“If you would like to offer a one-time or recurring gift to help sustain our ministries, go to the “donate” tab on our website (https://www.saintjohnkanty.com/donate/). With a reasonable level of regular support we can keep our parish active and strengthen it for the future.”

I invite you to follow our Greater East Buffalo Family website: https://www.eastbuffalocatholic.org/



In response to the recommended closure announcement: With the approval of Fr. Cole the Trustees and Parish Council are working together to submit a counter proposal to the Diocese to appeal its recommendation and keep Saint John Kanty/Saint Adalbert active and strong. We feel that our dramatic economic turnaround this fiscal year with a sound plan for the next, coupled with our upward-trending vitality, high visibility location, parishioner engagement and historic/architectural value merit reconsideration.

  • We are working to get our church locally landmarked with the Buffalo Niagara Preservation Board. The application is in progress and will be easier because we are already on the National and State Historic Registers.  Although local landmarking does not prevent closure, it would mean that our church building could never be demolished, which is a deterrent to sale.
  • What Can YOU Do? ATTEND MASS! DONATE! We are operating in “business as usual” mode. Our Saturday Mass returns on August 3 at 5:30 p.m.  Please join us for Saturday Mass or for our existing Sunday Mass at 10:15 a.m. As with all of us: utility and maintenance costs have increased. We need $1,200 in our weekly collection to balance our budget…that’s an average of 60 people giving $20 a week. If you currently give less and are able to do so, please consider an increase. If you give more, thank you and please continue your support. If you aren’t giving: please consider starting and give what you can. Our bills don’t stop when you don’t come to Mass, so please consider making up for missed weeks, or sign up on our website (https://www.saintjohnkanty.com/donate/) to make a recurring donation. We are running very professionally and responsibly with our expenses – your money will not be wasted!


  • GRAND OPENING of The Apartments at the Lyceum takes place this Friday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Community Services for Every1 followed by light refreshments. For the safety of residents advance registration is required for tours. Please visit our Family of Parishes Website: https://www.eastbuffalocatholic.org/events-news, scan the QR code below with your smartphone, or call or email Barb at St. John Kanty (716) 893-0412 /stjohnkantybflo@gmail.com) to reserve your spot!
  • EAST SIDE GARDEN WALK on July 20-21, 10-4 p.m.: Admire the gardens at our Greater East Buffalo Family of Parishes! Corpus Christi, St. Adalbert, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Stanislaus, also the Mother Teresa Home, are all participating this year. Be sure to chat with the gardeners who have designed and tended these gardens in preparation for the Walk!!
  • HOT DOG ROAST on Sunday July 21 after 10:15 Mass: Get a hot dog, chips and a drink for just $1.00! All are welcome, and bring a friend! Although not officially on the East Side Garden Walk, we welcome you to have a look at SJK’s gardens between the church and the rectory as you enjoy your meal. Serving 11-2!
  • PLACEK SALE on Sunday July 28 from Noon-9 or until sold out at the Cheektowaga Polish American Arts Festival at Cheektowaga Town Park – homemade placek from the Kanty Kitchen crew! Come early – quantities limited.
  • SATURDAY VIGIL MASS RETURNS ON AUGUST 3 AT 5:30 P.M.! Our celebrant for our first Saturday Mass will be Fr Bob Stolinski. (Please also note that the Saturday Vigil Mass will be celebrated at Saint Adalbert’s on August 10 at 5:30 p.m. before returning to SJK on the following Saturdays). Mass Intentions can be made by phoning the rectory mornings between 8:30-10:30 (716/893-0412). Please attend the Vigil Masses…WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND PRESENCE IN THE PEWS!
  • POLKA MASS August 18 at 10:15 a.m. FOLLOWED BY BBQ BURGERS/CHIPS/PICKLE/BEVERAGE/DESSERT for $10.00! Music by Special Delivery – all are welcome…BRING A FRIEND! 
  • A special Thank You to all who supported our Lighting Project – the contract has been signed and work will begin soon!

 Ways to support Saint John Kanty/Saint Adalbert Parish Community:

Please support us by attending Mass when you can, even if it is only once a month!

  • Light a Vigil candle for $5 each. Candles will be blessed during Mass the second Sunday of the month. You may state your prayer intention for each candle (optional; see form below).
  • 50-50 Raffle – drawing will take place at the Polka Mass/BBQ Hamburger Event on August 18: Purchase one ticket for $5 or three for $10. Tickets will also be on sale at the event. Winners from our last raffle received $337, $203 and $135!!! Please support this raffle if you can (see form below)…and good luck!
I would like to light ____ vigil candle for $5 each. Please state your prayer intention for each candle (optional).

Optional prayer intention:


I am purchasing _____ 50/50 tickets: One ticket $5; three tickets $10. Winners to be drawn on August 18 at the Polka Mass.

Important information to stay in touch:

Receive news about SJK by going to our website https://www.saintjohnkanty.com/ (go to the lower left hand corner) and enter your email address.

You can also follow our Facebook page (StJohnKanty) by clicking on the ‘Follow Page’ link.

Follow our Greater East Buffalo Family website: https://www.eastbuffalocatholic.org/

We want to hear from YOU!

_____ I am homebound and would like a copy of the bulletin mailed to me.

_____ I would like to speak to Fr. Cole personally or over the phone.

_____ I am interested in having my marriage blessed.

_____ I am interested in the following activities (circle any that apply): Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan, Usher, church decorating, helping at special events, light gardening & grounds cleanup, making pierogi and/or placek


Name: _______________________________________


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