“By the first decade of the 20th century, a national organization was needed to play a more active role in U.S. Catholic life.” And so on March 4, 1920 the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) was founded by the US Bishops.
The purpose of the women's council was
1. To give to the Catholic women of the country a common voice and an instrument for unified action in all matters affecting Catholic or national welfare.
2. To ensure proper Catholic representation on, and the proper recognition of Catholic principles in national committees and national movements affecting the religious, moral and material well-being of the country.
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The mission of Oculata Fides is to follow Jesus Christ, who is the Way, The Truth and the Life (Jn. 14:6). Together, in authentic Christian friendship, our companionship helps us in growing a faith that sees in order to recognize Christ in our daily circumstances and in those we encounter. We seek to understand more deeply how to live in the service of Christ and the Gospel by educating our minds, souls and wills through great works and writings which are faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and by discussing how they apply to our lives. Our readings, discussions, prayer, music and activities foster beauty and goodness to aspire us to seeing and following Truth, so that we may live well the virtue of Christian love during our journey to our ultimate mission of eternal life with God.
For More information please contact Kim Franklin: 801.944.5772
The Social Justice Ministry meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 PM in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact Russ Reick:
The Catholic Mother's Group is focused on; organizing family activities, offering Marriage Enrichment Resources, serving as a source of encouragement, support and friendship for mothers, providing a social outlet for mothers that promotes spiritual growth and faith formation as well as Catholic Values, encouraging interfaith dialogue with other mothers in the community, and giving service to the community.
Typically the Catholic Mother's Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Parish Center from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. For more information please contact the Mother's Group via email.
Blessed Margaret of Castello Group
Autism/Special Needs Support Group
Social Justice Committee
Catholic Mother's Group
Cub Scouts is a scouting program for boys from 6 to 10 years old. The boys progress in rank advancement from Tiger-Wolf-Bear-Webelos before moving on to Boy Scouts. The Knights of Columbus sponsor Pack 4966 which is inactive and is looking to relaunch later in 2015. Currently, interested cub scouts attend Pack 4500 which is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and meet at St. John's Parish/School. For more information concerning Pack 4966, please contact Neil Sarin:
For Pack 4500 please contact:
|Pack Master:||Bruce Kulpaca|
|Tiger Cubs (1st Grade):||Jenny Mulligan||Wolf Cubs (2nd Grade):||Candy Greenwald|
|Bear Cubs (3rd Grade):||Neil Sarin||Webelos (4th Grade):||Brian Cororan|
Blessed Sacrament Parish is home to two Girl Scout Troops that are open to students and parishioners of Blessed Sacrament school or parish.
Troop 720 meets throughout the school year generally on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. We currently have Girls at the Junior and Brownie level which includes grades 2 through 5. Meetings are held at the Blessed Sacrament Youth Center from 3-4:30 PM. Registration begins at the start of the school year and fills very quickly after which we do not accept new members until the following year. For questions, email Justine Turatti.
Troop 1966 draws scouts from a diverse group of Boys representing a wide community and many faiths including Blessed Sacrament and St. John the Baptist Catholic churches.
Our meetings are held most Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Youth Center at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 9757 S 1700 E, Sandy, UT 84092
For info, please contact Sean Barbera:
These goals assist the Parish to foster community support groups and to support Blessed Sacrament Elementary School. The Fundraising Committee strives to strike a balance between attainment of the annual financial goal and providing fun and exciting events which promote community development and life-long friendships.
Open to all youth, grades 7th through 12th, the purpose of the Youth Ministry Program is to create an environment which leads teenagers into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and His Church. This is the command of Jesus to his first disciples: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations." Everything we do in Blessed Sacramament Youth Group is directed toward the evangelization of our young people, leading them to know and love Christ and His Church!
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The Parish’s fundraising program is managed by the Fundraising Committee. The Fundraising Committee’s charter lists three goals for the program:
Blessed Sacrament Fundraising Committee
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Blessed Sacrament Youth Group, "Follow the Son"
There are more than 1.85 million members in nearly 15,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to "practical" Catholic men aged 18 or older.
For their support for the Church and local communities, as well as for their philanthropic efforts, Pope John Paul II referred to the Order as a "strong right arm of the Church." In 2013, the Order gave over $170.1 million directly to charity and performed over 70.5 million man-hours of voluntary service. Over 413,000 US pints of blood were donated in 2010. Within the United States on the national and state level, the Order is active in the political arena lobbying for laws and positions that uphold the Catholic Church's positions on public policy and social issues.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.
Knights of Columbus, Corpus Christi, Council 6966
Blessed Sacrament Council of Catholic Women
3. To stimulate the work of existing Catholic women’s organizations to greater service and usefulness in meeting the needs of our times.
“The Women's Council will not take the place of any existing Catholic society…its aim is to supply what we now lack and to keep and to aid every existing Catholic women's organization.”
From “The First 75 Years” by Ruth O’Halloran, pp 9-10
The Social Justice Ministry is a group of people interested in Learning, Living, and Inspiring the Church’s Social Justice teachings in our parish, homes, and communities. We believe every human being is created in the image of God and redeemed by Jesus Christ, and therefore is invaluable and worthy of respect as a member of the human family.
The Catholic social justice teaching is built on a commitment to the poor and is divided into 7 themes:
We are a faith based group that is for parents, caregivers, guardians, friends, and siblings of those on the Autism Spectrum. We are not simply a support group. Our goal is to be there for one another, share ideas, resources, and experiences. We also want to reach out to the community and provide awareness and education about autism and related special needs.
We meet every 3rd Tuesday in the Parish Center from 7-8pm
Contact - Lisa or Will McNett
Since Vatican II stated that the decisions and responsibilities of the Church should be shared by the Laity as well as the Clergy, that the Clergy should actively encourage the Laity to participate in the decision making process and implementation of the planned action, thus providing greater effectiveness in the management of the life of the Parish and closer association between the Clergy and Laity in the saving mission of Christ, the Parish Council has been an integral part of Parish life.
All matters before the Council shall be deliberated with Christian charity and under direction of the Holy Spirit.
The Parish Council is made up of members elected by the Parish and meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month in February - May and September - December
The Office of Young Adult Ministry is excited to announce the formation of the Blessed Margaret of Castello Group for young adults with disabilities. This group is opened to everyone including all parishes in the Diocese of Salt Lake City. The purpose of this group is to provide young adults with disabilities opportunities to form relationships and to socialize with all Catholics and for each to grow in their Catholic faith as brothers and sisters in Christ. Young adults with disabilities and their parents/guardians, families are all welcomed regardless of their needs. We are also inviting any adult Catholic who would like to be involved in this ministry as volunteers and mentors. We meet the third Saturday of every month at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in the Youth Center on 9757 South 1700 East in Sandy between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please call Nanae Scalzo, Group Leader, at 801.635.5510 or The Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 801.328.8641 ext. 313 for more information.