Welcome to St. John Kanty Parish Community


Wednesday, April 16: Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m.

Come to St. John Kanty for Tenebrae: an ancient and moving liturgy that leads us into the overwhelming feeling of reverence for the story of Christ dying on the cross for the  redemption of our sins. Come prepare yourself to join with Christ in his journey from Gethsemane to Calvary and onto our salvation with his Resurrection. St. John Kanty is one of the few churches offering the opportunity to experience this ancient tradition. All are welcome to join us for this solemn beginning of our Holy Week journey. This presentation will consist of hymns under the direction of Mr. Lawrence Maguda, Music Director, and readings by St. John Kanty’s Ministers of the Word.

Holy Thursday: Solemn Mass of Holy Thursday and Procession to the Altar of Repose: 7 p.m. (Church open until 11 p.m. for visitation); St. Adalbert site open 6-11 p.m. visitation only).

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross: 12 noon 

Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday: The Word, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion: 3 p.m.

 Holy Saturday: Blessing of Easter Food: 1 and 3 p.m.

Solemn Mass of the Easter Vigil: 8 p.m.    

Easter Sunday: Resurrection Procession and Solemn Mass at 10:30 a.m. with St. John Kanty Choir

Mass at St. Adalbert site: 12 noon.

Fight all false opinions, but let your weapons be patience, sweetness and love – St. John of Kanty

Sacramental Minister (temporary): Rev. Fabian Maryanski

Administrator (temporary; part-time): Deacon David Velasquez

101 Swinburne Street (parking lot on Broadway and Brownell)

Buffalo, NY 14212

Hear the bells of St. John Kanty Church:

Mass Schedule:

Saturday 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:30 a.m. (Choir Mass)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8:30 a.m. in First Floor Chapel of the Convent at 8:30 a.m. The Rosary is recited after daily Mass; the Divine Mercy Chaplet is recited every Friday.

Holy Days and Holidays: As announced.

Confessions will be heard on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.

Rectory Hours: Monday 9-12 noon, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00-6:30 p.m., Friday 9-12 noon.

Phone: 716-893-0412

Fax: 716-893-9864

Parish Membership: We welcome all visitors and ask that if you like what you see and hear to please contact the parish office to register. A parishioner is defined as someone who has completed a registration/census form, regularly attends Mass, and regularly supports the parish financially through the use of envelopes. It is necessary to be a registered and active parishioner in order to request the sacraments of Baptism, First Penance, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and Marriage or to receive a letter of recommendation to serve as a Godparent or Confirmation Sponsor. We ask that anyone who is confirmed to please register ‘on your own’ rather than remain under your parents’ registration. The fact that you have been baptized, confirmed or married at SJK does not mean you are automatically registered as a parishioner. If you are moving away, we ask you to please contact the parish office so we can update our records.

Baptism: Call the parish office for an appointment and interview.

Marriage: Please consult with the Pastor at least 6 to 12 months before setting a wedding date.