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.
Donations to the Easter Flowers were in memory or honor of
those included on the attached list.
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H O P E .
When you are hungry...
When you are lonely...
When you are troubled...
When you are vulnerable...
When you are in need ... we are HOPE.
When you are troubled, we are hope. If you have a child ages 12 to 17 who is displaying chronic behaviors such as: noncompliance, verbal and/or physical aggression, school failure, curfew violations, running away, illegal substance abuse and/or criminal activity in two or more environments (home, school and/or community), consider Catholic Charities’ Multisystemic Therapy Program in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. MST is an intensive, family-focused intervention provided in the natural environment of the youth. Interventions are research-based and the program offers 24/7 availability. For more information about MST, call 716-204-0555, ext. 330 or visit ccwny.org/mst. In other WNY counties, office-based counseling is always available to families at ccwny.org/counseling.
St. John Vianney’s goal for Catholic Charities is $75,716 and, currently, we have reached ~50% of our goal. If you did not receive an envelop in the mail, please stop by or contac the Parish Office at 674-9133 for a donation card or please use the Make a Donation Link below to make a donation online.
Please consider supporting St. John Vianney with a donation
by clicking above.
Monday, Thursday & Friday
8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00 noon
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.
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
Emily Kwiatkowski - Grades 6-12
Chuck Basil - Music Director
Each week all of our weekend Masses, Wednesday 8:45 AM Mass, and special events will be live-streamed. Videos will go LIVE approximately 5 minutes before Mass will begin!
To access our live-stream for Masses and special events and liturgies, please use the following links:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PARISH FACEBOOK LIVE-STREAM (Saturday 4:00 PM, Sunday at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM Masses, special liturgies and events)
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR YOUTUBE LIVE-STREAM (Sunday 8:00 AM Mass)
Please note that if you click the links prior to us "going live" you will have to refresh your web browser to access the live video feed.
If you'd like to follow along with Daily and Sunday Mass readings, please visit the USCCB Mass reading calendar. For the 4th and 5th Sunday's of Lent we will be utilizing the regular Year B readings.
SJVS Virtual Gala & Auction
The 2021 SJV School Gala & Auction will be virtual on Saturday, April 24th. Please visit the Gala website for more info!
Project Outreach Follow-Up
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.