Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

Our Ministries

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament is a congregation dedicated to the interracial apostolate in the USA. Today SBS serve in elementary and secondary schools as well as at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. They are also involved in a variety of other services including pastoral and spiritual ministries, social services, counseling, religious education and health care, primarily but not exclusively among Black and Native American peoples.

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Massachusetts (3)

St. Patrick Church

St. Patrick Church

400 Dudley Street
Boston, MA 02119
St. Patrick’s Church in Roxbury is a multi-cultural parish and has always been such since its founding in 1836. Today it is enriched by God’s children from different backgrounds and cultures. Our mission is to preach, teach and witness to the good news of the mercy and love of God through which Jesus Christ offers life and salvation to all. We are committed to the well-being of every person in justice and charity. Together we strive to proclaim, profess, and live the Faith in Christian charity, and to celebrate it in liturgy, prayer and service.
Julie’s Family Learning Program

Julie’s Family Learning Program

133 Dorchester Street
South Boston, MA
Julie's Family Learning Program is a Boston community based support and education program helping low-income female headed families through their offerings in adult services, children's services and family services. Adult basic education/high school equivalency morning and evening classes are available for all adult learners.

Pennsylvania (5)

Paul’s Run

Paul’s Run

9896 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Beginning February - May 2017, Paul’s Run became the new residence for our retired and semi-retired Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament community. Paul's Run is a highly-rated, Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Northeast Philadelphia offering independent, skilled care and assisted living.
St. Martin de Porres Parish, Philadelphia

St. Martin de Porres Parish, Philadelphia

2340 West Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132
In one of the best known Psalms - Psalm 23, we hear, "my cup overflows". Those words are very true here at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church in the Kingdom of North Philadelphia. Our cup overflows with many blessings from our Awesome God. Join us!
Former SBS Motherhouse

The front entrance leads to St. Elizabeth Convent, the original Motherhouse, built by St. Katharine Drexel in 1891. Many wings were added on over time as needs grew.

Former SBS Motherhouse

1663 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020
Temporary Leadership Offices:
St. Catherine building
St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center, Philadelphia

St. Ignatius Nursing & Rehab Center, Philadelphia

4401 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-349-8800

Located in West Philadelphia, St. Ignatius Nursing and Rehab Center (STINRC) is a Catholic Healthcare Ministry of Felician Franciscan Sisters. STINRC offers resident and patient personal choice and quality care for long-term, respite, and rehab needs. Services include an emphasis on spiritual, psychological, and social needs. All are welcomed regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay.

A Sister of the Blessed Sacrament ministers as Pastoral Care Associate supporting the spiritual and social well-being of residents.

South

Alabama (1)

Resurrection Parish, Montgomery

Resurrection Parish, Montgomery

2815 Forbes Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36110
http://www.rcmsouth.org
(334) 263-4221
Resurrection Catholic Missions, was founded in 1943. For several years prior, priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Resurrection, our sponsors, worked in collaboration with Passionist Father Harold Purcell, at the City of St. Jude.

Florida (3)

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center

1910 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31401
St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center (AAHIRC)’s primary initiative is to address health matters and concerns, as well as furnish a haven of hope, primarily for the African American community within Chatham County. The Center conducts health screenings and sponsors events that educate and provide valuable resources for the general public who are plagued by persistent poverty. AAHIRC also offers a Living Smart Fitness Club, job training, computer assistance, a computer "surfing center", health seminars and expos, a health literacy program as well as community healthcare/social services referrals.
Glades Initiative

Sr. Anne Meehan runs into a friend Sadie in the parking area of an apartment building in Belle Glade, FL.

Glades Initiative

Belle Glade, FL 33430

Glades Initiative

Saint Katharine Drexel Nursing Outreach, Belle Glade

Saint Katharine Drexel Nursing Outreach, Belle Glade

Saint Katharine Drexel Nursing Outreach, Belle Glade

Louisiana (3)

St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, LA

St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, LA

St. Augustine High School, New Orleans, LA

Xavier University, New Orleans

Xavier University, New Orleans

1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
http://www.xula.edu
(504) 486-7411
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black.

Tennessee (1)

Virginia (2)

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian

St. Francis Medical Center
13710 St Francis Blvd.
Midlothian, VA 23114
(804) 349-9087

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian

Little Zion Workshop Way® Pre-School

Little Zion Workshop Way® Pre-School

5662 Cartersville Rd.
Powhatan, VA. 23139
Workshop Way fosters freedom and creativity in an atmosphere of freedom and artistry, building on what is alike in all human beings, human nature. Workshop Way respects the dignity and uniqueness of each person.

Little Zion Workshop Way Preschool is a Licensed Child Day Center in Powhatan VA. It has maximum capacity of 20 children. The center accepts children ages of 3 years to 12 years 11 months.

West

Arizona (3)

Our Lady of Fatima, Chinle

Our Lady of Fatima, Chinle

P.O. Box 2119
Chinle, AZ 86503

(928) 674-5254; Parish office: 928-674-5202; FAX (928) 674-5813
Chinle, Arizona, is located in the central part of the Navajo reservation about an hour away from St. Michael Indian School. Chinle is also a short distance from the national monument, Canyon de Chelly. In 1905 Our Lady of Fatima Parish, was the first outreach mission by the Franciscan Friars after the establishment of St. Michael Mission. In 1990 the parish built a new church in the shape of a traditional Navajo hogan. It is uniquely Navajo in style and culture.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Fort Defiance

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Fort Defiance

P.O. Box 70
Fort Defiance, AZ 86504-0070
Convent: (928) 729-5958; Parish: (928) 729-5068
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish is located in historic Fort Defiance on the Navajo Reservation. It was established in 1915 by the Franciscan Friars.

Our mission is to live and witness the gospel values in our community. We value hospitality and have it as our trademark. We provide a welcoming and strengthening community through
liturgy, sacraments, instruction, support, and encouragement. We recognize and depend upon the gifts of all. We seek to enculturate the gospel message in our worship and instruction.

We implore the special intercession of Saint Kateri, St. Francis and St. Katharine Drexel.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Fort Defiance

St. Michael Indian School, Saint Michaels

St. Michael Indian School, Saint Michaels

1 Lupton Rd
St. Michaels, AZ 86511
For more than a century, St. Michael Indian School has provided students from local Native American communities with a quality education that is rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to Native heritage, teaches leadership skills, and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world.

New Mexico (3)

St. Berard Convent, Navajo, NM

Next to the small log church is the convent. Behind, through the trees can be seen the red sandstone range.

St. Berard Convent, Navajo, NM

P.O. Box 648
Navajo, NM 87328
St. Berard Parish in Navajo, NM, has a Hogan church. The Parish is over 50 years old and served by the Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Defiance, AZ.

St. Berard Convent, Navajo, NM

Tewa Missions / Northern Pueblos, Santa Fe

Tewa Missions / Northern Pueblos, Santa Fe

2928 Calle De Pinos Altos
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-7322
San Ildefonso is one of the Tewa Missions in Northern New Mexico served by a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament living in Santa Fe.

Tewa Missions / Northern Pueblos, Santa Fe

St. Joseph’s Convent, Laguna

St. Joseph’s Convent, Laguna

11 Friar Road
P.O. Box 1024
Laguna Pueblo, NM 87026-1024
(505) 552-9429
St. Joseph Church was erected by the Spanish around 1699. The church, rectory and convent form an enclosed square at the top of the hill above the town. The pueblo men cut the large beams for supporting the church's ceiling from the mountains and moved them without the help of modern machinery to the village to construct the ancient building. The surface was hand plastered with adobe and white washed making it visible for miles.

St. Joseph’s Convent, Laguna