Dynamic Parish Initiative

In early December 2018, Fr. Bob Whelan announced that our parish was selected to be part of an exciting new initiative called Dynamic Parish.

Dynamic Parish is a parish-based initiative focused on parish growth and renewal, spearheaded by Matthew Kelly’s “Dynamic Catholic”. Of the approximately 15,000 U.S. Catholic parishes, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament has been selected as one of 20 parishes in four U.S. dioceses to be part of its pilot program.

Over the next 5 years, this five-year partnership with Dynamic Catholic will help our parish grow in powerful ways.  Dynamic Catholic will provide us with resources, materials, events, and dedicated consultants to incorporate best practices for our parish’s growth and our parishioners’ engagement.

Watch the video below and click on this link to learn more about the program.

 

Parish Book Club

Please join us on Tuesday, January 29th at 7pm in the Mary Mullaney Room—church basement.  Come prepared to discuss, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane.  Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and farming of tea in a remote Yunnan village. When a stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking, Li-yan translates for him and rejects the rules that have shaped her existence. She has a baby out of wedlock and abandons her in the nearest city. Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl who wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter.  Enjoy this new thriller novel by Lisa See. A copy is waiting for you at the Bay Terrace Library, 18-36 Bell Blvd.  Just say that you are with the OLBS Book Club.  Join us for great discussion, fellowship and friendship.

 

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Annual Catholic Appeal 2018

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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…