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Mission Statement

We are a Parish belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. We are under the authority of the Most Rev. Richard J Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, and His Holiness, Pope Francis I. Our purpose is to preach and hear the Word of God as it is contained in the Holy Scriptures and Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Faith and its practice is handed on to our children by Religious Instruction (Catechesis) and formation in the ways of the Faith. We prepare our members to receive God’s Divine Life through the Holy Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Matrimony. We are to lead to God those seeking Him and help those who do not know or Love Him to find Him (Evangelization). We gladly use the power and authority Christ has given to the Catholic Church to make people holy by the Administration of Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Matrimony. We also work toward helping those in need. The deepening of bonds of friendship and fellowship are built through parish groups and social events that strengthen and promote our friendship and union in Christ.

PARISH STAFF:
Pastor: Fr. Richard M. Poblocki
Pastoral Assoc.: Sr. M. Anthonille Tyczkowski, CSSF
Parish Secretary:
Parish Music Ministry:
Mr. Steven Quebral, Director of Music
Mr. Lorenzo Qurbral, Organist
Parish Trustees: Mr. Larry Zamojski & Ms. Diane Marek
Parish Council / Financial Overseers: Larry Zamojski,
Diane Marek, Richard “Chip” Andrzejewski, Larry
Bracikowski, Chris Liebler, & Pat Widzinski
Buildings & Grounds Committee: Pat Restall, Sue Senker,
Gary Walters, Joan Walters, & Chris Liebler.
Catechists: Jude Pachon, Sr. Anthonille, CSSF; Marie T.
Batt, Mary Dubreville, Aimee Hoerner, Joanne Wright, John
Honan, & Jackie Kramer
Parish Pro-life Coordinator: Ms. Kathy Skarupinski
Parish Ministeries Coordinator: Ms. Susan Senker
Parish Webmaster: Mr. David Walczak
Social Committee: Andrea Glinski, Aggie Quebral, Steve
Quebral, Donna Tysiac & Sue Senker.
Women of Grace: Ms. Mary Jude Pachon, Coordinator

How to Contact Us:
Rectory.......................................716-893-1086
Rectory Fax.................................716-893-1099
Religious Education......................716-896-1327
Email: sjrectory@roadrunner.com

Rectory Office Hours:
20 Peoria Ave.
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
NO OFFICE HOURS Saturday, Sunday, Holy Days and Legal Holidays. Sick calls anytime.

Sick Calls: Call before the person becomes incapable of confessing or taking Communion.

Ministry to the Sick: Eucharistic Ministers visit the home
bound on a weekly basis; for Last Rites, call the priest while your loved one is still able to confess & take Communion. Simply call the Rectory to make arrangements.

Sunday Masses:
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

Daily Masses:
Daily Mass: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m.

CHURCH HOURS
Our parish Church is open for prayer at these times throughout the week:
Monday—Friday: 7:15am—10:00am.
Saturdays: 11:00am—5:30pm.
Sundays: 7:00am—1:00pm.

Holy Day of Obligation Masses:
Vigil of Holy Day: 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Holy Day: 8:30 a.m, 4:30 p.m and 6:30 p.m.


Confessions:
Saturday 3:15pm. - 3:55pm.
Anytime on request


BAPTISM: Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! We are always happy to welcome new
members into the Body of Christ. Parents requesting baptism for their children should have them
baptized within a few weeks of birth. While Baptism is normally celebrated for those registered with
the parish and attending Mass weekly and on all required Holy Days, good people sometimes end up
falling short of the ideal. We will work with an sincere persons needing baptism for either their baby,
older children, or even themselves. We also consider it a great privilege to prepare any adult
wishing to be baptized to receive Baptism. Simply contact the Rectory—ask for Fr. Rick, and he will
personally take care of your needs.
MATRIMONY: Congratulations on getting engaged! We will do all we can to make your wedding
day beautiful, memorable, and holy! Since it is God’s Will and plan for you to have a long and
happy marriage, the Buffalo Diocese asks that engaged couples contact the parish Priests at least six
(6) months prior to their planned wedding date. Marriage preparation consists in meeting with the
Pastor to schedule your wedding date and begin the preparation process. St. Josaphat’s offers many
options of marriage preparation for those with impossible work and school schedules. Our Pastor
can help you to select one of the many options you have for preparing for marriage. Since the use of
artificial contraception (“birth control”) is a mortal sin, St. Josaphat Parish requires all couples
preparing for marriage to complete a Natural Family Planning (NFP) course offered at one of our
local Catholic Hospitals. We understand that sometimes good people who may not have been faithful
in Mass attendance or the practice of the Faith realize that they want to be married in the Church. If
they are sincere enough to return to Mass and the practice of the faith as they prepare for marriage—
they will be welcomed with open arms. Call the Rectory to make an appointment with our Pastor!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: Grades 1–5 meet from 9:00am—10:00am on Saturdays.
Grades 6—Confirmation meet from 6:30—7:30pm on Tuesday evenings. Each of our catechists has
been trained and certified with all protocols established by the Dallas Charter and the mandated
diocesan Virtus ® and Protecting God’s Children Programs. Our Religious Ed. Program strongly
emphasizes what we believe (the Creed), how we are to live (The Commandments of God and
Precepts of the Church), how to live the Sacramental life (Sacraments), and the life of Prayer.
Confirmation is taught by the Pastor. We are also prepared to provide Religious Education and
Formation to Special Needs Children—whether Parishioners or not! Call our Religious Ed. Office
for details!
TO REGISTER OR LEAVE: We are always happy to welcome new parishioners! To register,
please call the Rectory to register and receive your contribution envelopes! If you are moving or
leaving the parish, please contact us to let us know, so that we can transfer your records to your new
parish home!
BECOMING CATHOLIC: Your reception into the Catholic Church is geared to your special
needs and circumstances. For those who seek Baptism a complete preparation for Baptism and
entrance into the Church is available. Many Protestant Baptisms are recognized by the Catholic
Church, so formation for you is geared to completing the union you already share with us by your
baptism into Christ. Your preparation need not be as long as one preparing for Baptism, and so, we
focus more on welcoming you as a fellow brother or sister in Christ and orientating you to life in the
Church. Sometimes someone baptized Catholic needs to “catch up” on their Sacraments—if so,
call us for an extremely simple procedure of getting you prepared! We try to do this with the least
amount of difficulties for you. Even if you’re scared, shy, or feel uncomfortable—we’ll make you
feel welcome and you’ll never regret inquiring into the Faith! There’s an entire parish and priest
eager to meet and help you!
Letters of Recommendation: These attest that you meet the Church’s requirements to be a sponsor
for Baptism or Confirmation. The letter is given to those who are registered here, attend Mass
weekly and on all required Holy Days. Married persons must be married according to Church Law.

PARISH GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS: Holy Name Society, Maybelles, Pro-life Committee,
Senior Citizens’ Club, Ushers’ Society, Women of Grace, Youth Group

     



 


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