Faith Formation and Education

Faith Formation and Education is a lifelong, ongoing process for everyone. Our goal is to provide education, training, and experiential opportunities to help us all become faithful disciples, effective apostles, and good stewards. 

We do that in a variety of ways at Blessed Sacrament. These opportunities include:

Please read about some of these offerings below and check the weekly bulletin for more specific details. You are welcome to contact the Parish Office at (206) 547-3020 or info@bspwa.org if you have questions.

In addition, Dominican friars at Blessed Sacrament provide faith formation in talks throughout the year. Click the button below to listen to recent talks by Dominican friars at Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday School Classes

Sunday School

The 2019-2020 Sunday School year begins on Sunday, September 29th!

Blessed Sacrament offers classes for children ages 3-18 on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:45 AM (September 29 through May 17th). The yearly cost is $30 per child for the first two children in a family and $20 for each additional child. Scholarships are available for anyone who needs assistance.  

Registration is now open!

CLICK HERE for the 2019-20 Sunday School Academic Calendar!

Contact the office at (206) 547-3020 or sunday_school@bspwa.org, for further details.

CGS Level 1 Atrium

If your child is 3-6 years of age and you wish to enroll them in our atrium, please register as normal using the above link. You will receive a follow up email asking if you wish to enroll them in our level 1 atrium.

Are you new to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and wish to learn more about it? Please come to an informational coffee hour on Sunday, September 15th after the 9 am mass (roughly 10:15 AM). The coffee hour will be hosted in the TEC room in the school building across the road from the church.

Volunteers Needed!

Interested in serving in the Sunday School program this year?  There are a variety of ways that you can be involved! Please click HERE to sign up to receive more information or email sunday_school@bspwa.org.

Sunday Forum

Sunday Forum is a lecture series that meets from 10:45-11:45 AM on Sunday mornings from September-May in the UCDS TEC across the street on 9th. It is open to all and you don’t have to register to attend. Presentations are made by lay members of our community or our Dominican friars.

Contact Mariam Mathew at mmathew@bspwa.org or (206) 732-7344 for further details.  

Weekly Classes and Groups

Latin Class

Latin Class meets every Thursday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.  The class is free and open to new participants!  The class uses Wheelock's Latin as its text (7th Edition, but 6th Edition is ok), as well as other readings. Please contact the Parish Office at info@bspwa.org to learn more.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a lay organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel message through prayer, evangelization and works of mercy, under the special patronage of Our Blessed Mother. 

The Legion has two main levels of membership, Active and Auxiliary. Active members attend the weekly meetings and devote some time each week to apostolic work. Auxiliary members pray the rosary each day, supporting the active members with their prayers.

If you are interested in joining us, we would love for you to come to one of our meetings. We meet each Saturday at 8:45 AM in the Holy Family Conference Room, behind the sanctuary of the Church. 

Contact legiomariaebspwa@gmail.com to learn more. 

Small Parish Communities

Small Parish Communities are groups of 8-15 adult parishioners who gather regularly to share faith and fellowship. Each is designed to increase engagement, affirm our Catholic faith, and reflect Christ's love to one another. For information about current opportunities to join a Small Parish Community, please contact the Parish Office at (206) 547-3020 or info@bspwa.org.

Young Adult Studies

The Blessed Sacrament Young Adults offer a variety of studies throughout the year! Follow us on Facebook for details about upcoming events!

Periodic Studies

Exploring Catholic Beliefs

Exploring Catholic Beliefs is a series of classes that takes place each spring and fall. The class is both for those who are new to Catholicism and long-time Catholics to engage more deeply in fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church. Contact the Parish Office at (206) 547-3020 or info@bspwa.org to learn more.

Studies for Women

The Mary & Elizabeth Ministry for Women periodically offers weekday morning studies for women of all ages. E-mail MaryElizabeth@bspwa.org to be notified when new studies begin.

Other Bible Studies and classes

We offer a variety of classes and studies throughout the year! Take a look at upcoming opportunities in our Weekly Bulletin.

Contact the Parish Office at (206) 547-3020 or info@bspwa.org for details.

Classes for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith

Rite of Christian initiation for adults (rcia)

This course is for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic or exploring the Catholic faith. The class meets weekly on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 PM and you can join at any time.

Contact The RCIA Team at RCIA@bspwa.org or click here for details.

Formation for Lay Dominicans

Dominican Laity

The Dominican Laity commit to living the pillars of Lay Dominican life through prayer, study, preaching, and community. The Washington Chapter of the Dominican Laity meets at Blessed Sacrament and welcomes inquirers who are interested in learning more!

Contact Mike Kitsock at mkitsock@yahoo.com or visit oplaitywest.org to learn more.