Updates for Celebrating the Triduum and More

As we continue through Holy Week, we wanted to share with you some more resources to help you celebrate the Triduum in your home.

Fr. Lawrence would also like to share with you an opportunity for a united prayer on Good Friday.

And Judy, our Parish Outreach director, also has more information to share for people and small businesses experiencing varied hardships at this time.

Lastly, we would like to thank all of the parishioners who have maintained their giving and signed up for e-giving as an easy way to do so. We are grateful for your continued generosity at this difficult time.

Scroll down to see the latest.

We are looking forward to coming together virtually for the Triduum!

Until then, wishing you all the blessings and peace of Christ.

~The Clergy and Staff of Blessed Sacrament
Holy Week livestreams at Blessed Sacrament
These streams can be viewed either live or afterwards on our parish webpage and Facebook page. The live-stream is also compatible with Roku devices (info HERE ).

More on watching mass and making an Act of Spiritual Communion in previous emails and the bulletin .
The Catholic Faith Network will also be airing a number of other devotions and special liturgies. Like our livestream, once aired, these liturgies can be watched online, on demand, for viewer convenience at CFNtv.org .

Please especially note that the Chrism Mass will air tomorrow (Wed) at 11am from St. Agnes Cathedral and be celebrated by Bishop Barres.
Worship Aides for Triduum Liturgies
(Click on the celebration to be directed to the resource)
Readings for the Easter Vigil (Saturday at 8pm)
Blessed Sacrament will proclaim the following from the Old Testament:
Reading 1 (long form), 3, 5, and 7. Readings 2, 4, and 6 are omitted.
Holy Week at Home Resources from St. Bernard's (Levittown)
For other Triduum Resources, refer to last week's email and the bulletin . Also, Ascension .
A Special Invitation to Solidarity in Prayer
We have received an invitation from Most Reverend José Gomez of Los Angeles, President of the USCCB, to j oin in prayer in the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 9 am Pacific time / 12 pm Eastern time this Good Friday, April 10, 2020 .

Let us join as One Church, so that together we may seek healing for all who are unwell, wisdom for those whose work is halting the spread of coronavirus, and strength for all God’s children.

As an aid to this call to prayer, please find at the following links;

Community Outreach during COVID-19
Important Phone Numbers
  • New York State Coronavirus Hotline:​ 888-364-3065

  • Nassau County Coronavirus Hotline:​ 516-227-9570

  • Nassau County Crisis Helpline:​ 516-227-TALK​ (8255) - For those experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis.

  • Nassau County A.A. Hotline:​ 516-292-3040

  • Nassau County Safe Center Hotline:​ 516-542-0404 - For those experiencing abuse, domestic violence, etc.

  • VETERANS: If you are a Nassau County Veteran in need of assistance including essential transportation, food pantry access and counseling services, call:​ 516-572-6565

  • If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse at this time and cannot get through to the numbers above, please email the parish at blsrcc@bsvs.us with your name, phone number, and a brief explanation of the situation. We will try to get you additional resources for help.

  • Text COVID19NC to 888777 to receive the latest information on coronavirus in Nassau County on your mobile device.

  • Envíe un mensaje de texto COVIDNASSAU al 888777 para recibir actualizaciones seguras por SMS con información importante sobre COVID19 en el Condado de Nassau.
For Small Business Owners Affected by COVID-19

  • Track your expenses and losses in this period

  • SBA disaster assistance programs are working to offer loans to affected businesses. You can reach them at DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov or call 1-800-659-2955.

  • For more info about the type of assistance available, go HERE.