St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church

PASTOR
Rev. Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel, S.T.D

SENIOR  PAROCHIAL VICAR
Rev. Joseph C. Gatto, S.T.D.

Weekend Mass Times

9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Sundays

4:00 PM Saturday Vigil

Joint Parish “St. Joseph” Retreat: Living with Jesus during Lent

Live Stream

Weekend Masses: 4 PM Saturdays and 9 AM & 11 AM Sundays

Chapel Live Stream

Adoration and private devotion

Mass Archives

Mass is updated weekly and posted to our archived playlist for viewing on our website through YouTube.

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Upcoming Events

 

Ash Wednesday

Ashes will be distributed during the Masses at 8 AM, 11:30 AM, and 6:30 PM at St. Leo the Great. Ashes will be distributed during the Mass at 7 AM, […]

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday of Lent in church at 7:00 PM, February 19th - April 2nd.

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday of Lent in church at 7:00 PM, February 19th - April 2nd.

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday of Lent in church at 7:00 PM, February 19th - April 2nd.

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed each Friday of Lent in church at 7:00 PM, February 19th - April 2nd.

Daily Prayer Intentions

 

Sunday: For Bishop Michael Fisher, that his ministry as our bishop will help to bring about healing and a renew commitment to the proclamation of the Gospel.  

Monday: For those who are struggling emotionally, physically and spiritually because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, that their anxiety and pain be transformed into hope.

Tuesday: For all those working in charitable organizations, that their perseverance and hard work may be blessed as they continue to serve our communities during this time of unprecedented challenges.

Wednesday: For a return of peace and civility within our nation and for our leaders as they address the many challenges we face together as one nation under God.

Thursday: For all the unemployed and underemployed, that each us will strive to support them and assist them as we work together to affirm their dignity as children of God.

Friday: For all those striving to follow the example of Christ, who laid down His life in love for us, that we will work together as one to build up the Body of Christ – as a light to the nations.

Saturday: That through the intercession of St. Joseph our diocesan patron, we will be granted the strength to faithfully work to celebrate and share the joy of the gospel. 
 

 

Important COVID-19 Update: Nov. 27, 2020

Public Mass celebration at St. Leo the Great:

Given the recent Supreme Court ruling and the determination by Bishop Scharfenberger masses will be celebrated for the public at St. Leo the Great.

Late on November 25, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion in the case of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York vs.  Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York. The 5 to 4 decision pertains to the state’s ability to restrict capacity in houses of worship.  

In keeping with the Diocese’s priority to mitigate risk of infection and protect those most vulnerable, parishes must continue to: 

• Follow all CDC guidelines and advice of medical professionals, including continuing to observe six foot physical distance; 

• Continue to require the use of face masks at all liturgies and follow other well established diocesan policies for the celebration of Masses; 

Individual parish capacity will be determined by the size of the worship space and continued social distance requirements. The dispensation regarding the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and other Days of Holy Obligation is still effect. Those wishing to attend liturgy in person are obligated to maintain six feet social distance from others while in attendance. 

The Diocese’s guidelines for parishes can be found at:  

https://www.buffalodiocese.org/coronavirus 

Apostolic Administrator Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger welcomes this ruling. “We have an obligation to do everything we can to protect one another from the threat that the coronavirus poses. At the same time, we welcome this decision that upholds the First Amendment’s ‘free exercise’ clause. Food and drink for the soul are as essential as food and drink for the stomach.”  


 

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated at St. Leo the Great each Saturday at 3 PM. Social distancing will be followed.
  • Funerals, memorial Masses, and weddings will continue to be celebrated in person, following safety protocols. They will also in available on livestreamed.
  • The Religious Education program and youth group will continue virtually during this time (no in-person sessions). Families will be notified with further updates.
  • Further details will be provided regarding our other parish events, since they will be affected by these guidelines.
  • The parish office will remain open to serve the needs of parishioners and guests. Masks and social distancing will be required.

It is our hope that these measures will enable us to return sooner to a vibrant in-person community life. Know that you are in our prayers.

Welcome Back – Procedures for Mass

Parish Announcements

Announcements for the Weekend of January 23rd and 24th
 
A Year of St. Joseph: Pope Francis has declared this year as a year dedicated to St. Joseph – Patron and Guardian of the Universal Church. Our parish is planning several prayer opportunities during the coming year.  Let us begin to direct our prayers for the intercession of St. Joseph to bring us safely through these challenging times – just as he guide and protected the Holy Family.

Baby Items: The Respect Life Committee will be collecting diapers, wipes, baby blankets and infant clothing in the back of the Church from January 16th – 31st. This drive is to make up for being unable to collect items during the month of October. Any help would be great appreciated.

Best Fish Fry in the Universe will be back!  While it may seem early Lent is just around the corner. Beginning on Friday February 19th from 4:00 – 7:00 and running throughout all of Lent we will have our famous fish fry. This year we will have a special “Season Ticket” – 7 dinners for $77.00, a savings of $14.00 for the season. People will be in the back of church selling tickets and credit cards are accepted. Thank you in advance for your support.

 

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