Exercise Because you Love your Body

“Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate it”. The above quote speaks volumes. Many of us equate exercising with being unhappy with how we look, but as Catholics we know we were all created perfectly in God’s image. Why then do we let ourselves become unhappy with our appearance? Autumn Calabrese, one…

Votive Candles

When I first came to this parish, someone gave me an article on small spaces. I forget the exact words, but the main idea was that there are spaces where you just feel closer to God. Whether it is the peaceful atmosphere, the location, the colors, or perhaps all of the above. It said these…

Appreciation

My favorite event of the year was this past Sunday  – the Volunteer (Ministry) Appreciation Breakfast! As the Volunteer Services Coordinator I certainly have a vested interest in this event, but my love for it goes much deeper. All year long I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our parishioners. They give of their time…

Live Streaming

If you are reading this, chances are you are an avid internet user and so I am going to assume that you are aware that Blessed Sacrament has gone live! We are now live streaming weekend and weekday Masses. If you weren’t aware, you may have been wondering what that odd thing hanging from the…

Mother’s Day

Perhaps this post should be about our amazing new live streaming service. It certainly deserves some attention. Today though, I want to talk about mothers. Yesterday was Mother’s Day here in the US. It is a secular holiday, but every year we make a point to acknowledge the mothers of our Parish and say a…

Salad Supper and Fashion Show

For the last few years we have really struggled to find leaders for events. It’s understandable, people are busy. Jobs and families take precedence. It would be so much easier to give up on the events; to rely on other means of fundraising and depend on the odd hospitality weekend to boost our sense of…

Tailgating

Last week, on April 7th, several of us came together in the Parish Center for a little tailgating party. Not being a big sports fan, this was a new experience for me.  I have to admit, I have never understood the connection between sports and food. Tailgating has always been a bit of a mystery…

Childcare at Blessed Sacrament

As Catholics we know that all are welcome to celebrate the liturgy during mass. This includes children and adults of all ages. That said, parents of young children may often feel that it is difficult to focus on what is being said while their child struggles to sit through something they do not understand. As…

Renovating Kitchens and Minds

 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2. Transforming our hearts and minds can be a powerful thing. I think all of us, from time to…

Driven

Are you driven? Unless you have been keeping your eyes closed during Mass, you have probably noticed that our theme for Lent this year is driven. Yesterday I took a quick picture of the altar to use for this post and it took my breath away. Sure, I had seen it many times already, but…

Lenten Meal Packaging – Another year, Another Great Event!

Where to start?! I think it is safe to say that this is one of the most popular events we have here at Blessed Sacrament and this year proved to be no different! Last Wednesday, Feb. 21st, we came together with our friends in faith from different churches and throughout the community to package thousands…

An Incredible Night

Way back on Feb. 10th (how is that 10 days ago already?!) Parish Community Life hosted a Family Movie Night, featuring pizza, popcorn, and of course, The Incredibles. When the Parish hosts events like this we never know what the turnout will be like or how well the event will go over. I am so…