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.
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!
In celebration of Fr. Jeff’s completion of his assigned 3-year term, as a newly ordained priest, at St. John Vianney Parish, we take this time to thank him for his ministry and commitment at a parish reception in the gym immediately following the noon mass on Sunday, June 28th. As Fr. Jeff announced, Bishop Malone has assigned him to his next 3-year term at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Niagara Falls and as Canonical Administrator of Mary Queen of Angels Elementary School in Cheektowaga. He begins his new assignments July 1st. Let us all keep Fr. Jeff in our thoughts and prayers of thanksgiving for all that he has given of himself during his time here at SJV and during this time of transition.
Seminarian, Samuel Giangreco has arrived to begin his diaconal pastoral internship and ministry here at SJV. Sam will be with us as a part of his preparation for eventual Ordination as a Deacon and then a Priest for the Diocese of Buffalo during the next year. He will share with all of us his background and personal journey toward priesthood soon after arriving here. A fine young man, I look forward to the gifts and talents that he will share with the SJV Faith Community! Sam will be here for all our weekend masses, please stop by to meet and welcome Sam to SJV!
Learn more about Sam by clicking here.
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...
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