(Two Worship Sites)
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 Parish (St. Peter & St Bernard 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 Worship Site

Saturday October 1   4:00pm - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday   October 2   8:30am - Rev. Jean Robert Bonenge, C.M.

Sunday   October 2 10:30am - Rev. Jean Robert Bonenge, C.M.


Saturday October 8   4:00pm - Rev. Bill Allegretto, C.M.

Sunday   October 9   8:30am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday   October 9 10:30am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma


At St. Bernard's Worship Site

Saturday October 1 4:30pm - Rev. John Dang, C.M.

Sunday   October 2 9:00am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP

Sunday   October 2 11:15am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP


Saturday October 8 4:30pm - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

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

Sunday   October 9 11:15am - Rev. Bill Allegretto, C.M.


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)

Sunday:
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

                                                                                             
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A 
MEMBER 
OF ST. PETER PARISH (ST. PETER & ST. BERNARD R.C. CHURCHES)?

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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School News

Please join us for our weekly Mass every Friday @ 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)
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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) 

Holy Name

Holy Name Society Centennial Celebration

The Holy Name Society will observe the 100th anniversary of its existence at St. Peter Church on Sunday, October 9. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., followed by a catered reception in the newly remodeled church hall. All current and former members and their families, from both parish sites, are invited to attend. Reservations can be made by calling the parish office at 754-4118. 

Over the years, the Holy Name Society has sponsored a variety of activities aimed at strengthening the spiritual and social lives of its members, the parish and the community. In addition to performing spiritual and corporal works of mercy, members have participated in the Stations of the Cross and in spiritual retreats. Many current parishioners can recall the sports breakfasts and split-club dinner dances. The society’s main fundraising event today is the snow-cone sale during Art Festival weekend. Proceeds go to the school to provide financial aid to families in need of assistance. 

The society traces its origin to the 13th century, when the Church was confronted by heresy and blasphemers. Its purpose was to promote love and reverence for the holy name of God and Jesus Christ and to suppress false and vulgar speech. The Holy Name Pledge, which members recite at meetings on the second Sunday of the month, says, in part, “I promise to give good example by the regular practice of my faith. In honor of His divine name, I pledge myself against perjury, blasphemy, profanity and obscene speech.” 

As the society enters the second century of its existence in our parish, efforts are under way to examine current spiritual and social activities, with an eye toward increasing membership. A new slate of officers will be elected in January to complete the reorganization process. Men of the parish interested in joining the society can contact John Beresny (754-4576), John Gadawski (754-8841) or Linus Ormsby (754-7567). 

RCIA

RCIA

New Beginning… Inquiry time is now... Come and see… It’s free…

Do you know someone interested in the Catholic faith? A person wanting to be baptized or to complete the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation?

Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the rectory   (daytime hours possible)

Now is the time to invite them to inquire and to ask questions! No strings attached. For more information, please call the rectory at (716) 754-4118 to talk to Msgr. LiPuma (pastor@stpeterlewiston.org) or Sister Ann (pastoralassociate@stpeterlewiston.org).


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

ALL ARE WELCOME! 

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. 

Baptism

Our next Baptism class will be held on Wednesday 
October 12th, 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. 

Lighthouse

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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 www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org to check out all our titles and contact Sarah Ambrosia at saambrosia@hotmail.com if you’d like to see a particular CD in the kiosk or for more information!

 God Bless You!
Empowering the New Evangelists 

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. 

Blessing of the Pets

Blessing of Pets

Saturday, October 1 11:30 a.m. 

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, you are invited to bring your pets for a special blessing on the front lawn of St. Peter’s Rectory. 

Mail

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 

Altar Servers

Calling New Altar Servers

Fr. David is looking for boys and girls who have received their First Holy Communion and who regularly attend Mass each week, to become Altar Servers.  Serving at the Altar and assisting the priest at Mass is a very rewarding and wonderful experience.  

If you are interested, please call Fr. David at the rectory (754-4118).  A Training Session will be held in the coming weeks. 

Bishop Malone's Tweet

Consider this...Back to School: Grown Ups, too!


A recent tweet by Bishop Malone from September 23rd, 2016. You can follow Bishop Malone on twitter @BishopRJMalone

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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.

Growing in our Faith

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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. 

Pre-Cana

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) 

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure Screenings
St. Peter’s Parish Blood Pressure screenings will be available after all the Masses on October 15 & 16 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. 

Vocations

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 www.buffalovocations.org.

St Peter's - 600 Center St, Lewiston, NY



St Bernard's - 218 Hinman St, Youngstown, NY


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Diocese of Bufalo

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Diocese of Buffalo Catholic Cemeteries

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