5/18/20 Our rectory is experiencing intermittent phone issues. We are working on this issue, but please note that if you are able to get through and leave a voice mail, we may not receive it. Thank you for your patience!

For parishioners who are not receiving Father Innocent's email or texts with his Masses and Sermons, please contact the rectory and give your email and cell phone number and you will be added to this distribution list. Thank you!

St. Joseph’s Church Faith & Fun Bunch is holding their annual Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 23rd from 11:30 a.m. until sold out. Cost is $12 per dinner. Come drive thru and never leave your car. Buy a ticket at Station #1, drive to Station #2 and pick up chicken, water and of course cookies!

Drive through prayer petition

The Gowanda Ministerial Association has organized a “Drive Through Prayer Petition” for the Gowanda Community on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Gowanda Free Methodist Church (FMC of Pastor Simon) at 2:00 p.m.  I sincerely encourage my St. Joseph’s parishioners to please join the community prayer.  In deed; we need to thank God for guarding and keeping the community safe from corona virus.  You do not need to step out of your car.  You just have to drive through and drop in your written prayer points or petition.  Thank you and I will see you there, and then.  Father Innocent


March 30, 2020

Effective Monday, March 30th, the church will be locked until further notice. We would like our parishioners to stay home and stay safe. Our rectory is also closed, however, if you should need assistance, please leave a message on the rectory voice mail or email [email protected].  We continue to pray for each and every one of you!

Thank you for visiting our website! Please see our Facebook page for up-to-date information on our events and appenings with our church.  All are welcome!

Mass Times St Joseph Gowanda.

Regular Mass Times:

Saturday Vigil - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday - 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Weekday Masses
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Communion Service
Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Watch our Masses online

Rectory Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

(716) 532-5100

St Mary's Parish


St. Joseph's Church has a very long history with many stories. Part of its history is as a welcoming community for joining parishes of St. Paul of the Cross (1864), Dayton; St. Elizabeth (1939), Cherry Creek; St. John Fisher (1940), Dayton; St. Joan of Arc (1950), Perrysburg; and St. Joseph’s Church, (1898) Gowanda.

Together we continue to move forward and bring the Gospel message to our larger overall community. I hope that you might join us in continuing to bring the message of Jesus Christ to others, as we continue on our pilgrim journey each day.

April 30, 2016  -- Father Joe's 30th Year of Ordination Celebration

Father Joe

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