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Weekend Masses
Saturday
4:00 PM - St. Rose

Sunday
7:30 AM - St. Rose of Lima
9:00 AM - St. Mark
10:30 AM - St. Rose of Lima
12:00 PM - St. Mark

Weekday Masses
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
7:00 AM - St. Mark
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
8:00 AM - St. Rose of Lima

Check bulletin for holiday and Holy Day schedules

Welcome to the Parishes of Saint Mark & Saint Rose of Lima

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 Friends, 

As I mentioned last weekend, I would like to take a moment and highlight the upcoming work at St. Mark’s in the next several months. During the month of October, the exterior trim of the rectory will be painted to match the color of the church and the school. After the wedding season, which runs through December 31st, the interior of the church will be painted, as was previously announced. Mr. Brett Swiatek of Swiatek Painting and Restoration wants me to reassure you that the work being done is a restoration, and not a remodel. Brett, his father, and his workers are diligent in their commitment to restoring the original beauty of all of the projects they work on. During the first quarter of the year, we will have to deal with the scaffolding and all that goes with a major project. Our goal is to be finished by Easter. Because of the extensive detail of the work, there will be no weddings held at St. Mark from January 1st until after Easter. These upcoming 3 months are the ideal time to have the work done, with as few temporary interruptions to our schedule as possible.

 Funerals and daily mass scheduling will still tentatively be held at St. Mark during this time. If we need to make temporary adjustments along the way, I urge you to please work with us patiently, as we strive to have all of the work completed on schedule. The R.C.I.A. process is going to be starting once again soon. If you know of anyone who may be interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith, please encourage them and invite them to come to an informational night on Monday, Oct. 3rd at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Mark rectory. This will be an informal meeting. If any parishioners are interested in helping and being a part of the R.C.I.A. team, please call Fr. Joe. 

Good News! As the school building at St. Rose now nears its completion, becoming 21 apartments, I have been reassured by Mr. Karl Frizlen, who bought the school that, beginning in 2017, we may resume using the hall for St. Rose functions. The agreement when we sold the school to him was that we will have our major fun- and fund-raisers there (4-5 a year). We do not, however, have use of it for any other functions, like any practice sessions for our school teams at St. Mark. Our social and fund-raising events team are already looking into planning our next Night in Italy this coming winter or spring. It is very exciting to be able to once again hold these special events in the St. Rose hall. Have a blessed week. Happy Autumn, everyone! Prepare for October! God’s Love and mine, Fr. Joe

 

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Our Mission

The parishes of St. Mark and St. Rose of Lima were linked together in the Fall of 2010, in accordance with the Journey in Faith & Grace. The parishes operate independently. although with a great deal (and increasing instances) of collaboration.

While some day the parish councils may come together to write a joint Mission Statement, it may be difficult to improve on the one that we can find in Matthew:

Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. Mt. 28: 19-20.