Spirituality

Rest in peace, Bishop Edward Kmiec

We pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Edward Kmiec, the 13th Bishop of Buffalo, who entered into eternal life on Saturday, July 11th.  In Bishop Kmiec’s memory, we have placed a black and white mourning bunting that frames the front door entrance of the church. May he rest in peace in the arms of the one whom he served so faithfully throughout his priesthood.

Schedule Your Mass Intentions

St. Amelia Parish Mass Intentions  Mass intentions for 2021 are now being scheduled. We ask that intentions for special dates be limited to three occasions: wedding anniversary, birthday and anniversary of death. Masses may be requested during the month following the death of a relative or at a time of serious illness if space in the schedule allows. Weekend Masses Saturday at 8:00am and 4:30pm vigil Sunday at 7:00am, 9:00am and 11:00am Weekday Masses September...

Kids Coloring & Crowning Contest

It has been a long-standing Catholic tradition to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in May.  St. Amelia Church held a special virtual May Crowning on Friday May 1st presenting Mary with a crown, a litany of prayers and songs to signify her queenship as the mother of Christ, the King. In most Catholic churches (and even in many Catholic homes), a “May Altar” is erected with a statue or picture of Mary, flowers, and perhaps candles. The altar...

May & Our Blessed Mother

We will have a special live stream service for the crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday May 1st at 3pm on our website: www.StAmelia.com.  Special prayers and Litany of Songs to Mary will take place along with the Decade of the Rosary and the Crowning of Mary.  Listed below you will find the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary prayers along with a special video prayer too. After services, should you wish to...

Weekly Mass Intentions

Monday, July 27 8:00 a.m.               Kenneth Multerer by Family                         10:30 a.m.              Mitchell Gramza by Joan Gramza & Family Tuesday, July 288:00 a.m.               Bruce Gostomski by LoVullo Family10:30 a.m.             Celia Kucharczyk by Stan & Arlene Lopat Wednesday, July 298:00 a.m.       ...

Six Feet From Everything

We are all dealing with a lot during this #coronavirus pandemic. Many of us have questions, need prayer and support.  Please join us right here at https://stamelia.com/ via live stream for a special question and answer session: “Six Feet from Everything”, hosted by Fr. Peter Santandreu every Wednesday evening at 8pm. Please email any questions or concerns you may have during this most difficult time to Fr. Peter at psantandreu@stamelia.com

Message from Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger

In light of the serious health risks to vulnerable populations posed by the novel coronavirus, and to prevent widespread infection, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has temporarily dispensed the Catholic faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days during the coronavirus threat. Until further notice, Catholics of the Diocese of Buffalo should use their prudent judgment as to whether or not to attend Mass. Older adults, people with underlying medical conditions, and...

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...