The Blessed Times

2016 November Newsletter

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

The mission of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is to provide, within an active Christian learning environment, quality education and formation of the whole person by nurturing the development of each child’s talents in the love and service of God and community.

We are a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization who admits students of any race or national origin to programs and activities of the school with all rights and privileges. Equal opportunity and access is provided to persons without regard to race, national origin or gender in the implementation of employment policies and procedures.

From the Principal's Desk....

Dear Blessed Sacrament Families,

First and foremost, I would like to thank each student, parent, parishioner, family member, teacher, and staff member who made this year’s Halloween Carnival a success. I am hopeful the proceeds of this year’s carnival will fruit many blessings for Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. May God continue to bless you as you help build His kingdom on earth.

In November, our community begins to prepare for a busy holiday season. Families are planning their Thanksgiving menus, making travel arrangements to spend quality time with their loved ones, and scheduling travel routes for the many sales the day after Thanksgiving.

As we prepare for this great and important holiday, I ask that you enjoy this time with your family. More importantly, however, I ask that each member of our faith community take time to give praise and thanks for the many blessings our Creator has bestowed upon you.

As principal of Blessed Sacrament, I am thankful for the many blessings God has given me as leader of this great community. I offer thanks to our Lord for a generous Pastor who helps sustain and strengthen our school community. I am thankful for a faculty and staff who provide time, talent, energy, and love for our students. I am grateful for the presence of our children at our school. Their smiles, innocence, and desire to learn fuel our mission of providing a quality Catholic education for our community’s future. I am appreciative of our parents, guardians, and grandparents who sacrifice to give their children and grandchildren the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment animated by Christ the Teacher.

In closing, I leave you with a simple prayer of Thanksgiving.

Lord, I thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit that fills this nation.

I thank you for the beauty and fullness of the land and the challenge of cities.

I thank you for our work and rest, for one another, and for our homes, I thank you.

For all that I have spoken for and all that I keep in my heart, accept my thanksgiving .

I pray and give thanks through the intersession of the Most Holy Blessed Sacrament.


2016 SVDP Food Drive


October Academic Excellence


Monsignor Michael O'Gorman, Mr. Fierro and the Blessed Sacrament Faculty and Staff congratulate the students below for demonstrating amazing Christian virtues and excellent manners during the month of October!


Family Engagement: Free Parent Training Classes

Families Talking Together

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

The 7 Habits of Successful Families, Part III

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

For more information and additional sessions, visit

How to Register:

Contact Lori Williams at (210) 370-5466 or




Each of the volunteer opportunities counts towards your annual required parent service hours. Each parent must complete at least 10 hours of service each school year. Consider volunteering a half-hour or hour on a weekly or monthly basis. One time volunteering is also welcomed!

Cafeteria Lunch Duty

Monday through Thursday

10:45 a.m. through 12 noon

Contact: Ms. Davina Aguilar

Recess Supervision

Monday through Friday

11:15 a.m. through 12:15 p.m.

Contact: Ms. Davina Aguilar

Library Organization

Monday through Friday

Will Work Around Your Schedule

Contact: Mrs. Lela Reyes

Parish Bulletin Stuffing


8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Mrs. Norma Wilbanks

Parish Money Counting


8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Mr. Robert Esparza

Project Wisdom Readers

Tuesdays through Fridays

7:55 a.m. (T-H), After Mass (F)

Contact: Mr. Michael Fierro

PE Class Assistants

Monday through Friday

Various Times

Contact: Mr. Andrew Torres


Chess Club

Mondays - 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Parish Hall - Room 201

Sponsor: Deacon Mark Harden

Cub Scouts

Every Other Monday - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament School Cafeteria

Sponsor: Mr. Paul González

Girl Scouts

Tuesdays - 3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Parish Hall - Room 201

Sponsor: Mrs. Debra Palmer

Handbell Choir

Thursdays - 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Music Room, Building C

Sponsor: Mrs. Dorothy Marton

School Choir

Wednesdays - 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Sponsor: Sister Misty Garriga, CDP