Easter will be here before we know it. Are you ready?
A card with a list of Lenten Activities and Easter services has already been mailed to parishioners. If you did not receive one or need an electronic version, you can get it at the following link … Easter 2018 at 14 Holy Helpers.
For Holy Week and Easter Sunday services, refer to the link … Easter 2018 at 14 Holy Helpers … or the Parish Calendar at 14 Holy Helpers Parish Calendar. Some activities highlights for the time remaining this Lent:
- Sacrament of Reconciliation. During Lent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available every Wednesday night from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Church. Additionally, the Sacrament will be available at our normal Saturday time from 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM in the Church. If you can not attend a scheduled session, please contact Fr. David at the Rectory to arrange for an individual appointment. Also, the annual Lenten Vicariate Penance service will be at St. Philip the Apostle on Losson Rd. Sessions will be held on Thursday, March 22 starting at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Many priests will be available.
- Stations of the Cross. During this Lenten Season, the Stations of the Cross service will be held every Friday night at 7:00 PM in the Church. A different group or ministry will lead the stations each week.
- Lenten Journey. Join us each week in Lent at selected area churches listed below for Lenten Worship, Guest Preaching and Fellowship. All services are held Wednesdays beginning at 7:00 PM and are followed by a reception. One more session left on 3/21 at Trinity Lutheran Church 146 Reserve Rd.West Seneca, preacher will be Rev. Dennis Krueger
- Easter Bunny Luncheon and Egg Hunt. We invite all families of the parish to come have fun with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 24. We’ll have lunch, a visit from the Bunny, games, an egg hunt, prizes, raffles and more.Tickets are $3.00 person or $10.00 for a family of four or more.Call Religious Education for tickets at 674-2180 by March 16th. Dress for the weather!
- Ladies Sodality Easter Placek and Bake Sale. Delicious homemade baked goods and butter lambs will be on sale in the Parish Hall after all Masses on March 24 and 25.
- Pilgrimage to Seven Churches. On Holy Thursday, March 29th, a Bus will leave 14 Holy Helpers at 8:15 pm & return at approximately 11:15 pm. To cover the cost of the bus there is a charge of $5 per person. Call 674-2180 to register by Mon. 3/19
Fr. David Bellittiere has received his reappointment from the Diocese to a second 6 year term as the pastor of 14 Holy Helpers Parish. Fr. David joined our parish community as the 14th. pastor of 14 Holy Helpers in November 2010. This second term is scheduled into February 2024. For additional information on Fr. David please refer to the following link in this website … LINK to Fr. David information.
Please give thanks to the Lord and our Diocese for providing us with such a devout priest as our spiritual leader. Congratulate Fr. David for the recognition of his efforts on behalf of our parish and the confidence extended in him by the Bishop!
BINGO at 14 Holy Helpers on Thursday nights has been a tradition for many people in the West Seneca/Cheektowaga/Buffalo area. To enhance your enjoyment of BINGO nights at 14 Holy Helpers we’ve added new games and brought in televisions and new calling equipment. We have start play at 7:00 PM to help you get home earlier. Come enjoy a BBQ hamburger and win some cash!
Masses Available Over the Internet
Well over 500 people have taken advantage of the recording of selected weekend Masses that are available to you over the internet. Audio recordings are available for download for listening on your computer or for podcast access to an MP3 player. 10 Masses are available for access with additional recordings being added regularly. If you use an RSS reader, that subscription service is also available. There is no charge for access to our Mass recordings. Interested? Go to 14 Holy Helpers Audio Recordings for more details.
Are you an iPod user? Download our Masses to your iPod from Apple iTunes for FREE! A link is available on our Audio Page.
On-line giving to 14 Holy Helpers is processed through a new program managed by Vanco Payment Solutions. Vanco is a large on-line payment processor for faith based organizations and is used by a number of parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo. As a PCI Level 1 compliant service provider they are dedicated to protecting the security and privacy of our donors.
Making your payments on-line is easy. You can access our on-line system by clicking the blue Offering button found in the right hand column of our Home Page (see button below). You have the option to set up a donor profile to save your information for multiple donations … or make a one time donation without setting up a profile. Donations can be made via credit card or ACH withdrawal from a checking or savings account.
The system is available now. Call the Parish Business Manager, Rick Donovan, at the Rectory (716) 674-2374 with any questions.
We have started to collect the history of our parish life through photographs. If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us please contact our Webteam. Our current collection can be seen at the following link … 14 HH Pictorial.
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