Blessed Sacrament Parish

14 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03103, 603-622-5445

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Pastor's Corner, August 30-31, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

Fr. John J. Bucchino, ofm

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” These words of St. Paul caught my attention, for he talks so convincingly: “I urge you” to do good! As we begin the new parish year, I share in St. Paul’s admonition: “I urge you good parishioners of Blessed Sacrament parish, to participate in any activity that would help build the body of Christ in our world! Next week we will be beginning or ramping up many of the activities that make our parish a “living sacrifice:” The parish picnic, Visitation of the sick and homebound, Religious Education, Faith Formation, RCIA, Spirits Alive, Shawl Ministry, Food Pantry, Children’s Clothing Closet, Fall Festival, Parish and Finance Councils, Eucharistic and Altar Server & Liturgical ministries, Music Ministry, Bereavement Ministry, and there are others as well. St. Paul continues to remind us that our lives were made for service and for renewal of our hearts and minds so that we may do God’s will. As we begin this new parish year, let us always begin by calling to mind the goodness of God to us, and thank Him for His many blessings. And most of all, let us love one another, be willing to forgive each other, and be the love of Jesus to each other, for he has made us into a wonderful community of faith.      ~ Fr. John


Fall Festival Information PDF Print E-mail

Anyone wanting to donate prizes and or baskets for the Penny Sale may bring them to the Mercy House beginning on August 25th. The days the Sisters will be collecting prizes or baskets will be:

Tuesdays: 9:30am-11:00am; 1:00-3:00pm

Wednesdays: 1-3pm and 5-7pm. You may also call Srs. Anne or Joan to set up a time if you cannot bring gifts during these times. Phone: 622-7138

You may leave the gifts at any weekend Mass. Please be sure to mark the item(s) for PENNY SALE

For those of you who wish to donate money for prize purchases you may put your donation in a sealed envelope marked Attention: Fall Festival Committee and drop into the collection basket. 

More news about donations of grocery items will be in the bulletin within the next 2 weeks.

Also, please remember to pick up you envelopes with money raffle tickets if you have not done so and return as soon as possible.

Thank you for your help with this important fund raiser for our parish— The Fall Festival Committee


Anniversary Mass with Bishop Libasci PDF Print E-mail

Anniversary Mass with Bishop Libasci

Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond Wedding Anniversary (anytime during the year 2014), to attend a Special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be held on October 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester.  If you are celebrating your 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond anniversary, please contact the parish office by August 13, 2014.  We will need your last name, first names and mailing address. Please also indicate your special anniversary year.

Fall Festival News! PDF Print E-mail

This year the Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00am-6:00pm. We are going to add a church table with new handmade/crafted items such as hats, mittens, gloves, tole, decorative painting items, ornaments and small ceramic pieces, etc. Please contact Sue Robinson Chair of the Church Table at (603) 621-3863 for more information for times and place to drop items off.  Your help and your donations, as always, are greatly appreciated. More information regarding the Festival will be forthcoming in the near future.



Help Needed! Ministry Service Volunteers PDF Print E-mail

As a volunteer you emulate Jesus in his life. Blessed Sacrament Memorial Meals are a wonderful outreach to families. Food is provided and hospitality is given to families in celebration of the loved one’s life. It helps remind the families of the heavenly banquet of God’s kingdom.

 Volunteers are needed:

     - To make calls (list is provided) to the generous cooks

     - To be a team coordinator

     - To help serve, set up and clean up

 If you have time, working or not working, and you are eager to get involved, this ministry is for you. Women or men are welcomed, training will be provided.

Please call Sister Marjorie at the office, 622-5445.

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

Mass Schedule
Monday & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday    

8:30 a.m.
Saturday Vigil        
4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Holy Days
Vigil Mass

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

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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Coming Events

Sunday, August 31
Secular Franciscans, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., church hall

Monday, September 1
Office Closed Today    Labor Day

Tuesday, September 2
Devotion to St. Anthony following Mass

Wednesday, September 3 
St. Anne’s Closet, last names A-L
ood Pantry, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., last names A-L
Parish Nurse, 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m., church hall

Sunday, September 7
Parents Meeting for Religious Ed, 11:30 a.m., church
Paish Picnic, 12 p.m., back parking lot

Parish Picnic, Sunday September 7, noon
Fall Festival October 25, 2014, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.



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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.