Blessed Sacrament’s Soup Kitchen provides the poor and homeless in our community a nourishing hot meal each Sunday in the School Cafeteria. Volunteers work every six weeks helping to shop and prepare 100 or more meals. A willingness to work on a team and a cheerful, caring attitude are required. Please contact Matt Collins at (212) 877-3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Food & Faith Connect
This spring (for the first time!) parishioners can buy fresh, organic, locally grown vegetables from the Dominican Sisters' Harmony Farm in Goshen, NY. We'll deliver the food to Blessed Sacrament and you can pick it up on the Church steps! Also included in membership is the opportunity to go on retreat at the farm.
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Together with our Westside Catholic Churches, the focus of the Respect Life group is to develop and maintain a strong commitment within our community for the value of life in all its stages, from conception to natural death. The group strives to achieve this goal through prayer, education and special events. Monthly meeting are held in various parishes in conjunction with the Upper West Side Coalition for Life.
The Senior Outreach Program helps seniors in the Parish find community and keep a healthy attitude about life and living in New York City. Other activities include: Food for Families grocery collection and monthly distribution; escorting our blind parishioners to Mass, monthly mailings to homebound seniors; Thanksgiving Food Drive; the Anointing of the Sick services held twice a year.
The JoyJ Initiative is for anyone who wants to experience the joy of being Christian by following Jesus’ new commandment of love for each other as He has loved us. At Joy, ideas become actions to help the less fortunate and carry on our work as followers of Jesus. We live Christianity with simple but concrete acts to help and comfort people in need. We organize monthly outreach for the Homeless, weekly programs for the elderly in nursing homes, and other “on the field” activities to help the neediest. Volunteers always find these activities very rewarding as they have the opportunity to help and experience the gratitude of the people in need. For more information, please email us
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A supportive group for those experiencing grief over the death of a loved one. For more information, contact Eileen Schmidt at (212)877-3111.
Young Adults Group
Come join us for our monthly social, where young adults aged 21-40 get together for fellowship, cultural events, and so much more. For more information, contact Tiffany Riady at
Blessed Sacrament Families
Many couples in our parish are from elsewhere and dont have extended families in the area. Blessed Sacrament Families gets families together for socials, play dates and babysitting. Mary Clare Florentin, the coordinator, can be reached at
Volunteers will visit the homebound (the elderly, disabled, ill) in the neighborhood to provide the comfort of company and social interaction. To start, we’ll be visiting only people confined to their homes rather than those in nursing homes. If you know of someone (relative, friend, neighbor) who might benefit from and would welcome such a service, please contact us by email at the following address:
. Be sure to put “Visiting Friends Program” in the subject box. Please include your name, address, phone and email address as well as the same information of the person you’re referring to us. If you prefer, you can leave this information at the Rectory, noting it’s intended for the Visiting Friends Program. Referrals need not necessarily be parishioners, but we request that they live within the geographic confines of our parish. This program is provided with the assistance of JoyJ members.
This group brings together the senior members of our parish for a variety of social and cultural activities, including book clubs, dinners and lectures. Contact Bob Gerardiat at email@example.com
Once a month, this group will host a social after the 5:30 Mass on Sundays. It will be a light-hearted evening with light appetizers, beer, wine and soda. Contact John Gasdaska at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our Blessed Sacrament Women's Group seeks to renew our connection with God and other women through moments of teaching, discussion, and prayer. Through monthly meetings, events and service opportunities we hope to build friendships that are "strong towers" in the face of life's trials. Volunteers are welcome to assist with planning and executing any of our activities. We'd love to have you join us as we grow together in faith! Contact Ashley Kalus at AshleyKalus512@gmail.com for more information.