Lent is a time that really reminds us of the Grand Story in which we participate in our lives and it is one of the most wonderful gifts of the Church – a reminder that our lives are already a part of God’s unfolding redemption of the world. St. Amelia Parish invites you to join us in our Lenten Schedule this year beginning Ash Wednesday: March 2nd, 2022.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Friday evenings at 7:00pm
Please join us as we walk the steps of Christ’s life and love for us. The following parish groups will eb assisting in praying the Stations of the Cross for us:
- March 4th – The Holy Name Society
- March 11th – Eucharistic Ministers, Emmaus Men’s Spirituality
- March 18th – Outreach ministry, Women at the Well
- March 25th – Religious Education students and families
- April 1st – St. Amelia students and families
- April 8th – Hearst Afire Mercy Prayer Group
- April 15th – Youth Ministry (Good Friday Shadow Stations)
FISH FRY DINNERS
Come join us for our weekly Lenten Fish Fry Dinners! This will take place every Friday in the Lenten season at St. Amelia School from 3:00-6:30pm and is dine-in or, take out.
We will offer beer batered, baked fish or salmon dinner for $13 each and the dinner includes: fish, 2 sides, bread, butter, lemon, tarter sauce, dessert and a utensil package. If you are not a fish love, we also offer a $5 cheese pizza or macaroni & cheese dinner option.
You can save money and purchase a season pass option for $78 (7 dinners for the price of 6). Please call 716-836-0011 ext 138 for more information. We hope to see you there!
LENTEN PRAYER BOOKLET
Please pick up your copy of our Lenten Prayer Booklet at the entrances of the church. These prayers offer daily inspiration as we renew our faith this Lenten Season.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILLIATION
Confessions will be heard on Mondays from 6:30-7:00pm, Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm, Saturdays 3:30-4:15pm and by appointment only during the Sacrred Triduum: Holy Thursday – Holy Saturday.
Presented by Sister Louise Alff, OSF – March 13th and 14th at 7:00pm in the Church.
First night of retreat (livestream)
Second night of retreat (livestream)
PARISH PENNANCE SERVICE
Prayer service with sacrament of confession will take place on Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00pm with twelve guest priests.
YOUNG ADULT – FLIGHTS & FAITH
Young adults ages 21-39 are invited to join us on March 4th and April 1st at 7:00pm in the Outreach center to view an episode of The Chosen, with conversations about our faith and adult beverages.
WAYS TO BLESS OTHERS THIS LENT
Please help us support our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry with monetary or food donations. You can also spend a few moments over coffee writign notes or greeting cards for homebound or nursing home residents. This will take place on the following Sundays int he school cafeteria: March 27th after the 11am Mass, April 3rd after the 9am Mass. All families are welcome to join in!
GRIEF AND LOSS PRESENTATION
Recognizing and working through the losses and grief we have dealt with during COVID. This event is presented by Eileen Warner and will take place Thursday, March 24th at 7:00pm in the Church.
Stations of the Cross at our Cathedral for peace.
Bishop Michael Fisher, Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo extends his heartfelt invitation to join him as we pray the Stations of the Cross for Peace in Ukraine.
People of all faiths are asked to come to stand and unite together to support our efforts for all those who are affected by this tragedy against human life. Please encourage your church, friends and families to attend as we pray for Peace and Justice.
Reflection by: Reverend Marijan Procyk
Pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Friday, March 25, 2022 6:30 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral
50 Franklin Street Buffalo, NY 14202