CURRENT MASS SCHEDULE DURING PANDEMIC
All Liturgy celebrations will continue to be outdoors on the church patio until further notice.
Saturday Confessions on the Patio at 3:30 pm
Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm on the Patio
Sunday outdoor Mass and Live Stream on the Patio at 8:00 am.
First Friday Mass at 8:00 am as of 2 October 20.
Daily Mass at 8:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
All Saints (Holy Day) Sunday during regular Mass at 8:00 am on the patio.
All Souls Monday 1st November, @ 9:00 am on the patio.
Thanksgiving Day Mass, 26 November @ 9:00 am on the patio.
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.
Greeting for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 - 18 Oct 2020
Second Collection for World Mission Sunday
As I just mentioned, we have a Second Collection for World Mission Sunday this weekend. Covid-19 Restrictions prohibit us from passing out
envelopes, but we encourage you to give what you can in the Second Collection. You can also go to the World Mission Sunday button on our
website to donate to this at another time if you would like. Please remember to be respectful of those of us who are trying to pray quietly before Mass begins.
A FEW REMINDERS:
DO NOT MOVE OR DRAG your chair. The chairs are placed according to Social Distance. Please remember that the phone is very sensitive to noise.
Children must be accompanied by an adult to use the restroom in order to ensure that the restroom is properly sanitized. This weekend we celebrate The Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time with our celebrant Fr. Eliseus and we thank & praise God that we can be here worshipping together.
The directives from our Bishops for Social Distance & Masks are still the same.
1. You will be directed by an Usher during Holy Communion. 2. Please Maintain the 6ft. distance. 3. Remember to use hand sanitizer before you leave your seat.
4. Receive IN THE HAND ONLY. The Ushers will also dismiss us at the end of Mass in the same way.
Announcements for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 17-18 Oct. 2020
Announcements for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time As you know, Scrip is available at the office on Monday mornings and on our website
at any time. See Cindy Minarik after the 8 o’clock Mass if you’d like to buy Scrip on Sunday morning. Don’t forget that our website is the best way to stay in touch with our Parish & Diocese and, as we said in the Greeting, there is a button on our website for Mission Sunday this weekend’s second collection.
If you’re interested in receiving the “Byte”, our Diocesan newspaper, make sure that you respond to one of the options on the back of the “Byte” that we recently received in the mail. The Department of Communications at the Diocese is offering a Zoom Specialization course on Wednesday, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 & Nov. 18 from 6:00-8:00PM. Please call the office if you’re interested in participating. If you haven’t already contacted Cindy Minarik, we’d like to ask all Ministry Heads to
provide Cindy with information about your Ministry so she can put it on our website. Please send your information to email@example.com
For those of you who are still not familiar with the EWTN network and website, please take a minute to see what is there for us at this time when we cannot gather
easily. We cannot have Devotions, etc. in our churches, but EWTN is able to provide those for us via television and on their website. Take a few minutes and see what you’ve been missing. Our General Election is coming up very soon. EWTN has published a voting guide for our use. You can find it at the EWTN website along the top under VOTING GUIDE. You can also go to www. Ewtn.com/vote. We have also put a copy of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship in the
bulletin board around the corner. Those of you who would like to help us sanitize after Mass, please see one of the Ushers. Please be sure to wait for the Ushers to dismiss you at the end of Mass before you leave your seat. All of these Announcements are posted on the Blessed Sacrament website,
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 - 18 Oct 2020
Mass Intentions for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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.
4:30 P.M. For the Repose of the Souls of: Robert Sr. & Ann Bowman,
SgtMaj Johann & Linda Kirshchinger, Jimmie McMullen, Joan Miller & Frances Dehner,
We also pray for the Cisneros Family, for the conversion of the Miller Family
And, we pray for Healing for Lee Baillie
8:00 A.M. We Pray for the Repose of the Soul of Frances Dehner,
We Pray for Healing for Mary Nishioka & Brian Slusser & Lee Baillie
And, for birthday blessings for Mitchell Harkely & Jim Minarik
We also pray for peace in our country, for God’s Will to be done in the upcoming elections and for all
those affected by the many Fires & Hurricanes.
FOR ALL THE INTENTIONS THAT WE HOLD IN THE SILENCE OF OUR HEARTS
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 above and set up an account to have scrip mailed directly to your home.
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.
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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.
The Parish Excellence Awards recognizes parishes who have exemplified mission-driven innovation during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Awards across 16 categories will be announced during the virtual Parish Excellence Summit (November 9-13). You can nominate Blessed Sacrament Parish for recognition of this effort. Nominate them to be honored in the Parish Excellence Awards by clicking the button below!
Fr. Eliseus Uju
Beautiful new lighting installed 2017.
Pictures from our Confirmation Mass with Fr. Uju and Bishop Rojas, Tuesday, 15 September 20.
EWTN will begin a NOVENA TO THE MOTHER OF GOD FOR OUR NATION. The Novena will take place immediately following the daily televised Mass and at other times during the day. This will begin September 29th on EWTN. Click the blue link below to get your free eBook Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation to help you participate in this important devotion.
LIVE STREAMING MASS SUNDAYS @ 8:00 AM
CELEBRATING OUTDOOR MASS ON THE PATIO AT
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH
Administrator: Rev. Eliseus Uju
Click below for the video message.
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.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
This is a letter from Bishop Barnes and Bishop Rojas, Please read their message on the effects of Covid 19 in our Church Community.
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.