Youth 2 Youth Retreat

Join us for a weekend of fun, friends, and fellowship

April 20 & 21

A weekend of renewal for all high schoolers!

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – 9:00 AM – SUNDAY, APRIL 21 – 4:00 PM

CAMP ROTARY- CLARE, MICHIGAN

Cost: $70.00

Register by March 20 –
check it off your list before Spring Break!

Outreach Easter Flower Sale

Easter Flower Sale!
February 23 – March 3

Sponsored by the High School Outreach Team

The Outreach Team is raising funds for their summer mission trip. They will be traveling to Tennessee this summer to build community and participate in home repair. Your support helps to offset the cost of this trip and allows students and their adult leaders to enter into the service of others fully. Thank you for being so supportive.

Easter Lilies, Daffodils, Tulips, and Hyacinths are available!
Cost: $17
Order online, in the Faith Formation Office, or from Outreach Team Members after Mass on February 24 & 25.

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Kato.

Lent 2024

Lent is a time of going very deeply into ourselves… What is it that stands between us and God? Between us and our brothers and sisters? Between us and life, the life of the Spirit? Whatever it is, let us relentlessly tear it out, without a moment’s hesitation.
~Catherine Doherty

Please consider joining us for prayer this season of Lent. Below you will find a list of prayer opportunities at the parish.

Mass:

Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am (livestreamed)
Sunday: 11:00 am

Evening Prayer:

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Stations of the Cross:

Friday, February 16 at 7:00 pm
Fridays beginning February 23 at Noon

Reconciliation

Communal Reconciliation

March 10 | 2:00 pm | Blessed Sacrament

Individual Reconciliation

First Saturday of the month at 2:30 pm.

Taize Prayer

Wednesday, March 13
Prayer at 6:30 pm

Holy Hour with Bishop Gruss

Wednesday, March 20
7:00 – 8:00 pm

2nd Stations of the Cross, Jesus is given his cross, Church of the Holy Trinity in Gemunden am Main, Bavaria, Germany

Around the MACC

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Our Lady of Grace
St. Brigid of Kildare

Faith Beautifully Crafted

I try to make sense of life. I try to keep myself open to people and to laughter and to love and to have faith.
– Sr. Thea Bowman-

At long last, Anne Boyd is back with another opportunity for us to tap into our creativity and faith.

On February 29, each participant will create an inspirational box decorated with paper, die-cut words, and a cross with thorns and roses. Please register below. All supplies are provided and there is a free-will offering to help to offset the cost of materials. The session will run from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

There he hangs—pale figure pinned against the wood.
God grant that I may love Him as a I really know I should.

I draw a little closer to share that love Divine
And almost hear Him whisper, “Ah, foolish child of Mine!

If I should now embrace you
My hands would stain you red.

And if I leaned to whisper,
the thorns would pierce your head.”

And then I knew in silence that love demands a price,
’twas then I learned that suffering is but the kiss of Christ.

-Caryll Houselander, “Kiss of Christ”
~Blessed is She


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Lenten Reflections  

New for Lent 2024!

Lent is the perfect time for renewal.  Please join us as we gather and open our hearts to reflect on Lenten scripture. While reading together, we respond to the Good News of Jesus and begin to change our thoughts and actions in our lives as individuals (LIFE), family members (HOME), parishioners (PARISH), and Catholics (WORLD).   Each of these 4 areas will have reflection questions with optional sharing time.

Two Options!

There is an afternoon (1:30) or an evening class (7:00) on Tuesdays for your convenience.  Class dates are February 13, 20, 27, and March 5, 12, 19.  

Please contact Christy at christyg@blessed-midland.org or call the parish center to register.  

Jesus & Java

Sometimes all you need is coffee with God and his people.

Theology by the Glass is rebuilding and restarting as “Jesus and Java.”  The new plan is to invite coffee and tea drinkers who want to talk about topics of faith while fueling our caffeine cravings. 

February 7th at 7:00 pm at Stranded Yarn and Coffee 132 Ashman Circle 

March 12th at 9:00 am at Cultivate Coffee and Tea in the Midland Mall  

If you have questions, please contact Christy Granda.

Women’s Christ Renews

Therefore we do not lose heart … our inner self is being renewed day by day.

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Women’s Christ Renews Weekend
April 13 & 14

Christ Renews is an ongoing process for the personal spiritual renewal of women over 18 that results in the revival of our faith community. The process begins with a weekend of prayer, talks, reflection, social activities, and small group discussions. This all takes place in a relaxed, prayerful, and caring atmosphere. Participants are free to share as much or as little as they wish.

It is held at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, and ending at about 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.

Where can I get further information?

You are welcome to contact the Faith Formation Office at 989-835-6777 or speak to any parishioner who has experienced the weekend.

What about the cost?

The renewal weekend is a gift from the women putting on the weekend to the women attending the weekend.  Volunteers provide food and service.

Note:  This is not an overnight retreat. You will be home Saturday night and return to the Sunday morning retreat. 

Think and pray seriously about this opportunity . . .

… do you need to deepen your faith?
… do you need space for your inner journey?
…is your life out of balance?
… are you out of touch with the action of God in your life?
…are you seeking to enrich your understanding of what it means to be a Christian in today’s world?
… do you see yourself as “church”? As a disciple of Jesus?
… do you need to listen anew to Jesus’ call?

If you said “YES” to any of the above…then this weekend is for you!

Register Now!

Laidback Book Club

Wake Up With Purpose

By Sister Jean with Seth Davis

Our next Laidback Book Club begins January 15th. We will be reading Wake Up With Purpose- What I’ve Learned in My First Hundred Years by Sister Jean with Seth Davis.  Please purchase a paper or digital copy, join us on Facebook, or read along with us, and then join in for a community discussion on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 in the parish library. Contact Christy Granda for more information about how to join the group.


Known to millions as simply “Sister Jean,” the Loyola Chicago matriarch and college basketball icon invites you into her remarkable memoir filled with history, wonder, and common-sense wisdom for this century and beyond.  A description of the book online states Wake Up with Purpose! is the narrative of Sister Jean’s fascinating life–from teaching at a Catholic school during the Second World War to serving on a Chicago college campus in the sixties and beyond to cheering from the sidelines of a men’s basketball tournament in March 2018. 

This should be an excellent read to fast break into March Madness.


High School Youth Ministry Coordinator

Blessed Sacrament Parish is hiring for the full-time High School Youth Ministry Coordinator position.  

Are you passionate about your faith with a strong desire to inspire and guide high school youth? If you have a deep commitment to your faith, excellent leadership skills, and a heart for youth, we encourage you to consider joining our vibrant community.

Position: High School Youth Ministry Coordinator
Location: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Midland, MI
Application Deadline: Until filled.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, implementation, and assessment of our high school youth ministry programs.
  • Foster engaging and meaningful interactions with students, parents, and volunteers.
  • Provide essential pastoral support within the youth ministry programs.
  • Collaborate actively with the Faith Formation team, contributing to annual programming plans and departmental budgets.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to your own professional development through continuous learning opportunities.

Requirements:

  • Practicing member of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Holds a degree or higher in Theology, Religious Studies, or an equivalent field.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Competence in writing, speaking, communication, and technology.

More Information:

  • Salary – $38,000 – $43,000
  • Benefits – Health, Dental, Vision, 403b

How to Apply: If you are excited about this opportunity and meet our requirements, we would love to hear from you. Please send your letter of interest and resume to Patrick Regier, Business Manager via email or mail:

Email: admin@blessed-midland.org

Mail:
Blessed Sacrament Parish
Attn: Patrick Regier, Business Manager
3109 Swede Avenue Midland, MI 48642

For a detailed overview of the position, please click here to review the full job description.

At Blessed Sacrament Parish, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing and impactful environment for our high school youth. If you share our vision and are ready to make a difference, we look forward to receiving your application. Join us in this rewarding journey of guiding and inspiring the next generation in their faith.

Wednesday Morning Scripture Study

You are invited to join us from 9:30-11:00 on Wednesday mornings.

On Wednesdays beginning September 13th from 9:30-11:00 am, we will be diving into Little Rock’s Scripture Study’s The Gospel According to John Part One.  This covers the magnificent prologue of John’s Gospel and a portion of Jesus’ ministry filled with the signs of his divine nature.

The cost of the book is $12, and you may drop by the Faith Formation office to sign up and pick up your book.   

About The Gospel According to John Part One

The Gospel of John is a testament to the divine nature of Jesus, the Word made flesh, the Light of the World. Part One of our study (John 1-10) covers the magnificent prologue of John’s Gospel and a significant portion of Jesus’ ministry. This ministry is highlighted by miraculous “signs” that reveal Jesus’ true nature and his relationship with the Father.