Congratulations, Graduates
If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.

If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.
Congratulations to our Blessed Sacrament School Graduates and all Graduates of the Class of 2020.
Claire Ashe

Sullivan Moles

Sophia Bayardi

Gavin Murphy

Olivia Bitz

Antonio Natal

Tyquan Butler

Cecilia O’Connor

Joseph Chiarenza III

Jada Quantrille

Isabella Coppola

Marcus Sales

Angelina Delledera

Adrianna Scollo

Gracelin Ferguson

David Shaw

Max Garcia

Isabell Stene

D’Metrique Godbolt

Liana Thomas

Luciano Grenga

Alexandria Usyk

Margaret Kuehner

Izabella Wagner

Dylan LaFleur

Andrew Wait

Gabrielle McIntosh

James Wein

Julia Messina
Mass Protocols
We are able to offer services (Daily Mass and Sunday Mass) in our churches. Blessed Sacrament has the capacity of 110 people; St. Vincent - 80 people. Reservations are required (reservation info below).

Guideline from the Diocese of Syracuse
- All the faithful of the Diocese of Syracuse remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation until further notice.
- If you are sick or symptomatic, please do not attend Mass.
- Those who are vulnerable (i.e. sixty-five years of age or older, with underlying health conditions, with immune deficiencies) should stay home and continue to watch virtual Masses.
- Contact information for every person attending is required. Register at parish offices to attend Mass.

If you are planning to attend Mass
- Please ensure that everyone attending has a mask and hand sanitizer available for your use. You will keep your face mask on during the whole Mass.
- There will be only one door to enter the church where you will meet an usher. They will check your name, your temperature and will show you (and your group) where to sit.
- The greeter will hand you the bulletin (or any other literature) for you to have. Please take them home. Do not leave in church.
- Drop your collection into the collection basket/box with the ushers.
- At the end of the Mass, you may exit any door in the church.
- Before and/or after Mass, crowding and socializing are discouraged.
- No shaking hands or hugging during the sign of peace.

Holy Communion
- All those who receive Holy Communion will walk into the central aisle to receive it. Please be aware of the six feet mark on the floor to keep social distance.
- All who walk to receive Holy Communion need to keep their face mask on. When receiving communion; hand sanitize, step aside to lower mask to consume Eucharist, replace mask to return to your pew.
- After receiving, return to your pew using side aisle.

At the End of the Mass
- Exit using any door of the church and avoid gatherings in the church or in the parking lot.
If you have any questions, please contact Parish Offices by phone - Blessed Sacrament: 315.437.3394 or e-mail: St. Vincent: 315.479.6689 or e-mail:

First Reading: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a

Responsorial Psalm: 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19

Second Reading: Romans 6:3-4, 8-11

Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:37-42

Reflection: In the Gospel Reading Jesus tells his disciples, “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” In the First Reading, we hear the story of a woman of influence who takes the time to treat Elisha with the best. She shared her resources to prophet Elisha. She tells her husband, “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God.” The couple prepares an apartment in their house for Elisha. The hospitality of this woman and her husband to the prophet invites the prophet into their life. Finally, the prophet promised them, “This time next year you will be fondling a baby son.” The woman who had never has a child before she receives the gift of a son. Holy Scriptures is full of powerful stories of hospitality. Abram in the Old Testament was hospitable to three strange visitors who visited him. Those visitors were God’s angels. They provided to Abram and his wife. At the sixth station of the Cross, Veronica was moved with sympathy when she saw Jesus carrying his cross to Golgotha and gave him her veil that he might wipe his forehead. Jesus accepted the offering, held it to his face, and then handed it back to her—the image of his face miraculously impressed upon it. We are called to be missionaries who are called to reach out with the Gospel of Christ as we build up God’s kingdom here on earth as it is heaven. Jesus tells us the story of the King on the day of judgment, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me,’ Matthew 25:40. Yes we are Jesus’ disciples. Amen.
Fr. Severine
Links and Resources
We provide the links below for your information and as a reminder of the various online resources available to our parishioners.

New Combined Parish Website
Dear Parishioners of Blessed Sacrament and St. Vincent de Paul: as of July 1, 2020, our two parishes will move from two websites we have now into one.  Visit our new combined website at  We are thankful to webmasters of our current websites who will continue to support us in redirecting them to the new one and we are thankful to the crew who has worked hard to put together the new website.  Kindly send all the remarks on new website to our parish offices.   Fr. Severine
Saturday, June 27
Tim Casion - Family

Sunday, June 28
Nick Piccolo – Pearl Piccolo Family
Joseph Brigandi – Family
People of the Parish

Monday, June 29
Victims of the Pandemic

Tuesday, June 30
People of the Parish

Wednesday, July 1
Caregivers of Pandemic Victims

Thursday, July 2
Racial Unity

Friday, July 3
Andrew D’Agostino – Wife and Children

Saturday, July 4
People of the Parish

Sanctuary Lamps
In memory of James D. LaFex from Loving Wife (First Anniversary)

For those who died in April and May
For all those who have died, especially Richard Barry, Betty Schug, Joseph Sgambati, Sr., Martin Toly, Sr., Margaret Giocondo, Augustine Forgensi, Ruth Kohut, Thomas Laun, Martin Kelly, Stella Valone, Daniel Carmichael, George Taddeo, Frederick Greeley, Jr., Frances Galluzzo, and Norma Safin, may they come to share eternal life with our Father in heaven.
Prayer to Overcome Racism
Mary, Friend and Mother to all, through your Son, God has found a way to unite Himself to every human being, called to be one people, sisters and brothers to each other. We ask for your help in calling on your son, seeking forgiveness for the times when we have failed to love and respect one another. We ask for your help in obtaining from your son the grace we need to overcome the evil of racism and to build a just society. We ask for your help in following your son, so that prejudice and animosity will no longer infect our minds or hearts but will be replaced with a love that respects the dignity of each person. Mother of the church, the spirit of your son Jesus warms our hearts: pray for us. Amen. 
Red Cross Blood Drive
There is an URGENT need for blood for the Red Cross. Blessed Sacrament will be hosting a Blood Drive again on July 7 from 2PM until 7PM (in the APRoom of the school). Pre-registration can be done online at under the "donate blood" tab. We are also looking for volunteers to help staff the event with registration and canteen personnel. If anyone would like to volunteer, contact Bobby Decker at the Blessed Sacrament Rectory at 315.437.3394.  All blood donations collected at our upcoming blood drive on July 7 will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. 
Special Mention
Prayer Requests
We pray for Sr. Natalie Slake, Carmella Sweeney, Lynne Recore, John Fortino, Elizabeth Walrath, Jean Suits, Patrick Brewer, Yang Juan, Terri Close, Jill Danial, Mary Griffin, Cole Malone, Elizabeth Gilbert, John Laura, Susan Moro Campbell, Missy DiPaulo Angotti, Carolyn Armstrong, Mary Linehan, Mary Extale, Mary Gersbacher, Mary Ingalls, Rita Bross, Marlene Brush, Roslyn Antonacci, John Gersbacher, and Grace McNamara.

50/50 Raffle
For just $5.00 you could be the next winner!  Contact Bob James at St. Vincent’s at 315-471-0818 to purchase. 

Cobra Classic Golf Tournament
Monday, July 13, 2020. 12:30PM. The Pompey Club, 7200 Hamilton Road, Jamesville. Proceeds benefit the Bishop Grimes Scholarship Fund. Register today! Call 315.314.7157, Ext. 4 or email

The Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul
On June 29, the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul.  As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day. Together, the two saints are the founders of the See of Rome, through their preaching, ministry and martyrdom there. 

Pastoral Visits
Are you, or do you know of a family member, friend, or neighbor who may be in a nursing home, a short-term facility for rehab, hospital or homebound, who would like a pastoral visit and bring Communion? Because of federal HIPPA regulations, we have no means of knowing if you are in any of the above situations UNLESS you notify us. Please contact the rectory at 315.437.3394 and we will be pleased to make a visit. 
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From the Third Option program to build better marriages
“BREAKING THE HURT SPIRAL IN MARRIAGE: And Loving Again.” Sponsored by THE THIRD OPTION, a program to build better marriages. Zoom meeting is Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM. For more information or to participate contact Stephanie at or 315.472.6728. A Hope Appeal funded program. 

Totus Tuus
Totus Tuus Registration is Open - We are thrilled that we will be able to host Totus Tuus this summer! The cost for Totus Tuus 2020 is $35.00 per child; a maximum of $70.00 per family for the Day Program and $10.00 per youth for the Evening Program. Pre-registration is required.
Participating Parishes
St. Rose of Lima, North Syracuse: July 5 - July 10
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Baldwinsville: July 12 - July 17
Divine Mercy, Central Square: July 19 - July 24
Holy Cross, Dewitt: July 26 - July 31
For more information about Totus Tuus, health and safety measures, and to register please visit: 
St. Vincent de Paul
Daily Mass in the Chapel this week will be held on Monday through Wednesday:

Saturday, 4:00pm - Maryanne Griffin Hines, req. by Catherine Ranieri
Sunday, 9:30am - Raymond & Claire Garvey, req. by Madeline Duda
Monday 12:00pm( church) - Arlene Rainone, req. by Theresa Santillo
Tuesday, 12:00pm( church)  - Maryanne Hines, req. by Jane Caltabiano
Wed. 12:00pm(c hurch)  - Linda Marie Cardinale Hartmann, wedding anniversary req. by her husband, Wayne
Saturday, 4:00 pm  - Virginia Aloi, req. by Bob & Linda James
Sunday, 9:30am  - Helen & Stephen Knapp, req. by Tom & Chris Knapp

WE ASK YOUR PRAYERS FOR THE SPIRITUAL COMFORT AND RESTORATION OF HEALTH FOR: Kim Harrington (granddaughter of John and Joanne Harrington), Sandra Betts, Desiree Landers, Nate Wagner, Madeline Duda, Marilynn Bause, sister of Lauren Brooks, Suzanne Thompson (sister of Bill Winchell), Judy D’Amore, Martin Griffin, Anne Marie Drury, Fred Sniper, Carm Fitzgerald, Tony Caruso, and Mary Colosimo. 

Dear Parishioners, Monday July 20, at 6:30pm, we are happy to let you know that Bishop Douglas Lucia will ordain our deacon candidates, Aleu Tong, Peter Lual, and Tom Murphy to Permanent Deacons at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Attendance is by invitation only because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Let us pray for them.

During this time of struggle, we hope that you’re able to continue supporting St. Vincent’s church monetarily with your weekly envelopes. The bills are high. You may continue to be updated and read the bulletin at our website You may view daily and Sunday masses with our Bishop Lucia at .

06/21/20 - ATTENDANCE: 58 
Offertory:  $3,179.00; Received from 43 envelopes: $2,974.00; Loose: $ 205.00; Bldg. Fund:  $  50.00  

The 50/50 tickets may be mailed to the Rectory. The next drawing will be this Sunday, June 28 after 9:30am mass. C ontact Bob James at 315-471-0818 with any questions. Thanks to all who continue to support our Youth Programs.
Golf Tournament - Due to the Covit-19 this year's tournament scheduled for May 31st has been changed to August 23 rd at Westvale Golf Course. A Steak dinner is being planned to follow the Tournament.  Watch for further details. Thanks!
A sense of humor is a gift from God. Laughter unites us. Funny things help us get through the humdrum of life. Without humor things would be a lot harder.

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note and posted on the apple tray: "Take only ONE. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."

Late one night, a burglar broke into a house he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say: “Jesus is watching you!” Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. “Jesus is watching you,” the voice boomed again. The burglar stopped dead again. He was frightened. Frantically, he looked all around. In a dark corner, he spotted a bird cage and in the cage was a parrot. He asked the parrot: “Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?” “Yes,” said the parrot. The burglar breathed a sigh of relief and asked the parrot: “What’s your name?” “Clarence,” said the bird. “That’s a dumb name for a parrot,”sneered the burglar. “What idiot named you Clarence?” The parrot said, “The same idiot who named the Doberman Jesus.”

Little Johnny was in church with his mom for Sunday Mass when he suddenly felt nauseous. "Mom, I think I'm going to throw up!" She told him, "I want you to run outside as fast as you can. Run across the lawn and go behind the bushes. You can throw up behind the bushes and nobody will see you." So Little Johnny ran for the door. Less than a minute later, he returned to his seat next to his mom. He had the look of obvious relief on his young face. "Did you make it all the way to the bushes, Johnny?" "I didn't have to go that far, mom. Just as I got to the front door, I found a box that had a sign on it: FOR THE SICK."

What do you call a priest in charge of the school play? The spiritual director.
"Act if what you do makes a difference. It does."