Parish Updates as of 10-5-21

We are advised by the Navajo Nation to Stay at Home and to limit our movement if and when possible.  The status of the Navajo Nation has moved down to orange.  People may gather inside so as not to exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of the building.  25 people or fewer are permitted for in person meetings and trainings, and drive-in gatherings are limited to 50 vehicles or less.  The Navajo Nation remains vigilant as neighboring states are reducing restrictions rapidly and new COVID variants are present.   Those vaccinated are increasing, but the Delta variant is on the rise.

Churches are opened.
 
 
 
Continue to walk in beauty and safety.
 
 
 
 

 

PRAYER INTENTIONS

You may submit your prayer requests to the OLBS office during office hours or via email.

Fr. Blane will have a private liturgy and offer up those prayer intentions at that time.  He will also include prayers in general for our parishioners and all those globally affected by the COVID-19 Virus through illness and death.

TITHE/GOOD STEWARDSHIP

Catholic Extension has given a special gift to the Diocese of Gallup and all its parishes and schools. Access for all the Diocese of Gallup entities is through the same portal on the #igiveCatholic site: together.igivecatholic.org/info/gallup   Select Parish, and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament from the drop down list under Organization Name. 
The Faith in Action Appeal is also available on that same site.

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace" (1 Pt 4:10).

What identifies a steward? Safeguarding material and human resources and using them responsibly are one answer; so is generous giving of time, talent, and treasure.  But being a Christian steward means more. As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.     
                                                                          United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Your weekly Sunday Collection (tithe/treasure) can be dropped off at the times listed above.  Please feel free to mail in any prayer requests or donations also.

SACRAMENTS

Baptisms
Recommendation for infants/newborn: the parents come to the church with the child at an established time.   Please limit the number of family members present.

Confirmations and RCIA Members
Preparation gatherings will begin in  August/September.  Please call the parish office if you or someone you know is interested.

Weddings
It is strongly advised that celebrations of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony should be postponed until it is safe to resume large gatherings of people.  If the ceremony must proceed, the number of persons present cannot exceed 10. 

Holy Eucharist
Public weekend Masses are now available. 

Anointing of the Sick, Last Rites
Anointing of the sick for homebound and hospitalized is encouraged, especially those in danger of death.

Reconciliation
Please call the parish office to make individual arrangements.

Funerals
Grave Side services ONLY.  Please call the parish office for further information.

RESOURCES

The Word Among Us and Living Faith booklets are available on the top landing inside parish office door.  Please pick them up during office hours listed above or call office to request them so parish staff is available to provide these resources.

 

Please continue to pray for those afflicted with the virus.  May they be restored to health soon.  We also continue to pray that they may find an effective vaccine and solution to this epidemic and to restore harmony and peace to our communities.

 

PARISH OFFICE HOURS 
Monday 9-12 pm; 1-4 pm         Tuesday 9-12 pm; 1-4 pm
Wednesday 9-12 pm