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.
Parish Ice Cream Social
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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]
Every Wednesday, from 8:30-6:00, in the Church
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
- 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 July 25, 2021
- Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:42-44 / Ps 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18 [cf. 16] / Eph 4:1-6 / Jn 6:1-15
- Monday: Ex 32:15-24, 30-34 / Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23 [1a] / Mt 13:31-35
- Tuesday: Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28 / Ps 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 [8a] / Mt 13:36-43
- Wednesday: Ex 34:29-35 / Ps 99:5, 6, 7, 9 [cf. 9c] / Mt 13:44-46
- Thursday: Ex 40:16-21, 34-38 / Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11  / Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
- Friday: Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37 / Ps 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11ab [2a] / Mt 13:54-58
- Saturday: Lv 25:1, 8-17 / Ps 67:2-3, 5, 7-8  / Mt 14:1-12
- Next Sunday: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 / Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 [24b] / Eph 4:17, 20-24 / Jn 6:24-35