The second collection this weekend will be for hurricane relief (Hurricane Florence). Please put all regular contribution envelopes in the basket for first collection. Please put cash and checks for hurricane relief in the basket for SECOND collection. Checks should be made payable to Blessed Sacrament Church.Memo Line: Hurricane. Thank you for your generosity.

75th Anniversary of Blessed Sacrament Church

Since October 2, 1944, when Bishop Emmet Walsh established Blessed Sacrament Parish to care for the spiritual needs of all Catholics living West of the Ashley, the parish has been blessed by the generosity and dedication of thousands of Catholic families who have worshipped in Blessed Sacrament Church. Monsignor John J. McCarthy was the first pastor of the new parish. Initially, the St. Andrew’s Exchange Club very graciously offered the use of their building for the celebration of Masses and for religious instruction for children. In May, 1945 ground was broken for the construction of a temporary Church building (now the Parish Hall) and a rectory for the priest (now Church offices). Construction of the new Church was begun on June 1, 1962 and the current Church was dedicated on May 13, 1965. 


 



75 YEARS OF MEMORIES - PHOTO REQUEST: If you have any pictures of the church/hall/school over the last 75 years, please share them with us! You can scan y o u r p i c t u r e s a n d e m a i l t h e m t o Kimberly.applen@gmail.com or drop them off at the church office. If you want the picture returned to you, put your name and phone number on the back. 

The 75th Anniversary Team is looking for volunteers to help with various events that would only require a few hours of help here and there. Some examples where volunteers will be needed include: (1)Welcoming people during the day when they come to get their photos taken for the church directory; (2)In mid-October we'll need volunteers to make food, set up for celebrations after every Mass and help with clean-up; (3)Help organize the Family In Waiting Retreat which will take place on December 1, 2018. If you think you can donate some time to help at any of these events or would like to find out what other events are planned, please email Kimberly Applen at Kimberly.applen@gmail.com or call 843-730-3020 for more information.