We look forward to seeing you in person or online for mass this weekend, as we celebrate the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
For protocols on attending mass, please CLICK HERE .
Greetings!

Ever try to describe a place to someone that they have never been? It can be difficult, if not impossible, to convey what it is like and the fullness of the experience of being there, especially if the location is very foreign to one's sensibilities.

This week, Jesus continues to express the Kingdom of God through parables to help make what it is understandable and relatable to his audience. Even so, the concept of the Kingdom is at once simple and yet beyond our full comprehension. What is for certain, however, is that it is precious beyond measure and worth striving for.

We are looking forward to seeing you online or in person as we expound upon this further at mass, which itself is the meeting place between heaven and earth and, as such, the gateway through which the Kingdom is manifested in our midst.

Sincerely in Christ,
The Clergy & Staff of Blessed Sacrament
This week's bulletin includes special letters
from Fr. Lawrence and Randi Hochenberger.
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 (Church)

11:00 am on Sunday (Church)

Note there are no (public) 12:30 and 5:00pm Sunday masses.
Bulletin Highlights
Online Faith Formation Registration for Blessed Sacrament Families is OPEN!
Click HERE to Register.
Live Christ Share Christ Retreat ~ Virtually, over Zoom.

Saturdays, August 1 & 8 from 9am-1pm

Meeting Link HERE
Meeting ID: 878 8546 4674 Password: blessed
Each day of the week, members of our parish gather over Zoom for Bible Study and/or reflection on the upcoming Sunday readings.
For more information on getting involved in one of these virtual groups, contact the parish office at 516-568-1027
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.
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!
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.