85  Dakota St    Buffalo, N.Y.  14216

As the family of the Holy Spirit and St. Margaret Parish Community, we welcome all to our home, Christ’s home. Our journey in faith brings us together through prayer. Eucharistic celebration, support, love and caring. We commit to give generously of ourselves, our time, and talent to one another, and to all in our neighborhood.


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Priest: Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.

Congregation: And kindle in them the fire of your love.

Priest: Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.

Congregation: And you will renew the face of the earth.

Priest and Congregation:

O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful,  grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Church  Events

August 20th

Pot Luck Dinner

September 10th

HS Basket Raffle

August 18th

St Rose BBQ Dinner

September 10th

HS Parish Picnic

Friday, September 9th
Holy Spirit Basket Raffle
Doors open at 5:30pm and drawing starts at 7:15pm.
Admission ticket is $5 
Includes a slice of pizza and drink.
Tickets will go on sale August 14th.

If you are able to donate a filled basket or gift card 
please drop them off at the rectory during business hours.
Thank you!

Holy Spirit’s Annual Outdoor Mass 
Parish Picnic 

Saturday, September 10th
Outdoor Mass at 4:30pm
Followed by our freshly grilled dinner.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pasta salad, tomato/cucumber salad and dessert.

Tickets will be $5
(children 3 and under are free) 
On sale starting August 14th.
If you are able to help out at this event please call Karen Cheman at 716-875-8102.

Please Note
That the Saturday 4:30pm Vigil Mass
will be at Holy Spirit, Not at St. Margaret this weekend due to the parish picnic and outdoor Mass

Pot luck dinner in honor of Fr. Bryan

Saturday, August 20, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

All parishioners are invited
We hope you will join us at this jointly sponsored event where we will say “Thank You” to Fr. Bryan and wish him well

as he returns to St. Mary’s.
Please RSVP your attendance including the number of people

in your group, and the dish you would like to bring

NO LATER THAN Wednesday, August 17 to

Karen Cheman at 875-8102,  Diane Waligorski at 876-5318

 Sue Giambra at 834-6163 or Pam Cercone at 835-6315.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer at this event.  

We hope to see you there!

Starting this weekend at all Masses only 1 collection
will be taken up .
Please remember to put all your envelopes in at
that time.

Please pray for the sick
and for the souls of our
recently deceased fellow
parishioners and friends.
The Padre Pio Prayer Group
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month in St. Margaret Church
at 4pm to pray the Rosary.
Please join us!
Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry...In honor of the 135th anniversary of his birth and 20th anniversary of his canonization St Gregory the Great Parish will be hosting first class relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina or simply known as Padre Pio, Friday, October 14 & 15, 2022. Padre Pio was known to of had the gifts of healing, bilocation, levitation, prophecy, miracles, and abstinence from sleep and nutrition. Despite these wondrous gifts from God, he still looked upon himself as a simple, sinful friar.
Public veneration of the relics will begin Friday, October 14 after the 12 Noon Mass and conclude at 8:00 pm. Veneration will
continue Saturday, October 15 after the 8:00 am Mass and run until 3:30 pm prior to our 4:00 pm Saturday vigil Mass.
All are welcome!


St. Rose Annual Chicken/Ribs BBQ
500 Parker Ave  Buffalo, NY
Thursday, August 18, 2022
4:00-7:00 P.M.
Tickets: Chicken: $11.00 Ribs: $13.00
Call 716-834-6688 (office) or 716-465-8030

for tickets or purchase after St. Rose’s weekend Masses.



̊ ̊ ̊ IMPORTANT ̊ ̊ ̊
Please note!

 If you want your contribution to go to your home parish
you MUST use your Church envelopes.
In the coming weeks there will be available at the entrances of each Church an envelope with all parishes in our family listed on it for you to circle your home parish and write your name on [or, you can use any plain envelope but be sure to write your name and the name of your parish on it]
If you are in need of your own Church envelopes please call your home parish rectory to request a box.
Thank you

Free Spirit News

The Free Spirit's Meet
On the 2nd Thursday of each month
at 12 noon!
(doors open at 11:30 am)
55 and older
    Please come and join us for Fun & Friendship! 

Holy Spirit Food Pantry
Our Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 9-10 am  &  5-6pm.
* Our Food Pantry is a once a month food pantry
*Please bring proof of address                   * Picture ID
*And a referral is needed from a case worker or parish priest after your first visit.
W e service the 14216 & 14207 zip codes

Some of the things included in our monthly bags are
Cereal, rice, pasta, canned fruit, canned vegetables, tuna fish,
Mac & Cheese, peanut butter & jelly, jar sauce, soups, crackers, canned meats, milk & bread. 

If you are in need or know someone 
who may need a little help please come and see us on
Thursday from 9-10 am or 5-6 pm.

Starting this weekend
at all Masses
Only 1 collection
will be taken up 
Please remember to put all your envelopes in at that time.

The Church Bells
at St. Margaret
this week will ring in loving memory of Mili Picone
req. by
St. Margaret
Events Committee.




Saturday  4:30pm  St. Margaret

Sunday  9:00am  St. Margaret

Sunday  11:00am  Holy Spirit



Weekend Mass Schedule

for Holy Spirit and St. Margaret's

Eucharist For Homebound Parishioners
If you or someone you know from the parish is in a nursing home (or is a shut-in in their own home) and would like Communion brought to them, please call
Sr. Katherine Marie at (HS) rectory 716-875-8102 or Sister Karen Marie (716-331-8846) or (SM) rectory at (716-876-5318) and we will be happy to bring Communion to you.
Please leave a name and contact phone number.

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O Mary, full of grace, Patroness of this great nation and Mother of the Church.  In this time of Illness and world wide need we seek your intercession for our human family.  We ask for strength in diversity, health in weakness, and comfort in sorrow.Help us, O Blessed Mother, to be filled with confidence and trust in our loving and compassionate God.  Please watch over all who are sick as well as those who care for them and give wisdom to all who are seeking a cure. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

"We're looking for your email address"

We are looking to add your email address to our contacts. 

Please contact Karen at the rectory  875-8102 to give her your email address, 

to receive important messages from our parish.

                            Please continue to pray for each other,

And remember that


are always in our prayers!

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Please register NOW for our religious education classes

It’s not too soon to start thinking of Faith Formation for our children and teens!

Please register NOW for our religious education classes

 Grades 1-10, which begin Sunday, September 11, 2022.
Do you have any children who have missed out on

First Reconciliation (Gr. 2), First Communion (Gr. 3), or Confirmation (Gr. 10)?

They don’t have to miss out on these encounters with God!

Call the rectory for info.

St. Margaret Prayer Group

Meets the third Wednesday of each month in
St. Margaret’s Church at 3:00pm
Our next Prayer meeting will be Wed., August 17th. Prayer will be offered for special intentions and individual intentions, Vocations, peace, recent tragedies,
our Faith, our family and our friends.
For our country, we will end the Prayer Service
with the Patriotic Rosary.
Prayer is powerful.
Please join us, all are welcome.










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