Spirituality

Holy Week Schedule

During Holy Week – All Services will be live streamed ONLY. The schedule of live streamed Liturgies and when the Church will be open is as follows: HOLY THURSDAY Morning Prayer live streamed at 9:00 am Church will be open from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 pm for personal prayer. The celebration of Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper will be live streamed at 7:00 pm. There are some modifications to the ritual due to...

Palm Sunday Announcement

Nest Weekend, April 4 – 5 is the celebration of Palm Sunday. We will be “Live Streaming” our regular scheduled masses on Saturday, April 3 at 4:30 pm, and Sunday, April 4 at 7:00 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am. At these masses we will be blessing palms. Palms will be available for everyone by picking them up in the Narthex of the Church at the following times: Saturday, April 4 at 5:45 pm to...

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...

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...

Don’t Live a Lie

One day, my son was explaining to his mother that he felt she had lied to him. It was nothing very important, but he wanted to take this opportunity to share how important telling the truth is to him. He explained that he simply tells it like it is in all aspects of his life. But an hour later, we caught him in a lie! Again, it was not about a matter of life and...

Live a Life of Mercy

February 14, 2020  •   Angie Windnagle For Sunday, February 23, 20207th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-181 Corinthians 3:16-23Matthew 5:38-48 Recently, I posted a controversial article on social media, and not surprisingly, I was met with a slew of responses from friends describing ways they either agreed or disagreed with me. It was like a lot of social media debates — one sided, heated, and in the end, somewhat pointless. As I reflected, I...