Our Lady of Peace Church
10950 Main St., Clarence, NY 14031
716.759.8554 Rectory Office
Rectory Hours: 8:30AM-2:30 and Mon.-Thurs. and Fri. 12Noon
~Akron Clarence Roman Catholic Community~
Saturday Vigil: 5:15pm Sunday: 8:00 and 10:00am
Weekdays: Monday: 8:00am Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am, Friday: 6:30am
Holy Day: Vigil Mass - 7PM and Holy Day - 6:30AM, 8AM, and 12Noon
Confessions: Sat 3:45-4:45pm, and on request
Adoration each Wednesday 7AM-6PM
The Holy Name Society will be in the church saying
Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet from 5:30 to 6PM. All are welcome to pray!
A Message from Fr. Walter
TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
With today’s Gospel we enter the last week of Jesus’ earthly life as he speaks with his disciples, preaches to the crowds, and spars with the chief priests and elders. These events take place in Jerusalem and the surrounding area just before and during the feast of Passover. Today Jesus confronts the chief priests and elders about their inability to change their position even after hearing the preaching of John the Baptist. By remaining entrenched in their own way of doing things, they are missing the work of God in their midst. It seems there is good news in today’s parable as well, however; even if one originally refuses the request of God, there is still time to turn to him and do what is just
Every Wednesday, from 7AM-6PM
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.
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.
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.
Readings for the week of October 1, 2023
- Sunday: Ez 18:25-28 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9, (6a) / Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5 / Mt 21:28-32
- Monday: Zec 8:1-8 / Ps 102:16-18, 19-21, 29 and 22-23 / Mt 18:1-5, 10
- Tuesday: Zec 8:20-23 / Ps 87:1b-3, 4-5, 6-7 / Lk 9:51-56
- Wednesday: Neh 2:1-8 / Ps 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 / Lk 9:57-62
- Thursday: Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 / Lk 10:1-12
- Friday: Bar 1:15-22 / Ps 79:1b-2, 3-5, 8, 9 / Lk 10:13-16
- Saturday: Bar 4:5-12, 27-29 / Ps 69:33-35, 36-37 / Lk 10:17-24
- Next Sunday: Is 5:1-7 / Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20 (Isaiah 5:7a) / Phil 4:6-9 / Mt 21:33-43
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.
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.
- Rev. Thomas M. Mahoney, Pastor
- Rev. Walter J. Szczesny, Senior Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Arthur E. Mattulke, Senior Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Joseph N. Franz, Parochial Vicar
- Deacon Art Sullivan, Permanent Deacon
- Sister Barbara Bogden, Outreach
- Dan Pawlak, Director of Religious Education
- Karen Molitor, Administrative Assistant, Website and Social Media
- Sandy Coon, Bookkeeper
- Trudy Wargo, Traditional Choir & Music Director