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

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.

April 2021

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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.

Our Church Hall is now open for additional seating to attend our weekend Masses.

At Communion time Father Joe & Eucharistic Ministers will come downstairs to distribute Communion to all gathered

for Mass in the Church Hall.

There is plenty of room to follow

the social distancing guidelines.

Please think of joining us this weekend!

FREE SPIRITS

 

Our next meeting is May 20th at 12noon in the Church Hall.

As per NY state guidelines social distancing and masks are required! Watch for your postcard in the mail with more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

SENECA NIAGARA CASINO TRIP

Tuesday, June 8th. $25 Payment due by 5/24.

Bus leaves from the Holy Spirit parking lot at 9:45am

and will return at approximately 3:30pm.

Limited number of seats available so RSVP early!

Face Masks must be worn while traveling on the bus

and in the casino at all times.

BUFFALO HISTORY MUSEUM trip is cancelled due to construction at the museum. We will reschedule this trip for a later date.

Our Church at Easter

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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.

We 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.

Religious Education Classes 

Registration Form for 2020-2021

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     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. 

 

    

Mass Schedule

(until further notice)

***NEW AT HOLY SPIRIT***

We are now able to live stream the daily mass into the church hall !

This new feature allows us to spread out and accommodate more parishioners at or daily masses!

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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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CONGRATULATIONS!!

Holy Spitit

2020 Volunteer of the Year

Sr. Katherine Marie Bogner

2020 Altar Server of the Year

Sienna Ridout 

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

to have the registration form mailed to you.

FREE   SPIRITS

DOING

SMALL

THINGS

 Faith

 Hope

 LOve

WITH

GREAT

LOVE

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in loving memory of:

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