Blessed Sacrament was established in 1972. A mission community of St. John the Baptist
in Draper was established in 1981. St. John the Baptist became a parish in 1999. Msgr. Robert
Pollock was the first Pastor of Blessed Sacrament. He and the community built the first parish
church and rectory on the current property. In August of 1986, Msgr. Robert Servatius was
named Pastor. He and two Dominican Sisters, Sister Barbara Stanek and Sister Sharon Caroll,
started Blessed Sacrament Catholic School that same year. “Msgr.Bob” and the parish
community built the new church building that was finished in 2005. He served the parish
community for 30 years until his retirement in 2016. The third pastor, Fr. Samuel Dinsdale, was
named pastor in 2016. Like Msgr. Bob, Fr. Sam was raised in Utah and attended Utah Catholic
schools and seminary at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. 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. Our community has a dedicated
relationship with the Discalced Carmelites in Holiday, UT.
Father Sam grew up in Ogden, attended St. Joseph Elementary and High School. His home parish was Holy Family in Ogden. After high school, he went to Utah State University where he earned a dual BA in Liberal Arts and Business. He was accepted as a seminarian for the diocese of Salt Lake City in 1997 and was sent to St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. He earned a Masters of Divinity and Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology in 2003. Father Sam was ordained on May 29, 2003, and he began his ministry as a priest at St. Therese in Midvale where he served for 3 years. He was then transferred to St. Mary of the Assumption in Park City for 2 years. While he was parochial vicar at these two parishes, he would travel to central Utah once a month to celebrate Mass in Milford, Fillmore and Delta. He was named pastor of St. Patrick parish in Salt Lake City in 2008 and subsequently pastor of St. Marguerite in Tooele in 2010.
His hobbies are hiking and biking in the summer and in the winter he enjoys cross country skiing.
His favorite subjects in college and in the seminary were philosophy and art history. He loves to read and has a diverse selection of authors that he enjoys.
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 Sept. 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
grand daughters. 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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