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Worship at Ss. Columba-Brigid

Worship at

Ss. Columba-Brigid

Parish Mission Statement:

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, care for God’s creation and work for justice in our daily lives.

Nosotros, la iglesia de San Columba-Santa Brígida, somos una comunidad católica acogedora, inclusiva y multicultural inspirada por el Espíritu Santo para celebrar a Cristo Resucitado en la forma en que adoramos, amamos a nuestro prójimo, cuidamos de la creación de Dios y trabajamos por la justicia en nuestra vida diaria.

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Weekend Mass Times

Saturday 4 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. (Spanish)

Sunday 11 a. m.

Except: On the last Sunday of the month, instead of having two Masses, one in Spanish and one in English, we come together for one bilingual Mass at 10 a.m.

As you may be aware, the Diocese of Buffalo announced this evening recommendations for a reconfiguration of the Families of Parishes in the City of Buffalo. One of the recommendations is that Ss. Columba-Brigid merge into St. Stanislaus Parish, and the Ss. Columba-Brigid site be put up for sale. There are plans to establish Hispanic ministry at St. Stanislaus, and to welcome our English-speaking community there as well. Please be aware that this is a recommendation, not a final decision. All the parishes in the city will be given the opportunity to assess the diocese’s recommendations for them, and to offer alternative proposals by July 15. We will let you know about meetings that will take place to address your questions and concerns.

Please note that reports on some news outlets gave incorrect information this evening. The recommendation from the diocese is for Ss. Columba-Brigid to merge with St. Stanislaus, not with St. Martin de Porres.

Please continue to pray for all of our parishes and parishioners during this challenging time.​

And at the Masses two weekends ago, Deacon Don and Fr. Jud read the letter below from the Provincial Minister of the Franciscans of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province, Br. Lawrence Hayes, ofm. In it he states that the friars (Br. Tim, Fr. Jud, Fr. Aaron and Fr. Jason) are being reassigned, and the Franciscans will no longer be ministering in Buffalo, after serving here since 1858. The move will likely take place in mid to late July. This is a sad day in many respects for all of us, but as Br. Larry explains, our faith gives us hope. Br. Tim will be moving to one of the friar retirement homes, Fr. Jud to a parish in Cincinnati, Fr. Aaron to a parish in Gary, Indiana, and Fr. Jason to a parish in Joliet, Illinois. We have greatly appreciated all your support over the years, and it has been a joy to serve the Lord alongside you. Please pray for the friars over the coming weeks and months, as we will be praying for you. (I will be especially praying for you as I will be on pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and other holy sites in Mexico from May 6-17.)

 

Fr. Jud Weiksnar, ofm Guardian of Ss. Columba-Brigid Friary

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Road To Renewal

Road to Renewal Process: Fr. Jud, Deacon Jerry and the parish's lay leaders who have been involved in the diocese's Road to Renewal process will do our best to keep the parish informed with the latest Road to Renewal news. Click here for an explanation of the need for the Road to Renewal process. You can also find out the latest Road to Renewal news at the diocesan level at roadtorenewal.org

At some of our meetings we have discussed the six Church pillars that will be examined through this process: Liturgy, Spiritual Life, Forming Disciples, Outreach/Inreach, Stewardship and Administration. Below is a list of the items that fall beneath each of the six pillars.

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Now You Can View Masses Via Our Website

Now you can view Masses via our website by going to the View Mass Online page. You can also view previously recorded Masses.

Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license X-729593. All rights reserved.

Sacrament Preparation Classes
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First Reconciliation - We offer First Reconciliation classes in March-April for children in grade 2 or higher.

First Communion - We offer First Communion classes in May-June for children in grade 3 or higher.

RCIA for Children - We offer RCIA for Children in March-April for children who have not been Baptized and are over the age of 7.

Confirmation - We offer Confirmation classes at various times of the year for those in grade 10 or higher as well as young adults or anyone else seeking this Sacrament. Our next class will begin this September.

If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact Deacon Jerry at 863-4800 or by email at jeremylhodson@gmail.com.

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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

- Every Monday evening beginning at 7 pm 

- Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking here

- Are you new to saying the Rosary? Click on the buttons below for easy to follow instructions:

For Mass times at other churches click HERE.

Weekly Bulletin

Click on the button below to download a PDF version of this week's bulletin.

For prior week's bulletins click here to go to our Bulletin page

Adoration

Until further notice, we will not be having Adoration on first Fridays. If a group of at least four parishioners is willing to organize a group that can be responsible for setting up and attending Adoration, we would be happy to resume montly Adoration. Please contact Fr. Jud or Paula if you are interested.

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Contact Us

75 Hickory St, Buffalo, NY 14204, USA

(716) 852-3331

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