WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OLP!!
We are very pleased to announce the delivery and installation of the new organ for Our Lady of Peace 100th Year of the Founding of our Parish.
Our sincere THANKS to the many parishioners who contributed to the organ drive!
Formed is a Catholic online streaming service that provides movies, books, educational materials, documentaries, daily reflections, seasonal programs, lives of the saints, and so much more; all at no cost to our parishioners.
It is an amazing resource for our children, teens and adults that the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name members are proud to make available to everyone.
Many parishes throughout the country and in our own diocese, have made this program available to their communities and now we have it.
Use the links below to signup/view content.
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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The context for this Sunday’s Gospel is that Jesus is “resolutely determined” to go to Jerusalem and this sets the tone for the next months of Ordinary Time for us. On our own journey to the end of the liturgical year in November (hardly on our minds at this point in June!) we, too, must be resolute about hearing the Gospel faithfully and following Jesus, even when that means we, too, are going to “Jerusalem,” which symbolizes the ongoing dying to self that is what living the paschal mystery really is.
We hear the Gospel faithfully when the Gospel is lived in our everyday circumstances. Hearing is more than words going into our ears; it demands of us resolute action. The Gospels often are challenging. This one challenges us to go to Jerusalem with Jesus, and be his faithful followers by proclaiming that “the kingdom of God” is at hand.
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.
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
- Dan Pawlak, Director of Religious Education
- Karen Molitor, Parish Secretary, Parish Rental, Website
- Kathy Kreppel, Bookkeeper
- Trudy Wargo, Traditional Choir & Music Director
- Lizz Abt, Youth Choir Director
Readings for the week of July 3, 2022
- Sunday: Is 66:10-14c / Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20  / Gal 6:14-18 /
- Lk 10: 1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9
- Monday: Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 / Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 / Mt 9:18-26
- Tuesday: Hos 8:4-7, 11-13 / Ps 115:3-4, 5-6, 7ab-8, 9-10 / / Mt 9:32-38
- Wednesday: Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 / Ps 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 / Mt 10:1-7
- Thursday: Hos 11:1-4, 8e-9 / Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16 / Mt 10:7-15
- Friday: Hos 14:2-10 / Ps 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-13, 14 and 17 / Mt 10:16-23
- Saturday: Is 6:1-8 / Ps 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5 / Mt 10:24-33