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Regular Mass Times:           St. Mary's - Sunday, 11:15 am                       

                      St. Joseph's -  Gowanda - Saturday, 4:30 pm Sunday, 8:00 am & 9:30 am

Lenten Schedule

Ash Wednesday – February 22, 2023:

8:30 am & 7:00 pm Mass at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda)

4:00 to 4:45 pm Confessions at St. Mary's (Cattaraugus)

5:00 pm Mass at St. Mary's (Cattaraugus)

Stations of the Cross throughout on Friday’s at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda) beginning at 5:30 pm (February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)

Penance Service – Thursday, March 30, 2023:

7:00 pm Penance Service at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda)

Holy Week

Holy Thursday – April 6, 2023

4:00 to 5:00 pm Confessions at St. Joseph’s - 5:00 pm Soup Supper at St. Joseph’s  - 7:00 pm Mass at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda)

Good Friday – April 7, 2023

12:00 pm Outdoor Stations of the Cross – gather at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda) parking lot

3:00 pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary's (Cattaraugus)

5:00 pm Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda) - 5:30 pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda)

Holy Saturday – April 8, 2023

3:00 pm Blessing of the Food at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda) - 8:00 pm Easter Vigil at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda)

Easter Sunday – April 9, 2023

8 am & 9:30 am Mass at St. Joseph’s (Gowanda)

11:15 am Mass at St. Mary's (Cattaraugus)



St. Mary's Church has a very long history with many stories. Together we continue to move forward and bring the Gospel message to our larger overall community. I hope that you might join us in continuing to bring the message of Jesus Christ to others, as we continue on our pilgrim journey each day.

March 2020 - Father Innocent

S Joe's Gowanda Parish

Catholic Charities of Buffalo 

announced that Appeal 2022 in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith achieved its $9.5 million goal with a total of $9,562,329.69 in cash and pledges.

We are proud to announce that St. Mary's raised $2,945 towards this goal!  

https://www.uponthisrockwny.org/content/images/Campaign_Prayer001.pngWe recently received a disbursement payment of $ 836.00 from the Upon This Rock campaign. This has allowed us to continue to enjoy our  beautiful new organ. This makes your total disbursements to date  $ 30,416.00! It is through your generous support and your fulfillment of your pledge that our  parish receives timely disbursements. Thank you! 


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Vocation View

We not only honor and celebrate companionship with saints in Heaven, but we are also reminded of our own call to sainthood.  How is God calling you to give your life so that may you one day share His heavenly reign?  If God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Father Andrew Lauricella at (716)847 - 5535.

If you have not received emails or text messages from Father Innocent,

Please notify the rectory at 257-9351, by leaving the information or a phone number.

Many thanks to those who continue to send in your weekly donations.

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