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A Letter from Our Favorite Jesuit Priest…

A Letter from Our Favorite Jesuit Priest…

My brothers and sisters at St. Mary’s, Greetings from Canisius College! First, a word of explanation – there are two types of priests in the Catholic Church: diocesan priests and religious priests.  Diocesan priests promise celibacy when they are ordained transitional...

St. Mary’s 171st 2020 Drive-Thru Picnic Huge Success!

St. Mary’s 171st 2020 Drive-Thru Picnic Huge Success!

Our 171st Drive-Thru Picnic was a Big Success! There were balloons, bubbles, fun activities, music and prizes throughout the drive-thru route as people purchased bbq chicken, chowder, cotton candy, kettle corn, and refreshing treats. Thank you to all the volunteers...

St. Mary School Principal Announcement

St. Mary School Principal Announcement

      July 29, 2020   Dear St. Mary School Parents, Teachers, Staff and St. Mary’s Parish Families,   After discussions involving Mrs. Aiken, myself, and the school board, we are happy to announce that Mrs. Aiken has agreed to continue on as...

The Butterfly Theory-Deacon Rick Stachura

The Butterfly Theory-Deacon Rick Stachura

As I was prepping for this homily, I found a homily preached by a deacon in New Jersey. He discussed the “Theory of the Butterfly.” You might have heard about this theory and said that it is garbage science, but it goes something like this. The movement of the wings...

An Important Announcement from Deacon Rick Stachura

An Important Announcement from Deacon Rick Stachura

July 9, 2020   Dear Fellow Parishioners, I want to share with you that we have received the resignation from Mary Jo Aiken, Principal at St. Mary School, effective August 1st. We are grateful to Mrs. Aiken for all that she has contributed to our school and faith...

Project Mission India Rebuilds Church

Project Mission India Rebuilds Church

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...

Reorganizing for the Future…Together

Reorganizing for the Future…Together

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...

TEXT PHISHING SCAM ALERT!

TEXT PHISHING SCAM ALERT!

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! 

Candlemas Feast Day-Bring a Candle from Home!

Candlemas Feast Day-Bring a Candle from Home!

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....