Service – Outreach

The Knights of Columbus is an international organization of more than 1.8 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need. Our Council at Blessed Sacrament has grown to over 200 men of faith and action. Charity within the parish and the local community is our primary focus.

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.

If you can use a telephone, then you can serve on the praise and petition prayer line. This ministry provides a network of support for anyone who is in need of prayers or who wants to offer thanksgiving for prayers answered.

The Prison Ministry goes to the Lake Correctional Facility in Clermont every Tuesday to minister to the inmates. Tuesday is known as “Catholic Tuesday” among the inmates. Bible Study, using the Great Adventure Time Line (Salvation History), is a weekly activity from 9:00am to 11:00am. A Eucharistic service is done on Tuesday between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Once a month a mass is celebrated at the prison by one of the priests in our parish. RCIA preparations are given to those who wish to receive the sacraments or want to become a Catholic. Spiritual guidance and counseling are also given. We fulfill what Jesus’ said in the Beatitudes: “I was in prison and you visited me.”

The Prison Ministry goes to the Lake Correctional Facility in Clermont every Tuesday to minister to the inmates. RCIA preparations are given to those who wish to receive the sacraments or want to become a Catholic. Spiritual guidance and counseling are also given. We fulfill what Jesus’ said in the Beatitudes: “I was in prison and you visited me.”

Motivated by the life of St. Thérése of the Child Jesus, St. Thérése’ Circle women are dedicated to making a difference in our parish community through our “Small Acts of Love” that make a big difference. The Giving Angel Christmas Tree and Rosary Making Ministry are two of the service activities for St. Thérése’ Circle. We find our mission through scripture; 2 Corinthians 5:14, “For the love of Christ impels us!”

This women’s group is ideally designed for the women of our parish who can meet once a month in the evening. Activities and meetings offer spiritual enrichment, fellowship and service.