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Palm Sunday Weekend after each Mass, April 1st and 2nd in the St. Joseph Church Hall. Our Masses are Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 8 am and 9:30 am. Stop down to purchase your beautiful Easter flowers & homemade baked goods!

*********There will be a Basket Raffle too!!**********

To donate your baskets and favorite baked goods, contact the rectory at 532-5100 or drop off during rectory hours. Refreshments will be served after Sunday Masses. There will be no pre-sale on Easter Flowers. Volunteers are welcomed. This was truly a great success last year. Thank you for your support!!

Stations of the Cross: throughout Lent, Friday’s at St. Joseph Church beginning at 5:30 pm (February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)


Penance Service – Thursday, March 30, 2023:

7:00 pm Penance Service at St. Joseph Church


St. Joseph Easter Sale – April 1 + 2, 2023

Palm Sunday Weekend, after all Masses. (Mass times: Saturday 4:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 am and 9:30 am)

Easter Flowers, baked goods and Basket Raffle!


Holy Week


Holy Thursday – April 6, 2023

4:00 to 5:00 pm Confessions at St. Joseph Church

5:00 pm Soup Supper at St. Joseph Church

7:00 pm Mass at St. Joseph Church


Good Friday – April 7, 2023

12:00 pm Outdoor Stations of the Cross – gather at St. Joseph Church parking lot

3:00 pm Stations of the Cross at St. Mary's (Cattaraugus)

5:00 pm Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Church (note time)

5:30 pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion at St. Joseph Church


Holy Saturday – April 8, 2023

3:00 pm Blessing of the Food at St. Joseph Church

8:00 pm Easter Vigil at St. Joseph Church


Easter Sunday – April 9, 2023

8 am & 9:30 am Mass at St. Joseph Church

11:15 am Mass at St. Mary's (Cattaraugus)




Beloved Parishioners,

Please, permit me to remind you of my letter to you last year, September 28th, in which I asked for your support towards our Air-conditioning Project.

I do not think I could ever thank enough, those who have generously contributed to this project.

Those who are yet to respond, I sincerely need your assistance to provide a more welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all who come to worship in this Holy and Awesome Space.

Remember; our family of parishes will be activated by May 1st, this year; and by November 1, this year, we shall be inaugurated as a family of 5 parishes.

Consequently; our number of Masses at weekend, will be slashed; and with fewer Masses, there will be more people in the church; and we would need to be comfortable.

From my heart, I ask that you prayerfully consider making a donation toward this project.

You may send in your contribution in the Collection basket (marked AC project), in the mail, dropped in the Rectory mail slot, or dropped off at the Rectory office hours of 9 am to 2 pm, from Monday to Friday.

Beloved; please remember that I am not asking you for something for myself. I am asking you to help me put in place, a tool that will greatly enhance the quality and quantity of our worship and service to God and His people, long after I am gone from Saint Joe’s.

This is a project I am convinced, you will be proud of. So please; be a part of it, and give whatever you can afford. $1 adds to the sum.

May the Good Lord continue to bless and keep you! Amen!

Father Innocent

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

St Mary's Parish


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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