Parish Staff

frBobRev. Robert J. Whelan, Pastor  Ext. 124,
A native of Westchester and Rockaway Beach, Father Bob was ordained a priest in 1983 and has served in several parishes in Brooklyn and Queens as well as the Diocesan Vocations Office. He speaks Spanish, has a Masters Degree in Counseling, and serves as a Chaplain to the MTA Police Department. Fr. Bob was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in June of 2008 and relishes his role as leader of this dynamic, faith-filled parish.

Rev.  Bryan Patterson, Parochial Vicar,

Rev. Bryan J. Carney, Resident  Ext. 120 (Chaplain – Flushing Hospital)

kaneMrs. Joan Kane, Principal
Joan Kane has served the families of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School since 1998. She is currently completing her second Masters Degree at St. Johns University. The proud mother of two children, Mrs. Kane and her dedicated faculty foster an excellent educational environment and make OLBS School a true home away from home. (

srCarlaSr. Carla Lorenz PBVM, Director of Faith Formation  (718) 225-6179,
A Sister of the Presentation, Sr. Carla has ministered at OLBS since 2004, staying young at heart by directing the religion program for elementary age children. She feels blessed to also share the faith journey with adults, such as those participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

MartinkaMr. Michael Martinka, Director of Music Ministry  Ext. 117,
Michael began his ministry in music when he began studying organ with Maria Greaber, filling in on Sundays and various other occasions. In addition to playing the organ Michael is also striving to become a concert pianist. He is currently studying music at the Aaron Copeland School of Music while completing his Masters in English.

Deacon Ernesto Avallone  Ext. 112,

Deacon William J. Molloy  Ext. 112,

Mrs. Jane Brunhuber, Secretary  Ext. 110,

Mrs. Linda Farrell, Bookkeeper  Ext. 115, (Receptionist, During Office Hours, Ext. 111)


Contact:  Ramon Urena (p) 718-229-5929

Dedicated parishioners assist the maintenance staff in caring for the parish lawns and gardens, including tasks such as mowing, raking, pruning, trimming, weeding, planting and snow removal. All ages and experience levels welcome.

Office Volunteers

Coordinator:  Mrs. Jane Brunhuber, Parish Secretary (p) 718-229-5929

The rectory office is staffed by volunteer receptionists Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The receptionists answer the door, take phone calls and messages, and assist the parish secretary with a variety of office tasks. Volunteers normally work a set day of the week and a time period of at least three hours.

Volunteers are also needed at certain times to prepare bulk mailings and other chores. Often these tasks can be scheduled to fit your schedule.