Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

St Ann Crown red

Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

St Ann Crown red

Brother Gary LaVerdière SSS Celebrates 60 Years / Celebrating Lunar New Year

Brother Gary LaVerdière SSS Celebrates 60 Years of Religious Profession On Sunday, February 11, 2024, the Provincialate, Northeastern Ohio SSS communities and Saint Paschal Baylon parish, Highland Heights, honored and celebrated the sixty years Brother Gary LaVerdière SSS has been a religious brother of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. … We are grateful for […]

Father Thomas Smithson SSS Appreciated; SSS Indian Father Gnanasekar Becomes Pastor

On Saturday, January 27, 2024, the Corpus Christi parish community (Houston, Texas) celebrated Father Thomas Smithson SSS and thanked him for his 10 ½ of devoted service to our parish. (Father Tom is the longest serving SSS pastor and second longest pastor of our parish, second only to the founding pastor, Msgr. Cornelius Flynn, who […]

A Christmas Time Pastoral Visit and Welcome to Matthew Vlastelica

With the opportunity to come and pick up our new postulant Matthew Vlastelica and help move him to Highland Heights and northeast Ohio to begin the next stage of formation, his postulancy, it was also an opportunity to drive and visit our three Associate groups with the newly appointed spiritual advisor, Father Ravi Earnest Sebastin […]

Recent Pastoral Visits to New York and Hawai’i

During October, I had opportunities to have one short pastoral visit in New York City and one longer one in the state of Hawai’i on two of the islands. October 9 – 11, I visited briefly with the leadership of the Congregation of Notre Dame, the sisters who have worked side-by-side with the Blessed Sacrament […]

Rest in Peace – Brother James Eugene Blee SSS

Born in Londonderry, Derry, Ireland, on August 18, 1928, Brother “Eugene” Blee SSS died in the early morning of October 2, 2023, at Regina Health Center, Richfield, Ohio, where he had been a resident for several years, after a difficult medical procedure and inability to recover from it.   Click here Br Blee’s Obituary Click […]

Welcome International SSS Religious! & Saint Ann Shrine Established as a Diocesan Shrine!

Welcome International Religious! At the beginning of September, the Province of Saint Ann welcomed three new international members to our province and began their orientation for these special ministers. First, we hoped to have two seminarians from Vietnam study in our province for four years and then give back four years of service. Unfortunately, due […]

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 […]