Welcome to St. Joseph Church of Gowanda

Mission Cooperative Drive

On Sunday, June 4th and 5th, Father Leon Sirabahenda will be visiting us from the Diocese of Bururi, Burundi, in East Africa. His visit is an opportunity to learn about mission life today,  and reflect on our role in the universal mission of the Church to spread the Gospel. 


St. Joseph Church is sponsoring a “Welcome Back Celebration” for all parishioners! It’s been some time since we have been able to gather our whole faith community together.

Now that we’re beyond the worst of the pandemic and the restrictions are lifted, let us gather to mingle and make merry as a family of God, in a welcome home celebration. So, please mark your calendars.

Please join us, rain or shine, at the Collins Conservation Club, 2636 Conger Rd., Collins, NY 14034 on Saturday, July 9th, beginning at 4:30 pm. We will begin by celebrating Mass together and then enjoying a meal consisting of chicken, roast beef sandwiches, drinks (including beer and wine). Please bring a dish-to-pass if you are able! There will be fun & games for all ages and plenty of seating available; however, you may wish to bring a lawn chair for the bon-fire experience.

Shuttle service from the church will be provided for those who wish not to drive to the club. There will not be a 4:30 pm Mass at St. Joseph Church.

REQUIRED: RSVP to the rectory 716/532-5100 no later than Friday, June 24 with the number attending and what dish you will bring (optional).


Our Diocese is participating in the world-wide Synod that was called for by Pope Francis last year. This is an exciting opportunity for us to have our voices heard about our hopes and dreams and concerns for our Church as we face the future. There are a number of “Listening Sessions” that will allow you to participate in the process that are listed below. Please consider signing up for one of these sessions. Space is limited, but if you are closed out, you will have another chance to participate during the summer or fall. Please go to www.buffalodiocese.org/synod  to sign up!


Diocese of Buffalo participates in Pope Francis call for world-wide Synod

The Co-Leaders of the Synod, Deacon Don Weigel and Carrie Frank are excited to announce Synod sessions to be held during the Month of May.  In addition, we will continue our Synodal journey with sessions in each Parish Family during the Summer and Fall.  Those interested can register for one of the following Diocesan-wide sessions:

Listening session to hear the voices of….



Anyone (Downtown)

Catholic Health, 144 Genesee St.

May 14, 10:30 AM

Anyone (Virtual)


May 16, 7PM


UB Newman Center

May 16, 7PM

Young Adults

St. Benedicts

May 17, 7PM

Anyone (Southtowns)

Immaculate Conception

May 19, 6:30 PM

Anyone (North)

The St. Leo Church Parish Center of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Niagara Falls

May 23rd, 6:30 PM

Young Adults (South)

St John Paul II Parish Community Room

2052 Lakeview Rd, Lake View, NY

May 24th, 7:30-9 PM

Anyone (Downtown)

Catholic Health, 144 Genesee St.

May 24th, 5:30 PM

Anyone (Northtowns)

UB Newman Center

May 31, 7 PM


Registration is requested and capacity is limited at each session to accommodate a synodal experience.

Go to https://www.buffalodiocese.org/synod/ to register and for the latest list of open sessions.


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, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Rectory Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

(716) 532-5100

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St. Joseph 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.

March 2020 - Father Innocent



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