Mortgage Burning Ceremony
Blessed Sacrament Parish Mortgage Burning Celebration!
What a wonderful evening, gathering together in celebration for our Church and School! Thank you to our Parishioners for your sacrifice to build this beautiful campus. We continue to praise God, with the intercession of our Blessed Mother for the grace to accomplish this goal. Genesis 2:2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
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As a parish, we are committed to working together to make Jesus Christ known, loved and served in our families, throughout the Hibbing community and in the world. We are also committed to live as the Lord taught, drawing inspiration from the scriptures and strength from the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Our parish strives to nurture spiritual growth, share the gifts God has given us, and invite others into a relationship with Christ.
We are One Body, One Spirit in Christ.
Lenten Perpetual Adoration
Adorers needed. Lenten Perpetual Adoration begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th and will continue through Wednesday, April 17th. There are many hours to fill! We invite each of you to join us at any time of the day or night during Lent in this beautiful devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. We need 2 committed adorers per hour! Beginning next weekend, sign-up sheets can be found in the east link hallway by the back parking lot. If you have any questions, contact Sue Schwartz at 969-4718 or call the Parish. Please consider spending an hour with Jesus.
World Day of the Sick Anointing
We will be celebrating World Day of the Sick after all Masses on the weekend of February 9th and 10th by offering the Sacrament of Anointing for the sick or elderly.
United Catholic Appeal Annual Raffle is back!
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It is that time of year again! Time for the Assumption Catholic School 2nd big fundraiser, the Catholic United Raffle. Catholic United Financial works hard to help Catholic schools in the state of Minnesota. The best part of this raffle is that tickets are only $5 each and ALL $5 stay as Assumption for each ticket sold. The top prize from this raffle will be $20,000 cash or a Jeep Compass. There will also be a local drawing for anyone that purchases 10 tickets under the same name. For every ten tickets purchased, one entry will be put in for prizes of $1,000 cash, $500 cash, and $250 cash! That means that there will be local winners involved in this raffle as well. There will also be incentives for our families to sell extra tickets including cash prizes and discounted tuition. Students will be working to earn prizes as well for tickets sold. Assumption’s goal is $30,000. Please help us to reach our goal by purchasing a ticket from any one of our Assumption families or by stopping into the school to make your purchase. Assumption families are able to sign up for after Mass slots to sell raffle tickets. There will be tickets available at the Parish Office as well, however no one will get “credit” for those sales. Tickets are on sale until Feb. 24th. The drawing will be held on March 5th. Good luck and thank you for supporting Assumption Catholic School! God Bless, Mr. Johnson
Soup Supper Planning
All women of the Blessed Sacrament Parish are invited to attend the February meeting for the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) on Mon., Feb. 4th at 1pm in the Courtyard Annex. We will be discussing and planning the soup suppers for Lent, which will begin on Ash Wednesday March 6th, 2019. Come and join us as members of your Parish to build up the body of Christ through service and fellowship in this Community! Both men and women are needed to assist with soup suppers. Be a part of the enjoyment and camaraderie of sharing with others the work done to help our priests throughout the year. Pray to the Holy Spirit to guide you. Come Holy Spirit, come. Our Lady of Good Counsel, pray for us!
Together for Life Sweet Treats
Together for Life will be selling homemade donuts after all Masses Feb. 2nd and 3rd. All proceeds will go to support our parish subscription for Natural Family Planning. Also, we will also be selling candy for Valentine’s Day after Masses on Feb. 9th and 10th.
2018-2019 Religious Education
CYA Classes: Jan. 30th Regular Class: Dinner 5:45pm-6:20pm; Class 6:30pm--8pm
Sunday School: Feb. 3rd Regular class 8:45am-9:45am
CYA is in need of small group leaders! Please prayerfully consider spending time on Wednesday evenings as a small group leader for our youth. Please call the Parish Office and ask for Deb Toma for details.
Confidential prayer requests
Confidential prayer requests for the sick will be gathered at the entrances of the Church this January through February 11th, World Day of the Sick, which was founded by Pope John II and coincides with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Pope Francis stated in a message on World Day of the Sick, "that, just like “Mary’s maternal vocation for all humanity, the Church, with its long standing tradition of service to the sick, keeps its own maternal vocation to the needy and to the sick". Petitions will be included in the intercessory prayers at the 8 am Mass on the 11th. Ask for prayers for yourself, or imitate the friends of the sick man in the Gospel of Mark, 2:4, who brought their friend to Jesus. Let us pray for the sick.
Catholics at the Captial! 2-19-19
Bishop Sirba invites each of you to attend Catholics at the Capitol! On Tuesday, February 19th, thousands of Catholics from across Minnesota are coming together for life and dignity to make Catholic voices count at the Capitol. Catholics at the Capitol is a day filled with prayer and inspirational speakers including actor Jim Caviezel from The Passion of the Christ, and Archbishop Charles Chaput, a leading voice on living out our role as faithful citizens. Plus, Gloria Purvis of EWTN returns as emcee, and Danielle Rose will perform her music throughout the day. You’ll meet other Catholics from your legislative district, and together you’ll learn about policy issues affecting life and dignity before meeting with your legislators.
Transportation to St. Paul is available when you register! Event seating is limited, so register by going to CatholicsAtTheCapitol.org. If you have questions, you can call the Diocese at 218-724-9111, or check the diocesan website.
Men of Faith Conference
Men of Faith – Men Bearing Witness Conference Register today for the 8th annual Catholic Men’s Conference, Men of Faith – Men Bearing Witness, scheduled for Saturday, March 9th at Marshall School in Duluth. Paul George of Adore Ministry will be the featured speaker. Registration is available at www.duluthcatholicmen.org . Conference registration is $30 for registrations received on or before February 26th , and $40 for registrations received after February 26th. Registration deadline is March 4th.
Women of Faith Conference
Women’s Conference “Fearless”, will be Sat., March 23rd at the Marshall School in Duluth. The guest speaker will be Sonja Corbitt. Please visit www.dioceseduluth.org for details on registration for the conference. Women’s Conference Bus! We are offering a bus to the Women’s conference, leaving Blessed Sacrament at 6:15am, returning at 7pm. Cost is $15/person to ride the bus. Space is limited! Please call the Parish Office today to get your name on the list. Payment is required when you sign up. Nashwauk, Chisholm, Virginia and Eveleth Parishioners are also invited to ride the bus, so seats will go fast!
In need of special prayers? Please call: Nancy at 218-262-4401 or Carolyn at 218-263-4684.
United Catholic Appeal
Thank you for your support and generosity, hard work and prayers.
UCA supports the work of our Bishop in our Local Church:
Education | Evangelization | Vocations | Marriage & Family Life | Youth | Parishes and Schools
Blessed Sacrament Parish Assessment for 2018: $112,990.88/ Total collected as of 1-10-2019 $77,705.55
- Father Gabriel Waweru, Pastor
- Father Beau Braun, Associate Pastor
- Jessica Koland, Parish Secretary
- Susie Marchetti, Business Manager
- Mary Wanhala, Outreach Ministries
- Deb Toma, Youth Programs
- Jen Steinbrecher, Sunday School
- Sue Schwartz, Liturgy/Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator
- Lorri Frankson, Funeral Luncheon Coordinator
Blessed Sacrament - 4:15 pm
Immaculate Conception - 8:00 am
Blessed Sacrament - 10:00 am
+ Memorial Day through Labor Day:
BlSac/Side Lake: 10 am
Blessed Sacrament - 8:00 am
(9 am Weds. during the school year)
+ MASS IN LATIN 1st SATURDAY(each month) and all Saturdays during Lent:
Immaculate Conception 8:00 am
*Friday.................8:30 am - 1:00 pm
*Beginning June 15th, the Office will close on Fridays until mid August.
Out of concern for the safety of our staff, if school is closed because of inclement weather, the parish office will also be closed.
The Parish is excited to offer wonderful and free Catholic content for everyone in the family! Movies, books, studies, and much more is here and FREE for you as a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Please click the link and create a user name and password using the parish code. ENJOY!
17-18 Fiscal year-end Report
Do you know someone interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic Church? Come discover the beauty, truth, and goodness of the Church Christ himself established! RCIA classes will begin on Mon., Sept. 24th at 6:30pm in the Courtyard Annex and continue on Monday evenings at Blessed Sacrament Church. Contact Fr. Beau at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office at 262-5541- All are welcome!
In Nov. 2015, the Parish received new Missals from JourneySongs, which is a permanent, hard cover book that includes Sunday readings for all three liturgical cycles (A, B, & C), many beautiful prayers and reflections and Rites of the new Church. We are offering Hymnal Memorials. If you would like to dedicate a book “in memory of a loved one, or to honor someone you know”, please fill out the Hymnal Memorial form and return to the Parish Office. Forms can be found at the church entrances, or please stop by the Parish Office.
Recommended donation per book: $20
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday, Tuesday, Friday - 7:30 am
Wednesday - 8:30 am
Saturday, 3 pm
Saturday, 11 am
(also, by appointment)
Take time to meet Christ...to know Him...to speak with Him...to adore Him. Come to him with humbled hearts. The Adoration Chapel is open: Monday from 8:30am-9pm; Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 6pm and 9pm; Thursday from 8:30am through 8:00am Friday. We adore You and we praise You... because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world
Diocese of Duluth files for bankruptcy
Father James Bissonette, vicar general of the Diocese, issued the following statement on behalf of the Diocese:
(Please click on this link to read the entire statement) http://www.dioceseduluth.org/blog/Daily-News/diocese-of-