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…

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…