Our Parish Mission Statement

St. Bonaventure Parish is a rural Christian community called to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.  We fulfill our mission by our worship, our witness and our service to the people of the parish as well as to those in the wider community.  Our task is to affirm the individual gifts of people of all ages in order to minister the Gospel in solidarity with people of good will.                   

 From Fr. James Vacco

In accordance with the direction given by Bishop Scharfenberger, the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, in conforming to the directives of the CDC & Governor Cuomo - ALL PUBLIC ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - and for us as Catholics that means there will be NO Weekend Masses & NO daily worship gatherings.

Below is a link on YouTube to a prayer service led by Fr. James that you can virtually participate in as a household during this COVID-19 pandemic time.  It will be refreshed weekly for Sunday prayer.  You can also view this service and other messages from Fr. James on Facebook site under the name:  St Bonaventure Parish

Home Service for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 28-29, 2020:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt7ya0NtBO0

On Palm Sunday weekend (April 4-5) Palms will be available at the side door entrance to the church from 8:a.m. to 2:p.m. on both Saturday & Sunday. 


St. Bonaventure Church


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Renovations 2019

  • Large lift used to paint ceiling, walls and install new fans
  • painters painting side walls
  • Electricians working on wiring for fans
  • erecting the new pews
  • installing the new sanctuary floor
  • new pews and chairs on new floor
  • interior of the church.
  • finished altar area
  • Notice railing in the background. It is the old iron altar rail
  • Renovated sacristy with two bathrooms
  • Nave of the church
  • Tabernacle
  • Priest Sacristy
  • During the renovation this was found behind wallpaper. It has been ...
  • Carved by Otto Georg Hitzberger for the chapel of Christ the ...
  • Carved by Otto Georg Hitzberger for the chapel of Christ the ...
  • Baptism Font
  • St. John's Church in Vandaila was merged with St. Bonaventure back ...
  • Fr. James became pastor in June 2011

Mass Times

Saturday: 4PM
Sunday: 8AM & 11AM
Tuesday-Thursday: 8AM Liturgy of the Hours with communion
Holy Days: Consult the bulletin

Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Holidays: Closed

BRIDGE Thrift Store Hours

Tues-Wed- Fri - 9am - 3pm                 Thurs.- 9am - 6pm                                          2nd & 4th Sat. 9am to Noon                            *See BRIDGE page for Food Pantry and Outreach hours