Living the Joy of the Gospel

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...

An Appreciation of Moms on Mother’s Day

We read in the Book of Proverbs: “She is clothed with strength and dignity; shecan laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instructions is on her tongue.” Ephesians 31 As we gather on this Mother’s Day Weekend, we as a Parish Family ask blessings upon all Mother’s Living and Deceased. We pray Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless...

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...

St. Amelia Virtual Mass Mob

Thank you all for joining us virtually for Mass each week during this coronavirus pandemic.  Fr. Sibby and Fr. Peter have been celebrating Mass for us for weeks now, but they do this in front of an empty church. Let’s show them our appreciation by joining in our St. Amelia Virtual Mass Mob!  This weekend (April 25 and 26) or next (May 2nd and 3rd) as your family is at home watching Mass virtually, take...

Last Supper re-enactment

Thank you to everyone who entered our Last Supper Re-enactment contest. We had many wonderful entries, but we would like to recognize the Top 5 here on our website. Congratulations to all! May God bless you during Lent, Holy Week, and the Easter Season.   Mrs. Waite St. Amelia Youth Ministry

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

A special message – Fr. Sibby

“Blessings and Joy; and May the peace and love of Jesus Christ be with you always” My dear Parish Family, crisis and pandemic are words we hear and read about daily in relationship to the coronavirus epidemic that has affected our church, school, parish community, diocese and the world. It has caused great stress and anxiety to many and affected countless lives and families in regards to their health as well as employment, education, church...

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....