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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...

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...

Emminger & Achidi – Priesthood Ordination

We are blessed at St. Amelia to have two men studying for the Priesthood. We ask you to save the following dates as we celebrate with Rev. Mr. Christopher Emminger and Rev. Mr. Denning Achidi as they are ordained to the Priesthood for the Church of Buffalo. The Ordination Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Saturday, September 19th at 9:30 a.m. for immediate family only.  The public can view the Mass via LIVE...

Join Us for Virtual Bible Study

Come join us for our Virtual Bible Study every Thursday facilitated by Arlene Meyerhofer. Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a ten-week video study program and book. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life – who He is, what He is really like, what He taught, what He did for our salvation and what this means for Catholics today. To...

Welcome to our New Music Director

Hello everyone! My name is Steven Gruhella, and I am pleased to introduce myself as your new Music Di-rector here at St. Amelia’s. I am originally from Pitts-burgh, PA, and attended college at Niagara University. While at NU, I began my music career as the choir director for the student Mass and held on to that role for four years. After graduation, I returned to Pennsylvania for a couple years, where I continued to employ...

Schedule Your Mass Intentions

St. Amelia Parish Mass Intentions  Mass intentions for 2021 are now being scheduled. We ask that intentions for special dates be limited to three occasions: wedding anniversary, birthday and anniversary of death. Masses may be requested during the month following the death of a relative or at a time of serious illness if space in the schedule allows. Weekend Masses Saturday at 8:00am and 4:30pm vigil Sunday at 7:00am, 9:00am and 11:00am Weekday Masses September...