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Worship at Ss. Columba-Brigid

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Ss. Columba-Brigid

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.

 
Message from Fr. Jud
April 8, 2020

Hello, Parish Community.

This must be a Holy Week unlike any other for all of us!

 

Most of our plans to adapt to the present situation (for example, drive-thru distribution of palms, drive-thru blessing of Easter Baskets) were nixed by the diocese. In retrospect, we should be encouraging people to stay at home at least until April 29, the most recent date set by Governor Cuomo.

 

We are still celebrating our regularly scheduled liturgies with a skeleton crew (lector, sacristan, music leader, deacon, presider) and we’re glad that so many of you are joining in on Livestream. We expect a good number to view our Holy Week liturgies online.

 

​Remember that our Livestream link is https://livestream.com/accounts/2315534. Feel free to share it with others.

 

Though there will be no Seven Churches pilgrimage on Holy Thursday evening this year, and thus no Holy Roll, there is a nice feature on hellobuffalohikes.com about the tradition that mentions Ss. Columba-Brigid.

Please pay attention not just to this website but to our Facebook page @sscolumbabrigidchurch for updates. If you’re not online, you can ask a fellow parishioner who is to keep you informed.

 

Also, please call the office and leave a message to let us know how you’re doing, if you need special prayers, and if there’s anything else we might be able to do for you.

 

And many thanks to all of you who have been sending in your weekly donations, or making them online. We do understand if you’re not in a position to do so at this time.

 

Finally, if you didn’t see Pope Francis’s “Urbi et Orbi” message back on March 27, please ponder his words that the worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on. Addressing God, the pope said that "it is not the time of your judgment, but of our judgment: a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not. It is a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you, Lord, and to others."

 

I’m praying for you all, and I miss you! – Fr. Jud

Holy Week Schedule

Unfortunately, for most of these events you can only participate via Livestream due to the coronavirus. We eagerly await when we will be able to celebrate together in person as a community of faith again!

Thursday, April 9, 7 PM - Holy Thursday Bilingual Mass of the Lord's Supper - via Livestream only due to coronavirus

Friday, April 10, Noon - Good Friday Stations of the Cross - via Livestream only due to coronavirus

Friday, April 10, 7 PM - Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Passion - via Livestream only due to coronavirus

Saturday, April 11, 8 PM - Easter Vigil Bilingual Mass - via Livestream only due to coronavirus

Sunday, April 12, 10 AM - Easter Bilingual Mass - via Livestream only due to coronavirus

Holy Week at Home

As you know, we are unable to gather as a community in person during this difficult time. In addition to the Holy Week Masses being available to watch via Livestream, click on the link below to download adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Rituals that can be used by families and individuals in your home. These prayers are not intended to replace the liturgies of Holy Week. Rather, they are a sincere effort to cultivate some of the rituals and spirit of Holy Week in our own homes when public celebration is not possible.

Here is an idea of how we can celebrate together on Easter Morning as a parish but not at the church.

We can all participate in a simple sunrise service at our homes - on our porch, on the patio, at an an apartment window or the kitchen table. The service is short and simple:

 

1) Gather for a few minutes just before sunrise - wait in silence as the sky brightens.

2) As the sun becomes visible, read the Easter Morning Gospel: John 20:1-9 followed by 2 to 3 minutes in silence

3) Sing a hymn - Jesus Christ is Risen Today ( this works well) followed by 2 to 3 minutes in silence

4) Give thanks. Pray for our needs.

The service ends. This will take 15 to 20 minutes. We will all be together, just in different places!

Just a Note

I would like to share my experience with you of my trip to Tops on South Park Ave. in Buffalo. In my household my husband and son have been doing the shopping. I decided I needed to get out and see for myself.  As I walked into the store my heart felt heavy. I had to tell myself to breath in and then out, but because I was wearing a mask my glasses got all fogged up. This brought only more anxiety!  I kept telling myself to just get what's on the list and keep moving. My list had bread on it, yet I walked right past the bread. Aimlessly I found myself wandering around not even feeling like myself. I stopped and said, “Please God, help me get it together.” I recollected myself again. Standing six feet away from the woman ahead of me, it was finally my turn to put  my items on the checkout line. I looked at this young man cashing me out. He seemed happy with a smile on his face. Hmm I thought, God bless him! But after he handed me my change, another panic attack! I told myself to breathe. While leaving the store I saw the manager at the self check out. The Holy Spirit was within my soul. I asked if I could make an announcement on the store p.a. system. She looked at me and said, “Excuse me?” I told her I wanted to thank the workers. And that is exactly what I did. I turned back to the manager who, with tears in her eyes, said, “Thank you. You just don’t know how much that means to me. No one has ever done that before.” I left the store feeling much better!  Peace, Karen

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Weekend Masses

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. 

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 
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.

Amen.

Sunday, May 10 (Mother's Day) at 11 a.m. is our next Youth Mass. All, young or old, are invited. Our youth will serve as lectors, the choir, and ushers and the homily will be youth-centered.

For the time being, the last Sunday of the month we will not have our normal 10 a.m. bilingual Mass in place of the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses. Because so many are watching our Masses on Livestream due to the corona virus, we are celebrating Masses on Sunday at 9 a.m. (in Spanish) and 11 a.m.

House Rosaries

All House Rosaries are suspended until further notice due to the corona virus.

During Lent the House Rosaries are held at 6 p.m. at the site of the CCB Lenten Journey Mass which begins at 6:30 p.m. On Monday, March 9 we will be at the Sisters Hospital Chapel.

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.

Faith Formation

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

Home Activity

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. 

 

Celebrating Our Faith

All parish events are canceled until further notice due to the corona virus.

Upcoming Events
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