We look forward to seeing you in person or online for mass this weekend, as we celebrate the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
For protocols on attending mass, please CLICK HERE .
Greetings!

We hope you are enjoying the lovely June weather. As you may know, we are now in phase 3 of reopening, so we are moving right along into our new normal.

For our parish, this does not bring in any new changes or permissions, but we continue to operate more efficiently and just as safely at our current levels. We look forward to increased abilities to serve in the future.

In the meantime, there is a great amount of wisdom that this upcoming Sunday's readings give to us. We are reminded about the need to prioritize our relationship with Jesus above all else as well as encouraged to die to self: "we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death... If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him." (Romans 6:3,8)

Certainly these last few months have been occasion for many great sacrifices and die-to-self moments on our part, and all of these can have great cosmic meaning and the potential for the outpouring of God's Grace in our lives if we are able to offer them up to our Lord rather than count them as loss.

So let us be encouraged by the presence of Christ in His Word, but also nourished by Him in spiritual or physical Communion this weekend. See you then!

God Bless and Peace!

~The Clergy and Staff of Blessed Sacrament

P.S. In the meantime, keep scrolling to see this weekend's bulletin and missalette, but also ways to get involved at the parish and diocesan levels.
This weekend our mass schedule is as follows:

5:00 pm Mass on Saturday (Church)

8:00 am on Sunday (Church)

9:30 am Spanish Mass (Gym)*

11:00 am on Sunday (Church)

Note there are no (public) 12:30 and 5:00pm Sunday masses.

*to leave time to clean the Church between the 8am and 11am masses
Parish Membership & Support
Whether you are new to the parish or registered for many years, you can create an account that will link to your existing family information in our parish database .
From here you can make updates, such as contact information or new household members. You can also access your giving history (even if you don’t use e-giving), and register for Faith Formation classes during open enrollment periods.
 
Go to HERE to make your register your account today.
The parish “Rainbow Club,” is a way to support your Parish for only $5/ a month, while also being eligible for 1 of 3 monthly prizes:
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $100
Third Prize: $100
The list of winners, their names, and numbers are mailed to you along with your return envelope for the following month. You may place it in the Sunday collection basket, drop it off at the rectory, or mail it.

Joining is easy!
Simply reply to this email with your name, address, and phone number and you will be called with your new number.
Online Diocesan Adult Formation Opportunities:
Basic Religious Studies Courses
COURSE INFORMATION:
LOCATION: Zoom/Online  (once registered, information on attending will be sent to you)
Click on the image/title of each course for more information and to register online
 
COST: $40.00 per person/per session |$30.00 per person if taking more than one course

*Completion of all six sessions is required to gain a Basic Religious Studies certificate.*
June 29-July 2
9:30am–12:00pm
June 29-July 2
1:00pm–3:00pm
July 6-9
9:30am–12:00pm
July 6-9
1:00pm–3:30pm
July 13-16
9:30am–12:00pm
July 13-16
1:00pm–3:30pm
For more information or to register please visit www.drvc-faith.org
or contact Elizabeth Ramirez at eramirez@drvc.org | 516-678-5800 ext.408
The obligation to attend Sunday mass remains lifted. Members of the faithful who are ill or at risk are still encouraged to stay home and participate in mass on TV or online.
Livestreamed masses 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 ).

or

We also streaming our Sunday 11am masses live to YouTube.
Visit our channel HERE .
More on watching mass and making an Act of Spiritual Communion in previous emails and the bulletin .
Go HERE and HERE for additional tips and resources for participating in mass at home. HERE is an online database of livestreamed masses from all over. Ascension Press and Word on Fire also offer great mass livestreams.
Keep your parish strong with e-giving and other donation options, including our new Text-to-Give feature !
Take advantage of our Online Giving Platform .

Learn more about Text-to-Give HERE (pdf) or HERE (video).
To get started, text the "give" to the number 516-588-7800 .

Download the app for iOS or Android .


If you prefer to use your envelope or loose cash/check, in addition to dropping it in the collection after mass, you may drop the offering in the parish poor boxes in the church, drop off to the office during open hours, or send by mail.
STAY CONNECTED

  • Parish Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 3:00PM


  • Text "@bsvs-up" to "81010" to text us and receive updates that way.