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.
TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
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.
6:00 am Joint Parish Ministry Night
Free Spirit Meeting
Corpus Christi Procession
St. Margaret’s Senior Trip
Due to the removal of the rugs & asbestos abatement in Holy Spirit Church, during the week of May 16-22.
Novena, Masses, Confessions, and Communion Service will be held at
Congratulation Confirmation Class
Anthony Amodeo, Miguel Castro Jr., Joseph Cheman, Luca Longo, William O’Rourke,
Richard Ridout, Lilliana Wagner, Sophia Wolf, and Jeremy LeGasse
We congratulate them, their sponsors and families, as they have chosen to openly declare their faith in the Spirit of Jesus and in the Catholic Church.
Holy Spirit Garden Club
Will meet on Saturday, June 4th from 9-11am.
We will be planting flowers, spreading mulch, working on weeding the tree boxes and cleaning up around
the Church grounds.
If you are interested in helping in any way
please come and join us.
All are welcome!
For all liturgical Ministers from
Holy Spirt and St. Margaret Parishes.
All current Ministers or anyone interested
in joining one of the following Ministries:
Minister of the Word, Eucharistic Minister, Ushers/Greeters, Altar servers (Adult or Youth), Choir Member, are asked to come.
We will be meeting this Wednesday, May 25th at Holy Spirit Church for the 6:15pm Mass
followed by a brief meeting.
Please Join us!
Diocese of Buffalo Office of Communications
Bishop Michael Fisher issues additional thoughts on Saturday shooting
Interfaith Prayer Service Planned for Monday, May 23 at 5 p.m.
The following statement is an update on Bishop Michael Fisher’s initial comments issued May 14. In last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus spoke of love to his disciples and asked them “to love one another; as I have loved you.”
On Saturday afternoon, a racially-motivated killing spree claimed ten innocent lives and injured three others in a senseless tragedy on Buffalo’s East Side. No love was shown in this rampage, only the deepest of hate. What we now know is that the perpetrator specifically targeted this neighborhood, and this grocery store, because of the high concentration of people of color. His intent, fueled by an indoctrination of white supremacist rhetoric, was to kill as many people as possible out of an irrational fear that white people were being replaced in America. This country has struggled for years with the practice of racism and white supremacy that has victimized communities of color and has weakened us all. My heart is so heavy, and I pray for the victims, their families, friends, and this community traumatized by this tragedy.
For more information, please contact Joe Martone, Communications Manager at email@example.com, (716) 847-8743
Faith compels us to reject the abject evil of racism and white supremacy, and to say “no” to terror, and “no” to the intent to silence Black and Brown voices. In the face of the troubles confronting our world, Jesus encourages us to have faith.
In His name we will gather at “Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled,” an interfaith prayer service to be held at 5 p.m., Monday, May 23 at Saint Martin de Porres Roman Catholic Church, 555 Northampton Street, Buffalo.
I invite the community to join us as our brothers and sisters of many faiths to honor the lives of those taken suddenly, and perhaps provide some solace from this devastating incident that we will never forget.
Please remember, especially in this heartbreaking moment for our community, to love one another as Jesus has loved us. We continue to offer our prayers to those who lost their lives, and for those who continued to heal from their injuries.
We continue to embrace the community as they mourn their loved ones. May the Lord give us strength as we work for a more just society and for peace from violence.
Bishop Michael W. Fisher Bishop of Buffalo May 17, 2022
Holy Spirit Annual Parish Council Elections
Each year there are three positions open, which can be filled by the member whose term is ending or by a parishioner who is interested in fulfilling the responsibilities of this ministry of leadership in service to our Holy Spirit Parish Community.
Today on the tables in the rear of church you will find informational sheets describing the responsibilities and qualifications of Parish Council members, as well as a
Parish Council Application.
Please pray about this and ask the Lord if you are being called to consider offering yourself for this important ministry in our parish. Each member elected serves a three year term. Applications should be submitted to me by May 22.
The election itself is the weekend of June 11th & 12th.
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.
The St. Margaret Events Committee would like to thank everyone who purchased Mother’s Day Bouquets. The day was a huge success!
Also a special thank you to everyone who worked the event. The Events Committee would like to continue having Events that will help St. Margaret’s grow.
If you have any suggestions, please attend and EC meeting or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next meeting is
Tuesday, June 21st at 1pm
in the St. Margaret rectory.
MAINTENACE PERSON NEEDED
St. Margaret is looking for a part-time maintenance person roughly 15-20 hours a week.
If interested please call the
rectory at 716-876-5318
during regular business hours.
Saturday 4:00pm Holy Spirit
Sunday 8:15am St. Margaret
Sunday 9:30am St. Margaret
Sunday 11:00am Holy Spirit
Weekend Mass Schedule
for Holy Spirit and St. Margaret's
URGENT NEED IN UKRAINE
In case you missed the recent collection for Ukraine, or wanted to make additional donations, Please place your donations in a envelope with your name on it marked for “Ukraine” in the collection basket at any weekend Mass.
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
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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!
ST. MARGARET’S SENIORS TRAVEL
Travel with St. Margaret’s Seniors June 21
To the Golden Era of Country Music Dinner Theatre in Cuba NY.
For $109.00, enjoy an afternoon of friends, food, entertainment, and a stop at the Made In America store for a unique shopping experience.
Click here for details; dnola32.wixsite.com/seniortravelclub or call D. Nola 7168381778.
Departure from Blessed Sacrament Church 10:00 AM, return 6:00 PM
Checks payable to St. Margaret’s Travel; Mail to 57 AvonRd., Ton. 14150
Maintenance Fund Challenge
A generous donor has agreed to match dollar for dollar
donations up to $10,000 toward repairs at St. Margaret’s.
If you have any way of contributing to help make the $10,000 needed we would greatly appreciate it.
The donations collected thus far do not count toward
the $10,000 donations collected after May 1 do.
Maintenance collection thus far has raised just shy of $12,000
thus far. Thank you to all who have contributed to the much
needed repair work at St. Margaret’s.