Welcome Home! Though we have all been granted dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation, and your attendance at Mass is strictly voluntary, we have developed a plan to allow us to safely offer the public Holy Mass and Holy Communion. Please note that in the interest of charity to others, masks are REQUIRED for people who are 2 and older with some exceptions as noted here. For a complete list of policies and procedures as it relates to Mass at Blessed Sacrament, please click here. We also ask you to watch the video below to explain for process of reception of Holy Eucharist.
Join us for the Mass Online
The best way to receive Jesus is through reception of the Holy Eucharist during Mass. As current circumstances make this difficult, the prayer Act of Spiritual Communion is being offered during Mass as well. If you cannot attend Mass in person, we invite you to download the Mass prayers and responses, the readings and the Act of Spiritual Communion and pray with us during our Live Stream of the Mass. Blessed Sacrament streams our regular Mass schedule right here on BSCAZ.org. Visit our homepage Saturday @ 4.00p and Sundays @ 7.00a, 8.30a, 10.30a and 5.00p during those times to watch. Mass may also be viewed during those times on our Facebook page, Facebook.com/BSScottsdale.
Larry Fraher, Ph.D. offers us encouragement to step out of fear and continue to receive the Grace that God’s Presence in the Eucharist gives us in this work titled Moving toward THE ‘New Normal’?
What is our responsibility as Catholic citizens?
There is a growing division and hostility in our state and our country, especially in recent months as we approach the fall elections. What we must never forget, however, is that God remains with us and has a plan and responsibility for each of us to be faithful Catholics and loyal, responsible citizens.
You are invited to participate in a special virtual event hosted by Bishop Olmsted in conjunction with the Catholic Women of Phoenix and the Knights of Columbus. Due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the only way to view this event live will be on the Diocese o Phoenix YouTube and Facebook pages. Join Bishop Olmsted for Mass at 8:30 a.m. followed by a a blockbuster program featuring, among others, renowned law professor Helen Alvaré and religious freedom expert Alan Sears.
The difficult times we now face in the United States are first and foremost “a crisis of saints.”* In such times, prayer is the primary means by which we and the saints ask God that thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Therefore, I invite all Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix and throughout the nation to pray together a “Totus Tuus” 54-Day Rosary Novena, beginning on August 30, the memorial of St. Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and ending on October 22, the feast of St. John Paul II.**… more information
Join Bishop Olmsted in Praying a 54-Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation
Stay Connected with Blessed Sacrament
As we are spending more time with our families during this period, we have assembled a list of suggested “Spiritual Resources” to help keep you and your family engaged in your faith. Please click the image above to be taken to our Spiritual Resources page. This list is in no way complete, and if you have a good resource you would like to share, please send the link on to us.
As a church we rely upon our weekly collections to cover our expenses and we now offer a more convenient and secure option to donate through Faith Direct. If you are able to make a gift, please click the link above to be taken to our donation portal.
Planning a funeral can be overwhelming. Blessed Sacrament and your local funeral home will assist you in every step along the way. Whether a loved one has recently passed away, or you are looking to plan ahead for your own funeral, the following can serve as a brief guide:
- Step One
- Please contact your local funeral home to set up a date for the service. The funeral home will then contact Blessed Sacrament to coordinate and confirm the date.
- Step Two
- Blessed Sacrament will contact you to determine details for the Mass.
- Step Three
- Your family will be asked to select readings and music. You may access those selections by clicking below.
Have a birthday coming up? Perhaps an anniversary or another special celebration? Looking for a way to participate in the Mass with your spouse, friends, or family? Please sign up to bring up the gifts at Mass!
Click on the link below to go to our SignupGenius page. Scroll through to find the day/time that you’d like to bring up the gifts. Click “sign up” then check the box next to “sign up” for the time that you’re choosing. Click “submit & sign up” then follow the prompts asking for your contact information.
We’ll send you a reminder with instructions a couple of days before the day you’ve chosen. Essentially, you’ll need to arrive at least 10 minute before Mass begins and check in with the ushers (whom you should find in the back of the church). They’ll give you specific instructions at that time.
There’s no speaking and very little lifting involved, but you are bringing forth the gifts of the community – the bread, the wine, the collection – our offering to God at the Mass! This is an incredibly important role and we are grateful for your help!
Attention 6th, 7th & 8th Graders! You are invited to an amazing ministry designed just for you. EDGE is brought to you by Life Teen and the year will include Retreats, Camp, Service projects and a lot of crazy games! Edge meets on Mondays at 6:00 pm with mass with dinner afterwards. For more information click here or to sign up go our Faith Direct Page. Any questions contact Jeremy Stafford at (480) 948-8370.
To register: click here.
Life Teen is an amazing ministry to the High School youth of Blessed Sacrament and beyond. We are going to have a lot of fun this year. We will have retreats, Steubenville West and the famous Life Teen Summer Camp. Yes, you get to leave the HOT state of AZ and go to California for a week!
Join us on Sunday for the 5 pm mass. Dinner and Life Night takes place immediately following the 5 pm mass.
Register using the forms below or call Jeremy Stafford for more information at (480) 948-8370.
To Register, click here.
La Sagrada Familia is a Catholic parish, located in Mexicali, Mexico, across the border from Calexico, California. This parish has given us a real blessing in sharing its people in Christ. We, their northern friends, have given new hope, friendship and love to many. They are our “family” in another land and yet, so close.
Our goal is to help La Sagrada Familia in some way. Education in Mexico is free until 7th grade and then, many expensive fees and other costs must be paid by the family. We refer to these extra fees, etc. as “tuition”. Higher paying job opportunities are available to students who can finish the 12th grade, complete training through a technical school or receive a degree at a university. This equips them with the ability to live a full life and remain in Mexico.
We created a program where an individual or group can “Sponsor a Student” through support for their education. The “tuition” cost for 7th grade through high school or technical school is $350 a year. If a student goes to the University, it is $1000 a year. These expenses are far more than families can even dream about at La Sagrada Familia. You can help through sponsoring a student or contributing to a discretionary fund that assists with special “tuition”, glasses or other needs.
Your contribution to Blessed Sacrament for this ministry and outreach program is tax deductible and will be included on your annual statement. For those individuals, families or groups who wish to sponsor a student, you will be greatly rewarded with the experience.
Help give a child an education. We have experienced so many young people who have finished high school, received a bachelor’s degree in education, business or engineering and those who have gone on to graduate school in Master programs, Law or Medicine. There is so much to be learned, given and shared by everyone. God has given us a task, a real calling to help his children.