As announced by the Diocese of Buffalo: It is for the reason of preventing the spread of the coronavirus that Masses and other gatherings across the Diocese have been cancelled. While priests are to celebrate Mass daily, those Masses MUST be celebrated WITHOUT a congregation. Parish churches should be open for the faithful to pray – again following social distancing instructions Saint John Kanty will be open on Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for parishioners to come and pray. Stations of the Cross, the Rosary and other devotions should not be communal (no Stations of the Cross Fridays. A variety of Stations of the Cross can be found on youtube.com; here is a link to just one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCbcywU_vpA).
In addition to our weekend sales in Kanty’s Kitchen pierogi (but not placek) will be sold from the Parish office Monday through Friday for pickup between 9-11 a.m. Please call 893-0412 to place your order before you come. Placek will be available on a week to week basis.
A prayer composed and offered by Pope Francis to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection during the Covid-19 pandemic. The English-language translation of the Pope’s prayer is below:
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
STAY SAFE, SJK FAMILY AND FRIENDS!