All men, 18 and older, are invited to attend the next CRHP retreat on Saturday morning, May 21st to Sunday, mid -afternoon May 22nd at the St. John Neumann Retreat Center. The retreat is a great way to get to know other men in the parish and to deepen your walk with the Lord. There is no cost for this event. Please call or email Larry James 591-5331, firstname.lastname@example.org or Daniel Hallinan at 610-350-9176, email@example.com for more information.
The Blessed Sacrament Women’s Guild invites all women of the Parish to come and enjoy fellowship during our Summer Salad Social on Saturday, June 4th in the Parish Hall from noon to 2:00 P.M. Please RSVP via online invitation or email BSCWomensGuild@gmail.com.
To help staff the nursery on Sundays, we are in need of volunteers. (One hour shifts) Please contact Anna Koelemij at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud to announce the addition of a summer day camp. The day camp will be open to rising Kindergarten through 5th grade students. The camp will begin June 6th and run through July 29th. Day camp will be $145 per week with a $10 sibling discount. There will be a $25 per family registration fee. For more information, please visit www.trinityknights.org. For any questions, please contact Mr. Jim Bentley at email@example.com.
All rising 6th graders are invited to join the Edge Youth Group on Thursday, May 12th for games and a pizza party! Edge meets every Thursday during the school year upstairs in the Miccosukee Room. Join us for fun, fellowship and lots of Jesus! For more information, call Natalie Hand at 510-1772, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at bscyouth.com
Mass will be held on Friday, May 6th at 7:00 A.M. in the church. A short business meeting and light breakfast will follow in the Hall so that those who need to can be on their way to work by 8:00 A.M. For more information, call Rick Freesmeier at 545-3085.
If you are interested in playing for the Sunday 8:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M., or 12:15 P.M. Masses this summer, please contact Diane Whitney at 878-2465.
Come and celebrate with our DRE, Mary Staney, as she enters into a new phase of life…..RETIREMENT! Mary will be retiring in early June, after 26 years of dedicated service to Blessed Sacrament Parish as the Director of Religious Education. There will be a reception following the 10:30 A.M. Mass on Sunday, May 15th. Everyone is welcome! The Staneys moved to town in 1989, and after visiting all the other parishes in town, they chose Blessed Sacrament as their parish because Msgr. O’Sullivan impressed them when he remembered them by name after only one brief introduction on exiting the church after Mass. Msgr. O’Sullivan asked Mary to become our DRE after only one year of teaching, and she has loved every minute since. This parish has always been family. During Mary’s time as DRE, she was involved in the instruction and preparation of over 1,300 students receiving their First Holy Communion, and over 780 receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. Mary is now seeing children in the Religious Education program that are children of students that she has had over the years. Mary has also done many years of Vacation Bible School, and special retreats for First Communion and Confirmation as well as working with Adult Formation programs. We wish Mary all the best in the years to come!
There will be a second collection on April 30th/May 1st for our Diocesan Retired Priest’s Fund, The Shepherd’s Trust. The proceeds from this collection will help provide a better standard of living for those priests who have dedicated their lives to serving the people of Northwest Florida. Please be generous and remember to support our retired priests with both your financial assistance as well as your prayers.