You enter this church...not as a stranger but as a guest of God. He is your heavenly Father. Come, then, with joy in your heart and thanks on your lips into His presence, offering Him your love & service. Be grateful to the strong ones, who in the name of Jesus Christ, built this place of worship , and to all who have beautified it and hallowed it with their prayers and praise. Keep in mind our founders who under the leadership of Mgsr. Edmund J. Dietzel saw a bright future for the people of West Seneca & Orchard Park. Ask Gods blessing on those who love his house of faith as the inspiration of their labor, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit. And may that blessing rest on you, both on your going out and your coming in.
Parish Pictorial by Lifetouch
A new Parish Pictorial Directory is on the way! A Parish Directory will help us connect names and faces in our busy Parish! Click here to schedule your session through the on-line system. .
When you come in to have your portrait taken by Lifetouch you will receive a FREE 8 x 10 of your directory portrait, a complimentary copy of the Parish Directory will be reserved for you and you will have the option of purchasing your portraits if you wish. Our directory will only be complete if we have everyone from our Parish in it, so please sign-up ASAP.
We will need greeters during our photography dates to greet families and assist with check-in paperwork. If you would be willing to help, please call Debbie in the Business Office at 608-6516
Thanks for your support of this important project! We can’t wait to see your smile!
Welcome Father Lukasz Kopala
We are excited to welcome Father Lukasz as Parochial Vicar to St. John Vianney Parish in July 2015.
The road to the priesthood took Transitional Deacon Lukasz Kopala from Poland to the United States four years ago where he spent a pastoral year at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Niagara Falls and was ordained by Bishop Richard J. Malone at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo on June 6th.
Father Kopala, recently celebrated his 35th birthday, taught religious education to sixth-grade students at Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, where he shared stories of his life in Poland, talked about the importance of vocations and was involved with youth ministry. He participated in St. Vincent de Paul's RCIA program for adults interested in becoming new members of the Catholic Church. He also preached at daily Masses, gave homilies at weekend Masses once a month and participated in weddings, baptisms and funeral arrangements.
Learn more about Father Lukasz from the WNY Catholic articles...
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Wednesday (school mass)
8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00 noon
Confessions held Wednesdays
4:00pm - 5:00pm
9:00 a.m. - noon
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Other times by appointment
Rectory Telephone 716-674-9133
Family Faith Formation (Rel. Educ.) 716-674-9145
School Telephone 716-674-9232
Summer Hours for Family Faith Formation and SJV School:
Monday - Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm
NOTE: Times noted may include set up & clean up and may not represent the true start/end times of the event/program. Click on the event for event details.
- Rev. Robert L. Gebhard, Jr., Pastor
- Sister Jacqueline R. Weigle, GNSH, Pastoral Care
- Mr. Chuck Basil, Director, Music Ministry
- Ms. Susan Ward, Director, Family Faith Formation
- Mrs. Christina Young, Secretary, Family Faith Formation
- Mrs. Debra Popple, Business Manager
- Mrs. Ellen Peters, Rectory, Secretary
- Mr. Steve Mika, Maintenance Supervisor
- Mr. Gary Adams, Property & Grounds