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.
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.
Come stroll through the lot and enjoy the memories of the past.
After a successful first year, the MACC Car Show is back! Hosted at Blessed Sacrament car enthusiasts are invited to bring their vehicles to show, and everyone is invited to come and see the vast array of cars.
We hope to see you at Blessed Sacrament’s 3rd Annual Car Show.
The event is on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the church parking lot. Car registration begins at 8:00 am. There is a $10 registration fee for cars.
Over 25 awards will be handed out including second place, third place, and the coveted Best in Show!
The Knights of Columbus will be selling food and beverages throughout the day. The event will be held rain or shine. All proceeds go to local nonprofits.
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.
Hey parish family! Did you know that there’s a Sharing Plate with yummy treats being passed around the parish? Sign up to join in the fun! Enjoy the treats that you receive and then fill up the plate with your family favorites and pass it on to another parish family!
The plate has already started to pass around and will continue through May. Want to join in the fun?
Step 2: You’ll be contacted by a parish family to set up your plate delivery. This would be a good time to make sure the family is aware of any food allergies that you or a member of your family has.
Step 3: Receive the plate and enjoy the treats on it. This is also a great time to take pictures to share with us on Facebook and to add your name and story to the blessing book that came with the plate.
Step 4: Contact the next person on the list that came with the plate to set up your drop-off. Please try to set up a delivery for the next family within 5 days of receiving the plate.
Step 5: Fill up the plate with your family’s favorite treats and pass it on!
Have questions? Please call the Faith Formation office at 835-6777 (extension 236).
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. -1 Peter 4:10-11
How many of you know that at age 70 ½ an individual can use a strategy that can save themselves taxes on charitable giving if using a Traditional IRA? There has been a recent change to the tax laws known as Secure Act 2.0 that lifted the age from 70 ½ to age 73 for required minimum distributions (RMD) from Traditional IRA’s and could provide additional benefits to you and your charitable giving.
Please join parishioner, Kevin Spencer, certified financial planner, and a local attorney, as they present the strategies that lie in Secure Act 2.0 which was approved late last year. The Secure Act added a key alternative that could benefit you by providing tax relief on distributions from qualified accounts while you are alive, and the church when you are gone.
Qualified Charitable Distributions
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
We will gather for coffee in the Social Hall on Saturday, March 11at 8:30 am with the presentation starting at 9:00 am. We hope you can join us to look at stewardship with a true tax advantage. Please register below or by calling the Parish Center.