Mass is live-streamed every Sunday at 10:00am; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8:00am
Mass Times/ Hours
8:00 am and 10:00 am
Monday 8:00 am
Tuesday-Thursday 6:30 & 8:00 am
Friday 6:30 am
Beginning Monday January 11th, weekday Masses will be held in the Parish Center, until sometime after Easter.
During Lent: Saturdays from 3:00-4:00pm, Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm
The Church is open for:
Private Prayer: Mon. Tue. & Thur. until 3:00pm
Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday 8:30am-6:00pm, in the Parish Center
Until further notice, Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday. If you feel ill, have been in contact with someone who is ill, or are unsure about attending Mass, please remain home.
While attending Mass or visiting our Parish, we ask that you wear a face mask and maintain six feet of physical distance between yourself and others that are not members of your household.
Stations of the Cross, Fridays at 7:00pm, in the Church:
2/26...With Jesus Today, by Sister Chris Koehlhoffer, H.M.
3/5...Mary's Way of the Cross, by Richard G. Furey, C.SS.R.
3/12...Stations of the Cross for Our Time, from theDiocese of Orsory, Ireland
3/19...Everyone's Way of the Cross, by Clarence Enzler
3/26...Were You There?, by Deacon Paul Crafts
*A Communion Service will be held after the Stations*
Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm
*No Confessions will be heard on Holy Saturday*
Stations of the Cross
7:00pm, in the Church
We will pray the version entitled "With Jesus Today", composed by Sister Chris Koellhoffer, I.H.M. Jesus suffered terribly on the way to his death on the cross, a suffering that has been echoed throughout history in the afflictions of the least of his brothers and sistes. These compassionate reflections on the fourteen Stations of the Cross by Sister Koellhoffer draw our attention to the connections between Christ's passion and the suffering poorest among us today.
A Communion Service will follow the praying of the Stations of the Cross.
Girl Scout Pierogi Sale
Homemade Pierogi Sale!
The pierogi girls are back!
Girl Scout Troop 31495 is selling homemade pierogis for Easter.
Orders are due March 26th
Scholarship for High School Seniors
The OLP Holy Name and Altar and Rosary Societies are offering $500
scholarships for two OLP high school seniors planning to attend 2 or 4 year colleges
or trade schools upon graduation.
Every Wednesday, from 8:30-6:00, in the Parish Center
From the desk of Fr. Walter
FEBRUARY 21, 2021
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Lent calls us to face our mortality, to realize that our lives are all too brief and fragile. As Jesus was led to the desert to confront the mission before him, we are called to the desert of our hearts and spirits to confront what we are making of this time we have been given, what we want our lives to stand for, what we want to leave to those we love. Lent calls us into the deserts of our hearts to turn away from the attitudes and behaviors that mire our lives in selfishness, unhappiness, and disappointment and turn toward the values of God we seek to embrace.
While the “Spirit” of God calls us to the work of reconciliation, justice and generosity, “Satan” dissuades us from taking on God’s work by focusing, instead, on our own temptations. Our Lenten desert experience with Jesus is a time to confront the “temptations of Satan: those things (however common in the scheme of life) that can too easily displace the things of God in our lives. This First Sunday of Lent is a call to “repent”: to change our lives’ focus and direction and recreate those wants and attitudes that doom our resolve to realize the kingdom of God in our lives.
Fr. Walt's Weekly Video Message!
Youth Ministry News
Respect Life Prayer Service
Beginning Sunday February 14th, join us for a Respect Life Prayer Service.
Every 2nd Sunday, following the 10:00 Mass, in the Church.
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 12/12:30, as scheduled
Catholic Charities spreads the good in our communities through vital services ranging from emergency assistance to job training to counseling and mental health services for nearly 150,000 people of all ages.
Never miss a weekly bulletin!
Our Parish App
We now have a Mobile App!! You can easily receive messages; check the calendar, bulletins, daily readings; and make donations through the App. The App links to our Parish website.
Find it in the App Store/Google Play by searching “Weconnect Parish App”, or download by texting:
ParishApp1 to 555888 for iPhone/iPad ParishApp2 to 555888 for Android
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.
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
Calendar of Events
- 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 February 21, 2021
- Sunday: Gn 9:8-15 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [cf. 10] / 1 Pt 3:18-22 / Mk 1:12-15
- Monday: 1 Pt 5:1-4 / Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6  / Mt 16:13-19
- Tuesday: Is 55:10-11 / Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 [18b] / Mt 6:7-15
- Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10 / Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 [19b] / Lk 11:29-32
- Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 / Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 [3a] / Mt 7:7-12
- Friday: Ez 18:21-28 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8  / Mt 5:20-26
- Saturday: Dt 26:16-19 / Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8 [1b] / Mt 5:43-48
- Next Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 / Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19  / Rom 8:31b-34 / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022821.cfm
- Mk 9: 2-10