). Donations of clothing should be made during office hours, M-F, 9am-5pm. Items left in front of St. Anne’s Closet or the garage doors will be placed in the trash. Clothing should not be left outside of the closet. Bugs, insects and rodents can get into the bags and then contaminate the closet.  If you would like to donate the other items, please visit St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill, Savers or Family in Transition. They will take all the other items.

 

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.

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Ministry
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Coming Events

Sunday, March 1

* Religious Education, Grades 1‐7, 9am, Hall

* RCIA, 9:15am, Friary basement

Monday, March 2

* My Brother’s Keeper, 9am‐Noon, Church Hall

* Spirits Alive! 6:30pm, OLOM House

* Boy Scouts, 6:30pm, Church Hall

Tuesday, March 3

* Devotion to St. Anthony following Mass

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

* Lenten Program, 6:30pm, Church Hall

Wednesday, March 4

* St. Anne’s Closet, Last names A‐L, 1‐3pm

* Food Pantry, Last Names A‐C, 2‐4pm

* Parish Nurse, 1:30‐3pm, Church Hall

Thursday, March 5

* Prayer Shawl Ministry, 9:15am, OLOM House

* Cub Scouts, 6pm, Church Hall

Friday, March 6

* Stations of the Cross, 9am, Church

Sunday, March 8

* Religious Education, Grades 1‐7, 9am, Hall

* RCIA, 9:15am, Friary basement

* Cub Scouts, Pinewood Derby, 1‐8pm

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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.