The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone Retires as Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo
Bishop Richard Malone has been granted an early retirement as Bishop of Buffalo by Pope Francis. Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will be the Apostolic Administrator until a new Bishop is appointed. Details and additional information are available at Diocese of Buffalo link.
Family Events during this Holiday Season at 14 Holy Helpers
… Advent Adventure
All families are invited to the Advent Adventure on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 am – 10:30 am in our Parish Hall. There will be activities for all; adults and children alike. This is an opportunity for our families to prepare their hearts for the coming of the Christ child. All parishioners and their children are encouraged to attend!
Immediately following will be “God’s Little Angels”. If you’d like to help make Christmas a little merrier for the elderly or infirmed, we ask you to stay for our God’s Little Angels group and create crafts which will be distributed before the holidays. We work until 12:00 pm. The children, with the help of their parents, will make crafts which will be given to the residents of the Seneca Health Care Facility.
… Lunch with Santa
Calling all Moms and Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas, Aunts and Uncles: bring your little ones to have lunch with Santa. On Sunday, December 15th from 1:30 pm until 3:30 Santa will be visiting our Parish Hall, which is located behind Fourteen Holy Helpers School on 1339 Indian Church Road. There’ll be crafts, games, face painting, raffles, gifts from Santa, and songs, too. Lunch will consist of a piece of pizza, a bag of chips, a cupcake, and unlimited drinks.
Tickets are only $3.00 per person. More details on the flyer at this link … Lunch With Santa Flyer.
Call the Faith Formation office at 674-2180 and let us know that you will be attending or drop the form at the bottom off at the 14 Holy Helpers rectory or in the collection basket at Mass. We will hold your tickets for you at the door.
Hope to see you on the 15th. We need to know by the 10th if you’ll be attending.
Oh, don’t forget to bring your cameras!!!!!!!
Parish Music Survey
We want to understand how we can improve the Music Ministry at our parish. Collecting your feedback as to what is the impact of music on your participation at Masses … what style of music do you prefer … you preference as to having a set style for different Masses … your satisfaction with the current Music Ministry … all are important to us, if they are important to you.
To gather your feedback we have developed a short survey. You can fill out that survey online at the following link … Parish Music Survey link. You can print out a paper copy of the survey … Parish Music Survey paper copy with instructions for submitting it included on the copy. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts on this important topic to our parish. If there are multiple members of your parish household, we welcome hearing from every member of our parish family. Everybody is invited to respond by filling out their own survey.
Tell us the good and the bad. We want to improve.
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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