We look forward to seeing you in person or online for mass this weekend, as we celebrate the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time
For protocols on attending mass, please CLICK HERE .
Greetings!

As we prepare to celebrate the eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, we move from our parables about the Kingdom of God to one of Jesus' more famous miracles: the multiplication of the loaves and fish.

In fact, all of the readings this week have a theme of "divine nourishment," in which our God, who desires to be present with us, also wishes to feed us and satisfy the desires of our hearts. And, in no way is this better accomplished than in the Holy Eucharist, which is the very sacrament by which Jesus is most intimately present with us and through which we are spiritually sustained.

We know that present circumstances make it difficult for our entire community to be together and that some are not able to receive the Eucharist physically. But as St. Paul says, "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom 8:38-39).

So whether online or in person, with physical Communion or spiritual Communion, we hope to celebrate our Lord with you as always and look forward to being more fully united with you.

Sincerely in Christ,
The Clergy & Staff of Blessed Sacrament
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
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
Parish Membership & Support
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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.
 
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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
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Joining is easy!
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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 .

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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.
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