Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish
- Church is open for private prayers:
Weekdays: M - Th. 7:00am - 2:30pm
Fridays 7:00am - 12:30pm
- Adoration: Fridays 8:30am - 6:00 pm
in the Chapel
- Confessions: Tues. 6-6:45pm
Sat. 4-4:30pm in Sacristy
- To Livestream Sunday Mass click here.
- We now have WiFi in the Church.
WiFi Name: Holy Family
Office hours Monday-Thursday 9-3 and Friday 9-Noon
HOLYDAY - Feast of the Ascension of our Lord - Thursday, May 13th
A message from our Pastor
Dear Parishioners & Friends,
We all find May to be a busy month, with wonderful celebrations happening, when or if we can. Next Sunday, at the 10:30 Mass, we will have the entrance into the Catholic Church of Ben Miller, who has been preparing in the RCIA for joining our community and receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Even with the Pandemic surrounding us, we are still able to have some of these wonderful celebrations to uplift our spirits and help in building up our parish community. On June 5, we will celebrate First Reconciliation and the following day First Communion. Oh, how blessed we are.
SUE SZYIKOWSKIÐST. JOSEPH THE WORKER AWARD
On Sunday, May 2, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Sue Szyikowski was presented the St. Joseph the Worker Award from Bishop Michael Fisher and the Diocese of Buffalo, honoring her for her outstanding service to Holy Family
Parish. Over the last 20 years, Sue has been involved in Faith Formation programs, especially the Confirmation preparation. Besides serving as one of our secretaries for the last six years, Sue has helped decorate the church for special seasons and most weekends. She makes sure that we are so ready to have what we need in church when we get here on the weekends. Those endeavors, and so many others, truly bring her honor from us all. Congrats!
Love and Prayers,
To watch Mass via Livestream click on the image below.
PLEASE NOTE: Recorded Masses are now available on our parish YouTube channel. These Masses may be edited due to copyright restrictions. They can be accessed by going to YouTube.com and typing Holy Family Parish Albion NY in the search bar. Right now the image is a blue circle with an H in the center. If there are accessing issues, please send an email to email@example.com.
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SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTIONS
May 9-22, 2021
IMO Daniel Geiger by Wife, Betty
May 16-29, 2021
IMO of the Zambito & Telga Families
by Shirley Zambito
May 23rd - June 6th 2021
IMO of Edward Fancher by Family
(IMO - in memory of)
For your convenience
Our 10:30 Mass can be streamed at anytime in the McCabe Room. Please be sure to contact the office ahead of time so the equipment can be set up.
An elevator and nearby rest room make this an option for those who wish to attend Mass but have difficulty getting into the church.
Rather than miss Mass because of active little ones, parents may wish to bring their youngsters to the Resource Room where they can share in the service with them without the constraints of a pew. There is room to move around and a library of children's bible stories for them to enjoy.
All are welcome. Please suggest this to family and friends who may be looking for an opportunity, even temporarily, to attend Mass at Holy Family.
Faith Formation News
2021 Sacrament News
First Reconciliation - Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 9:00a.m.
First Communion - Sunday, June 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Mass
Further details for Sacraments to follow in the near future.
Banns of Marriage
Announcing the upcoming Marriage of
Katherine Keeler & Ian Foos
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Tuesday, May 18th - Knights of Columbus Meeting, B6 7:00pm
Thursday, May 27th - Woman's Support Group, Lyceum, 1:00pm
Congratulation to David Vagg who won the beautiful quilt that was rafϮled off by The Catholic Daughters. Proceeds of this rafϮle will beneϮit the Catholic Daughters in their charitable works.
SUPPORT OF OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Previously the Diocese of Buffalo supported our Catholic School students’ educational programs. With the financial reorganization of the Diocese and because of COVID.19, temporary help can be given to current families to be able to continue allowing their children to receive a Quality Catholic Education. Many of our parish families remember the superior education they received at DeSales in Lockport. This is one of our Regional Catholic Schools. You can assist these families, with your kind generosity, by making a contribution to the DeSales Catholic School Tuition Program, described by the flier in today’s bulletin. Use the flyer by making a donation with the form provided. Envelopes for this purpose are available at the church entrances.
We plan to have other opportunities soon to also assist those attending St. Joseph Regional School in Batavia and Notre Dame High School. Your kindness will bring joy to these young people.
Give the gift of food. Catholic Charities runsnine food pantries, seven in Erie County and a pantry in both Franklinville in Cattaraugus County and Wellsville in Allegany County. Your donation of non.perishable food items can help feed hungry individuals in your community. To find your nearest pantry, visit www.ccwny.org/food. Appeal 2021 is ongoing through June 30. We have collected $34,456..(98%) of this year’s goal of $35,000. WE’RE ALMOST THERE...If you haven’t made a pledge yet, PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL by making your donation soon.
Join us for the Road to Renewal
"Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road" Luke 24:32
The Catholic Faithful, priests, deacons, religious, parish administrators and school leaders of the Diocese of Buffalo have embarked on a journey to reinvigorate Catholic faith, more fully optimize parish and diocesan resources, and increase the impact of our varied ministries throughout Western New York. Much as the disciples rediscovered the Lord and had their hope renewed while breaking bread together after walking with him on the long road to Emmaus, we are traveling together, supporting one another, facing our challenges and opportunities together, and seek a renewed spirit of purpose and solidarity, united by our common faith in the One who makes all things new.
May Is Devoted To The Blessed Virgin Mary | Mark Your Calendar!
Did you know that each month has a traditional Catholic devotion? This year, let’s focus on each devotion month-by-month to grow in our faith and traditions! Make yourself notes, write it on your calendar, and pray a specific prayer each day of the month to remember. You could use a prayer already associated with the devotion or pray a personal one.
May is devoted to Mary, Queen of Heaven, providing an opportunity to focus on our relationship with the Holy Mother of Christ. We each relate to Our Holy Mother Mary differently because we relate to our earthly mothers in unique ways. As our mother, Mary has much to teach us and endless love to give.
Marian Feast Days In May Include:
- May 13 – Our Lady of Fatima (on which you can receive an indulgence)
- May 24- Mary Help of Christians (a good day to pray for our brothers and sister around the world)
- May 31- The Visitation (a good day to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary)
While dying on the cross for us, Jesus Christ did not forget us or his mother. He tells Mother Mary in John 19:26, “Woman, here is your son.” In the next verse (John 19:27), Jesus tells the disciple John, “Here is your mother.” Since the time of the apostles and early church fathers, Catholics have believed that this passage is not merely Jesus making sure someone is taking care of His mother. That practicality would’ve been arranged much earlier, having known His time was coming, or been taken care of afterward by His devoted followers, who would not abandon her. This exchange means Jesus gave us His mother as our mother and us to her as her children.
Let’s not neglect this momentous gift of maternal love. We might have varying relationships with her, but we should all seek strong connections with her. If you have a troubled relationship with her, check out our post about it!
Reflection Questions For May:
- What images of Mary speaks to you most? It could be a statue, painting, icon, or other Marian representation.
- Have you ever struggled with or neglected your relationship with Mary?
- How do defend the Marian Dogmas of our faith, such as the Immaculate Conception, Perpetual Virginity, Mother of God, or Assumption?
- What virtue of Mary do you aspire to imitate most in your life dedicated to Christ?
- When was the last time you spoke with another about your love of Mary?
- How do mothers in your life, both physical and spiritual, remind you of Mary?
Mass Will Never Be The Same After You See This
The Veil Removed, produced by Greg Krajewski and RD Delgado, powerfully shows what happens during each and every Mass that takes place in Catholic Churches across the world.
Take 5 minutes out of your day and watch this short video. You will never look at Mass the same way again!
“The angels surround and help the priest when he is celebrating Mass.” – St. Augustine
It’s incredible, isn’t it? All the angels and saints that are present there with us as we worship our Lord in the Holy Mass remain unseen, yet we know they stand beside us uniting Heaven and Earth.
Next time you go to Mass, take a minute to reflect on this vision. Allow your mind to imagine all the saints and angels dwelling in the Church.
Reflect On The Mass
- Were you previously aware of the presence of the angels and saints at Mass?
- How does this video inspire you to take part in the Mass differently?
- What other aspects of the video spoke to you?
- Do you enlist the help of your Guardian Angel during Mass?
- Who can you share this video with?
Fr. Mike Schmitz: "The Hour That Will Change Your Life"
Mother Teresa’s Daily Prayer | Radiating Christ
by Becky Roach
St. Teresa of Calcutta prayed the “Radiating Christ” prayer daily. It is thought to have been written by St. John Henry Newman.
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others. Amen.
I Thirst - Saint Mother Teresa Meditation