Announcements for the Weekend of September 18th – 19th
Flu Shots: Once again St. Leo’s will have Flu-Shots available after masses on the weekend October 16th-17th , in the Monica Room. Please bring your insurance cards with you.
RCIA: If anyone is new to the Church, returning after being away or wishes to prepare for Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation, please contact the parish office about RCIA. We would be happy to accompany you on your journey to the sacraments.
Pancake Breakfasts: Beginning on October 3th we will begin monthly pancake breakfasts from 8:00 – 11:00 in the Parish Center. For $12 breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fruit, pastries and refreshments. Children under 4 are free, under 10 years $5. A carving station will be also available for an additional charge. Check the bulletin and website for details.
Msgr. Zapfel’s 40th Ordination Celebration: On Saturday, September 25th at the 4:00 p.m. Mass the parish communities of St. Leo the Great and St. Benedict’s will gather together to celebrate Msgr. Robert Zapfel’s Fortieth anniversary of priestly ordination. A reception will follow the mass in the Parish Center. Please contact the rectory if you plan on attending the reception.
Updated Covid-19 Guidelines for In-Person Mass Attendance (6/15/21)
The Diocese of Buffalo has updated the guidelines for in Mass attendance in light of the guidelines introduced by the State of New York. The following changes will take place at our parishes effective immediately. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Let us continue to pray for one another and those seriously affected by the pandemic.
- Vaccinations: Participation at in person Masses should not be contingent on vaccination status, nor should individuals be questioned
- Church Capacity: Color pew restrictions will no longer be utilized. Individuals from different households should maintain reasonable separation.
- Masks: Masks are now optional, but can be worn at the discretion of the individual. Eucharistic Ministers will continue to wear masks for the distribution of Holy Communion.
- Holy Water Fonts and Shared Materials: Holy water fonts will remain empty; no hymnals and shared material in the pews.
- Singing at Mass: Congregational singing should still be discouraged, but those who choose to sing should wear a mask to limit the possibility of exposure to others. Choir rehearsals during the summer may take place, with hopes of returning in the fall.
Also, as of June 5th, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation has been reinstated in our diocese. As always, those who are ill, infirm, or at greater risk are encouraged to remain at home and join via livestream.
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Daily Prayer Intentions
Sunday: For members of the military, police, firefighters, and EMT’s, that they will be kept safe from harm and be given perseverance and strength from God as they serve our community.
Monday: For the people of Afghanistan, that the Lord will protect them, give them hope, and provide for their needs.
Tuesday: For Catechists, that they inspire those in their care to become faithful witnesses to the Word of God.
Wednesday: For catechumens as they begin their life’s journey of faith. May we walk with them as a faith community as they search for a deeper personal relationship with God.
Thursday: For those seriously affected by Hurricane Ida, most specifically the people of Louisiana, that we as a nation will assist them during this devastating time and we will assist them by our care for them and by our prayers.
Friday: For all those who are suffering under the heaviness of the crosses of life that the Lord will come to their aid and lift their burdens with his gentle and loving care.
Saturday: For the intercession of Our Lady Undoer of Knots to guide us as we embark on the Road to Renewal in our diocese.
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