Passing of Msgr. David S. Slubecky
We mourn the sudden death of Msgr. David S. Slubecky on February 12, 2019. Msgr. Slubecky had been the 12th. pastor in the 155 year history of 14 Holy Helpers parish prior to his appointment at the Buffalo Diocese offices as the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Fourteen Holy Helpers always held a special place in his heart. He loved coming here to celebrate mass and seeing his friends again.
The wake for Msgr. Slubecky will be here at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church on Sunday February 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. His funeral will be at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Monday, February 18th at 10:00 a.m.
While we mourn his passing we know that he is at peace in eternal rest with our Lord in heaven. Please keep his family in your prayers as they mourn the sudden loss of a loved family member. Pray that God will quickly bring him safely home to Heaven.
Remembrances of Msgr. Slubecky can be found:
- Pictures. In our 14 Holy Helpers Parish Pictorials (LINK),
- Videos. Gospels and Homilies from Msgr. Slubecky from Masses at St. Joseph Cathedral (LINK)
- Social Media. Posting about his passing from the Diocese of Buffalo Twitter account (LINK)
Wisdom … God’s Vision for Life
Experience the transforming power of taking time to apply God’s wisdom to your own life. You will learn to see with His vision. You will experience the peace of knowing God cares for you, and you will see how God—and only God—can show you a path through any circumstance.
Sessions are planned for 7:00 pm every other Monday. For details and instructions on registering to attend, please click on the following link to our Wisdom page … LINK. There is no cost to attend this program.
Recording of the Parish-Wide Meeting from January 28, 2019
Fr. David Bellittiere held a Parish-Wide meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Church. Everyone was invited to attend. He gave a recap of the significant events that happened in 2018, as well as, his presentation on the status and direction of the parish in 2019. He also gave an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask him questions about the parish.
If you were unable to attend the meeting, but are interested in hearing the presentation and dialogue with attendees, you may listen by clicking on one of the following links.
Save the Dates
Holy Name Pinochle Tournaments ~ Sundays ~ March 3, April 7 and April 28
Wisdom … God’s Vision for Life ~ Monday, Feb. 18 (biweekly for 8 sessions starting Feb. 4)
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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