Blessed Sacrament Church
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Address: PO Box 339 , 488 W. Westmeyer, Poth, Texas 78147        Phone: (830) 484-3302         Fax: (830) 484-2903   
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Father Gregory

Father Grzegorz (Gregory) Szewszyk

Mass Times

Sunday Mass:
Saturday Evening: 5:30 pm
Sunday Morning: 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Spanish Mass:11:15 am on 3rd Sunday

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6:30 pm
Friday:  7:00 am

Join Father Gregory in a Eucharistic Procession

In celebration of the Feasts of Corpus Christi and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Father Gregory will lead a Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 25 beginning at 9:15 a.m. We will process around the Church in music stopping at the Grotto to recite the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and then return into the Church for the recitation of the Benediction. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited after the Benediction. Chairs will be set up at the Grotto for anyone unable to participate in the procession. Please join us in honoring the Blessed Sacrament for which our church in named!

What is a Eucharistic Procession?
Having completed the celebration of Lent, Easter, Pentecost and the Ascension of Christ we are left wondering is this all? Do we go back to our regular lives and wait to do acts of charity, penance, and mercy the next time we celebrate these events?
The solemnity of Corpus Christi is the one time in the whole liturgical year Jesus Christ is exposed body, blood, soul, and divinity, in what is called a Eucharistic Procession, to the whole world! This is yet another time Holy Mother Church is giving us to awaken and enrich our faith.

In a Eucharistic Procession the Holy Eucharist or Blessed Sacrament is carried in a monstrance throughout a local area in public and covered by a canopy. The canopy is a symbol of authority and royalty and the terms Monstrance is derive from the Latin meaning 'to show."

The solemnity of Corpus Christi, which translates from Latin to " Body of Christ" had originated in France in the mid-thirteenth century and was extended to the whole Church by Pope Urban IV in 1264. It is usually celebrated on Thursday following Trinity Sunday but in the U.S. it is celebrated on the following Sunday. This is to make sure that all can celebrate this wonderful feast day together.

The primary focus of the solemnity of Corpus Christi is to focus our attention on the Holy Eucharist, the source and summit of the Catholic Faith. At every Mass we have the privilege of focusing our attention on this mystery every week so why would the Church have one day dedicated to this? Precisely so that we, the Church can remember again what Christ has done for us, to proclaim His love and mercy to the whole world, and give them a chance to see what we are so privileged to see every weekend. This very act of faith and love, which are fruits of the Holy Spirit, then help us to grow more and more love with this mystery.

So where does the Sacred Heart of Jesus come into all of this you say? The Sacred Heart of Jesus is precisely what is summed up in the Holy Eucharist/ Blessed Sacrament! It is the fire of Christ's love being poured from His Heart into this sacred mystery for us. This love is mysteriously hidden in the form of bread and wine. How beautiful it is when you see the Sacred Host carried out in a ciboria and the Chalice at Holy Mass. Every time you pass a tabernacle this same Sacred Heart is waiting just for you. The question is what will your response be?

Adapted from A better understanding of Eucharistic procession, Eucharistic adoration and the Sacred Heart of Jesus ­- Ziegler


Capital Campaign: “ On the Way – Andale” Donation Envelopes

A supply of pre-labeled envelopes for the Capital Campaign Fund will be available during the next 15 months  at the entrance of the church as well as in the pews.    As I mentioned before these can be placed in the collection basket at any mass at any time during the month!  I would also like to add that if you have any suggestions on how to achieve our goal please let us know. A box for your suggestions is also on the counter at the entrance of the church.   We will most definitely review your ideas and decide if it’s feasible for our success in this endeavor. 
Thank You and God Bless!!!
-Father Gregory


Junior Catholic Daughters

The newly elected Officers for June 2017 – May 2018 are as follows:

Emma Gawlik – President

Emma Johnson – 1st  Vice President

Catherine Henke – 2nd Vice President

Maddie West – Secretary

Jeralyn Wiatrek – Reporter

Payton Pruski – Historian

Congratulations young ladies!!!

 


2017-2018 Faith Formation Teachers


Every year we have teachers who leave us for various reasons.  We love to thank them for their dedication.  We had quite a few leave us this year.  Please look deeply into your hearts and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in considering answering the call for one of these teacher positions.  If you are interested please call Becky Raabe at 830-391-1015.

K – 2 assistants (3:30 – 4:30)                                     7th – 2 teachers, 2 assistants (7:00 – 8:00)
1st –2 assistants (3:30-4:30)                                       8th – 1- 2 teachers, 1-2 assistants (7:00 – 8:00)
2nd – 1 assistant (3:30 – 4:30)                                   9th – 2 assistants (7:00- 8:00)
3rd – 1 teacher, 2 assistants(5:30 – 6:30)                 10th – 1 teacher, 1 assistant (7:00 – 8:00)                              
4th – 1 teacher and 2 assistant (5:30 – 6:30)            11th – 1 assistant (7:00 – 8:00)
5th – 1 assistant (5:30 – 6:30)                                   Snack Distributor – 2 Individuals
6th – 1 teacher, 2 assistants (7:00 – 8:00)                               
           


Seton Home Donations

The Seton Home is accepting donations throughout June for Bottled Water, Plastic Cutlery, Paper Towels, Napkins, & Paper Plates.  Please leave your donations at the entrance of the church or call Joyce Labus at 830-484-2547.

Archdiocesan Firearm Policy

For the peace of mind of our entire church family it is the policy of the Archdiocese of San Antonio that an individual may not possess a firearm, concealed or openly carried, at any facility owned, leased, or operated by the Archdiocese or an Archdiocesan entity.  Peace Officers commissioned by local, state or federal agencies are exempt from this restriction.

 

Mass:
Saturday Evening: 5:30 pm
Sunday Morning: 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Spanish Mass:11:15 am on 3rd Sunday

Daily Mass:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6:30 pm
Friday:  7:00 am

CONFESSIONS:
Before Masses

MARRIAGE:
Contact Pastor at least 6 months ahead for preparation and a date.

BAPTISM:
Contact Pastor for Pre-Baptismal class and to set a date.

INTERESTED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH?
Contact Father or Gerri Garza 484-2260 or 830-200-9854.

VICTIM ASSISTANCE & SAFE ENVIRONMENT DIRECTOR:
Steve Martinez 210-734-7786

ALTAR FLOWER COORDINATOR:
Linda Moczygemba-484-2351

CHURCH WEBSITE:
blessedsacramentpoth.org

 

Misas Dominicales:
Sabados: 5:30 pm
Domingos: 7:30 am & 10:00 am
Misa en Español: 11:15 am el 3er Domingo del mes.

Misas de Lunes a Viernes:
Lunes, Martes, y Miercoles: 6:30 pm
Viernes: 7:00 am.

Confesiones:
Antes de cada Misa

Matrimonios:
Ponerse en contacto con el Sacerdote por lo menos 6 meses antes para preparación y fecha de boda.

Bautizos:
Ponerse en contacto con el Sacerdote para clase pre-bautismal y fecha de bautismo.

Interesados en la Fe Católica?
Llamar al Sacerdote o a Gerri Garza a los teléfonos 830-484-2260 o 830-200-9854.

Director de asistencia a  victimas y seguridad ambiental:
Steve Martinez, 210-734-7786.

Coordinador de flores para el altar:
Linda Moczygemba, 484-2351

Página electrónica de la Iglesia:
Blessedsacramentpoth.org

 

Msze:
Sobota  - 17:30
Niedziela – 7:30 i 10:00
Msza hiszpanska – 11:15 ( każda 3 niedziela miesiąca )

Msze w ciągu tygodnia:
Poniedziałek, Wtorek, Środa- 18:30
Piątek – 7:00

Spowiedz:
Przed Mszami

Sakrament Malzenstwa:
Prosimy o kontakt z Proboszczem przynajmniej 6 miesiecy przed planowanym slubem w celu przygotowamia przedmalzenskiego

Chrzty:
Prosimy o kontakt z Proboszczem w celu przygotowania przed chrztem oraz ustalenia daty chrztu.

Zainteresowany/a przynaleznoscia do Kosciola Katolickiego?
Skontaktuj sie z Proboszczem lub Gerri Garza pod numerem 484-2260 lub 830-200-9854

Koordynator kwiatow oltarzowych:
Linda Moczygemba – 484-2351

Strona Internetowa Parafii:
blessedsacramentpoth.org


 

 

Upcoming Events

July 1, 2017

JCDA Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, July 1st from 8:00am until sold out.  Located at  Wiatrek’s Meat Market & Dollar General in Poth. All proceeds will go to benefit the JCDA summer and winter projects:
 “Packing God’s Love” & “Nursing Homes at Christmas Time”.

July 2, 2017

Knights of Columbus Officer Installation
The Knights of Columbus will have their Officer Installation and dinner on Sunday, July 2nd in the Parish Hall.  All Knights and their families, Catholic Daughters and their families, and all high school scholarship winners and their families are invited.  The Installation will begin at 11:00, followed by the meal at 12:00.
Please RSVP, for meal preparation purposes, to Jansky’s Service Center at
830-484-3723.

July 4, 2017

Patriotic Rosary
Join us on Tuesday, July 4, at 8:00am on the Plaza under the Flag Pole.  We will recite the Rosary for our Country and our Leaders.

August 12, 2017

Annual Church Fundraiser
It’s that time of year again.  No not Christmas.  Our Annual Fundraiser!!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12th.  Preparations are already underway.
Chairpersons – Mark & Jackie Moczygemba (210-325-2692); Co-Chairpersons – Patrick & Amanda Skloss (210-363-9466).

Tickets are now on sale!  You can buy your ticket before or after any weekend mass, at the church office or Jansky’s Service Center.   Buy early.  They go quick!!!!!

Every Sunday @ 6 pm

The Healing Rosary –The Litany of our Blessed Mother, and the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is being recited every Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 pm in the music room at the Faith Formation Building. Don’t take this journey alone.  Many of us are burdened with physical ailments, trials causing us mental anguish.  Why not seek the comfort and the peace of joining others who are facing their own storms.  Led by a group that has devoted their time and talent to pray with those who feel hopeless in their situations, this ministry has brought together countless individuals, all with the same desire.  To seek the calming peace that prayer can bring to someone even in the presence of despair and hopelessness. Pray for yourself, pray for another.