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 July 23   4:00pm - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Sunday    July 24   8:30am - Rev. James Maher, C.M.

Sunday    July 24 10:30am - Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma

Saturday July 30   4:00pm - Rev. Bill Allegretto, C.M.

Sunday    July 31   8:30am - Rev. Bill Allegretto, C.M.

Sunday    July 31 10:30am - Mass At Kiwanis Park-Lewiston

St. Bernard's

Saturday July 23 4:30pm - Rev. Bill Allegretto, C.M.

Sunday    July 24 9:00am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP

Sunday    July 24 11:15am - Rev. Vincent O'Malley

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

Sunday    July 31 9:00am - Rev. Richard Delzingaro, CRSP

Sunday    July 31 10:30am - Mass At Kiwanis Park-Lewiston

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!

Parish Mass & Picnic

St. Peter & St. Bernard Outdoor Mass & Picnic 

Everyone is invited to celebrate our coming together as one parish on Sunday, July 31 with a 10:30 a.m.

Mass of Thanksgiving at Kiwanis Park.

940 Oxbow Lane, Lewiston, NY 14092

Cross streets intersection of

Oxbow Lane & Garden Lane

Click here for directions from St. Peter's

Click here for directions from St. Bernard's

After Mass, there will be a picnic. Italian sausages, hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks will be provided; please bring a side dish to pass. Also, please bring a lawn chair for your comfort. Some extra tables and chairs will be provided. All are welcome!

Special activities planned for the children include face painting, a bubble station, a piñata, relay races, and many other fun games!

There will be NO 10:30 a.m. Mass at St.Peter’s and NO 11:15 a.m. Mass at St. Bernard’s on July 31.

Please RSVP by July 25 to St. Peter’s Rectory using the slips available in church or by calling 754-4118.

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 Fr. David at St. Peter’s Rectory at 754-4118 or

Golf Outing

St. Peter & St. Bernard Parish Golf Outing 

 Monday, July 25 

Niagara Frontier Country Club

1058 Lake Road, Youngstown

We are gathering some gift basket items for the golf and dinner event. If you would like to donate, here are some options:

 $150 hole sponsor advertising your

business, family name or “in memory of”

 cash of any amount

 gift baskets, or random items that you would like to donate and we will put them in baskets

Please let us know! We hope to have all items by July 7th.

This event is more of a “fun” raiser than a “fund”raiser. Join in the fun! If you are not a golfer, just come for dinner ($60 per person). Checks can be sent through the collection or to the rectory with a note that it is for the golf outing. Checks are payable to St. Peter’s Golf. Please contact Barb Lauzonis (523-2807) if you have any items that you would like her to pick up for donations. Contact Kevin Miller (946-8289) for details related to golf and the dinner. Hope to see you there!

St. Bernard's Altar Rosary

St. Bernard’s Altar & Rosary Annual Picnic

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 4:00 p.m. 

Home of Helen Murray, 360 Brookshire Road, Youngstown 

All members, both St. Bernard’s and St. Peter’s, are invited, as well as any ladies of the parish who may be interested in joining. Bring a chair (and your bathing suit) for a fun evening at our “Taco Bar.” RSVP by August 1 to Helen (745-7032) or Mari (696-2035). The Altar & Rosary Society welcomes new members throughout the year. We meet monthly, September through June, on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in St. Bernard’s Rectory to recite the rosary. A brief meeting follows with refreshments. We encourage the ladies of the parish to join us for this beautiful devotion to the Blessed Mother. The Blessed Virgin Mary promised to St. Dominic, and to all who follow, 

Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul Soup Kitchen Ministry

Our Soup Kitchen ministry has finished for the summer. That completes nine years of the ministry. I want to thank all our parishioners who participated.

We will start again in the Fall. Our first date will be Sunday, September 18. Have a great summer!

- 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 
August 10th, 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. 



It is never too early to invite someone to explore his or her faith. If you are aware of anyone interested in the Catholic faith or who has not completed their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist), invite them to contact 

Sister Ann at or

(716) 754-4118. 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***


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 August 20 & 21. 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?

When we consider our vocation, we may feel called to priesthood or religious life, but not feel strong or qualified enough to pursue our call. God knows all that we lack, and is ready to grant what we need if only we ask. 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

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 

Bishop Malone's Tweet

Consider this...

World Youth Day:

A recent tweet by Bishop Malone from July 22nd, 2016. You can follow Bishop Malone on twitter @BishopRJMalone

Bishop Malone's 'Consider This'

Jazz Mass

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

Saturday, August 27 4:00 p.m. Concert 
 4:30 p.m. Mass

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!

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.


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) 

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. 

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

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

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