Mass with Anointing of the Sick Takes Place November 19

St. Mary’s semi-annual Mass with the Anointing of the Sick will take place on Sunday, November 19 at 3 p.m. This Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation and includes the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick for those with serious or long-standing illnesses.

Food Collection for Area Needy … and Desserts Needed for Thanksgiving

St. Mary’s is collecting non-perishable food for our needy neighbors in Lancaster and Depew. Please bring your donation to the collection bins at Church. Also needed are paper products, toothpaste, soaps and detergent. Monetary donations and Tops gift cards also are welcome. (Why not purchase Tops gift cards through our parish SCRIP program for this purpose? Then, our parish also will benefit as a portion of the proceeds come back to us.) Please put any monetary donations and gift cards into envelopes and drop them into the collection basket or at the Rectory. If you would be interested in volunteering to help with these food drives, or for more information, please call Elaine at (716) 683-8611.

Mass on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23) will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the Church. Baked goods – pies, cakes and other desserts – will be collected before and after Mass (from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.) for donation to the Response to Love Center. Turkey dinner is served early at the center, so our baked goods literally go from truck to table. Thank you for your generosity!

Pope Francis Wants to Hear from Young People

Young people, aged 16 through 29, are invited to give online feedback as part of an international listening process that will help Pope Francis and the world’s bishops better understand the realities, hopes and concerns of youth and young adults. Fill out a survey, which will be open till Thursday, November 30.

Advent Wreath Kits & Candles Available

Advent wreath kits will be available for purchase in the Church, following all Masses the weekends of November 18/19 and 25/26. Wreath kits are priced at $10 including candles. Replacement candles are priced at $4 each. Celebrate the season by sharing the Advent wreath tradition with your loved ones!