As part of the diocesan-wide Year of Prayer and Healing initiative, the parishes of the Southeast Vicariate of Buffalo will host a number of Holy Hours beginning the month of May, highlighted with a Vicariate Mass of Reparation and Healing at St. Stanislaus Church on May 30, the Ascension of the Lord.
The Year of Prayer and Healing was initiated by diocesan leaders as a way to help renew, revive and restore the faith in Western New York after a number of past sexual abuse cases were made public. The initiative will be celebrated by every vicariate in the diocese over the course of a year, with each area determining their own events in their given month.
The evening at St. Stanislaus will begin at 6 p.m. with confessions, rosary and May devotions, followed by a 7 p.m. Mass.
In addition to the vicariate Mass, there will be several parishes offering Holy Hours and services for reparation and healing within the area.
May 2, 7 p.m. Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St., Buffalo
May 3, 6:30 p.m. St. Stanislaus Church, 389 Peckham St., Buffalo
May 3, 9 a.m. Mass, Eucharistic adoration until 3 p.m., St. Teresa Church, 1974 Seneca St., Buffalo
May 3, 8:30 a.m. St. Andrew Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan
May 3, 8:30 a.m. St. Casimir Church, 160 Cable St., Buffalo (Mass at 8:30, exposition to 1:30 p.m.)
May 7, 7 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 115 O'Connell St., Buffalo
May 14, 6:30 p.m. St. Bernard Church, 1990 Clinton St., Buffalo
May 21, 6 p.m. Our Lady of Charity Church, 260 Okell St., Buffalo
May 24, 6:30 p.m. Our Lady of Czestochowa, 2158 Clinton St., Cheektowaga
June 28, 7 p.m. St. Martin and St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1140 Abbott Road, Buffalo
July 12, 7 p.m. St. John Gualbert, 83 Gualbert Ave., Cheektowaga