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Welcome to our Parish Community

 

 

Rev. Arthur Mattulke, Pastor

Rev. Patrick O'Keefe, Parochial Vicar

Rev. John Adams, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Roy Dibb

Deacon Carl Koester

Deacon John Wlos

Deacon Robb Ciezki

 

 

Mission Statement

"SS. Peter & Paul Parish is a Eucharistic Community dedicated to Jesus Christ's Gospel message. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we call forth the gifts and talents of our members to strengthen the universal Body of Christ through prayer, worship and service. We invite all to join us on this journey."    

Vision Statement 

Our vision that our minitries look to follow

"Through SS. Peter & Paul Parish's humble beginnings in 1844, our family in faith continues to preserve and honor the past, value the present and shape young disciples for a vibrant fure for our community. We strive to evangelize and strengthen the universal Body of Christ through worship, prayer and service so that one day, we will be joined together forever in God's Heavenly Kingdom."

Catholics Come Home

Pass the Chalice:
This chalice pass is an awesome way to bring families together for prayer and at the same time bring an awareness of the need of vocations to the priesthood. Those families wishing to share in this great experience, may sign up near the Baptismal font near the Main St. door.  Please leave your first & last name for the week you will be receiving the Chalice.

RCIA:
This is the process by which people become members of the Roman Catholic Church. It is a conversion journey concerned with the total formation of the individual and the believing Church community. This journey includes a team and sponsors who, acting as representatives of the larger Church community, accompany the candidate through the various stages of the Rite. The process culminates with the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. Contact the rectory to sign-up

Baptisms: The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated each Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Pre-Baptismal instruction for parents is conducted on the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Attendance at the Pre-Baptismal class is mandatory for first time parents. Contact the rectory for an appointment.

Sacrament of the Sick: Please inform the parish priests about parishioners confined to their homes, hospitals, or nursing facilities. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and the Eucharist are meant for the healing and comfort of those who are ill.

Letters of Reccomendation: Recommendations to act as Sponsors for Baptism or Confirmation can be issued only to registered members of SS. Peter & Paul Parish who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, attend Mass and receive Holy Communion regularly, have their children attending a Catholic School or Religious Education class. If married, have entered a ceremony performed in conformity with the regulations of the Catholic Church.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession): Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Confessions are also heard by appointment, in the rectory. Please call 649-2765 to ask when a priest is available.

Marriages: You must be an active parishioner for at least six months prior to setting a date. Engaged couples should contact one of the parish priests before making other wedding arrangements. Couples are required to attend a Pre-Cana Conference, or equivalent pre-marital preparation program. Please call 649-2765 to schedule arrangements with one of the priests.

Parish Outreach: Outreach is located at 36 Pine Street. Our Parish Outreach services are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Social services are provided for those in need.

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Light is On: Schedule of Confessions

For your convenience, here are the dates and times of Confessions at your neighborhood Churches.

 

Holy Spirit Parish: 2017 Halley Road, North Collins, NY 14111 (337-3701)

·         Regular Confessions on Saturdays at 6:30 PM

·         Lenten Confessions on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM

 

Immaculate Conception Parish: 8791 S. Main Street, Eden, NY 14057 (992-3933)

·         Regular Confessions on Saturdays at 3:30 PM

·         Lenten Confessions on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM

 

Most Precious Blood Parish: 22 Prospect Street, Angola, NY 14006 (549-0420)

·         Regular Confessions on Saturdays at 3:30 PM

·         Lenten Penance Service on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

 

Our Lady of Bistrica Parish: 1619 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 (822-0818)

·         Regular Confessions every Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM and one-half hour before weekend Masses

·         Confessions during Holy Week

o   Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM

o   Good Friday, April 3, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

o   Holy Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

 

Our Lady of Victory National Shrine: 767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 (828-9444)

·         Regular Confessions every Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 PM & 7:00 to 7:30 PM

·         Special Lenten Confessions

o   Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM

o   Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM & 7:00 to 8:00 PM

 

Queen of Angels Parish: 144 Electric Street, Lackawanna, NY 14218 (826-0880)

·         Confessions every Friday at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 3:30 PM

 

St. Anthony Parish: 417 Commercial Street, Farnham, NY 14061 (549-1159)

·         Regular Confessions every Saturday from 3:00 to 3:30 PM

·         Lenten Confessions

o   Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6:00 to 6:30 PM

o   Monday, March 30, 2015 from 7:00 to 7:30 PM

o   Tuesday, March 31, 2015 after Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM

 


 

St. Bernadette Parish: 5930 South Abbott Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127 (649-3090

·         Regular Confessions on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45 PM

·         Lenten Confessions

o   Individual Confessions on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

o   Individual Confessions on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from Noon to 1:00 PM

o   Lenten Penance Service followed by individual confession on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at
7:00 PM

 

St. Francis of Assisi Parish: 4263 St. Francis Drive, Athol Springs, NY 14010 (627-2710)

·         Regular Confessions before the 8:00 AM Mass Monday to Saturday

·         Regular Confessions every Saturday from 3:00 to 3:30 PM and

·         Lenten Penance and Healing Service on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM

 

St. John Paul II Parish: 2052 Lakeview Road, PO Box 115, Lake View, NY 14085 (627-2910)

·         Regular Confessions Saturdays from 3:45 to 4:15 PM

·         Parish Reconciliation Service on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM

 

St. John the Baptist Parish: 6895 Boston Cross Road, Boston, NY 14025 (941-3549)

·         Regular Confessions Saturdays at 4:00 PM

·         Lenten Penance Service on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM

 

St. Mary of the Lake Parish: 4737 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, NY 14075 (627-3123)

·         Regular Confessions Saturdays from 3:15 to 4:00 PM

·         Lenten Penance Service on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM

 

SS. Peter & Paul Parish: 66 East Main Street, Hamburg, NY  14075 (649-2765)

·         Regular Confessions every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

·         Lenten Penance Service on Monday, March 23, 2015 with Confessions from 6:00 to 7:00 PM and Healing Mass at 7:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Season of Lent

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Lent -Liturgy of the Hours

The Liturgy of the Hours Morning Prayer will be said at 8:00 am Monday through Saturday during Lent.

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Lenten Soup Dinner and Speaker Series

Opportunities to Grow in Faith this Lent

Each Friday in Lent, Saints Peter and Paul invites you to join us in the gym at 6.00 pm for a simple dinner of soup and bread. During dinner, we will welcome the following inspirational speakers:

The traditional parish Stations of the Cross will follow each dinner at 7.00 pm

February 20 Rev. Walt Szczesny

February 27 Br. Nick Romeo

March 6 Seminarian Peter Santandreu

March 13 Deacon Robb Ciezki

March 20 Rev. Patrick O’Keefe

March 27 Sister Dolores Ryan

Masses

Weekend Masses

Saturday Evening: 4:00 p.m., Sunday: 7:30, 9:15, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 and 5:00 p.m.

Holy Day Masses

7:00, 9:00 a.m., 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Weekday Masses:

Monday - Friday: 7:00 and 9:00 a.m., Saturday Morning: 9:00 a.m.

Office Hours

Secretary Available:

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Office closed for lunch Mon. through Fri. from Noon until 12:30 pm.

 

Mass Cards Only:

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

*No office hours Saturday or Sunday*

For an appointment with clergy, please call for time and date. Urgent matters - any time.

Confessions

Saturday

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

By appointment

Please call rectory to schedule an appointment

 

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Bring a Piece of SS. Peter & Paul home today:

Crucifixtion stained glass ornament. Enjoy in your window or on your Christmas tree. 

Cost: $25 - includes tax

 

Description: Arch Shape

2 2/4"W by 3 3/4"H - comes with a gift box.

Where to purchase:

Ornaments are available for purchase in the rectory or school office from 9 -4 p.m.,

Monday- Friday.