News

News

Registration for Faith Formation Is Now Open!

Registration for Elementary to Confirmation, is now open. For more information, or to register your child , stop by the office, or call (714) 897-2142.

Faith Formation Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursday 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM*
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM*
Additional Registration Hours:
Saturday, August 26, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, August 26, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Catechists & Volunteers Needed!

The Faith Formation Program at our Parish is in need of Catechists and Volunteers. Please prayerfully consider volunteering in Blessed Sacrament Faith Formation. We invite you (parents, teachers, college students….) to consider being God's messenger to spread the Good News and open the children's hearts to the Lord. You could volunteer as main teacher, assistant, office helper, or special events. Classes are open on Weekend and weekday, from Grade 1 through Confirmation, and also the Adult Faith Formation. Please contact Faith Formation @ 714-892-4489 x 207 or Faith formation@bsc-od.org.

Rite of Christian initiation for Adults (RCIA) & Adult Confirmation

RCIA

WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC? Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a Catholic? If you have not been baptized, have been baptized in another Christian Faith or baptized Catholic and not received your First Eucharist

ADULT CONFIRMATION

A new class is starting in December, with Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018. If you are an ADULT that have been baptized and received your First Communion, but have NOT received your Confirmation, please join this class, be confirmed and become a fully initiated member of the Catholic faith. All Catholics are strongly encouraged to be Confirmed & to receive the strength to practice the Faith.

RCIA & ADULT CONFIRMATION ARE OFFERED ON THE SAME DATE & TIME

English: Sundays, 9 AM - 12PM Deacon Matt Calabrese
Spanish Thursdays ,7PM-8:45PM Deacon Miguel Sanchez
Vietnamese Sundays, 3:30PM-7PM Fr. Khoi Tan Phan

Brothers of St. Patrick Benefit Dinner

All are welcome to enjoy a Tri-Tip steak & chicken dinner, Irish dancing & music, and an evening with the Brothers and to support their ministry in Southern CA
When: Saturday, October 14 at 6 pm
Where: Blessed Sacrament Parish Gym
Tickets: $40 each
*Save $50 by purchasing a table for 8 at $270*
Call 714-897-8181 to reserve tickets

Blessed Sacrament School Update

Roles of Leadership
It has been a long-standing tradition at Blessed Sacrament School for students in upper grades to be partnered with students in younger grades in a role of leadership. The students model and teach their younger partners how to behave during mass and other church activities. This week, the 6th graders met their "angels" for the first time and had the opportunity to teach the Kindergarteners the importance of respect and reverence at their weekly mass. Keep up the good work 6th graders!

After-School Opportunites for BSS Students
Volleyball for 5th – 8th grade girls
Flag football for 5th – 8th grade boys
Handbell Choir for 6th – 8th graders
Children’s Choir for 2nd – 8th graders
Pep Squad for 3rd and 4th graders
Roles of Service for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

2018 Workbooks

2018 Workbooks for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word in both English and Spanish, are now available for those on the Sunday Schedule. Please pick up your workbook in the Parish Center.

Gift Cards

Dear Parishioners,
Blessed Sacrament has Gift Cards available for purchase. Order forms are in the church and school offices for your convenience. Gift Card orders placed by Monday morning will be ready for pick up on Wednesday and gift card orders placed by Thursday morning will be ready for pick up on the following Monday. All orders must be made in cash. To view the wide variety of SCRIP that is available, please visit www.ShopWithScrip.com. We do sell the most popular gift cards – Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, a wide variety of restaurants and markets, including ADong, before and after school, daily, from 7:30 –7:50 a.m. and from 2:30 - 2:50 p.m. Certificates make wonderful presents for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, special occasions, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Don’t leave home without them!

Catholic Identity

Each month, students from Blessed Sacrament School participate in roles of leadership during a weekday and a weekend mass. On October 6th, 2017, the 8th graders participated as altar servers, lectors, and cantors. Their teacher, Mr. Seibert, prepared them in advance by explaining the readings, the meaning of ministry, the importance of participating during mass, and “praying twice” while he accompanied them on the guitar. Join us at 9:30 a.m. on October 15th and/or at 9:30 a.m. on November 1st and witness the 7th graders in roles of leadership

Corazon And Pennies From Heaven

During September, students at BSS raised approximately $1,300 and received a matching gift to help educate children in Tijuana through the Corazon School Scholarship program. A co-sponsor will double the $2,600. Michael Savage, a former BSS student will attend our school assembly on October 26th to accept the check on behalf of Corazon. During October, the students will participate in Pennies from Heaven and help the Knights of Columbus raise funds for mothers and babies in homes, shelters, and centers throughout the Diocese of Orange.

STEM

Mrs. Bonifacio, former BSS student, is passionate about bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to the students. This week in the Engineering Elective, students in grade 6-8 gave presentations on projects they created using recycled water bottles. Students learned that one-time use products are bringing more harm to our environment than the convenience they bring to the world. To help stop the waste, they decided to recycle one-time use products and create new products that would be practical in our daily lives. Different projects included vertical gardens, insect traps, and bird-feeders. The most creative project was a mini-greenhouse used to germinate plants before planting them in the ground. This model included its own water-filtration system that would purify water as it entered the greenhouse in a specialized compartment. To top it off, they even sprouted radishes in time for their presentation. We are very proud of our outstanding math/science teacher and of the students!

World Mission Sunday

Next week, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Each year, the entire Church is invited to support the young mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the poorest of the poor. This year, we are invited to "Chat With The Pope" to learn more about his missions. Learn more at chatwiththepope.org