Fr. James Kirkpatrick, Pastor
Office: 694-0540  |  Religious Ed: 694-4540
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LENTEN JOURNEY - (Seven Last Words of Jesus)

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,


We find ourselves in very trying times. Prayer is needed but also clear heads. I wish all of you the best in these very difficult times. As most of you have heard public Masses have been suspended in the diocese until further notice. Public health is very important and we need to look out for each other. I am celebrating the Mass in private for all of your intentions and especially those intentions that have been requested for loved ones.

The obligation of the Lord’s Day can be fulfilled through reverence and family prayer as long as public Masses are suspended. Please consider watching Mass on TV. Also, if this suspension continues through Easter Sunday, know that your Easter obligation can be fulfilled through Pentecost.

The church will be open every day from Noon until 8pm if you would like to come in for prayer and devotion.

The rosary will be prayed every day at the Holy Family statue in the back parking lot at 8:30am.

Eucharistic Adoration will continue every Wednesday as usual from 9:30am to 8pm.

Confessions will be heard on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm and on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45.

I will be making Communion available for those who want to receive it on Sundays at the front of the church from 11am until 1pm. On the hands only.

Please be respectful of each other, especially for health and well-being.

If you are able, please continue to financially support the parish by mailing in envelopes or through electronic giving in order to pay bills and staff.

Christ’s Peace,
Fr. Jim Kirkpatrick

ELECTRONIC DONATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

These days, many people prefer to make their donations online. If this works for you, just go to our Parish website Home page and click on "Parish Support.
Thank you for being a good steward of the mission of the church entrusted to us by our Lord, Jesus Christ.

NIAGARA GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION

is working hard to meet the needs of the homeless in Niagara County. If you can help, put the items for March in the containers located in the Parish Center and at the doors of the Church. Thank you for your generosity for those in need! These are the needs for March:

Women's Clothing (pants, blouses, underwear, socks, sneakers/shoes and light jackets or sweatshirts).

FORMED

I encourage all of you to take a look at the website Formed.org. We have a parish code that you will need to type in. The code is published in this week's Parish Bulletin on page 2. Scroll down and type this code into the spot marked enter parish code here. It is case sensitive. You will be able to register and use all the resources. It is a great learning tool!

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

During our Holy Hour we lift up to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus those souls in the most need of His mercy. (Excerpt from Letters to A brother priest)

              Come worship with us Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:00 pm


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

If you or a family member are feeling led to become Catholic, please let us know. You can give us a call at the rectory office 694-0540 to set up instruction.


Altar Servers Needed!

If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become an altar server, please call Fr. Jim 694-0540. This is a very rewarding ministry in our parish.

BRING UP THE OFFERTORY GIFTS

Usher are looking for your help. If you are having a Mass said in memory of a loved one and would like to take up the offertory gifts during the Mass, please notify an usher. They will be glad to assist you.

OUTREACH MINISTRY

We would like to express our deepest thank you to all the wonderful parishioners who purchased gifts from our Giving Tree. You put smiles on many faces at Christmas. Without your help this could not have been possible. Thanks to the men and women who helped wrap and deliver the gifts. Our appreciation goes to all. May God Bless You! Joan Boryszewski & committee.

ST. JUDE/NIAGARA GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION PARTNERSHIP

Starting in January we will be collecting Towels, Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, and Toothpaste Please help the homeless of Niagara County.
Thank you very much!

TRAVELING MARY

The Traveling Mary Statue is available to come into your home. Many ask for her when they have a special need or intention, or if they just want the peace and grace that Mary brings to those special people who turn to her. We need to turn back to Mary. We need to set our hearts on fire with love of Mary. She will intercede to her son, Jesus for our needs. If you would like to invite Mary into your home, call Ann at 692-4396.

VOCATIONS

If it does not please you to serve the Lord, decide today who will serve. Joshua addresses the people in the first reading proclaiming, as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. If you think God is calling you and you are willing to report for duty, call Fr. Andrew Lauricella at 847-5535 You can check out the 'Priest of the Month' stories on our website www.buffalovocations.org!

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AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS
MASS FOR THE UNBORN
Wed. March 22nd, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga. Rosary - 6:30 pm, Mass - 7 pm
Celebrant & homilist: Rev. James Pribek. SJ. For info: call (716) 833-I715.

Mt. St. Mary Academy - 3756 Delaware Ave. Kenmore is hosting a Beatles Spectacular Concert on Saturday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in the school's auditorium. The show features Mr. Mustard, a Beatles tribute band from Rochester, along with WNY All-Catholic Honors Band and the award-winning Mt. St. Mary Concert Band and Dance Team. Tickets are $l0 presale or $13 at the door. Kids under 8 are free. Homemade desserts will be available during intermission as well as basket raffles and auction items. Call John Hathaway at 877-1358 or 689-l 100 for reservations.

33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY - will be held on Friday, April 7 thru Saturday, May 13 - to Honor Our Lady of Fatima. It will be held at St. Aloysius Parish, 157 Cleveland Drive, Buffalo. There will be a special schedule for Holy Week and Good Friday, which will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Lewiston. Contact Barb if you are interested (8 3 4 - 8 9 9 9.

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, 1055 No. Military Road, will he hosting an Annual Basket Auction on Saturday, March 25th from 10 am - 7 pm. Drawings begin at 7 pm - no children under 10 after 7:00 pm. Preview Day is Friday, March 24th noon - 4 pm. There are over 200 baskets and growing, 4 (l day Disney Hopper passes), $200 Lottery Ticket tree and more.

Diocesan Men's Conference - will be held on April 1st at Cardinal O'Hara High School from 8:30 am - 3 pm. The cost is $30.00. The theme of the Conference is "Courage to Believe" . Bishop Malone will celebrate the closing Mass at 3 pm. All men are welcome!

Help During Pregnancy
Diocesan Pro-Life Office - (716) 847-2205. Project Rachel (post abortion reconciliation) Confidential hotline (716) 847-2211
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