Greetings from the Most Blessed Sacrament Pastoral Council,
The council is introducing our Parish to a program that we are very excited about. That program is called Mass Impact. While Mass Impact is new to our Parish, there are elements of it that you may already be familiar with.
So what is Mass Impact? Mass Impact is a movement that encourages all of us to be more active and dedicated to our faith. It asks us to make our faith a larger part of not just our individual life, but also our family life and communal life. Mass Impact helps us to use our faith to strengthen our bonds with each other as we explore a deeper understanding of our faith.
We are happy to tell you that Mass Impact has already come to our Parish. Over the last year, our Parish has participated in and hosted several IGNITE events. These IGNITE events are one of the cornerstones of the Mass Impact program. IGNITE is a living encounter with Jesus Christ through witness, word and worship. IGNITE occurs in the evenings and is a much different experience than Sunday Mass. While the next IGNITE has not been scheduled for Most Blessed Sacrament, the program occurs weekly in other Parishes in our area. Different Parishes host the event on a rotating basis. We encourage you to attend one of these events and let us know what you think.
In addition to IGNITE, Mass Impact also offers us the Live IT Guide to assist us in deepening our connections to our faith and to our families. The Live IT Guide and the schedule for IGNITE can be found at http://massimpactohio.blogspot.com/. The Live IT Guide is a weekly exercise to be done with friends and family. It offers insight into the readings at Mass for the coming weekend, as well as goals, questions, prayers, and videos. We have also been hosting these Live IT videos on our own Parish website for the last several months. We would encourage each of you to visit our website, watch the latest video, and see what the Live IT Guide is all about.
While this is a brief introduction to Mass Impact, we feel that this will be an important program for our Parish going forward. We would be grateful to hear your opinions on the program. We will be providing more information throughout the year and plan to provide you more opportunities to learn about and participate in this program. We hope that you continue to enjoy the blessings of Easter.
The Most Blessed Sacrament Pastoral Council