85  Dakota St    Buffalo, N.Y.  14216
875-8102

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.

2022

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PRAYER

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.

Church  Events

June 9th

 Free Spirit Meeting

June 4th

Free Spirit Meeting

June 11th

Parish Council Elections

June 12th

Parish Council Elections

 

June 19th

 Corpus Christi Procession

June 21st

St. Margaret’s Senior Trip

June 5th 2022

PENTECOST  SUNDAY

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.  Whose sins you forgive them are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained

 

 Our first shared Corpus Christi Procession.
Sunday, June 19 
We will have one mass at St. Margaret that day at
9 am, with our procession starting right after.

We will process to Holy Spirit, visiting four altars on the way and conclude with benediction and the 11 am mass.
ALL should be a part of 
bringing Jesus to the streets. Please make this a priority!

This week we Congratulate Fr. Bryan as he celebrates his 8th Anniversary Ordination.
May God give you every grace and blessing on this very special occasion as you ' continue to serve
Him and the Church.

Scavenger Hunt!! 
We are having one at Holy Spirit and St. Margaret’s churches.
Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday.
Do you, and your children, know the symbols in our two churches (HS AND SM) that remind us of
the Holy Trinity Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?
Do you recognize other Christian symbols?
Check out next Sunday’s bulletin insert (June 12).
Before or after Masses next weekend take a little tour and see if you can recognize the photos of various symbols found
in our two churches.
Just follow the directions on the sheet and enter your answers for a prize (and learn some Christian symbolism!)

Attention
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 Sanctuary Candle
at Holy Spirit Church Burns this week in
loving memory
of Joe Sciortino
from Zangi Family
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Fundraising Concert at Holy Spirit Church
Please join us and help send Trinity Ridout to the Assisi Summer Music Institute this July!
Vocal concert given by Trinity, accompanied by Rasa 
Saturday, June 4th at 5:15pm, after the 4pm Mass.  Donations accepted, with a goal of raising $1000.
Can’t attend but still want to support?
Donate via Venmo or PayPal Fundraiser.


 

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 jmartone@buffalodiocese.org, (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 

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Holy Spirit Annual Parish Council Elections

By now those who were interested in joining have handed in there applications.
This year the applicants are Scott Becker, Mike Cheman, Laura Gorman, Carmela Kieffer, and Aleathea “Lee” Zehler.
Each member elected serves a threeyear term.
The election itself is the weekend of June 11th & 12th.
Be there to cast your vote!

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 suszieg121@yahoo.com.
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.

HELP  WANTED

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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.

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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

YOU

are always in our prayers!

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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.
Please help!!!
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.

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