Gift Card & Dinner to Benefit Mother Teresa Home
Saturday, October 29
Gift Card Shower and Dinner on Saturday, October 29 at St. John Paul II Parish, to assist the newly opened Mother Teresa Home.
Cheryl Calire, Director of Pro-Life Activities for the Diocese of Buffalo and Sara Dolph will each be speaking at a dinner event here at St. John Paul II, 2052 Lakeview Rd., Lake View, NY 14085, following 4:30 pm Mass.
The Mother Teresa Home serves women who have opted to say “Yes” to life. During October, which is designated as the ‘Pro-Life Month’, St. John Paul will be collecting gift cards from Target, WalMart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Tops, to be donated to the home. Please RSVP for the dinner online (below) or by calling the Parish Office (716-627-2910 ext. 8 by Monday October 24.
Recently, Fr. Michael along with Deacon Mark & Linda Hooper shared with WLOF, their experiences at Christ the King Seminary. The first 30 minutes of the interview are with Fr. Joe Gatto, CKS President- Rector. The second 30 minutes is with Fr. Mike and Deacon Mark & Linda. Click button below to hear the interview.
PRAYER BEFORE AN ELECTION
Lord God, as the election approaches,
we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country,
and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters,
one and equal in dignity,
especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned,
Men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment
so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word,
live your love,
and keep in the ways of your truth
as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles
and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States and its Introductory Note were developed by the chairmen, in consultation with the membership, of the Committees on Catholic Education, Communications, Cultural Diversity in the Church, Doctrine, Domestic Justice and Human Development, Evangelization and Catechesis, International Justice and Peace, Migration, Pro-Life Activities; the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage; and the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was approved by the full body of bishops at its November 2015 General Meeting. It has been directed for publication by the undersigned.
Msgr. Ronny E. Jenkins
General Secretary, USCCB
30 Day Guide to Works of Mercy
During the Easter Season, Fr. Peter bulletin articles will be about the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, along with suggestions on how you can fit them into your life. He references the 30 Day Guide which was inserted in the Easter bulletin. If you did not receive one, you can access it here by clicking the picture.
Please use this 30 day calendar throughout the year to do
Works of Mercy.
Works of Mercy
The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions we can perform that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need.
New Resource to our Parish ~ "Formed"
GOOD-BYE DEACON MARK
As a Deacon, I have had the privilege of serving the people of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Vincent DePaul and St. John Paul II parishes for the last 16 years. I have also benefitted greatly by the leadership and friendship of Fr. John Zeitler, Fr. Peter Karalus, Deacons Neal and Dennis, staff, parishioners, as well as Fr. Mike, who have been co-workers during this journey. I give thanks to God for all of you who have been part of my ministry through the years.
So, it is with mixed emotions, that I announce that I am moving on to a new assignment at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish in Orchard Park. As you may know, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is a similar size parish to St. John Paul II and the current Deacon is retiring this month. I know that I leave St. John Paul II parish in very capable hands and will continue my status as a parishioner at St. John Paul II. May God continue to bless the people, staff and ministers of St. John Paul II parish.
- Deacon Mark Hooper
Our parish will give thanks for Deacon Mark’s ministry and wish him well as he begins this new assignment on Sunday, November 20th at a special coffee hour following the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Please join us as we honor Deacon Mark and his many years of ministry and service in our community.
"Marriage Is ..."
on Saturday, November 12 @ 7 pm
Please register by clicking button below.
ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT
Saturday, November 19th
THERE IS NOW A WAITING LIST FOR THE
But We are Still Accepting RSVP's as we anticipate openings. Please register today.
Please register below.
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WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 12 Noon**
(**Memorial Day weekend changes to 11:15 am)
6 pm Sunday Mass - Check Faith Formation Schedule