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.
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 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.
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.
The Blessed Sacrament Religious Gift Shop is located in the Narthex of our Church and is open before and after weekend Masses.
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.
The BSCC Mens Club mission is to provide fellowship among men of the parish while strengthening Blessed Sacraments community through parish activities. The Mens Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM in the Ministry Building. The meeting is usually preceded by a social half hour of food and beverages. We also have speakers give short presentations on various topics of interest to the members.
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.
The Nursery Ministry provides a safe and clean environment for children 9 months (mobile) through 4 years so that parents can participate fully in the life of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community. This growing ministry currently provides services by loving, responsible and experienced volunteers on Sundays at the 10:00am Mass and the 12:00pm Mass.
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.
Resurrection Choir is comprised of volunteer men and women who want to share their musical talents by providing beautiful music for families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This ensemble sings at funerals and rehearses as needed Membership in the ensemble is open to all interested vocalists beyond High School, and by audition for section/part placement at the discretion of the ensemble director.
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 womens 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.