We’re Getting Back in the Swing of Things!

Let’s get

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.


Golf Outing Registration

  • Register Your Team!

    Please provide contact information for your team captain. They will be contacted in case of rain or cancellation. Tournament will be played in a four-person scramble format. If you do not enter a team list, we will attempt to place you with others.

St. Brigid Catholic School Now Enrolling for 2021-22 School Year

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!

Taste of Summer

Taste of Summer was a great success!

This past Sunday was our parish feast day! In the spirit of being the Body of Christ in the world, over 50 people gathered for our Taste of Summer event! We celebrated together with a bike ride, some ice cream, and supporting our local food pantry. Thank you to everyone who participated and a special thank you to The Cottage Creamery and the Keplers for your hospitality! To view the full photo album, click here.

Support & Hope

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.

 

Protecting God’s Children

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.

 Christian Service Funding Grant Awards 2021

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.

COVID-19 Updates

Updated:March 4, 11:00am
Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Community,
Below you will find the guidelines for Mass and programs at Blessed Sacrament.

Information Regarding Mass

Mass Times

  • Saturday at 4:00pm
  • Sunday at 8:30am (indoors & livestreamed) & 11:00am (outdoors weather permitting, see information below)
  • Wednesday at 8:30am
  • Thursday at 8:30am

Please check the Worship Times for the most up-to-date liturgy schedule.

Seating

  • Certain sections and pews will be roped off
  • Each person/family should maintain 6ft of social distance between the next person or household in the pews and at all times while in the building and on the grounds
  • Please follow the instructions of the ushers for seating and recognize you may not be seated where you usually sit

To Combat the Spread of COVID-19

  • Everyone is required to wear a face mask while in the church
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance, please use it to sanitize your hands before coming in
  • Please print off a worship aid and bring it with you. A limited number will be available at Mass.
  • The font will remain drained
  • Pews and surfaces will be sanitized between Masses

Outdoor Mass

You may bring a chair or remain in your car. There will be a specific section for chairs. If you bring your own chair, please park near the playground, so those remaining in their cars can be closer to the altar.

Other notes

  • The max capacity per Mass will be 200 people
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before Mass begins
  • The chapel will be roped off and votive candles will not be available at this time
  • The church building will remain closed in order to ensure clean and sanitized surfaces for Mass
  • Bulletins will continue to be available electronically and a small number will be available at each indoor Mass

Information Regarding the Parish Center

Hours

  • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday – Wednesday
  • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday & Friday
  • The building will only be open on Saturday and Sunday if there is a scheduled event

Procedures

  • Even though we are “open for business,” all exterior doors will remain locked as well as office entrance doors
  • Meetings in the Parish Center and School Building are allowed, but they must adhere to the State Covid 19 rules for gathering indoors.
  • We are also implementing participant sign in and hand sanitizing protocols. Upon entering either building participants will need to sanitize their hands and fill out a sign-in sheet for that meeting. Meeting sheets will be maintained to be used in tracing efforts in the event of a possible COVID-19 exposure.
Each group is making accommodations for virtual participation. We are now livestreaming on our YouTube page. If you are at risk, immunocompromised, or feeling unwell in any capacity, please stay home. By stopping the spread of COVID-19, we will be able to worship together as a whole community sooner.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Daily Readings Resources

Daily Readings

Reflections for Sunday Readings

Online Access to Magnificat

Prayer Resources

Liturgy of the Hours

A Compilation of Prayers

Prayers from CRS

Resources for Families and Kids

Free Printables from Tiny Saints

Praying as a Family

Catholic Mom

Activities for Kids

More Resources

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

 

2-1-1 Here to Help

This has been a difficult year for many people in our community. I want to remind you of a free community resource that I encourage everyone to use if they find themselves needing extra support. 2-1-1 is a public service number for all non-emergency needs. You can call it any time, any day and an agent will connect you with whatever it is you’re looking for – food, financial assistance, housing support, clothing, transportation… All you need to do is dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 to get connected.

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