Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - November

Posted on October 29, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - November
Dear parish family, November finds us still journeying in a pandemic that has wearied us and made patience a virtue that gets more and more difficult to practice. But that’s exactly what we need to do even if the rest of the world has given up on it. This month of thanks reminds us that eve...

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Pastor's Page - October

Posted on October 08, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - October
Dear Parish Family, October finds us in the beautiful season of fall.  Before our very eyes, we see our world beautifully transformed into a new season.  We witness fall’s brilliant colors, cool temperatures, pumpkins, apple cider and the little ones all dressed up in their favori...

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Update From Our Caffeinated Seminarian
My dear Blessed Sacrament family, Last September 26th I celebrated my 5th year as a member of this outstanding family of faith. I want to thank you all for being my family and for giving the encouragement to keep loving God and serving His people. I cannot believe I am now in my second year of th...

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Finance Committee Update

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Finance Committee Update
Dear Parish Family, At the end of this month, Mr. Bob Harvey will be stepping down from his position as finance chair of our parish. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank him for his strong leadership, sharp attention to detail and countless hours of research and preparation that he ...

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Pastor's Page - September

Posted on September 01, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - September
Dear Parish Family, From my perspective, September is the “Start Up” month for the year.  A new school year begins, Church activities and committees get fired up,  religious education prepares to welcome back the hundreds of young people that are part of our parish family, a...

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Pastor's Page - Summer 2020
Dear Blessed Sacrament Parish Family, July usually finds us in a carefree and relaxed mood. This July, however, has a very different feel to it as we continue to do everything in our power to keep our families safe and well during this challenging pandemic.  July is also the month when we ce...

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Pastor's Page - May

Posted on April 29, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - May
Dear Parish Family, Greetings to our “stay at home” families!  I hope you are doing well and staying safe in these challenging times.  On a positive note, at least you have come to the awareness that God hasn’t called you to the cloistered life in a monastery!!!  ...

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Priest Chat - May 6th at 6:30pm
The Diocese of Norwich Office of Faith Events presents PRIEST CHAT, Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30pm. Join us as a faith-filled community in prayer and solidarity as we talk about our lives during the Pandemic. A priest from the Diocese of Norwich will guide us through these ...

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Pastor's Page - April

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - April
Dear Parish Family, On April 5th Holy Week begins with our livestreamed celebration of Palm Sunday Mass at 10:00am. Holy Week is the most sacred time in our Church calendar. This year is obviously posing some unique challenges - so we had to get creative in getting the blessed palms to you. This ...

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Pastor's Page - March

Posted on March 08, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page - March
Dear Parish Family, In the Book of James 4:8 we hear these encouraging words - “Draw near to God and God will draw near to you.”  Great words for us to contemplate as we journey through the season of Lent.  This passage reminds us that faith is not a spectator sport but rath...

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Pastor's Page

Posted on February 23, 2020 in: Message from Fr. Rick

Pastor's Page
Dear Blessed Sacrament Family, I begin this letter with some very exciting news – on May 28th at 7:00pm seminarian Larry Barile will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Michael Cote – and here’s the kicker – in our parish!  I believe this will be the f...

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