We the church of Ss. Columba-Brigid are a welcoming, inclusive, multicultural Catholic community inspired by the Holy Spirit to celebrate the Risen Christ in how we worship, love our neighbors, and work for justice in our daily lives.
Update on Re-opening
The diocese sent us some guidelines for when we re-open the church. For now we are to abide by state regulations, which means we will probably not be open to the public until the end of June. Please continue watching us on Livestream, and joining us for the Monday Rosary on Zoom.
When we do re-open, there will be certain guidelines such as everyone must wear a mask, you will have to sit a certain distance from other people, you won't be able to receive communion on the tongue or receive from the cup, etc. Most of those things we have already been doing with the few people who have to attend Mass (lector, sacristan, musician, Livestream technician, priest and deacon).
Keep praying for everyone's safety, and we hope that within a month or so we will be back together to worship. We will post more details in the weeks to come.
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Ss. Columba Brigid Gardeners Needed!
Gardeners are needed to help make our Church look great this spring! We are looking for volunteers to help with weeding and trimming around the building. Here are the details:
- next planned workouts are Saturday, May 30 from 9 am - 10:30 am and Tuesday, June 2 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm
- please call the Parish office to sign up at 852-3331
- bring your own tools, mask, beverage etc.
Mass for the Feast of Pentecost
Join us via Livestream for our Feast of Pentecost!
- Saturday, May 30 at 4 p.m.
- Sunday, May 31 at 10 a.m. (bilingual--English and Spanish)
- to connect to Livestream, click on the button below
Pentecost Sunday by Sandy Villa
As I looked over the 2nd reading from 1 Corinthians for Pentecost Sunday, it bought to mind all the people in the parish who give so much of their time, energy, and talents to help our parish community run so smoothly. Everyone has been endowed with certain gifts and talents that were meant for a special place in our parish family that only that person could fill. No matter how big or small your gifts, they are all still very valuable to all of us. As the reading indicates there are different kinds of spiritual gifts and different forms of service, but the same Lord and Spirit who produces all of them in everyone. So, I thank everyone who does so much to make Ss. Columba-Brigid Church such a special place, whether it’s washing the purificators, helping in the food pantry, praying for others and everything in between, it is important and appreciated. Sincerely, Sandy Villa
Rosary Online via Zoom
You are invited to pray the Rosary from your home via a Zoom call as follows:
- All are welcome to pray the Rosary together
- Monday, June 1st beginning at 7 pm
- Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking here
Recognizing Christ--A reflection by Peggy Wolf and Dick Baldwin
This reflection was submitted by two parishioners in response to a question during a recent homily, "Where have you recognized Christ outside of church?"
We were struggling in the church parking lot to get Peggy and her folding wheelchair into Dick's car after the 11:00 Sunday Mass a few years ago. A lady approached us quietly. We didn't know her, but we recognized her as a member of the church family.
"Could you use a handicap van equipped with an automatic lift for that wheelchair?", she asked. "Well, yes," Dick replied. "But it would depend on how much you want for it." "Oh, I don't want anything for it. I am giving it to you," she said.
"It was for my husband. He died a while ago, and I don't need it any longer. So I am giving it to you," the lady explained.
We considered it to be a blessing from God, given through his angel in our church family. It vastly improved the quality of Peggy's life, enabling her to "graduate" into a heavier electric wheelchair and eventually to use the NFTA's Paratransit bus service after the van wore out.
We have prayed for that lady every day since that afternoon when she approached us in the church parking lot. We still pray for her.
Her name was Joanne Massaro.
Sadly, Joanne was taken from us recently by the novel Coronavirus Covid-19.
Rest in peace, Joanne. God bless you among His angels.
Thank you, Jesus.
(If you would like to submit a reflection, please send it to )
Prayer and Thank You Video by our Youth Group
We would like to pray for our church Ss. Columba Brigid. I hope God heals our people, we pray. So that we can be together soon. So that we can be at Mass again. We pray so that everyone can stay safe and healthy. We pray for the essential workers risking their health to help us. I hope that the people that are sick get better. I hope God saves us from the coronavirus.
Download and view a "Thank You Video" for all front-line and essential workers by clicking here!
From the Youth Group
All public Masses in the Diocese of Buffalo are suspended until further notice due to the corona virus. Masses may be viewed live via Livestream by clicking on the link below.
Sat. 4 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. (Spanish),
Sun. 11 a.m.
(Last Sunday of the month, there is just one Mass, which will be bilingual, at 10 a.m.)
You can find this Sunday's Mass readings online by
clicking here for the Magnificat website, or
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
We hope to have another Youth Mass as soon as we can gather together as a community.
On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, we will have a 10 a.m. bilingual Mass in place of the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses.
All House Rosaries are suspended until further notice due to the corona virus. However, we have started having them on Zoom. Stay tuned for the next one!
Call the parish office at 716-852-3331 and leave a message for Carmen if you would like to find out this week's location or host a House Rosary, or click the button below to e-mail Carmen.
All parish activities are suspended until further notice due to the corona virus.
Family Faith Formation 9:30 a.m. one Sunday per month
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Bible Study with Betty, Sunday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. in the library, except the last Sunday of the month.
Sacramental preparation classes for children and adults as needed. Call the office at 716-852-3331 for more information or click the button below to e-mail our Faith Formation Director, Deacon Jerry Hodson
Looking for something to do at home to strengthen your faith in Jesus while we are unable to have Family Faith Formation? Check out this home activity for families! Just click on the PDF to download "Jesus: In The Gospels -
In My Life."
All public Masses in the Diocese of Buffalo are suspended until further notice due to the corona virus.
Masses may be viewed live via Livestream
by clicking on the link below.
Sat. 4 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. (Spanish),
Sun. 11 a.m.