Join us at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month for an evening of euchre and bridge in the Blessed Sacrament church hall. This event is open to all who are over age 16 - bring your friends, family and neighbours! Cover charge is $2/person. Light refreshments served. Prizes will be awarded and there is Share the Wealth every evening. Beginning in July, 2017 prizes are doubled! The next euchre & bridge evening is Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 pm.
CHILDREN'S LITURGY - Resumes September 10th, 2017Children’s Liturgy is held on Sundays during 9 am Mass. Children ages 3-7 will listen to children’s bible stories, learn prayers and do crafts. Spread the word! Also, high school students can earn volunteer hours by helping with Children’s Liturgy. Call Fr. Shea at: 613-389-2009.
Funeral luncheons are provided by the Catholic Women's League on request, at a cost of $5.00 per person. Contact the parish office at 613-389-2009. There is no charge for funeral luncheons if the deceased is a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Women's League.
As small hand tied quilts are made, a silent prayer is said for someone in special need. If someone you know is facing a health or personal issue and would like a prayer quilt, please contact Mary Dupel at (613) 389-6104. There is no charge for these quilts.
ADORATION AND BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is held at Blessed Sacrament every Friday following 9:30 am Mass. Everyone welcome.
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED)An AED has been installed in Blessed Sacrament church, on the wall at the top of the stairs to the hall. This device may be used in the event of a cardiac emergency. Training on the AED is provided on an annual or semi-annual basis. You may also view instructions provided by the manufacturer at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqY2hrHrKQs.
SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES AND NEW MISSALS
The 2017 Church Missals will be used for the first time on the weekend of November 26/27 – the first Sunday of Advent. If you would like your own copy, please find them on the tables at the entrance of the church ($3/missal). (2016 Missals will be recycled).
If you do not currently use Sunday Offertory Envelopes, please consider doing so. Please call us and we will gladly prepare a package of Sunday Offertory Envelopes for you. N.B. Automatic deposit forms will be in your offertory envelope box.
If you are interested in making your support of Blessed Sacrament/St. Linus by pre-authorized donations, fill in the form below and attach a cheque with “VOID” across it, and put it in the collection basket.
BULLETIN NOTICES and DEADLINESuggested content for the Blessed Sacrament bulletin can be emailed by clicking here. Alternatively, notices can be placed in the Parish Office door mail slot by noon on Wednesday. To publish an item in the St. Linus bulletin, call Melanie Myers at 613-352-7256. If you are requesting prayer for people who are sick, their names can be added to the prayer list (with their permission). If someone's name should be removed from that list, please let us know as soon as possible.
WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS!Welcome to our Parish. We are glad you are attending Mass here. If you are new to the parish, please call the parish office to register OR complete the registration form and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOME AN ALTAR SERVER
Have you received your First Holy Communion and wish to be an altar server? Call the Parish Office or email us at: email@example.com. Adults who have been altar servers in the past are always welcome to assist at special Masses. Altar servers are needed at both Blessed Sacrament and St. Linus churches.
SAVE YOUR USED POSTAGE STAMPS FOR CHILDRENThe Redemptorists collect stamps. Please put your used postage stamps (leave a ˝ inch white space on all sides of the stamp) in the red and white box at the Religious Articles counter. It is amazing, but only ONE cancelled stamp can provide food for one day for a Third World child.
On Monday, October 3rd, 2016, pets lined up in the parking lot to be blessed by Father Shea.
On Saturday, March 29th we had a very enjoyable morning workshop with Mark Halladay, Head of Kingston Ambulance Services, who offered instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). There were 16 parishioners attending the workshop. Training was given in CPR for adults and infants, as well as assistance for someone who is choking and use of a defibrillator. Those who attended will receive a certificate of certification.
In 2010, Father Michael Reed made application to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for assistance in putting a new platform lift in the entrance to the Blessed Sacrament church hall. The project was approved in 2011 and a grant for $23,000 was received from the OTF. We extend many thanks for their financial assistance. The Lift Committee (Deacon Don DiRocco, Rudy Gervais, Ben Greenwood, and Gord McDonald) did an amazing job in choosing Upper Canada to install the lift. The Installation and Renovations Group (Ben Greenwood, Gord McDonald, Paul Godfrey, Tim Johnson, Peter Geris and Buzz Hanley) worked hard to complete all the requirements necessary to complete the project.
On Saturday, July 13th, a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially launch our new platform lift (installed August 15, 2012) was held in the Blessed Sacrament Church hall. The event began with coffee and refreshments at 10:30 am, followed by presentations from invited dignitaries and the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 am. We thank Jacqueline Franklin from the Trillium Foundation, Betty Martin (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington Constituency), Bill Lowry (Mayor Loyalist Township), Deacon Don DiRocco and all those who participated in this event! Click on the link below to view a photostory of the event...
Parish Office: 613-389-2009