Make Your Own Desert Prayer Garden

On February 23 we will be having a WHOLE COMMUNITY DESERT PRAYER GARDEN making event. Drop in any time between 9:30-11:30 am to participate.  Please join us to create this interactive way of walking through the 40 days of Lent based on Scripture. What a beautiful way to mark time the Catholic way! Gathering as a community and celebrating traditions are ways that TEAM CATHOLIC practices together.

Cost: $5 – You can pay in the Faith Formation Office or online (under Faith Formation Fees)

Proactive Parenting Series- The Domino Effect of Technology on Families: Parenting in a Digital Age

Join Us for an Evening in Our

Proactive Parenting Series

The Domino Effect of Technology on Families: Parenting in a Digital Age

How can we teach our children (and ourselves) to harness the
good in technology and lessen the negative effects?


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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.

EFPN Thanks Blessed Sacrament for Their Support of the Mobile Food Pantry

EFPN Thanks Blessed Sacrament for Their Support of the Mobile Food Pantry

Blessed Sacrament hosted and funded a Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) Mobile Food Pantry on June 19.   We served 222  families. Thank you to the staff for their support and to Father Kevin for the opening prayer.  Thank you to the maintenance staff who helped with set up and clean up.  We are grateful to all who donated personal care items.  We collected around 1000  items allowing us to give each family 4 items. We are the only mobile that provides personal care items for which the recipients are very thankful for.  We appreciate very much the set up volunteers who moved over 14,000 lbs. of food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.  Thank you to those who distributed food, pushed the carts to gather the food, loaded cars and did all the other numerous jobs needed to make this a success.  Over 120 volunteers were involved in this effort.  Having enough volunteers allowed us to run two lines of carts at once.  The first recipients arrived the day before and spent the night in their car. Besides giving your time, you made the recipients feel very welcomed in our parish. One recipient commented that she loved the way we run our mobile.  As the volunteers worked and recipients and volunteers interacted, we were reminded of the Gospel’s words “Whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do it for me”

 

Bishop Robert D. Gruss Named Bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw

God, eternal shepherd, you tend your Church in many ways and rule us with love. You have chosen your servant, Robert, to be a shepherd of your flock in the Diocese of Saginaw. Give him a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care, may he build your Church as a sign of salvation for the world. Amen.

SAGINAW — Pope Francis announced that he has selected Bishop Robert D. Gruss as the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw.

Bishop Gruss, 63, has served as Bishop of Rapid City (South Dakota) since 2011. His installation in Saginaw is scheduled for July 26.

Bishop Robert Gruss was born June 25, 1955, in Texarkana, Arkansas. He attended Madison Area Technical College, in Madison, Wisconsin, and Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was a corporate pilot and flight instructor from 1980-1989 before entering seminary. He pursued seminary studies at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport 1989-1990; at North American College, Rome, 1990-1994; and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, also known as the Angelicum, in Rome. He additionally earned a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Theology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 1994.  In 1999, he completed studies at the Institute of Priestly Formation (IPF) with an emphasis on Spiritual Direction training.

Bishop Gruss was ordained to the priesthood on July 2, 1994 by Bishop William E. Franklin, seventh Bishop of Davenport. In 2007, Pope Benedict named him a Chaplain of his Holiness, giving him the title of monsignor. He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Bishop of Rapid City in 2011 and consecrated as a bishop on July 28, 2011.

Bishop Gruss’ previous assignments have included chancellor and diocesan vocations director for the Diocese of Davenport, as well as pastor at Sacred Heart Cathedral. He also served as vice-rector at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Bishop Gruss also serves in the following capacities: St. Ambrose University Corporate Board, Member; Catholic Radio Association Episcopal Board, Member; Pope Leo XIII Institute, Episcopal Moderator; Institute for Priestly Formation Bishops Advisory Council, Member; National Assn. of Catholic Chaplains, Reg. VIII Episcopal Rep.; Pontifical North American College Episcopal Board of Governors.

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw was established by Pope Pius XI on Feb. 26, 1938. Today, it includes 6,955 square miles across Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Sanilac, Saginaw and Tuscola counties. In 1938, The Most Rev. William Murphy, the first Bishop of Saginaw, dedicated the entire diocese under the patroness of Mary of the Assumption.

Help Wanted: Women’s Christ Renews

We are seeking help for the Women’s Christ Renews Weekend, May 3-5, 2019.

How can you help?  A number of ways:

♥ Food*

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♥ Time*

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♥ Financial

♥ and of course, Prayer!

Contact Mary Jo Kerlin at

(989) 205-1510 if you have any questions.

THANK YOU!!!!