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.
Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday - 4:p.m.
Sunday - 8:a.m.
Sunday - 11:a.m.
January 10, 2021:
Announcements below deal with 'The Bridge", "Bonafest Meeting", Day of Prayer for our Nation, a message from the Diocese concerning the filing for bankruptcy and the filing of the Child Protection Act.
Announcement from 'The Bridge'
Please note that no material donations should be dropped off when The Bridge Thrift Store is closed. Please wait until when The Bridge re-opend to bring any donations.
Also, because of the COVID-19 pandemic we are no longer soliciting, collecting or delivering any furniture at this time. We do this has a precaution to exposing any donors, volunteers or recepients to the virus. It will be announced when this part of the outreach ministry will resume. But as long as this pandemic continues this part of The Bridge outreach is suspended.
There will be a planning meeting for the Spring Steak Bake & Summer Bonafest on Sunday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to call Fr. James or Kim Ayers by Friday, Jan. 15 with their preference of having hte meeting in person in the Memorial Hall or by Zoom.
Day of Prayer for our Nation
Given the events of January 6 with the storming of the Capital building in Washington and with upcoming inauguration January 18 is designated as a Day of Prayer at St. Bonaventure Parish. The church will be open from 9:a.m. until 5:30 p.m. for private prayer and adoration. At 5:30 p.m. a service will be held to conclude this Day of Prayer for our nation. Please consider taking some time on Monday, January 18 to come to the church for private prayer that the unrest in our nation will find peaceful resolutions and that we have a deeper awareness of the blessings we have and the values we need to remind ourselves to uphold.
Weekly Reflection on YouTube & Facebook:
Posted on the parish Facebook and YouTube sites is a weekly reflection by Fr. James based on the Sunday Scripture readings. This is available to view usually after 2:p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Facebook address: www.facebook.com - when on the site type in St Bonaventure Parish. On YouTube: www.youtube.com - when on this site type Bonaventure Parish Allegany, NY or see below for a link.
Diocese filing for Bankruptcy and the Child Victims Act:
The following is being published in accordance with the Orders of the Bankruptcy Court, and directed by the diocese:
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York
in re The Diocese of Buffalo, NY
Case No. 20-10322
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT, on February 28, 2020, The Diocese of Buffalo, ("Diocese") filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code ("The Bankruptcy Code.")
The Bankruptcy Court has established August 14, 2021 t 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the "Bar Date").
If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connnected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.
Please visit https://case.stretto.com/dioceseofbuffalo or call (855) 292-7696 or more information on how to file your proof of claim.
IF YOU DO NOT TIMELY FILE A PROOF OF CLAIM, YOU MAY FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON ANY PLAN OF REORGANIZATION AND TO SHARE IN ANY DISTRIUBTIONS TO CREDITORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DIOCESE'S CHAPTER 11 CASE
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For those who would like to view a Sunday Mass:
Live Mass at 10:a.m. on Sundays and past taped Masses from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame University"
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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. You can also view this service and other messages from Fr. James on Facebook site under the name: St Bonaventure Parish
Scripture Proclamation & Reflection for The Feast of the Baptismof the Lord is available on YouTube :