Finance Committee Corner
Last Sunday $9,106 was received in the offertory
baskets at Mass and $3,767.4 was received through Parish Pay, for a total of $12,873.4. Our average weekly operating budget is $15,000. Thank you for so generously giving to our regular collection. The second collection in support of Food for Families totaled $2,095. Thank you.
ARCHDIOCESAN - WIDE FOOD CAMPAIGN
Once again, Blessed Sacrament Parish is participating in Feeding Our Neighbors, an Archdiocesan - Wide Drive to replenish dwindling Food Pantries in our community. From January 28 through February 5, you can Feed Our Neighbors by replenishing the Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry, our sister pantry at the Kennedy Center on West 134 Street and pantries across the Archdiocese. It only takes one small action to feed the hungry. Together we can change lives.
Four simple ways to participate are: (1) Bring non-perishable foods to Saturday and Sunday Masses between January 28th and February 5th (2) Support by donating money during a Mass collection or make an on-line donation at
(3) Volunteer at a Food Pantry near you and 4) Tell your legislators we must feed children at risk of hunger by using Bread for the World at bread.org/write-congress.
Members of the Social Action Committee and others will be collecting your donated food in the BIG WHITE BOXES at the Church entrance. Pick up a flyer for a food list and more
BLACK HISTORY MONTH MASS
In every age the People of God are called to strengthen and renew their faith, hope, and love. Please join us for our parish mission which will be held on the evenings of
February 6,7,8 at 7pm
here at Blessed Sacrament. Fr. Innocent Smith, OP will lead the cluster parishes of Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saint Malachy, and Saint Paul the Apostle in two evenings of prayer, preaching, and reflection, and the final evening of the mission will conclude with Mass.
Religious Education Ministry
Interested in being part of Church Ministry? We are looking for potential volunteer Catechists, Assistants, and Substitute Catechists for our Sunday School Program. We have a program of 12 classes with 245 students enrolled. Curriculum and guidance is provided. All adults who work with children must follow a simple screening process as provided by the Archdiocese.
If you are interested, please call Tina Silvestro at 212-877-3111.
Harmony Farm 2017 CSA Program
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Harmony Farm 2017 CSA Program
! The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt have operated Harmony Farm since the 1990's and offered a CSA program in Orange County for 20 years. Thanks to our parish, they were able to expand the program in 2016 and bring organic vegetables to NYC! The 2017 CSA program will:
- Run for 22 weeks (from early June - early November),
- Cost $600 for the season (one family- sized share), and
- Include 9 to 11 different organic vegetables each week!
- Distribution is every Wednesday from 4pm - 7pm.
- And takes place in front of Benincasa Community / Convent belonging to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament (133 W 70th St).
- Members are invited to participate in two retreats at Harmony Farm on June 3rd & September 9th. Mark your calendars!
- All members receive pictures from the farm each week along with readings for reflection.
For more information visit:
Annual Archdiocesan Black History Month Mass & The National Day of Prayer for the African America & African Family
Sunday, February 5
, 2017 at 2:00pm
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Ave and 51
For more information contact The Office of Black Ministry at
All are welcome!