Lent 2021

Lent is a time of going very deeply into ourselves… What is it that stands between us and God? Between us and our brothers and sisters? Between us and life, the life of the Spirit? Whatever it is, let us relentlessly tear it out, without a moment’s hesitation.
~Catherine Doherty

Please consider joining us for prayer this Lenten season. Below you will find a list of prayer opportunities at the parish.

 

Important Message from Fr. Rob Regarding the Discipleship Maker Index Survey. Please read!

It’s official! The Disciple Maker Index Survey IS OPEN and we need your help! Please help us by completing this 10-15 minute survey as soon as possible.

 

Download a paper copy.

Who Can Take the Survey?

Anyone in middle school or older is invited to take the survey. The responses are kept confidential. We are looking for a wide range of responses to understand where we are at as a parish.

Should we take it as individuals or as a family?

The questions will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow, so we recommend that you take the survey as individuals rather than a household.

What if I’m not a registered member at the parish?

If you have participated in faith formation programs, retreats, days of reflection, or joined us for Mass, you are invited to respond to the survey.

What if I want a paper copy?

Paper copies are available in the vestibules of church and at the Front Desk. You can also print a paper copy from our website. Please return all paper copies to the Front Desk by Friday, March 19th.

How long do I have to take the survey?

The survey will only be available from February 22 until March 22. Our goal is to have at least 250 responses this first week alone! We received 650 responses in our last survey! With your help, we hope to meet or exceed that number.

When will you have the results?

We will receive the results this spring/summer. We will share the findings after we receive and analyze the results.

Thank you for helping with this important project!

Blessed Sacrament Will Be Participating In A Parish-wide Survey! Please Read.

Our parish will be participating in a parish survey about discipleship conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute!  We need your help!

Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute survey online.  The survey can be accessed through an online link from Monday, February 22 until March 22 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow.  All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole. We will share the link with you a bit closer to the launch of the survey.

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible.  This information will be invaluable to Fr. Rob and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be.  We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.

Paper copies will also be made available beginning next week. You can pick up a copy after Mass in the vestibules or at the Front Desk of the Parish Center. A printable copy of the survey will be available on our website beginning next week.

Please return all paper copies to the Parish Center no later than Friday, March 19th.

Thank you for helping with this important project!

It’s time to register for First Eucharist preparation!  

Our First Eucharist preparation program for this year will be mostly virtual, but we’ll have some online community-building as part of the program, too.  We’ll use various tools including video lessons with Mrs. Cathcart and Father Rob, family lessons using the God’s Gift: First Eucharist book, and a final small-group in-person meeting and practice.  Families may choose one of four weekends during the summer to celebrate their child’s First Eucharist at one of our regular Mass times, with our Blessed Sacrament community as witness to the special event.   For more information or to register, visit the Sacramental Preparation page on our parish website, or contact Corinne Cathcart at corinnec@blessed-midland.org.

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.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Join us for Mass to celebrate the Savior’s birth!

Christmas Eve Mass Times:

4:00pm (outdoors, weather permitting)*
7:00pm (livestream)**

* If the weather does not cooperate, we will move inside. There will be overflow seating available in the Parish Center. This Mass will only be livestreamed if it is held indoors.
** There will be overflow seating available in the Parish Center. Everyone is invited to join us in person or via livestream

Christmas Day Mass Times:

8:30am
11:00am (outdoors, weather permitting)

Join us to celebrate Mary, Mother of God on December 31st at 6:00pm.
This Mass will also be livestreamed via our YouTube page.

Little Books for Advent and Christmas are Virtual!

Help Keep Our Community Safe- A Special Message from Fr. Rob

Please help us keep our community safe by always wearing a mask when you are in church at Mass or in the Parish Center. Thank you for your cooperation!

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