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St Mary's welcomes all to our humble country church with open arms and strong faith. Whether you are camping , hunting or out for a Sunday drive please stop by for Sunday Mass.

All Masses will be held this week end at St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Church. A number of things are in place for every ones safety.  50% of capacity is allowed.  The pews , all surfaces and bathrooms are disinfected before the next mass.  Hand sanitizer is located at the doors.  All parishioners age 2 and above are to wear a face mask and social distance.  The pews are roped off to help maintain social distancing and the floors are marked to direct traffic.  Their will be no  missalettes available. 


Immaculate Conception Mass

Monday, December 7, 2020;  5:00 PM at St Mary's

Tuesday, December 8, 2020; 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM at St Joseph's


Road to Renewal: Bishop Scharfenberger's Pastoral Letter

Our Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has issued a Pastoral Letter to the Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of our diocese. The letter is being mailed to registered Catholic households as well as being made available at all our parishes and Catholic Institutions in time for the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020. The purpose of the Pastoral Letter is to provide the spiritual foundation for our Diocesan Road to Renewal Initiative. Everyone in our diocese is encouraged to read the Pastoral Letter and to spend time reflecting and sharing with one another the significance of this call to renewal in the Diocese of Buffalo.

Thank you!

Father Innocent


Winter Escape/Snowbird Parishioners

Beloved Parishioners:  For those who go on vacation; could you please use your parish envelopes so they could be sent to us? We really need your contributions here; we need them to pay our huge bills. Remember; even though our school is closed, we still pay bills on it because; it is still being used. We are also still paying the outstanding teachers’ and staff pensions. Our church is magnificent; it takes a lot of money to keep its doors open. Our Rectory is a beautiful edifice; it houses the parish office, where every parish business happens. It takes a lot of bills to keep the parish office running. Or do we have to talk about the funding of our elevator project? Please we need anything you could give to keep this lovely parish up and running. May I sincerely remind our vacationing/snowbird parishioners that the smallest parish in Florida for instance, is richer than our parish here! They have more than we do. Help your struggling home parish. Send your envelopes to her. Please think about this, and consider sending us your envelopes.

Thank you!

Father Innocent

   


 

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All Masses will be held this week end at St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Church. A number of things are in place for every ones safety.  50% of capacity is allowed.  The pews , all surfaces and bathrooms are disinfected before the next mass.  Hand sanitizer is located at the doors.  All parishioners age 2 and above are to wear a face mask and social distance.  The pews are roped off to help maintain social distancing and the floors are marked to direct traffic.  Their will be no  missalettes available. 

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Immaculate Conception Mass

Monday, December 7, 2020;  5:00 PM at St Mary's

Tuesday, December 8, 2020; 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM at St Joseph's

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Church events continue to be cancelled till further notice!

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Check out the link below for the Forward in Faith:

Guidance for Returning to Parish Life.  These are

the guidelines for when the Parish reopens.

/Portals/1/Guidelines%20For%20Returning%20To%20Parish%20Life.pdf

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Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo continue to be dispensed from obligation to attend Mass on Sundays.  Please continue to view a live streamed Mass. Those who do not receive communion are encouraged to make an Act of Spiritual Communion.

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Here is the Link for Catholic Charity Services

/Portals/1/Catholic%20Charities%20Services%203-5-2020.pdf

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Regular Mass Schedule

 St. Mary's

   Sunday - 11:15 AM

 St. Joseph's -  Gowanda

  Saturday - 4:30 PM

  Sunday - 8:00 AM & 9:30 AM

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Check out this informative website.

 

S Joe's Gowanda Parish

 

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Please call St Joseph's Rectory at  716 532-5100 for information. 

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Whats New

Visit our specially-created webpage on the diocesan website where you may access all of our communications and other resources related to the "Road to Renewal" initiative.  There is also a video message of Bishop Scharfenberger:

Click on this address to view, https://roadtorenewal.org/

     

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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.

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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

 Bulletin:  Check out the link below in the Diocesan Insert for live streamed Masses, Adoration and Station of the Cross. 

Diocesan Insert/Portals/1/31520diocesaninsert.pdf

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