Hospitality: The ministry of Hospitality includes ushers, greeters, and helpers at Pancake Breakfasts or other Parish Center gatherings. If you want to be on the front lines of welcoming all those who enter our doors, contact the parish office to sign up.
Lectors: Our weekend lectors proclaim the scriptures at Mass once a month. Daily Mass lectors read a week at a time. Contact Pauline Connell at 608-782-2953 ext. 3, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up.
Petition Readers: Teens looking for a way to get involved can read the petitions at Mass, bringing our community's needs before our Heavenly Father. Contact Pauline Connell to sign up.
Servers: Children 4th grade and up can train to be Mass servers. Students learn at daily Mass and can also have the privilege to serve at weddings and funerals.
Master of Ceremonies: Men who are seniors in high school or older and are interested in serving at Mass can train as Masters of Ceremonies. These individuals have experience and a deep understanding of the ministries that form the weekend Masses and ensure Father receives the proper assistance during the celebration of Mass.
Offering Families: At each Mass we offer our gifts back to God. Offering families bring forward our gifts of bread and wine that will be transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. Contact Pauline Connell to sign up.
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion: Participants of this ministry assist the priest and deacon in distributing Holy Communion during Mass. We are in need of both daily and weekend Mass ministers. Contact Fr. Peter Raj at 608-782-2953 ext. 4 for more information.
Musicians: Music ministry is a vital part of making our celebrations of the Mass beautiful expressions of worship. Many ways exist to get involved, and music reading is not required. Contact Pauline Connell to find out how to get involved with any of the music ministries below:
- CANTORS: Cantors lead the congregation in the sung parts of the Mass.
- REJOICE CHOIR: Open to those of all ages who like to sing. Music reading is not required. Practices are the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. The Rejoice Choir sings the first Saturday of the month at the 10am Mass. This choir also sings for the major celebrations of the church year.
- YOUTH CHOIR: For the teens in the congregation, the Teen Choir sings once a month during the school year. Schedule is to be determined.
- FUNERAL CHOIR: The funeral choir is on call; whenever there is a funeral, members come as they can. This ministry to those who are grieving is a beautiful way of comforting those in sorrow.
- INSTRUMENTALISTS: If you play an instrument and would like to provide music at Mass, our 8am Mass has a talented group of instrumentalists who accompany our praise to God.
Church Decorating: If you have an artistic eye and would like to assist in the decorating of our Sanctuary, please contact the parish office for more information.
Parish women 18 years and older are members of the Blessed Sacrament Women's Club.
Our goals consist of uniting the women of our parish through organizing and participating in religious, educational, and social activities; working with our pastor in spiritual and material undertaking for the welfare of the parish; and reaching out to the community while uniting with the common goals of the National and Diocesan Councils of Catholic Women.
Our organization is affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW), which consists of more than 4,000 Catholic women's organizations throughout the United States. We belong to the La Crosse Deanery Council of Catholic Women that includes women from 13 additional parishes in our local geographical area and to the larger Diocesan wide Council of Catholic Women.
Watch the bulletin for announcements of Women's Club events and join us for any or all of our many activities. We welcome your input and enthusiasm.
October apple pie sale
November Christmas fair
February Enchanted Evening
Annual charitable donations
The Blessed Sacrament Men's Club was founded to promote the spiritual well-being of the men of Blessed Sacrament Church, to assist and encourage club members to actively participate in parish activities, to foster cooperation with other parish organizations for the common good, and to perform other special tasks or projects that promote or contribute toward the general welfare of the parish and community.
The Blessed Sacrament Men's Club invites all men of the parish (21+) to join in fellowship and support of the parish.
Funeral Luncheons: This ministry cares for those in sorrow by preparing of serving the meal after a funeral.
Mobile Meals: Once a month our parish takes a week of mobile meals deliveries to the homebound in our community.
Martha's Meals: This ministry provides a hot meal to those who are ill, bereaved, or just had a baby and could use a helping hand. Contact the parish office for more information.
St. Camillus Group: This ministry (named after St. Camillus de Lellis, who founded a religious order dedicated to the care of the sick) visits the homebound and those in nursing homes, bringing them Communion and Christ's love. Contact Deacon David Allen at 608-782-2953 for more information.
Warming Center: Our parish, in conjunction with Catholic Charities and other churches around the city, supports the La Crosse Warming Center, which provides a warm place from November 1st to April 30th for homeless adults 18 and older. Our parish provides food and staffing one weekend a month. For more information or to sign up, contact Deacon David Allen.
Sister Parish in Ifakara, Tanzania: Contact the parish office for more information on how to support our sister parish in Tanzania.
Casa Hogar: Casa Hogar is a mission of the Diocese of La Crosse and an orphanage for children in Peru. To see how you can be involved and support this work, contact Deacon David Allen.
India – Pay It Forward: Father Peter Raj is from India, and every January he returns to visit his home. We desire to Pay It Forward to the people who are in need there; To find out how you can contribute, contact the parish office.
Pro-Life Activities / Birthright / Catholic Charities: We have several food, blanket, coat, and school supply drives throughout the year, as well as support for the mission of Birthright. To find out how you can participate in these events, contact the parish office.
RCIA Team: RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the program for people interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. If you would like to walk with people on their journey of faith, contact Jennifer Kulzer for more information at 608-385-3459 or via email at email@example.com.
Religious Education Catechist: Our Wednesday Religious Education classes for students in the public school system are only possible with the help of volunteer catechists. If you would like to be a catechist for students of any age, please contact Pauline Connell at 608-782-2953 ext. 3 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School: Sunday morning classes for children ages 3-5 take place during the 10 am Mass. Contact Pauline Connell if you would like to help.
Adoration Chapel: Prayer is the foundation of what we do. Our adoration chapel is open 24/7. Stop by for a few minutes or sign up for a regular time each week.
Angels of Mercy Prayer Chain: When prayers are needed the Angels of Mercy Prayer Chain is activated. These parishioners are dedicated to praying for the needs of the parish.
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