Living the Joy of the Gospel

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Novena

This past year has been extremely challenging for all of us. At St. Amelia’s our largest ministry, St. Amelia’s School, has also had to deal with much uncertainty and concern about opening/re-opening for in person learning. While the staff, administration, school board, and Home School Association have been working diligently to welcome our students back on January 4th, there is still one more thing we as a parish family can do to support all these...

Welcome Bishop Fisher

Pope Francis has appointed Washington, D.C. Auxilary Bishop Michael William Fisher as the fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo. “Today the Archdiocese of Washington is privilaged to share a generous gift with the Dicoese of Buffalo with Pope Francis’ appointment of Michael William Fisher to become the fifteenth Shepherd of that local church.” said Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, D.C, “Bishop Fisher is an exceptionally compassionate and skilled servant of the church. His...

A Journey to Christmas – hepling those in need

We would like to thank the Journey to Christmas committee of Scott Kapperman, Arlene Meyerhofer, Caite Wagner, Amy Lepertine, Kathy Waite, and all of the volunteers who made this event such a great success!  Over 225 cars attended and made their way through the Journey to Christmas.  There were four stops resembling the weeks of Advent: Joy, Peace, Hope & Love where visitors received family packets filled with activities, an Advent 2020 book of daily...

Holiday Mass Schedule

Our Church Decorating will take place on Sunday, December 20th at 12:00noon.  Unfortunately our Lessons & Carols For the Advent Season has been canceled due to COVID-19. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Monday December 14th and 21st at 6:30pm, Wednesday December 16th at 4:00pm, and Saturday December 19th at 3:15pm.  There will be no confessions on Wednesday December 23rd. Our rectory offices will be closed beginning Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24th at...

Diocesan Road to Renewal Initiative

During this past week, registered parishioners should have received in the mail acopy of the Pastoral Letter prepared by our Diocesan Apostolic Administrator,Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. The purpose of the Pastoral Letter is to provide the spiritual foundation for our Diocesan Road to Renewal Initiative. Everyone is strongly encouraged to read the Pastoral Letter and to reflect upon it as we go forward in the pastoral renewal of our diocesan family. Copies of the letter...

COVID-19 Update – Supreme Court Ruling

For immediate release via: www.WNYCatholic.org Late on November 25, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion in the case of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York vs. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York. The 5 to 4 decision pertains to the state’s ability to restrict capacity in houses of worship.  See: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a87_4g15.pdf In keeping with the Diocese’s priority to mitigate risk of infection and protect those most vulnerable, parishes...

A Journey to Christmas – Advent Tree Lighting & Celebration

Please save the date for our annual kick off to the most holy Advent Season: A Journey to Christmas.  To remain safe durring the COVID-19 code orange level, this will be a FREE drive thru family event that will take place on the First Sunday of Advent – November 29th from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the church & school front parking lot.  As visitors drive thru, they are treated to a Journey to Christmas which...

Giving Tree – St. Amelia Outreach

Our St. Amelia Outreach team has set up the beautifully decorated Giving Trees in the church.  We ask those who wish to partake in making the holidays a little more magical this year for those in need to please select a tag off of the tree.  You make the purchase of the item written on the tag.  Wrap the item with the tag attached and return it to the church by Dec 13th,  under a...

Thanksgiving Baskets – St. Vincent De Paul

With Thanksgiving approaching, we are in need donations of the following food items to distribute to our clients – cranberry sauce, gravy, sweet potatoes, boxed stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, pie crust mix and turkeys. There is a bin located in the narthex to place any donations except for the turkeys which can be dropped off either at the rectory during office hours Monday-Friday or at our Food Pantry on any Tuesday evening between 6:00-7:00 p.m....

NEW – Diocesan Road to Renewal Initiative

The Diocese of Buffalo invites you to join us for an online Renewal Consultation Session to learn about and discuss the new Diocesan Road to Renewal Initiative. We want very much to understand the needs, concerns and hopes that you have for the Faith communities in your area of the Diocese. Please join us for a Zoom gathering on Thursday, October 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as members of our Road to Renewal Committee facilitate these...

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Thanksgiving Day is a special day where we celebrate family unity and gather as a church to give thanks to God for all the blessings we have. We invite you to begin you and all ofour parish families on Thanksgiving Day to join us virtually for Mass on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 10am via our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7BoUV_yBmmwLSYf17nSMBQ/featured At this mass we are taking a collection to assist our St. Vincent De Paul Society. ...

COVID-19 Update

As of November 18, 2020 New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Western New York.  Due to high levels of positive cases in the Western New York area, he has decided to move Buffalo and the surrounding areas in Erie County to a Code Orange Zone.   Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the new restrictions go into effect Friday for non-essential businesses and Monday for schools. In a Code...