We are a Roman Catholic community.  We are inspired  by the example of St. John Vianney to build up the Body of Christ.  We are fed by the Word and Sacraments to proclaim the Good News of Jesus, to serve one  another as Jesus did, and to invite others to join us in the mission of  Christ. 

Seating Arrangement at SJV

Click here to view our video update about seating! 

Seating Update - Video

19-20 Parish Report

In collaboration with Fr. Mark, the SJV Finance and Administrative Council would like to provide the 19-20 Parish Report on finances and sacraments.  Click on the icon below to read and review this report.

Please feel free to reach out to Fr. Mark, any member of the Council or our Business Manager, Debbie Popple, with any comments or questions.

Supporting SJV

NEW CAMERA SYSTEM

We are excited to announce that our new camera system has been installed! The audio and video looks and sounds great!

Thanks to your generous donations ($6,100) we have exceeded the collection needed for the camera! The additional funds collected will be used for maintenance and enhancements to the system. Thank you so much! 

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Please consider supporting St. John Vianney with a donation
by clicking above.

Online Giving Tutorial

Thank you to those who supported the SJV School Development Campaign
Your support makes us stronger!

Thank you to our contributors!!

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held weekly on Fridays at 6:30 PM in the Church.

A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion

Join us for this Virtual Small Group experience that is “Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. Best-selling author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ’s life, from the garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Every step of the way, Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death. Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love for you—grow closer to Jesus than you ever have before.”

Two different Small Groups will “meet” weekly on Wednesdays via Zoom from 1:00-2:30 PM and 7:00-8:30PM on: February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, and March 31st.

To sign-up for one of these small groups, please contact Emily at 608-6560 or [email protected]

 

Calendar

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.

Office Hours

The Parish Office is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Many items can be handled by telephone rather than visiting the office. Please consider contacting the office before visiting for everyone's safety. If you do visit the Parish Office you must follow all social distancing and safety precautions, including the use of wearing a mask.

Parish Office - 674-9133

Family Faith Formation
Mary Beth Lalka - Grades 1-5
716-608-6562

Emily Kwiatkowski - Grades 6-12
716-608-6560

Chuck Basil - Music Director
860-6281

School
716-674-9232

Live-Stream

Each week all our weekend Masses, Wednesday 8:45 AM Mass, and special events will be live-streamed. Videos will go LIVE qapproximately 5-10 minutes before Mass will begin! 

To access our live-stream for all Masses and special events and liturgies, please

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR LIVE-STREAM

Project Outreach Follow-Up

As part of SJV’s Project Outreach we have created a survey so that we can serve you better! Whether you’ve already spoken to one of our volunteers and want to provide additional feedback, you received a voicemail and it’s more convenient to reach out online, or you haven’t received a call yet, we want to hear from you!
 
You can access the Google Form here: https://forms.gle/oyHdZS4osw7MBLo29

Getting to Know Fr. Mark

Upon This Rock Update

Beginning in 2015, The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y., Inc. (“Foundation”) began soliciting donations to its “Upon this Rock” (“UTR”) capital and endowment campaign.  The UTR campaign raised funds for many purposes, including soliciting funds for making essential upgrades to classroom facilities and technology of Christ the King Seminary (“CKS”), expanding CKS’s role as a center of retreat and religious celebration, and establishing an endowment fund for CKS. Unfortunately, in early 2020, CKS’s Board of Trustees determined that CKS would close at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. CKS’s closure will make it impossible for the Foundation to use the UTR funds raised for CKS for their original intended purposes.  However, under New York law, when the original purposes for which funds are donated become impossible to achieve, those purposes can be modified in a manner consistent with original intent by the New York State courts. For many years, CKS provided education and formation for ordained and lay ecclesial ministers in the Diocese of Buffalo and beyond. Accordingly, the Foundation has asked the New York State Supreme Court for the County of Erie to approve a modification of the purposes of UTR funds raised for CKS so that those funds can be used to support the education and formation for ordained and lay ecclesial ministry in the Diocese of Buffalo, as determined in the discretion of the Foundation’s Board.

If you have donated to UTR and would like to be heard regarding this requested modification, you may send a letter to: The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y., Inc., attention Executive Director, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14203 or an email to [email protected]. Copies of letters or email received by the Foundation will be provided to the Court.  You may also make a formal filing in the legal proceeding entitled Matter of the Modification of Endowment Funds of The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo N.Y., Inc., Erie County Index No. 814747/2020. In order for your submission to be available for the Court’s consideration, please be sure to send any letter or email, or make any filing, no later than Friday, April 9, 2021. 

Confession Opportunities During Lent

Tuesdays from 5:00-5:45 PM:
Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16, and 23

Every other Saturday from 3:00-3:45 PM:
Feb 20, March 6, 20

Lenten Penance Service:
Wednesday, March 24 beginning at 6:00 PM

There will be a short prayer service to begin our Penance Service. Multiple priests will be present to hear Confessions!

 

Consecration to St. Joseph

While not directly Lenten based, as it is the Year of St. Joseph, we will begin preparation for Consecration to St. Joseph on February 15th, culminating in our Consecration on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19th.

What does it mean to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph?

“What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph? Well, it basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy. Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. The person who consecrates himself to St. Joseph wants to be as close to their spiritual father as possible, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness. Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his undivided attention, protection, and guidance.”

We’ll be utilizing the book “Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father” by Fr. Donald H. Calloway, MIC for our Consecration prep. Please visit consecrationtostjoseph.org for more info. Books will be available for $7.50 due to a special bulk order rate. To order a book and join us, please contact Emily at 608-6560 or [email protected]

We will have a special Mass on Friday, March 19th at 7:00 PM. At the end of Mass all who have completed the preparation will be welcome to pray the consecration prayer together.

 

Mass Schedule

Regular Mass Schedule:
Monday, Thursday & Friday
8:00am

Tuesday
6:00pm

Wednesday
8:45am

Saturday
4:00pm

Sunday
8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00 noon

Confessions:
Tuesday: 5:00-5:45pm

Staff