We, the members of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parish, are a community of the faithful committed to walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Ministering to the residents of the Bayside area of northeastern Queens since 1930, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament continues to strive to see the face of Christ in each person.
With The Blessed Mother as our patroness and the Blessed Sacrament as our spiritual center, we strive to discern God’s will and to conduct our lives in such a way so as to reflect His unconditional love for all His children.
Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we value the dignity, uniqueness, and God-given gifts present in each individual. Sensitive to the needs and capabilities among our fellow parishioners, we endeavor to foster a sense of nurturing, supportive community within our parish in order to assist each other in our journey to a grace-filled existence.
Nourished by the sacraments and sustained by the Holy Mass, we hope to serve as a beacon of hope and welcome to all who witness our efforts. We value hospitality, for it reflects God’s inclusive love; we value compassion, for it embodies Christ’s mandate to His disciples; we value charity, for it is the lived response to Gospel teachings.
As humble children of God and as active parishioners of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, we are committed to welcome all into our fold. Without judgment, reservation, or distinction, we seek to embrace our brothers and sisters in a manner commensurate with Gospel teachings. These, the revealed truths of our faith, direct us as we extend the hand of mercy to young and old alike. We seek to motivate the young, to empower the devoted, to honor the voice of those who are new to our community, to educate all by word and deed in the Gospel teachings, to support families in their quest to emulate the Holy Family, to ease the pain of those among us who are suffering, ministering to the broken Christ in each.
Seeking an ever more vibrant parish community, we will pursue new and innovative means by which to welcome, minister to, and fully incorporate those who are new to our parish family, being particularly sensitive to their national, cultural, and linguistic distinctiveness. We will open ourselves to more effective, Christ-like means by which to assist the elderly, the ailing, and the homebound of our community. We will explore fresh, relevant means by which to attract and maintain the interest and participation of the young in every aspect of parish life.
Appreciative of our clergy, we will prayerfully seek means by which to further expand the role of the laity in liturgical and parish community functions. All this we seek with the blessing of our loving God and the sustaining guidance of Mary, our Blessed Mother.