Join the Knights for Soup Suppers!
For the last 15 years our parishioners have enjoyed the gathering together in the winter months for a hot soup supper after a Saturday evening Mass once a month. Our Mass comes alive with the joy of the Eucharist, then the Eucharistic celebration would continue in the Social Hall with our soup supper. We are so excited to be able to come together again and share soup suppers together!
We will continue to follow all the Covid protections. All donations are directed to help the K of C charities such as our Youth group and Diocesan Seminarians.
Below are the soup supper dates for this year. All soup suppers takes place after Saturday Mass unless otherwise noted.
What a great favor God does to those he places
in the company of good people!
~ St. Teresa of Avila
November is dedicated to Holy Souls.
During this month when we celebrate All Saints and All Souls days, consider coming to spend a morning with the four St. Teresas: St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). Join Corinne Cathcart in the Social Hall as she “opens a window” into the stories of the holy lives of these women through art, prayer, and meditation. You will want to invite your mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, cousins, neighbors, and friends to this morning of community and connection, as we reflect on the lives of these four women and how their lives might inform our own living.
Join in the good company of good women and let the four Teresas join you on your journey!
Saturday, November 20th
8:30 Light Breakfast and Casual Conversation
9:00 Prayer and Program
TRUNK OR TREAT
October 30, 2021 • 5:00-6:00 pm
1st Annual MACC Car Show a Success!
Saturday, September 18 was a beautiful day for a car show! The first annual MACC Car Show can absolutely be classified as a success! Thank you to everyone who brought vehicles to display, and a big thank you to everyone who came to check out the cars. Thank you to the volunteers and organizers who put so much work into this event to make it a success. It was a great day to be outside and see everyone. This event will be back next year! Check out the pictures below!
South Wing Building Update
Last fall, the former school wing of the Parish Center was assessed by Three Rivers Construction to determine viability for future endeavors. Three Rivers determined that the building structure was in good condition and identified some minor cosmetic issues to be resolved. The hope was that the south wing of the Parish Center might be home to nonprofits in Midland in line with the Church’s mission of care for the poor, education, and also provide an opportunity for our parish community to serve.
As we previously communicated in May, a task force was assembled to determine what nonprofits had a need for space and fell in line with the Church’s mission. After site visits and discussions, an invitation was extended to the Legacy Center. Unfortunately, due to restrictions at the diocesan level, the Legacy Center was unable to move into the space and continue their mission of tutoring children. They remain in their location on the corner of Waldo and James Savage. Although the Legacy Center will not be located in the south wing of the Parish Center, they are always looking for volunteers. Please consider giving your time to this amazing organization.
However, one nonprofit was able to utilize the space: ACT Uganda. They are using a room for storage of handcrafted items made by the women and men of the Muko Empowerment Program. It also serves as their packaging center for online sales. To learn more about this organization or to purchase handcrafted items, please visit their website.
The other rooms continue to be used in service of the Church’s mission. Our high school youth ministry program will meet there on Sunday evenings to alleviate COVID concerns of meeting in homes. Other programs that are utilizing the space include: bible study meetings, prayer groups, chair yoga, etc.
We continue to be hopeful that our original goal of housing nonprofits in line with the Church’s mission will come to fruition. We will continue to keep you updated on any developments in a timely manner.
Three Rivers Building Assessment
Updated September 21, 2021
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…
Thank you for participating in the Disciple Maker Index Survey!
The Disciple Maker Index (DMI) is a survey tool, created by Catholic Leadership Institute, that allows parishioners to reflect on their spiritual growth and discipleship, provide input to the Bishop, pastors, and parish leadership to make decisions on ways to support that growth in the future, and to create a sense of opportunities for the improvement of parish life. Our parish participated in the survey earlier this year and, as promised, we’d like to share the outcomes. Overall, with some exceptions, we generally compare favorably with the responses from other parishes in the Diocese as well as with national averages. The summary can be accessed here.
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For a PDF file click here: Blessed Sacrament Survey Charts
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