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Confessions are  heard every Saturday at 3:15 before the 4  pm Masses. Also at daily Mass at 7:15 a.m. No need to make an appointment.

SACRAMENT  OF HOLY  EUCHARIST  DETAILS: As we prepare our young people for the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, we also include our families, as you are the main teachers and role models for our students. We do our best to assist you in preparing your children for this beautiful Sacrament.  

There will only be 2 Large Group First Communion  Masses . 11:00 a.m. May 4th and 11:00 a.m. May 18th, 2019

FIRST COMMUNION BREAD PARTY                                                                                                       

Dear 1st Communion Parents/Guardians,

A Bread Party Mass and gathering after in the parish hall for all 3rd grade students, their families, and parishioners will be on April 7th,2019 10:00 Mass.

At this Mass, each Gr. 3 student is asked to bring a loaf of sweet bread (please be sure to wrap). We suggest that you involve the child in baking or buying the bread to be shared in community, suggesting that this bread nourishes our body, and how Christ, The Bread of Life, nourishes our souls.

BANNERS will be optional. They can be a fun family project and a wonderful  1st Communion remembrance to have at home throughout the years. Call for details.

CERTIFICATES will be placed in the pews (alphabetically) along with name tags, and commemorative pins.

PICTURES will not be allowed during the actual celebration of the Mass. Please do not disregard this request! After the celebration, ample time will be allowed for pictures.

DRESS in Sunday best. White dresses and veils for the girls and full suits for the boys are traditional, yet optional. A neat dress or pants, or shirt and tie are acceptable. We sometimes have donated dresses and suits. Check with the Religious Ed office if interested.  If gloves are worn by the girls, they must be removed before going to Communion. Nothing in the hands. Their hands  are to be cradled, one hand under the other,  holding only The Host. We will review these things during rehearsal, which should only last 25-30 mins. Please mark your calendars and attend so that your  child has full advantage of understanding and being prepared. Thank you!

There will be baskets in church at the foot of the altar for your family to place your loaf of bread in before Mass. Once the priest has blessed the bread as Mass begins, our ministry students will gather the bread and bring it to the parish hall where it will be cut and divided to share in communion. After Mass, our families and parishioners are invited to the parish hall to share the bread. We will provide butter,  jam, coffee, tea, and loganberry for you, and our ministry students will host the event!

If you have any questions, please call at 668-2070.  We look forward to supporting your efforts to help your child(ren) grow in their faith.

May you remain joy-filled,
Patricia Palumbo
Director of Religious Education

Family Connections

            At the next family celebration, such as a birthday, graduation, or anniversary, talk about the ways the meal you share on such occasions resembles the Eucharist. Use the following questions to guide your discussion:

  • How are this meal and celebration central to our life as family?
  • How is this meal a thanksgiving?
  • How does this meal commemorate an important event in the life of our family?
  • How is Christ present among us?
  • How do the similarities between our important family events and the Eucharist help us to appreciate both more deeply?

These are all worthy organizations that deal with the problems of hunger and poverty:

  • Catholic Relief Services,  Operation Rice Bowl and Food Fast are strong programs. Though Operation Rice Bowl is a Lenten program, and Food Fast is a twenty-four-hour experience, the curriculums for these projects provide activities that can be used in any setting.
  • “Souperbowl of Caring,” This nationwide effort to fight hunger takes place on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Poverty USA; This web site is full of interactive activities, statistics, and ideas about action and advocacy.
  • Bread for the World,
  • OXFAM,
  • Food for the Poor,
  • Pax et Bonum
  • Food For All (local org.) (716) 882-7705
  • Western New York Food Bank,
  • Heifer International,