Spirituality

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...

Weekly Mass Intentions

  Sunday, September 137:00 a.m.         John Delphard by Sandy, and the Bertrand Family9:00 a.m.         1.  John & Ruth Turski by Family                         2.  Carl Gebauer by Ruth Walsh & Family11:00 a.m.       1. Frank C. Schulz by Family                         2. Patricia Trinder by Mary Jo Gloriosso Monday, September 14 8:00 a.m.          Rita Komanski...

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...

Kids Coloring & Crowning Contest

It has been a long-standing Catholic tradition to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in May.  St. Amelia Church held a special virtual May Crowning on Friday May 1st presenting Mary with a crown, a litany of prayers and songs to signify her queenship as the mother of Christ, the King. In most Catholic churches (and even in many Catholic homes), a “May Altar” is erected with a statue or picture of Mary, flowers, and perhaps candles. The altar...

May & Our Blessed Mother

We will have a special live stream service for the crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday May 1st at 3pm on our website: www.StAmelia.com.  Special prayers and Litany of Songs to Mary will take place along with the Decade of the Rosary and the Crowning of Mary.  Listed below you will find the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary prayers along with a special video prayer too. After services, should you wish to...

Six Feet From Everything

We are all dealing with a lot during this #coronavirus pandemic. Many of us have questions, need prayer and support.  Please join us right here at http://staging.saintamelia.042eadd.netsolhost.com/ via live stream for a special question and answer session: “Six Feet from Everything”, hosted by Fr. Peter Santandreu every Wednesday evening at 8pm. Please email any questions or concerns you may have during this most difficult time to Fr. Peter at psantandreu@stamelia.com

Message from Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger

In light of the serious health risks to vulnerable populations posed by the novel coronavirus, and to prevent widespread infection, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has temporarily dispensed the Catholic faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days during the coronavirus threat. Until further notice, Catholics of the Diocese of Buffalo should use their prudent judgment as to whether or not to attend Mass. Older adults, people with underlying medical conditions, and...

Transfiguring Our Spiritual Lives

2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 12:1-4a2 Timothy 1:8b-10Matthew 17:1-9 The story of the Transfiguration maps out some steps we need to take in our journey of prayer. First, we must climb the mountain; second, we must look upon Jesus; and third, we must go back down the mountain to tell others what we have seen. First, we must climb the mountain. Before revealing his glory to Peter, James, and John, Jesus leads them up a high mountain....