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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News from the CEE

Today [15 August 2023], Very Reverend John Thomas Lane SSS, Provincial Superior of the Province of Saint Ann for the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (SSS), announced a historic decision with the USA Provincial Council: the appointment of two women to serve as the co-directors of the Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing, a mission of the […]

Pastoral Visit with the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament and Associates in Connecticut

Our religious community of women has witnessed Eucharistic life since 1947 in this hardworking, highly educated city [of Waterville] in central Maine. Many of our own Blessed Sacrament men religious came from this region, their vocations attributed to these faithful women. … [M]eeting the Superior General Sister Fe Manalo SSS, in Rome during an International […]

Celebrating the Eucharist – in Florida and Ohio

We share with you photos from the celebration of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ in two of our parishes – Saint Vincent de Paul Parish in Holiday Florida and Saint Paschal Baylon Parish in Highland Heights, Ohio. Father Dominic Long Carrying the Eucharist in Procession in Holiday, Florida   Processing with […]

Pastoral Visitation in Ohio – May, 2023

Traveling to visit our other communities and Associates of the Blessed Sacrament across the country has been a joy. Not to be outdone or forgotten, I have completed a canonical visit of our parish and communities here in Northeast Ohio through May. …We have three homes for our religious here, the one that is attached […]

Celebrating “Internationality” in the Province of Saint Ann

On April 28 and May 2, we welcomed two international priests back to the Province of Saint Ann – USA. Blessed Sacrament (SSS) Father Joselito (Lito) Hitosis came from the Philippines after a vacation from his previous assignment in Hilo, Hawaii arriving in Holiday, Florida, to be the new parochial vicar … for the parish […]

Pastoral Visit to Catholic Theological Union (April 24-27, 2023)

Since 1983, the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament has been a corporate member of Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, the largest graduate school for theology and ministry in the USA. There are almost 300 students, 75% lay students, and the others seminarians for different religious orders. It comprises 23 male religious orders, which constitute […]

Pastoral Visit to Southwest (April 10-15, 2023)

Many know the USA Province of Saint Ann’s history and how Donald E. Pelotte SSS, our provincial superior in 1986, was chosen bishop for the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico. This diocese straddles two states, New Mexico and Arizona – the territory of the Navajo Nation. Until his retirement in 2009, Bishop Pelotte had a […]

Pastoral Visits Continue in Florida & San Antonio (February 8 – 13, 2023)

I flew down to the Tampa International Airport and the Diocese of Saint Petersburg on Wednesday night, February 8, to be warmly greeted by our Parochial Vicar at Saint Vincent de Paul Parish (SVDP), Holiday, Florida, Father Dominic Long SSS. Once at the house, Father William (Bill) Fickel, SSS, pastor for the last nine years […]

Pastoral Visit #3: Houston, Texas – December 9-12, 2022

The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament first came to the Diocese of Galveston-Houston in 1987. It began its mission on the original liturgical feast day of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, August 1. The parish and Blessed Sacrament Community quickly fell in love with a mutually excellent relationship of hospitality, ministry, and care. That same spirit […]