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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.

COVID-19 Updates

Updated: April 6, 2:00pm

Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Community,

Although we are not able to gather together physically for Mass, we hope that you will join us in prayer as we open the Word together. Fr. Rob suggests using the Liturgy of the Word as an introduction to your meal. Break open the Word, and then break bread together like the earliest Christians.

You can find it under the Sunday Homilies, as well as on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Ansley Dauenhauer will be putting together Children’s Liturgy of the Word services for kids as well. Watch them here.

We will be trying to live-stream Evening Prayer and Holy Week liturgies. You can find them here.

As long as we cannot gather, we will provide these weekly Liturgy of the Word services.

Have not received word on an official day that we will be able to offer public Masses, but please know you are in our prayers always!


Updated: March 17, 11:00am

Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Community,

This evening Bishop Gruss released a letter stating that all public Masses have been suspended through Sunday, April 5. You can read his entire letter here. This includes weekday Masses and weekend Masses.

Jesus says “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Mt. 18:20). Here are some resources you can use alone or with your family to continue to keep your days prayerful and holy.

Daily Readings Resources

Prayer Resources

Resources for Families and Kids

Local Livestreams of Mass

More Resources

As a reminder, the church will remain closed to ensure that facilities stay clean in the case of a funeral. The Parish Center will also be closed until April 6th.

If you would like to continue to contribute your weekly offering to Blessed Sacrament, we have several options:

  • You can give online.
  • Donate via Facebook
  • Mobile Giving App available on Android or Apple
  • Mail your contribution to Blessed Sacrament, 3109 Swede Ave, Midland, MI 48642

Thank you for your understanding.

In Christ,

Blessed Sacrament Staff


Updated: March 13; 4:53pm
We will have regularly scheduled weekend Masses. Bishop Gruss has dispensed the Sunday obligation of attending Mass. In order to comply with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order only 250 people will be allowed per Mass via Bishop Gruss’s instructions. More information will be available on the Diocese of Saginaw website: www.saginaw.org.
 
Please use your best judgment. If you are a member of the at-risk group (over 60 and/or have a compromised immune system) please join us in prayer from home. For Sunday’s readings and resources, visit The Sunday Website at St. Loius University or Catholicmom.com for kid-friendly resources.

Updated: March 13; 2:10pm

Dear Blessed Sacrament Community,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through best practices to combat the spread of COVID-19. Our staff is regularly discussing these issues that affect our parish family.
Right now, we would like to reemphasize the steps regarding liturgy, as well as additional changes and initiatives.
Steps beginning the weekend of March 14/15:
  • Suspend hand-holding during the Our Father
  • Suspend physical contact during the Sign of Peace
  • Suspend offering the Blood of Christ
  • It is suggested that proper reception of the Eucharist be in the hand versus on the tongue
As of right now, we will be having our regularly scheduled weekend Masses.
Canceled Events:
  • Communal Reconciliation (March 15)
  • Faith Formation Registration & Christian Service Funding Open House (March 15)
  • Jesus Experience Day (March 21)
  • Social Justice Presentation (March 26)
  • Rummage Sale (March 30-April 4)
Additional steps effective immediately:
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School will be closed from Monday, March 16-April 6
  • Emptying baptismal font
  • Church will be locked during the week (no weekday Mass) to ensure clean and disinfected facilities for weekend Masses
  • All activities are canceled until further notice including
    • Stations of the Cross
    • Evening Prayer
    • Awakening Prayer
    • Meditative Walk
    • Faith Formation
    • Youth Ministry
    • Bible studies
What you can do:
  • Parishioners at greatest risk for COVID-19 (those over 60 and/or with compromised immune systems) are encouraged to stay home and join us in prayer.
  • Continue using preventive practices before coming to and while on campus, e.g. thorough hand washing with soap and warm water, coughing or sneezing into your arm or a tissue, and using hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cooperate with standards set by the CDC, which includes staying home if you are ill or are caring for a family member who is ill. If you are sick or caring for someone who is sick, your obligation to attend Mass is dispensed. This applies to every illness, not just COVID-19. Influenza, strep, and other viruses are always present in our communities, and we should be mindful of the threats these illnesses pose to our community.
As Christians, we are called to have faith during uncertain times. We invite you to consider this reflection: A Faith Response to the Coronavirus

In Christ,
Blessed Sacrament Staff

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Blessed Sacrament Codes

Last Friday, during Computer Science Education Week, every class at Blessed Sacrament School participated in Hour of Code by creating their own game/program from beginning to end. The Hour of Code is a global movement to show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programing.  The kids did a great job and were proud of their creations.

At Blessed Sacrament School we are able to teach computer coding basics at different levels for every grade throughout the year. This was a fun event to tie in some of the things we have learned and will continue to learn throughout the year.

Blanket Making 11/13/2019 Recap

Our Constitution says the purpose of Ladies of Blessed Sacrament (LBS) is to unite the women of Blessed Sacrament for common goals – Spiritual, Social and Charitable. We hit all three goals yesterday since we prayed just a little, socialized a lot, and made 50 blankets for those who have less than we do. It was a great way for all of us to feel a connection with others.

The day went smoothly thanks to the advance work of Anne and her team. We completed 50 lovely blankets between 9 and 3. I originally thought we were the Henry Ford assembly line but in his model the work moves and the workers stay in one spot so forget Henry. The blankets stayed where they were laid out but the workers moved from blanket to blanket. All I did all day was move from table to table tying. That worked for me. Others may have laid out the blankets and cut in addition to tying.

We had plenty to eat & drink. The pizzas were a great idea. Thanks to Tana or whoever decided on that and thanks to the person who picked up the pizzas. Maybe add on a note to this message how many pizzas were ordered so we have a record for next year. It seemed like the perfect amount.

Thank you, Linda, for making all the heart patches.

Thanks to Chuck for sharpening scissors.

Thanks to Tana, Eilleen, and others for welcoming new volunteers & making all volunteers feel accepted.

Thanks to Judy for being the spirit who kept us going. You were missed!

Most of all, thanks to Anne for chairing this event.

 

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.

Mission Schedule

Sunday, October 27: Day One

St. Brigid of Kildare

3:30-5:00pm Dinner: Chicken, rice and green beans & beverages.
5:30-6:30pm Mission Mass: Our Mission begins with Mass celebrated by Fr. Daly.
6:45-7:45pm Mission Presentation: Saints are invited to see Jesus more clearly.

Monday, October 28: Day Two

Blessed Sacrament

5:30-6:45pm Dinner: Sloppy joes, chips, salad, dessert & beverages.
6:45-8:00pm Mission Presentation: Saints are called to love Jesus more ardently.
6:30-8:15pm Childcare will be provided for children ages 1-10. Homework room available for older children.

Tuesday, October 29: Day Three

Our Lady of Grace –Sanford

5:30-6:45pm Dinner: Ham, meatballs, side dishes, salad, desserts and beverages.
6:45-8:00pm Mission Presentation: Saints are those who follow Jesus more closely.
5:30pm Children’s Dinner
6:45-8:00pm Vacation Bible School: A special youth program full of fun and entertaining activities will engage our children from PreK – 5th Grade.

Wednesday, October 30: Day Four 

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

6:45-8:15pm Concert with ValLimar Jansen This concert is for all ages.
8:15-9:15pm Reception: Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages.