are a Parish belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
We are under the authority of the Most Rev. Richard J Malone,
Bishop of Buffalo, and His Holiness, Pope Francis I. Our purpose
is to preach and hear the Word of God as it is contained in the
Holy Scriptures and Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. The
Catholic Faith and its practice is handed on to our children by
Religious Instruction (Catechesis) and formation in the ways of
the Faith. We prepare our members to receive God’s Divine
Life through the Holy Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, the
Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Matrimony.
We are to lead to God those seeking Him and help those who do
not know or Love Him to find Him (Evangelization). We gladly use
the power and authority Christ has given to the Catholic Church
to make people holy by the Administration of Baptism, Confirmation,
the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Matrimony.
We also work toward helping those in need. The deepening of bonds
of friendship and fellowship are built through parish groups and
social events that strengthen and promote our friendship and union
Pastor: Rev. Richard Poblocki
Pastoral Associate: Sr. M. Anthonille,
Trustees: Lawrence Zamojski & Diane
Parish Finance Team:
Larry Zamojski, Diane Marek
Richard “Chip” Andrzejewski, Larry Bracikowski,
Pat Widzinski, Chris Lieber
Grounds Committee: Pat Restall, Sue Senker,
Gary & Joan Walters
Pro-Life Coordinators: Marty & Kathy
Parish Ministries Coordinator: Sue Senker
Women of Grace: Mary Jude Pachan
St. Josaphat Music Ministry:
Steven Quebral, Director of Music
Lorenzo Quebral, Organist
to Contact Us:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
NO OFFICE HOURS Saturday, Sunday, Holy
Days and Legal Holidays. Sick calls anytime.
Sick Calls: Call
before the person becomes incapable of confessing or taking
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.
Daily Mass: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m.
Our parish Church is open for prayer at these times throughout
Day of Obligation Masses:
Vigil of Holy Day: 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Holy Day: 8:30 a.m, 4:30 p.m and 6:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8:10-8:25 a.m.
Baptism is celebrated for your convenience on almost every
Sunday of the year at 12:30 p.m! Church Law requires that
children be baptized in the first few weeks after being born.
Generally, parents should be parishioners for at least 6 months
and must be going to Mass weekly and on all Holy Days of Obligation.
New parents meet with the Pastor for proper instruction. Simply
call the Rectory to get everything arranged!
|ARRANGING YOUR MARRIAGE:
God wills that Marriage is a love that endures until
death. This takes His help and the Wisdom of the Church. To
be married at St. Josaphat Church, at least one member of
the couple must be registered with the Parish for at least
one year; and the couple must be going to Mass every Sunday
and all required Holy days. So that your love remains
strong, true, and forever, we get you ready by meetings with
the Pastor, Marriage Preparation Instructions, and (since
the use of any form of “birth control/contraception”
is a mortal sin), Natural Family Planning Classes are required.
|NEW ARRIVALS &
We are always happy to welcome new people to our Parish. Please
register at the rectory as soon as possible. If you are moving
out of the parish, please notify the rectory.
|WOULD YOU LIKE TO
BECOME CATHOLIC? DO YOU NEED TO "CATCH UP" ON YOUR
We consider it a privilege to prepare people of any age for
Baptism, entering into the Catholic Church or just helping
you "catch up” on the Sacraments you may still
need to receive! All you have to do is contact the Rectory.
The Pastor himself will oversee your preparation and assist
you in any way possible.
|LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:
Like you,we think being a sponsor for Baptism and Confirmation
is a huge honor! With the Letter, we verify for another priest
and parish that you fulfill all these requirements to be a
sponsor for Baptism and Confirmation: (1) you must be 16 years
of age or older; (2) you must be baptized Catholic, confirmed,
and made your First Holy Communion; (3) married persons must
be married in a Catholic ceremony, or one sanctioned by the
Church; (4) you must be living a life in line with the Catholic
Faith e.g., “living with” someone outside of marriage,
being divorced and then re-married outside the Church, “leaving”
the Catholic Faith, missing Mass, getting excommunicated,
would all be examples of things disqualifying someone from
receiving a Letter of Recommendation. The Church is “firm”
on these requirements.
Any problems can be taken directly to Fr. Rick for a fair