Please join us for a parish family movie night on Sunday, October 8, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM! Not only will we be showing the movie The Lion King, but we’ll also have a dinner and themed activities. If you’d like to join us, please RSVP using the online form!
The Lion King is a 1994 film about the adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar, plots to usurp Mufasa’s throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.
Permission to show The Lion King obtained from Swank Motion Pictures #1932861-1
Not familiar with The Lion King?
Watch the trailer!
Need to know if this movie is appropriate for your children? Check out Common Sense media here.
Guest Speaker Sally McCuen presenting The Lord’s Prayer – Much More than a Memorized Prayer
Come and join us, along with guest speaker Sally McCuen, and discover aspects of this familiar prayer that you never knew, even after praying it all these years. You’ll also learn how Jesus’ instruction on the Our Father prayer can help you get closer to God.
Jesus gave the disciples simple, yet profound words to pray to God. But how often do we mindfully utter the words of The Lord’s Prayer? Do you ever ponder and explore the spiritual depths of this prayer?
Sally’s presentation will offer us a wonderful opportunity to explore the Lord’s Prayer so that we dare not only to pray it but also truly dare to live within it.
When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 Time: 8:30 am – 12 pm (lunch follows) Where: Blessed Sacrament Parish
Sally McCuen guides others to enter into the mystery of God’s love through scripture studies, spiritual direction, and retreats. She works full-time at the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. Her background spans high school religion teacher, college adjunct professor, campus minister, RCIA coordinator, and spiritual director. Sally holds a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. She has been happily married to Patrick since 1986 and is raising two young adult daughters.
What is Men’s Morning of Reflection?
It’s your chance to come and be with other men who, like you, are striving to be good men in the world. We have unique challenges as catholic husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, grandfathers… you name it. Doesn’t matter whether you are married or single, employed or retired.
These typically occur twice a year on a Saturday morning at the parish center. There’s a guest speaker for a given topic and you get to just listen, and if you want, talk with a few guys at your table.
Regardless of the topic, we don’t get a lot of chances to be around other men who are just trying to be a little better at this Catholic man thing.
Coffee and donuts are provided and if the event goes til noon we usually provide a free lunch.
“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.”
Grief is our response to a loss. There are many types of losses. The Grief Recovery Series is a six-week program, which enables you to become aware of the process of grief and how grief affects your life. Blessed Sacrament will be hosting the grief recovery process beginning October 3rd. The sessions will run on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00 and are for anyone who has experienced a loss three or more months ago. The sessions are led by trained facilitators and provide time for reflection and sharing. The process is free, but please register below or by calling the Parish Center.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…
What are you doing on Sunday, October 1st at 2:00 pm? Would you like a way to visit with friends, make NEW friends, enjoy the outdoors, get exercise, AND change the world?
Come walk with us in the CROP Hunger Walk to raise funds to fight hunger in our community and around the world. When you walk, you are walking in solidarity with people around the world who are walking daily for food, water, and firewood. Solidarity is part of our Catholic Social Teaching. The walk begins and ends at Farmer’s Market Plaza by the Tridge. We have a Blessed Sacrament Team and plan to meet at 1:45 pm so we can all walk together. If you can’t make the walk, then please consider making a donation. To learn more about CROP, to sign up to be part of the team, or to make a donation, click the button below.
If you have questions, please contact Christy in the Faith Formation Office.
At each of the eight Thursday afternoon sessions, we will watch an episode of the crowd-funded series, and enter into simple conversations about the lives of the people who encountered Jesus and how the encounter changed them. We will also take time to reflect on how the story relates to our own faith stories.
The first gathering is on September 14 at 1:30 pm at the Parish Center.
THE CHOSEN received a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Read below to see what people have to say about it:
*This show has helped me understand the Bible in ways I never thought possible. Highly recommended!
**Amazing! Has brought The Gospels to light for me in a way that I could never have imagined. The series has drawn me closer to Jesus.
***This show brings to life so many scenes that could before only be imagined. I was skeptical about this show at first but it exceeded my hopes and just gets better and better.
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.
Blessed Sacrament Parish is hiring for the full-time position of High School Youth Ministry Coordinator.
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.
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.
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.
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 by via email or mail:
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.
Afternoon Bible Break: A bi-weekly bible study to refresh your spirit
Looking for something to brighten your fall days? Come join our small group community as we study Celebrating the Mass. We’ll learn to love the Mass more deeply by understanding the history of the Mass, especially its roots in scripture.
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!
Christ Renews is an ongoing process for the personal spiritual renewal of men and women over the age of 18 that results in the renewal of our faith community. The process begins with a weekend of prayer, talks given by members of our Midland Area parishes, times of silence and reflection, social activities, and small group discussion. This all takes place in a relaxed, prayerful, and caring atmosphere. Participants are free to share as much or as little as they wish. This is a wonderful time spent exploring our faith and growing in our relationship with Christ.
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?
What about the cost?
The renewal weekend is a gift from the team putting on the weekend to the participants attending the weekend. Volunteers provide food and service.
Who facilitates the weekend?
A team of people from the previous Christ Renews weekend is in formation now with a Spiritual Director, preparing to make your weekend a truly special experience.
What happens during the weekend?
The many activities include prayer, reflection, talks, small group discussions, and social activities; all in a relaxed, prayerful, and caring atmosphere. Participants are free to share as much, or as little, as they wish. The entire weekend is informal. Casual clothes are recommended.
There will be a Reconciliation Service and we participate in Sunday Eucharist together with the rest of the parish community. There are opportunities for private and shared prayer.