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…

February: A Month for Families

Here in the United States the third Monday in February is Presidents’ Day, but in Canada, where this writer is from, many provinces celebrate the day as Family Day. The purpose of this statutory holiday in Canada is to provide a day in February for families to spend time together. February is often a bit…

I will go Lord, if you lead me

“I will go Lord, if you lead me” That line is from one of my favorite Church songs. It has been echoing in my head all week. It came as no surprise then when I looked ahead to the Gospel reading for this Sunday and saw Jesus calling to his disciples to leave their fishing…

Liturgy – The work of the People

“There is so much need today for mature Christian personalities, conscious of their baptismal identity, of their vocation and mission in the Church and in the world!” —Pope John Paul II, May 30, 1998     Pope John Paul II had it right then and it still rings true today. We all have a place…

As Christmas Approaches

As Christmas approaches take time this year to cherish the people you love, the people who make your life (and this world) a little better. Take time to thank them for what they do. Make sure they know how appreciated they are. Our Parish Staff took some time out of our busy schedules this week…

Simple Acts

This post seemed appropriate as we move into Advent. This week we had several people come in to the office to address envelopes for St. Vincent de Paul to send out. They were mostly thank you cards for their donors throughout the year. St. Vincent de Paul believes that handwritten cards and envelopes are more…

Finding Joy. Being Thankful.

As we approach Thanksgiving and Advent, many of us will stop to take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for. I have lots to be thankful for this year. My husband and I are expecting our first child in March, I am busy working on an online degree that I had hoped…