Ministry to the Sick, Elderly & Homebound
Ministry to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound wishes to show love and care for our parish members who for reasons of health or infirmity cannot be with us as we gather for worship.
Our Ministers to the Sick, Elderly, and Homebound bring the Eucharist, as well as news of parish events, and a listening ear to homebound parishioners.
We aim for all parishioners who are homebound, permanently or temporarily, to be visited by an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on a regular basis.
Each member of our parish is invited to participate in this ministry by praying for our absent brothers and sisters.
“Father, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters. May all who suffer pain, illness, or disease realize that they have been chosen to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen”
Hope Appeal Ministry
The HOPE Appeal is the annual giving campaign of the Diocese of Syracuse. Every year the programs and services supported by the HOPE Appeal touch countless lives in every city, town, and rural area in our diocese. When the goal of the HOPE Appeal is achieved, we ensure that these programs will receive the funding that is needed. The HOPE Appeal serves nearly 230,000 Catholics and non-Catholics in 121 parishes across seven counties in Central New York.
Blessed Sacrament Church joins other parishes of the diocese to realize the goals of Hope Appeal raising awareness among her parishioners to generously contribute into this campaign.
As of this week of 1/11/21, the status of the Hope Appeal 2020 pledges and gifts is as follows: Blessed Sacrament has raised $43,174.00 towards her goal of $53, 295.74 (running short of about $10,000.00) and St. Vincent De Paul has raised $15,415.00 towards the goal of $17,091.65 (running short of about $1,850.00). Thank You to all who have already pledged or contributed.
Bernie Corbishley, Jr.
Food Pantry Ministry
Currently, we ONLY serve the zip code 13206, unfortunately we presently do not have the resources to serve anyone that does not live in the zip code 13206.
Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry (315-437-4462) or (315-437-3394) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Food Pantry hours are changing as of January 1, 2021. They are now every 1st (first) and 3rd (third) Thursday of every month from Jan-October 11:30am-12:45pm. When you come to the food pantry you will need to enter through the front doors of the Church to sign in. Upon signing in you will be required to show proof of address every time you come to the food pantry and for everyone in your family/household. This means something mailed to you in the last ten days (no junk mail) or a utility or cable bill. After you have signed in you will be directed where to go from there.
In the months of November and December we will be open only one (1) Saturday a month and the food pantry. The dates are November 13, 2021 and December 11, 2021 from 10am-11:30am in the Church.
If you need assistance and do not live in the zip code 13206, here are three phone numbers to call to get assistance:
Food Bank of CNY- 315-437-1899
211, dial 2-1-1 or 211cny.com
Interreligious Food Consortium (IFC)- 315-474-8855
Janice Corcoran (Outreach Coordinator)
Parish Outreach and Food Pantry Christmas
Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, our Food Pantry will not be able to give out any Christmas presents or have a Giving Tree in Church. Instead, we are asking again this year for donations of gift cards in the amount of $10 (ten dollars) for WALMART only. After much consideration, we have decided to only ask for gift cards to Walmart because it is close by and offers a variety of merchandise for our clients. We appreciate and want to THANK YOU ahead of time for your consideration in helping us provide our clients with a little something for the Christmas season. You are welcome to drop off the gift cards in the collection basket or to the rectory until 12/6/21. Any questions, please call the Rectory, 315-437-3394. -God Bless and Stay Safe. Janice, Outreach Coordinator