Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt

Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt

Please share with your friends and neighbors– the more the merrier!!
The Coronavirus can’t stop us from celebrating Easter with the traditional Easter Egg Hunt! Blessed Sacrament is inviting Midland churches and the entire community to participate in this germ-free Easter Egg Hunt! Here’s how to participate:
  1.  Decorate or color paper Easter eggs at home with your family. Be creative! If you’d like one ready to color, click here or here.
  2.  Tape them on your front door or in your windows before you go to bed on Saturday, April 11! (You can do as many as you like!)
  3.  Walk or drive around Midland anytime from Easter Sunday to Sunday, April 19, and see how many Easter eggs you can spot!
  4.  Want to be eligible to win an Easter prize? Please post a picture on the Blessed Sacrament Facebook page of your family hunting for eggs and how many you found or submit them through the form below. Three families will be randomly drawn from all of the participants. We’ll contact winners by Monday, April 20.
Happy Hunting and Happy Easter! 
  • Your email will only be used to contact you if you your name/family name is drawn for a prize.
  • Please upload your scavenger hunt picture.

Easter-Card Project

Easter-Card Project

Wondering what you can do for others now that we’re all at home? The Blessed Sacrament community is coming together to reach out to those in our parish who may be most isolated at this time by making Easter cards for our parishioners who are 65 or over! There are a lot of them, but if every Faith Formation and School family committed to making 10 cards, we should be able to send a note to every single one of them!

Here’s how to participate:

  1.  Contact Lyn Pajk at lynp@blessed-midland.org and tell her how many cards your family wants to make. If you have a family of 5, maybe each of you could commit to making two cards!
  2. Lyn will send you the names and addresses of your family’s pen pals.
  3.  Make an Easter card or write a nice letter full of Easter joy to your pen pal. (Reminder: Wash your hands before writing your note or making your card! We don’t want to inadvertently spread germs through the mail!)
  4.  Address your envelope and send it off! We recommend sending your letter by Tuesday, April 7 to ensure delivery before or by Easter Sunday!
  5. Or, if you’d like to drop it at the Parish Center, one of the Faith Formation staff will be happy to mail them for you. Last day for drop-off is Tuesday, April 7. The drop-off bin is by the Parish Center doors of the big parking lot.

Outreach Team Easter Flower Sale

You can help support the high school outreach team! Team members will be taking orders for Easter flowers on March 7 & 8 and March 14 & 15 following all Masses.

Four types of flowers!

Lilies, Daffodils, Tulips, and Hyacinths

$15.00 each 6in pots

Orders are due by March 17th.

Download the order form.

Flowers will be available for pick-up on the weekend of April 4/5.

 

Women’s Christ Renews Retreat

Christ Renews

A Weekend of Renewal For Women

May 2 and 3, 2020

Life has a way of teaching us that all of our commitments, including our commitment to Christ, need continual renewal if we are to be faithful

Registration Deadline is April 13th

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 time to listen anew to Jesus’ call?

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.

Where can I get further information?

You are welcome to call the Coordinator of Adult Formation Programs 835-6777 or speak to any parishioner who has experienced the weekend.

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Catechists Needed!

Our CLOW program is designed for all children 5th grade and below. To accommodate this diverse age range, we offer two CLOW sessions at the 11:00 Mass and one on Saturday. We need catechists to teach them! Please prayerfully consider being a CLOW catechist 3 times a year. Training and materials provided.

 

You can volunteer with:

  • seven-year-olds and under at 11:00 Mass on Sunday
  • eight to ten-year-olds at 11:00 Mass on Sunday
  • seven-year-olds and under at 5:00 Mass on Saturday

Contact Ansley Dauenhauer at ansleyd@blessed-midland.org for more information.

Afternoon Bible Break

Afternoon Bible Break

A bi-weekly bible study to refresh your spirit

 

Looking for something to brighten your winter days?  Have you considered scripture study?

Come join us after the holidays, as we study James: Put your Faith to Work, and learn how to apply Jesus’ teachings to our lives, giving us a roadmap for the Christian journey.

Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 5,19, Mar. 4, 18 room 110, Parish Center.

Carmen Gray 832-4164 or carmen.t.gray@gmail.com, Kathy Doering 839-9273 or  kathy5809@aol.com

Stop by the Parish office to register and purchase a book. $9.00

Art Reflection

Art Reflections provides an opportunity to see and discuss the visual arts, to recognize the sacred in the secular. We begin with Visio Divina followed by some casual, some prepared discussions of Art in our lives. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00-7:30pm in the Lounge.

The imagination works through suggestion, not description. Description is always direct and frequently closes off what it names. Suggestion respects the mystery and richness of a thing. All it offers are clues to its nature. Suggestion keeps the mystery open and extends us the courtesy of inviting us to see the thing for ourselves. It offers us the hospitality and freedom to trust the integrity of our own encounter with a thing. This is how a work of art can allow itself to be seen in so many different and often conflicting ways. It does not foreclose on the adventure of revelation. —John O’Donohue

Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler offers a wonderful invitation into visio divina (or sacred seeing). I invite you to try this image for a meditation experience, as a window into your own soul and the Divine.