Blessed Sacrament Church (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

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Blessed Sacrament
Location 275 Union Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website www.blessedsacramentbpt.org
Architecture
Architect(s) J. Gerald Phelan
Administration
Diocese Bridgeport
Province Hartford
Clergy
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Frank Caggiano
Pastor(s) Rev. Skip Karcsinsky

Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the Diocese of Bridgeport. The church began as a basement church formed under Rev. T. B. Smith. The initial building was built during 1917 and 1918 and was meant to be temporary, but was not added to until 1959.[1] In the meantime, a 16-room school and convent were designed by James A. Jackson was built in 1922.[2][3] The church was built as a basement church and a superstructure was built around it during 1959 and 1960. The superstructure was designed by J. Gerald Phelan.[1] The new building was finished and dedicated on December 8, 1960.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Church to build on Old Basement, The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut) December 19, 1959, page 1 and 2, accessed April 18, 2017 at https://www.newspapers.com/clip/10360930/ and https://www.newspapers.com/clip/10360960/
  2. ^ Blessed Sacrament Corner Stones Are Laid by Bishop, The Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut) July 17, 1922, page 1 and 10, accessed April 18, 2017 at https://www.newspapers.com/clip/10360798/ and https://www.newspapers.com/clip/10360828/
  3. ^ Magner, Tom. Blessed Sacrament to Finish Church Started 42 Years Ago, The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut) December 20, 1959, page 7, accessed April 18, 2017 at https://www.newspapers.com/clip/10361350/
  4. ^ Bishop will bless new building today, The Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut) December 8, 1960, page 17, accessed April 18, 2017 at https://www.newspapers.com/clip/10361059/

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Coordinates: 41°10′33″N 73°09′51″W / 41.1757°N 73.1643°W / 41.1757; -73.1643