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Labor Day Mass at 9 a.m. in Church

Mass on Labor Day – Monday, September 5 – will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. (Please note: There will be no 12 noon Mass on Labor Day.) Also on Labor Day weekend, the last outdoor Mass of the summer season will be celebrated on Saturday, September 3 at 7 p.m. in the Pavilion. The last summer coffee hours will be held in the Pavilion after Masses on Sunday, September 4. Thanks for joining in our summer liturgies and fellowship!

St. Mary’s Welcomes a New Seminarian

Seminarian Deacon Donald Watkins, a native of Lockport, will be spending his pastoral year at St. Mary’s, effective August 28. He will be working at our parish through May 2017. Deacon Watkins’ home parish is All Saints in Lockport, He is a graduate of Niagara County Community College and he earned a certificate of completion from the Catholic Biblical Program of WNY. He attends Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, and was ordained to the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Buffalo by Bishop Edward Kmiec in 2005. An honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran, Deacon Watkins has worked at All Saints and at St. Patrick’s Lockport in office and pastoral ministries.

Job Opening: Cleaner at St. Mary’s Elementary School

There is an immediate full-time job opening at St. Mary’s Elementary School. Click here for more details.

Confirmation Meeting Takes Place September 11

A meeting of Confirmation candidates and their sponsors and/or parents will take place Sunday, September 11 after the 12 noon Mass. It will be held in the Parish Center in the St. Mary’s Elementary School building. Confirmation will be celebrated at St. Mary’s on Sunday, October 2 at 3 p.m.

For Young Women Grades 6-12: Join the Junior Ladies of Charity

St. Mary’s Junior Ladies of Charity are keeping busy, even during the summertime. They will be volunteering during August at the Response to Love Center, Buffalo; Symphony Manor, Lancaster; and the Ladies of Charity Center, Buffalo. Mark your calendar for the annual Junior Ladies of Charity Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 11 at 1 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Elementary School cafeteria. Stop by and learn more about membership – or call Marian Snyder at (716) 681-2957.

Mass Will Honor Couples Celebrating 50-60-70 Years of Marriage

Bishop Richard Malone will honor couples celebrating 50, 60, 70 or more years of marriage at a special diocesan ceremony on Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo. The Mass will be followed by a reception at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. Couples may register to be included in the Mass by calling the St. Mary’s Rectory at (716) 683-6445, extension 10 or 12, by Monday, September 5. Upon registration, further instructions will be mailed to couples from the diocese. Family members are welcome; however, seating is limited.

Catholic Biblical Studies Begins in September

The Catholic Biblical Studies Program (CBSP) has been conducting classes in the Diocese of Buffalo for 25 years. Join CBSP at an introductory class: Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning September 13 at St. Mary’s, or Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Newman Center, State University of New York at Buffalo North Campus, 459 Skinnersville Road, Amherst. Registration, additional class dates and cost are available at or by calling (716) 871-9180.

Bulletins Available Online

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Download our Free St. Mary’s App

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Mass Times

Sat: 4:30 pm, 7 pm (celebrated outdoors in the Pavilion from June 25 through August 27, 2016)
Sun: 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon

Weekday (in school chapel)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 12 noon
Tue, Thu: 8:30 am

Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday after 12 noon Mass
Till 5 p.m.


Daily Readings

1 Cor 1:17-25
Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11
Lk 21:36
Mt 25:1-13

Read or listen to them here