FOOD FOR FAMILIES COLLECTION
This weekend is our non-perishable grocery collection for FOOD FOR FAMILIES. Shopping lists can be found on the table behind the last pew in the Church. Please put your donations in the boxes in front of the side altars. Please be especially generous as many families will be depending on food for this Thanksgiving. Many thanks from our parish community!
(In order to provide the highest quality service to those who seek our help, we may only accept freshly bought, unopened non-perishable items. If this is not convenient, we also accept monetary donations)
SPECIAL NEEDS MASS AT BLESSED SACRAMENT
You're invited! Please join us today at 4 p.m. for a bi-monthly Special Needs Mass, welcoming families with loved ones on the autism spectrum and other challenging behaviors.
Next Mass is December 7th. at 4 p.m. All families' members are invited! Please send inquiries to Jackie@snacknyc.com
COLLECTION FOR THE CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (CCHD)
needs your support. CCHD was founded to end the cycle of poverty in America by funding organizations that help individuals help themselves. With the tradition of improving education, housing situations, and economic development, CCHD continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. Fight poverty in America. Defend human dignity. Give to the CCHD Collection.
ADVENT FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES
The Christmas season can be such a busy time, we sometimes have to remind ourselves we are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus, God's ever-loving gift of salvation and the center of our Catholic faith. Throughout this Advent season, Blessed Sacrament will be hosting a series of short films and small group discussions, to examine our Catholic faith. Please join us for any of the sessions beginning at 7:15pm on NOV. 25, Dec.2 & 9. Films will begin at 7:30 following adult refreshments. RSVP appreciated
On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month we have Bereavement Support Groups - General Bereavement at 5:30 p.m. and Perinatal Loss (for individuals and couples who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death) at 6:30 p.m. Both groups will meet in the Rectory on November 21st.
For more information, please contact at the Rectory at 212-877-3111. No registration is required. There is no fee
Our collection last Sunday came to $9,696. We also received $1,500 from those using ParishPay, bringing the total to $11,196.
THE JOYJ INITIATIVE – JESSE TREE
JoyJ is once again sponsoring a Jesse Tree to gather NEW items for their Homeless Outreach beginning November 29th in the Church. Please visit the tree; take an ornament or two and bring your item (unwrapped) to either the 5:30 Saturday Mass on December 20th or to any of the Sunday Masses on December 21st, where it will be collected in the vestibule by the JoyJ Volunteers for distribution. Gifts may also be dropped off at the Rectory anytime.
God bless you for your participation in Jesus’ work to comfort our less fortunate Brothers and Sisters especially during the Christmas Season.
Our Parish Council will meet next on December 3rd at 7pm in the Rectory. We have a very vibrant and enthusiastic Council that is interested in your feedback. They have a mailbox in the Rectory Office.
THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE & HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
Saturday November 22 & Sunday November 23
Following the Saturday 5:30 Mass & the Sunday 10, 11 and 12:30 Masses, the Parent Association will hold its annual bake sale, while supplies last.
They will also be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 4-12. Proceeds from both sales to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless.
Lower School—Pre-K3, Pre-K4 & Kindergarten
Nov. 18 & 19 9 a.m.—11 a.m.