Sunday Mass at 10:15 a.m.

Weekdays at 8:30 a.m. : Tuesday, Thursday 

The Rosary is recited after weekday Mass

On the first Friday of the month: Mass is offered at 8:30 followed by the Rosary and Adoration

of the Blessed Sacrament 

Holy Days and Holidays as announced

Click on the link to go to the weekly bulletin posted on the Greater East Buffalo Family of Parishes:

And be sure to read the message from Fr Cole: What is the diocesan rightsizing process? in this week’s bulletin!



Mass Intentions

Please consider having a Mass said for your loved one! Remember those who have passed away, for special occasions (birthdays/anniversaries), and for those who are ill. 

There are many Mass dates still available in 2024. Intentions may be for the living, deceased (noted by a Cross in the bullein), or a special intention. The suggested donation is $15 for a Mass. 

Contact the rectory (716/893-0412) weekday mornings between 8:30-10:30 to schedule your intentions…or go to this link:


THANK YOU for your continued support to our parish…we truly appreciate it! 

If you would like to offer a one-time or recurring gift to help sustain our ministries, go to the “donate” tab on this website or scan the QR code below with your smartphone. With a reasonable level of regular support, we can keep our parish active and strengthen it for the future. ”  – Fr  Cole Webster

We are now offering lighting of votive candles with your prayer intention by mail and online. For a $5 donation a votive candle will be lighted and your prayer intention stated at Mass, with a blessing on the second Sunday of each month. The candle would remain lit for three days. You are encouraged to attend Mass on second Sunday!

Our gardens are looking good! With thanks to the Garden Angels: Angelina, Irene, Julie, Lala and Judy, who get together Wednesdays from 9ish to 11:30 a.m.  throughout the summer to give some TLC to our gardens and grounds! Meet in the church parking lot; bring your own garden tools and water. Together we can make a difference! 

With thanks to the parishioners who donated for flowers! Our gardeners very much appreciate your confidence and support and the flowers are looking very happy with the recent rain!!

June 23: Rosary Society Meeting following 10:15 Mass at St John Kanty. Ladies from all churches in the Greater East Buffalo Family are invited to come for Mass and stay for light refreshments and enjoy our guest speaker! This is our last meeting until September…bring a friend…and pray the rosary with us!



Sunday, June 30 following Mass: Sunday Social (formerly Coffee & More) in the vestibule!

Plan on joining us, and bring family/friends too!




GRAND OPENING of the Apartments at the Lyceum takes place on July 12 at 10:00 a.m.  with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Community Services for Every1. For the safety of residents advance registration is required for tours. Please call or email Barb at St. John Kanty (716) 893-0412 / to reserve your spot!






July 14 following Mass: Hot Dogs & More for a Buck…all are welcome, bring a friend!!!




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, are all participating in this year’s East Side Garden Walk! Be sure to talk with the gardeners who have designed and tended these gardens in preparation for the Walk!!

Although not officially on the East Side Garden Walk, you are welcome to have a look at our gardens between the church and the rectory… 


Polka Mass on Sunday, August 18!

Music by Special Delivery!!

Join us for lunch following Mass…all are welcome!!!




Have you heard about the return of Saturday Evening Mass to SJK?

From Fr Cole and published recently in our weekly bulletin:

When I arrived as Pastor of the Greater East Buffalo Family of Parishes, I promised that I will do all I can to collaborate with parishioners so that our parishes not only survive but thrive. As many of you know, St. John Kanty and St. Adalbert is the only parish in our family with two worship sites. These two cathedral size buildings are currently being sustained with one Sunday Mass and 4 Masses per year at St. Adalbert. As we continue through my first fiscal year (Sept-Aug), the $863.00 average weekly collection to sustain these two worship sites is becoming a concern. I have come to learn that, despite the outcry from the parishioners, previous pastoral leadership had eliminated their Saturday Vigil Mass resuling in a $30,000 annual loss. After consultation with the Pastoral Council, the Office of Renewal, Bishop Fisher, and the Liturgy Pillar, the parish will be reinstating a Saturday Vigil on August 3 at 5:30 p.m. This is a one-year trial to see if the addition of the vigil mass will help the financial trend of the parish. At this time, the rest of the parishes within the family are in relatively good financial health with their fundraising efforts supporting their budgets. While the Road to Renewal is about coming together to lean on each others strengths, the individuality of each parish, their history, ministries particular to them, and financial condition must be respected. By selling their Lyceum building, and now with their convent building on the market, the community of St. John Kanty and St. Adalbert have been working tirelessly to right size their campus facilities and cut expenses. Welcoming back this Saturday Mass will hopefully help with their budget shortfalls and bring those that left back to experience our dynamic family!

Bishop Michael Fisher will be our first celebrant for Saturday Mass on August 3 at 5:30…please attend if you can!

Should you wish to reserve a Mass intention: just phone the parish office (716-893-0412 weekdays between 8:30-10:30).

Pick up a copy of the AmPol Eagle in our vestibule for $1.00!




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