Rev. Luke Uebler, III announced during Masses this weekend that beginning July 1, 2023, Fr. Thomas Mahoney will be the new pastor of our Family of Parishes which includes St. Mary's Church (Swormville), St. Teresa of Avila (Akron), Our Lady of Peace (Clarence), and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Harris Hill). Fr. Tom will be coming to our Family from Infant of Prague in Cheektowaga.
Ministering together with him will be parochial vicars Fr. Art Mattulke, Fr. Walter Szczesny, and Fr. Joe Franz. Fr. Luke Uebler has been named the pastor of St. Raphael (Niagara Falls), St. Peter (Lewiston), and St. Bernards (Youngstown), also effective July 1st.
As we go through this time of transition, we keep our Prayer for Renewal in our minds and hearts. St. Mary's Faith Community is truly grateful for the faith-filled leadership and friendship that Fr. Luke has shared with us. We will miss his smile, enthusiasm, humility, and love of the Lord. At the same time, we welcome Fr. Tom and his team of parochial vicars to St. Mary's and look forward to continuing our spiritual journey with them in service to God and others.