Catie

Many Thanks for Tuition Assistance

St. Amelia School has an enrollment of just under 500 students from grades PreK-3 through 8th grade. The cost of running the school annually is $3.2 million. As you can imagine, it is very costly for us to maintain being the largest Catholic school in the Dio-cese of Buffalo. The funds that assist in operating the school are generated from family tuition, fundraising and from the St. Amelia Parish (subsidy and collections). In the past,...

Upon This Rock – special update

To My Dearest Parish Family: I am sure we all remember the countless meetings between cleregy and parishioners seeking donations, the house spent in discussion about how to best use these funds in our parish and seeking the participation of the entire parish community. We have reached a total of contributions and pledges in the amount of $2,174,589.00 with 35% of that being returned to St. Amelia Church.  To date we have received six payments...

Lenten Changes due to COVID-19

ASH WEDNESDAY Ash Wednesday will be celebrated on February 17, 2021. On Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, which is observed everywhere as a fast day, ashes are distributed.” (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, nos. 27-29) Rev. Ashes are blessed and imposed after the homily. These ashes are of branches of the olive tree, or, according to custom, of the palm tree or other trees, which have been blessed the previous year. Apart from...

2021 Lenten Season Schedule

All events will be held in person in the church as well as livestreamed on the parish YouTube page.    If you are coming in person, face covering are required as well as social distancing. LENTEN PRAYER BOOK We encourage all families of the parish to pick up a copy of our Parish Lenten Prayer Book entitles: Here I Am, Lord from the Narthex the weekend of February13-14.  It is intended to assist you in...

Lenten Baked Fish Schedule

We invite you and your family to join us this Lenten Season for a delicious baked fish dinner! We will be offering curbside pick up and our schedule for the season is outlined below. WEEKLY LENTEN FRIDAY BAKED FISH DINNER We will be holding our weekly Lenten Baked Fish Dinner for curbside pick up only on the following dates from 3:00 to 6:30pm: February 19, February 26, March 3, March 12, March 19, March 26...

Catholic Schools Week 2021

Our Dear Friends of St. Amelia – this week is Catholic Schools Week and our theme for this year is Music of the Knight.  This is a wonderful time to celebrate all of our amaizing talents of our St. Amelia School and community #GoKnights! And it is a time to thank God for all of the beautiful gifts and talents that have been given to us and shared with others.  We look forward to celebrating our...

Happy 39th Anniversary of Ordination

Saturday, January 30th, 2021 marks the thirty-ninth anniversary of ordination to the priesthood for our pastor: Fr. Sibby! On Saturday, January 30, 1982 Bishop Edward D. Head ordained Father Sibby as a priest for ministry and service to the Church of Buffalo at his home parish of Holy Cross. Please take this opportunity to send him your best wishes with a card, and a thank you for all he has accomplished during this pandemic, for...

Book Discussion Group

On Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, the parish has given the book I Heard God Laugh by Matthew Kelly to each family as a gift this Christmas season. We hope that you took home a copy of the book for you and your family. Below is a video from the author himself telling  you a little bit about the book: https://www.facebook.com/DynamicCatholic/videos/1378296735699727 On Wednesday, January 27th we will begin a discussion group on the book for anyone...

Help Us Welcome Bishop Michael William Fisher

Happy New Year to everyone! As we anticipate Bishop Michael W. Fisher’s Installation on January 15th the Diocese of Buffalo has invited all parishes across eight counties of Western New York to create a short 30 second to 1 minute long Welcome Video to share on social media platforms and websites on the day of installation (or the days leading up to installation) using the hashtag: #WelcomeBishopMike    These grassroots videos are not only to...

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...