Who we are

Welcome to the Catholic Parishes of Blessed Sacrament Amherstview, Ontario & Amherst Island (Saint Bartholomew) Saint Linus Bath, Ontario

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A caring Catholic community of Prayer that connects people in Mind, Body and Spirit as we Nurture our Faith and Journey Together.




Location of worship

Blessed Sacrament
3 Briscoe Street
Amherstview, ON K7N 1X2
Canada
Phone: 613-389-2009
Fax: 613-389-8995
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Church Pastor

Rev. Timothy Shea
Pastor
3 Briscoe Street
Amherstview, ON K7N 1X2
Canada
Phone: 613-389-2009
Fax: 613-389-8995
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Jeremiah 32:17

Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

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Pastoral Minister: Deacon Bill Gervais   Edit

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Administration

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Donna Guiney   Edit
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Blessed Sacrament Church Sunday Mass Times

Blessed Sacrament, Amherstview

Regular Masses
Saturday at 5:15 pm
Sunday at 9:00 am

First Saturday of each month
at 9:30 am

Weekday Masses
Daily masses are held at 9:30 am. For changes to weekday mass schedule, please see bulletin

http://www.blessedsacramentamherstview.org/bls_bulletin.html

NOTES:
The Mass for Friday, March 22nd will be held at 7:30 pm at St. Linus church in Bath.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday immediately following morning Mass.

Stations of the Cross
Friday nights until Good Friday

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Thursday & Friday at 3:00 pm

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St. Linus, Bath

Regular Masses
Sunday at 10:30 am

Lenten Masses
Friday, March 22 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 28 - 10:30 am

Stations of the Cross
Friday, March 22 at 7:00 pm

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St. Bartholomew, Amherst Island

Regular Masses
Regular Masses are not scheduled at this time.

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History of Blessed Sacrament Amherstview ON

BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH HISTORICAL FACTS

➢ On December 1, 1957 Amherstview became a mission and the first Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph Provincial House.

➢ Sunday Masses continued to be held in the chapel at St. Joseph Provincial House for the people of the Amherstview area until 1980.

➢ On December 8, 1957 Archbishop O’Sullivan blessed and formally opened “Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School”, with two classrooms and an enrolment of 59 students, built by Frank Morris.

➢ Amherstview became a parish in September 1968 and was named “Blessed Sacrament Parish”, with St. Linus parish as a mission.

➢ By 1974, Blessed Sacrament Parish was the largest single-priest pastorate in the Archdiocese.

➢ In May 1979 it was clear that a church had to be built, and a Building Committee was formed, chaired by John Murphy.

➢ Architects Polson, Thompson, Laframboise & Mallett were hired to develop plans for the new church [see sketch on right].

➢ Kehoe Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract to build the new church for $500,000 on January 21, 1980.

➢ In February 1980 the sod was turned and parish volunteers canvassed homes in the Amherstview area to raise funds to build the church.

➢ Building began and continued through the year, then on December 8, 1980 Blessed Sacrament Church was dedicated by Archbishop Wilhelm. ➢ In the spring of 1982, Kingston artist Fred Schoenberger painted a 28 ft. x 20 ft. mural over the altar, depicting the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

➢ The bell was installed in 1983.

➢ Fred Schoenberger was again called upon in 1984 to design and paint coloured windows that would replace the plain glass that existed. Each of the coloured windows depicts a theme from the Bible, centering on Adam and Eve, Moses, Abraham and David.

➢ In 1985 the first Parish Directory was published.

➢ On February 1, 1990 a Hiro Lift was installed to make the hall wheelchair-accessible.

➢ On March 11, 1992 the final mortgage payment was made on the church and the Parish celebrated with a mortgage-burning ceremony on June 14, 1992.

➢ On October 3, 1993 the Parish celebrated its Silver Jubilee, with Archbishop F.J. Spence presiding.

➢ In 1995 the Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus and Catholic Women’s League Amherstview chapters were founded.

➢ Renovations in 1996 included a steel roof.

➢ Renovations in 1998 included redecoration of the church, new flooring, a redesign of the sanctuary and kitchen renovations in the church hall.

➢ In 2000, as part of the Centennial Year activities, the second Parish Directory was published.

➢ In 2001 a World Youth Day committee was formed and two young people from the parish represented Blessed Sacrament at World Youth Day.

➢ A wheelchair ramp was installed outside the building on September 23, 2002.

➢ Air conditioning was installed in July 2006.

➢ Blessed Sacrament Parish web site was launched December 31, 2006.

➢ In May 2007 the Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus assumed the task of coordinating the annual Food Blitz for Amherstview, Odessa and Bath.

➢ In February 2008 the CWL introduced the “Adopt-a-Soldier” campaign (changed to “Project Homeland” in 2009) to provide items to local military personnel stationed overseas.

➢ The first annual Bible Summer School was organized in July 2008.

➢ On September 22, 2008 the parish celebrated its 40th anniversary as a Parish.

➢ In September 2008 a new refrigerator was purchased for the hall kitchen.

➢ In October 2008 the “Pennies for Pesos” campaign was launched in aid of the San José de Ocoa Mission in the Dominican Republic; this very successful campaign was adopted by schools and other councils in the region.

➢ In 2009 the church sound system was updated and enhanced.

➢ On June 27, 2009 the parish celebrated Rev. Michael Reed’s 60th birthday with a pot luck dinner and entertainment.

➢ In August 2009 a privacy fence was built around part of the residence by members of the Knights of Columbus using funds donated by Knights and CWL.

➢ In October 2009 a door was installed in the residence to allow entry directly into the fenced privacy area.

➢ In October 2009 a new furnace was installed in the church; funds were raised from parishioners, the Knights of Columbus and the CWL.

➢ In November 2009 a sanctuary lamp was donated from the chapel of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph.

➢ On November 14, 2010 the CWL celebrated its 15th anniversary with cake and a display of CWL activities over the years.

➢ On November 10, 2011 Rev. Michael Reed took a leave of absence and was replaced with a temporary administrator, Deacon Don DiRocco.

➢ On March 24, 2012 an appreciation potluck dinner was held for the sisters of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph.

➢ On July 25, 2012 Rev. Stan Alanen became our 10th parish priest.

➢ In July 2012 Blessed Sacrament was clustered with St. Bartholomew (Amherst Island) and St. Linus (Bath).

➢ In August 2012 many items were obtained for the hall and kitchen from the RHSJ sale.

➢ Air conditioning and a new heating system were installed in the rectory in 2012.

➢ A new lift into the church hall was installed on August 15, 2012.

➢ In November 2012 a garage was built for the priest’s car, constructed mainly by Knights of Columbus, under the direction of Gerry Splinter.

➢ In December 2012 the Blessed Sacrament website was re-launched (webmaster Shirley McDonald).

➢ On January 14, 2013, a half wall was installed between the music ministry and the congregation.

➢ Evening card parties established February 19, 2013 (3rd Tuesday of each month).

➢ A cabinet for holy oils was built and installed by Mike Shanks in spring 2013.

➢ A parish potluck was held on April 20, 2013 to welcome our clustered parishes of St. Linus, Bath and St. Bartholomew, Amherst Island.

➢ A cabinet for the CWL was built and installed in the hall by Gordon McDonald in May 2013.

➢ A bathroom was built between the vestibule and stairwell in December 2013, by members of the Knights of Columbus.

➢ New taps were installed in the bathrooms in the hall in 2014.

➢ The church hall was painted in 2014 by the Knights of Columbus.

➢ An automated external defibrillator (AED) was installed in June 2015.

➢ In 2016, the third parish directory was published.

➢ Two stained glass windows were replaced in September 2017.

OUR PARISH PRIESTS…

1957 - 1968 Rev. Walter Joseph Lynett
1968 - 1969 Rev. William Wiley
1969 - 1972 Rev. Edwin McSherry
1972 - 1975 Msgr. Arthur James Welsh
1975 - 1984 Rev. Edward H. Barrett (1981: Associate Rev. Robert Chisholm)
1984 - 1990 Msgr. Donald Patrick Clement
1990 - 1994 Rev. Raymond Gerard Shannon (1991 – 1997: Associate Rev. Allan Peterkin)
1994 - 2005 Rev. John Francis Grainger
2005 - 2012 Rev. Michael Anthony Reed
2012 – 2016 Rev. Stan Alanen (August 1, 2013: Deacon Bill Gervais)
2016 – present Rev. Tim Shea

…AND OUR DEACONS…

1993 - 1994 Dr. Philip Carney
1995 - 1999 John Ezard
2011 - 2012 Don DiRocco
2013 - present Bill Gervais

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE MADE THIS JOURNEY WITH US!   Edit


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