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Chrism mass

This year's "Chrism Mass" will be on Tuesday, March 27th at 7 pm in St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo, NY.  Bishop Malone blesses the three oils used during the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders.  Bishop Malone says, "as we bless these oils, we will all recognize again the wondrous love of Jesus, who has chosen us as his friends and disciples, and anointed us for mission." Please call the Rectory at 532-5100 as soon as possible if interested in attending so transportation can be arranged.










Mass Times St Joseph Gowanda.

Easter 2018 Schedule

Thursday, March 29—Holy Thursday

 4:00 pm—5:00 pm  Confessions

 5:30 pm  Simple Soup and Bread Supper--Church Hall

7:00 pm  Mass

Friday, March 30--Good Friday

10:00 am  Easter Egg Coloring at Gowanda Nursing and Rehab

12:00 pm  Outdoor Stations of the Cross

3:00 pm  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

5:30 pm  Stations of the Cross

Saturday, March 31--Holy Saturday

3:00 pm  Blessing of the Food

8:00 pm  Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 1

  8:00 am  Easter Mass

9:30 am  Easter Mass

11:15 am  Easter Mass—St. Mary’s



Regular Mass Times:

Saturday Vigil - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday - 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Weekday Masses
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Communion Service
Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Rectory Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

(716) 532-5100

St Mary's Parish


Rev. Joseph D. Porpiglia, 2008



St. Joseph's 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.


April 30, 2016  -- Father Joe's 30th Year of Ordination Celebration

Father Joe

May 1, 2016 -- First Communion

First communion