Pastor's Page - September

Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Family,

I must admit that I wasn’t thrilled when our bulletin editor, Amy, gently reminded me that it was time for my September letter.  How is it possible that the summer months are already in our rear-view mirror?  I don’t recall January and February flying by this quickly!  I think I responded to her with a similar sentiment.  She just smiled and pointed to the calendar. 

On a positive note, we now enter a month that is filled with opportunity.  September, for most, represents a time of new beginnings.  The school year begins and our young people head off to new adventures in education, extracurricular activities and friendships.  Committees, activities and meetings sprout out of nowhere and our calendars fill quickly with names, dates, times and places.  The Church is no different as we too prepare to meet the many spiritual, educational, outreach, evangelization, social and liturgical needs of our newly merged parish.  I remind myself time and time again of the scripture passage from Philippians  4:13 where we hear,
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” 
If we keep Christ at the center of our gatherings, interactions, decision making and journey, all will be well. 

With that thought, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued willingness to be receptive and enthusiastic about the path we find ourselves on.  I realize that change can be challenging but we need to remind ourselves that it’s also exciting! We are blessed to be a people of faith, a people of hope and a people of great vision.

May God bless our new Parish and the many wonderful people who call it their home.

With peace,

Fr. Rick

Mass Schedule

Saturday (Vigil) - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30 & 10:30am
Daily Mass - St. Matthew:
(T, Th, F) - 9:00am
Daily Mass - St. Bernard:
(M, W, F) - 8:00am

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As a Catholic family, we are called by Christ to prayerfully create and nourish a vibrant community centered on the Eucharist and dedicated to service, spirituality, and evangelization.

 

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