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.
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS ITEMS FOR SALE
Blessing in Thanksgiving for Fr. Mike McCullough Feb. 14, 2021
Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of Father Mike for the past few weeks. We have experienced Your Presence in the sacraments through Father Mike.
Help Father Mike to be strong in his vocation and continue to set his soul on fire with love for your people. Grant him the wisdom, understanding and strength he needs to
continue to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Give him the words he needs to spread the Gospel and allow him to continue to experience joy in his ministry. Help him to continue to be an instrument of your Divine Grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our
Greeting for the Second Sunday of Lent, 27- 28 Feb 2021
Good Morning/Evening and Welcome to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community
No Second Collection Today we celebrate The Second Sunday of Lent with our celebrant
Father Eliseus. We offer thanks to God and praise Him for the gift of being back inside of
our church to celebrate Mass. We are continuing to have chairs on the patio for overflow and for those of
us who are not comfortable with being inside the Church right now. A FEW REMINDERS:
Please remember, although we are inside once again, to be respectful of those of who are trying to pray quietly before Mass begins.
(9:00 Mass only) Please remember that the phone is very sensitive to noise which can interfere with the sound on the Live Stream.
Children must continue to be accompanied by an adult to use the restroom in order to ensure that the restroom is properly sanitized.
The directives from our Bishops for Social Distance & Masks are still the same.
1. You will be directed by an Usher during Holy Communion and they will begin with those in the back as they did when we were in the
church before. 2. Please Maintain the 6ft. distance. 3. Remember to use hand sanitizer before you leave your seat.
4. Receive IN THE HAND ONLY.
Announcements for the Second Sunday of Lent, 27 - 28 Feb 21
USHERS: NO Second Collection. Confessions will continue to remain in the Hospitality Room between 3:30 and 4:15
on Saturday afternoons. If we have high winds again like we’ve been having, Father will be in the Children’s Room in the back of the Church.
Please remember that Confessions are limited to 10 minutes each. If you need more time for counseling, Father will be happy to meet with you at another time. Daily Mass began again at 8:00 A.M. here inside the Church last Monday, February 22 nd . Remember that daily Masses are Monday through Thursday. We have resumed our Stations of the Cross at 6:00 P.M. on Friday evenings during
Lent. However, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO HAVE any Soup Suppers.
Please be sure to wait for the Ushers to dismiss you at the end of Mass before you leave your seat.
Those of you who would like to help us sanitize after Mass, please see one of the Ushers.
Mass Intentions for the Second Sunday of Lent, 27 - 28 February 2021
For the safety of our service men & women abroad, for our Policemen & Women who protect us, for all First Responders & Firemen and for all who live with war and violence. Let us pray to the Lord.
4:30 For the Repose of the Souls of: Robert Sr. & Ann Bowman and SgtMaj Johann & Linda Kirshchinger, Joan Miller, Patricia Garvey, Tony
Benevente & all Murder Victims everywhere We Pray for Healing for Lorraine Candelaria & Peggy Burke
We also Pray for the Conversion of the Miller Family
We Pray for the Repose of the Souls of all Murder Victims everywhere
8:00 We Pray for Healing for Marcus Lampkin, Peter Gay, Peggy Burke, Lorraine Candelaria, Viola Klink & Mary Nishioka
And, we Pray for Birthday Blessings for George Collard
10:30 We Pray for the Repose of the Souls of all Murder Victims everywhere
We Pray for Healing for Peggy Burke, Lorraine Candelaria, Viola Klink & Jason Michael
Blessed Sacrament Church.
PARISH OFFICE CONTINUES TO BE CLOSED!
Bishop Rojas has asked that Parish offices continue to be "shut-down", until 1 March 21, allowing only critical office staff to report to the worksite each day. .
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.
Fr. Eliseus Uju
MAGGIE JONES, BUD GARRETT, MARY NISHIOKA,
VIOLA KLINK, PETER GAY, PEGGY BURKE,
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.
MASS SCHEDULE DURING PANDEMIC (Now in the church as of 17 Feb.)
Mass is limited to 25% capacity. Only 55 maximum. Patio will be open to accommodate anyone who is beyond the 55 maximum capacity.
Our first indoor Mass will be on Ash Wednesday, 17 Feb 21. 9:00 am, 6:00 pm
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. 10:30 will be Live Streamed.
Daily Mass is at 8:00 am, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. First Friday, 9:00 am.
Stations of the Cross starting Friday the 19th of February at 6:00 pm. (No Singing Allowed)
Philomena Heitman's Funeral Mass Saturday, February 20th at 11:00 Live Streamed. Rosary 10:30.
Pick up your Contribution Envelopes in the Office. Scrip is sold on Monday mornings from 9 to 10:30.
Please mail or drop off your contributions to the church or use the secure mailbox next to the office door.
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.
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.
Beautiful new lighting installed 2017.
THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ALLOWING INDOOR WORSHIP 6 Feb 2021
We offer thanks to Our Lord for the Supreme Court decision allowing churches to return to indoor worship in California. Bishop Rojas has given us the directives needed for us to return to having indoor Mass. There are some changes that we must follow. Now you will begin seeing Fr. and Lectors wearing face shields and Masks. All Ushers are also now required to wear face shields and Masks. This is a precaution since these individuals are speaking and having both the mask and face shield will help the spread and particles in the air.
We also will see a diminished amount of parishioners in the church during Mass. There is a 25 % capacity allowed. That means we can only have 55 people in the church at one time. Anyone coming in late after that capacity has been reached will be asked to sit on the patio.
We want to do our best to follow the directives given to us by our Bishop so that indoor Mass doesn't return to the outdoor patio.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We praise God for allowing us to return to our beautiful little church.
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.
BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Administrator: Rev. Eliseus Uju
An Act of Spiritual Communion
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.
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.
CELEBRATING OUTDOOR MASS ON THE PATIO AT
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH
This is a letter from Bishop Barnes and Bishop Rojas, Please read their message on the effects of Covid 19 in our Church Community.
Pictures from our Confirmation Mass with Fr. Uju and Bishop Rojas, Tuesday, 15 September 20.
Click above for the video message.
LIVE STREAMING MASS SUNDAYS @ 10:30 AM