The Latest Parish News

Second Collection Will Benefit Retired Priests’ Fund

A second collection will be taken at Masses during the weekend of August 6 and 7 to support the Retired Diocesan Priests’ Medical Benefits Fund. Currently, there are 128 retired diocesan priests incurring the cost of living either on their own or in a retirement home. Many of them continue to minister in parishes and other areas. Read more in this letter from Bishop Richard J. Malone.

Coffee Hours In the Pavilion

Sunday coffee hours take place in the Pavilion outside St. Mary’s Church throughout the summer. Come for coffee after all Sunday Masses, through September 4. Volunteers are needed to host. It only requires an hour or so of your time, and it’s a great way to meet fellow parishioners or volunteer as a family or group of friends. Please sign up using the sheet in the back center vestibule of the Church. Thanks for your support!

Outdoor Masses Being Held Throughout the Summer

The 7 p.m. Mass on Saturdays is celebrated outdoors under the Pavilion throughout the summer. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy these summertime liturgies!

Feast Day Events, Raffle Planned

St. Mary’s will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption with ice cream socials in the Pavilion following the 7 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 13 and the 7 p.m. Mass on Monday, August 15. A Potluck Fellowship Meal will be held in the Parish Center after the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, August 14. (Hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided. Bring a dish or dessert to share!) Our Feast Day Raffle drawing will be held at the Monday evening ice cream social. Tickets are priced at $20. First prize is $2,000 in gift cards of choice from the St. Mary’s SCRIP program. Second prize is snow removal service, valid from November 2016 through March 2017. Third prize is a Kindle Fire and wireless speaker. Raffle tickets have been mailed to all parishioners and are also available at the Rectory or by calling (716) 683-6445.

WINGS Summer Movie Series Concludes August 9

The St. Mary’s WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit) Bible Study Group is holding a free Summer Movie Series in the St. Mary’s Elementary School gym. Bring your own lawn chair and join the group for “War Room: Prayer is a Powerful Weapon” on Tuesday, August 9. Show time is 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the Summer Movie Series or WINGS, call (716) 200-2261 or email

Bulletins Available Online

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Download our Free St. Mary’s App

St. Mary’s has a parish app, available for free download in the Android and Apple stores. It features parish news and updates, as well as educational and prayer resources, and much more! Search for “St. Mary of the Assumption” in the app store or go to

Visit the Memory Garden

The Knights of St. John Commandry #347 Memory Garden is in full bloom near the Pavilion outside St. Mary’s Church. The garden is available for anyone to visit, sit and relax, reflect and remember loved ones or times passed. The Knights of St. John continue to support the garden – and donated a new altar last summer for outdoor Masses in the Pavilion. This summer, the Knights donated a new altar cloth. For more information on the Knights of St. John, call (716) 683-0031. New members are always welcome!


Mass Times

Sat: 4:30 pm, 7 pm (celebrated outdoors in the Pavilion from June 25 through August 27, 2016)
Sun: 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon

Weekday (in school chapel)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 12 noon
Tue, Thu: 8:30 am

Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday after 12 noon Mass
Till 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events


Verse Of the Week

"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few, so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest."
- Luke: 10:2

July 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Summer Coffee Hours
  • Summer Coffee Hours
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Hot Dog Roast After Mass
  • Social Justice Day
  • Hot Dog Roast After Mass
  • Social Justice Day
  • Summer Coffee Hours
  • Ladies of Charity Bake Sale
  • Ladies of Charity Bake Sale
  • Summer Coffee Hours
  • Blood Drive
  • Ladies of Charity Bake Sale
  • Ladies of Charity Bake Sale
  • Summer Coffee Hours

Daily Readings

Jer 18:1-6
Ps 146:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6ab
See Acts 16:14b
Mt 13:47-53

Read or listen to them here