Lent is a season to grow in our faith. St. Mary’s offers many opportunities for prayer and faith enrichment. Stations of the Cross are Friday mornings following 9 a.m. Mass and at 7 p.m. in church. Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction will be held during Lent on Tuesdays, February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the chapel. Come and spend an hour with Our Lord in the Eucharist and experience sacred silence during the busy weeks before Easter. Taizé Prayer Service is Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the chapel and Parish Penance Service is Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in church.
Annual Lenten community event on Saturday, February 24 following 4 p.m. Mass. features a simple potluck supper. Individuals, organizations and faith sharing groups are invited to make a pot of soup or contribute bread and rolls for the event. Many groups who have shared in the past make a night of getting together to peel, slice and dice ingredients for the soup. Please bring your soup already warm in a crockpot and ready to plug in. Contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the following link to sign up Soup Supper Sign Up. RSVP to the rectory by February 20.
Men of St. Mary’s are invited to the Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) retreat on March 10-11. Invest in yourself with quality time and recharge you spiritual batteries. CRHP is a gift from the parish community and free to all who attend. Click on the following link to register: online RSVP. Contact Dale Lesinski at 716-609-0521 or the rectory at 688-9380 for more information or to RSVP. Learn more here Christ Renews.
Spring for Success is April 21, 2018 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Planning for this special night is in full swing. Please consider donating your talent and experience or tap into your community connections to ensure this event is a success for the St. Mary’s Faith Community. New items are being accepted – jewelry, gift cards, home and garden items, restaurant certificates and children’s items are all needed.
Deacon Rick Stachura recently led parishioners participating in the “Bible and the Virgin Mary” bible study on a pilgrimage to the Dominican Monastery in Buffalo. The group was inspired by the collection of 800 statues of the Virgin Mary from around the world, including one dating back to the 12th century. Sr. Veronica Mary, a Dominican sister at the monastery, led the tour.
Alumni from the 1950s to the Class of 2017 gathered for the Alumni Mass and Reception on Saturday, November 25 at 4 p.m. Mass. A reception was held in the Parish Center, where old friends reminisced about their days at St. Mary’s. Stay tuned for future alumni events!