• Welcome to Church of the Blessed Sacrament

    Welcome to Church of the Blessed Sacrament

    Rev. Drew Heiman, Rev. Andrew Bergkamp, Rev. Adam Grelinger, and the parishioners of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament thank you for visiting our website!

  • The Discernment of Spirits

    The Discernment of Spirits

    Cultivating our Spiritual Life

    To prepare for our parish mission and have a greater awareness of God's action in our lives,

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  • Presence the Mystery of the Eucharist

    Presence the Mystery of the Eucharist

    This is a powerful 3-part series about Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist that invites us into an intimate union with God himself.

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  • Totus Tuus 2018

    Totus Tuus 2018

    Totus Tuus Parish Summer Catechetical Program will be at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament July 15-20, 2018

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  • July Men's Club +

    July Men's Club

    Men's Club will meet on Thursday, June 21st beginning with Stations of the Cross in the church at 7:15pm

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  • Catholic Charities Bags to Riches +

    Catholic Charities Bags to Riches

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 5:30-8:00pm
    Distillery 244 Old Town  244 North Mosley

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  • Open Streets ICT 2018 +

    Open Streets ICT 2018

    Blessed Sacrament plans to participate on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 12:00-5:00pm

    This is a community event designed to elevate

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  • In Memoriam +

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful

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  • Prayer Requests +

    SICK Mark Aaron, Mary Theresa Schutz, Kirke Padgett, Todd Moore, Jeff Murry, Vinnie Postiglione, Karen Hurley, Kenny Schmidt, Frank Kastor,

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  • Perpetual Adoration +

    Perpetual Adoration

    Christ is waiting for you in the Adoration Chapel every hour of every day. You can always count on HIM

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  • Parking Courtesy +

    Just a reminder that there are designated parking places provided for the use of the Adoration Chapel members. These spaces

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  • Midwest Catholic Family Conference +

    Midwest Catholic Conference 

    August 3-5, 2018 Century II

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  • Formed.org +

    Don’t forget!! Our parish has a subscription to Formed.org , a website full of great Catholic content.

    Our login code is:

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  • Liturgy of the Word for Children +

    The liturgy of the word for children is underway. LOTW is offered during the 9 a.m. Mass for children ages

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  • Come Follow Me +

    Stewardship Renewal

    We will continue collecting the Stewardship Packets. Please bring your packets to the Parish Office.

    We thank you

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  • Parish Festival Meal Deliveries +

    Parish Festival Meal Deliveries

    Delicious picnic meals were delivered to 14 homebound parishioners on June 2nd, as part of

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  • Support BSCS +

    Support our school by Registering your shopper’s card (this must be done every year!) and

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See Response for Question and Answer

Question: In the Acts of the Apostles readings this week, the life of the early Christians ,where everything they had was shared in common, has always sounded to me a little "marxist".  I realize that none of this sharing was forced from any government, but are there further distinctions that I am missing?

Answer: This one verse description of the early life of the first Church community has fascinated thousands of persons over the centuries. Many have seen here an outright endorsement of Marxism on the part of the Bible. But nothing could be further from the truth. The Story of Ananias and Saphira in Acts 5 prove that the selling of private property and putting it into the common pool was entirely voluntary (St Peter tells Ananias and his wife that they were foolish to lie to the Alpostles about whether the money they gave was all they had because they were not under any obligation to give it all in the first place). Christians in this early community were under no coercian to sell their property, nor to give all to the common pool. So the concept of the right to private property was preserved even in that first community. This common-pool arrangement did not survive the first generation of Christians. By the time the Church entered the 2nd century the more normal arrangement of Christians owning their own property and not having a common pool of posessions had emerged. But this does not mean that they did not give generously to the poor and Churches did maintain a fund for the poor. The Church has never made any attempt to revive this common-pool arrangment except for religious orders who pledge to own all possessions in common. Marxist forced common-ownership and voluntary common-ownership are world's apart. In fact, the Bible defends private property and praises giving to the poor precisely because people give from their own private funds. Forced charity is useless, which is why former and current Communist countries are the least generous in the world when it comes to international aid to the poor. Jesus was friends with both rich and poor and he never said that private property was sinful (though he warned about making money into an idol).

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Latest Podcast

The Discernment of Spirits Session #3Podcast
by Fr. Andrew Heiman
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Pastor's Corner

  • June 17, 2018

    Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers of our parish, may you and your family enjoy an especially blessed day. I know it is customary for fathers to receive a gift on this day, but I also know one of the greatest gifts a father can receive, is to see his children grow up happy and into the person God intended them to be for all eternity. To this extent, the father’s role is indispensable; and so to receive the Read More
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The Church of the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church + 124 N Roosevelt Wichita, KS 67208 + 316-682-4557 + Sacramental Emergency Phone: 316-512-2206 + parish@blessedsacramentwichita.com

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