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
As the brief month of February comes to an end, we look forward to our Lenten journey, which begins on this Wednesday, March 1st. There are four masses offered that day. Ashes are distributed after the gospel/homily. For those who need an evening mass, we offer a 5:30 mass this year at St. Mark, with an invitation to join our Holy Name Society , who will be offering their first of five Lenten Fish Fries.
Once again, we will be offering confessions during the season of Lent as part of our Diocesan “Leave the Light on for You Program”. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, March 8—5-6 p.m.—St. Mark
Wednesday, March 15—5-6 p.m.-St. Rose
Wednesday, March 22-5-7 p.m.—St. Mark
Wednesday, March 29—5-7 p.m.—St. Rose
Wednesday, April 5– 5-6 p.m.-St. Mark
Wednesday, April 12—5-6 p.m.-St. Rose
Hopefully these dates will be convenient for those who may wish to receive the sacrament, but can’t get there either during the day, or on Saturdays. Wishing you all a blessed and holy Lenten Season. As we begin, I invite you to remember the words of our beloved Natalie Lewis, who now is adding to the beauty of heaven: “Kindness can change the world”. God’s Love and mine, Fr. Joe
News & Upcoming Events
St. Rose of Lima Annual St. Joseph’s Table
Saturday, March 11 5:30 pm
St. Mark’s gymnasium $10 suggested donation Featuring the cooking of Rosalie Morreale Tickets are available now on a first come first serve basis and will be available at the both rectories, at St. Rose masses or by calling 465-8030
SAVE THE DATE This year the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and party takes place on March 19th. Further details to follow. Mark your calendar and plan on representing St. Mark by marching in the parade, and/or joining in the post-parade celebration.