NEW YEAR - NEW HOPE At the Annunciation, Mary questioned the Angel Gabriel about how she, who had “not known man,” could become a mother. Gabriel's answer was that “nothing is impossible for God.” It was true for Mary and it is true for each of us. As the old year ends, we… Continue reading R.C.I.A.Corner
The lottery calendar fundraiser has been successful for the parish every time it has been offered. With this in mind, we will have new calendars that will run from January 1 - June 30, 2019 with 181 chances to win a cash prize. These can make a great little gift for that impossible-to-buy-for individual who… Continue reading Calendar Lottery
O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL.... "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is considered one of the oldest Christian hymns, dating back to the 800's AD. The words and music to this hymn were developed separately, many years apart. Initially, this "prayer" was offered by ancient Monks as part of "Vespers" during the Advent Season and… Continue reading R.C.I.A. Corner
CONSEQUENCES ALWAYS FOLLOW DECISIONS As parents, we try to instill in our children that there are consequences for their actions. It is good to be reminded that we ourselves are subject to the same following the decisions we make. We make many decisions every day, mostly minor ones involving our daily routine -… Continue reading R.C.I.A. Corner
AND ADAM SAID...."BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID" After Adam and Eve sinned, they recognized their nakedness and covered themselves with fig leaves, so when they heard God's voice in the garden, they hid from Him. God asked "Where are you?" Adam answered God telling Him they were afraid because they were naked. God, knowing the answer,… Continue reading R.C.I.A. Corner
PROPHECY IN THE MIDST OF CRISIS.... AND BEYOND In her book "Listening to God's Word," author Alice Camille recorded some of her thoughts on prophecy from a somewhat different perspective than the most common held idea of the role of prophecy we read about in the Scriptures. The book, published almost 10 years ago, seems… Continue reading R.C.I.A. Corner
Next Sunday, November 11th, the 10 am Mass will be the monthly Family Mass with many of our young parishioners taking an active role in the liturgy. Following Mass, everyone is invited to come over to Fr. Cotter Hall for tea, coffee, and juice and a morning treat guaranteed to hit the spot! Join us!… Continue reading Family Mass & Coffee Hour
The next Yes We Can collection for St. Faustina’s Gate, our parish food pantry, will be the weekend of November 17 & 18. The requested item this month is canned peas, but always feel free to go off-script and donate a non-perishable item that you like instead! Thank you for helping this ministry help individuals… Continue reading YES WE CAN!
BOTTLE & CAN RECYCLING DRIVE... Blessed Sacrament will receive the proceeds for every bottle & can that you recycle. This is an ongoing fundraiser. Integrity Recycling and/or Bottle Junction....Click Here for more info.
The Girl Scout Troop sponsored by our parish hosted our first Trunk or Treat last Sunday for their members and the public from the Ken-Ton area. It was an evening of fun for dozens of children in Halloween costumes with accompanying adults who walked around the parking lot visiting about 30 car trunks offering all… Continue reading Trunk or Treat