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Welcome to Our Lady of Peace!

10950 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031 

(716) 759-8554 

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Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church

Mass Times/Hours

Saturday Vigil  4:30 pm                                                                                                               

Sunday  6:30, 8:00 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

Based on prevailing guidance from health officials or an individual’s medical professional, masks are now optional. Individuals are encouraged to maintain a reasonable distance from members of different households.      

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

Parish Ice Cream Social

Volunteers Needed For Our Parish 100th Anniversary

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42nd ANNUAL CORN ROAST 
 
Saturday August 14th
 
The men of the Holy Name Society invite you to join our parish family at the 42nd annual parish corn roast to be held Saturday August 14th, in the pavilion, following the 4:30 Mass. Come and enjoy fresh picked roasted sweet corn, ice cold beverages, and home made desserts provided by the ladies of the Altar and Rosary Society. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage for sale, There will be a 50-50 raffle, and new this year, fun & games for the kids sponsored by the OLP Youth Ministry.
We hope to see you there!!
 
 
 

SUMMER CASH RAFFLE RETURNS!

      The men of the Holy Name Society announce the return of our annual Summer Cash Raffle! Tickets are $20.00 and will be available in the Narthex after Mass beginning the weekend of June 12th & 13th. $1,700.00 in cash prizes will be awarded including a $200.00

EARLY BIRD 

drawing to be held Sunday, July 11th following the 10:00 a.m. Mass. All other prizes including the $500.00 GRAND PRIZE will be awarded on Saturday, August 14th.    

 

              ONLY 200 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD!        DON'T MISS OUT!

WE’RE BACK!!!!
WINE TASTING WITH AN ITALIAN FLAIR

Saturday September 25th

  Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 25th, and  join us for a night of Italian  cuisine. As always, there will be coffee and desserts to die for! Tickets will be  $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. Our event will look a little different this year due to the financial hit our  businesses in the area took. We are accepting all donations of new items including gift cards, financial donations, gift baskets and items to make baskets. If you  have wicker baskets, ribbons etc. that you would like to get rid of bring them to 
the rectory and we will work our magic with them.  If you would like to join our committee, please call Bonnie Morgante at 716-868-7825.

Sunday Obligation

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.

From the desk of Fr. Walter

JULY 25, 2021

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 Today the Lectionary interrupts the semi-continuous readings from Mark’s Gospel. Over the next five Sundays, the gospel readings will be taken from chapter 6  from the Gospel of John, the bread of life discourse of Jesus. Several scholars have suggested that Chapter 6 of John’s gospel may have originally been the  text of a homily or treatise by an early Christian teacher  on the developing sacrament of the Eucharist.

Jesus’ feeding of the multitude with scraps of bread and fish is the only miracle recorded in all four gospels. This story was cherished by the first Christians for whom the Eucharist was becoming  the center of their life together. Jesus’ actions are indeed “eucharistic”; bread (and fish) is collected, Jesus gives thanks and breaks the bread, and the community feasts. The gospel readings over the next few Sundays  will invite us to consider the deeper meanings  of Eucharist: Christ, the Bread of Life, present to us in this sacrament that is given to us in order that we might be sacrament for one another.

Fr. Walt's Weekly Video Message

Youth Ministry News 

 

Respect Life Prayer Service

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 Church

 

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.

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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 July 25th

God Multiplies What We Surrender To Him

Weekly reading

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