Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 6:30, 8:00 and 10:00 am
Weekdays Mon 8:00 am, Tue-Thu 6:30&8:00am, Fri 6:30am
Confessions Saturdays 3:30-4:00pm
Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday 8:30am-6:00pm
Rectory Office Hours Mon-Thur 8:30-2:30, Fri 9:00-12:00
COVID – 19 UPDATE: GUIDANCE FOR PARISHES
In compliance with the NYS mandate for all indoor venues, masks must be worn by all participants in liturgies held in Catholic churches and worship spaces located in the Diocese of Buffalo regardless of vaccination status.
Basic hygiene remains important. If a person does not feel well, has a temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees, or is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should stay home and seek medical attention.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OLP!!
Our Lady of Peace Ministry Opportunities
What are you waiting for??
Representatives from the Ministries of Our Lady of Peace will be holding a Ministry Fair in after all Masses the weekend of February 12-13. Watch the bulletin and website for updates. Come to the Parish Center after Mass for refreshments and to find out what you can give, and get, from being a part of one (or more) of our Ministry groups!!
- Altar and Rosary
- Baptism Blankets
- Divine Mercy
- Funeral Altar Servers
- Holy Name
- Knights of Columbus
- Mass Ministries (Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers)
- Men's Small Group
- Music Ministry
- Prayer Shawl
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at 5:30PM
In the Parish Center
Come in out of the cold and have a hot bowl of soup!!
Everyone Welcome! Free Admission
March 27-30, 2022
Our Lenten Retreat will be led by Father George Knab of the Missionary Oblates of Mary
Immaculate. Father George is a mission preacher based in Belleville, IL, site of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
From the desk of Fr. Walter
JANUARY 16, 2022
SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
We can probably recite elements of today’s Gospel from memory. For example, we know that Jesus turned water into wine at the request of his mother. While these details are not insignificant, it is important to look beyond these elements. What does this wedding celebration reveal about Jesus?
The wedding at Cana in Galilee is often referred to as the start of Jesus’ public ministry. John writes “Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.” Jesus reveals two essential elements of his nature. First, we see that Jesus is fully human, as he attended the wedding party with his mother, just like many of us have. Second, Jesus reveals that he is the Son of God, performing signs that disclose his divine nature and the nature of the kingdom of God.
In the kingdom there will be no more thirsting. In fact, we will come to see throughout John’s Gospel that there will be no hunger or sickness or death. The second reading from Paul to the Corinthians begins, “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” As Jesus does in today’s Gospel, we must all use the unique gifts God has given to us so that we might build up the kingdom of God. Just like the accounts of today’s Gospel, the kingdom of God is both “here” and “not yet.”
Fr. Walt's Weekly Video Message
Saturday Mass & Fun Nights
Saturday January 15th
Every third Saturday, we will attend the 4:30 Mass,
assisting with ushering and lectoring.
After Mass…Dinner & Movie/Fun night in the Parish Center or Barn!!!
Sundays at the Barn
SUNDAYS AFTER THE 10:00 MASS UNTIL 12:30
Sunday January 23
Sunday January 30
All Youth, grades 6-12, are encouraged to come to the Barn for
Prayer, Service, Food And FUN!!
OLV Basilica and Botanical Gardens!!
Respect Life Prayer Service
All are encouraged to join us for a Respect Life Prayer Service, the 2nd Sunday of each month, following the 10:00 Mass.
Sundays at the Barn
All Youth, grades 6-12, are welcome!
Come to the Barn for fun, games, prayer, service to others and FOOD!!!
Following the 10:00 Mass, until 12:30, as scheduled
Questions? E-mail Karen Abt, [email protected]
Every Wednesday, from 8:30am-6:00pm, in the Church
O Come Let Us Adore Him!!
The Catechism quotes Pope John Paul II: "The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease." (CCC, 1380)
Consider signing up for an hour to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Adorers are always welcome to stop in and spend time with our Lord.
Parish Mobile App
The WeConnect Parish App is available on Google's Play Store and the Apple App Store.
You can easily receive messages; check the calendar, bulletins, daily readings; and make donations through the App. The App links to our Parish website.
Once you have downloaded the app, select Our Lady of Peace Parish. From the menu, go to Message Settings and toggle the switch to green to receive notifications from our Parish.
Road to Renewal
The Diocese has embarked on a journey to optimize more fully parish and diocesan resources, and, importantly, increase the reach and impact of our varied ministries throughout Western New York. See the Road to Renewal website for more information.
Update from December 3, 2021:
Greetings from Our Pastor, Fr. Walt
I send warm greetings to you. I am Father Walter Szczesny, the Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish. I invite you to discover and explore our Parish website. I hope you will find it informative and interesting.
I also invite you to discover the vibrant Liturgical and Ministerial life of our parish. Perhaps you can see yourself becoming involved in our mission to imitate Christ as we are attentive to the needs of others. My door is always open should you have questions or wish to dialogue on your faith journey.
May God continue to bless you and your family,
- Fr. Walter Szczesny
The obligation to attend Holy Mass on the Lord’s Day is a sacred one. Anyone who is frail or at risk due to advanced age or medical conditions is always excused from this obligation.
However, those who are healthy and not at great risk, the presumption of the faithful should be that, unless they are at an enhanced risk, sick, or caring for others who are at risk or sick, are obligated to attend Sunday Mass.
- Father Walter Szczesny, Pastor
- Deacon Art Sullivan, Permanent Deacon
- Sister Barbara Bogden, Pastoral Care/Outreach/Bereavement/RCIA
- Anne Marie Ratzel, Religious Education Coordinator
- Karen Molitor, Parish Secretary
- Kathy Kreppel, Bookkeeper
- Trudy Wargo, Traditional Choir & Music Director
- Lizz Abt, Youth Choir Director
- Karen Abt, Youth Ministry Coordinator, Website manager
Readings for the week of January 23, 2022
- Sunday: Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 / 1 Cor 12:12-30 or 12:12-14, 27 / Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21
- Monday: 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10 / Ps 89:20, 21-22, 25-26 / Mk 3:22-30
- Tuesday: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22 / Ps 117: 1bc, 2 / Mk 16:15-18
- Wednesday: 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5 / Ps 89:4-5, 27-28, 29-30 / Mk 4:1-20
- Thursday: 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29 / Ps 132:1-2, 3-5, 11, 12, 13-14 / Mk 4:21-25
- Friday: 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17 / Ps 51:3-4, 5-6a, 6bcd-7, 10-11 / Mk 4:26-34
- Saturday: 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17 / Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 / Mk 4:35-41
- Next Sunday: Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 / Ps 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17 [cf. 15ab] / 1 Cor 12:31—13:13 or 13:4-13 / Lk 4:21-30