Buffalo Is Now Code Orange
Buffalo continues to be in Code Orange, so we will be limiting the number of people in the church for Mass this weekend (November 28 & 29) to 25 and the number of people viewing Mass in the church hall to 10. Things change quickly these days so please check the website or Facebook for the latest information. In order to attend Mass in person, you must make a reservation by calling Monica or Rick at 716-553-1750 or 716-512-1508 or by sending an email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you come to Mass, please do not mingle indoors before or after Mass. We ask you to please consider staying home and watching Mass on the video section of our website, sscolumbabrigid.org You can make your donations to the church on our website or on Facebook, or by mailing or dropping off your envelopes at the parish office.
The annual Snow Mass is held outdoors and will go on as scheduled on the first evening we have 6" of snow on the ground, at 6 p.m. in the Sister Karen Garden.
We will let you know our plans for Christmas liturgies at a later time.
Please stay safe!
We will have a Penance Service with the Rite of Reconciliation (sometimes called Confession) at our Parish as follows:
- Thursday, December 10th
- There will be two services - 11 am and 6:30 pm
- All are welcome!
Please join us at our next men's group meeting at Ss. Columba Brigid! We meet once a month to share faith, sing songs of praise and pray for each other. Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 15th at 7 pm in the church hall. We will practice social distancing by sitting 6 feet apart and we wear masks the whole time. Our topic this month is "forgiveness" and our guest speaker will be Deacon Don Weigel. We hope to see you there!
Christmas Mass Schedule
Here is our Christmas Mass Schedule:
- Christmas Eve, December 24 at 2 pm
- Christmas Eve, December 24 at 4 pm
- Christmas Eve, December 24 at 8 pm (bilingual)
- Christmas Eve, December 24 at 10 pm (bilingual)
- Christmas Day, December 25 at 10 am (bilingual)
PLEASE NOTE: IF NEW YORK STATE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS ARE CHANGED TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED IN CHURCH TO ONLY 10 PEOPLE, MASSES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND LIVESTREAMED ON OUR WEBSITE AND WE WILL ONLY HAVE MASS CHRISTMAS EVE AT 4 PM AND 10 PM AND CHRISTMAS DAY AT 10 AM.
The Road To Renewal
The Road To Renewal is a collaborative diocesan-wide journey to renew the purpose, mission and impact
of Catholic Faith throughout Western New York. Click on the buttons below for a letter regarding The Road To Renewal from Bishop Edward Scharfenberger that was mailed to all registered households in our diocese as well as an announcement to be read at all Masses .
We will have an outdoor "Snow Mass" on the first day this winter that it snows at least 6 inches in Buffalo. The Mass will be held on the church grounds and will be announced via our Facebook page. Would you like to receive an email notification of when the Snow Mass will be held? Please send an email asking to be notified of the Snow Mass to email@example.com.
It doesn't look like we'll reach 6" of snow today, so we will not have the Snow Mass tonight. But hey, if the heavy snow continues to hold off, maybe our new bishop will be here by the time we have it!
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, November 30th 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:
Family Faith Formation
Family Formation is a family-based learning program that helps families grow in the transforming love of God by understanding and living our Catholic Faith. Family Faith Formation is offered one time per month during the school year. All are welcome!
Our next Family Faith Formation will in January
Stay tuned for details
We will be meeting via Zoom.
Our topic will be "Standing For Life In All Ways"
Now You Can View Masses Via Our Website
Now you can view Masses via our website by going to the bottom of this page to the LIVE video section. You can also view previously recorded Masses.
Also, until further notice, we will NOT have our bilingual Mass on the last Sunday of the month. We will have our Sunday, 9 am Spanish Mass and our 11 am English Mass.
Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license X-729593. All rights reserved.
Taking Your Temperature
As another way to assure that our church environment will be as safe as possible for all who attend Mass, volunteers will be taking your temperature as you enter the building. If your temperature is above 100.4, you will be asked to not enter the church. Even though a high temperature is not a sure sign that you have Covid-19, we are taking this step to ensure the safety of all. If you have a cough, trouble breathing, or other Covid-19 symptoms, or if you are otherwise not feeling well, please stay at home.
We will have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 1-3 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. All are welcome, but please wear a mask and sit (or kneel) socially distanced from each other.
Saturday 4 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. (Spanish)
Sunday 11 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.
All House Rosaries are suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus but will hopefully start up soon!
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.
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."