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The light is on for you
3 days ago by Office of Communications

As we begin this year, with the approval of the  Presbyteral Council, Bishop Richard J. Malone announces that throughout the season of Advent, over and above the regular confession schedule, all parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo will offer the opportunity for the Sacrament of Penance on Wednesdays.  Generally, this will take place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.  If a particular parish, for pastoral reasons, has scheduled another time on Wednesdays, please note the schedule below. 

(The schedule is updated regularly, so please check back for more locations.)

Vicariate of Northwest-Central Buffalo

St. Joseph Cathedral - 3:30-5:50 p.m.

Vicariate of Southeast Buffalo

St. Bernard, Buffalo - Wednesday, Dec. 9 & 23, 5-7 p.m.

St. Clare, Buffalo - Wednesday 5-7 p.m.

Corpus Christi, Buffalo - Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

St. John Kanty, Buffalo - Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew, Cheektowaga; Monday, Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew, Cheektowaga

St. Martin of Tours, Buffalo - Wednesday after 8:30 a.m. Mass

Our Lady of Charity, Buffalo - Wednesday 5-7 p.m. alternating between St. Ambrose and Holy Family sites

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Buffalo - Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

St. Teresa, Buffalo - Wednesday 5-7 p.m.

St. Andrew, Cheektowaga - Wednesday 5-7 p.m.

St. John Gualbert, Cheektowaga - Wednesday 5-7 p.m.

Our Lady of Czestochowa, Cheektowaga - Wednesday, Dec. 2 & 16, 5-7 p.m.

Vicariate of Allegany

Tri-County Vicariate

St. Mary, Arcade - St. Mary worship site Wednesday 6-7 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. Mass

Vicariate of Southern Cattaraugus

Vicariate of Chautauqua

St. Joseph, Fredonia - Wednesday 5-7 p.m.; Penance Service Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

Multi-Faith Thanksgiving Celebration
Friday, November 20, 2015 by Office of Communications
"Consider this ... The light is on for you"
Friday, November 20, 2015 by Daybreak TV Productions

The light is on for you


BALTIMORE—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a formal statement, “Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography,” at their annual Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 17.

The statement was approved by the full body of bishops, with 230 votes in favor, 4 against and 1 abstaining.

“My brother bishops’ approval of this statement shows our collective concern for the widespread problem of pornography in our culture today,” said Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth (LMFLY), which led the statement’s development. “As the statement says, virtually everyone is affected by pornography in some way. So many people –including within the Church– are in need of Christ’s abundant mercy and healing. My hope is that the statement can serve as a foundation and catalyst for increased pastoral attention to this challenge at the national and local level.”

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