Parish to Celebrate Jubilee & Ordination

Fr. Paul Steller, Pastor at St. Mary’s, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in May. The parish will honor this jubilee with a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Parish Center.

The following Sunday, May 31, parishioner John Owczarczak will celebrate his first Masses as a Permanent Deacon at St. Mary’s. He will be present at all Masses that weekend, and invites you to join him and his wife, Barbara, for a reception on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Parish Center.

Volunteers are needed to assist at both events. It’s a fun and enjoyable way to get involved. Please contact Diane Zwirecki at 683-6445, ext. 24 or at

First Eucharist Masses to be Celebrated May 2 & 3

Sixty-three youngsters will celebrate First Eucharist at St. Mary’s on Saturday, May 2 at special Masses at Noon and 2 p.m. and on Sunday at the 10 a.m. and Noon Masses. Please join in praying for our First Communicants as they come to the Lord’s table for the first time.

Environment, Baptism Committees Need Volunteers

The St. Mary’s Environment and Baptism Committees are seeking help from parishioners who can cut and sew large pieces of material, or can do embroidery.

An individual is needed who can make large wall hangings, as well as cloths used to cover book stands and for similar purposes. Our next new set of wall hangings needs to be ready by the end of May. Volunteers also are needed to help plan and create environments.

The Baptism Committee is in need of volunteers with embroidery machines to embroider crosses on Baptismal bibs.

Please contact Elaine at 683-8611 if you can help.

Faith Formation Registration Underway

Registration forms are now being accepted for the 2015-16 year of Faith Formation for students in grades K-11. Please fill out the form below and return it to the Office of Faith Formation:

Family Registration Form 2015

Confirmation Enrollment Forms Now Available

Enrollment forms for the fall 2015 Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation are now available for download by clicking on the link below. Students who have completed at least two years of high school faith formation classes in a Catholic High School or Parish program are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Sister Mary Therese Chmura, Director of Faith Formation at 683-8564.

Request Confirmation Enrollment 2015

Request Form Notice

Mother’s Day Raffle

If you’ve already returned your ticket stubs for St. Mary’s 2015 Mother’s Day raffle, thank you for your support. If not, please do so soon. You can win gift cards valued at $2,000 – from the St. Mary’s SCRIP List; lawn service valued at $1,500 – good in Lancaster or Depew, or $500 in Russell’s gift cards. The drawing takes place Sunday, May 10. For tickets or more information, call the rectory at 683-6445.





Mass Times

Sat: 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon

Weekday (in school chapel)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 12:00 noon
Tue, Thu: 8:30 am

Daily Readings

Acts 11:19-26
PS 87:1b-3, 4-5, 6-7
Jn 10:27
Jn 10:22-30

Read or listen to them here



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April  2015