Christmas Shopping

Shopping. This may seem like a strange topic for this blog to focus on, but indulge me for a minute.  As we approach Advent, many of us will turn our minds to Christmas and buying presents for friends and family. We all do it, especially this time of year. Many of us will lament the…

A Spiritually Fulfilled and Active Parish

It is amazing how many events we have going on in our Parish in any given year. We are just coming from a successful Fall Festival and were able to enjoy a fun evening of Trunk or Treat this past weekend. Coming up we have a blood drive in December (stay tuned for more details!)…

A Fall Festival Review

Today is Oct. 26th! It is hard to believe that October is almost over and ever harder to believe that our Fall Festival has come and gone. I think I speak for everyone in saying that it was a Festival to remember! Our theme was “Is this heaven? No, it’s Blessed Sacrament”. Although that is…

Time and Talent

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least for the Volunteer Coordinator at Blessed Sacrament. Once again, it is time for Time & Talent surveys to be completed!! Ok, I completely understand if you don’t think that sounds very exciting. Where is the fun in filling out a survey? How can it possibly…

Catholic Witness Hour

An overview of Catholic Witness Hour that featured an inspiring talk by parishioner Deb Lundberg.

Fall Festival

Back in the Spring, Parish Community Life conducted a survey. Although there were a few purposes to the survey, one of the things the committee was hoping to find out was which Parish Events Parishioners enjoyed and supported the most. Well the results came back overwhelmingly in favor of Fall Festival. Admittedly, the committee was…

All Are Welcome

One of my favorite songs at our church is often sung by the Children’s Choir. The chorus goes: All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place. Why do I like this song so much? Well, it is upbeat and catchy, of course, but more importantly it speaks to the open welcoming…

Children of the Dump

You have probably heard by now that our shoe box program, or Children of the Dump is in full swing already this year. As you can see we have boxes upon boxes lining our hallway already and boxes are not even due in for another two weeks! It is one of the wonderful programs that…

Garage Sale 2017

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that we just wrapped up the 2017 Garage Sale and it is no exaggeration to say it was HUGE SUCCESS! The total money raised is still being counted, but that is only a small part of what success means. Thanks to the phenomenal planners/organizers…

Growing in faith and feeding others

Are you a gardener? I’m not. I had a garden as a child that my parents mainly took care of. Since then I have barely managed to keep a house plant alive for more than a month. That doesn’t mean I don’t understand or appreciate the work that goes into a garden though. A garden…

Giving of our Time

Last week on this blog we asked, “how will you answer the call”? This week, there are numerous examples of people answering their own personal call from God. The Children of the Dump project has begun and is off to a strong start. Our Parish Car Decals became available last week thanks to the hard…

How will you answer the call?

Last weekend Chris Evans became Deacon Chris Evans. This weekend we are celebrating his Deaconate Ordination after each mass. Becoming a Deacon is not an easy task. It requires 4 1/2 years of preparation by both the Deacon candidate and his wife (if he is married). That is an amazing commitment and a very sacrificial…