March 19

Throughout the Dioceses within the state of Florida, effective at the end of the day, regularly scheduled celebration of Masses and other liturgical events for the faithful are suspended until further notice. This is being done in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Masses will be available for lives stream at www.mybscc.org/live or Live on YouTube at the following times and will remain available for viewing:

  • Weekday Masses on Live Stream
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM Daily Mass in English
    Tuesday, 9:30 AM Daily Mass in Spanish
  • Sunday Masses on Live Stream
    Saturday, 4:00 PM in English
    Saturday 5:30 PM in Spanish

Priests will continue to celebrate daily Mass for the intentions of the faithful, sadly without your presence.

For emergency situations, parish staff will work to identify a priest for their urgent pastoral needs.

To ensure we are exercising prudence and observing social distancing, the parish office is available to assist via telephone or email.

  • (352) 394-3562
  • info@mybscc.org

 


March 16

Out of an abundance of caution for the people of the parish, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is taking the following steps to ensure their protection and assist with our nation’s preventive efforts. This message is an update to the message delivered March 13.

Worship

  • Sunday’s 5:00 PM Mass (originally scheduled until Palm Sunday) will be suspended immediately.
  • Stations of the Cross have been suspended. CLICK HERE for resources (including audio) to pray this devotion at home.
  • Live stream broadcasts will be available at the following Masses online at www.mybscc.org/live or Live on Facebook. We are aware of the technical difficulties we had due to the overwheming response last weekend and are working to have those resolved.
    • Saturday, 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, 6:00 PM (Spanish)
    • Sunday, 10:00 AM
  • The following are excused from the obligation to attend Mass:
    • Faithful at particular risk by reason of age or existing health conditions.
    • Faithful who are sick, or experiencing symptoms of sickness.
  • We invite the faithful to reverently receive the Eucharist in their hands. This directive is motivated by care and concern for the health of our people, especially those who are most vulnerable.
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be suspended effective March 24. The church will remain open during office hours for those who wish to visit the tabernacle and pray in the presence of Jesus.

 

Ministries, Organizations, & Events

All events outside of Daily and Weekend Masses are suspended through April 13.

 

Parish Administration

The parish staff has been asked to suspend all non-essential in-person appointments until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and patience as navigate through uncharted territory while trying our best to remain healthy. Staff members are still available via phone and email.


March 13

Out of an abundance of caution for the people of the parish, Blessed Sacrament will take the following steps to ensure their protection and assist with our nation’s preventive efforts.

Worship

  • We will continue to follow our regular Mass schedule.
  • Holy Water stoops at the entrance of the church will be emptied.
  • Faithful who are sick, or experiencing symptoms of sickness, are excused from the obligation to attend Mass (and out of charity ought not attend). A live stream broadcast of Mass is available on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 10:00 AM online at http://www.mybscc.org/live
  • Those at particular risk by reason of age or existing health conditions are excused from the obligation to attend Mass. We encourage participation in the celebration of Mass broadcast on Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 10:00 AM online at http://www.mybscc.org/live
  • We invite the faithful to reverently receive the Eucharist in their hands. This directive is motivated by care and concern for the health of our people, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Religious Education & Faith Formation

The following are suspended through March 29, 2020 and will be re-evaluated as circumstances change.

  • K-12 Religious Education Classes
  • Adult Faith Formation Bible Studies
  • Youth Group Meetings
  • Christ Renews His Parish Retreat (to be rescheduled)

Pastoral Care & Ministry to the Sick

  • Distribution of Communion to our local facilities and home-bound will be suspended.
  • In the coming days, our parish priests will work to ensure all of the Catholic residents of the facilities we visit who have not already been anointed receive Anointing of the Sick.
  • Ministers to the Sick will continue to stay in touch with the home-bound they visit via telephone.
  • Priests will be available for a life-threatning need for Anointing of the Sick.
Blessed Sacrament continues to rely on your support throughout these coming weeks. If you will not be attending Mass but don’t want to miss making your regular donation, CLICK HERE to continue your support online.
Lastly, but most importantly, we pray for those who are suffering in the current outbreak of sickness that they might be healed, and for those who have died from this sickness in recent weeks.  We pray for scientists, health professionals, public officials, and all who are serving the common good in this difficult and uncertain time, that they will be filled with wisdom and understanding.  We pray that in times of illness our merciful and loving Father will strengthen our faith and trust in his goodness and divine providence and that our compassionate Father would touch all affected by the current outbreak with healing and peace.
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