The Blessed Sacrament Church staff and community welcome you to our parish! We invite you to attend our masses and experience our communal spirit for yourself. Blessed Sacrament is unique because we are a Church in the round. Wherever you sit, you see a friendly face looking back at you. This provides a feeling of unity that adds to the spirit of fellowship. Information on our Church happenings can be found here on our website.
Rev. Fr. Robert A. Gentile, Jr. is our pastor. He is assisted by Deacon Rev. Mr. Wendell Pennell. Fr. Gentile's 100th anniversary gala letter to the community is a great way to get an initial glance into our pastor's history with the community.
May God continue to bless each and every one of you.
TUNE YOUR CAR RADIOS TO 89.9 FM
If for any reason you are unable to join us inside the church, please come to the parking lot and tune your car radio to 89.9 FM. You will be able to hear Fr. Gentile inside the church. You will also be able to receive Communion in your car when Mass is over. When Mass is done, please turn on your hazard lights so that he can bring you Communion.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
“Transformed in Christ”, the theme for the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal, calls on us to be inspired by the Holy Eucharist to live the gospel. The ACA is the major source of funding for all the work of the Diocese of Springfield: through vital ministries, faith formation, education, and community agencies. When you financially support the ACA, your gift serves our neighbors in need, helps women and families in crisis, respects life from conception until natural death, and fosters vocations to ensure the future of our Catholic faith. If you have made a donation, thank you for helping us to meet our goal. There is still time to contribute using the pledge card mailed to your home, through the secure online website: diospringfield.org/ACA, or using an envelope available at church. Thank you for your support.
ONLINE REGISTRATION & GIVING
We are excited to introduce our new Online Giving Platform for your Church Contribution Envelopes. You will see all the same envelope choices you receive in the mail and will have the option of making these contributions as a onetime gift or as a weekly, monthly, or quarterly donation. We have also added our awesome Take & Eat program to the list. Please go to the secure address listed below to start your on-line giving donation. You will receive an e-mail receipt of your donation.
Please also include your envelope number in the note section. If you need help finding your number please call the rectory and we will help you. IT IS NOT 975A, that number is the church's ID number. Please call Cherie at the rectory during normal office hours with any questions, or if you need assistance when you’re on the website 413-532-0713.
Diocese of Springfield Contracts with Stop It Now!
The Independent Task Force on the Response to Sexual Abuse within the Diocese of Springfield announced a contract with Stop It Now!, an internationally recognized sexual abuse prevention organization, to independently create a safe forum for those who have experienced sexual abuse within the Catholic Church to share their experiences and insights. Stop It Now! will conduct confidential focus groups and surveys. The information will help inform the task force which is charged with providing recommendations to Bishop William Byrne on how to improve the response to sexual abuse allegations in the diocese. Stop It Now! has no affiliation with the Catholic Church or any other faith community. Stop It Now!, founded by an individual who was sexually abused, has nearly 30 years of experience of working with families and organizations to identify behaviors that pose risks, and educating the public around preventing sexual abuse. Stop It Now! encourages individuals wishing to participate to reach out through Jan. 25 by calling (413) 587-3502 and leaving a message on a confidential voicemail, providing first name and call-back number, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line ‘You Matter.’ For more information, visit www.stopitnow.org/youmatter. Additional information can be found in the article in Iobserve.org.
Summer Bible Camp
The Summer Bible Camp is a lot of fun and a great experience for all. The camp is comprised of two one-week sessions. Check out our slide show of pictures from this wonderful program.