The Latest Parish News


First Communions to be Celebrated May 1 and 7

Fifty-three children will be receiving First Communion at St. Mary’s – some at the 10 a.m. and 12 noon Masses on Sunday, May 1 and others at Masses taking place at 12 noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. God bless our First Communicants and their families!

First Communicants Asked to Participate in May Crowning

Our First Communicants are invited to lead the St. Mary’s parish community at our May Crowning on Sunday, May 8 following the 10 a.m. Mass. Children are asked to wear their First Communion attire to Mass, where they will lead a procession to the statue of Mary outside the Church, and crown her with flowers.

Next “Upon This Rock” Reception Coming Up on May 4

St. Mary’s is one of about 45 parishes in the Buffalo Diocese involved in Phase One of the Upon This Rock campaign. Every parish in the diocese will become involved during the months ahead. Fr. Paul Steller and our team of parish ambassadors have held two introductory receptions, with a third scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Come and learn more about Upon This Rock and how it will help the future of St. Mary’s and Catholics throughout Western New York. Thanks to all who have already signed on to become part of the campaign’s success! 

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.

“From the Hill” – Join our Blog Community

Be part of the St. Mary’s social media conversation by visiting our blog, From the Hill.” Our latest posts are on Arbor Day and care for creation; April as a month devoted to the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit, and on our cemetery – a holy ground which continues to serve the community and has a 170-year heritage.

A Recap of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”)

Click here 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.


Tickets are nearly sold out for MEGA Raffle 2016!  With a Grand Prize of $20,000 and nine total prizes, only a total of 600 tickets will be sold. There are only 25 tickets left as of April 28! Prizes will be awarded Friday, June 3 and your ticket includes entry for two to the live drawing event in the Parish Center. Did you get yours yet? Pick up a form in the back of the Church, call (716) 683-6445 or go to 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

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
  • Spring Clothing Drive
  • Spring Clothing Drive
  • Confirmation Orientation
  • Confirmation Orientation

Daily Readings

1 Cor 15:1-8
PS 19:2-3, 4-5
Jn 14:6b, 9c
Jn 14:6-14

Read or listen to them here