Christmas Mass Times

Christ is the Morning Star,
who, when the night of this world is past,
gives to his saints the promise of the light of life,
and opens everlasting day.
Venerable Bede

Ladies of Blessed Sacrament Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner

All women of the parish are invited to attend the annual Christmas potluck dinner!

Our Ladies of Blessed Sacrament group will be having our Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner on Tuesday evening, December 6th at 6 p.m. in our Parish Center Social Hall. Hors d’oeuvres @ 6, dinner @ 6:30. This is a fun evening of fellowship, great food, a fun raffle and Christmas Carols sung by the MHS Meistersingers.

Bring: A dish to share and your own place settings.

Please consider bringing a $10 Subway or Gas Gift Card for The Meistersingers and/or any of the following needed at The North Midland Family Center:
Baby wipes, adult wipes, adult diapers, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, bleach, white vinegar, baking soda, sponges, women’s deodorant, bar soap, dishwashing detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, shaving cream and shavers for both men and women, dish, hand and body towels, toilet bowl cleaner, Clorox bleach wipes.

Divorce Care

Alone we are strong… together we are stronger.

Peter Sinclair Gives Climate Update to Packed House

If we approach nature and the environment without…openness to awe and wonder, if we no longer speak the language of fraternity and beauty in our relationship with the world, our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, ruthless exploiters, unable to set limits on their immediate needs. By contrast, if we feel intimately united with all that exists, then sobriety and care will well up spontaneously. ~Pope Francis

A Stewardship Note from Fr. Rob

October Stewardship Message 2022

Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe, but another year has just about finished.  Your stewardship of the parish continues to be strong.  We are slowly returning to regular parish life after almost two-and-a-half years of Covid-19 and we experience our new normal.

I ask that you continue your example of strong stewardship.  That you prayerfully make a pledge to this year’s Christ’s Mission Appeal.  A pledge that will help us reach our target. And, that you encourage family and friends to come and worship on a regular basis.  We are most at “home” when we are united at Eucharist.

Please count on my continuing prayer as I count on yours.

Peace and Love,

Fr. Robert J. Howe

Pastor


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Home Sweet Home: A Gingerbread House-Making Contest

You’re invited to our next Parish Family Fun Night: a Gingerbread House-Making Contest on December 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

Bring a friend or bring your family, and come create a gingerbread house out of graham crackers, frosting, and candy! You’ll have one hour to decorate and then we’ll take time to view and vote on all the houses! There will prizes for the winners! See all the details below and don’t forget to register! Deadline to register is December 9 at 3:00pm.

Alternative Gift Fair

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Join us on Sunday, November 6!

9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Blessed Sacrament Social Hall & Gym

What is the Alternative Gift Fair?

Want to give a gift that will be life changing? The Alternative Gift Fair prioritizes meaning over materials and allow you to give a gift that is life-saving in many ways, never goes out of style, can be any price you want and will have an impact far beyond the holiday season. Honor the special people in your life with gifts that inspire, have an impact beyond the holiday season, give hope and improve the lives of others who may not be on anyone’s gift list. If you are looking for a gift that means more than your average purchase consider attending!

The Alternative Gift Fair is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.


Encanto Success

On September 25, parishioners of all ages, from babies to grandparents, came together for our first Parish Family Fun Night of the year–our Encanto movie night!  Encanto is a lovely Disney movie all about being home to one another and celebrating and encouraging our gifts.  It was the perfect fit for our “We’re Home” theme for this year!

Along with the movie, we enjoyed a taco bar and delicious brownies.  We crafted houses where every person in the family had a door that they decorated with their gifts.  A battery-operated candle inside the house makes our gifts shine out like stained glass!  Every family made a commitment to use their gifts for a specific purpose in the coming weeks, and they took home a prayer candle with a butterfly flying off the top to symbolize their gifts flying out into the world!

If you loved Encanto night, don’t miss our next Parish Family Fun Night!  Everyone is invited to our annual Trunk or Treat in the parking lot on October 29 after 4:00 Mass.  Whether you want to decorate your trunk, dress up and collect treats, or just wander over after Mass to check out the creative trunks and super-cute kids, mark your calendar for this event!

State of the Parish 2022

In response to the synod listening sessions, Blessed Sacrament has produced its first-ever State of the Parish 2022 video. In this video, you will hear from members of staff as they explain where their departments and programs are heading for this year.

If you have questions about anything in the State of the Parish video, please feel free to reach out to any of the staff members. You may also learn more about these programs on the website.

Parish Community Weekend Success

The Blessed Sacrament Outdoor Mass and Parish Picnic was a huge success!!  Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the festivities.  A lot of hard work and dedication went into planning this wonderful event.  We could not have a Picnic like this with the help and support of many people.

A BIG thank you to…

  • The Knights of Columbus for all your hard work and help with setting up, grilling the meat, serving drinks, and clean up.
  • The Ladies of Blessed Sacrament for taking care of all the food – set up, serving, clean up.
  • Cottage Creamery, Dave & Patti Kepler, for the Ice Cream.
  • the Ladies of parish that made and donated cookies for the picnic.
  • Pam Gandy for ordering and delivering the Adult Beverages.
  • Tim Pajk for the music and singing.

Our golf outing on Sunday had 27 teams compete to take first place at Currie West. We could not have asked for better weather or a better group of people!

Congratulations to our top 3 teams!

  1. Gregg Franjione, Kurt Silvis, Jesse Franjione, and Joe Kreusch
  2. Dan Toland, Hugh Taylor, Rob Rhead, Leonard Kowalski
  3. Wayne Turmell, Denise Turmell, Brett Turmell, Seth Guigar

Our winners on the hole contests:

  • Joe Kreusch (Men’s Closest to the Pin)
  • Annette Clark (Women’s Closest to the Pin)
  • Seth Guigar (Men’s Longest Drive)
  • Madison Hert (Women’s Longest Drive

We are already looking forward to next year! Thank you to everyone who came out to worship, play, and spend time together!