Welcome to St. Mary's Parish
We at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish, follow the word of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We commit ourselves to be God’s Heart of mercy and love, God’s Voice of hope and truth and God’s Hands of justice and healing to all people. We are dedicated to engaging our entire faith community in worship, ministry and service to all.
The Rectory will be closed effective Monday, March 23rd.
Should you need to contact the Parish, please call or email as listed below as we are covering correspondence from our home.
St. Mary’s Parish Rectory Phone: 716-688-9380
An Important Message from Deacon Rick Statchura Regarding the Reopening of St. Mary’s Faith Community
May 27, 2020
To My Fellow Parishioners at St. Mary’s,
After the President’s press conference last week, the news has been reporting that churches can now reopen and we have received inquiries at the rectory asking when we will restart our Masses. Many are anxious to return to the celebration of Mass and the sacraments and I do understand how you feel, as I miss receiving Christ in the Eucharist as a sacrament immensely.
We have now received initial guidance from our Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Scharfenberger, on some reopening recommendations, including the distribution of Holy Communion.
Online Mass and Liturgical Links
We wish you and your family good health and look forward to gathering together again as a faith community soon!
During this difficult time, our parish still needs financial support to maintain our facilities and provide for our parish ministries.
We encourage parishioners, if they are able, to continue to send weekly offerings through the many options available:
- Mail to the Parish Office, 6919 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051
- Submit via our Online Giving system on our website link above.
- Drop off at the Parish Office using the drop slot in the Parish Office door.
Any questions may be directed to the Parish Office via email to: email@example.com
We thank you for your continued support of your faith community and will keep you and your family in our daily prayer intentions.
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St. Mary’s offers a family-centered faith formation program for families with children in Grades 1-High School where parents –
- customize their child(ren)’s faith journey utilizing a combination of at-home online faith lessons, Family Lesson Workshops, and/or Youth Lesson Nights.
- participate in family service opportunities with their children.
- take part in parish and liturgical events as a family.
PARISH COUNCIL NOMINATIONS
It’s that time of year when we nominate Parish Council members!
Selections are made, with the help of the Holy Spirit. Please think and pray about nominating yourself or any of your fellow parishioners to this ministry. You may nominate more than one person. We are looking for a balanced representation from within our parish that reflects all age groups, interests and backgrounds. Please consider those who are concerned for the good of the whole parish, those who actively participate in parish life, those whose life experiences or particular area of expertise would be valuable in an advisory capacity to the Council and Pastor, and those who work well with others.
St. Mary’s Faith Community and COVID-19
We appreciate your patience as the changes that are arising from the Coronavirus continue to change rapidly. The website will be updated as changes occur, with St. Mary’s Faith Community updates for you immediately following meetings here on campus that discuss the details of these fast moving new directives. Follow the button below for details, and updates.
PLEASE NOTE: Effective 3/23/2020, all St. Mary’s campus buildings are closed until further notice.
Catholic Charities Appeal 2020
Think of the young student struggling in school because of challenges at home or with peers. Think of the single parent struggling against poverty and to maintain shelter. Think of the young adult ravaged by addiction. Think of those with nowhere else to turn.
Think of all the people you can help and the lives you can change through your contribution to Appeal 2020. We are the most comprehensive human service provider serving more than 161,000 people across the eight counties of Western New York, with 51 programs and 43 locations. With support from people like you, for 96 years Catholic Charities has been making a difference for people of every age, faith, race and walk of life.
Your gift is put to work. More than 87 cents of every dollar you give directly supports services to help those who are poor and most vulnerable! We attain high quality ratings for transparency and sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, we are an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, and we consistently receive highest ratings for quality services from the national Council on Accreditation.
- St. Mary’s Catholic Charities Campaign Progress 53% 53%
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The Latest News & Announcements from our parish.
To My Fellow Parishioners at St. Mary’s, After the President’s press conference last week, the news has been reporting that churches can now reopen and we have received inquiries at the rectory asking when we will restart our Masses. Many are anxious to return to the...
May 1, 2020 To My Fellow Parishioners at St. Mary’s, We as a faith community have been through much over the last couple of years. Suffice it to say that with Fr. Bob leaving for his sabbatical, another chapter in our lengthy history has come to a close, but the...
My Dear Family of St. Mary’s: It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today. When I made the decision to come back to St. Mary’s as your pastor, I made the decision out of sincere love for all of you and out of a deep desire to do whatever I could...
The Diocese of Buffalo has created a new website page and a printed brochure, that offers updated information on the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing. The brochures are in the front foyer of our church, on the table by the priest sacristy. Please note a correction-Reorg...
SCAM ALERT! PLE ASE NOTE:Texts have been received by some of our parishioners asking for help(shown above), from Fr. Bob- DO NOT REPLY TO THIS TEXT! This is a phishing scam, please share this news with others!
St. Mary’s Welcomes Bishop Scharfenberger for Discussion & Mass Please join us in welcoming Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger to St. Mary’s Swormville, on February 23, 2020. A discussion will be held at 4:30 p.m. followed by His Excellency presiding at 6:00 p.m....