• 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!

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  • Fully Alive!

    Fully Alive!

    This year's stewardship theme is based in part on John 10:10, NJB "I have come that they might have life and have it to the full."

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  • Organ Restoration

    Organ Restoration

    The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church organ is in need of restoration. 

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  • Oktoberfest 2018/Run for the Poor

    Oktoberfest 2018/Run for the Poor

    Enjoy a day of Family Fun beginning with the Run for the Poor on Saturday, September 29th. Proceeds from the run will be given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. 

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  • Discovering Christ 2018

    Discovering Christ 2018

     Life can be overly busy; Too many places to be, too many things on the to-do list. Do you ever wish for some way-any way- to slow down and find some balance?

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  • Night of the Living Art 2018

    Night of the Living Art 2018

    Join us Saturday, November 10th from 7-11pm for this unique fundraiser. There will be numerous pieces of famous art brought to life with models and props. There are still sponsorship opportunities available and a few tables that can be purchased for $1,000.00 which includes seating for 8 and VIP tickets. 

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  • Kansas City Chiefs Game +

    Kansas City Chiefs Game

    The Blessed Sacrament Men's Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Chiefs vs. Jaguars game on Sunday, October 7th

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  • Open Streets ICT 2018 +

    Open Streets ICT 2018

    OPEN STREETS ICT *
    Sunday, September 23rd, 12:00-5:00 PM

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  • Rosary Crusade +

    Rosary Crusade

    Announcing the 2018 Public Square Rosary Crusade!
    Coordinated nationally by America Needs Fatima

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  • Pro-Life "Life Chain" +

    Pro-Life

    The pro-life "Life Chain" is Sunday,
    October 7th from 2:00-3:30pm. We will be standing with other parishes at the intersection

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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 Emma Padgett, John Wagle, Mark Aaron, Mary Theresa Schutz, Kirke Padgett, Todd Moore, Jeff Murry, Vinnie Postiglione, Karen Hurley,

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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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  • Fruitful Discipleship +

    Fruitful Discipleship

    Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World

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  • 2018 Fall Formation Events +

    2018 Fall Formation Events

    Join us for one or more Fall Formation Event Opportunities to grow in faith for Youth and Adults.

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  • Called and Gifted +

    Called and Gifted

    COMING SOON! Called & Gifted Discernment Process

    Begin a journey to discover the unique call God has for you, and

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  • Parish School of Religion +

    Parish School of Religion

    Parish School of Religion (P.S.R.)

    The P.S.R. program provides catechesis and sacramental preparation for all youth in grades Kindergarten through

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  • RCIA +

    RCIA

    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established by the Catholic Church after Vatican II to

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  • Walking with Purpose-Women's Bible Study +

    Walking with Purpose-Women's Bible Study

    Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish

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  • Dirty Vagabond Ministry/Meals on Wheels +

    Dirty Vagabond Ministry/Meals on Wheels

    Dirty Vagabond ministries is a gathering spot for at-risk teens in north-central Wichita. "We invite

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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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Pastor's Corner

  • Message from Bishop Kemme

    The Diocese of Wichita has had policies regarding protection of youth for over 15 years. Therese Seiler, vice chancellor and victim assistance coordinator for the diocese, said Bishop Carl A. Kemme has a diverse group of individuals, a Review Board, who act in an advisory capacity regarding allegations of child sexual abuse by Church personnel as well as assisting with review of policies and procedures with a focus on safeguarding youth. In addition to Seiler and Bishop Kemme, members of 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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