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Sunday, July 18, 2021
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are a true community, encountering His TRUE PRESENCE, sharing His true love, making a TRUE IMPACT!


Somos una verdadera comunidad, descubriendo Su verdadrea presencia,compartiendo Su verdadero amor, ¡generando un verdadero impacto!

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Our Parish and Mission

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Daily Mass

Monday – Friday 8:30am
Weekend Mass
Saturday 4pm, 6pm (Spanish)
Sunday 8am, 10am, 12pm
Masses available online on our YouTube Channel.

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 4pm
Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Reconciliation / Confessions
Saturday 2:00pm - 3:00pm
During Advent & Lent: Monday - Friday 9:15am - 10:00am
Eucharistic Adoration
During Advent & Lent:  Friday 9:15am (Exposition) -12:30pm (Benediction)

Horario Mission Santo Toribio Romo
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Domingo 8am, 10am
Horas de oficina
Miércoles y Viernes 2pm-6pm
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GOSPEL READING:  Eph 2:13-18

Brothers and sisters:
In Christ Jesus you who once were far off
have become near by the blood of Christ.

For he is our peace, he who made both one
and broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his flesh,
abolishing the law with its commandments and legal claims,
that he might create in himself one new person in place of the two,
thus establishing peace,
and might reconcile both with God,
in one body, through the cross,
putting that enmity to death by it. 
He came and preached peace to you who were far off
and peace to those who were near,
for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

Gospel Meditation

There’s an ordinary pine grove located on a tree farm not too far from town where life’s stresses and demands seem to melt away. It is here that all that seemed so important out there no longer is and one can get lost in the rows of trees and majestic beauty. God is here and all is good. We need to connect with the Divine Source of all that is in order to understand what it is we are doing and why we are doing it. Otherwise, things stop making sense and bitterness can overcome one’s spirit. It’s okay to play once in a while and to discover that place of profound life and peace. People always have needs and there is constantly something to do. And while all of that is necessary and we are needed, there is also that inner solitude within that needs to be celebrated and released.
We all need a pine grove. It’s that little place we can go and leave all that consumes us behind. It’s a place where technology can be set aside and wonder, and awe given some time. We don’t have to text, calculate, or orchestrate anything in the pine grove. It is a somewhat deserted place where all of that can be set aside and we can just be. The anger, frustration, exhaustion, discouragement, helplessness, and occasional apathy, all can fall to the ground like all of those pine needles that once held their place on the branch of a Frasier Fir. The needles can let go. We can let go. We are beings connected with Being and we all need to remember what really matters, who really matters and what life is truly all about. We need to find that place where we can rest and let go of all of the barnacles we accumulate. Rest, breathe, seek, and love.
The world will need us again when we leave the pine grove. It will all be waiting for us, beckoning for our attention. But we will have prayed and will have marveled at the silence and the beauty of goodness. We can go back, ready, and eager to listen, to help, to heal, to cry, to embrace, and attend to all that is asked of us. But, having let go of the distractions in that deserted place we will have a renewed sense of purpose. We will know better Who it is we serve and what we are meant to do. It will all be clearer now that we have been Divinely touched and refreshed.


Mass Intentions July 19 - 25, 2021


If you would like to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at Blessed Sacrament or Santo Toribio Romo in memory of or in celebration of a loved one, please come by or call the Parish Office. Suggested donations are $10 for Daily Mass and $15 for a Weekend Mass or Solemnity. Our Memorial Mass Association is also available if you would like to add a loved one's name to be prayed for each Wednesday for one year. The suggested donation for our Memorial Mass Association is $25.   

Second Collection for Maintenance

The Second Collection on the fourth weekend of every month goes towards Maintenance.  Starting the weekend of July 25, the funds donated through that collection will be used to continue the upgrading and improvement of the classrooms both at Blessed Sacrament and Santo Toribio Romo.  Please be generous!

Saturday Morning Mass beginning July 31

Beginning on Saturday, July 31, we will be offering Saturday morning 8:30 am Mass at Blessed Sacrament.  Please join us!

Tuesday Morning Bible Study beginning in September


A Tuesday Morning Bible Study will be offered September 7 - December 14, 2021, weekly from 9:30 am - 11:30 am (no meeting Thanksgiving week).  This 14 week study through will explore Lectio: Mark.  Each week, there will be a 30 minute video with discussion on the Gospel of Mark. The study will be facilitated by Ginger Verduin and Mary Ellen Pollock.  Pre-registration is  required and will begin in August. Space is limited to 25 participants.  The cost is $15 and includes book, coffee, and water.  For more information, email

Makers Market


This November, the ladies of the Blessed Sacrament Council of Catholic Women will be hosting the Makers Market, featuring crafts, gifts and much more!  Vendor Booths are available for $50 each.  Please contact Tillie Granucci at 352-250-8210 or for more information or to apply for a booth space!  These crafters are already hard at work preparing! 

Young Adult Ministry

Our Young Adult Ministry program welcomes all those between ages 18-39.  For more information, visit

Young Adult Ministry meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm
7/21:  Video and Discussion in the Youth Center
7/25 :  (Sunday) 10 am Mass and Brunch
7/28:  Dinner Out

High School and Middle School Youth Group


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Knights of Columbus


The Blessed Sacrament Council Knights of Columbus meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall.   For more information about membership, contact Leo Brand: 813-624-3889 / SKLB1444@GMAIL.COM
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Pilgrimage to the Shrines of the Alps:  June 20-29, 2022

Join Father Peter Cordeno, Holy Name of Jesus Parish Parochial Vicar, on a 10-day pilgrimage from Orlando to Switzerland. Visit Zurich, St. Gallen, Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermatt, Lausanne, Annecy, & Geneva. Highlights include Abbey of St. Gall, Church of St. Frances de Sales, Black Madonna at Einsiedeln Abbey, Lake Lucerne boat trip, Matterhorn, Mt. Pilatus, Alpine cogwheel train ride, Abbey of Saint-Maurice, & Basilica of the Visitation.
An information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room, HNJ Life Center, 3060 Hwy A1A, Indialantic, 321-773-1630.  For more information contact: Julie Mallak, or 321-725-4374.

Flower Donations for Remembrance or Celebration

The weekly flowers at Blessed Sacrament are a beautiful addition to our worship space.  The arrangements can be given to the glory of God by members of our parish community who wish to remember a loved one or give thanks for people or events in their lives!  With a minimum donation, requests can be made for specific weekends to coincide with remembrances  and celebrations.  The thanksgiving and memorial acknowledgements will be printed in the parish bulletin on the specified weekend with a week’s advance notice.  Minimum donation for the main flower arrangement in the Sanctuary:  $75.  Minimum donation for the flowers by the Blessed Mother or St. Joseph statue:  $50.

Gift Shop Volunteers Needed

We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening the Gift Shop soon. Volunteers will be needed to open it after Masses on weekdays and weekends, and to help stock during the week. If you are interested, please complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form on our website, or contact Barbara Hernandez, Gift Shop Manager, at
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Ministry to the Sick

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.
-Matthew 25:35-36
We are so grateful to announce that we will be restarting our Ministry to the Sick, a beautiful ministry founded in the Church’s rich tradition of pastoral care.  Ministers to the Sick are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit those unable to attend Mass due to illness or infirmity.  Visits take place in homes, nursing homes and hospitals where the ministers pray with, and most importantly, bring the Eucharist to the faithful.   This ministry is so very important because “it is proper that those who are prevented from being present at the community’s celebration should be refreshed with the Eucharist.  In this way they may realize that they are united not only with the Lord’s sacrifice but also with the community itself and are supported by the love of their brothers and sisters” (Holy Communion Outside Mass, General Introduction #14).  Our Ministers to the Sick will bring the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist while embracing the faithful with the true love of our Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community.  What an impact!
Minsters to the Sick must be fingerprinted and have current mandates as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  It is recommended that they be vaccinated.  If you would like to be a part of this important ministry, please email or call the Parish Office, extension 118. 
And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
-Matthew 25:40
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Faith Formation Registration

Registration for the 2021/22 Faith Formation program will take place in August.  Please stay tuned for more information!

For Our Young Parishioners

Sharing the Gospel

People heard how Jesus and his disciples had healed their family and friends. They followed Jesus around like people hurry to see movie stars today. Jesus felt sorry for these people. They were like sheep without a shepherd. He said, "Love God more than anything or anyone. Love your neighbor as yourself." His words were joy to their ears. They followed him because he filled their hearts with hope and peace.

Quo Vadis Men’s Discernment Retreat, August 2-4

High school men, discover where and how God is calling you! Join seminarians and priests in prayer, sports, conversation and more to learn more about the priesthood, grow in faith and better discern God’s call through this camp experience – Monday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m. – Wednesday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.
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FREE Southeast Catechist Conference, August 12-15

Deepen your own spirituality while learning how to evangelize, be a disciple, reach intercultural ministries, youth, and those with disabilities. Join parents, catechists, volunteers and ministry leaders for this four-day free virtual conference and become empowered to give a stronger testimony of your faith through your life and actions. Visit to register.

Virtual Retreats from San Pedro

San Pedro San Pedro Spiritual Development Center is providing virtual retreats to facilitate ongoing spiritual growth throughout and beyond this pandemic. A retreat is an opportunity to draw away from the world for intentional time of prayer and reflection. Our Virtual Retreats offer similar content to our in person retreats by offering an online forum of presentation, discussion, and Q&A. To see what retreats are available virtually go to or https://www.sanpedrocenter.or /spiritualresources for the free at-home retreats.

FREE Summer Faith Kits for Families

Don’t let your faith take a vacation. Instead strengthen it as a family using a Summer Kit by Sadlier Religion.  Enjoy engaging family activities, discover new ways to pray together, and learn about the saints through any of the four free kits. These engaging and easy-to-use downloadable kits are designed to help your family grow in faith and fun together this summer. For free downloads go to:
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Forming Disciples Certification Program

Are you hungry to learn more about your faith? Whether a catechist or a parishioner seeking to dive deeper into the faith, the Secretariat for Laity, Family, and Life offers classes on varied topics. Attendees may take courses for full certification or simply out of interest. For a full schedule of classes in English and Spanish, go to For more information: Tomás Evans, Adult Ministry Director, 407-246-4912 /
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Vaccine Visits for Homebound Seniors

Florida is bringing COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound seniors.  For more information or to register for a vaccine, email  Residents can also contact the state's COVI D-19 Call Center at 866-779-6121 for assistance.
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Help Build Houses in the Dominican Republic

Construction missions to our sister Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana have resumed. Trips are limited to 10 volunteers due to COVID-19 safety protocols. Adults must be at least 20 years of age.  Currently the mission is building 41 houses in La Cueva. Those with construction experience are welcome. If you are interested in serving, contact the Mission Office, 407-246-4890 or email Caroline Genovesi at Mission dates are: May 29-June 5, June 19-26, July 17-24, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, Oct. 23-30.

Opportunities to Grow in Faith with FORMED.ORG

To make a free account on FORMED.ORG, Click the link below, enter code '34711', select Blessed Sacrament, and create your account.
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Volunteers Needed: Gift Shop, Parish Office Reception Desk, Cleaning Ministry, & Ministers of Hospitality

We are in need of many hands to do the work of God at our parish and in our community!  Please consider giving of your time in one of the following areas: Gift Shop, Parish Reception Desk, the Cleaning Ministry or the Ministry of Hospitality at Mass. If you're interested please email or click the button below to submit a contact form.  Thank you!
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Inquiry into the Catholic Faith

Are you considering becoming Catholic or are you seeking more knowledge about the Catholic Church and its teachings? Inquiry sessions have begun to meet on Monday nights from 7-8:15 pm. These gatherings are open to people who are not baptized as well as those who are baptized Christians from Protestant or Evangelical backgrounds. We’re waiting for YOU!  For more details, please call Chris Stalnaker, DRE in the Faith Formation Office. 352-394-3562 ext. 121.

Memorial Mass Association

Members of our Memorial Mass Association are prayed for each Wednesday for one year from enrollment.  To add a loved one's name to the Association, please stop by or call the Parish Office.  The suggested donation is $25.  Our current members are:

Wayne Roth, Dawn Sobierajski , Katia A. Espinosa, Robert Gear, Edythe Gear
Myrtle Louise Gear, Jearald Jean Gear, Kathryn Lauren Gross, Caridad Farina
Roland Titus, Eve de Sales, Jose Luis Herrera, Nancy Soto, Lawrence Bergin
Daniel Boyle, Carol Ann Baker, Edward Hawkins, Elsa Ruiz, Joan McEvy
Henry Joseph Fortier, Adrian Gonzalez, Eric Boyd Hawley, Sr, Dorothy Nell Hawley
Timothy Lance, Mary E. Scharr, Calvin C. Scharr, Joseph Sutera, Luis Benavides, Daniel Perez, Edith Romero, George E Welch, Ramona Welch, Richard Olson, Olympia Olson, Sharon Gilford, Ed Grill, Walter Ross, Richard Narduzzi, Ernest & Catherine LoFurno, Jorge Enrique Sanchez, Christine Stolzenthaler Bordelon, Shirley Farrell, Palma Briganti, Juliana Cassard, Charles Seis, William Rodriguez Cruz, 
Matthew Sheridan Jr, Matthew Sheridan, Gene Sampson, Aleyda Estevez, Roger Matos, Guadalupe Palacios, Peter Reyes, Vita Cannata Sulsenti, Giuseppe Cannata

Remembering the Priests of our Diocese: July

On the anniversary of their passing, we remember and pray for the repose of the souls of the following priests of our diocese who have gone before us. May perpetual light shine upon them and may they rest in peace.
July 7, 1988:  Rev. Arthur Dunnigan
July 10, 2005:  Rev. Joseph Achilles Nolin
July 14, 2018:  Msgr. Valentine Sheedy
July 18, 1992:  Rev. Paul Couming
July 22, 2017:  Rev. Felix Banos
Father Arthur Dunnigan
Father Arthur Dunnigan was born June 24, 1915 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended St. John Seminary in Massachusetts and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Boston on October 28, 1943. He served in parishes there until arriving in Florida in 1957 to serve in the Diocese of St. Augustine. He served in a number of parishes including Blessed Sacrament in Clermont and as pastor of Holy Name of Jesus in Indialantic, followed by St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Cloud. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Orlando in 1973. Father Dunnigan retired in 1982 and died July 7, 1988.
Father Joseph Achilles Nolin
Father Nolin was born September 6, 1922 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He attended the La Salette Minor and Major Seminaries and was ordained in the Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette on June 11, 1949 in Massachusetts. He served in various parishes in the Northeast until coming to the Diocese of Orlando in 1968.  He was incardinated in 1972.  He served at St. Brendan in Ormond Beach, as pastor of Holy Redeemer in Kissimmee, followed by St. Peter in Deland, Prince of Peace in Ormond Beach, Immaculate Conception in Melbourne Beach, and St. James Cathedral in Orlando. He served as Dean of the Northern Deanery; Dean of the Eastern Deanery; Dean of the Central Deanery; was a member of the priests Personnel Board and served as a Director of Cursillo. Father Nolin retired in 1992, however, he served briefly as Administer pro tem of St. Paul in Daytona Beach at the request of Bishop Dorsey in 1993. Father Nolin died July 10, 2005.
Msgr. Valentine Sheedy
Msgr. Sheedy was born January 23, 1927 in Feakle, County Clare, Ireland.   In 1946, he entered the Holy Ghost Seminary in Kimmage, Dublin, where he studied for the next nine years, ultimately being ordained into the priesthood July 3, 1955. Shortly after being ordained, Father Sheedy was among six priests sent to Biafra, Nigeria, to teach. He remained in the country for 12 years until 1967, when a civil war forced him and other missionaries to leave.  He arrived in Florida and was incardinated into the Diocese of Orlando in 1973. He served at St. Joseph Parish in Palm Bay and Blessed Trinity Parish in Orlando, and as pastor at Ascension Parish in Melbourne, and Resurrection Parish in Lakeland. He served as a Dean of the Southern Deanery. He retired in July 1998. He received the honor of Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor in 2017. Msgr. Sheedy died July 14, 2018.
Father Paul Couming
Father Couming was born October 13, 1906 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended Holy Cross college and entered the Society of St. Edmund. He was ordained June 18, 1939 in the Society of St. Edmund and left to serve in missions in Alabama and New Jersey. He requested to serve in the Diocese of St. Augustine and arrived in 1944. He served in parishes in Miami, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Perry. He was incardinated in to the Diocese of St. Augustine in 1952. He became pastor of Blessed Trinity in Ocala in 1955-1962; returned to Tampa to serve there; he then served at St. Francis of Assisi in Apopka. Father Couming retired in 1972 and moved to New Port Richey.  He died July 18, 1992.
Father Felix Banos
Father Banos was born February 6, 1935 in Cabezon de Pisuerga, Valladolid, Spain. He attended the Seminario Hispanoamericano de Madrid and was ordained June 22, 1958 for the Diocese of Palencia. Father Banos was part of the Spanish missionary priests program established by Spanish Bishops in Spain under the title "Obra de Cooperacion Sacerdotal Hispano-Americana" sending priests as missionaries to serve in South America and Florida.  He arrived on mission service to the Diocese of St. Augustine in 1960. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Orlando in 1968. He served at St. James in Orlando, worked with Hispanic Ministry, and served at Our Lady of Lourdes in Melbourne. He became pastor of Sacred Heart in Okeechobee, followed by St. Patrick in Mt. Dora, St. Joseph in Orlando, and Holy Spirit in Lake Wales. He also served as Dean of the Western Deanery. Father Banos retired in 2000.  He died July 22, 2017.

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