Parish

Mission & Vision


Our Mission: Our Purpose for Being

As we reflect upon the Good News, it is clear that our purpose is simple, clear, and directly stated throughout Jesus’ teachings, so why not just say it… To love God, love our neighbors, and make disciples!

 

Our Vision: What We Wish to Achieve

To be the joyful, vibrant, and welcoming Catholic Church present in the Elmwood Village and Delaware District, serving the Western New York Community.

 

Our Guiding Principles: Our Foundation

As a parish, our Guiding Principles are… Faith, Hope, Love, Mercy, and Justice.

We understand and experience these Guiding Principles when:

  • Faith accepts and trusts God’s Word as truth
  • Love reflects God’s Divine Grace and cherishes all humanity
  • Hope uplifts us and expresses confidence in God’s promise
  • Mercy brings assistance to those in bodily and spiritual need
  • Justice compels us to cooperate, enabling our society to serve the common good

We express these Guiding Principles by:

  • Being open, welcoming and accepting of all
  • Joyful celebration of liturgical worship
  • Reaching out to all in our parish community and beyond

 

History


Blessed Sacrament Church, Buffalo, has enjoyed a very long and distinguished history closely linked to several of the bishops of the Diocese of Buffalo. Founded in 1887 as the chapel for the second Bishop of Buffalo, Bishop Stephen Vincent Ryan, the chapel was soon expanded to meet the needs of a growing congregation and named Blessed Sacrament Church. A growing city and a growing Catholic population called for even more expansion and plans were put in place to build a new cathedral adjacent to the church that would hold 1,500 people. In 1915, St. Joseph’s New Cathedral was dedicated. However, after sixty short years, the Cathedral was demolished due to severely deteriorating materials that could not withstand the Buffalo winters. At this point, in 1976, the parish was recommissioned, once again, as Blessed Sacrament Church.

 

Staff


Pastor

 

Rev. Paul R. Bossi

frpaulb@blsacbflo.org

Pastor Emeritus

 

Rev. Msgr. Paul R. Juenker, P.A.

 

Permanent Deacon

 

Deacon Paul F. Carmody

Assisting Priest

 

Rev. George Restrepo, S.J.

 

Religion & Faith Formation

 

Maureen Myers, Director

Music Ministry

 

Anthony Domzal, Director

 

Secretary

 

Betty Hemingway

bettyh@blsacbflo.org

Sacristan

 

Josephine Di Liberti

 

Trustees

 

Mr. Paul F. Jones

 

 

Mary C. McCracken

 

Maintenance

 

Carmen D’Alessandro

 

Location


Blessed Sacrament Church is located at 1029 Delaware Avenue, between West Utica and West Ferry, in Buffalo, NY. Parking is located in the circle in front of the church, in the lot behind the rectory, and behind the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo (which can also be accessed from Linwood Avenue).

 

Registration


Welcome to our parish! Please complete the form below and click the “Send” button to begin the registration process for Blessed Sacrament Church. Someone will follow up with you shortly to complete the registration process.

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Stewardship


“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

1 Peter 4:10

We know from scripture that everything we have is a gift from God. We are the stewards of His many gifts to us. Please consider to what extent you could participate in the life of Blessed Sacrament Parish: in our worship together, in our service to our parishioners and those in the wider community, and through your financial support. We would not be able to all that we do, or do what needs to be done without your gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

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I pledge my time, talent, and treasure in the following way:

To participate with our Blessed Sacrament community at our Sunday Eucharistic celebrations and to engage in parish activities and ministries as my circumstances allow (please see the Ministries Section of the website for more information on each). I have indicated my interests below.

 Liturgy Music Membership Leadership Finance Committee Lifelong Faith Formation Parish Experience Marketing & Communication Outreach Peace & Justice St. Vincent de Paul Society

To support Blessed Sacrament financially as indicated below.

 To support parish ministries financially with regular and year-round contributions. I would like to make my contribution through direct payment from my bank account or with a credit card to the parish. Please provide me with the forms for this type of contribution.