Led by our Shepherd & Pastor Fr. Joseph Rogliano, the parishes of St. Mark and St. Rose of Lima serve the spiritual needs of Roman Catholics from North Buffalo and beyond. Linked since the Fall of 2010, the parishes operate independently, however over time, they are gelling into a North Buffalo Community of Faith. If you are seeking a place to find spiritual fulfillment, we encourage you to visit one of our parishes for a weekend mass. We believe you will find a vibrant community where all are welcome and where you will find yourself quickly at home.
Message from our Pastor
Dear Parishioners, Well, it seems that our winter respite is over. As we journey toward February, we continue our winter season with a little more daylight every day. Thank you, Lord! So many things happen on our parish campuses every week. Activities at St. Mark school are constant, be it with the sports program, or any number of fund raising activities in which we are all encouraged to participate.
The glorious church restoration continues. This week, we will already be 1 month into the project. I know that seating has to be adjusted almost on a weekly basis, and I know how awkward it can feel. I do thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. Every week we are that much closer to completion, although we do still have a ways to go. At St. Rose, the roofing overhaul continues. For the time being, a dumpster has been placed in the parking lot, on the Parker side. I know it is not a very attractive sight, but that was the most convenient location we had available for the roofing company. Thank you for your understanding during this necessary time of repair.
For those who do not embrace winter on the ski slopes, or other snowy activities, I offer you, (and all of us!) this page from Romans. In the 12th chapter, Paul reminds us of the importance of remaining hopeful and loving:
Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality. Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. The word of the Lord.
I wish you all a wonderful week. Let’s see what “Punxsutawney Phil” sees next week on February 2nd!! God bless you all….. In His love, Fr. Joe