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.
WE ARE NOW IN THE "ORAGNE TIER"
We offer thanks to Our Lord for us moving into the orange tier. Due to the Supreme Court ruling last Friday the 9th of April, restrictions on capacity limits to all houses of worship have increased to 50% effective the 17th of April. The Bishop has also approved that social distancing will reduce to 3 ft. between congregants. Our priest can continue to deliver the homily without a mask or shield if he is at least 12 feet from another person. Singing and chanting is still permitted with the same restrictions. Singers must be at lease 6 feet from one another and 12 feet from the congregation which is difficult in our little church. Singers must also wear a mask to sing which is very difficult to do Books are still not allowed and we cannot encourage the congregation to sing when inside. We continue to pray that these restrictions improve so we can actually put them to use in our little church. We Praise God for being together and worshipping indoors.
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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PARISH OFFICE WILL OPEN BACK UP ON 8 MARCH, 21!
Bishop Rojas has allowed Parish offices to reopen on the 8th of March. There will be stipulations so please call ahead for what you may need. Please leave a message if no one answers and someone will get back to you. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
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,
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: 01 - 02 MAY 2021, FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Greeting for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Good Afternoon/Morning and Welcome to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community
NO Second Collection, This weekend we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter and we welcome back our celebrant Father Mike
McCullough. This weekend is also the First Full weekend of May so Father Mike will be blessing those of us with Birthdays & Anniversaries during the month of May. If you have a Missal, our Readings can be found on pages 90 & 91.
A FEW REMINDERS: We have chairs on the patio for overflow and for those of us who are not comfortable with being inside the Church
right now. Be respectful of those of who are trying to pray quietly before Mass begins. (10:30 Mass only) Don’t forget that the phone is very
sensitive to noise which can interfere with the sound on the Live Stream. Remember that 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 for Social Distance are now 3ft., and the wearing of Masks and the use of Hand Sanitizer before receiving Holy Communion remain in place.
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.
Announcements for Fifth Sunday of Easter , 01 - 02 May 21
Announcements for Fifth Sunday of Easter. USHERS: NO Second Collection. Once again, welcome back to Father Mike. We’re very happy to have you back with us for another few weeks. As we’ve been saying, the position for Secretary/Bookkeeper for Blessed Sacrament is now listed on the Employment link on the Diocesan Website. Resumes are now being accepted. The application period will be open until May
15 th . Once closed, we will be contacting eligible applicants for interviews. The position is advertised for both skills in hopes to find someone who can do both, but if not, then certainly an applicant who has secretarial skills. So, we encourage those who may not meet the bookkeeping qualifications to apply also. Father Mike has been looking for someone to help him with organizing paperwork & files at his home for 3-4 hours a week, but has not been able to find anyone as yet. He will be happy to compensate you for your time. He just needs
someone to help him straighten up his files, etc. If you can help him or if you know of anyone who might be able to help, please see Father after Mass. Although an email was sent out during the week, some of you may not know that our beloved Tom McBride passed away last Sunday, April 25 th . His funeral is scheduled for this Tuesday, May 4 th at 10:00 a.m. preceded by a Rosary at 9:30. All are welcome to attend. We will all miss him very much. 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.
Mass Intentions for Fifth Sunday in Easter, 01 - 02 May 21
Mass Intentions for the Fifth Sunday Of Easter. For the safety of our service men & women abroad, for our Police Men & 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 We Pray for the Repose of the Souls of: Robert Sr. & Ann Bowman and SgtMaj Johann & Linda Kirshchinger, Joan Miller, Olga Blue & ;
Tom McBride. We Pray for the Candelaria family and for the Conversion of the Miller family
8:00 We Pray for the Repose of the Souls of Flo & Stan Andreshak, Viola Klink & Tom McBride
We Pray for Healing for Mary Nishioka, & Peter Gay
10:30 We Pray for the Repose of the Souls of Karen Masterson & Tom McBride
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
Pictures from our Confirmation Mass with Fr. Uju and Bishop Rojas, Tuesday, 15 September 20.
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. 10:30 will be Live Streamed.
Daily Mass is at 8:00 am, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. First Friday, 9:00 am.
No Daily Mass during the week from 26 April to 21 May while Fr. Uju is away.
Funeral Mass for Tom McBride is Tuesday 4 May at 10:00 am, Rosary at 9:30
Funeral Mass for Viola Klink is 15 May at 1:00 pm, Rosary at 12:30
Funeral Mass for Maureen Meinhart is 15 May at 10:00 am, Rosary at 9:30
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!
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.
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.
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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.
CELEBRATING OUTDOOR MASS ON THE PATIO AT
BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH
LIVE STREAMING MASS SUNDAYS @ 10:30 AM
Beautiful new lighting installed 2017.
April 10 - 11 Maintenance and Education, April 24 -25 DDF, May 8 - 9 Maintenance and Education
May 22 - 23 DDF. June 5 - 6 Maintenance and Education, June 19 - 20 DDF