Welcome to St. John Kanty Parish Community (updated 12/9/14)


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Mass Schedule:

December 24

3:30 p.m.: Koledy and Concert with Vocalist Brittany Mrucek and Guitarist Steve Kroczynski at St. Adalbert Church

4 p.m. Family Mass at St. Adalbert Church (celebrant: Fr Paul Sabo; homilist: Deacon Velasquez)

Midnight Mass at SJK, with traditional Polish Koledy at 11:45 p.m. (celebrant Fr Jud Weiksnar, OFM); procession to Manger

December 25

10:30 Mass (celebrant Monsignor Matthew Kopacz)

Saturday 4:00 p.m. (Confessions heard at 3:30 p.m.)

Sunday 10:30 a.m. – Choir Mass (Confessions heard at 10:00 a.m.)

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.

(click on any photo below to enlarge – WE are St. John Kanty!)

101 Swinburne Street (parking lot on Broadway and Brownell)

Buffalo, NY 14212

Cemetery and St. John Kanty Mausoleum:

St. Adalbert Cemetery, 6200 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086
(716) 681-3090

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Priest Moderator: Rev. James Cunningham

Administrator (temporary part-time): Deacon David Velasquez

***St. John Kanty Parish Community is grateful to those retired Diocesan priests and still working members of the Jesuit and Franciscan orders for providing continuity to both daily and weekend Masses since we have been without a Pastor (October 2013). We remain hopeful that the Diocese of Buffalo will soon appoint a Pastor to SJK. We are a growing and vibrant community!***

 Rectory Hours:  

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:30-6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30-11:30 a.m.

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/Deacon at least 6 to 12 months before setting a wedding date.