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Mission, Vision, Principles

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

PRAYERS

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.

 

It is critical that all members of the Blessed Sacrament community take responsibility for preventing the spread of illness, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Mass has been cancelled throughout the Diocese of Buffalo, but at this most holy time of year, Blessed Sacrament Church will be open Wednesdays and Sundays from 11 to 1 for private prayer and devotion.

However, we ask that those at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19, because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, follow CDC Guidelines and stay home as much as possible to reduce your risk of being exposed.

We will also be communicating often via email, Facebook, Twitter and here on our website.

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Our website now offers a "Resources" section that includes links to our Video Archive to view special messages from Fr. Joe and our Diocese.