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1 Adult Faith Formation Altar Servers Bell Choir Bereavement Book and Gift Store Boy Scouts Catholic Social Teaching Periodic short term lecture series are offered on Monday evenings and are advertised in the church bulletin Assisting at the altar is a privilege. Open to girls and boys who have a strong desire to serve, are between 4 th grade through high school, have received First Holy Communion, and have the support of their Musicians who accompany the 10:30 am Mass Choir periodically with hand bells. This ministry helps families by offering support, friendship, healing and understanding at a time of family need and personal sorrow. We attend visitation at the funeral home, pray the Rosary and organize volunteers and help with receptions following the funeral service. Volunteers work the cash register, giving parishioners an opportunity to purchase religious articles and books on the weekends and occasionally during the week. Boy Scouts of America meet here at Blessed Sacrament and offer formation opportunities and community for boys in 6th-12th grade A central and essential element of our faith. Meetings are on the first Saturday of each moth in the Parish Hall to discuss social teaching principles and opportunities. Children s Choir Children of all ages participate in learning the music for the Mass and other special evens thought the year. Practice is scheduled preceding special events and masses. Choir- 10:30am Mass Provide liturgical music for the mass on Sunday morning. Regular weekly rehearsals take place in the church. Christ Renews His Parish Couples for Christ Cub Scouts Edge (Middle School Youth Group) Eucharistic Ministers Men s and Women s teams who offer a weekend renewal experience for our parish twice a year. Hosted at the St. John Neumann Center. Great way to meet parishioners and be rekindled in A worldwide you faith. ministry with over 1 million members that strives to protect the sacrament of marriage. We offer bi-weekly meetings focused on prayer, scripture, fellowship, and ongoing learning to help strengthen marriages. Spouses participate together in working to keep Christ at the center of their marriage. Boy Scouts group for boys in 1st-5th grade Community, Fun, and Faith directed by our Youth Director and a core team of volunteers. Meetings are on Friday Evenings at Blessed Sacrament. Volunteers, young at heart, with a commitment to passing on their faith are needed. Candidates for this most holy ministry of sharing the Eucharist are always needed. Training required on request. Preferred scheduling is available. If this ministry interests you please submit your name and you will be contacted by a parish priest or Communion Minister Coordinator. 1

2 Finance Council Council tasked with creating the budget and year long financial tracking. If you want to participate, please contact the pastor. Food Pantry Our parish has a food pantry on site for parishioners in need. All parishioners are welcome bring donations of non-perishable food to mass on the weekends and put it in the food basket in the vestibule. For those interested in becoming Catholic- Rite of Christian Initiation Franciscans- Third Order Good News Outreach Kairos- Prison Ministry Knights of Columbus Legion of Mary Life Teen- High School Youth Group Magnificat Mass Readers (Lectors) Men of St. Joseph Men s Club (Men of Blessed Sacrament) RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the process of initiation of adults who may wish to explore or join the Catholic Church. The instruction begins in the fall and ends at Easter. The Knights are a Catholic men s fraternal benefit society. The Fr. Hugon Council meets the 4 th Thursday of every month at their hall located at 219 Office Plaza Dr. Men and women who for the love of Mary, and the love of fellow man, and under Mary s guidance, visit the sick, homebound, imprisoned, and seek the lost sheep. Weekly meetings with the goal of giving glory to God though the holiness of its members, developed by prayer and active cooperation in bringing about the reign Leading of Christ high school on earth. teens closer to Christ through Sunday night gatherings, retreats, service trips, small groups, and other opportunities. Life Nights begin at 5pm on Sundays. Magnificat is a ministry that encourages Catholic women to grow in holiness through opening more fully to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. They hold prayer meals four times a year with praise and worship and a speaker who shares her personal testimony. These ministers proclaim the Word of God during Mass and lead the Prayers of the Faithful. Training is required and preferred scheduling is available. Catholic men who are interested in becoming the spiritual leaders of their families. The MOBS is for all men of the parish over 18. They meet the first Friday of each month at 7:00 am for mass in the church followed by a short meeting in the parish hall that includes coffee and donuts. 2

3 Natural Family Planning Neumann Center Book Club Nursery Pastoral Council Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Filipino Choir Praise and Worship Choir Praying Husbands Refreshment Committee Religious Education Respect Life Committee Sacred Heart Enthronements Sacristans Help for couples to achieve or avoid pregnancy which respects the natural means and ends God has given for the expression of married love. We read books about prayer, spirituality, and theology and novels that explore issues of love and faith. Meetings are twice a month, reading one book a month. All are welcome. A nursery for children 4 years old and under, staffed by a director, and volunteers, is available during the Sunday morning masses. The nursery is off the hallway to the parish hall. Serves a two year term on the governing board of the parish. If you have energy and enthusiasm to initiate and assist with projects for our growing parish community, please let our Pastor know. The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is a life-giving ministry for Blessed Sacrament Church and surrounding Catholic Community. Consider signing up for one hour for some quiet time with Jesus. The Filipino Choir sings at the 12:15 Mass on the 3 rd Sunday of the month from September to June. Although composed mostly of Filipinos, it is open to everyone. A Filipino liturgical composition is sung after communion. A meal is provided by the Filipino community in the hall after mass. This choir sings at special massed: Feast of the Child Jesus in Jan., Flores De Mayo in May and on Christmas. Music Ministry of the 7pm Sunday Life Teen Mass. Contemporary music settings and instrumentation for a lively and prayerful music ministry responsible for serving coffee and donuts after the Sunday morning masses. Volunteers make coffee and juice and prepare trays of doughnuts. great way to meet and greet fellow parishioners. Couples and families often volunteer together Provide religious education to elementary school and middle school age children. This catechesis is done on Sunday mornings, and catechists, assistants, and substitute teachers are always needed. Team teaching is welcomed. All materials are provided, and a background check is required before working with children. Provides awareness and educational materials to parishioners and community on pro-life issues Beautiful way to bring the peace and love of Jesus into the family. A simple ceremony, which is done by either a priest or a deacon, where the Sacred Heart image is officially enthroned. Care for the altar, vestments, and other items necessary for the celebration of the Mass is the responsibility of this vital ministry. Your valuable service is needed. 3

4 Serra Club Shelter Lunch Sick and Homebound St. John Neumann Renewal Center Trinity Catholic School Lay Catholics who provide support for seminarians studying to be priest A monthly lunch at the homeless shelter, providing specific items and helping to serve the lunch. Help to keep our parishioners who are sick and homebound connected to the parish by visiting them and many times bringing them Catholic communion retreat center at the service of the universal call to holiness. Our Mission is to provide a place of prayer, hospitality, rest and renewal where persons come to reflect on the things that really matter: God's Word, the Most Holy Eucharist and the love of God & neighbor. Tallahassee s local Catholic School Pre-K through 8th grade Ushers Women of Mary Immaculata Our ushers provide help and hospitality to all who enter the church. They assist with the offertory and general security. Your help, even one weekend per month, is appreciated. Women's Bible Study Women s Guild St. Catherine St. Theresa Mother Seton The Women s Guild, the umbrella organization for the church circles, is comprised of officers and the circle chairmen. Socials and a mini-retreat for all women of the church are overseen by the Guild. The Guild is affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women. SC meets on the 2 nd Monday of the month in the Parish Hall. Through Bake Sales on the first Sunday of every month (Sept.- May), the circle is able to make contributions to support Elder Care Services, Big Bend Hospice and Boy s Town etc. Aided by scripture readings and coffee socials we are able to build a strong community of faith. ST meets the 2 nd Monday at 7:00 PM in the Nursery. Thanks to funds raised through their annual cheese ball sales they are able to support our religious, our parish and our school. There meetings include faith, fun and fellowship. Mother Seton Circle meets on the 2 nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Trinity School Media Center. Their fund raiser is the sale of homemade Jams & Jellies at church the weekend before Thanksgiving which supports our charitable projects. Members also meet monthly for lunch and enjoy praying and supporting each other. 4

5 Mother of Perpetual Help circle meets monthly on the 3 rd Monday of Mother of the month at 9:30 AM in the Nursery. Known as the craft circle they Perpetual Help hold craft/food sales at church. A reception after the Holy Saturday vigil Mass is one of their services to the church. Our Lady of Guadalupe Young Families- Louis and Zelie Groups OLG meets on the 1 st Tuesday of the month in the Legion of Mary room at 6:00 PM. This circle organizes the annual Mini Retreat. They support the pregnant mothers considering abortion at the at the Open Door Women s Clinic. For parents of children 1-5 years old who are not yet attending grade school. A small group composed of parents seeking to pray, learn, network, and develop their relationship with their spouse in a friendly Catholic environment. 5

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