Pastor's Corner

ALL ABOUT CHRISTLIFE: ChristLife is a process proven to ignite our Faith providing a special relationship with Jesus Christ, personally. It is a seven week experience that invites every person, baptized or unbaptized, to encounter the love of God the Father, enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. ChristLife is beginning in the upper Sargus Hall on Thursday, Oct. 4, and will be from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, running for seven weeks AND IS FOR BOTH PARISHES.  

Why is ChristLife important to our parishes?   Many of us are cradle Catholics and remember what we were taught in Catholic school or CCD. But now as adults, we need to know and share more on an adult level. This is what ChristLife does. It allows us to deepen our faith and our relationship with Jesus.

Whom is ChristLife for? It is for anyone 18 years or older who wants to know more about the Catholic faith than only attending Mass on the weekend. It is also for fallen-away Catholics inviting them to come home. Also, it is for non-Catholics who may be interested in the Catholic Faith. In other words: IT IS FOR EVERYONE! There will be a signup sheet at the church entrances for two weeks beginning this week or you can sign up online (please, see the bulletin insert). Please consider being a part of this important process. It will change your life.

 

INVITE THOSE WHO NEED GOD: We will have our opening session of RCIA for those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith this Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:00pm, in the lower Sargus Hall. Even if you did not send in a name of someone, please invite them to come and better yet, come with them to see what our faith is all about. Those to invite are:
1) Those who are not baptized;
2) Those who are baptized but not Catholic;
3) Those baptized as Catholic but have not received first Communion and/or Confirmation;
4) Those who do not attend Mass. Please be an instrument of God’s will in bringing someone into our Catholic faith.

MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARIES: Each year Bishop Monforton offers special Masses to recognize significant marriage anniversaries of the faithful in the diocese. This year’s celebration for our portion of the diocese will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5:30pm, at Holy Family Church. Those encouraged to participate are those celebrating the following marriage anniversaries: 10th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th, and 60+ this year. In order to register, please contact the rectory to get a form and return it to the chancery no later than Oct. 26.

The Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers will present a 2 hour Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage experience at Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1:00pm. More information will be forthcoming.

***THE WHITE MASS: has been moved from Blessed Sacrament Church to the chapel inside Trinity Medical Center West. Same day & time: Sunday, Sept. 16, at 11:00am. Please help to spread the word. Thank you.