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

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.

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

Mass Celebrants

St. Peter's

Saturday May 28   4:00pm - Rev. John Dang, C.M.

Sunday    May 29   8:30am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday    May 29 10:30am - Rev. Jean Robert Bonenge, C.M.

Saturday June 4   4:00pm - Rev. Jean Robert Bonenge, C.M., C.M.

Sunday    June 5   8:30am - Rev. James Maher, C.M.

Sunday    June 5 10:30am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

St. Bernard's

Saturday May 28 4:00pm - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday    May 29 9:00am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP

Sunday    May 29 11:15am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

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

Sunday    June 5 9:00am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP

Sunday    June 5 11:15am - Rev. John Graden, OSFS

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!

Msgr Moran

Retirement Mass & Reception

In Honor of

Rev. Msgr. J. Thomas Moran

Saturday, May 28, 2016 

4:00 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving 

(Please note change in Mass time - for this week only

St. Bernard R.C. Church 

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Principal Celebrant 

Reception following Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine 

Dear Parishioners of St. Bernard’s,

If you have not responded to the invitation you received to attend Msgr. Moran’s Mass at St. Bernard’s Church and the Reception following at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, please do so as soon as possible.

During the reception we will be presenting Msgr. Moran with a monetary gift for his retirement. If you wish to make a contribution, please send it to Msgr. David LiPuma at either St. Bernard’s Rectory or St. Peter’s Rectory.

There is also a large “Congratulations Card” for everyone to sign in the main vestibule of St. Bernard’s Church. Please take a moment to sign it when you are at Mass over the next couple of weekends.

Finally, if anyone is interested in baking cookies for the reception, please contact Gail Sharpe at 745-3970 or

5K Run

St. Peter's 
Second Annual 
5K Run/1M Walk 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 

 We want to Thank everyone who volunteered to make this years 5K run a huge success!! And we also want to Thank all the runners and walkers who participated in the event.            See you next year!!

Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul Soup Kitchen Ministry

We Need Your Help!!!!

We start preparing food at 10 a.m., serve the meal at Noon, clean up after, and are usually done by 1:30 p.m. If you are interested in just helping to clean up, please come at Noon. The remaining dates for this year are May 22 and June 19. For questions, please call Mike Roemer at 472-5886.

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 
June 8th, 2016  

The class begins at 7:00 pm, and is held in the Religious Education Office at St. Peter’s School. 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. 

Parish Mass & Picnic

St. Peter & St. Bernard Outdoor Mass & Picnic 

Sunday, July 31 – Kiwanis Park 

10:30 a.m. Mass & Picnic to follow 

Everyone is invited to come to this special Mass of
Thanksgiving at which time we will officially celebrate the merging of St. Peter’s & St. Bernard’s as one parish with two worship sites. Please plan to come and worship together the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ and the oneness that we share in the precious gift of the Eucharist. After Mass, there will time to meet and greet one another, as well as to share plenty of food and beverages and activities for the children. More information to follow.

We are looking for volunteers to help from both the communities of St. Bernard’s and St. Peter’s. If you are interested in volunteering to help us with this wonderful event, please contact either Joe Conti 807-6529 or, Rich Helfrich 857-0214 or, or me at St. Peter’s Rectory at 754-4118 or



Sent Forth in the Spirit!

The RCIA groups completed their weekly gatherings this week and are now sent forth to live and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all of St. Peter’s faith community. Please continue to pray for them.

Soon we will begin the RCIA process again. If you are aware of anyone interested in the Catholic faith or who has not completed their Sacraments of

Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist), please invite them to contact Sister Ann at the rectory at 754-4118 or It is never too early to invite someone to explore his/her faith. We are all called to be ambassadors for Christ. There are “no strings attached” and no silly questions.

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

For more information: call Sister Ann at the rectory at 754-4118 or 


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!! 

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure Screenings
St. Peter’s Parish Blood Pressure screenings will be available after all the Masses on May 21 & 22. If 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?

The new commandment of love is required of everyone who follows the risen Lord. How do you fulfill the commandment? 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

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

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 and others are relevant topics that 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 

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.

Bishop Malone's Tweet

Consider this...Catholic Charities:


A recent tweet by Bishop Malone from May 20th, 2016. You can follow Bishop Malone on twitter @BishopRJMalone

Bishop Malone's 'Consider This'

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities

Find the Good Within

Grateful Hearts, Giving to Others

2016 Appeal

Find Good Within. Open hearts follow Jesus’ lead

Get Real. Give Hope. 

At Catholic Charities, we rejoice with you today in the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We also want to thank you for following the example of Appeal Patron St. Nicholas and “finding good within” to be a beacon of hope for those we serve. By giving generously to the 2016 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities, you demonstrate that you are a part of a generous community that is always there for our neighbors in need, just as St. Nicholas was for the poor and sick. Find Good Within. Open hearts follow Jesus’ lead. Thank you for your continued support of the 2016 Appeal!

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. 

Golf Outing

St. Peter & St. Bernard Parish 

Golf Outing 

Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown 

Parishioners and friends are invited to join in our 12th annual Golf Classic. A single golf package includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, and dinner for $150. Dinner-only option also available for $60. Both include prizes, a raffle, and basket auction. Registration & lunch at 11:30 a.m., shotgun tee-off at 12:30 p.m., cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. For questions, contact tournament chair Kevin Miller at 946-8289. Sponsorship opportunities also available. Proceeds will be used for improvements to our school and parish hall. 

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. 

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

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

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