Father Christian Riesbeck, CC, who is in residence at Blessed Sacrament has some big news, and congratulations are in order!
From Archbishop Prendergast’s blog.
It was announced in Rome today that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Christian Riesbeck, CC as Titular Bishop of Tipasa in Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa.
Read more here!
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
4:00 p.m. Mass (Pageant)
6:00 p.m. Mass (Pageant)
8:00 p.m. Mass
Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Mass
Tuesday, December 31 - New Year’s Eve
4:30 p.m. Mass
Wednesday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
10:00 a.m. Mass
‘Ice and Snow, Bless the Lord’
Saturday, December 14, 2013
11 am – 2 pm
Tickets: $8 per person
Tourtiere or Vegetarian Lasagna or Children’s Lunch.
Please consider donating new items for the event, as well as, baked goods for the dessert table!
(Sign-up sheets will be at the back of the Church)
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Tickets MUST be purchased in advance .
Tickets will be sold after all Masses
on Nov. 30/Dec. 1 & Dec 6/7.
This event always sells out quickly!
The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered after the 6:30 p.m. Mass on Thursday, November 21 for anyone who has a serious medical affliction (on prescription drugs). The session will include instruction on fruitful reception of healing ministry. Prayer teams will be available afterwards for personal healing prayer or prayer for other situations and persons. People have reported some wonderful experiences, remission of cancers, and other healings. Please do inform us of such blessings for the praise of Jesus and our increase of faith.
Next weekend November 9 & 10th at all Masses we will read out the names of deceased veterans. You are invited to write a name on the sheets located in the front entrance of the church We will only be reading the names from these sheets.
a Planned Giving information session on Sunday November 24th between the morning Masses. We will have expert presentations from the Archdiocese that will help explain the many ways in which it makes both financial and tax sense to consider supporting your church. To ensure we have sufficient handouts for the session, please use the signup sheets at the back of the church. If you are unable to attend but would like more information on our Planned Giving program, send an email to the parish office and we will get in touch with you.
100 years ago this week, Blessed Sacrament parish celebrated its first Mass on site, in the chapel that Father O’Gorman built while the parish saved up for the permanent building that we know today.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, came to celebrate Mass with us on Sunday at 11 AM. After Mass, we got this picture of Father Galen and Archbishop Prendergast!
For those who have been away from the parish, be advised that Sunday morning Mass times have changed. There are now two morning Masses: one at 9 AM, and one 11 AM. Saturday Masses are still at 4:30 PM, and Sunday evening Masses are still at 8 PM.
With love and affection, our congregation looked on as our Administrator became our Pastor. Father Geoff Kerslake read the proclamation of appointment, Father Galen took his oath, and they visited all the stations of ministry – a happy occasion!
The pictures below come courtesy of Gord Johnson.