CELEBRATING OUTDOOR MASS ON THE PATIO AT
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH
Diocesan Development Fund (DDF). Established in 1989, the DDF provides a source of finance and credit for capital expenditure in the works of the Church and provides funds for welfare and pastoral programs in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta. The DDF provides finance for capital projects and investment services, along with financial services to diocesan agencies, Ministries, parishes and schools. The DDF strives to provide a small surplus which is used by the Bishop for the pastoral and liturgical works of the Church.
MANY RESTRICTIONS HAD LIFTED 26 JUNE, 2021 IN OUR PLACE OF WORSHIP BUT NOW
EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2021, Due to the spike in the Delta Virus cases, Masks in the church are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED but not mandatory at this time. 1. No Limitation on seating capacity in the church, however, we are STRONGLY encouraged to maintain at least a three feet distance. 2. Masks are strongly recommended by all no matter if you are vaccinated or not. We are on the honor system. 3. Holy Communion, single line with 3 fr distance will contine. 4. Dispensation from Sunday Mass and Holy Days has been lifted as of 1 July 21 except for those who are 65 years and older or with sickness or disability will continue to be excused. 5. Live Stream for Blessed Sacrament Church ended as of 1 July 2021. 6 Singing is now permitted by choirs and Congregation. 7. Missalettes and Music Issue Books are still not allowed in the pews for common shared use but you can pick up one in the back of the church to bring back and forth to Mass. 8. Bulletins have returned 31 July. 9. Our Father, Sign of Peace, no holding hands or physical contact. Let us continue to be vigilant and safe.
MASS SCHEDULE DURING PANDEMIC (Now in the church as of 17 Feb.)
Mass is limited to 50% capacity. Only 110 maximum. Patio will be open to accommodate excess.
Saturday Confession in the Hospitality Room. 3:30 to 4:15 pm.
Saturday indoor Mass is at 4:30 pm.
Sunday indoor Mass will be at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
Daily Mass is at 8:00 am, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. First Friday, 9:00 am.
Inez Ogaldez Funeral will be Thursday the 22nd of July at 11:00 am. Rosary at 10:00 am.
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. AMEN.
GIVING TO YOUR CHURCH
Weekly Offerings can be dropped off at the church office and placed in the locked black box next to the office door. You can also mail your donations to the office. ONLINE GIVING is also available for your convenience. ONLINE GIVING gives you the opportunity to donate to other funds such as DDF, Maintenance, Education, Special collections and also weekly intentions. Just click on the ONLINE GIVING LINK BELOW. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
A BIG THANK YOU to Mr. McBride for providing brand new chairs and cold water for our outdoor Mass and cleaning the patio. Thank you George Collard, George Hall, Bob Bowman, Butch Jeresek and their maintenance crew for putting tents and awnings up and keeping our church working well and looking great. Thank you to all our Ushers for all you do to keep our church open for Mass and enforcing Diocesan guidelines. Thank you Bud and Betty Garrett for the awnings you provided years ago that are really coming in handy for our outdoor Mass. Thank you to our Staff and Liturgy team and our Task Force team for working together to keep our little church open. Thank you Lois and Jerry Phipps and her crew for keeping our Thift Shop open and providing assistance to the homeless and desparately needed income for our church. And last but not least, Thank You Fr. Uju for being our devoted leader and spiritual director.
NEED SCRIP! We still have scrip available to sell at the office on Monday mornings. You can also click on the SCRIP button to the right and set up an account to have scrip mailed directly to your home. If you have any questions, please call Cindy at 760-985-4000 or the Parish Office.
OUR BLESSED MOTHER, Please pray for us that this pandemic ends quickly so we may be able to go back and pray together in God's House.
SPECIAL PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTY
Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States of America, Intercede for our country. We ask that you take us all under your mantle, and with your powerful intercession, help us "form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for a common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." Amen.
BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS ITEMS FOR SALE
Blessed Sacrament Church.
SPRING COMBINED COLLECTION
Your Contribution will help many organizations such as:
Catholic Campaign for Human Development Catholic Communication Campaign
Catholic Relief Services.
Bishop Rojas takes helm in San Bernardino diocese starting 28 December, 2020.
Congratulations and our prayers for both Bishop Rojas, our new Chief Shepherd, and Bishop Emeritus Barnes.
You can go to EWTN on your TV local listings to watch Mass. Here are the listings, Direct TV channel 370, Dish TV channel 261, Spectrum channel 460. The Diocese also live streams daily and weekend MASS.
BLESSED SACRAMENT PRAYER LIST
Please continue to pray for all those on our parish sick list.
Please consider volunteering one day a week from 9:00 to 2:00 at our Thrift Shop. They are in need of helpers to work in the back pricing and putting items on the shelf and also someone to run the desk, ringing up customers and taking their money. They are currently only open four days a week. If they had more volunteers, they would be able to open more days. If you are interested, please call Manager Lois Phipps at 760-220-7330
NEW PROTOCOL FOR RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION ON THE TONGUE
As of 25 March, we have received a New Protocol regarding the reception of Holy Communion. Bishop Rojas has reinstated the Reception of Holy Communion on the tongue. However, we ask that those of you wishing to receive Holy Communion on the tongue to remain standing in your pew until the end of the line of those receiving in the hand so the Ushers will recognize you and guide you from the back to the front to receive Communion on the tongue.
Fr. Eliseus Uju
MAGGIE JONES, BUD GARRETT, MARY NISHIOKA,
PETER GAY, PEGGY BURKE, DANA RENEE CASEY, MARCUS LAMPKIN, GEORGE COLLARD,
If you would like to add a parishioner with a long term illness to this list, please contact Cindy at 760-985-4000 or the parish office.
Greeting for the 18 th Sunday in
Ordinary Time Good Afternoon/Morning and Welcome to Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Community No Second Collection.
This weekend we celebrate the 18 th Sunday in Ordinary Time with our
Celebrant Father Eliseus. If you have a Missal, our Readings can be found on pages 37 to 39.
Due to the increase of COVID Delta Variant cases, masks in the church are
strongly recommended but are not mandatory at this time. We continue to have seating on the patio for those of us who are not comfortable with being inside the Church right now.
Remember that children must be accompanied by an adult to use the
restroom in order to ensure that the restroom is properly sanitized.
1. You will be directed by an Usher during Holy Communion beginning with those in the front pews.
2. Please Maintain the 3ft. distance. 3. Remember to use hand sanitizer before you leave your seat.
4. Those of us receiving Communion on the tongue should remain seated until directed by an Usher to come forward. Remember that the Ushers will dismiss us at the end of Mass from the back to the front.
Announcements for the 18 th Sunday in Ordinary Time
USHERS: No Second Collection. As mentioned in the Greeting, due to the spike in COVID Delta
virus cases, masks in Church are now strongly recommended, but not mandatory at this time.
Our Parish Office will remain closed to the general public effective immediately. Masks inside the office are mandatory. Please call the office with your questions or needs and we will return your call
as soon as possible. Those who cannot attend Mass because of age (65 years and older)
or disability will continue to be excused and encouraged to make Sundays Holy and to watch the Mass on EWTN. Jane Smith’s Funeral will be on Saturday, August 21 st at 11:00 AM with a Rosary preceding the Mass at 10:00 AM. Remember to wait for the Ushers to dismiss you from the back to the front at the end of Mass.
Those of you who would like to help us sanitize after Mass, please see one of the Ushers.
All of these Announcements are posted on the Blessed Sacrament website, on the door of the Church office, and on our bulletin board on the patio.
Mass Intentions for the 18 th Sunday in Ordinary Time
For the safety of our servicemen and women abroad, for our Police Men and Women who protect us, for all First Responders and Firemen, and for all who live with war and violence.
Let us pray to the Lord.
4:30 We Pray for the Repose of the Souls of: Robert Sr. and Ann Bowman, SgtMaj
Johann and Linda Kirschinger, and Jane Smith We Pray for Healing for: George Collard
8:00 We Pray for the Repose of the Soul of: Jane Smith We Pray for Healing for: Kimmy
Andreshak, George Collard, and Mary Nishioka
10:30 We Pray for the Repose of the Souls of: Frances and Robert Dehner and Jane Smith
We Pray for healing for: George Collard
An Act of Spiritual Communion
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Beautiful new lighting installed 2017.
Pictures from our Confirmation Mass with Fr. Uju and Bishop Rojas, Tuesday, 15 September 20.
ARTICLE RAN 17 SEPTEMBER 2015
Founded in 1940, Blessed Sacrament is a community concentrated on revitalizing the parish with special concern for its children and youth and renewal in liturgical study learned.
Administrator: Rev. Eliseus Uju
PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
Due to the spike in the Delta virus cases, our Parish Office will remain closed to the general public effective immediately. Masks inside the office are mandatory. Please call the office with your questions or needs and we will return your call as soon as possible. 760-367-3343
LIVE STREAMING MASS SUNDAYS @ 10:30 AM
(Live Stream ENDED as of 1 July 2021)