From the Pastor
Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus!
My name is Fr. Daniel Quinn, and I am the newly appointed pastor here at Blessed Sacrament and the Shrine of of Lady of the Americas! Some parishioners here may remember me from my brief stint here seven years ago as one of the parish priests, fresh out of seminary. I must say, I was a bit surprised to be appointed here as pastor for a term of 6 years, but not an unwelcome surprise. I look forward to praying, learning, working, and serving with you all, as we engage in the sometimes difficult, but always gratifying, work of the Christian life and in spreading the Good News!
Very often, all we hear is bad news, depressing news, news that saddens our hearts and souls. Being so accustomed to this, it’s hard to accept good news, because we assume that it must be too good to be true. But being recipients, and hopefully also sharers, of the good news of the Gospel of Jesus, and of the healing, reconciliation, forgiveness, and strength from on high that come with it, should lighten our hearts and help us to have hope in difficult times. Let’s together bring the good news to people who are accustomed to receiving bad, and therefore bring hope to people who are accustomed to despair.
We’ll have Mass available on our YouTube Channel which is embedded in our website (www.blessedsacramentalbany.org) and Facebook page on Saturday at approximately 7pm.
-Bishop Scharenberger’s dispensation remains in effect for those who are unable to come to Mass or who do not feel comfortable returning at this time.
Our Parish Office will be open weekdays from 9 am – 4 pm with partial staffing.
The church is open daily from 7 am – 1 pm for private prayer. Please use the parking lot entrance.
We have added a YouTube Channel for Blessed Sacrament!
Our channel contains our Sunday Masses
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Church of the Blessed Sacrament
607 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Previous Messages From Father Joe
- Monday - 7:00am
- Tuesday - 12 noon
- Wednesday - 7:00am
- Thursday - 12 noon
- Friday - 9:00am - School Mass
- Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00 pm
- Sunday - 9:00am
Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas
273 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
- Sunday 9:30am in English
- Sunday 12 noon in Spanish