Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). Previously but now seldom called Decoration Day Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who had died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States,while Labor Day, the first Monday of September, marks the unofficial start of autumn.
Two other days celebrate those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces; and Armed Forces Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday (earlier in May) for honoring those currently serving in the armed forces.
The above memorial to living and deceased members of Kanty’s family who served in any of the wars, is located in the church vestibule, to the left of the door when exiting to Broadway. This was part of a fundraising project to refurbish our flagpole, which took place in 2013. Here is a link to a few others photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SaintJohnKanty/photos/?tab=album&album_id=393689900694277 This weekend our flag is at half staff to honor our deceased war heroes…
Bulletin-5-24-20 Please read this week’s bulletin by clicking on the link…
In case you missed it: here is a link to a statement issued 5/22/2020 by the Diocese of Buffalo as Guidance for Parishes in Preparation for Limited Re-opening of Churches: http://www.saintjohnkanty.com/coming-events/diocese-of-buffalo-issues-guidance-for-parishes-in-preparation-for-limited-re-opening-of-churches/
For a deceased loved one, a family member, or a friend who has died as well as on the anniversary of the death of the deceased; to invoke the Lord’s special graces and blessings for a friend or loved one; to petition the Lord for the good health of someone who is ill or to pray for successful surgery and speedy recovery; to ask the Lord’s blessings for a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary; in thanksgiving for graces received by an individual.
In this practice of devotion and piety, individuals provide an offering for a particular Mass intention. In the Diocese of Buffalo, $15 is the recommended offering per Mass intention.
To request a Mass Intention, you may contact us in one of these ways:
1. Complete the form on this website: http://www.saintjohnkanty.com/mass-intentions/
2. Call 716-893-0412 Monday-Friday 9am-noon (or leave a message)