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10950 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031 

(716) 759-8554 

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Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church

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Mass is live-streamed Sunday at 10:00am; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8:00am

Mass Times/Hours

Saturday Vigil   4:30 pm

Sunday   8:00 am 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             

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.

From the desk of Fr. Walter

APRIL 4, 2021

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION

Easter Sunday is more than a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. It is also an invitation to each of us to take our place in the long line of witnesses to encounters with him and his risen Life. Perhaps this is why we are so awed at the mystery: not just that Jesus was raised from the dead but that God entrusts us with continuing Jesus’ saving mission and with being witnesses to God’s mighty deed of resurrection. It appears as if God trusts us a great deal. This trust is like the baptismal waters washing us anew, strengthening us to proclaim the unbelievable – that the tomb is empty; the crucified One is raised from the dead. Our encounters with the risen Jesus nudge us from unbelief to belief-acts. Our witnessing to his saving acts move us from our own comfort zones of life to radiating the joy of the risen One’s dwelling within and among us.

We witness to Jesus’ resurrection when we faithfully live our baptismal promises, witness to our belief that Jesus is alive and shares his risen Life with us. Believing is radiating the joy of our encounters with Christ, bringing others to encounter him, continuing Jesus’ saving work. Believing is encountering  emptiness in others and bringing them joy and hope. Believing is helping others move the large stones that block their growth and happiness. Believing is running to help those in need. Believing is turning our Easter Alleluias into good works that spread joy and hope and faith. Believing is Easter Alleluias  lived every day!

Fr. Walt's Weekly Video Message

 

Parish Support

Your generous contributions are appreciated to help maintain the financial stability of our parish during this most difficult time. Please consider mailing your contributions to the rectory office, or enrolling in  online giving through

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https://membership.faithdire260ct.net/enroll/NY

Catholic Charities

The annual Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the Fund for the Faith is underway.

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.  

Parish Council is seeking a new member

Our Lady of Peace Church Parish Council has one council position open at the end of June 2021.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, please contact any Parish Council member, leave a message at the Rectory Office or speak with Father Walt.

Interested individuals should reply by April 10th.

Visit our Parish Council page for more information.

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.

Click here for the Scholarship Application 

Youth Ministry News 

Respect Life Prayer Service

April 11th

All are encouraged to join us for a Respect Life Prayer Service, the second Sunday of each month, following the 10:00 Mass, in the Church.

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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]

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Wednesday, from 8:30-6:00, in the Parish Center

                                   

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Our Parish App

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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 

Apple App Store direct link

Google Play Store direct link

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

 

Connect! Sunday Reflection

Sunday Reflection for April 4th

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Our Lady of Peace RC Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence NY 14031