Blessed Sacrament Parish is dedicated to the project of being a praying, worshiping community of faith. From that source of spiritual energy the parish family draws inspiration and strength to serve each age and vocational group according to their needs and the potential of the parish family to respond. The theme of parish life at Blessed Sacrament is to know Christ Jesus because all things hold together in Him.
Welcome to our parish website!
If you would like to know more about Blessed Sacrament Parish, call our parish office and set up an appointment with Fr. Peter Raj or Fr. Matthew Marshall. Or, simply stop in anytime during business hours and take a peek at our treasure here.
Let Us Know When Someone is in the Hospital or Nursing Home
When you or someone you love is in the hospital, we'd like to visit you, pray with you, and bring you the sacraments. However, due to ever tighter regulations at our area hospitals, they will no longer inform us when one of our parish family is in the hospital. Please have someone call us at the parish office at 608-782-2953. Thank you.
Recently Moved? New Email Address? New Cell Phone Number?
If you have recently moved or changed your phone number or email address, please let the parish office know. We try to keep the parish database as up-to-date as possible, but it is usually through returned mail and extra postage fees that we find out you have moved. On occasion we do like to send out a reminder email if we have a change of venue for Mass or for the Ministry Scheduling Program, and it is good if we have an e mail address that you check often. More and more people are switching to cell phones in place of their landlines, so if you no longer have a home number, please let us know so that we can take it off your listing.
Diocese of La Crosse Guidelines for Reporting Instances of Child Abuse
The Diocese of La Crosse, through its policies and procedures, seeks to provide a prompt, appropriate, and compassionate response to reporters of sexual abuse of a child by a priest or deacon. Anyone wishing to make a report of an allegation of sexual abuse should send that report to Bishop William P. Callahan at the Diocese of La Crosse, P.O. Box 4004, La Crosse, WI, 54602-4004. The form is available through the Diocese of La Crosse Office for Clergy or on the diocesan website at diolc.org. Individuals are also encouraged to take their reports directly to civil authorities. Copies of the diocesan policy are available through your local parish and on the diocesan website. If you have any questions about the Diocese of La Crosse and the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, please contact Monsignor David Kunz, Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of La Crosse at 608-791-2679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Baptism, every Catholic has been given the grace to be God's steward, and we are called to be stewards of this grace. God fills us with His life so we can find joy in serving others. God showers us with blessings so we will have gifts to share. In the opening words of their pastoral letter on stewardship, the US Catholic Bishops tell us, "Once one chooses to become a disciple of Jesus Christ, stewardship is not an option."
Stewardship provides an opportunity for each one of us to answer God's call to be generous. It is a wonderful moment of grace when we share our time, talent, and treasure with people, simple because we are all God's children. It is the generosity we show, as part of the Church, the mystical body of Christ on Earth, that turns our gifts into love.
Blessed Sacrament Parish opened in 1937 in the basement of Blessed Sacrament School across the street from where the parish currently resides. Masses were held there until the church building was completed and dedicated in 1950. Our church has many unique and beautiful characteristics that could only have been delivered by master artisans and craftsmen. We will feature our extraordinary stained glass windows throughout the website here. We have also an interesting collection of old photographs, correspondences, and blueprints we will begin uploading over time.