Mission Statement

We are a Parish belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. We are under the pastoral authority of the Most Rev. Richard J Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, and His Holiness, Pope Francis I. Our Mission is to "to make disciples" (Matthew 28:19). This is accomplished by preaching of God's Word and living according to that Word as it is contained in the Sacred Scriptures and the Divine Tradition and as it is understood and interpreted by Magisterium of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church. We gladly use the power and authority that Christ has given to His Catholic Church to make disciples by teaching and forming people in the faith (Catechesis), reaching out to others seeking the Truth (Evangelization), any by encountering Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ in His inspired and inerrant Word and the Holy Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, the Most Holy Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Matrimony. We encounter, even in these days the Risen Lord Who died and rose for our salvation, and Whom we now experience through these Holy Sacraments, His Word and the fellowship we share. Christ demands that we show others the mercy He showed us, and realizing the importance of living out this mercy and charity for our neighbor, our Food Pantry provides food and help for others in their necessities (Outreach) with the hope that those who show mercy will receive mercy (Matthew5:7). Recognizing also, the importance of human contact, warmth and fellowship, which are so important to spiritual and human growth, we build the bonds of unity and fellowship through parish groups and social events in order to promote and strengthen human development, friendships, mutual support and union as brothers and sisters in Christ our God.

PARISH STAFF:
Pastor: Fr. Richard M. Poblocki
Pastoral Associates: Deacon Bob Badaszewski
Sister Anthonille Tyczkowski, CSSF
Parish Trustees: Richard "Chip"
Andrzejewski and Stan Nowacki
Director of Music: Mr. Steven Quebral
Organist: Mr.Lorenzo Qurbral

Parish Secretary: Ms. Christine Kalinka &
Sister Anthonille Tyczkowski, CSSF
Parish Council/Finance Group: Richard “Chip” Andrzejewski, Stan Nowacki, Larry Bracikowski,
Chris Liebler, Pat Widzinski, Pat Restall, Susan Senker
, Gary & Joan Walters
Food Pantry Coordinator: Dennis Hughes
Parish Catechists:
Jude Pachan, Sr. M. Anthonille, CSSF, Jackie Kramer, Kathy Skarupinski, Joanne Wright, Thomas Wright, and Nancy Sobecki
Buildings and Grounds: Pat Restall, Susan Senker
Church Care-Takers: Gary & Joan Walters, Marcia Stachewicz, Timothy Jason, Walter & Jeanette Kindzia and Jackie Kramer

 

Religious Education Classes:
Grades 1 - 5 meet on Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Grades 6 - Confirmation meet Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

How to Reach Us:
Rectory.......................................716-893-1086
Fax Number................................716-893-1099
Religious Education......................716-896-1086

Email: sjrectory@roadrunner.com

Rectory Office Location and Hours:
Our rectory is located on 20 Peoria Ave., in Cheektowaga N.Y. (14206).
The Office is open:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Note: The Rectory office is CLOSED on Saturday, Sunday, Holy Days and Legal Holidays. Sick calls anytime.

 

 

Safe Environment Compliance:
St. Josaphat's is in complete compliance with all safe environment practices, as they are set forth in the Guidelines issued by the Diocese and USCCB

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

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

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 3:00pm. - 3:55 pm.
Anytime on request

Sacrament of the Anionting of the Sick: Administered during Mass at 6:30pm on the first Thursday of every month except July/August. Mass of the Holy Spirit every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6:60pm.

BAPTISMS: Babies are to be baptized within a few weeks of birth. Parents must be registered parishioners for at least six months and attending Mass weekly and on all required Holy Days.

GETTING MARRIED: The Buffalo Diocesan requires engaged couples to contact the parish Priests at least six (6) months prior to their intended wedding date. Marriage Prep involves meeting with the Priest, completeing a Marriage Preparation Program; and completeing a full Natural Family Planning (NFP) course, since the use of "birth control" or contraception is always a Mortal Sin. Couples "living together" before marriage won't be turned away, but they must not take Holy Communion. To do so is to commit a Mortal Sin of sacrilege. Registered and active parishioners going to work or attending school outside the area are welcome to celebrate their weddings amoung family and friends here.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: You must: be registered at St. Josaphat's and attending Mass every week and required Holy Days. You must be 16 years of age or older, be baptized, have made your First Communion and be Confirmed. Married persons must be in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church. We will not issue Letters for former parishioners for up to six months after leaving the Partish. We are not able to issue Letters to anyone who once went to school here, or once belonged here.

VISITS TO THE SICK & THE LAST RITES: Call the Rectory to arrange a visit by one of our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The Priest visits hospitals or homes to administer Confession, the Sacrament of the Annointing of the Sick, and Communion or Viaticum - Communion for the dying. Please DO NOT wait until the person is unconscious or in their last moments before calling the Priest!

TO JOIN OR WHEN LEAVING THE PARISH: Register by either visiting or calling the Rectory! Those moving or transferring to another parish should inform the Rectory, so that we can make the proper notations in our records. Letting us know if there is a change in your phone number, your address, or if there is a change in your marital status allows us to serve you better.

BECOMING CATHOLIC IS SIMPLE AND EASY: We welcome all unbaptized adults seeking Baptism, baptized members of Non-catholic Church communities who wish to be received into the Catholic Church; baptized adult Catholics who need to “catch up” on their Sacraments and older children who were baptized in a Non-catholic Church! Baptized Christians of other Churches do not have to wait until the Easter Vigil to be received into the Church - you can be received into the Church as soon as you are able! Don't hesitate or feel embarrassed-we're thrilled to be able to welcome you into the Catholic Faith!

 


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