The Latest Parish News

Parents: Sign Kids Up for Kids’ Night Out!

Kids’ Night Out is a Christmas-themed evening of fun for your children ages 4 through 10, under the watchful eyes of trained babysitters. It is free of charge (donations are gratefully accepted) and takes place Friday, December 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Elementary School Gym. Registration forms are available in the back of the Church or email

Feed the Hungry This Thanksgiving

Donate your favorite pies, desserts and other goodies on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. Items will be collected before and after the 10 a.m. Mass (between 9 and 11:30 a.m.) They will be delivered to the Response to Love soup kitchen and served along with their Thanksgiving feast. Gift cards also are gratefully accepted. Thanks to you for sharing your gifts this holiday season!

St. Mary’s Announces Parish App

St. Mary’s has a new parish app, which is now available for free download in the Android and Apple stores. Search for “St. Mary of the Assumption” in the app store or go to

Planning a Parish Mission Trip …

It’s only in the early stages, but plans are under way for a St. Mary’s parish mission trip. Have you ever thought about giving a week or two of your life to take an international journey and serve the poor and needy? Our Pastor, Fr. Paul Steller, and our Director of Faith Formation, Sr. Therese Chmura, would love to know who you are and reflect on the possibilities. Watch for more details!

St. Mary’s Stained Glass Christmas Cards Available for Sale

Christmas cards featuring the beauty of St. Mary’s historic stained glass windows are available for purchase. Priced at $12 for a box of 16, you can buy them at St. Mary’s Elementary School or at the Rectory. They were created by St. Mary’s Stained Glass Preservation Ministry. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and preservation of our stained glass windows.

Christmas Angels from the Bereavement Ministry

This is the 20th year for St. Mary’s Tree of Remembrance. The deceased whose names are on the tree will be remembered at a Mass at Noon on Monday, January 11, 2016. Forms are available at Church entrances. Fill yours out and return it in the collection basket or to the Rectory by Tuesday, December 8. Angels will be left on the tree till the January 11 Mass and can then be used to decorate your Christmas tree in future years.

Advent Wreath Kits Available

Advent wreath kits are available for purchase in the Church and at the Rectory. Full wreath kits are priced at $10 and replacement candles are available at a cost of $3 each.

A New Idea for Christmas Gift Donations

Fill our Christmas sleigh in the Church with gifts for those in the Lancaster/Depew area who are in need. The sleigh will be set up from Saturday, November 28 through Sunday, December 13. This year, we’re asking for the donation of fleece blankets or kits to make them. Canned and dry goods are being accepted at Church doors. For more information, call (716) 683-8611. Thank you for your generous support!

Verse Of the Week

"...they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory."
- Luke 21: 27

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

November 2015

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • All Saints Day Mass: Dress as Your Favorite Saint!
  • All Saints Day Mass: Dress as Your Favorite Saint!
  • Life Teen Life Support
  • All Saints Day Mass: Dress as Your Favorite Saint!
  • EDGE Faith Formation
  • Autumn Gold Extravaganza
  • K-5 Faith Formation
  • Life Teen Life Support
  • First Communion Enrollment Mass
  • EDGE Faith Formation
  • First Reconciliation Parent Meeting
  • K-5 Faith Formation
  • First Reconciliation Parents Meeting
  • St. Mary's Gift Card Holiday Sale
  • Life Teen Life Support
  • Mass with Anointing of the Sick
  • EDGE Faith Formation
  • EDGE CHAOS! Night
  • K-5 Faith Formation
  • Youth Mass
  • Life Teen Life Support
  • First Reconciliation Enrollment Mass
  • EDGE Faith Formation
  • Donation of Desserts for Response to Love Kitchen
  • Thanksgiving Mass

Upcoming Events

Daily Readings

Dn 7:15-27
Daniel 3:82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87
Lk 21:36
Lk 21:34-36

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