Letter from The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, Office of the Apostolic Administrator - click here.
Tuesday afternoon Adoration postponed
for the remainder of 2020
Church Envelopes - Hello Parishioners! In our ongoing issue with our envelopes, it appears that many of you have received envelopes when you have chosen to contribute a different way. While we work to resolve this issue, we ask that if you do not normally contribute by envelope, that you leave a message with the rectory office. We also ask you to accept our apologies & be patient during this time. THANK YOU!
Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. Andrew's Parish online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and community participation opportunities available to you and your family. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
Masses are held in the main Church:
7:30, 9:30, and 11:30 AM & 5:00 PM
8:30 AM & Vigil: 4:00 PM
Weekdays: 8:30 AM & 12:00 Noon
Liturgy of the Word for Children:
9:30 Mass Sundays.
Additional Masses or services will be announced in our weekly events.
Monday - Friday: 11:15 - 11:45 AM
Bingo is held in the Msgr. Donovan Center in McNulty Hall
Sundays: 7:00 PM
Tuesdays: 7:30 PM
Thursdays: 7:30 PM
Fridays: 7:30 PM
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Our Lady of Fatima home visitation program. We are excited to share with you a new initiative to bring Our Lady of Fatima into your home! More info here.
Fr. Matt's Message This Week
When the fathers of the Second Vatican Council met to discuss the sacrament of penance, they were required to draw up a new rite, including several forms. The hot button for debate was so-called “general
absolution,” by which a penitent could be absolved of sin without confessing to a priest. This was a difficult debate, compounded by widely varying traditions in both East and West. Some were surprised to learn that the Holy See had already given permission, during the First and Second World Wars, for this form. In 1944 the Vatican issued a decree saying this form was valid under extreme conditions, which bishops in mission lands and Latin America took as a kind of “blanket permission.” Thus, the fathers of the Council were alarmed to find this practice fairly widespread, not only in war, but in peaceful places with huge numbers of faithful and few priests. Although they eventually produced a ritual with three different forms, the forms are not considered equal, and the enriched and revised individual form is preferred. The enrichments include a welcome of the penitent, a sign of the cross with an encouragement to trust in God’s compassion, new texts rich in the Word of God, praise for God’s mercy, and a dismissal.
Prayers & Blessings!