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The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street
This parish also held its first Mass in a stable. It was celebrated by by its first pastor, Fr. Matthew Taylor, who had a strong devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Archbishop Corrigan had suggested the parish be named for St. Matthew, to which the young priest countered that it should be called Blessed Sacrament. The Archbishop graciously acquiesced.

© Jeffrey Bruno