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.
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 am.
You can find this Sunday's Mass readings online by clicking here for the Magnificat website, or click here for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website or click here for the readings in Spanish.
An Act of Spiritual Communion for those unable to attend Mass in person:
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.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards. It’s totally free, it’s run all over the globe, and everyone’s welcome. Our family of parishes will have an Alpha group starting on Tuesday, September 27th at 5:30 pm beginning with a shared meal at St. Lawrence church, 1520 E. Delavan Ave. See Deacon Jerry for more details and to sign up.
Family Formation For Grades K - 8
Do you have children in grades K - 8? Please sign up for our new faith formation program which will include families from the four parishes in our family. See Deacon Jerry for the registration form and more details.
Men's Group and Women's Group
Please join us at our next men's group and women's group meetings at Ss. Columba Brigid! We meet once a month to share faith, sing songs of praise and pray for each other. We begin together with an opening prayer and songs of praise. Then we split up for our separate meetings. Our next meeting will be Monday, September 12 at 7 pm. Any questions, please call Deacon Jerry at 863-4800. We hope to see you there!
Martin Luther King and Albert Lenhard Scholarships
Click on the documents below for information on the Martin Luther King scholarship for 8th grade students looking for help going to a Catholic High School as well as the Albert Lenhard scholarship for those seeking to further their education at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
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.
Dear parishioners and friends of Ss. Columba-Brigid Parish, and St. Ann's,
As you may have seen already on several news sources (Buffalo Business First, Buffalo Rising, Broadway-Fillmore Alive), the diocese is close to finalizing a deal to sell St. Ann's. We were all caught off guard yesterday by the news being made public, since the diocese and I were waiting until the deal was further along before making a public statement. Three times in the past few years we thought we might have a purchaser for St. Ann's, but each time it fell through. Last year a prospective purchaser came forward, and we have been working with them as their interest has become more and more serious. We are under a non-disclosure agreement to not reveal the potential purchaser. Some key points in the articles are that the site would be anchored by a community center and health care facility, and that plans call for a $22.5 million renovation of the church and its adjoining properties. Unfortunately the article includes what appear to be some factual errors, including the uses for some of the buildings and even the date of the church's construction. Click here to see the article. Assuming the sale is eventually completed, Ss. Columba-Brigid would be reimbursed for all the expenses we have made related to St. Ann's, including utilities, emergency repairs, landscaping, taxes, etc. Anything left over would go to the diocese, but that would probably not be enough to fully reimburse them for their expenses over the years. We expect that when the sale is completed the purchaser will have public meetings involving the community about their plans for all four buildings--the church, rectory, school and convent. We will also have a meeting, perhaps via Zoom, for persons interested in what will happen to the interior of the church. No decisions have been made yet about what will happen to all the religious artifacts, including the altars, statues, tabernacle, etc. St. Ann's former parishioners and friends will be invited to that meeting. I wish to thank everyone, especially our Parish Trustees, Parish Staff, members of our Finance Council, and members of our Parish Council, as well as the St. Ann's community, for being so helpful and supportive during what has been a very complicated, difficult and emotional process of figuring out the best future for St. Ann's. In the meantime, I ask for your continued prayers. It does look like we can avoid what would have been the worst case scenario, demolition of St. Ann's. If you would like to reach out to me, please do so. If you have questions for the diocese, please contact Joe Martone at 716-847-8743.
Now You Can View Masses Via Our Website
Now you can view Masses via our website by going to the View Mass Online page or the LIVE video section on the Home 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
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 email@example.com.
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:
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.