Why do I have to go to Mass? Why does the priest wear all those robes? What do all those strange words and gestures mean? These are somethings you might have wondered or someone might have asked you. Whether you are new to the faith or someone who has attended Mass your entire life, you will learn something new. No reservation needed, no homework, no books, no cost. Just come and learn more about this wonderful gift and blessing that God gives us every time we attend Mass. Sunday, May 27, 8:45 am (between Masses), Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall.
“Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven” St. Pius X
In celebration of the Feasts of Corpus Christi Father Gregory will lead a Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 3 beginning at 9:15 a.m. We will process around the Church in music stopping at the Grotto to recite the Litany of the Blessed Sacrament 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 is named!
What is a Eucharistic Procession?
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 term Monstrance is derived 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.
Ahoy, Matey! Vacation Bible School will set sail June 25-29. We will all learn how God is always with us, even through the toughest water. It’s all happening in Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. Reserve your spot on God’s mighty ship: Registration forms will be available soon! Crew mates are needed too. For more information please contact Tracy Moody 830-391-4507.
RCIA 2018-2019 term will begin on the Sunday following Labor Day, September 9, 2018. We meet at the Parish Hall at 8:30 a.m. We welcome anyone interested in becoming Catholic, Catholics wishing to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation, and anyone interested in a catechesis refresher
Want to be a part of a growing Ministry serving our Church and our Community? Membership in the Knights of Columbus is opened to men 18 years of age and older who are practicing Catholics. If anyone is interested please contact Terry Gorzell at (830-391-0083) or call Jansky’s Service Center (830-484-3723). We would love to have you join us. Come and see what we are all about.
Age Appropriate Shorts, Capris and Tees for Teen Women.
Catholic Daughters are proud to announce the names of the newly elected officers of Court Anna Poth. These beautiful ladies will be serving the ministry for the next two years.
Regent – Karen Ulrich
Vice Regent – Lauren Malik
Recording Secretary – Cynthia Titzman
Financial Secretary – Diane Pape
Treasurer – Carolyn Skloss
Congratulations and thank you for your service!!
On June 4th after the 6:30pm Mass we will enjoy a Salad Supper with all of our members and then award the members who have served the ministry for 25 years with their service pin.
If you see these beautiful ladies thank them and congratulate them for their dedication to the ministry:
Mary Ann Coldewey
and their mothers are invited to join us for the Salad Supper on June 4th. We will be playing Bunco, so the more the merrier.
Have you ever wondered what Catholic Daughters is all about. Why not come to the Salad Supper on June 4th and find out from the members a little bit about what they do. The ministry serves the church, school, our community and those in need. If you are interested you can call Jane Hosek at 830-484-2845.
On May 19th, CDA will celebrate a Holy Mass at 5:30pm for the Living & Deceased Members of Catholic Daughters. The Rosary will begin at 5:00pm and we ask that all members wear white and sit in front pews.
Believe it or not plans are already underway for the Fundraiser. The date is set for Saturday, August 11th. Our Chairpersons for this year are Patrick & Amanda Skloss (210-393-3371) and Co-Chairpersons are Gregory & Michelle Scheffler (830-484-1104). We already have donations coming in. If you’d like to make a donation please contact our Chairpersons or the Church Office. Tickets are NOT available yet.