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Parish 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.

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Current Mass Schedule

Saturday Mass: 4:30 pm

Sunday Mass: 10:00 am ~ OR ~ Listen to Mass: Call-In: 716-214-3776

Wednesday Mass: 12:00 pm

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In compliance with Diocesan and health guidelines:

  • Masks must be worn at all times (2 years and up)
  • Social Distancing applies
  • Please seat yourself in open pews
  • Hymnals will be used during Mass but there won’t be any singing or processions
  • Offertory contribution can be placed in basket at entrance of church
  • Holy Communion must be received in the hand
  • Any social gatherings after Mass should occur outdoors

If you wish to receive Confession or have additional questions, please contact the Rectory:  884-0053

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