Parish News in Week Two of No Masses/Gatherings

How are you doing? Seriously. We want to know. Scroll down in the email for ways to connect with us.

In this time of social distancing and self-quarantine, whether things are going well or not, we need to connect with each other. We need to support one another and give each other hope. Now is a good time to call, text, and message friends and acquaintances that maybe you haven't spoken to in a while to do just that.

As faithful Christians, we are called to hope in this time and to be a light for the world in darkness. Pope Francis said as much and more in his Urbi et Orbi message yesterday.

And as far as concrete updates, in the latest from the diocese ( aqui en Español ), there are some further clarifications to funeral and wedding celebrations as well as a directive that palms may not be distributed on Palm Sunday . However , we will still have the blessing of the palms on Palm Sunday and these will be made available at later date.

On our end at Blessed Sacrament, we have been keeping the church open for private prayer (being cleaned daily by our janitorial service), providing some limited food pantry outreach, and doing what we can to continue serving you remotely.

We have also made it easier than ever to continue supporting us through e-giving. Now you can Text-to-Give . More information below on how to use this simple and convenient solution to giving financial support.

Lastly, as you may now, Fr. Lawrence had gone to Nigeria earlier this month for the funeral of his grandmother. He laments not being present at Blessed Sacrament at this time but is looking forward to being reunited with us as soon as possible. Stay tuned for another update soon where he will send everyone a special message and maybe even livestream the mass to us (via Facebook ) from Nigeria!

In the meantime, may all the blessings and peace of Christ be with you and your family in this time. Let us all join our prayers with one another and the Church Universal for a swift remedy and heavenly consolations. Amen.

In Christ,

The Clergy and Staff of Blessed Sacrament
Keep your parish strong with e-giving and other donation options, including our new Text-to-Give feature !
Take advantage of our Online Giving Platform .

Learn more about Text-to-Give HERE (pdf) or HERE (video).
To get started, text the "give" to the number 516-588-7800 .

Download the app for iOS or Android .

If you prefer to use your envelope or loose cash/check, you may drop the offering in the parish poor boxes in the church (or send by mail)
Watching Mass at Blessed Sacrament
Blessed Sacrament live-streams all daily masses and the Sunday 11am mass.
These streams can be viewed either live or afterwards on our parish webpage and Facebook page. The live-stream is also compatible with Roku devices (info HERE ).

More on watching mass and making an Act of Spiritual Communion in previous emails and the bulletin .
  • Email
  • Text "@bsvs-up" to "81010" to text us and receive updates that way.
  • Find and message us via Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or through our listing on Google.
  • Voicemails to the main office will be checked periodically, but calls may not be returned as swiftly.
  • Our emergency line for the priests is available via the main office phone prompts.