Pastor's Corner

THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY: October is the month of the holy rosary. I encourage you to pray the rosary daily by yourself, or better yet, as a family. This great tradition of the church has changed countless lives and countless conditions in life and in the world. The holy rosary is prayed every Wednesday at 7:00pm at BLS church. I encourage you take part in this rosary especially during these difficult time in our Catholic Church.   This is a great opportunity for us to grow closer to Mary, and therefore, to the Lord.

OCTOBER MASS COUNT: Throughout the month of October, parishes in the United States will be counting the number of people attending Mass, which means, WE will be counting our attendance at each Mass at Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Lourdes. PLEASE COME TO MASS IN WINTERSVILLE---BLS OR OLL so that our numbers will be up when they are reported to the diocese. The number of people attending plays a great role in looking at diocesan statistics when in terms of church viability. THESE ARE YOUR PARISHES! LET’S KEEP THE NUMBERS UP AND OUR PARISHES STRONG!

LOURDES VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE EXPERIENCE: We will be having a “Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France” at Blessed Sacrament Church THIS Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1:00pm. Immerse yourself in the Gospel message of Lourdes as given by Our Lady to St. Bernadette; have the opportunity to touch the Grotto Rock and to experience the healing grace of Lourdes Water; receive a Eucharistic blessing and pray the Holy Rosary; receive a bottle of Lourdes Water and prepare a petition to be placed in the Grotto in Lourdes, France. This experience is for EVERYONE, parishioners as well as others. Come and experience the next best thing to visiting Lourdes, itself. For more information, call Laura at 740-424-1237.


REST IN PEACE: Please remember in your prayers the kind repose of the soul of Anthony Shreve, husband of Karen, and father of Jennifer (PJ) Berkey (BLS). May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

PRAYER VINE: We are looking for volunteers who will pray for those who call the church asking for prayers. These could be calls for hospitalizations, terminal illnesses, depression,…..anything. We would like to have a couple of main contact people who would then spread the word down a list so we will then have mighty prayer warriors lifting these requests to God. This is open to anyone who would like to serve in this way. Please call the parish office (264-0868) if you feel you can do this for others. God bless you!

BULLETIN ADVERTISING: Jerrod Brown from Liturgical Publications, our bulletin publisher, will be in the parish office this week securing new business advertising for our bulletin. Please consider purchasing an ad. Your participation makes it possible for our bulletins to be printed at little to no cost to our parishes. Contact the parish office if interested: (740) 264-0868. Thank you to all those who have already placed ads. We should all support these people and businesses that support our churches!!