In response to Governor Abott’s most recent executive order to allow businesses, etc. to operate at 50% capacity, we have chosen to remain at our current 25%. Our current seating reservation method is allowing those who wish to join in the Mass to safely worship while following the Social Distancing Requirements. And we hope the Live Stream efforts are accommodating those who are not able to join us physically but still be connected with Father and the Holy Mass. We are maintaining our 25% capacity seating for the safety of all of us. As things worsen throughout the State of Texas, we remain vigilant in our efforts to keep our community and parish COVID-19 free. Please continue to pray for the safety of our families, our friends, our communities and the world and for an end to the pandemic. We humbly pray in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
It’s with great sadness that we have been ordered to ask the congregation to stop singing during the Holy Mass. We are now only allowed one Cantor and one musician during the Mass. Apparently the nature of our breathing is that it causes an army of droplets to pass through our masks into the air. Singing causes that array to go even further. This might well endanger others around us, even when exercising our 6’ social distancing. So once again we ask for your cooperation and prayers as we once again are forced to change our entire way of worshiping.
We will have reserved seating. If you want to attend Mass you will have to reserve a spot. Seating will be assigned according to how many seats you reserve. The Seating Chart will be posted the Friday before the weekend Mass. You will be allowed to enter the church ONLY through the front entrance. Please come early if at all possible. Ushers will be assisting and guiding people to their assigned seat. Masks are mandatory. If you forget your mask we will have some available in the church. Sanitizers will be available as well. You are to use the hand sanitizers when entering the church. Much like Holy Water
You can reserve your seat by selecting one of the following options:
We will need your name, the number of people in your party and which mass you will be attending.
We will need this by Thursday of every week to allow us enough time to complete the seating chart.
Beginning Tuesday, August 4th we will begin offering Mass and a Special Blessing for our children their parents and their teachers as they prepare to face the difficult challenge of going back to school on August 13th. We invite the teachers, parents and their children on the day specified for their grade as Father will pray over them and offer the blessing.
The following will be the schedule:
Tuesday, 8/11 – 8th, 9th, 10th
Wednesday, 8/12 – 11th & 12th
Please help us pray over them and seek God’s protection and Mercy on each and every one of them.
Masks and social distancing will apply.
Plans are underway for Faith Formation classes. We plan to offer traditional in classroom catechism, as well as options to check a student book out for homeschooling or information about online lessons. It will be CRITICALLY IMPORTANT for you to register your child early so we can plan for in classroom safe distancing. No one will be allowed in the classroom on the first day if they are not preregistered. At the entrance of the Church you will find a Registration Packet with guidelines and information about our program and Registration Forms. We urge everyone to pick these up as soon as possible. Depending on the response we receive from all you we may need to make some changes. So the sooner the better as far as getting these registrations back. Announcements will be available on the Remind app. If you have not already done so, you can sign up using class code@bscff.
Additional Faith Formation Information can be found on the Faith Formation Page of the Website.
If you want to start your year off with some community service hours Becky Raabe could sure use your help in getting the classrooms ready for the beginning of our new school year. If anyone is interested please call Becky at 830-391-1015.
Are there any couples out there that would be interested in helping us out for the weekend masses? I really need some help for the Saturday evening mass. It’s not hard. Just helping people to their assigned seat! Everything you need is provided. Please call the church office and let us know.
Pacifiers, bottles, baby shampoo and baby wash.
All new and pre-owned clothing donated to the Seton Home must be laundered and placed in a sealed bag before donating. We thank you for your donations and your cooperation.
Date: SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th.
Place: Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall
Time: 10:30am – 1:00 pm
Our Chairpersons for this year are
James & Liz Urbanczyk
830-391-4750 (James – Cell)
210-287-0706 (Liz – Cell)
Bradley & Stacy Koether
210-279-4926 (Bradley – Cell)
830-391-4340 (Stacy - Cell)
This year we will be hosting a different kind of Fundraiser for our parish. As you may have expected we can’t join together in a group and celebrate but we feel that our plans to fund-raise from the comfort of our homes will work the best for us at this time. This is the easiest and safest way to accomplish our fundraising efforts. We will be selling 400 tickets at $100 each. This will entitle you to two meal tickets and the chance at one of the following drawings.
· Each 10th Ticket Drawn will receive $100 worth of gift cards/certificates to various businesses in our community.
· The 100th Ticket Drawn will receive a $250 gift card.
· The 200th Ticket Drawn will receive a $500 gift card.
· The 300th Ticket Drawn will receive a $750 gift card.
· The 400th Ticket Drawn will receive a $1,500 gift card.
The Roast Beef, Sausage, Green Beans, Potatoes and Cole Slaw meal will be catered by Outlaw Catering. Desserts will be provided by Betty Moy. A drive through will be setup to accommodate those who choose to pick up their plates. No dine in.
We will begin the Drawing at 12:00pm. The drawing will be livestreamed on Facebook for everyone to view from the comfort of their own homes.
Tickets are now on sale. You can purchase your tickets before or after any Weekend Mass, at the Church Office, Jansky’s Service Center, Lyssy & Eckel, Falls City Bank (Poth Branch) or from any Committee Member. Our goal is to sell 400 Tickets this year. Let’s all pray together that the Good Lord will help us reach our goal. Thank you to everyone.
Additional Meal Tickets
If you purchase a $100 Raffle Ticket and find that you need additional plates for family members, children, etc. you can purchase extra meal tickets for $10 each. If you’ve already purchased your $100 Raffle ticket and want extra meal tickets call us at the office to reserve them. We don’t want to forget about the kiddo’s or anyone else that might enjoy a delicious Sunday Afternoon Meal.
We’ve seen firsthand the devastation that the Pandemic has brought upon our families and businesses. With the implications of the virus we have all had to tighten our budget and it seems to be getting tighter with each passing day. Now more than ever we need to rely on each other and with the help of the Holy Spirit find a way to make this fundraiser successful. This year we have chosen not to approach any of our local businesses for their customary donations, which leaves us with the task of asking for strictly monetary donations from our parishioners. While we truly enjoy the handmade gifts and donated prizes we see every year, these will not be an option for us. Cash, Checks, Gift Certificates and Gift Cards will be accepted. Please know that we reviewed many options and we feel that this strategy will work best for our Church and your cooperation and your kindness will be greatly appreciated. As we work together to bring forth the blessing of another successful fundraiser let us thank our Heavenly Father for giving us the opportunity to serve Him once again.