Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

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Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

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Eymard In His Own Words

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Almost 125 years ago, four Canadian men from Montreal, Quebec, Canada came to New York, New York, USA to start a new foundation of Eucharistic ministry. This dream of our founder, Saint Peter Julian Eymard, continued his vision to spread to the 4-corners of the world, beginning from his work in Paris, France, to “set the world on fire with the Eucharist.” During this time of Eucharistic Renewal in the United States, our order is posed to celebrate our own anniversary of service in the United States. We invite you to be part of the different pieces of our celebration:

 

  • Be an advertising-sponsor for a 125 History Book which will be published and also on our website for honoring your partnership with our ministry. (See the attached sheet for sponsor levels.) You will be sponsoring this book and the events of the year where we will acknowledge, thank and pray for your contribution.

 

  • Join in the celebrations throughout the country! List below are the 5 events near our current foundations where we will have a special time of presentation-talk, Mass and reception/celebration.

 

  • Continue the support of our seminarians (USA and Vietnamese), international priests and collaboration with our other provinces. During our anniversary year, your gift to us buys a new computer, supports the costly immigration process, assist us with health care for these men and directly benefits additional rooms for our Masaka, Uganda community that has grown large with extra men in formation to become SSS religious and ordained priests. You have been generous with our missions in the past, that helped us go to Australia, Great Britain and Ireland, the Philippines, Vietnam and Uganda. Let us continue to assist in the growing mission there and the many men in formation! (In Vietnam alone, there are 60 men studying to become priests! We pray that these men and other across the globe persevere and come to the United States to serve with us one day!

 

We are excited that where we serve across the United States our associates, brothers, deacon, sisters and ordained priests will join in special events. Please plan on attending our jubilee celebrations, receptions following – with details coming soon:

 

Monday, January 6, 2025            Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste          184 East 76th Street

7:00 pm Eucharist                      New York, NY

(Presider still being determined due to the Cardinal’s schedule.)

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2025       Saint Joseph Downtown          Archbishop Gustavo,

5:30 pm Eucharist                      623 East Commerce Street          Presiding

San Antonio, TX

 

Saturday, April 26, 2025               St. Charles Borromeo

Albuquerque, NM

 

Saturday, June 21, 2025             Corpus Christi                    9900 Stella Link Road

5:00 pm Eucharist                      Houston, TX

 

 

Thursday, August 7, 2025           Saint Paschal Baylon Bishop Malesic, Presiding

4:30 pm Eucharist                      5384 Wilson Mills Road

Highland Heights, OH

 

Friday, August 15, 2025                    Saint Mary

12:15 pm Eucharist                             Menasha, WI

 

 

Tuesday, December 9, 2025        Bethany Center                  Retreat in the afternoon

5:00 pm Eucharist                      Lutz, FL

 

 

No gift is too small! Anything you can offer is most appreciated! Please include any special prayer requests you want us to remember on the enclosed reply form. Our priests, Deacon Joe and brothers pray for these intentions each day. It’s our simple way of saying “THANKS” to you, who have been so good to us!

 

The Blessed Sacrament Community supports you in prayer in the presence of the Eucharist and at daily Mass. Our Blessed Sacrament religious in Bethany and Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio pray for each of you daily. Please submit prayer requests to (www.st-ann-shrine.org). Your loved ones can be remembered during Mass at Saint Ann Shrine here at our headquarters in suburban Cleveland. Call 440-449-2700 for details or come for a visit, our Saint Ann or Eymard Triduum events, and thank you for partnering with us in serving God’s needs through the Eucharistic mission.

 

We are all united in our faith in the Eucharist. Let us continue to pray for each other!

In Christ our Eucharist,

Very Reverend John Thomas J. Lane SSS

14th Provincial Superior

 

P.S. Please contact me for our revised edition of the Novena of Saint Peter Julian Eymard. Through praying with it, you will learn about his life, see your role as an “Apostle of the Eucharist” today, and pray with us for our future and the next 125 years of our Eucharistic mission!

 

 

 

 

*Your loved ones can be remembered during Mass at Saint Ann Shrine. Call 440-449-2700 for details.

 

*We invite you and your group to join us at Saint Ann Shrine for Daily Mass at 11:30AM, Monday-Friday (except Holy Days and Holidays).

 

*The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament offers a daily devotion/reflection. If you’d like to receive this uplifting message, send an email to cee@blessedsacrament.com.

 

*Our Blessed Sacrament religious in Bethany and at Regina Health Center pray for you daily. Please let us know of any special intentions you’d like us to remember. The Blessed Sacrament Community supports you in prayer and Eucharist. You can submit your prayer though our website and request a candle to be lit for your special intentions at www.blessedsacrament.com/st-ann-shrine/.

 

*We no longer have Blessed Oil available at Saint Ann Shrine. However, we do still have Holy Water available. Contact Saint Ann Shrine at 440-449-2700 or visit our website at www.blessedsacrament.com/st-ann-shrine/.

 

*Please ask your employer if they support a matching gift program and your donation may be doubled!

 

*We ask you to consider becoming a member of our Legacy Society by naming Saint Ann Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in your will. For more information, please contact Scott Gongos, Director of Mission Advancement, at 440-449-2700 or sgongos@blessedsacrament.com.

 

*You may also consider donating gifts of stock. Depending on the stock’s current value, you may avoid capital gains tax or deduct the loss in value while donating the proceeds of the sale to the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.

 

*Be sure to “Like” Saint Ann Shrine on Facebook!

 

* You may choose to make a secure, recurring monthly gift to Saint Ann Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Please check the box on the reply slip and we can automatically process your credit card gift each month!

 

*If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can support Saint Ann Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament through distributions from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Your IRA Charitable Rollover Gift may satisfy your annual required minimum distribution and reduce your taxable income. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.

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