St. Peter RC Parish
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Lewiston, NY
Located in the heart of the historic Village of Lewiston, N.Y.
600 Center St., Lewiston, NY
St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, Youngstown, NY
Located in the heart of historic Youngstown, NY
218 Hinman St., Youngstown, NY

Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma- Pastor
Phone (716) 754-4118 - Fax (716) 754-4141

We, the members of St. Peter's & St Bernard's Roman Catholic Churches, are committed to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We pledge our lives to Christ through the intercessions of St. Peter & St. Bernard and covenant with each other to demonstrate His Spirit through worship and ministering to the needs of our parishioners and our communities.

Mass Celebrants

Mass Celebrants - St. Peter RC Parish

At St. Peter's

Saturday August 27 JAZZ MASS   4:30pm - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday    August 28   8:30am - Rev. Joseph Hubbert, C.M.

Sunday    August 28 10:30am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Saturday September 3   4:00pm - Rev. Bill Allegretto, C.M.

Sunday    September 4   8:30am - Rev. James Maher, C.M.

Sunday    September 4 10:30am - Rev. Joseph Hubbert, C.M.

At St. Bernard's

Saturday August 27 4:30pm - Rev. John Graden, OSFS

Sunday    August 28 9:00am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP

Sunday    August 28 11:15am - Rev. John Graden, OSFS

Saturday September 3 4:30pm - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday    September 4 9:00am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday    September 4 11:15am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Daily Mass Schedule:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday:
7:45am   @ St. Peter's

Thursday - Liturgy of the Word with Communion:
7:45am   @ St. Peter's

Friday (during School):                                                                           
9:00am   @ St. Peter's    

Saturday Vigil Mass:   
4:00pm  @ St Peter's  (Confessions @ 3:00pm)

4:30pm  @ St. Bernard's  (Confessions @ 3:30pm)

8:30am & 10:30am  @ St. Peter's

9:00am & 11:15am  @ St. Bernard's

Eucharistic Adoration:
First Friday of every month following the 7:45am Mass 
(9:00am Mass during school) until 10:00pm @ St. Peter's


It's easy! Just click on the link below, fill out the form and place it in the collection basket! Our secretary will complete your registration in our system and issue your envelopes. You can also call the Rectory at (716) 754-4118. It's that simple!     
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All Are Welcome
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Jazz Mass

2nd Annual “Jazz Mass” at 
St. Peter’s

Saturday, August 27 
4:00 p.m. Concert 
 4:30 p.m. Mass
(Note the Change in the Mass time for this week only)

Join us for our second annual “Jazz Mass” at St. Peter’s Church! There will be a pre-Mass concert at 4:00 p.m., followed by a 4:30 p.m. “Jazz Mass” featuring Bobby Militello & St. Joseph University’s Contemporary Ensemble with Director, Mr. Timothy Wells. Last year’s Mass was amazing… This year promises to be even better!



New Beginning…Information Night

Tuesday night, August 30, 2016

7 p.m. in St. Peter’s Rectory

Come and see...It’s free…It’s Inquiry Time.

Interested in becoming Catholic?

Want to complete the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?

Know someone expressing interest?

Now is the hour to invite and to inquire and to ask questions! Weekly sessions are held Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings. For more information, please call the rectory at 754-4118 or talk to RCIA team member Erika Conti at 297-3858.

There are “no strings attached” and no silly questions.

Sister Ann

***Click Here for 2016 Easter Vigil Pictures***


Children's Liturgy

Children's Liturgy Leaders

We are looking for new members for our Children’s Liturgy team. This ministry is a great opportunity to share God’s Word with the littlest ones of our parish! Each week, one leader takes the group to the Parish Hall during Mass and reads/explains the Gospel to them in a way that they can understand. The Children’s Liturgy runs during 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Peter’s and we rotate teachers, so we only ask for a once a month commitment and we are all flexible to switch. We can help with preparations for any newcomers. Contact Libby Broderick (545-2143) for more info. 


Tour of Italy

My longtime friend, Fr. Peter Gower of the Diocese of Providence, RI, has extended an invitation for our parishioners to join his parishioners, along with me, on an All Inclusive tour of Italy (Rome, Assisi & Tuscany) from May 29—June 9, 2017. The summarized itinerary is:

 Depart Sunday evening, May 28 on a direct flight from Toronto to Rome (bus transportation will be provided from Lewiston to the Toronto airport) and arrive in Rome on Monday, May 29. Guided tour of Christian Rome: Basilicas of St. Paul Outside the Wall and St. John Lateran. Transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner in the evening.
 May 30 – Morning Mass at the tomb of St. Peter’s in St. Peter’s Basilica. Followed by a guided tour of the Basilica, the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel. Afternoon guided tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum, Catacombs and dinner in the evening.
 May 31 – Attend Papal Audience in the morning (depending on the Holy Father’s schedule). Afternoon tour of the Roman Castles with wine tasting.
 June 1 – Morning tour of the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Afternoon drive to Assisi with tour of the Basilica of Our Lady of Angels (Portiuncola). Dinner and overnight stay in Assisi.
 June 2 – Morning guided tour of Assisi. Afternoon free… dinner and overnight in Assisi.
 June 3 – Travel by bus to Pienza & Bagno Vignoni on the way for a 6 night stay at the Villa Pitiana in Tuscany.
 June 4-8 – Guided tour of Florence (see Michelangelo’s David, Duomo & Baptistry, and time to shop). Visit Chianti, Siena, Pisa and other beautiful places in the area of Tuscany. Opportunity for a cooking class and wine tasting as well.
 June 9 – Bus transfer to airport and return to USA.

Cost is $4,579 per person. $695 single supplement. Includes round trip airfare from Toronto and 4+ Star Hotel Accommodations (Hotel Michelangelo, Rome—walking distance from St. Peter’s Basilica, Hotel Giotto in the heart of Assisi and the Villa Pitiana in Tuscany). Overnight taxes at all hotels, Porterage service (1 piece per person), English Speaking Guide, 10 dinners at hotels or restaurants, water, wine, beer included, 1 wine tasting and light lunch. If interested, a deposit of $500 is required. Please mail to Eastside Travel Agency Inc., 1143 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861. For questions, call Tony Mello at Eastside Travel: 1-401-724-3111. It is sure to be a wonderful experience. I will be happy to answer any questions as well.
Fr. David

Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul Soup Kitchen Ministry

September 2016 will begin our 10th year of our Parish's Heart & Soul Soup ministry!

Thank You to Mike Roemer and to all who have help make this Ministry such a success!!

Our parish’s Heart & Soul Soup Kitchen Ministry will start again on Sept. 18, 2016. We start preparing food at 10 a.m., serve the meal at Noon, clean up afterwards, and are usually done by 1:30 p.m. If you are interested in just helping to clean up, please come at Noon. For questions, please call Mike Roemer at 472-5886.

- Mike Roemer

As Pope Francis so humbly states:  

"To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus." (5/21/13) 


Our next Baptism class will be held on Wednesday 
September 14th, 2016  

The class begins at 7:00 pm, and is held in St. Peter’s Rectory. Attendance is mandatory for families wishing to baptize their children. Please call the rectory at 754-4118 for any questions you may have and to reserve your place. 


Marriage Preparation

(Pre-Cana) Classes

St. Vincent de Paul Parish is now offering Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana) classes for those who are entering into the sacrament of Marriage. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the class. Please call Dave Augustyniak at (716) 523-3496 with questions and for class dates and times. 

(St. Vincent de Paul Rectory Office: (716) 283-2715 x200) 

School News

St. Peter R.C. School
Please join us for our weekly Mass every Friday at 9:00am while school is in session. 

Call today for a tour 
Be prepared to be impressed!!!
(More info under the school tab at the top of this page)
All Are Welcome!! 

Lighthouse Catholic Media
 (Kiosk located in the Main entrance of our church)

New Lighthouse CD's have arrived!!

Check out your Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk at the entrance of church for incredible new titles! Listen to Matthew Kelly’s “Faith at Work & the Holy Moment” about living your faith at work, or Dr. Tim Gray’s “Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage”! These relevant topics will be sure to inspire you and your loved ones!

 Visit to check out all our titles and contact Sarah Ambrosia at if you’d like to see a particular CD in the kiosk or for more information!

 God Bless You!
Empowering the New Evangelists 


Mail for St. Bernard's or St. Peter's

If you have anything to mail to St. Bernard’s or St. Peter's Church, please send it to the parish office at 

St. Peter’s Rectory: 

620 Center Street 

Lewiston, NY 14092 

Bishop Malone's Tweet

Consider this...#WYD2016 The Journey Continues:

A recent tweet by Bishop Malone from August 19th, 2016. You can follow Bishop Malone on twitter @BishopRJMalone

Bishop Malone's 'Consider This'

Important Message from Most Rev. Bishop Richard J Malone

If you would like to stand up for Life, Click on the link below to contact your State lawmakers urging them to oppose this upcoming bill.

Christ the King Seminary

A Journey of Faith

Faith is the foundation upon which we build a life of service to God and others. Read about the faith journey of our newest diocesan priests and seminary alumni at and share your faith story on the seminary’s Facebook page. By sharing our faith journeys, we give each other strength and help ensure the faith journey of generations to come. 

The annual appeal for Christ the King Seminary will take place at St. Bernard’s Church in two weeks (weekend of Sept. 3/4) and at St. Peter’s Church in three weeks (weekend of Sept. 10/11). 

Please show your support for the mission of Christ the King by praying for those preparing for ministry at our seminary and by giving generously to the annual appeal. Your prayers and your gift to Christ the King help to ensure the future of the Church in our area. For more information about our seminary’s mission or programs, or to give online, go to 

Growing in our Faith

One of the very best ways to grow in your faith and your relationship with Jesus is by the practice of Eucharistic Adoration. 

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

Eucharistic Adoration is when we spend time in prayer with Jesus in the form of the Blessed Sacrament. You can pray in any Catholic Church or Chapel for a short amount of time or a long amount of time. Jesus could be in a Tabernacle or a Monstrance while we are praying. 

What is the Blessed Sacrament?

Once a host has been Consecrated at Mass, we call it the Blessed Sacrament, or the Eucharist, or a Sacred Host, because it is no longer bread but is Jesus’ Body. 

What is a Monstrance?

A Monstrance is a special stand that looks like a golden sunburst which holds the Eucharist up high so everyone can see it. 

What do you do during Adoration?

Talk to Jesus in your heart about how you love Him, what you are sorry for, ways you want to thank Him, and for things you and other people need. Sit quietly and look at Jesus, and listen to Him with your heart. Pray a Rosary or the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, read a passage from the Bible and reflect on it, or write in your prayer journal. 

On the First Friday of each month, St. Peter’s has all day Eucharistic Adoration. 

Altar Servers

Calling New Altar Servers

Fr. David is looking for boys and girls, who have already received their First Holy Communion and who regularly attend Mass each week, to become Altar Servers at either St. Peter's or St. Bernard's. Serving at the Altar and assisting the priest at Mass is a very rewarding and wonderful experience. If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server, please call Fr. David at the rectory (754-4118) 

St. Gianna Outreach Center

St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center 

Are you expecting and need help? We are here to help you before, during, and after childbirth. The center serves life by providing material, emotional, and spiritual support to single mothers and young families in need from pregnancy through the first years of life. Our primary office is at 76 Church Street, Buffalo, open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Satellite Locations: Chautauqua area -103 E. Doughty Street, Dunkirk, open Tuesdays; Niagara area-335 24th Street, Niagara Falls, open Wednesday & Saturdays. 

If you would like more information on the services provided or if you would like a brochure, please call 716-847-2211. 

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure Screenings
St. Peter’s Parish Blood Pressure screenings will be available after all the Masses on September 17 &18 at St. Peter ChurchIf you wish to have your blood pressure checked by our Parish Nurse, immediately following Mass go to the sign near the sacristy door up front on the rectory side of the church. Blood Pressure screenings will take place every third weekend of the month at St. Peter's. 


Is God Calling You to a Vocation?

What are you pursuing more, comfort or God’s plan for you? Pray to know God’s will, especially if you think He’s calling you to a Church vocation. If God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Father Andrew Lauricella at 847-5535. You can also check out the “Priest of the Month” stories on our website at

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