Members are available upon request to serve funeral luncheons in the parish hall following a parishioner’s Mass of Christian Burial or Memorial Mass.
Members of the congregation assist in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist at Mass and in visits to the homebound and those in senior care facilities. Training is required and will be provided.
Ministers of the Word
Members of the congregation serve as lectors, reading the Scriptures at weekend Masses and during special liturgies. Training is required and will be provided.
The parish has a volunteer adult choir that sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday Liturgy (from mid-September through the Feast of Corpus Christi), Holy Week services and Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. Rehearsals are held weekly from September through May. Music at the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Liturgy is provided by our Music Director and cantor, Elizabeth Clay. For a rehearsal schedule and information about joining the choir, leave a message for Mrs. Clay by clicking HERE or calling the church office, 716-833-0301.
The Parish Council’s community life committee, working together with the rectory staff, arranges visitation to home-bound parishioners and those who are hospitalized or living in senior care facilities. Family members are encouraged to contact the rectory at 716-833-0301 in the event of a parishioner’s illness, hospitalization or admission to a long-term care facility.
Volunteers contribute several hours each Saturday morning to care for the sanctuary and sacristy and perform light cleaning in the church.
Invite congregants to serve as gift bearers for the Offertory procession, take up the collection, direct people from their pews at Communion time and distribute the church bulletin at the end of Mass.
In addition to the Catholic Central Food Pantry, parishioners participate in community outreach through involvement in the following organizations: