News, Pastor's Note

Pastor’s Note 11/3/19

    Bishop Edward Grosz sent a very nice thank you card again congratulating our parish on the wonderful celebration of the Mass on the occasion of the 90th anniversary.  I thank our Parish Trustee Sally Kingsley and all the 90th Anniversary Committee Volunteers for a job well done.  All parish volunteers, big and small, visible and less visible, are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner this Saturday, November 9th.  We thank them all, as our parish could simply not function without them.     
A reminder, the open house group discussion of the book distributed in the parish a few weeks ago, “Letter to the Suffering Church” by Bishop Robert Barron, will be held this Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 pm in Father Cotter Hall.   
    Over 20 parishioners went to see the newest movie “Faustina: Love and Mercy” last Monday, October 28th at Regal Theatre on Transit Road.  It is an excellent docu-drama about the life, visions of Christ, and impact on the Church by St. Faustina, intertwined with the lives of Rev. Blessed Michael Sopocko and Pope St. John Paul II.  Given that both large screening rooms were sold out, the movie will be shown one more time at 7:00 pm  on December 2nd.  It is worth seeing by any Catholic seeking mercy or wanting to learn more about the gift of God’s Divine Mercy to humanity.   
     As a parish dedicated to spreading and living the Divine Mercy Devotion, we invite all to join one of the three newly forming prayer, study, and action Divine Mercy Cenacle groups.  The “Diary” of St. Faustina, Catechism, and Scripture will be discussed at each meeting every other week on Sundays following the 10:00 am Mass.  Parallel meetings will be held on the following Wednesdays at 1:30-3:15 pm, and Thursdays at 6:30-8:15 pm in Father Cotter Hall.  Starting dates are Dec. 1, Dec. 4, and Dec. 5, respectively.  People can make up the session by coming to another one the same week.  The registration fee is $20, and it includes the “Cenacle Formation Manual.”  Participants will be asked to bring their own “Diary of St. Faustina,” Bible, and Catechism of the Catholic Church texts to each meeting.  Sessions will be led by a lay facilitator with a priest present at many of them. 
    Anyone can join – both parishioners and non-parishioners are welcome! Please complete the registration form found in the bulletin and return in the Collection Basket, or drop off / mail to:
                  Blessed Sacrament Parish Office
                  263 Claremont Ave.
                  Buffalo, NY 14223
Fr. Matt