Ministries

Altar Servers

More young women and men are needed in our Altar Server Ministry. Servers must be attend Mass regularly and have received their First Communion. If you are interested in participating in this wonderful role at Mass please contact Deacon Mark Harden at mharden@blessedsacrament.church or     824-7231.

Altar Society

The Altar Society welcomes all women of the parish to join us in our ministry of service. The Altar Society’s work is quiet and behind the scenes, overseeing the reverent care of the altar and maintaining the plants and flower arrangements that grace the sides of the tabernacle. Nothing can compare to the beauty of God’s presence, but we would like to ensure that His dwelling place is maintained with the greatest dignity, honor, and respect that we can offer. The Altar Society welcomes your assistance and support.  If you would like to serve Our Lord and your parish with the Altar Society please join us by contacting Mary Nourie at 822-9054.

Baptism Preparation

Parents wishing to baptize their child must be registered parishioners or live within the parish boundaries. Visit our Baptism page to learn more.

Bereavement Committee

The aim of the Bereavement Committee is to provide comfort to the family of the deceased with the gift of food. In a small but meaningful way, we are saying, “Your friends at Blessed Sacrament care about you.” A ministry group leader works with the family and organizes volunteers to provide the meal. If you would like to participate in this ministry please contact Sandi McKinney at 365-3660 or via email at smckinney3@satx.rr.com.

Eucharistic Adoration

The Adoration Chapel is available for those who would like to spend time in prayer with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Chapel Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday  8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Come and see what a blessing it is to visit with your Lord and Savior for an hour each week in our private chapel. Remember Christ’s words to the apostles at Gethsemane, “Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?” 

Eucharist Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers are a group of lay men and women who assist the priest with distribution the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. If you are interested in participating in this ministry please contact Deacon Mark Harden at mharden@blessedsacrament.church or by calling 824-7231 ext. 20.

Finance Council

An active, well-formed Parish Finance Council is a key element for promoting the financial health of a parish, assuring accountability and good stewardship of all parish goods.

The Parish Finance Council generally meets once a month to address the most pressing financial and temporal matters facing the parish. The Council also addresses future needs and provides recommendations on how best those needs can be met.

Qualifications for becoming a member of the Parish Finance Council are based on a willingness to act in the best interest of the Parish. Certain professional skills or expertise in management, finance, business, law, accounting, engineering, purchasing, construction, maintenance, and/or communications is preferable.
To be considered for a seat on the Parish Finance Council, please contact Fr. Jack at 824-7231.

Flower Memorial

If you would like to donate flowers for the Altar in memory of a loved one or in honor of a birthday or anniversary, please call Josephine Perales at 822-8534.

The cost of the flower memorial is $100.00.

Funerals

To schedule a funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament, please contact the Parish Office at 824-7231. Our staff will work with you, your family, and your designated funeral home to prepare a celebration that truly honors the life of your loved one.

Greeters

As the initial point of contact before Mass, Greeters provide a sense of hospitality and friendliness to parishioners at all weekend Masses. If would like more information about participating in this ministry please contact Deacon Mark Harden at mharden@blessedsacrament.church or by calling 824-7231 ext. 20.

Lectors

This group of men, women, boys and girls proclaim God’s Word to the worshipping community during the Liturgy at Mass. If you would like to participate in this ministry please contact Tim Reznicek at 699-1865 or timrez@sbcglobal.net.

Men's Fellowship & Faith Sharing

The Men’s Fellowship and Faith Sharing group meets on Saturday mornings at 8:30 am in the Hogan House located at 119 Shannon Lee. For more information please contact the following gentlemen:

John Dolezal 409-782-7902  jrdolezal7@aol.com

Phillip Reyes 313-9348 phillip.reyes.txwd@gmail.com

Music Ministry

The ministry of singing God's praises Sunday after Sunday is a most rewarding form of prayer. As St. Augustine said, "Those who sing, pray twice." We are blessed to have so many dedicated choir members and we always welcome new voices. Rehearsal times vary for each choir. If you would like to participate, please contact one of the following directors:

Music Director - Mary Ann De La Garza
824-2473
froggiedela@aol.com

10:00 am Choir Director
Mary Jane Quintero
385-7391
monkey_2@grandecom.net

12:15 Choir Director
Roni Stach
ronistach@gmail.com

5:00 Life Teen Choir

 

 

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of San Antonio fosters independence by delivering hot, nutritious meals each weekday to homebound seniors. In addition, personal contact with volunteers can combat loneliness and provide opportunities for early intervention in life-threatening situations. Please join us in providing for the homebound in our area. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kristin Rivera at 735-5115.

Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Council is made up of people engaged in the pastoral care of the parish, and presided over by the Pastor. Members of the Council are tasked with discussing, discerning, and helping plan programs whereby the limited resources of the parish are used to the best advantage.

The Blessed Sacrament Pastoral Council arrives at decisions by consensus—a process that includes prayer, discernment, and much discussion. The Pastor and Council work in a united effort to help the parish become more responsive to the needs of the congregation.

To be considered for a seat on the Pastoral Council, please contact Deacon Mark Harden at mharden@blessedsacrament.church or 824-7231.

Pro-Life Rosary

Unite as a community praying the Rosary for the sanctity of all life from conception until natural death. Please join us in praying the  Rosary for the Unborn.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments. Visit our RCIA page to learn more.

Rosary Group

The Rosary Group meets every Tuesday in the Church at 7:00 pm to pray the Rosary. “Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer.” St. John Paul II.

Sanctuary Lamp

When the Sanctuary Lamp is burning it indicates and honors the presence of Christ in the tabernacle. A donation for the Sanctuary Lamp can be made in memory of a loved one by calling the Parish Office at 824-7231.

School Board

The Blessed Sacrament School Board implements the policies of the Archdiocesan School Board and establishes local policies to meet our special needs. The School Board is comprised of the Pastor, the Principal, the PTC President, and eight lay members. Blessed Sacrament School offers our children an excellent academic education combined with a strong religious education within a community of faith. Our School works to provide for the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical development of each child. For more information, please contact Blessed Sacrament School at 824-3381 or online at www.blessedschool.com.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul ministry provides aid to those in need who reside within our parish boundaries. We also refer individuals to other agencies or organizations when needed. We are sponsored by the donations from the generous parishioners of Blessed Sacrament. Please contact the Parish Office at 824-7231 to ask how you can volunteer or donate to St. Vincent de Paul.

Stations of the Cross

During Lent please join us for Stations of the Cross Friday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Church.

Ushers

Men and women who assist at the Liturgy by helping parishioners find seats, collecting donations, directing parishioners during Communion and handing out church bulletins. For more information, please contact Deacon Mark Harden at 824-7231 ext. 20.

Visiting Ministers

The Visiting Ministers is a group of caring dedicated parishioners who assist our pastor in ministering to the sick, lonely and elderly who are either hospitalized or homebound and cannot attend Mass. If you are interested in joining this group or if you are homebound and would like someone visit you, please contact Deacon Mark Harden at 824-7231 or mharden@blessedsacrament.church.

Wedding Liturgy Coordinator

Our Wedding Coordinator meets with engaged couples to finalize preparations for their celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, direct the rehearsal, and is present on the wedding day.

A meeting is held on the first Saturday of each month in the Church after the 10:00 am Mass.

Families wishing to celebrate a Quinceañera are also invited to attend one of these monthly meetings.

 

 

 

Lector Schedule

 

September

October