We look forward to seeing you in person or online for mass this weekend, as we celebrate the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
For protocols on attending mass, please CLICK HERE.
Greetings!

Last Sunday, Jesus was praising Peter for recognizing who Christ truly is. But this week, in continuation with the same passage, Jesus called Peter "Satan"! Why this sudden change? Peter was so close to understanding the true nature of Jesus' mission on earth, but it came crashing down. Peter denied (a common theme with him) Jesus' eventual death. But Jesus knew what must happen and what he would suffer for our sake.

Jesus reveals the importance of following God's will. Peter tried to deny God's will, but Jesus quickly rebuked him. But notice, Jesus doesn't revoke the great gift he gave Peter in last week's gospel. Peter messes up time and time again but is still given the gift of the Church to shepherd. It gives us hope that Peter, the rock upon whom our church is built, made mistakes. We don't have to be perfect, but we should be open to God's will in our lives.

This week let us reflect on God's will in our own lives. Are we willing to accept God's will, even (and especially) if it seems difficult?

On quick note, we are very thankful for all of the volunteers who have helped to clean the church after each mass. Now that we have more capacity and more parishioners returning to mass each week, the task is more necessary thank ever. We are asking for additional volunteer help to accomplish this. Anyone interested should stay after mass. We will also be bringing back the 12:30pm mass beginning on Sept. 6 and will need help cleaning after that mass as well. By working together the cleaning will go quickly and easily. We can also ensure the safety of all our parishioners and visitors so that our worship of God may be worry-free.

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)

Beginning on Sept. 6 we will resume offering the 12:30pm mass.
For the foreseeable future we will not resume the Sunday 5:00pm.
Parish Membership & Support
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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.
 
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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!
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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).

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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.
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Learn more about Text-to-Give HERE (pdf) or HERE (video).
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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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