YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT
Feb.13-15 Marianist Family Retreat Center
Cape May Point, NJ 08212 609-884-3829 or www.capemaymarianist.org
This weekend is for young adults (age 22-35, married or single) who wish to examine their personal faith in relation to God, self, co-workers and others. There will be a time for Eucharist, prayer experiences, faith sharing, social interaction and free time to explore Cape May and Cape May Point.
Price: $125.00 double occ. Financial aid is available
CRS RICE BOWL—LENT 2015
In just 10 days we will enter the season of Lent. This year Blessed Sacrament Parish will again participate in CRS Rice Bowl as a way of enhancing our Lenten journey and closeness to Christ. It is also a way for us to live out Pope Francis’ call to end world hunger. Next weekend at all masses, a prayer will be said over the Rice Bowls and they will be distributed after Mass.
The Archdiocese has provided us with a tool called FlockNote in order to better equip our parish to simply and powerfully reach our parishioners.
”FlockNote is going to make the Archdiocese of New York among the most innovative and connected dioceses in the world,” says Cardinal Dolan.
FlockNote will give the Archdiocese and our parish a way to connect with and mobilize parishioners through quick text messages and email newsletters — allowing parish leaders to capture responses in one easy place. Through its innovative and simple approach in gathering and managing contact information, the Archdiocese as well as our parish, will soon have the most up-to-date database of parishioner contact in the world.
With FlockNote, Dolan says, “This Archdiocese is going to have the ability to share information with —and get feedback from — our people in a very efficient and effective way.”
To get started, please visit our parish at: flocknote.com/BSC.
You can also text BSC to 84576.
THE JOY J INITIATIVE—HOMELESS OUTREACH
On January 24th, 74 volunteers from the Church of the Blessed Sacrament and the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus distributed 120 comfort bags to the Homeless in Manhattan. It was a great and inspiring event! The bags were filled with high quality clothing and other items generously donated by Blessed Sacrament Parishioners by taking ornaments from the Jesse Tree last December. We are moved for the caring and generosity of our parish! Many thanks also to the volunteers of Blessed Sacrament who coordinated the event with the parishioners of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on West 51st Street. They will create their own local chapter so more people in need will receive help. If you are interested in participating in future homeless outreaches, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR Inheritance: Vatican II at 50. The Post-Conciliar Generation Looks at the Next Half Century.
Monday, March 9, 2015 / 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 / 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
12th floor Lounge—E. Corrigan Conference Center
113 West 60th St.—Fordham University, New York
How will Vatican II continue to shape the church and its engagement with the wider world? What are the emerging horizons in politics, society , and the intellectual life toward which Catholic scholars should orient their attention? An impressive gathering of leading Catholic thinkers from the generation that came of age in a post-Councilor world will explore these questions. For complete agenda please visit: Fordham.edu/CRC.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
LET’S BE PROTECTORS OF CREATION
The wonders of the Earth, the beauty of our planet, the gift of natural resources and the human family’s unique role as steward of Creation are all reasons the Church is deeply concerned about the environment.
How we misuse natural resources and abuse the natural environment is often a reflection of how we treat each other. Those in poverty and vulnerable communities are on the front lines of the disruptions caused by climate change, like changing weather patterns which affect crops. Pope Francis has called us to be protectors of the environment and each other.
Our collection for February 1st was $10,679. We also received $2,802. for our Soup Kitchen. We are grateful for your support.
“War destroys. And we must cry out for peace. . Peace sometimes give the idea of stillness, but it is never stillness. It is always an active peace. I think that everyone must be committed in the matter of peace, to do everything that they can, what I can do from here. Peace is the language we must speak.”
Monsignor Quixote" Graham Greene, one of the greatest Catholic novelists of modern times, presents a sincere exploration into the meaning of belief and unbelief, faith and friendship in the modern world. The book is a quick but satisfying read. It's a mixture of entertainment and deep human awareness. The NYT called it "a meditation on faith and doubt and the varieties of human folly."
Join us on Thursday, February 12th at 6:30 pm in the rectory.....for a discussion of this great work
I took this quiz about poverty, but I won’t tell you my score. I urge you too take the quiz. You may be very surprised. Here is the link: