Living the Joy of the Gospel

In Loving Memory of Fr. Sibby’s Mom: Connie Pierro

We offer our sincere condolences to Fr. Sibby and his family upon the passing of his mother, Connie Pierro. Connie resided on the second floor at McAuley Residence in Kenmore, NY and sadly was diagnosed, after her 85th birthday with the coronavirus on April 27th. Under the care of Catholic Health, she was moved from McAuley Residence to Absolute Care in Orchard Park where COVID-19 nursing home patients were treated. She later passed on May...

An Appreciation of Moms on Mother’s Day

We read in the Book of Proverbs: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; shecan laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instructions is on her tongue.” Ephesians 31 As we gather on this Mother’s Day Weekend, we as a Parish Family ask blessings upon all Mother’s Living and Deceased. We pray Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless...

St. Amelia Virtual Mass Mob

Thank you all for joining us virtually for Mass each week during this coronavirus pandemic.  Fr. Sibby and Fr. Peter have been celebrating Mass for us for weeks now, but they do this in front of an empty church. Let’s show them our appreciation by joining in our St. Amelia Virtual Mass Mob!  This weekend (April 25 and 26) or next (May 2nd and 3rd) as your family is at home watching Mass virtually, take...

Last Supper re-enactment

Thank you to everyone who entered our Last Supper Re-enactment contest. We had many wonderful entries, but we would like to recognize the Top 5 here on our website. Congratulations to all! May God bless you during Lent, Holy Week, and the Easter Season.   Mrs. Waite St. Amelia Youth Ministry

A special message – Fr. Sibby

“Blessings and Joy; and May the peace and love of Jesus Christ be with you always” My dear Parish Family, crisis and pandemic are words we hear and read about daily in relationship to the coronavirus epidemic that has affected our church, school, parish community, diocese and the world. It has caused great stress and anxiety to many and affected countless lives and families in regards to their health as well as employment, education, church...

Transfiguring Our Spiritual Lives

2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 12:1-4a2 Timothy 1:8b-10Matthew 17:1-9 The story of the Transfiguration maps out some steps we need to take in our journey of prayer. First, we must climb the mountain; second, we must look upon Jesus; and third, we must go back down the mountain to tell others what we have seen. First, we must climb the mountain. Before revealing his glory to Peter, James, and John, Jesus leads them up a high mountain....

An Anatomy of Sin

  Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7Romans 5:12-19 OR 5:12, 17-19Matthew 4:1-11 Kichijiro is a supporting figure in Martin Scorsese’s 2016 drama/history movie, Silence. In the movie, Kichijiro is a Japanese guide who serves and accompanies the French Jesuits, Frs. Rodriguez and Garupe. The Jesuits go to Japan on a mission to find their lost mentor, Fr. Ferreira, who has been rumored to have committed apostasy. Kichijiro is a cowardly drunkard who denies being Christian and betrays his visitors...

The 6 Characteristics For Lent: MINDFUL

What is it that tempts you the most? Is it an action, a person, or a place? It is something that seems innocent enough, like a food, a drink, or an event? When you really start reflecting, you find that there are many temptations all around. Even if you are strong and never succumb to a certain temptation, it is still there waiting for a weak moment in your life. One difficultly in the life...

What’s The Buzz

When a new store or restaurant opens in the area, there can be quite a buzz. People want to see what the place is like. If the establishment is lucky, a positive word of mouth can spread all over the area. The challenge then becomes keeping that buzz alive. If people start to think that the new place is not as good as advertised or they had hoped, the crowds will dwindle and soon the...