The reredos decorated for Fall
Parishioners at the Memorial Day Parade
Our parishioners marched in the Memorial Day parade in Valley Stream
Our Adoration Chapel on Holy Thursday
Sign Language is offered at Mass
Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Dunne
Blessing of the Animals
The Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis
Our Altar during Adoration in October.
Family Festival Volunteers
Our volunteers in the Food Court for the Family Festival
Family Festival Volunteers 2
Our Food Court volunteers for the Family Festival
Our Children during our Religious Education Praise and Worship Session
The Advent wreath represents the long time when people lived in spiritual darkness, waiting for the coming of the Messiah, the Light of the world.
The Live Christ Share Christ (LCSC) is our response to the call to New Evangelization. It is the goal of LCSC to bring nominal Catholics back to active involvement in the Church, and to start to deepen the faith of everyone in the parish. The entry point is a Life in Christ Retreat/Seminar (LCS) which helps bring Catholics to transformation in Christ, with a continuing personal relationship with Jesus as Savior and Lord.
Please check out our meetings and retreat schedules Also download the information flyer below.
'Tis the Season
The Season of Advent is upon us. Come celebrate with us at Blessed Sacrament.
For the 4 weeks of Advent, the parish message will develop around the title, "'Tis the Season..." The staff has chosen this theme in recognition of the many people who find their lives filled with Tension at this time of year.
In the First Sunday of Advent, we will develop a message centering on the Tension people experience in life, and how that Tension grows during the "Season." This weekend's readings call the Faithful to focus the Tension on Conversion and Change of Self. Since Tension is a norm in many lives, the question we need to ask ourselves is, "Where am I putting my Tension?"
In the Second Sunday of Advent, the theme of Life change will continue. In the readings, the stark figure of St. John the Baptist calls his listeners to a change of life. For Christians, Advent is a time of Conversion and preparation. For many people, their day-to-day lives are not focussed on spiritual matters, but are consumed with material matters. In reality, it is not the season of parties, gifts, and bows. Rather, 'Tis the Season of preparation for the Coming of the Lord.
In the Third Sunday of Advent, we recognize how much the secular world turns up the pace in the lives of so many. Rushing from one event and store to another. In the midst of this craziness are all of life's usual challenges. On this Gaudete Sunday, the Faithful are reminded that, despite all the Tension, 'Tis the Season of Rejoicing.
In the Fourth Sunday of Advent, with one week until Christmas most people are consumed with details and plans. In the readings, St. Joseph uproots his family and life based on a revelation he receives in a dream. Talk about Tension! We must be reminded this week that Advent is a Season of Promise, not one of dread. In this weekend's readings, we are reminded that Advent 'Tis the Season in which we embrace Emmanuel, God With Us! So where have you put your Tension this Advent - in spiritual conversion and preparation for Emmanuel, or in checking lists and running crazy? Hopefully by this fourth Sunday you can say, "'Tis the Season... of Peace!"
Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic Church located in the incorporated Village of Valley Stream, NY. The parish was established in 1950 and continues to serve the needs of the residents of North Valley Stream. If you are new to our neighborhood, please feel free to stop by our parish office during normal visiting hours to find out more about how to become a member of the parish.
We want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our Parish and the many prayer opportunities we offer. If you are not familiar with our Parish and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.
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