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
PALM SUNDAY DISTRIBUTION CANCELLED
Due to Bishop Scharfenberger’s March 31, 2020 specific directives on palm distribution, St. Mary’s will not be distributing palms due to the ongoing and growing threat of the coronavirus in the Buffalo region.
We may be physically apart right now, but we are prayerfully together!
Stay Connected St. Mary’s!
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.
Missing Our Parish Mass?
We know that there are many choices to watch a Mass on television, online, or even live-stream within our Diocese.
We want you to know that we understand how important it is to be able to see your altar, your priests and deacons, and hear your own Mass music.
That being said, we are giving it our all to be able to have you participate in a St. Mary’s Mass while we are seperated and confined to our homes.
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 31% 31%
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The Latest News & Announcements from our parish.
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...
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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....
Presentation of the Lord-Candlemas Feast Day is February 1st & 2nd. This feast occurs 40 days after Christmas and is traditionally a day for the blessing of candles. This year, the feast falls on a Sunday, so we will be blessing candles at all weekend Masses....
Project Mission India has been a special ministry here at St. Mary's Swormville for over 20 years. Father Sleeva Reddy visits annually to speak of his mission work. St. Mary's parishioners, have supported his works...
Please join us in welcoming back to St. Mary's Parish, Father Jack Mattimore, S.J! Father Jack will be our new weekend asssociate, effective immediately.