Blessed Sacrament was established in 1972. Our first pastor was Msgr. Robert Pollock. Under his leadership the first parish church, rectory and the Parish Center were constructed. In August 1986, Msgr. Robert Servatius was named Pastor. That same year, he and two Dominican Sisters, Sister Barbara Stanek and Sister Sharon Caroll, established Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. The parish community, under the leadership of Msgr. Bob, dedicated our new church in 2005.
Msgr. Bob served the parish community for 30 years until his retirement in 2016. Following his retirement, the new pastor at the parish became Fr. Samuel Dinsdale. Fr. Sam served at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for six years before he was transferred to St. Vincent's. In August 2022, Father Rodelio Ignacio became the parish's new administrator. Fr. Rodel comes to our parish from St. Mary of the Assumption in Park City and has been working in the Salt Lake City Diocese for the past four years.
Blessed Sacrament remains a vibrant parish in the suburb of Sandy, Utah. Many parishioners and their extended families are charter members of the parish. Our parish has a very active Knights of Columbus, Council of Catholic Women, Youth Group and school community.
Rev. Fr. Rodelio Ignacio (but just call him Fr. Rodel) was born in November 1971 in Valenzuela City, Metro Manila, Philippines. He had a rather unusual and very interesting path to the Priesthood, having first studied for a BS degree in Physical Therapy and then had a successful finance career in the garment supply industry in Manila. When he was convinced, God was calling him to be in the priesthood, he entered the seminary and ultimately completed three university degrees (in Theology, Philosophy and Pastoral Ministry). During these years he also kept very busy, serving as Vice President of the Theological Society at the University, helping lead Theological Forums and participating in Conferences on the Ministry of Spiritual Liberation and Exorcism.
Fr. Rodel was ordained a priest on November 15, 2008, by Bishop Florentino G. Lavarias for the Diocese of Iba (Philippines). In 2019, he came to the Diocese of Salt Lake City where he was assigned as parochial vicar of St. Mary Parish, West Haven for a few months, then at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Park City and St. Lawrence Mission in Heber City for three years.
He is very excited to be serving the wonderful parishioners and community of Blessed Sacrament as our new administrator. Fr. Rodel's hobbies are swimming, basketball, long-boarding and hiking.
Deacon Marcel Soklaski was born in Brooklyn, NY, spent over 5 years in the U.S.A.F., graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for Chevron as an Engineer, Supervisor and Facility Manager for a total of 25 years. Deacon Marcel is married to a beautiful woman named Dorothy and has 3 wonderful sons. Marcel and his family lived in a number of places: NJ, TX, WA, and CA. They moved from CA in September 1995 to Sandy, UT and have been parishioners at Blessed Sacrament ever since.
Approximately 16 years ago Marcel felt a calling to become a deacon. After he and Dorothy attended 4 years of formation training, Marcel was ordained a deacon on January 24,2004 at the Cathedral of the Madeleine by Bishop George Niederauer. Deacon Marcel and his wife are involved in many ministries at Blessed Sacrament.
Deacon Greg was born in Muncie IN, the oldest of 4 brothers. He attended
High School at Jesuit in Sacramento and went on to attend college at the
Holy Cross school “University of Portland” graduating with a B.S. in Business
Management. After college, Greg spent 9 years as a USAF pilot last flying
the KC-10. After his military service he joined Delta Airlines, currently flying
the A359. Greg has been with Delta for 32 years.
Greg has been married to Teri for over 40 years and they have 3 sons and 2
granddaughters. After living in CA, AZ, SD, LA, TX they moved to UT in
2004. Greg was a Lay Ecclesial Minister before being ordained in 2020 by
Bishop Solis. Greg’s passions include: Divine Mercy, Pro-Life, cycling, rowing,
chess, poker, and reading. Greg is grateful to be at Blessed Sacrament and
also grateful for the warm welcome of our parishioners.
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