Church

There are many opportunities available to serve Blessed Sacrament Parish. If you are interested in volunteering for one of the ministries listed below, please contact the Parish Office.

  • Altar & Rosary Society is a spiritual and social group open to all women of the parish. The society meets on the second Monday of the month from September through December and March through June at 7:00 PM in Father Cotter Hall.Members and all parishioners are invited to recite the rosary during October and May on weekday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Chapel. The society hosts receptions for many church functions.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated each year for the living and deceased members.  A special Mass is celebrated for the departed soul of each member at the time of her death.  Members wishing to help maintain the churches altar linens and priest’s vestments may join the Ladies of the Altar group.
  • Altar Servers are individuals who minister at the weekend Masses assisting the priest during the Eucharist and other liturgical ceremonies so that the liturgy can be conducted with grace and reverence. Any adult or young person, boy or girl, who has received their First Eucharist can apply and be trained for this ministry. Adult servers are needed for the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass and for parish funerals. Servers follow a monthly schedule.
  • Blue Cross Mission volunteers meet once per month to make bandages from old clean sheets for Missions in  Nicaragua.
  • Collection Counters assist in counting the weekly collection from the Sunday Masses.
  • Communication Committee consists of individuals willing to help make posters and flyers, send out emails or faxes and announcements to help get the word out about parish events.
  • Coffee Hour is a once a month event.  Individuals are needed to pick up donuts, set up coffee and juice, and clean up.
  • Eucharistic Adoration Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament are needed on Wednesdays from 8:30 am – 6:15 pm in various time slots.
  • Eucharist Ministers are men, women and young adults in the parish community who help distribute the Eucharist during Mass. Ministers follow a monthly rotating schedule.
  • Fundraising Committee volunteers are needed for many aspects of our large annual parish fundraising events held in Spring and Winter.
  • Funeral Breakfast Committee are volunteers who are assigned to a team of individuals that would staff our parish funeral breakfasts or brunches.
  • Greeters serve at the doors of the Church before Mass to give a warm welcome and friendly smile to parishioners and visitors.
  • Lectors are readers who proclaim the scriptures at Mass. Lectors are scheduled monthly on a rotating basis and for the particular Mass time.
  • Legion of Mary is a Catholic lay association.  Its object is the glory of God.  This is developed prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work of bringing everyone closer to God.  Members participate in the life of the parish in many different ways and through collaboration in apostolic undertakings sponsored by the parish.
  • The Lord’s Gardeners attend to the gardens around the parish grounds.
  • Mailing Committee volunteers are needed who are willing to assist with major parish mailings such as St. Nick Raffle and the Meat Raffle.
  • Music Ministry: The choir, under the direction of Ken Fick, ministers at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass and various other Masses throughout the year. This group rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group that knits, crochets, or wants to learn, come and join our group. Prayer shawls are lovingly handmade and are blessed by Father Matt – they are available in the sacristy or in the parish office.  On the World Day of the Sick, February 11th, 2018, thirty-four prayer shawls made by members of this ministry were given to individuals anointed on that day. We’d love to have you join us. We meet on the third Thursday of the month.
  • Saint Joseph Guild Building & Grounds Renovations is a ministry of men and women dedicated to apply their time and talents for the betterment of the parish.  We believe everyone has unique skills and abilities that can be used to provide a safe and inviting environment for all parish activities.
  • Senior Social Club meets to share fellowship, fun and food.  Gatherings are once a month from 1 pm to 3 pm in Fr. Cotter Hall.
  • Spiritual Life Committee helps to plan the major liturgical feasts and proposes ways to deepen the prayer life within the parish community.
  • Ushers are present to seat people as needed. They select gift bearers for the offertory procession, take up the collection, direct the congregation for the reception of Holy Communion, and distribute bulletins at the end of Mass.

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