“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
1 Peter 4:10
The goal of the Finance Committee is to manage the finances of the parish, budget for the needs of the parish, and support new fundraising activities. This committee assists the Pastor by advising in matters of income and expenditure of funds, and in providing for an efficient, accurate system of reporting, recording, and accounting. The Finance Committee also reviews and monitors the parish’s capital expenditures. Parishioners from the legal, business and financial professions are especially helpful on this committee and are appointed by the Pastor.
The mission of the Buildings and Grounds Committee is to be good stewards of Blessed Sacrament Church’s real property by providing expert technical direction for, and oversight of, the operation, maintenance, improvement, repair, use and re-use, safety, and security of said property. Fundamental to this mission is the preservation and enhancement of our historic properties in ways that maximize long-term value and celebrate the legacy of our parish.
The goal of the Religious & Faith Formation Committee is to develop and enrich the Catholic faith in our parish community through life-long learning. This includes developing programs that appropriately engage all age groups, including infants, toddlers, pre-school, elementary, tweens, teens, young adults, and adults. These programs range from play-dates in our church playground, a special Children’s Liturgy of the Word at Mass, Religious Education, sacramental preparation, days of reflection, and parish missions. To enroll or participate in these programs, please contact the Parish Office or contact our Director of Religious & Faith Formation, Maureen Myers.
The Parish Life Committee works towards establishing a strong sense of community in our parish by creating opportunities for social interaction. These experiences allow opportunities for individuals to develop relationships with each other, and ultimately develop a deeper relationship with God.
The goal of the Marketing, Communications, and Membership Committee is twofold:
1) To actively deliver the parish’s message to parishioners and the community to promote awareness of our parish and the numerous happenings occurring at the church, including liturgical, spiritual, and social events.
2) To welcome new members to the parish and actively reach out to visitors to become members of the parish and participate in parish activities.
The Outreach Committee seeks to build bridges to individuals and communities in need through service by establishing outreach programs and partnering with existing programs that reflect the real needs of our communities.
Our Peace & Justice Committee works to address the challenges that affect the work of justice in our community. The values of our church teachings are the pattern that directs our efforts to work for peach and justice. We are currently involved in efforts to collect food for the poor, sponsoring talks at out parish that deal with peace, and justice issues and working with VOICE Buffalo. Please join us at our meetings which are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in our rectory.
The School Committee seeks to build a stronger relationship between Blessed Sacrament Parish and the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo (CAWB), a private, regional Catholic school (Pre-K through 8) through liturgical, sacramental, and extracurricular athletic and cultural programming. Catholic Academy is operated solely under the auspices and authority of the Diocese of Buffalo. The school building and grounds are owned by Blessed Sacrament Church.