Back in the Swing of Things
Join us for outdoor Mass at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 28 (weather permitting) followed by a picnic with food, live music, and games. Please bring
Then on Sunday, August 29, join us at 2:00pm for a parish golf outing! Register below or pick up a registration form at the Parish Center or vestibules of church! Cost for the golf outing is $60 per person or $240 per team.
*Outdoor Mass, weather permitting. Bring a chair for Mass.
Turned in a paper form but would like to pay online? Click here.
Afternoon Bible Break
A bi-weekly bible study to refresh your spirit
Looking for something to brighten your fall days? Come join us as we study Jonah/Ruth: Love Crosses Boundaries, and discover how God breaks down barriers between people as you see these beloved Old Testament Stories through new eyes.
Sept. 8, 22, Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17
Room 110, Parish Center
Questions: Call Kathy Doering- 839-9273 or Carmen Gray-832-4164
Check back here for details on registering and purchasing a book!
As the school year draws to a close, many people start to think about their vacation plans. At Saint Brigid Catholic School, however, we are planning for a new school year. We work hard to make sure that the needs of students in mind, body and soul are being met. Our primary goal, our mission, is bring all disciples to Christ. In fact, this is the mission of all Christians, to draw close to Christ, to be like Christ, in fact, to be Christ for others.
This is central to our faith as Catholics. So important, in fact, that as parents asking for our children to be baptized, we promised to do everything we can to bring them up in the faith. At Saint Brigid Catholic School, we work to bring students to Christ beginning in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Each grade still has some availability for next year. So, what makes sending your child to Catholic school different than sending them to a public school and supplementing their program with faith formation? Think about prayer for a moment. You can pray every day, or you can pray only on Sunday. Which is more likely to impact your life?
At Saint Brigid we incorporate faith into everything we do. It truly becomes a part of our everyday living. Faith formation and Sunday mass simply do not model how to live the faith in the same way.
In addition, we have small class sizes. We have high academic standards. We are able to differentiate in ways that a class of 28 students could not.
If you are interested in learning more about Saint Brigid or taking a tour of the school, please give us a call at 989-835-9481. We will have staff available all summer long. You can also visit our website or check us out on Facebook!
The Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus Council 13452 would like to send a special thank you to the parishioners of Blessed Sacrament for the generous donations received supporting the Soup To Go events and the recent Tootsie Roll drive. The seven Soup To Go events brought in $5891 in donations and the Tootsie roll drive brought in $1242. The Knights of Columbus volunteers contribute about 20 homemade soups to the Soup To Go events. This volunteer effort is in turn rewarded with donations from the parish. During this pandemic event, these donations have exceeded past years donations. The generosity is extremely appreciated by the recipients of the funds. The Knights of Columbus have a core value of Charity and this activity and result reflects on our core values as Knights and a Catholic Community.
The local council raises money through these events to give it away. The highlights of the distributions of these funds include but are not limited to:
- $2000 (2 x $1000 each) have been donated to studying seminarians.
- Kevin Wojciechowski
- John Sira
- $1400 has been given to Special Olympics
- $500 has been given to Camp Fish Tales.
- Donations to C.A.R.E. formerly SPREAD
The Knights are also involved in harvesting, processing, and distributing firewood to those in need. Scores of face cords have been delivered under the leadership of Dave Rupp. Typical recipients are those identified through Cancer Services that have become too ill or weak to provide their own heat.
The Knights have direction to support widows and children of the parish and community. Dave Pasek is coordinating projects aimed at helping those in need with home maintenance and care.
The personal rewards for helping those in need include spiritual uplifting, camaraderie, and knowing you personally made a difference. Nothing is more rewarding than a thank you, and a smile from a recipient.
If you or a family member would like to join the Knights or to just assist in project work, please contact us personally or through our Facebook page. We welcome anybody who would like to participate and join us.
Again, the Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus council sends a special thank you to the Parishioners of Blessed Sacrament for their generosity during the pandemic.
Larry Carbary Recorder May 13, 2021
Blessed Sacrament Parish is exploring the option of hosting a support group for families and friends of children who identify as LGBTQ. Learning a son or daughter is part of the LGBTQ community can be shocking, confusing, uncertain and challenging. Having a space to sort through these emotions in a healthy, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment can be helpful.
If you would be interested in attending a support group, please contact either Fr. Rob or Stacey Trapani. Your name will remain confidential. Based on response, we will determine next steps. Thank you.
Please stop by the Parish Center or in the entrances of church to pick up a copy.
In order to replace or supplement what parish/school locations have been able to do in Safe Environment training, Bishop Gruss has authorized the Knights of Columbus Protecting Our Children Guide for Families to be made available to all Catholic households with youth (not solely families enrolled in Catholic schools or Faith Formation programs). The guides are available at the Front Desk in the Parish Center and in the entrances of the church.
The Christian Service Funding Committee is comprised of Blessed Sacrament Parishioners. They met and thoroughly reviewed all the applications that were submitted and decided which organizations will receive funding and the award amount. The funding is from our weekend collection tithe. At the end of each month the Sunday Collections are totaled and 8% is set aside as our parish tithe. The tithe is used for both Christian Service Funding Grants and Emergency Assistance. Emergency Assistance addresses more immediate needs of people within our community for rent, utilities and car repairs. Blessed Sacrament Parish has been awarding Funding Grants since 1981 (40 years!) totaling $2.9 million dollars. Click here to see the full list of groups awarded funding.