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Town Hall Meeting

We will be having a Town Hall Meeting as we enter into the Family of Parishes Renewal Process. There will be a presentation on what the Renewal Process entails along with a question and answer session. This meeting is for St. Joseph, St. Mary’s, Epiphany of Our Lord, Immaculate Conception and Holy Spirit parishioners.  The meeting will take place at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish Hall in Langford on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 6:30 pm. All parishioners from our parishes are encouraged to attend. It is important for your voice to be heard.



                                        I AM ASKING FOR YOUR CHEERFUL WIDOW’S MITE

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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