Our Lady of Peace Church
10950 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031
Rectory - 716.759.8554
A Message from Fr. Walter
THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
On this Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, we have one of the shortest Gospel readings of the year; and this from the Gospel of John. The passage is only three verses and it is proclaimed at the Liturgy of the Eucharist often in less than a minute, no more than two. The opening line of this Gospel reading will be familiar to many, as it may be used frequently to sum up Christian theology: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.”
The mystery of the Trinity can be baffling to comprehend. Three persons, one God. We often state the intellectual proposition of faith without understanding it. And when attempting to understanding the meaning of our words, we often fall back on that term mystery. But what does the Trinity mean for us , beyond an intellectual proposition to which we nod assent?
Our God is the ultimate gift giver. From the first story of creation, God gifted humanity with plants and animals to steward and use. In time, God called a people with whom to form a covenant relationship, the people of Israel. And then, in the fulness of time, he gave his only son, Jesus, to open up this covenant to all who came upon the Lord. In all these gifts God calls us into relationship with himself , Father, Son and Holy Spirit. What will be our response to the abundant gifts of God?
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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.
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Readings for the week of June 4, 2023
- Sunday: Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9 / Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 (52b) / 2 Cor 13:11-13 / Jn 3:16-18
- Monday: Tb 1:3; 2:1b-8 / Ps 112:1b-2, 3b-4, 5-6 / Mk 12:1-12
- Tuesday: Tb 2:9-14 / Ps 112:1-2, 7-8, 9 / Mk 12:13-17
- Wednesday: Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a / Ps 25:2-3, 4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9 / Mk 12:18-27
- Thursday: Tb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 / Mk 12:28-34
- Friday: Tb 11:5-17 / Ps 146:1b-2, 6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10 / Mk 12:35-37
- Saturday: Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20 / Tb 13:2, 6efgh, 7, 8 / Mk 12:38-44
- Next Sunday: Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a / Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (12) / 1 Cor 10:16-17 / Jn 6:51-58
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.
Click here to read the full Statement on a Return to Sunday Mass by the Roman Catholic Bishopsof the Upstate New York Dioceses of Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Rochester and Syracuse
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.
- Father Walter Szczesny, Pastor
- Deacon Art Sullivan, Permanent Deacon
- Sister Barbara Bogden, Outreach
- Dan Pawlak, Director of Religious Education
- Karen Molitor, Parish Secretary, Parish Ctr., Website and Social Media
- Sandy Coon, Bookkeeper
- Trudy Wargo, Traditional Choir & Music Director