From the Pastor
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To our Blessed Sacrament Community,
Long-awaited word has come! We’re beginning the process of reopening our parish communities and returning to celebrating Mass next weekend, June 13th and 14th.
As we return to Blessed Sacrament, there will be some features of parish life that will be different on a temporary basis. For example, we’ll enter and leave church through one entrance, there will be social distancing and wearing masks, we’ll be using 25% of our pew capacity, there will be contact tracing and more. I will be sending a letter to your homes this week with more information.
Many of you are anxious… you can’t wait to come back for Mass. Please know that I have a team of people dedicated to planning a safe return to our public Masses. I will need your help! I will need about 7 to 8 ushers at each of our four Masses to help guide everyone through our safety-driven changes. If you would like to help us at this time, please come to Blessed Sacrament this Tuesday or Wednesday at 12:30 pm or 6:30 pm. Thank you for your support!
Some of you are anxious… you may feel uncomfortable and unsure about returning during these early weeks. Please know that the dispensation from the obligation to attend weekly Mass remains in effect, so those who feel vulnerable or uncomfortable can continue to watch our Sunday Mass on our website and Facebook page. The safety of our parish family is our paramount concern. We are working to ensure we meet safety standards for everyone.
Please keep us in prayers as we work this week to complete all our preparations. Thank you for your patience. I will keep you in my prayers. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. This weekend, please join us for our Mass uploaded to our parish website and Facebook page at approximately 9 am on Sunday.
Blessings and be safe, Fr. Joe
The church is open daily from 7 am – 2 pm for private prayer. Please use parking lot entrance.
We have added a YouTube Channel for Blessed Sacrament!
Our channel contains our Sunday Masses
Messages from Father Joe
During this time know that we are praying that you are well and safe. We miss you. Church will be open daily 7 am – 2 pm for private prayer.
Please check this website and the Blessed Sacrament Facebook page for updates.
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Church of the Blessed Sacrament
607 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
- Monday through Friday - 7:00am and 12 noon
- Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00 pm
- Sunday - 9:00am, 10:30am and 12 noon
Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas
273 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
- Sunday 9:30am in English
- Sunday 12 noon in Spanish
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