Saint Amelia News

Parish Update – May 23, 2020

We are looking forward to the day that we can officially open up our Church to public Masses. However for the time being we are limited to live stream Masses only. While the government has been recently lifting restrictions, we will be following the directives from our local Diocese and Bishop Scharfenberger as to when we are allowed to hold public Masses. We have a committee working to ensure that we have all of the...

A Special Message – Fr. Sibby

Dear Parishioners, As we mark over two months struggling with this coronavirus pandemic and hear and read about it in the news, our lives and families have been disrupted immeasurably. We read about the number of deaths throughout the world;  rules about six feet of distance and wearing of masks; no visitors to hospitals or nursing homes; no gatherings in churches for sacraments and prayer; and the stress and  anxiety affecting families and most all...

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

  MASSES FOR THE WEEK Monday, June 1  8:00 a.m.      All Parishioners Living & Deceased by Fr. Sibby 10:30 a.m.    John & Nancy Maghrak by Family Tuesday, June 2 8:00 a.m.     Sister Sheila Ann Burke by Regina Burke            10:30 a.m.    Rev. Peter Santandreu (Anniversary of Ordination) Wednesday, June 3 8:00 a.m.     Connie Pierro by Rick and Sharon Darisse 10:30 a.m.    Paul Griffin by...

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...

Get FORMED

Looking for ways to keep the Faith while Quarantined?? Family Movie nights / Resources for Holy Week /Faith formation/religious education resources for your children of all ages / and animated movies for younger children or grandchildren as we pass the faith along to them. St. Amelia has a Formed parish subscription so that our parishioners can tap into these amazing family-friendly Catholic resources! In addition to the very popular Symbolon series, you will now be...