Eucharistic Adoration is simply our response to Jesus' love for us, whereby each of us is willing to spend a quiet holy hour of prayer in His Eucharistic Presence once a week on a regular basis. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place Tuesday 9:00am-8:00pm in the Chapel.
The role of Altar Server is a privileged ministry of boys or girls who are regular parishioners and who have received the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist and are continuing their formation through our Religious Education Program. Altar Servers prepare the altar for Mass and assist the Priest during weekend Masses, Holy Day Masses, Funerals and Weddings.
Interested in design or decorating? The Art & Environment Committee needs your help in decorating the worship environment in our church with each passing liturgical season. We welcome your creative ideas, your talents, and your service to enhance the worship experience during any given liturgical season.
Makes stoles for the infants who are baptized at Blessed Sacrament. Volunteers are needed who have a little spare time to make these garments and can sew a simple straight seam and embroider by hand or by machine. Instructions are provided.
Have you lost a loved one? In the Order of Christian Funerals, the church asks that the entire community be involved in ministering to the family of the deceased. If you have a gift of compassion, consider involvement in this ministry.
The Cantor Ministry is designed to help lead our congregation in prayer through song. This group meets at various times throughout the year to rehearse music for the upcoming liturgical season, and follows a rotating schedule, which is carefully balanced to meet the needs for weekend Masses and special liturgy celebrations.
Prayer is a loving exchange with God. When we learn to receive the gift of Gods presence, through loving silence, we are able to develop our personal relationship with Him. One way to receive this gift is through centering prayer, traditionally known as contemplative prayer. This type of prayer enables us to rest in God, leading to a more intimate relationship with Him.
Our support group meets for a period of Silent Centering Prayer, followed by Lectio Divina. the reading and meditation on the Gospel, sharing and book study. Past book readings have included Thomas Merton New Seeds of contemplation, Jean- Pierre De Caussade Sacrament of the Present Moment, and the Cloud of Unknowing. We are currently reading Thomas Keating Intimacy with God.
Children's Choir is open to all students in grades K-8, and is an opportunity for children to serve our church through song. Children's Choir sings once a month at the Sunday noon Mass throughout the year, including Christmas Eve and Palm Sunday Masses, and also sings at special events throughout the community.
Contemporary Ensemble, for both vocalists and instrumentalists, prepares a variety of music from traditional to contemporary and leads the assembly at the 5:00PM liturgy each Sunday. Accompanied by piano and other instrumentalists, the ensemble explores music with a more contemporary style, while preserving the integrity and meaning of traditional music and scripture. Membership in the ensemble is open to all interested vocalists and instrumentalists of at least High School age, and by individual audition
The Blessed Sacrament Council of Catholic Women was established to serve the pastor and the church, to provide spiritual and social benefits for its members by maintaining a Christian atmosphere, and to provide the enjoyment of fellowship, where friendships can grow and be strengthened. The BSCCW meets the third Tuesday of the month (September-April) at 12 noon in the Parish Social Hall.
This vibrant group is comprised of enthusiastic ladies who serve Our Lord through commitment and service to the parish and the community. The BSCCW raises funds for the parish and local charities through a weekly Bingo (Oct.-May) and various annual events (i.e., Rummage Sale, Fashion Show, etc.). The Council sponsors a seminarian, hosts the Confirmation Reception, attends an Annual Retreat, participates in the World Day of Prayer, and has several outings to restaurants and places of interest. The BSCCW is a member of the People of Faith, an organization of women and men from local Christian churches.
A universal feast of the church, Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter. At Mass, receive the promise Jesus gave to St. Faustina for those who receive Holy Communion on this day. The soul that will go to confession (during Lent) and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sin and punishment. (Diary 699) .
The Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy Cenacle Prayer Circle study the messages and promises given to St. Faustina by Jesus.
This is a ministry for adults and confirmed young adults, and is an opportunity to share your faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ through the act of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ.
The Parish Finance Committee serves as an advisory body to the pastor and the Parish Pastoral Council in the administration and stewardship of parish finances, budget, parish facilities, and long-range financial development. Mandated by canon law, parish finance councils, like parish pastoral councils, are consultative bodies:
Each parish is to have a Finance Council which is regulated by universal law as well as by norms issued by the diocesan bishop; in this council the Christian faithful, selected according to the same norms, aid the pastor in the administration of parish goods. (Canon 537)
Members of the Finance Council are appointed by the pastor on the basis of their expertise in matters related to accounting and finance, investment management, fundraising/development, budget, engineering, and law. The three-to-five-member Finance Council receives support and guidance from the diocesan Department of Finance.
The Parish Finance Committee and the Parish Pastoral Council function interdependently; it is essential that they communicate with one another in furthering the parish mission.
Come join us in praise and worship to our Lord Jesus. Come and see how the Holy Spirit guides your life.
The Blessed Sacrament Religious Gift Shop is located in the Narthex of our Church and is open before and after weekend Masses.
Instrumentalists add beauty and color to our music ministry. If you play an instrument and are interested in joining mass celebrations, please contact the Music Office for an audition. Aside from special liturgy celebrations, instrumentalists traditionally participate in the Contemporary Ensemble.
The Knights of Columbus are an international Catholic men’s fraternal organization. Only practical Catholic men, in good standing with the Catholic Church, 18 years and older can join. We are dedicated to corporal works of mercy in the service of God and our neighbor.
The Blessed Sacrament Council works to follow the example of our founder Father Michael J. McGivney who started the order to provide for the widows and orphans of it’s members. Our primary function aside from supporting the Church and defending our faith is raising money and providing services to aid other needs in our community. Some of those functions and needs are:
Outward Sign – financial & knight power
Lake Hill School for the Handicapped – financial & handicapped wheelchairs
Building Block Ministry – financial and bingo for the handicapped clients
Baby Bottle Boomerang – financial for the JMJ Pregnancy Support Center
Cornerstone Hospice House – financial
Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation – financial
Morning Star – financial
Special Olympics – financial
Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need cooked and served by Knights
Provided Thanksgiving meals to Santo Toribio Roma Mission and Lake Hill School
Lenten meal for parishioners
Financial and physical support for parish projects
Catholic gifts (bibles, etc.) for the children receiving sacraments
Families in need
Many Knights serve as Pastoral Lay Ministers in support of the Church
Lead a Family Rosary service prior to our meetings each month.
Our principals are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Most men who join remain members for life. If you are interested in serving your church and community contact us:
Leo Brand SKLB1444@GMAIL.COM 813-624-3889
Karl Grabowski 973-687-2716
The Purpose of our Organization is to provide fellowship among the men of the parish, while strengthening Blessed Sacrament’s community through parish activities.
Membership is open to all men who are members of Blessed Sacrament Church who are 21 years of age or older. The Pastor and all parish clergy are honorary members. Father Roy is our Chaplain.
Dues are five dollars ($5.00) per year.
The Men’s Club has the following elected officers: 1) President 2) Vice President 3) Secretary and 4) Treasurer. Term of office is two (2) years. The Officers of the BSCC Men’s Club would like to welcome you to join our organization to become an active member of our Catholic community.
General Meetings are held on the second (2) Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm from January through December. We meet in the Ministry Building with a light meal at 6:30 pm. Occasionally we have a guest speaker followed by a standard meeting agenda.
The Men’s Club was formed to provide parish men a meaningful organization in which to belong and participate in. The goal was to organize, provide fellowship, and to help the Parish in its endeavors to spread the work of God by providing time and talent when needed.
Our fund raising Activities are:
Parish Community Pancake Breakfast on the first Sunday of every month. Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes and Sausage are served along with Coffee and Orange Juice. We serve after the 8:00 am and 10:00 am Masses.
An Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner is served in March. We have Door Prizes, Cash Drawings and Bagpipe Music. We serve Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots.
An Annual Polish Dinner is served in the Middle of October. Pierogis, Golumpki-Stuffed Cabbage, and Kielbasa with Sauerkraut are offered.
Our club sponsors one Lenten Meal on a Friday after the Stations of the Cross. Donations only.
Other Activities are:
Participate in the “40 Hours of Devotion” in the middle of January (6 am until 8 am).
We provide manpower for Parish activities when requested.
We attend Mass as a group on a Sunday in October.
We have a Club Picnic in October. It is a fun afternoon with Potluck meals, Steak and Chicken.
In December, our meeting is a Christmas Dinner with our wives. This year the Dinner will be at Trilogy.
The Ministers of Hospitality have a special role at every parish liturgy, supported by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In their welcoming and Christ-like attitude, ministers of hospitality ensure that the faithful see and experience the love of Christ.
This ministry is comprised of caring and prayerful parishioners, committed to bringing the Body of Christ and the Word of God to those unable to join their faith community at the Table of the Lord. They visit local nursing homes, assisted living centers, the hospital, homes of the sick and shut-in, and the Mike Conley Hospice House by scheduled weekly arrangement.