The Latest Parish News

Confirmation Retreats May 23 and 26

Students who are currently completing 10th grade religion in a Catholic school or are enrolled in the St. Mary’s Life Teen program are eligible to sign up for this year’s Confirmation preparation program. Potential candidates and their parents should plan to attend an orientation session on Monday, May 23 OR Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Elementary School. An enrollment Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, June 5 at 12 noon and a full-day retreat will be held on Saturday, June 18 at Harvest House, West Seneca. Click here for your orientation meeting agenda.

Latest Blog Post Features Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”)

Visit our blog for an article summarizing Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia. This is the Holy Father’s groundbreaking new document reflecting on family life. It reminds us that the Church should avoid simply judging people and imposing rules on them without considering their struggles. The goal is to help families – and in fact, everyone – experience God’s love and know that they are welcome members of the Church.

Coffee Hours, Hot Dog Roasts Coming Up Under the Pavilion

It’s that time of year again … get set for Sunday coffee hours and Saturday hot dog roasts under the Pavilion outside St. Mary’s Church! Coffee Hours will take place after all Sunday Masses, beginning May 29 and lasting through September 4. Hot Dog Roasts will be held following Saturday Masses on June 11 and July 16. Volunteers are needed to host. If you are interested for an hour on any given Sunday, please sign up using the sheet in the back center vestibule of the Church.

St. Mary’s Golf Tournament Set for July 25

The 14th Annual St. Mary’s Golf Tournament will take place Monday, July 25 at Chestnut Hill Country Club, Darien. Cost is $100 per golfer. For more information, please call (716) 683-2112. Watch for further details!

Interested in a Parish Mission Trip?

Ann Marie Zon will make a presentation on the Nicaraguan Missions at St. Mary’s on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Would you like to be involved in a parish mission trip sometime in the near future? Come and learn more about it … or for more information, contact Fr. Paul Steller at (716) 683-6445 or or Sr. Therese Chmura at (716) 683-8564 or

Vacation Bible School Set for July 11-15

Vacation Bible School at St. Mary’s will take place Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Teen volunteers are needed to help out … click here for our teen volunteer registration form.

Upon This Rock Update

As of May 23, St. Mary’s has reached 72 percent of our parish goal of $1,200,000 in the Upon This Rock initiative. There have been 125 gifts, totaling $863,510. Thank you to all who have pledged and continue to support Upon This Rock as we strive closer to our goal. Items to be addressed as a result of funds raised, here at our parish, include completion of repair work on the stained glass windows in the Church; repaving of the parking lot; addressing the needs of the cemetery, and painting the inside of the Church. Click here for more information.

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

Altar Society Seeks Assistance

The St. Mary’s Altar Society is responsible for caring for the purificators: the small white cloths used by priests, deacons and Eucharistic ministers during Masses. Members pick up the purificators, take them home and wash and iron them, then return them. The Altar Society holds just three meetings a year to discuss concerns and offer pointers. Newcomers are welcome, either as regular members or on an “as needed” basis. For more information, please call (716) 683-0593.

Mass Times

Sat: 4:30 pm, 7 pm
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

" I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another."
- John: 13: 34

May 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • First Communion
  • First Communion
  • First Communion Rehearsal
  • First Communion Rehearsal
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • First Communion
  • First Communion
  • "Rejoicing in Divine Mercy
  • Anointing of the Sick Mass
  • Spring Clothing Drive
  • Spring Clothing Drive
  • Confirmation Orientation
  • Confirmation Orientation

Daily Readings

Jude 17, 20b-25
PS 63:2, 3-4, 5-6
See Col 3:16a, 17c
Mk 11:27-33

Read or listen to them here