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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...

Current Ameliorator

Click the link below for our current issue of the Ameliorator! December 2019-February 2020

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE!

  We offer care for children while their parents attend the 9:00 and 11:00 Sunday Masses. Parents simply need to bring their children to the school, about twenty minutes before Mass. This service is directed by Kids Kampus, a state-licensed child care provider, and is for children from six months thru six years. After registering, parents leave their cell phone number so that if necessary they can be contacted in church. We recognize that many...

Jesus Brings the Kingdom With Him

August 6, 2019  •   Br. John-Marmion Villa For Sunday, August 11th, 2019 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Wisdom 18:6-9Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19Luke 12:32-48 A few years ago, I went to see the movie “Star Wars” on its opening night. This was to be an event like no other. The organization I was working for bought all the tickets for that evening’s showing. I was there with about 200 others, and the moment that the iconic John Williams...

Answering The Call

Ordained into Priesthood FATHER ROBERT CONTARIN  Home parish: St. Amelia, Tonawanda Former occupation: Worked at Leonardi’s Pizzeria, family business Vocation story: The priesthood crossed his mind once or twice while attending St. Amelia School and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. “My grandfather helped cultivate a love for the Blessed Mother and Jesus. I always kept that with me during the ups and downs in life.” After losing people close to him at age 22, he found...

Photographs of Recent Church Improvements

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Hawk-tion fundraiser at Cardinal O’Hara celebrates 25 years

  Tue, Dec 11th 2018 03:00 pm Cardinal O’Hara High Schol Board Chairman Michael Rizzo congratulates Kathy Miskey on being one of the 25 people honored for helping make Hawk-tion a success over the past 25 years. TONAWANDA — A silver anniversary is an occasion to celebrate. At Cardinal O’Hara High School, this year’s Hawk-tion, held on Nov. 9, celebrated its 25th year of the school’s most successful fundraiser. Mike Rizzo, a 1980 graduate and...

Msgr. McCarthy praises new gym at Baker Hall

  by PATRICK J. BUECHI Wed, Dec 12th 2018 12:00 pm Staff Reporter Msgr. Leo McCarthy speaks during the blessing and dedication of the gymnasium named after him. A lifelong youth coach and advocate for “Father Baker’s,” Msgr. McCarthy chaired the fundraising drive and renovations of Baker Hall School’s gymnasium. (Dan Cappellazzo/Staff Photographer) The gym is more than a place for games. It is where young people learn to obey a set of rules, work...