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 Deacon Don Weigel
Official notification from Bishop Malone was received that Deacon Don Weigel has been assigned to our Parish as a permanent deacon! We will begin to see Deacon Don at weekend Masses beginning on Sunday, September 6th. As he and his wife become members of the parish, please give them a warm welcome. We are certainly blessed to have Deacon Don join us in service and ministry with the many gifts and talents that he brings with him.
Deacon Don Weigel was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on May 29, 2010. He has been married to his wife Kathy for 40 years, and they have three grown children and two grandsons. He received his Masters degree in Theology in 2009 from Christ the King Seminary as part of his preparation for the Diaconate. Deacon Don is currently assigned to the Public Policy department of Catholic Charities, where, among other responsibilities, he publishes the “Justice Update” newsletter. He has recently been named a “Global Fellow” by Catholic Relief Services, being commissioned to preach the CRS vision of a just world to help end global poverty. He currently writes a monthly column in the Western New York Catholic called “Justice Perspective” and has given numerous presentations on social justice, ministry and spirituality issues.
Deacon Don’s most recent assignment was to Immaculate Conception Parish in East Aurora, NY where he coordinated the Adult Faith Formation program as well as participated in the Salt & Light Ministry in the parish, a ministry to coordinate the social outreach of the parish. He is also an instructor in the Continuing Education Program at Christ the King Seminary. He regularly gives talks, presentations and retreats to a wide variety of audiences. Deacon Don is also active in prison ministry at Collins Correctional Facility.
Save the Date - Sunday, October 4th
So many exciting things are happening for SJV with the addition of new members to our SJV Ministerial Team! Let’s come together to celebrate it all – Sam Giangreco’s Diaconate Ordination, Fr. Lukasz’s Priesthood Ordination and first parish assignment, and Deacon Don Weigel’s assignment as our Permanent Deacon. More details to come!
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
Parish Telephone 716-674-9133
Family Faith Formation (Rel. Educ.) 716-674-9145
School Telephone 716-674-9232
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
- Rev. Lukasz Kopala, Parochial Vicar
- Sister Jacqueline R. Weigle, GNSH, Pastoral Care
- Sam Giangreco, Seminarian
- 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