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Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish is excited to begin ARISE Together in Christ

ARISE Together in Christ is a three-year, parish-centered process of spiritual renewal and evangelization. ARISE enables people to deepen their faith, develop a closer relationship with Christ, grow in community, and reach out in service to others. It emphasizes people living in good relationship with one another as they make concrete applications of the Gospel to their life situations.

In addition to the theme of the week being included in Sunday Mass, all are invited to participate in the ARISE process by joining a small group of people to meet weekly in informal settings to pray, share experiences and support one another. Meetings take place once a week for six weeks each in the spring and the fall.

Please think about joining a small community group. Meetings will be offered during the day and evening on most week days. Hopefully, there will be a day that suits your schedule. “Sign-up Sunday” at OLBS will be on the weekend of September 30/October 1.

Not sure you can commit to a weekly small community meeting? ARISE Together in Christ has components for the entire parish. On Prayer Commitment Sunday everyone will receive a prayer card and be asked to make a prayer commitment to pray for the success of the program and the spiritual renewal of the parish.

ARISE Together in Christ has something for everyone! There are special handouts for children and their families as well as faith sharing sessions geared toward the youth of the parish.
Together we can revitalize our parish, growing closer to Our Lord as we strive to develop a close-knit, vibrant, service-oriented faith community.

More information can be found in the bulletin, or by contacting our ARISE Parish Team leaders; Valerie DeMato (917) 716-9545, or Joe Traver (718) 352-9365Thank you!

CTC (Catholic Teen Community)

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Interested in meeting new people? Planning outreach projects? Sharing your faith? All high school students are welcome to join us (CTC) on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. in the convent basement (202nd St. side)! For information call Mrs. Kathleen Giuliano – 718 229-5929 x-121

Need to get away with the Lord?


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Nestled within hidden inlets of the Long Island Sounds, the Vikingsborg Guest House is located on a tranquil 10-acre property offering a peaceful and spiritual environment. The location offers woodland walks, gardens, a private dock for boating and swimming and an adjacent bath house. Members of all faiths are welcome for private retreats, rest or study. Single men and women, couples, families and groups are invited…