85 Dakota St Buffalo, N.Y. 14216
The Mission of the
Holy Spirit Parish Community
As a family of the Holy Spirit Parish community, we welcome all to our home, Christ's home. Our journey in Faith brings us together through prayer. Eucharist 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.
May the Holy Spirit guide and comfort us in our never ending journey for peace and strength as witnesses of God's goodness.
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.
THE ROAD TO RENEWAL
A collaborative diocesan-wide journey to renew the purpose,
mission and impact of Catholic Faith throughout Western New York
● This is a journey - NOT a program - to reinvigorate Catholic faith, more fully optimize parish and diocesan resources, and increase the impact of our varied ministries throughout Western New York.
● A Diocesan Renewal Task Force has been formed that will be conducting regional consultation sessions in order to gain insight and input from parish leaders, school administrators, and from parishioners across the diocese that will inform decisions about how we will be structured and operate going forward.
● We seek broad input - and invite parishioners to join the 18 Zoom meetings in the coming days to share insights, ask questions and offer ideas. The diocesan website will list these opportunities prominently.
● There are no predefined conclusions or decisions regarding the way in which regions, parishes and schools will be affected. The process is one intended to gain broad input and consultation which will inform decisions that Bishop Scharfenberger will make as interim leader of the Diocese.
● Parishes cannot be simply eliminated or “closed.”
● As a “Family of Faith” defined by a legacy of sacramental life, which has nurtured a distinctly Catholic identity and where life’s most profound moments have been shared and celebrated, a parish community reflects the very soul of those who belong to it.
● We are determined to define how best to preserve individual parish identities as a “Family of Families” - regardless of decisions that may change the way any one parish family is organized and experiences the fullness of Catholic life.
● We invite all to participate - to be part of the consultations underway and to help determine a more promising future for Catholic faith and ministry throughout Western New York for generations to come.
Religious Education Classes resume
Sunday September 20,2020 9:30-10:45 am.
Please contact the rectory at 875-8102 for more information.
The new schedule of weekend Masses is as follows: (changes are in bold type)
Saturday 4:00pm Holy Spirit
Sunday 7:00am Holy Spirit
Sunday 8:15am St. Margaret
Sunday 9:30am St. Margaret
Sunday 11:00am Holy Spirit
The 25% maximum of capacity per celebration has prompted me to slightly change our Mass schedule. You may remember when the diocese requested each parish throughout the diocese to count the number of people at each Mass on a few weekends. Those surveys revealed that the average attendance at Holy Spirit was considerably higher each weekend than the attendance at St. Margaret. From a standpoint of capacity (that is, seating), both churches are quite similar; but from a standpoint of capacity used, Holy Spirit was used nearly twice as much. Therefore, in order to be in compliance with the governor’s 25% capacity ceiling, I have added a 7:00am Sunday Mass at Holy Spirit. My hope is that some Holy Spirit parishioners who would normally come to the Saturday 4:00pm Mass would consider temporarily coming to the new Sunday 7:00am Mass, and that some who prefer the Sunday 11:00am Mass would please come instead to the Sunday 7:00am Mass. In this way, each of the three Masses at Holy Spirit can be under the 25% capacity limit. Besides, practically speaking, in the heat of the summer, coming to Mass at the very start of the day may be in fact quite pleasant.
(until further notice)
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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2020 Volunteer of the Year
Sr. Katherine Marie Bogner
2020 Altar Server of the Year
Welcome to Holy Spirit Church
We would like to welcome all who have recently joined Holy Spirit Parish.
If you would like to register please call the rectory (716)875-8102
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Sanctuary lamp burns this week
in loving memory of: