Blessed Sacrament Young Adults Group
Our monthly Second Sunday Social will be held today, Sunday, after the 5:30 pm Mass in the Rectory. Parishioners in their 20's & 30's are welcome to come for a get-together with others in the area over food and drink. Please join us!
24th Annual New York Cares COAT DRIVE!
On behalf of the needy within our local community, members of the Social Action and Young Adults Committees will be accepting used-coat donations at the entrance to the church
before each of the masses this weekend. Coats for adults and children should be “gently used”, just cleaned and in fair condition or better.
The JOYJ Initiative – JESSE TREE
JoyJ is once again sponsoring a Jesse Tree to gather NEW items for their Homeless Outreach . Please visit the tree (to the right as you face the altar), 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
Our collection last Sunday came to $19,597 In addition, $1,500 was contributed from those using ParishPay, bringing the total collection to $21.097. For our Soup Kitchen we collected $2,014. Thank you for your most generous support.
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 December 19th. For more information, please contact at the Rectory at 212-877-
3111. No registration is required. There is no fee.
—Friday, Jan. 30—Sunday, Feb. 1
Are you wondering: What’s important in my life? What am I looking for? How can I let God in? You’re not the only one. Take time in the new year to reflect on your journey, your desires, and
God’s hopes and dreams for you with a peer-led retreat experience presented by Charis NYC for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, NY (accessible
from Manhattan via MTA Metro-North Trains) $250 per person. Sign-up before Dec. 16 and take advantage of our early registration discount rate of $225.
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS OFFERING
Should you wish to make an offering for the Christmas flowers in memory of a loved one (s), please place your offering in an envelope and on the front of the envelope or on paper within,
print clearly the name or names of those in whose memory the offering is made. The names will be listed in all the Christmas Mass Programs as well as the bulletin for the Sunday after
Christmas. Prayers will be prayed for them at all the Masses throughout the Christmas Season.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Christmas Eve, December 24th
5:30 p.m. – Family Mass (English)
7:15 p.m. Noche Buena (A Mass in Spanish)
11:00 p.m. – Choral Mass (Carols begin at 10:30 p.m.)
Christmas Day, December 25th
8:30 a.m. (English)
11:00 a.m. (English)