(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 December 3   4:00pm - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday   December 4   8:30am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday   December 4 10:30am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma


Saturday December 10   4:00pm - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday   December 11   8:30am - Rev. John Graden, OSFS

Sunday   DEcember 11 10:30am - Rev. Vincent O'Malley, C.M.


At St. Bernard's Worship Site

Saturday December 3 4:30pm - Rev. John Dang, C.M.

Sunday   December 4 9:00am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP

Sunday   December 4 11:15am - Rev. Joseph Hubbert, C.M.


Saturday December 10 4:30pm - Rev. John Graden, OSFS

Sunday   December 11 9:00am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP

Sunday   December 11 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)

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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All Are Welcome
 

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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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Lewiston Choraleers

Lewiston Choraleers
Holiday Concert Series
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off its popular holiday concert series on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston, as part of the annual Historic Lewiston Christmas Walk sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.

The family-friendly program, entitled "A Christmas Message," will feature an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary, ethnic, and international holiday music.  The 50-member community chorus will be directed by Donald D. Shrimpton with accompaniment by pianist Jane Bristol and percussionist Pat Kuciewski. 
 
All performances are open to the public, with a general admission fee of $5 (children 12 and under admitted free).

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 January 22, 2017 (We will not be serving during the month of December).  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) 

Coffee

Parish Coffee Social

Sunday, January 8, 2017 

8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses

Hosted by: St. Peter’s Parish Council Evangelization Committee

Please join us for an opportunity to gather together after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It will be held in the school cafeteria at the St. Peter worship site after the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses.

RCIA

RCIA

A New Moment for our 2016/17 RCIA Participants

As a Christian community, we all want our new Candidates to know that we will support them through prayer and through our example of Christian living. We welcome with joy and gratitude:

Caty Calabro, Doug Kindzia, Kimberly Papaj, Brian Riordan, and Courtney Rossi who have entered into the Catechumenate, which is the second period of their faith formation. All are welcomed!

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! 

Socks for Seniors

"Socks for Seniors" 

We will be collecting new pairs of socks at St. Bernard’s Church as part of the “Socks For Seniors” holiday drive. The socks collected will be given to local seniors in area nursing homes. 

You are invited to donate new socks, in adult sizes, for men or women. They can be any type or style from traditional socks to colorful, funny, or fuzzy socks, but we are especially looking for warm socks to be used during cold weather. They do not need to be wrapped. 

A collection box is located at St. Bernard’s Church. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 23. Thank you for your generosity! 

Altar Rosary Society

St. Peter’s Altar Rosary Christmas Party
Thursday, December 15 5:30 p.m. (RSVP by Dec. 9)
Niagara Falls Country Club, 
505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston

All current/former Altar Rosary members of St. Peter/St. Bernard, and spouses, friends, and members of other parish groups, are welcome at our annual Christmas Party. Champagne punch cocktail at 5:30 p.m.; buffet dinner at 6:15 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 9 to Anne Sawicki at 283-3338 (days) or 754-4413 (evenings) or Toni Pacella at 284-0126. $29.50/person. Mail checks (payable to “Altar Rosary Guild,” St. Peter’s Parish) to Anne Sawicki at 4658 Vrooman Drive, Lewiston.

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 

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. 


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Angel Tree

Christmas Angel Tree
In keeping with the spirit of Christmas and this Holiday Season, we are again requesting your support for the Christmas Angel Tree Project sponsored by Mount St. Mary’s Hospital. Each angel contains the sex and age of a child that is served by MSMH Neighborhood Health Center, Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry, and referrals received for assistance. This year a Christmas tree with angels will be at both churches – St. Peter and St. Bernard.
The angel specifies a requested gift, as well as the clothing size for that child. After choosing the angel, we ask that you return the gift (place under the Christmas tree in each church) in a box or gift bag, unwrapped, with the angel attached to the gift, no later than Sunday, December 11. Gifts may be returned to either worship site. If you do not want to choose an angel, warm hats, gloves, scarves and socks are always appreciated.
Parents of the children will be able to come “shopping” for their children at the Niagara Falls Conference Center on Saturday, December 17, in time for the holidays. We are looking for volunteers to help at the Conference Center on Friday, December 16 to sort the gifts and Saturday, December 17 to help with the “shopping.”
More information regarding the sorting of the gifts at both
churches will be available in the bulletin closer to the final return date. If you have any questions regarding the information on the “angel” and/or would like to volunteer on either day, please feel free to contact Barbara Malinowski at 754-4068 (home).

Bishop Malone's Tweet

Consider this...Entering Advent:

A recent tweet by Bishop Malone from November 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. 

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure Screenings
St. Peter’s Parish Blood Pressure screenings will be available after all the Masses on December 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. 

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. 

Baptism

Our next Baptism class will be held on Wednesday 
December 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. 

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. 

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)

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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