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.

Daily Mass Schedule:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday:
7:45am   @ St. Peter's
 
Thursday - Liturgy of the Word with Comm
union:
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
 
Ash Wednesday- March 1, 2017
7:00am, 9:15am & 7:00pm @ St. Peter's
12:00 noon @ St. Bernard's
  
Stations of the Cross: Fridays during Lent
7:00pm @ St. Peter's (Confessions @ 5:45pm-6:45pm)
 
Holy Day Vigil:
7:00pm @ St. Peter's
5:30pm @ St. Bernard's
Holy Day:
7:45am, Noon & 5:30pm @ St. Peter's
9:00am @ 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

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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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All Are Welcome
 

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Finite Time. Infinite Good. Multiply God’s goodness. What we do with the 24 hours in a day can effect countless hours and days ahead. Our volunteers at Catholic Charities know this to be true. Through our programs, volunteers have the opportunity to nurture children by being Foster Grandparents, serve the community through our multiple food banks, lend a friendly ear through Friendly Phones and Telephone Assurance programs and much more. Help continue to move hands and hearts through Catholic Charities by giving to the 2017 Appeal. Call 218-1400 or visit ccwny.org/donation today. (Please make sure to identify yourself as a parishioner of St. Peter & St. Bernard.) Finite time. Infinite good. 

Guest Speakers

Catholic Charities
Guest Speakers
This weekend at St. Bernard’s Church, we welcome Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities. Sister Mary will be speaking at all the Masses on the 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal.

On the weekend of March 4-5, at St. Peter’s Church, we welcome Kathleen Hall, Niagara County Director of Catholic Charities. Kathleen will be speaking at all the Masses on the 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal.

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 next Heart & Soul Soup Kitchen Ministry will be on Sunday March 19th, 2017.  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.  

Additional 2017 dates are April 23, May 21, and June 18.

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) 

RCIA

A New Moment for our 2016/17 RCIA Participants

Every Sunday at the 10:30 Mass, the Celebrant calls forth the candidates for the Easter Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) and sends them with a Catechist to reflect more deeply on the readings and homily and to share on their meaning in their lives. This “dismissal” reflects their special place in the prayers and life of the entire parish community. This is a visible reminder to all of us of our Baptismal call to be vibrant followers of Jesus Christ and involved members of the Church. Let us pray especially for Brian, Caty, Christa, Philip, Joseph, Kimberly, Courtney and Darcie. May God give them and all of us the grace of ongoing conversion during this time of special preparation.

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).

ALL ARE WELCOME! 

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 

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. 

Vocations

Is God Calling You to a Vocation?

As disciples, we are to be the salt of the earth and light of the world. It is for this purpose that we have been given our individual talents to share. How is God calling you to share your talents? If God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Fr. Andrew Lauricella at 847-5535. You can also check out the “Priest of the Month” stories on our website at www.buffalovocations.org.

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. 

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Lenten Journey

Western Niagara Vicariate 
Lenten Journey
 
Masses will be celebrated every Wednesday evening during lent starting on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. 
The theme for this year is “The Seven Last Words of Christ.”

Bishop Malone's 'Consider This' -The diocese sold St. Gerard Church, which will be turned into a mosque. I talk about it in today’s #ConsiderThis - A recent tweet by Bishop Malone. You can follow Bishop Malone on twitter @BishopRJMalone https://twitter.com/BishopRJMalone

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. 

Harmonia

Harmonia Chamber Singers Present Into Light: 
A Concert by Candlelight
Saturday, March 11 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Church
The Harmonia Chamber Singers present their annual Into Light concert, featuring music from the Medieval period through the present. Stunning candlelight and lighting effects enhance the music of light and life, suffering and hope, time and space, Lent and Easter. Harmonia is also excited to present the world premiere of Leonardo Schiavo’s Lullaby. And, with generous support from the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College, Harmonia will perform gorgeous works of Polish composers. $15 donation at the door. www.harmoniacs.org.

Growing in our Faith

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. 

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure Screenings
St. Peter’s Parish Blood Pressure screenings will be available after all the Masses on March 18-19 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. 

5K Run

Save the Date: Third Annual 5K Run /
1M Walk at St. Peter’s
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Save the date! On Saturday morning, May 20th, we will be holding our Third Annual 5K Run / 1M Walk. The
Run/Walk course covers our local area and will be even more fun-filled than last year! The 5K Run begins at 10am and the 1 Mile Run/Walk begins at 9:45 am This is a great way for our parish community to join together in fellowship. Please spread the word to your family and friends. More details to follow. We had an amazing team last year. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Maureen Ingham (754-4470) or Bernie Franjoine (622-2642). We hope to see you all there.

Golf Outing

Annual Golf Outing
Niagara Frontier Country Club
1058 Lake Road, Youngstown
Monday, July 24
Save the date for our annual parish golf outing!
11:00 a.m.—Noon registration, 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:30 p.m.
shotgun. A dinner-only option will also be available. Please
watch the bulletin in the near future for more information.

Baptism

Our next Baptism class will be held on Wednesday 
March 8th, 2017  

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. 

Pre-Cana


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)

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



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


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