The Pastoral Council performs a very important service to the Pastor and staff in planning for the future growth of Blessed Sacrament and helps ensure that our Parish remains spiritually vibrant. It is advisory to Pastor with main responsibly of:
- Promotes Catholic Worship
- Promotes parishioner engagement and spiritual growth
- Plans for the needs of the Church and community
- Promotes Pastoral outreach
Pastoral Council Members
Fr. Rob Howe, Pastor
Patrick Regier, Business Manager
Lyn Pajk, Director of Faith Formation
Patrick Bevier, Principal
Finance & Asset Council
Finance & Asset Council
The Finance Council is required by the Diocese to assist the Pastor in the administration of the goods of the Parish and keep the Parish financially viable. It is advisory to Pastor with the main responsibly of:
- Review the financial statement
- Review cash flow current and long term needs
- Assist in annual budget
- Monitor the Parish’s physical assets
- Ensures the long term financial viability of the Parish
Finance & Asset Council Members
Patrick Regier, ex officio
Fr. Rob Howe, Pastor
Christian Service Commission
The Ladies of Blessed Sacrament
All women registered at Blessed Sacrament Parish are automatically members.
The Ladies of Blessed Sacrament Parish provide opportunities for involvement in the following:
- Rummage Sales – Spring and Fall
- Church Women United
- Funeral Dinners
- Annual Alternative Gift Fair
- Cinnamon Roll Bakes
- Blanket Sunday
- Altar Care
- Church donations and donations for local organizations in need
To provide opportunities for women parishioners to become involved in social and service activities and raise funds for and distribute funds to charitable projects within the parish and the Saginaw Diocese.
When We Meet
Meetings are held once a month, usually on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm in the Parish Center, from September through May for approximately 2 hours. Otherwise, hours required depends on the activities the volunteer chooses to participate in.
If you would like to participate, come to our next meeting or call any of the Board Members listed below:
President: Eileen Foster | (989) 631-9597
Secretary: Elaine White | (989) 573-0195
Treasurer: Tana Zemanek | (989) 631-1368
Programs: Judy Kawiecki
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Knights of Columbus
Knights are committed to making the world a better place for everyone to live in. Our main objective as Catholic men is to live the ways of Christ. You too can help demonstrate how a good Christian should follow Christ’s teachings.
The council was chartered in 2004 with 35 members and has grown to about 80 members. We are a Parish based council. This means our mission puts its special emphasis on strongly supporting our parish and priests in any way we can.
Council meetings are held in the Blessed Sacrament Parish Center the Second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Grand Knight | Joe Ryan
Supreme Council Website | www.kofc.org
Michigan Council Website| www.mikofc.org
Current Activities We Support
Several times a year we organize and run blood drives at the parish center.
Youth Basket Ball Free Throw Contest
Each January we host a basketball free throw championship. Winners can go on to district, then state contests.
We hold several Soup Suppers fall and winter. We use proceeds to support seminarians studying for the priesthood and parish youth activities.
The Knights are the grill masters for the parish picnic, working with other groups to help make this event a fun-filled success each summer.
Other activities include supporting widows and orphans, Holy Cross Children’s Services, Special Religious Education (SPRED), the youth chili cook-off content, Right to Life activities, and all national and state K of C Charities.
Key Drivers for Knights
As Knights, our faith is our foundation. We support religious outreach and support and promote religious vocations.
Knights participate in drives to help troubled youth. Knights raise money for individuals who are mentally challenged with our annual Tootsie Roll drive. Knights support Special Olympics.
Serving families is what we do. We provide assistance and support when and where needed. The main mission is to take care of the widow and the orphan.
We conduct youth-based programs such as the Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship. We support other actives such as Youth outreach retreats.
To be a Knight means to believe in each other as we believe in ourselves. Councils hold activities that foster fraternal bonds between members. Much of our fraternal activity involves the members doing things to support the parish or some other charitable work for our community or those who are identified to be in need. A favorite of members is to cut firewood in the fall to help those who need wood to heat their homes in winter.
- K of C Insurance
One of the highest rated in the nation
- Columbia Magazine
The Order’s monthly publication
- Widow benefits
- Orphan benefits
- K of C Annuity for members