We’re Hiring!

Blessed Sacrament Parish is currently seeking a full time Coordinator of High School and Young Adult Ministries to be a dynamic member of the Faith Formation team. The primary goals of this position are: to provide leadership in the design, implementation, and evaluation of High School and Young Adult formation and ministry programs, to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in today’s world and to draw them into responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Sunday night small groups
  • Youth 2 Youth Retreat program
  • Youth Outreach team
  • Young Adult opportunities.

If you have questions or would like to see a complete job description, please contact Lyn Pajk at lynp@blessed-midland.org . A resume with cover letter and references should be sent to Lyn Pajk, 3109 Swede Avenue, Midland, MI 48642 or to the above email address by June 7.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is 50 days, so don’t put away your Easter baskets right after Easter Sunday! Blessed Sacrament Parish will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt for elementary school children on Sunday, April 28 after the 11:00 Mass.

Please drop off a dozen plastic eggs stuffed with candy for each child who would like to participate in the Faith Formation Office during the week of April 22nd-27th. Eggs will be hidden on the playground and ready to be hunted after Mass! Questions? Contact Ansley Dauenhauer in the Faith Formation Office.

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!!!!

Be Smart About Gun Safety

BE SMART IT’S UP TO ALL OF US TO PROTECT KIDS

A conversation about kids, guns and safety

The Be SMART campaign promotes responsible gun storage and asks all adults to take 5 simple steps to reduce the harm that can occur when unsupervised children get hold of an unsecured firearm.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament
3109 Swede Ave Midland 48642
Conference Rooms A & B

Moms Demand Action volunteers Bob & Cindy Chadwick present in first half hour. Midland Police Community Relations Officer Paul McDonald joins them for Q&A in second half hour.

Free & open to the public. Drop-ins welcome but RSVPs help us plan:

Blessed Sacrament Social Justice Team Presentation

Spring Rummage Sale

Join the Ladies of Blessed Sacrament at the Spring Rummage Sale!

Come see what treasures you can find!
THURSDAY, 9AM – 5PM
FRIDAY, 9AM – 5PM – Half-Off Day
SATURDAY, 9AM – Noon – $2.50 Bag Day

Don’t miss out on wonderful bargains for yourself and help the Ladies of Blessed Sacrament raise money to help others. Proceeds from our Rummage Sale help support charities in our community.

Bishop Hurley’s Message Regarding Upcoming Trials

Prayer for Healing Victims of Abuse

God of endless love,
ever caring, ever strong,
always present, always just:
You gave your only Son
to save us by the blood of his cross.

Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace,
join to your own suffering
the pain of all who have been hurt
in body, mind, and spirit
by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.

Hear our cries as we agonize
over the harm done to our brothers and sisters.
Breathe wisdom into our prayers,
soothe restless hearts with hope,
steady shaken spirits with faith:
Show us the way to justice and wholeness,
enlightened by truth and enfolded in your mercy.

Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts,
heal your people’s wounds
and transform our brokenness.
Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and grace,
so that we may act with justice
and find peace in you.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.


This week, the criminal trials of Father Robert DeLand are scheduled to begin. We are confident that the criminal justice system will bring about justice for all. We respect the work of our local law enforcement and will continue to cooperate with their efforts.

These past months have been a difficult time for those who brought forth their complaints, their families and many in the community. While the difficulty and uncertainty will continue for some time, I share your deep concern for all those affected by the tragedy of sexual abuse.

In these difficult days, I want to assure you of our steadfast and ongoing commitment to the protection of young people and the community. We will not waver in our efforts to ensure the safety of minors and all those entrusted to our care.

Also, please know that we continue to take our responsibility seriously to work to prevent abuse to any individual, young or old, and to assist victims in their healing.

Since 2002, more than 12,000 people in the diocese have participated in training on the prevention of child abuse and have undergone state and federal background checks.

We encourage anyone who has been a victim of abuse or has reason to believe abuse has occurred to contact the Attorney General’s hotline 844-324-3374. We will continue to cooperate with the efforts that are underway in the various diocese of Michigan, as well as with local law enforcement.

Because some have asked, I want to assure you that your Catholic Services Appeal contributions, and local church support of our parishes and the diocese, are not used for legal fees for clergy abuse cases.

As people of faith, we know God walks with us on this journey and we find hope in His presence. I ask for your continued prayers for healing and justice. And, I thank you for your prayers and understanding.

My good wishes to all…
Sincerely yours,

Most Reverend Walter A. Hurley
Apostolic Administrator

CSA Early Pledges Begins

Our annual CSA Campaign has begun.  We are offering the opportunity for parishioners to make their CSA pledge early!  On March 16 & 17th CSA volunteers will be available in the Parish gym after all masses for anyone who wishes to come over and fill out your 2019 CSA Pledge Card and payment.  You will also be able to come into the Parish office Monday through Friday, on March 18 -22nd, to make your CSA pledge. For those who do not take advantage of this opportunity we will continue to do CSA home visits which will take on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Catholic Schools Week 2019 Jan 27 – Feb 1

Schedule of Events for Catholic Schools Week 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School

Monday, Feb. 4thStewardship Day

  • 7:35-Parents line halls at beginning of day to cheer for our children! Star Wars theme – adults bring light saber if you have one!
  • Students finishing “household baskets” for needy-student council led.
  • Spirit Wear : Your favorite color day

Tuesday, Feb. 5th: Parish Personnel Appreciation Day

  • Luncheon served for parish personnel
  • Spirit Wear : Crazy Hair / Clothes

Wednesday, Feb. 6th : Student Appreciation Day

  • Pizza luncheon provided for students in social hall (students shouldn’t bring a lunch)
  • Live animal assemblies (12:15-2:00) Mr. B. will do a Michigan animal assembly 12:15-1:00 preK-2 and 1:05-2:05 grades 3-5 J critters: turtles,  snakes, salamander, frog. (Conf. A and B)
  • Spirit Wear : Star Wars dress!

Thursday, February 7: Catholic Faith Day

  • Mass at 8:30 am
  • 9:45-10:30 (recess at 10:30 that day) Former BSCES students coming to talk to our students about their faith journey. In classrooms on rotating basis.
  • Kindergarten Round-Up / Registration and Preschool Open House 6:00-7:30pm (please also invite new / prospective families to attend J )

Friday, February 8: Parent Appreciation Day

  • Parents join us for refreshments (coffee, donuts, cold items, yogurt, etc) in hallway from ~ 7:20-9:00am (for drop-off parents) or 2:15-2:45pm (pick-up parents, other)
  • No mass at St. B’s
  • School Carnival postponed TBD